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Amanullah De Sondy, assistant professor in world religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will be broadcasting live on four occasions for BBC Radio Scotland's Thought for the Day in December 2009 and January 2010. Thought for the Day is an early-morning program that unpacks a current affairs piece of news from a particular religious perspective.

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Posted on behalf of Gregory Woodward, dean of the School of Music. 

Many of you may already have heard about the vandalism that occurred this past weekend in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. I wanted to take this opportunity to update members of the School of Music community as well as the wider Ithaca College community about that incident.

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As of December 1, 2009, the responsibility for selecting and hiring photographers for campus events has been transferred to Jill Ahart in IC's Office of Marketing Communications. 

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Notice to student employees

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/14/2009 

Due to the upcoming Holiday break, all timecards for the weeks of December 7-13 and December 14-20 must be submitted and approved by 10 a.m. on Friday, December 18. Any timecards not submitted and approved by this time will be paid in the next payroll in January, 2010. Due to time limitations there will be no exceptions to this deadline.


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Journey Into Christmas

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 12/14/2009 

This evening (Monday, Dec. 14th), at 8 PM, in Muller Chapel, the Catholic Community will celebrate our annual "Journey Into Christmas" Mass. Everyone is invited to join in the (anticipated) Christmas festivities.

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Four Ithaca College students have won prestigious Gilman Scholarships for international study. The recipients are: Amanda Wright (Spanish) for study in Argentina; Rebekah Shyloski (Spanish and Art History) for study in Argentina; Susannah Faulkner (Politics) for study in Ireland; and Joni Sweet (Journalism) for study in India.

Excited about the well deserved free time coming your way over the holiday break?  This block of time is an excellent (and one of the last) time(s) to apply to join the 2010 Teach For America corps!  The deadline to do so is January 8, 2010.

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) is offering Ithaca College Faculty, Staff and Retirees the opportunity to be a part of the onboard ‘enrichment speakers’ program starting in May 2010.

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Due to the upcoming holiday break, all time cards for the weeks of December 7-13 and December 14-20 must be submitted and approved by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18. Any time cards not submitted and approved by this time will be paid in the next payroll on January 8, 2010. Due to time limitations there will be no exceptions to this deadline.

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Three faculty members from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology gave presentations at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association that was held in November in New Orleans.

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            Student and faculty from the School of Music have joined with area musicians to create a CD for Hospicare and Palliative Services for Tompkins County. Entitled “Beauty Crowds Me,” after a poem by Emily Dickinson, the CD offers the therapeutic power of music to Hospicare patients and their families. “Beauty Crowds Me” is available for purchase online and at several local venues. All proceeds will benefit Hospicare.


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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 12/11/2009 

Quoted in the media: faculty member Deborah King. For more information on the following article, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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 A Supervised Exercise Program for Fitness Enhancement

What: Fitness Program for Children of IC employees ages 10-16

Where: Ithaca College Wellness Clinic, CHS

When: February 2 – April 29 (12 wks with 1 wk break in March)

      Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5pm

Who: Children interested in becoming more active and improving their fitness level or athletes interested in performance enhancement.

(All will participate in separate, goal specific training sessions in a positive and motivating environment)

Why: Because our children should be HEALTHY & FIT 

How: Email to reserve your child’s spot at a low cost.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. This will allow us to maintain a 5:1 child to instructor ratio.   


The Ithaca College Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, December 18, Noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Institute Resource Room (413 CHS).

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The eInstruction/Interwrite Personal Response System (PRS) clickers allow instructors to engage students with live, in-class polling and track their responses. During Fall 2009, 1152 clickers were ordered for 17 courses! If you are planning to use clickers for your Spring 2010 courses, please order the devices through the bookstore soon to ensure they are available for the beginning of classes and to increase the number that the bookstore will buy back at the end of this semester.

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ITS will be updating Blackboard on Monday, January 4, 2010 from noon until 5:00 PM. Blackboard will be unavailable during that time. This upgrade will have minimal impact on users -- the look and feel will stay the same!

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We will be closed to attend the College Holiday Luncheon. 

Package pick up for students will remain open at Phillips Hall.

Contact the Mail Center at 274-3371 if you have any questions

This is another reminder of the Network Gaming event coming up.

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Greetings and best wishes to everyone as the semester comes to a close. Returning home for winter break can be wonderful and exciting, but sometimes stressful. This newly updated section of the LGBT Center website provides a list of resources full of information, support, and diversion created especially for you during winter break.

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Submitted on behalf of vice president Eric Maguire.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Laurie Ward as interim director of Marketing Communications, effective December 1. While in this role, Laurie will provide oversight to all operations within MarCom, including web marketing, recruitment marketing, media relations, and sports information.

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