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Fall Wait List Application Process

Contributed by Linda Koenig on 11/19/2008 

The Office of Residential Life would like to announce that the fall wait list will expire on December 1, 2008.

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With the recent financial crisis and the resulting pressure placed on the Ithaca College budget, the question was posed: Should we even have a faculty-staff holiday celebration?

The answer is yes.

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I would like to extend my thanks to all members of the Ithaca College community who assisted with an extremely successful Family Weekend. Approximately 1,300 family members attended a variety of events during the weekend of October 31 to November 2, 2008.

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The Olympics Are Here Tonight!

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 11/19/2008 

The Residence Hall Association brings you the Thanksgiving Olympics!

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Winter Session Course Offerings

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 11/19/2008 

The Ithaca College winter session runs January 5-16, 2009.

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Do You Have What It Takes?

Contributed by Francia Miller on 11/18/2008 

Guitar Hero Tournament is back!!

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There are 27 million people who are slaves in the world today. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, donate a dining hall meal or your spare change (or more!!) to help to free slaves.

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If you are looking to rent some gear before the Thanksgiving break, now is the time to do it.

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The Giving Trees will be out next week with lots of tags from which to choose! You may choose a tag to buy that special gift for a young boy or girl, or you may choose a tag to supply a box of household items to a family in need.

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Assistant professors Dennis Charsky and Mary Lou Kish, of the Department of Strategic Communication, along with Howard Kalman, associate professor and chair of the communications graduate program, recently attended the annual international convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), where they presented a research study entitled, "A Student Perspective: Laptops in the College Classroom."

Charsky and Kish copresented another session with communication management and design (CMD) seniors Jessica Briskin, Sarah Hathaway, and Kira Walsh. The presentation, "Redesigning a Course Management System to Enhance a Course Simulation," was based on a project the students completed while taking Charsky’s E-Learning course last spring, with Kish serving as their "client."

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The SGA is beginning a search process for a new vice president of communications and vice president of business and finance for the spring 2009 semester. The positions are currently held by Luke Elmers '10 (VP of communications) and Miriam Feldman '10 (VP of business and finance), both of whom will be studying off-campus next semester.

Both positions are a part of the SGA's executive board, and applications are open to all IC students.

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WICB on mtvU -- Viewing Party

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 11/18/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Josh Giordano, 92 WICB station manager.

As most of you know 92 WICB won the mtvU Woodie award for best college radio station! We're going to have a viewing party of the award show on Wednesday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. in Textor 103. We hope to see you there!

Would you like to meet some of the most influential people in our community? Are you interested in strengthening IC's town-gown relations? Would you like to help local students with financial need receive an IC education?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, please consider joining the Friends of Ithaca College.

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Please note the Fitness Center's special hours over Thanksgiving break, starting Friday, November 21.

Fitness Center Hours

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Four IC seniors were recognized by Phi Kappa Phi for their outstanding academic achievements at a ceremony November 7. Each of the four was selected to receive on of the four Presidential Scholar Awards, presented annually to students with outstanding academic records, honors, and awards as well as excellent records of service.

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Two members of the IC community were inducted into Phi Kappa Phi on Friday, November 7.

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Every year at this time, the Office of Conference and Event Services works with the Office of Dining Services to project catering costs for the following year.

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Approved drivers are still needed for a Habitat break trip and time is running out.

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Sound interesting? Register for one of the following spring 2009 classes being given by Calderon-Zaks of the Center for Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

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Congratulations to Sodexo employees Dominic Barrett (Campus Center), Ethel Carrican (Park), Michele Kern (main office), Don Mooney (Towers), Sue Sill (Towers), and Cheryl Sullivan (Center of Health Sciences) for winning the Circle of Customer Excellence Award for Ithaca College during the month of September!

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