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The new housing selection process is approaching and we wanted to provide you with a reminder of the important dates you should be aware of for this process.

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The Office of Marketing Communications invites you to attend upcoming workshops to learn how to use the College photo database and implement the graphic standards.

Wednesday, March 14, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Using the Photo Database, presented by Jill Ahart
Friends 110 Technology Classroom

Thursday, March 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Using the Graphic Standards Toolkit, presented by Peter Kilcoyne
Friends 110 Technology Classroom

To register, send your name, department, and on-campus phone number to, with “Workshop Registration” in the subject line. Space is limited, so please register early! Participants will receive an e-mail confirmation of their registration. Check Intercom for further workshops throughout the semester.

Student organizations may register with Ithaca College through the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement during its final registration period of the academic year.

Organizations must register annually to formally operate at Ithaca College.

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New software, iPrint, is now available for both Windows and Mac computers.

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Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are enzymes that catalyze a chemical modification (deacetylation) of histones, proteins that form complexes with DNA. Histone acetylation and deacetylation is known to be involved in controlling the transcriptional activity of genes. Two Ithaca College undergraduates, Keris Krennhrubec and Mark Hedglin, designed and synthesized molecules that inhibit one HDAC family member, HDAC8, selectively among the ten human HDACs by exploiting a unique structural feature of HDAC8.

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Local Speed Climbing Competition and Belay Clinic

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March 1st is Eating Disorders Screening Day.

Free, brief, anonymous screening will be available in the Counseling Center (lower level Hammond Health Center) from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Or you can access on-line screening at Click on Screening for Mental Health, password "hope".

There will also be an information table in the Campus Center Lobby on 3/1 from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Learn more about eating disorders, how to help a friend, and resources on campus and in the community.

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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A talk on underwater archaeology in the Mediterranean Sea is being presented by the anthropology department in association with the Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Society. The talk is on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 pm in CNS 208.

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Music from across the globe and the centuries will be presented in a free concert by the Ithaca College Chorus on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Janet Galván leads the performance, and Baruch Whitehead will guest conduct.

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An all-Germanic program will be featured on a free concert by the Concert Band under Mark Fonder's direction on Wednesday, February 28 at 8:15 in Ford Hall. The program includes Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat, Weill's "Little Threepenny Music," and music of Wagner and Rudin.

At its meeting Feb. 14–15, the board of trustees awarded emeritus status to retired physics professor Charles Spencer. The board also granted tenure to one faculty member and both tenure and promotion to associate professor to another 16.

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Members of the Ithaca College campus community are invited to submit proposals for a new round of review for the New Initiatives Fund.

The fund will support initiatives from faculty, staff, and students which:

-advance some dimension of the institutional plan, and/or

-creatively address some dimension of quality improvement, and/or

-demonstrate the potential to generate new revenue on an ongoing basis after a year or two of “seed funding.”

Proposals that include or address more than one division/department/school, demonstrate collaboration across campus constituencies and/or between the College and the broader community are particularly encouraged.

Proposals will be funded for one year, except in the case of entrepreneurial ventures or pilot ventures where a two-year timeframe may be advisable. PLEASE NOTE: ongoing personnel and large capital equipment are NOT available for consideration.

Proposal forms are available in the Office of the President and should be submitted by March 1, 2007 for consideration.

Meeting in New York City Feb. 14–15, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved a budget that continues the college’s implementation of its Institutional Plan and sets tuition rates for the 2007–8 academic year. The board also elected Dr. C. William Schwab ’68, who had served as acting chair since last September, as chairman of the board.

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Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD) 2007 will be held at SUNY Cortland on March 26th and 27th! School districts from across the country will send recruiters to Cortland to conduct interviews for known and anticipated vacancies.

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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Anyone interseted in conducting research in the biology department MUST attend this informational meeting on

Thursday, March 8, 4:00 p.m., CNS Front Foyer.

If your schedule does not permit you to attend this meeting, you must meet with the faculty member individually, and submit a signed application.

Project descriptions and registration forms are available on-line:

Summer Projects:

Fall Projects:

Marina Caillud, assistant professor of biology, published an article, "Biometrical Genetic Analysis of Luteovirus Transmission in the Aphid Schizaphis graminum." The piece describes how that aphid contributes to the transmission of barley yellow dwarf disease.

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The Latino/a Studies minor is one of the minors that the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity was mandated to develop through a curricular focus on traditionally marginalized, under-represented, or misrepresented groups in the U.S. The point of such a focus is to prepare students to meet the increasingly complex demands of living in a multiracial, multiethnic, and poly-cultural world. (By Latinos and Latinas we mean U.S.-based “minorities” who are descendants of people in Latin America and whose primary identity formation has occurred as a result of living in the U.S. However, since identities are not insular, our courses explore both sides of the border and the reality/ metaphor of the border itself.)

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Exciting changes are happening for the 2007-2008 school year! Dining Services will be introducing a new meal plan called Carte Blanche.

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