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VHS tapes have served us well since 1976 when JVC introduced the format in the United States. By 1988, VHS had officially won out over competing formats and became the standard for home and institutional use.

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This event is open to the public. If you are a supervisor whose employees do not have access to this message, please post and distribute.

Attending a Public Night

To attend a public night, just show up in front of the Park School building (O lot entrance). A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people up to the observatory and back down. There is no parking available up at the observatory. The access road is NOT lighted, so please do not walk up.

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Two Messiaen Masterworks

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 02/03/2009 

Pianist Charis Dimaras will join with fellow pianist Karl Lutchmayer and soprano Linda Larson in early February for two free recitals featuring the music of Olivier Messiaen.

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the two pianists will perform “Visions d’Amen” at 7 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Written in 1943 for the composer and his second wife Yvonne Loriod, who was also a pianist, the piece explores the mystical four meanings of the word “Amen,” which are: the Amen uttered by the Creator in creating, the Amen of obedience to the divine will, the Amen of longing for union with God, and the Amen of the eternal consummation of everything in Paradise.

On Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center, soprano Linda Larson and Dimaras will perform Messiaen’s song cycle “Songs of Earth and Heaven.” The program will also feature Cipullo’s 2001 song cycle “Late Summer” as well as the music of Schubert, Schoenberg, and Debussy.

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CU-ADVANCE and the Cornell Black Professional Women's Forum will be
hosting a presentation by Saundra McGuire.

This presentation is open to the public.

"Producing More African American Scholars in Science and Technology:
Metacognition is the Key!"

Time: Friday, February 6, 2009, 3:30-5:00
Location: Annabel Taylor Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

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This is a reminder that a test of the college's Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place this Thursday, February 5, during the noon hour. It will include a test of the outdoor public address warning system, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.

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Attention Fiction Writers and Non-fiction Essay Enthusiasts! Now is your chance to have your work published!
Stillwater Magazine, IC's very own art and literary magazine, is currently accepting submissions for its 2008-2009 edition! 

Please submit well-polished, original works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art or photography to with its appropriate category in the subject by March 13th for consideration to be included in either our print or on-line edition. 

Want to help raise money for St. Jude and possibly win an I-Pod Touch?

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Circle Apartment Applications

Contributed by Linda Koenig on 02/03/2009 

The Office of Residential Life would like to remind students that Circle Apartment Applications are due to the Office of Residential Life no later than February 11, 2009 by 5pm! Late Applications will not be accepted. Please visit for more information regarding housing selection.

Are you interested in studying abroad on an IES program? IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) is one of Ithaca College's affiliated study abroad providers, and a representative of IES will be on campus on Tuesday, February 10 to meet with students and provide further information about the IES study abroad options. A free pizza lunch will be provided!

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Are you thinking "it can't happen to me"? Actually, it happens more than you think - right here at Ithaca College!

If you are using an IC owned/rented/leased vehicle or a rental car (Enterprise, etc.) to be used for IC business you need to know what to do if you are involved in an accident - be it your fault or "the other guy".

If someone drives a College or rental vehicle for College business and is not designated as an approved driver by the Office of Risk Management, and/or does not follow the accident procedures, his/her campus department may be responsible for the full expense for damage, loss, etc. If this occurs, the Office of Risk Management will assess the accident details to determine if procedures have or have not been followed.

If a College driver causes damage to, and is found to be at fault, an Ithaca College vehicle(s) or non-owned College vehicle two different times within a two-year period, their College driving privileges will be assessed by the Office of Risk Management.

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Have fun practicing your Spanish with other students.

All levels are welcome!

Every Thursday from 4-5pm in the Language Center (second floor of the library).


If you know of any students planning to do service projects during spring break, Keith Davis in media relations would like to hear from you.

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Data about Ithaca College students' health attitudes and behaviors can be used to create teaching exercises or modules. Two $300 stipends will be awarded during the Spring semester for implementation in the Spring or Fall 2009. The deadline for one page proposals is Friday, February 13th.

The Health Promotion & Substance Abuse Prevention Program collects data annually regarding health behaviors of Ithaca College students. These data are offered to faculty members via the Health Data in the Classroom Project in collaboration with the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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As of February 3, 2009, the ID Access Card Readers for the residence halls, Garden Apartments, and Circle Apartment Community Building will be active.

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The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2009 Review Committee recently announced the acceptance of ten papers authored by Park School students for presentation at its annual conference to be held April 16-18, 2009, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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Kathleen Mulligan (Assistant Professor-Theatre Arts) will be appearing as a guest artist in the regional premiere of "The History Boys" by Alan Bennett at Cornell's Schwartz Center. The play will be performed February 11-21. For performance times and ticket information go to

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The first Handwerker Gallery reading of the semester is coming up this Thursday, 2/5, at 6:30 PM. The reading will feature the Department of Writing's Nick Kowalczyk, assistant professor, and junior Rose Zonetti. The theme for the evening will be "Contradictions."

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“Every winter, blood supplies run dangerously low…”, 
 Now imagine if you, or your loved one needed blood 

and there wasn’t enough.

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The 13th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2009. This year’s Symposium will be the opening of a two day event for the inauguration of President Tom Rochon.

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The Office of Residential Life will be taking applications for 2009-2010 housing in all of its Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) until midnight on Thursday, February 5th.

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