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Faculty members interested in Blackboard, the online courseware system, are invited to attend a meeting with Information Technology Services (ITS) on Tuesday November 11th from 12:10-1 pm in Friends 309 . At this meeting representatives of ITS will discuss a proposal designed to help with content distribution for faculty members teaching multiple sections of the same course.

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Vivian Bruce Conger, associate professor of history, presented her working paper, "'There is graite odds between a mans being at home and a broad': Deborah Franklin and the Eighteenth-Century Home," at the Upstate Early American History Workshop, Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Clinical associate professor and speech-language pathology clinic director Christine Cecconi and colleague Mary Emm, clinic director at the State University College at Cortland, presented the keynote address,"Generation X Meets Generation Y: Generational Differences in the Workplace," at the annual fall conference of Happiness House in Canandaigua, New York, on October 10.

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Steve Seidman Interviewed on NPR

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 10/30/2008 

For the second time in three months, Steve Seidman, associate professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR).

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The 2008 Family Weekend will be held October 31 through November 2. A full listing of events for the weekend is available online:

Family Weekend 2008

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Hunting Season Advisory

Contributed by William Ferguson on 10/30/2008 

The Office of Public Safety reminds community members that the fall hunting season is underway.

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For the third straight year, the Princeton Review has included the Ithaca College School of Business in its Best 296 Business Schools nationwide guide. The education services company features the school's master of business administration degree programs in the 2009 edition of its guide, published earlier this month.

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Free the Slaves Meeting

Contributed by Molly Schimpff on 10/30/2008 

Become an abolishonist!

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A faculty member and three administrators have been honored by the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS) for their efforts to promote social justice. The awards were announced at the organizationís annual conference, held in early October in Rochester.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will offer a showing of In Good Conscience, the story of an unlikely rebel -- an American nun -- who finds herself at the center of a human-rights storm. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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Shubha Mudgal will conduct a workshop and perform a concert of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music on Tuesday, November 4, at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca College. The renowned vocalist will perform with accompaniment by Aneesh Pradhan on tabla and Sudhir Nayak on harmonium.

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Please note that there is a change in the hours at the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center (OREC).

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, dean, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography, and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, was invited to deliver the closing lecture at the Earth Art to Eco Art Symposium at Cornell University.

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Tamar Mackay '10 and Karolena Greenidge '10 finished first and second place, respectively, at Suffolk University's Fall Classic Forensics Tournament.

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Madness in Buenos Aires

Contributed by Terrie Miller on 10/30/2008 

Author Jonathan Ablard, assistant professor of history, will read from his new book, Madness in Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983, on Saturday, November 1, at 3:00 p.m. at Bookery II. A book signing will follow the event.

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Holiday Time in NYC

Contributed by Kasey J. Spada on 10/30/2008 

Although seats are selling fast, we still have some available on our annual holiday bus trip to New York City. Don't miss out!

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Assistant professor of music theory Peter Silberman presented a paper, "Harbison's Use of Music of the Past in Three Selected Compositions," at the 29th New Music Festival, sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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With less than a week to go before the election, spend a few minutes to find out where to go to vote, review your election ballot, and research the candidate(s) you'll be voting for -- on both the national and the local level. Keep reading for easy to access web resources.

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Election Week Events

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 10/30/2008 

Don't miss these exciting events, including a "parade to the polls" on election day, led by President Tom Rochon and the Fifes and Drums of Ithaca; voter vans to help you get to the Circles to vote; and an election results viewing party!

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Come celebrate the Grand Opening of East Shore Skate Park on November 8, 2008!

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