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The Fitness Center is now accepting applications for 2006-2007 Personal Trainers. Apply online or at the Fitness Center.

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Some things haven’t changed much in 300 years: girls talking about guys, guys talking about girls, and girls and guys talking to each other.

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As we head into the stretch towards the Bursar's Benefit Auction, we thought you would like to know about a unique donation we have this year. Is "Ghost Whisperer" one of your favorite shows? Do you rent "Ghostbusters" every other weekend to enjoy with your microwave meal? Well, it's time you moved on to the real thing! The Bursar's Benefit Auction can offer you a sumptuous roast beef or seafood buffet for two at the famed Baron's Inn in Greene, NY (about 1/2 hour from Ithaca). Long regarded as one of the most haunted inns in the area, you will enjoy a hearty meal before heading off for your own private ghost hunt with certified ghost hunter, Bill Lenga. As a special bonus, you will receive an autographed copy of his written narrative of the Inn and its history. Ghosts a bit too scary for you? Read on for more tame items received this week...

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Stressed? Take a break and get a relaxing and therapeutic massage today!

La Spaccavento, a licensed massage therapist from Bodyworks Massage Therapy, will be at the Wellness Clinic twice a week throughout the rest of the semester. Her hours have changed, and she will now be here Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for the rest of the semester.

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In February, Professor of Politics Asma Barlas attended
"Istanbul II: Empowering Women in Public Life in the
Middle East and North Africa," in Turkey.

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Day of Learning

Contributed by Tanisha Graves on 03/14/2006 

It’s time to mark your calendars for the fifth annual “Day of Learning!” scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 8, 2006.

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The Wellness Clinic will offer a free class in stress reduction through yoga and meditation for all staff. The instructor is Donna DeLuca.

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Senior Week Housing

Contributed by Linda Koenig on 03/14/2006 

Outlined below is the process for registering students to remain in the residence halls for senior week. Please review these guidelines as you begin to plan your staffing for Commencement 2006.

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On Thursday, March 23, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center, two faculty members will share their experiences using biblical principles in their own teaching. This Conversation with Colleagues features Joseph Cheng, business administration, and Jeff Ives, exercise and sport sciences.

All are welcome and invited to bring lunch; beverages and light dessert are provided. For more information please visit the Center for Faculty Excellence at http://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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Academic Calendars

Contributed by Christopher Knauer on 03/14/2006 

The academic calendars through the spring 2012 semester have been approved and may be found at: http://www.ithaca.edu/registrar/calendar.htm.

I am writing to inform you that Fred Vanderburgh, senior assistant director for the construction planning and design area of physical plant has announced that he will be retiring from Ithaca College.

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Throughout the third week of March, Ithaca College will host “War is Complex,” a series of events marking the third anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. The series will explore the complexities of war and our role in these debates. It will feature speakers, films, and panel discussions about the Iraq War and related topics. Buzzsaw Haircut, Ithaca College's independent student magazine, is organizing the week of events.

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The Rochester Occupational Therapy and Sophmore/Graduate Physical Therapy online Textbook ordering is now open on the Ithaca College Bookstore web site. This online ordering will close after March 17, 2006. Please place your orders by this date.

Remember there are NO used books available for the Rochester OT/PT Program. The books you order will be obtained by the Bookstore specifically for you. You will be committing yourself to purchase all of the books you select. There are no returns!

The March 13th edition of Opportunity Knocks, the Career Services e-newletter is now available.

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Congratulations go to Albert Sahlstrom, a senior in the psychology department, who has received a grant from Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. The grants are awarded through a competitive process, with only 10 students nationwide receiving an award. Al’s grant will support a research project being conducted under the supervision of Nancy Rader, psychology, and Debra King, exercise and sport sciences. He is using 3-D modeling technology to examine the gestures and speech used by adults in speaking to young infants.

White Water Rafting Trip

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 03/13/2006 

Sign up today in the Fitness Center for a White Water Rafting Trip. The trip will take place on Saturday April 1st on the Lehigh River. The cost is $50.00 and includes transportation. For more information, email ARC@ithaca.edu

Intramural Deadlines

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 03/13/2006 

Sign up today for an intramural dodgeball tournament and softball tournament. Entry forms are due this Friday, March 17th in Hill Center 102 (upstairs near the gym entrance). Entry forms can be found on line at the Recreational Sports website. For more information, email intramurals@ithaca.edu

Kelly Covert will present a free recital of music primarily for the piccolo on Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall. She will be joined by pianist Andrea Merrill. Featured on the program are works for piccolo by Vivaldi, LaMontaine, Mower, Isaacson, and the Hue “Fantasy for Flute.”

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Pablo Cohen will present a free classical guitar recital of works from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba on Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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One hundred and twenty young gospel singers from four eastern cities will join the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 18, for the High School Gospel Invitational Festival Concert. Free and open to the public, the performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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