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The Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio -- performing on violin and viola, piano, and clarinet respectively -- will give this year's performance in the annual Shirley and Chas Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series at Ithaca College. Named after two longtime educators, the series honors the Hocketts' love of music and devotion to Ithaca College and its School of Music. The free concert will take place on Friday, October 12, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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On Tuesday, October 9 at 8:15 in Ford Hall, the Chamber Orchestra will perform Steven Hartke's brilliant 1988 work "Pacific Rim"; Mozart's "Haffner" symphony; and Bartok's "Divertimento."

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The Office of Academic Support Services for Students with Disabilities has been receiving a number of calls from faculty with questions regarding test accommodations for students who have it listed on their academic adjustment plan.

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Golberstein Travel-Study Grant

Contributed by Sharon Loucks on 10/04/2007 

The Jewish Studies Program invites applications from students for the Golberstein Travel-Study Grant for the 2007-08 academic year.

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The Hill Center Indoor Pool will be closed from 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, through 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10.

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Russell Martin will present a free session entitled "Conducting Effective Meetings" on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. The location is TBD (check CSLI website for room update).

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Scott Thomson, assistant professor of speech communication, will present a free session entitled "Argument and Advocacy for Leaders" on Tuesday, October 9, 12:10–1:05 p.m. in Clark Lounge.

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Faculty/Staff Disability Zap

Contributed by Bruce Henderson on 10/04/2007 

There will be a faculty/staff "zap" on Monday, October 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge, as part of Disability Awareness Month.

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National Depression Screening Day is October 11. However, there's no need for students to wait another week to find out if they're depressed.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by David Maley on 10/04/2007 

On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, a resident of Ithaca College's Circle Apartments (Building 8) reported that an iPod was stolen from the residence sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

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Did you know that Yoplait lids collected through December will help support community breast cancer education, treatment, and screening programs?

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Ithaca College will be welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as part his series of local speaking engagements titled "Bridging Worlds." His presentation, "Eight Verses on Training the Mind," will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium.

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Come learn about "sustainable burials" with Joel Rabinowitz, executive director, and Mary Woodsen, president, of Greensprings Natural Cemetery in Newfield, one of only a handful of special cemeteries in North America to offer this environmentally sensitive alternative to traditional burial. This Sustainability Café will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Friends Hall Room 201 on Monday, October 8.

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Did you know that you can save money by using a Health Care FSA and/or a Dependent Care FSA? Benefit eligible employees can find out how next Tuesday, October 9 in the HR Conference Room located in the Administration Annex. The session will be held from noon to 12:45pm. The College’s annual re-enrollment period is just around the corner, so why not get a head start and learn just how valuable a FSA can be.

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Screening: Find Your Inner Seoul

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 10/03/2007 

The Park School of Communications and the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts will present a collection of student films on Korea on Tuesday, October 16, at 8:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium.

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GIAC Volunteers Needed!

Contributed by Ines Cordoba on 10/03/2007 

Want/Need a fun place to volunteer???

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The Ithaca College Bookstore is proud to announce that we are offering professional dry cleaning and laundry services. We have partnered with Angelo's Dry Cleaning, the only non-toxic dry cleaner in Tompkins County, to offer this service to students, faculty, and staff.

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Alumni Stand-Up Comedy Show

Contributed by Erica Toyama on 10/03/2007 

Don't miss this hilarious, FREE event!

Saturday, October 6
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
IC Square, Campus Center

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Bravo to Dining Services for phasing out petroleum-based plastics in its retail operations and integrating compostable serviceware into the Food Court and La Vincita in the Campus Center. Some of the packaged prepared-food products in the Smart Market (e.g. fruit and yogurt parfaits, and clear soda cups) have been made of compostable bioplastics for some time now, but now, in these areas, you'll only find compostable corn-based plastic cold cups and potato starch-based eating utensils, and biodegradable paper plates, napkins and hot cups.

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Are you planning to be in the Washington, D.C. area on October 21? If so, please join a group of Ithaca College alumni, parents, and friends at the home of Steve '66, M.S. '69 and Irene '68, M.S. '70 White for a sampling of premium wines from the Finger Lakes.

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