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Prof. Matt MacKenzie of Muhlenberg College will lead a lecture/discussion entitled "Karma: Self-Making and World-Making in Buddhist Philosophy" on Friday, April 21, at 4:00 p.m. in Textor 101.

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The 2006-2007 RHA academic planners are in and are available for purchase

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Want to make some extra cash? Want to get rid of some stuff before move-out day? If so, come to the Ithaca College Flea Market on April 24th and 25th!

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Michael Horne, a senior history major, presented his research at the annual conference
of the West-Central New York chapter of Phi Alpha Theta,
the national history honor's society.

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Rotary Roses!

Contributed by Katherine Ulicky on 04/13/2006 

Wednesday April 26th is Administrative Assistants Day! Show you care by getting your assistant, friend, or loved one a dozen beautiful roses!

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One of the most influential conservative commentators in the country will give a defense of the war on terror in a talk at Ithaca College. Rich Lowry, editor of "National Review," will speak on Tuesday, April 25, at 8:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. Titled "The Benign Superpower: In Defense of the President's Bush's War on Terror," his talk is free and open to the public.

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On Monday, April 17, Mark Hertsgaard, author of “Earth Odyssey,” will kick off the series of EarthWeek observances and campus activities at Ithaca College. Hertsgaard will present “Three Feet of Water: Global Warming and How to Beat it” at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites in the Campus Center.

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Amnesty International will be sponsoring three fabulous programs on campus each Thursday for the remainder of the month. They include a presentation by a former woman sold into slavery, a presentation by one of the most renowned scholars on sexual trafficking and tourism, and a film showing on child soldiers.

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"Submitted for Your Approval: The Rod Serling Conference" will bring together scholars and industry professionals for talks, panel discussions, and screenings focusing on the man who rose to fame during television's "golden age." The conference will be held on the Ithaca College campus April 21-22.

The Ithaca College community is invited to particpate in the following events during the conference:

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This year we will reflect on the progression of the Erase the Hate Rally. We ask that everyone come to the Free Speech Rock to receive and wear their green bands (representing peace) in support of the effort to erase hate. There will be literature provided that will describe what the college has done to eradicate hate at IC.

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Remembering Mark Alderman

Contributed by Deborah Harper on 04/12/2006 

Join us Monday, April 17, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Muller Chapel as we come together to grieve, process, and reflect.

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Deadline for returning Resident Assistant applications.

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Rebecca Plante of the sociology department will discuss "Girls Gone Wild," queered/ing heterosexuality, and the mysteries and conundrums of queer sex. Thursday, April 13, at noon in Williams 225. Event sponsored by prism. For more information, please contact Joe Wladkowski, president of prism, at

Ithaca College film professor Cathy Crane will screen her film "Unoccupied Zone" on Tuesday, April 18, at 8:15 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

The film, a meditation on Simone Weil -- philosopher, trade-unionist, mystic -- who was forced to leave Paris for Southern France (the "unoccupied zone") following the 1940 German occupation of Paris. The piece was shot is Paris, Marseille and on the Dillingham Stage at Ithaca College, with an original score by Beth Custer.

The film was made possible by a James B. Pendleton Grant from the Roy H. Park School of Communications as well as grants from the Provost's Office.

To augment Carl Sgrecci’s earlier Fiscal Year-End Procedures memo, Information Technology Services asks that you also keep the following guidelines in mind as you plan your end of year / start of next fiscal year computer-related purchases and activities.

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Screening of "Crash" Thursday Night

Contributed by Fred Chandra on 04/12/2006 

Thursday, April 13
7:00 p.m.
Clark Lounge
** Earns credit towards the "Leadership in a Diverse World" Certificate**

All members of the Ithaca College community are invited. Refreshments will be served.

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Faculty Present at State Rec Conference

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2006 Senior Student Show

Contributed by Cheryl Kramer on 04/12/2006 

The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the 2006 Senior Student Show on April 13. Showcasing the work of 32 students from the Departments of Art and Cinema and Photography, the exhibition includes works in a wide range of media and highlights the diversity of contemporary art practices at Ithaca College.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. In addition, a catered Lunchtime Salon will be held in the Gallery on Tuesday, April 18 from noon to 2:00 p.m. to give students, faculty, staff and the public a chance to eat, drink and discuss work in the 2006 Senior Show. The exhibition runs through May 14. All Handwerker Gallery events are free and open to the public.

For further information please contact Cheryl Kramer, Handwerker Gallery Director, 274-3548.

Al Franken Tickets

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 04/12/2006 

Nationally-syndicated radio talk show host and New York Times best selling author Al Franken will visit Ithaca on Wednesday, April 26. Franken, host of the “Al Franken Show” on Air America Radio, will broadcast his show live that day from noon to 3:00 p.m. from the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College. The live broadcast will be followed by a book-signing event.

There is no charge to be a part of the studio audience, but a ticket will be required.

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Professor of Politics Asma Barlas gave a talk at Columbia University on
Sacred Knowledge and Women's Rights in Islam on March 29th, as part
of the events organized in connection with Women's History Month.

On April 6th, she gave a lecture at Middlebury, Vermont, on Women,
Politics, and Islam: Rereading Islamic Sources. While there
was also invited to lead a discussion with students on her book,
"Believing Women" in Islam, which they were reading for one of
their classes.

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