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 Mini-course on systems thinking

Contributed by Gordon Rowland on 11/05/2009 

How can you connect what you learn in one subject area with what you learn in others? Learn how through a new mini-course developed by a team of faculty and staff from across the college. Pass/fail, one credit, one weekend.

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 MAFIA is looking for a variety of contestants for this new reality game show. Based of the party game of the same name, 11 strangers will meet together and play a game of suspicion, intrigue, and deception.

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Attention Faculty:

On Monday, November 16, 2009, ITS will be installing a crucial update to the Blackboard Homer grouping tool.  As a result, some changes will occur that affect course creation and enrollment updates for the Fall 2009 term.

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Questionnaires and renewal information for all computers and network printers due to be replaced in the Spring 2010 renewal cycle have been e-mailed to guardians and department technology coordinators.  The due date for questionnaire completion and approved change forms is November 18, 2009.

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Tuesday, November 10th,Textor Hall 102, 8pm

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The Student Psychology Association Speaker Series is back!!! Our next event is scheduled for November 12th, at 7PM in Textor 102.

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Michelle Hammond on 11/05/2009 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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    SAB Films Presents: SHORTS

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The IC Society of Physics Students will host the first meeting of the robotics team on November 19th at 5:00 PM in CNS Room 204. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

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The Ithaca College pep band is a student music ensemble that performs popular music at home games for the IC football team! Pep Band is a great outlet for showing school spirit while also playing a musical instrument! All players are welcome regardless of instrument or skill level!

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The First Year Experience Planning Committee and the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs are pleased to welcome Professor Charles Ogletree on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. in Emerson Suites.  His talk, entitled “Mentoring Barack Obama: From Law School to the White House,” will discuss his relationship with President Obama.

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Are you proud of your car? Show it off!

Enter it into the Paws for a Cause Car Show-the first car show ever on campus!


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Join us at the IC Game Jam this weekend, Saturday Nov 7 to Sunday Nov 8, from 2PM to 2PM. We will stay up all night to try and make a video game in 24 hours! No experience is necessary!

The event is hosted by the IC Game Developers Club, and we will provide the food and drink to keep you going! Feel free to stay afterwords to play and rate everybody's games! We will also provide a Wii, XBOX360, and PS3 for our gaming enjoyment!

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Monday:  Ithaca Brass Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/04/2009 


The Ithaca Brass will present a free concert on Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.  The program spans the musical centuries from Sweelinck to Ravel to Andre Previn and Victor Ewald.


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Story contributed on behalf of Laura Keefe, Manager of Health Center Operations

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 Trombone Troupe Concert!

Contributed by Elizabeth Montroy on 11/04/2009 

37 trombones on 1 stage? What could be better?!


IC Trombone Troupe will be presenting its fall recital on Thursday, November 12 at 8:15pm, Ford Hall. A wide variety of music will be played, including a solo by guest Tim Smith. We have never had so many members before, so it is bound to be an exciting concert!


Submitted on behalf of Laurie Arliss, professor and chair, Department of Speech Communication.

Three talented Ithaca College students were finalists in the 2009 Perialas Prize for Oratory. The event, sponsored by the Department of Speech Communication, awards a $500 prize to the top speaker.

This year's topic was "Health Care: Right or Privilege?" The winner was Lindsey Stafford (center in photo), a senior IMC major, who argued cogently that access to health care is every citizen's right. Also impressing the listeners were runners-up Joyti Jiandani (on left in photo), a sophomore speech-language pathology major, and Ryan Bigler, senior speech communication major.

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The Park School of Communications and the Ithaca Motion Picture Project will be sponsoring a special Family Weekend screening of "All Together Now," a documentary film charting the creation of the LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil. Students, faculty, staff, family, and friends are welcome!

The show's producer, Martin Bolduc, will also be here to discuss the making of the film and answer questions from the audience.

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Allison Girasole (Biology, '10) and Philip Feinberg (Biochemistry, '11) presented research done in collaboration with Jean Hardwick at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago, IL in late October.  This is the preeminent gathering of neuroscientists from around the world. Attendance at these meetings is approximately 31,000 individuals.

  • Allison presented a poster, "Modulation of neuronal responses in guinea pig intrinsic cardiac neurons with chronic heart disease:  Changes in sensitivity to norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and angiotensin II." in the main conference.” She received a travel award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience to support her attendance, as well as support from the Ithaca College Honors program.&

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