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The Ithaca College chemistry department is very excited to report its success in receiving funding to purchase a new 400 MHz spectrometer!! The principal author on the $257,000 grant was Scott Ulrich, with additional contributions from Michael Haaf, Keri Lee, Anna Larsen, Heinz Koch and Jim MacNeil.

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Beginning Monday, August 29, 2005 the Office of Residential Life will have the college movers begin to remove excess furniture from unused temporary housing spaces in the Quads Residence Halls.

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Attention Class of 2008!

Contributed by Megan Krzyske on 08/25/2005 

Are you interested in fostering class spirit and identity and participating in the class of 2008 events and programming?

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Hugh Rowland's Farewell Party

Contributed by Karen Gorewit on 08/25/2005 

This is the promised reminder that Hugh's party is September 16, 2005, 3:00-5:00 pm in Klingenstein Lounge.

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Following up on the conversations they held among themselves and with faculty and staff discussion leaders, incoming students at Ithaca College will have the opportunity to hear from the author whose work was selected for this year's First-Year Reading Initiative. Tim O'Brien, whose 1990 book The Things They Carried is a powerful testament to the men who risked their lives in the Vietnam War, will talk about his book on Thursday, September 8. The local community is also invited to hear O'Brien's free public presentation, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

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Ithaca College once again has been ranked as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. In the 2006 edition of the magazine’s popular college guide, Ithaca ranked in seventh place in the north region among institutions in the "master’s universities" category. That is one place up from last year's position.

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There is a new procedure for ordering plain copier/printer and colored paper and envelopes.

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Peter is happy to announce the publication with his student co-author, Eleanor Lahr (2005) .

BRENDAN CHOAT, ELEANOR C. LAHR, PETER J. MELCHER, MACIEJ A. ZWIENIECKI & N MICHELE HOLBROOK. 2005. "The spatial pattern of air seeding thresholds in mature sugar maple trees". Plant, Cell & Environment, 28(9): 1082.

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Submitted for Martha A. Turnbull, Director of Human Resources Ithaca College welcomes our new faculty and staff to the campus community.

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Student Driver Safety Classes

Contributed by Kristine Slaght on 08/25/2005 

If students need to drive College owned or leased vehicles for your department, please have them register for a mandatory driver safety class.

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New Item at Towers Dining Hall

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 08/25/2005 

The Towers Dining Hall is proud to announce the addition of a new flavored beverage called "Steamers".

Steamers are a blend of steamed milk and great tasting flavors that create a rich and creamy drink.

I am pleased to announce that Michael Taves, director of Technology and Instructional Support Services, has assumed the additional title of associate director of Information Technology Services.

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New 2005-6 Internal Catering Guide

Contributed by Wendy Travis on 08/25/2005 

The new internal catering guide for the Ithaca College community is now available from the Office of Conference and Event Services.

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TransGeneration is an eight-part documentary focusing on four college students undergoing gender transition. Before the series premieres on the Sundance Channel in late September, the special festival cut will be screened on campus on Wednesday, August 31, in Textor 102 at 7:00 pm.

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From: Peggy Williams

I am pleased to provide the campus community with an update on our progress toward addressing our diversity priority of the Institutional Plan. I convened a presidential task force on diversity in spring 2004 and charged this group to analyze our progress under the plan and to make recommendations to me. The task force submitted a report to me early last spring.

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Intercom Gets More Improvements

Contributed by Joanne Hindman on 08/24/2005 

Welcome back for the start of a new academic year! Over the summer, the Intercom team has been working on a number of changes and upgrades.

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Ithaca College's radio stations, WICB and VIC, ranked #3 in the Best College Radio Station category according to Princeton Review’s annual ranking of the top 361 colleges and universities.

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SGA Positions Available

Contributed by Terry Martinez on 08/24/2005 

Want to be a SENATOR in the Student Government Association?

If you are a freshman, a transfer, or a graduate student, you are eligible to
run for a position in the SGA senate for 2005-2006.

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iMPrint Magazine, the new and completely student-organized and directed online magazine, will hold a rush night for interested writers, editors, graphic designers, web designers and photographers Tuesday, August 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge.

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Buy your 2005-2006 Residence Hall Association academic planner for just $5!

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