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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that five H&S faculty members have been awarded Experiential Learning Curriculum Enhancement Grants. These $1,000 grants are geared toward further integrating experiential learning opportunities for students into the H&S curriculum. This is the second time these grants have been offered.

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Some ITS staff are moving to the Administration Annex on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.

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Join us for student performances in many of the languages taught at Ithaca College on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery.

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Smiling Faces Needed

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 04/27/2009 

We need to see your smiling faces!

Want to be featured on the College's website? We're looking for cute, funny, happy pictures of students to feature on the top banner of the Student Affairs and Campus Life home page.

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It's that time again. The end of the semester has come and it's time to hear more gospel.

Join the Amani Gospel Singers in their end-of-the-semester concert on Friday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m.

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IC Feminists is hosting a panel discussion to celebrate Equal Pay Day!

Come to Textor Hall 103 this Tuesday, April 28, from 12:10-1:00 p.m. for free pizza and excellent discussion!

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Optical Scanning Finals Week procedures have recently changed. There are special procedures and schedules in place for Final Exam Week – Tuesday, May 5th through Monday, May 11th, 2009. Optical Scanning runs will be made from the ITS Main Office to ITS Phillips, EVERY HOUR between 8am and 4pm. Please allow for a three-hour turnaround time.

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All are invited to an interactive, documentary-style event about the lives of several students living under occupation in the city of Nablus in the territory of the West Bank.

Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
IC Square (The Pub)

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This is a reminder that the Office of Human Resources will be holding several 90-minute workshops to help you prepare, facilitate and document your one-on-one meetings, and familiarize you with two new forms:

Goals Review Form (Microsoft Word 2007 document)

Goals Self Review (Microsoft Word 2007 document)

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Tuesday, April 28
12:10 in Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) 204

Physics professor Luke Keller will give an update on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and describe the project, a modified 747 aircraft with a 3-meter diameter telescope mounted in its fuselage. Keller is a co-investigator on a team of scientists and engineers who have designed and built a sensitive infrared camera for the observatory. The team will use their camera to make the first astronomical observations from SOFIA later this year and in early 2010.

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The Office of Public Safety announces a bicycle registration program.

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Ron Gilmour, natural sciences librarian, and Jenny Strickland, fine arts librarian, have published an article, "Social Bookmarking for Library Services: Bibliographic Access through Delicious," in the April 2009 issue of College and Research Libraries News, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Planning an elective recital just got easier with online recital room request forms. The new form is now online on the Office of Conference and Event Services website:

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Don't miss this week's exciting events!

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There are so many things to do as the semester ends, don’t forget about your mail! We offer the following suggestions to help provide continuity in your mail-related services. 

Begin notifying the publishers of magazines and newspapers you receive where you will be in May. Their toll free numbers and web sites are usually listed in the front or back of the publication. This mail class is not forwarded by the USPS from our College. The USPS notifies the publishers of the permanent address we provide on the publication and then discards the mail piece.

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Attention campus artists and writers!  The New York Times Education Life section is looking for student photo and essay submissions on the subject of their metamorphosis/coming of age on campus. The deadline is May 15, 2009. Compensation will be given for selected submissions.

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The Campus Choral Ensemble is a vocal ensemble open to any student at Ithaca College. There are no auditions for this ensemble. The Ithaca College Campus Choral Ensemble is intended primarily for the non-music major who would like to sing in a large vocal ensemble. The course may be taken for 0, .5, or 1 credit. One concert is scheduled each semester. (Fall Concert Date: Saturday, December 5, 12noon).

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Phoebe Constantinou and Srijana Bajaracharya, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Susan Baldwin, SUNY Buffalo, presented a research paper at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in San Diego, California on April 17.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and ITS are collaborating on organizing a series of faculty development opportunities, called "Teaching with Technology." The first in the series is a two-part event on using podcasts in your courses. You don't have to attend both parts.

May 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Center for Health Sciences (CHS) 207
Panel and Discussion -- "Course Podcasts: Imagining the Possibilities"

May 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon (Mac) or 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Windows)
Hands-On Workshop -- "Creating Course Podcasts"

See below for more information and registration details.

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