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The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement will present the fourth annual Women in Leadership Experience on Saturday, March 25. This annual program features time in the Women’s Rights National Historic Park, leadership development sessions, a networking session, and a panel of area women in significant leadership roles. Woven throughout the program are opportunities for discussion and reflection.

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Robert Neuwirth will give a talk about his book, Shadow Cities, which focuses on one of the least known facts about the world's cities: They are home to more than a billion squatters. Neuwirth lived in squatter settlements, cities within cities, on four continents.

Starting his journey prepared to find squatters as the embodiment of urban decay and lawlessness, he found instead industrious, vital communities with highly moral power. Squatters, Neuwirth argues powerfully, are building the cities of tomorrow.

Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World
Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Park 220

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Two free choral concerts will take place in Ithaca College’s Ford Hall; the first will feature the Choir and Women’s Chorale on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m. and the second, given by the Chorus and Madrigal Singers will be on Monday, February 27 at 8:15 p.m. Janet Galván and Elizabeth Swanson will share the conducting on both concerts.

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The five student winners of the Ithaca College School of Music Concerto Competition will perform as soloists with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Grogan, on Saturday, February 25. The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Mary Elizabeth Williams, assistant professor of chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, is giving a seminar on “Directing Patterning and Motility of Motor Proteins with Conjugated Nanoparticles.” It will be held on Friday, February 24, in the Center for Natural Sciences, room 333, at noon.

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The men's basketball team has qualified for the Empire 8 Championship Tournament. The Bombers are the third seed in the four-team tournament, which will be hosted by top-seeded St. John Fisher. Ithaca will face second-seeded Utica at 8:30 p.m. Friday in one semifinal. If the Bombers win they'll play in Saturday's final at 7 p.m.

Four Bomber wrestlers earned trips to the NCAA Championships with their performance at Saturday's Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference championships.

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The women's swimming and diving team won the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA) title for the sixth time in seven years at the state championship meet over the weekend. The Bombers also won the Empire 8 title, which is decided at the state meet, for the seventh straight season.

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Help Promote and Organize the Chess Club!

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Where's the Script, Olivia?

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 02/17/2006 

Olivia is one of the best team members of "Law and Order: SVU" but she is a bit frantic. Where is her script for the upcoming show? Where else? It's at the Bursar's Benefit Auction! The rumors you have heard are true. We are auctioning off a full "Law and Order: SVU" script signed by every one of the show's star actors. Admit it. You are dying to own that script! Don't put your money away yet though. There are even more great items to bid on, arriving even as we speak!

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Intramural Deadlines Coming Up

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 02/17/2006 

Registration Deadlines for Broomball, Floor Hockey, and Quickball are next Friday, February 24th by 5pm.

The sign-up forms are available in the Intramural Office (102 Hill Center). Stop by and pick one up! Any questions, email us at intramurals@ithaca.edu.

The goal of the Ism Project is to bring -isms into the awareness of the campus community through presentations done by students, faculty, staff and administrators. The use of creative methods such as poetry, art, film, dance, music, and others will bring -isms into our awareness and give us ways to challenge the -isms we may unconsciously hold.

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The Office of Human Resources and the School of Health Sciences & Human Performance are pleased to offer a college-wide, staff development opportunity for February 28, 2006 in Emerson Suite C. Marja L. Freeman, a dynamic speaker with over 15 years experience in employment consulting /career development training, and over 5 years experience in motivational speaking and training, will be on campus to present the following two sessions:

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Parking and Traffic Services staff will be in the Campus Center at the check cashing booth to exchange parking permit/bus passes and bus passes only. Staff will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the following days:

Monday, February 20
Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22

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Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Ithaca College’s production of The Merry Widow by attending a pre-show talk on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. in the theatre lobby of Dillingham Center.

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Ithaca College and the Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a two-day conference this spring to honor Rod Serling, one of television's most prolific writers.

Serling, best known for his science fiction television series, The Twilight Zone, taught at Ithaca College from 1967 to 1975. Ithaca College’s library houses the Serling archives, consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.

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On Monday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, Paisley Currah, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; John Hanson, assistant professor and director of Hope College's DePree Art Center and Gallery; a Hope College student; and several Ithaca College faculty members will hold a roundtable discussion, "The State of the Closet in Academia."

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BOC executive board applications available now in the Student Activities Center. Anyone can apply.

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WomenSpeak 2006

Contributed by Ann Cusmano on 02/16/2006 

The Women’s Studies Program of Ithaca College warmly invites you to attend WomenSpeak 2006: Women and Beauty.

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A free evening of faculty chamber music will feature the music of Nikos Skalkottas on Thursday, February 23 at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. School of Music faculty pianist Charis Dimaras has spearheaded the event and will collaborate with colleagues oboist Paige Morgan, bassoonist Lee Goodhew Romm, and trumpeter Kim Dunnick.

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