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Michael Twomey, English, delivered two invited lectures in Germany during the week of November 12th through 18th.

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David Turkon (anthropology) presented a paper, "Some Aspects of the Political Ecology of HIV/AIDS in Lesotho: Problems with Defining Community in Health Interventions," at the 105th annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

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Are interested in a great leadership opportunity for your senior year? Do you hold a leadership position on campus now?

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If you will be studying abroad in the spring on an affiliated, non-affiliated, or exchange program, and you have not yet met with Rachel Cullenen in the Office of International Programs, please be sure to schedule an appointment with her ASAP to go over required paperwork. If this paperwork is not done, you may not be able to get credit for your study abroad program.

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Lighting the Towers

Contributed by Lisa Belokur on 11/28/2006 

Calling all staff, faculty, alumni, and families! Facilities Services is gearing up for the 32nd annual "Lighting the Towers" to ring in 2007.

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Guest trombonist Eileen Meyer Russell will present a free recital at 8:15 p.m. on Monday, December 4 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Music of Jorgensen, Halsey Stevens, Hoshina, David Fetter, and Nino Rota will be performed with pianist Diane Birr. The Hoshina work will include a visual element, photographs of Corpus Christi Bay taken over the course of a year by the performer.

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A series of scenes from Mozart’s operas will be featured on an upcoming free performance by the Ithaca College School of Music Opera Workshop on Thursday, November 30 at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Musical director Mark Kaczmarczyk has designed a program entitled “Mozart and Constanze: Love Letters” interspersing readings of Mozart’s letters with scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” and “The Magic Flute.” Brian Lilley and Atakan Sari will be the pianists.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2006, noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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On Thursday, November 30, the Yardvarks will perform at the Handwerker Gallery. The Yardvarks, a quirky folky semi-acoustic quartet featuring Tom Farrell, Eric Ott, John Simon, and Ken Zesserson, specialize in heartfelt rock and roll with three-part vocal arrangements of tunes by the likes of Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell and their predecessors such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. We must warn you that one Neal Diamond tune has somehow snuck into their repertoire as well. The Yardvarks will perform from 7:00-9:00 pm, with invitations to stump the band with requests from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s during the second half of the show. Audience members will also be welcome to come up and sing with the band.

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Are you energetic, enthusiastic and looking for employment? Do you want to see your name on the bulletin board in the Towers Concourse?

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Srijana Bajracharya, Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Physical Education and Janet Wigglesworth, Associate Dean for Graduate and Clinical Services, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, presented a research paper at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston, MA on November 8, 2006 under the session titled, “Initiatives and Research in Cancer” endorsed by Epidemiology section of APHA.

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Get paid for documenting your life!

Contributed by Tom Torello on 11/27/2006 

Six students will be chosen to document their Spring semester and get paid for doing it. We'll supply the video cameras, training, and direction - you supply the experience.

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Harry McCue, Professor and Chairperson of the Art Dept., has had his recent print, "Fat Pig" selected for inclusion in the 20th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition.

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Asma Barlas, Director of CSCRE and professor of Politics, made two presentations in the Netherlands over Thanksgiving. The first was at the invitation of the Philosophy Department of the University of Amsterdam on "Women's Self-Emancipation Through the Qur'an," at the de Balie Cultural Center on November 21st. The second, "Does the Qur'an Support Gender Equality?" was given at the University of Groningen on November 23rd. This was a keynote address for the workshop on "Islam and Autonomy" organized by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

Rebecca F. Plante(Sociology) will discuss her research 'HOOKING UP' ON CAMPUS; SEX IN THE LITTLE CITY sponsored by the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center (BLCC) on Thursday November 30, 2006, 12:00-1:30, 114 MVR Hall, Cornell University Campus.

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Tickets for the Black and White Formal are on sale!!! They can be purchased:
Tuesday, 11/28 - Friday, 12/1 in the Student Activities Center from 12 - 5 p.m. and
Monday, 12/4 - Friday, 12/8 in Campus Center from 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Student Volunteers Needed

Contributed by Kelly Stevens on 11/26/2006 

The Senior Class is looking for student volunteers (First Year, Sophomore and Junior)to help with the Black & White Semi-Formal on Saturday, December 9, 2006 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Emerson Suites.

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According to the U.S. government, domestic violence is the most frequent cause of serious injury to women, more than car accidents, muggings, and stranger rapes combined.

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Notice from Public Safety

Contributed by William Ferguson on 11/24/2006 

Ithaca College Recreation Trail closed until December 20th.

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