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Now's the time to join the (free) alumni online community!

Why? Let's start with some immediate gratification. Join now and you'll get a very cool Ithaca travel mug (while supplies last). Just stop by the online community table in the Campus Center on Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The other immediate and long term benefits of joining the online community are:

  1. Access to the entire searchable database of alumni. Important why? One word: JOB. It's a great networking tool.
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Biology Student Research Symposium

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 04/14/2005 

The Biology Student Research Symposium will take place April 26-28, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in CNS 112. Refreshments will be available beforehand, 3:45-4:00 p.m., in the first floor lobby. (Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle!)

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The Ithaca College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team returned to Ithaca as winners after participating in the Valley Forge, PA, SIFE USA regional competition on April 12, 2005. The event was one of 21 SIFE USA regional competitions being held across the United States in April.

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Below is a summary of results from the Student Campus Climate survey. Conducted in the spring of 2004, the objectives of the survey were to determine students’ general experiences at Ithaca College, attitudes and beliefs about diversity and multiculturalism, and experiences related to diversity at Ithaca College.

The Presidential Task Force on Diversity will consider the results of the survey as they continue to work on their final report to the President.

Peter Bardaglio
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

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KUDOS

Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 04/14/2005 

MARY ANN RISHEL (WRITING) TEACHES IN MIDDLE EAST

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Members of the Ithaca College community:

I was outraged and deeply saddened when I heard that acts of bias have once again taken place on our campus. This past weekend, explicit and angry racist graffiti were found written in several locations around the Towers Concourse and the rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride was stolen from the “free speech” flagpole.

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Erase the Hate Rally

Contributed by Brian McAree on 04/14/2005 

An Erase the Hate Rally and March will take place at the Free Speech Rock on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at noon, to respond to the continuing acts of prejudice on campus.

On Sunday, April 10, 2005, a West Tower resident witnessed a bias-related incident.

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Important Auction Time Changes

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 04/14/2005 

The Office of the Bursar joins President Peggy Williams in being deeply saddened by the recent acts of bias on our campus. In order to make it possible for our staff and other community members to attend both our live auction and the Erase the Hate rally, we have made the following changes in our auction times:

Silent auction will run 10:00 am to noon
Live auction will run 1:00-2:00 pm

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Linda Heyne received a Faculty Development Summer Research Grant for her
proposal, "Retrospective on Inclusive Recreation: The Impact of Early
Inclusion Experiences."

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All members of the Ithaca College community are invited to attend an open forum with the Core Experience Task Force, Thursday, April 28, 12:05-1:10 p.m. in Friends 210.

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The College's annual Celebration of Service will take place on Friday, April 15! Please join us to recognize the year-long service efforts of our faculty, staff, and students!

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Observatory Public Night

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 04/13/2005 

The Clinton B. Ford Observatory will be open to the public this Friday, April 15, 8:30 to 11:30 pm. To attend the public night, just show up in front of Textor Hall by the flagpole. A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people from the flagpole up to the observatory and back down.

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On April 20, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites, the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will present a panel discussion on Social Security.

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Senior Week Golf Tournament

Contributed by Morgan Steele on 04/13/2005 

The senior class and recreational sports will sponsor a golf tournament for all those interested on Friday, May 13, at 9:00 am. The price for the tournament is $43.00 and prizes will be awarded. Please see details below. This is a great opportunity to relax before the formal on Friday evening!

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In a collaborative effort between psychology faculty and the Research Committee of the Health Promotion Program, Hugh Stephenson is the primary author of an article on college student suicidal ideation.

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The Counseling Center will be conducting interviews for the assistant sirector position on Monday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 20.

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Project Look Sharp at will be hosting its sixth annual Media Literacy Summer Institute July 11-15, 2005, on the Ithaca College campus.

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Panel on How to Publish Your Writing

Contributed by Ann Cusmano on 04/13/2005 

Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 7:00 pm, in Clark Lounge, Come hear members of the writing department faculty talk about how to publish in various genres. Much of the session will be for questions and answers. Bring a pad to take notes you will use!

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Summer Reading Group Announced

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 04/13/2005 

The Center for Faclty Excellences announces the formation of groups for reading and discussing one or more books on college teaching. Open to all, the groups will choose a time and format for meetings. The launching meeting will take place on Friday, May 13, 11:00 am to noon in CHS 200.

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An additional student driver safety class has been scheduled for the spring semester on Sunday, April 24, 2:00-4:00 pm (location to be determined).

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