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Have you wanted to learn more about how to help a student in distress and be able to help if there were a campus-wide crisis? If your answer is "yes," please consider becoming a Mental Health Response Team (MHRT) volunteer!

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Ithaca Jazz Ensemble

Contributed by Michael Titlebaum on 12/04/2008 

The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will be performing a concert with acclaimed jazz trumpet player John Sneider on Friday, December 5, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

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The annual Student Affairs and Campus Life Auction recently raised $529.25 for Caring and Sharing.

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Clarinetist and associate professor of music performance Richard Faria's recently released CD of the music of Cornell composer Roberto Sierra was reviewed in a recent edition of the American Record Guide.

The reviewer wrote: " ... All the players are highly skilled and tackle the music with great enthusiasm. Ithaca College professor Rick Faria is excellent, boasting a great solo sound, solid technique, a wide dynamic range, amazing comfort in the extremities of the instrument, and an artistic commitment to every piece."

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Spring 2009 Early Arrivals

Contributed by Jenny Pickett on 12/04/2008 

The following guidelines are used by the Office of Residential Life to process early arrival requests for the spring 2009 semester. Please review these as you begin to plan for spring opening.

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The Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, under Jeffery Meyer's direction, will present a free concert on Tuesday, December 9, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The program ranges from Mozart's Symphony No. 31 and Richard Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll" to the "Triple Quartet" by Steve Reich and a work composed in 2008 by David del Puerto, "Cap de Quers."

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The Employee Appreciation Reward Center will remain open until Friday, December 12.

Thanks to our caring and enthusiastic staff and faculty members, the fourth annual Employee Appreciation Program has been quite a hit. We have had the privilege of seeing hundreds of smiling faces this past month as employees have visited the Reward Center with thank-you cards and coupons in hand.

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Thank you very much to the over 200 people who have been involved so far in the planning process toward a faculty development model for Ithaca College! The needs assessment phase of the two-year project featured an online survey of faculty. Preliminary data can be downloaded at the Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty Development at IC page.

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The notes from the strategic listening sessions have been made available to the Ithaca College community for your review and feedback.

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Shortline Bus, in collaboration with Cornell Student Agencies, is opening up the semester break bus to Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD and Bethesda, MD to Ithaca College students.

The bus will leave Ithaca College campus from the parking lot in front of the Park School (lot O) on Friday, December 19 at 2:30 pm and will return to Ithaca College on Saturday, January 17 between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. Cost for this bus is $100 round trip to Philadelphia, and $110 round trip to Baltimore or Bethesda.

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ShortLine/Coach USA is offering an express charter bus to the Boston area for semester break.

This bus will leave from the parking lot by the Park School at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, and will return Sunday, January 18, 2009, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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Contributed on behalf of Dr. Vivian Lorenzo.

Are you aware that the med room of the Hammond Health Center sells a wide variety of nonprescription (over-the-counter) medications? You don't need to go downtown or to the mall to purchase these items.

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Join the Asian Culture Club as they have their end of the semester food fest!

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Get Hitched for Prop 8!

Contributed by Heather Mueller on 12/03/2008 

On November 4th, CA passed legislation to revoke the right to marry from the LGBT community. Come support Created Equal's fundraiser to help support Equality California's efforts to get those rights back!

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The Ithaca College Brass Choir, led by Keith Kaiser, will present a free concert on Sunday, December 7, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The program will include John Williams' "Summon the Heros," Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium," and music of Tull, Stamp, and Fillmore.

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Denise Nuttall, assistant professor of anthropology, gave a paper presentation on tabla at the renowned "India and the World" conference in Amsterdam.

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An enthusiastic kudos goes to Denise Nuttall of the Department of Anthropology for arranging and coordinating the November 4 South Asia musical event.

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Just a reminder that you are cordially invited to attend a reception to celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2008 graduates on Sunday, December 14, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall (Campus Center).

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The Jewish studies program invites applications from students for the Golberstein Jewish Studies Travel-Study Grant for the 2008-9 academic year.

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Jeff Houck, Ph.D., PT, and colleague, Chris Neville, Ph.D., PT, were invited to present three topics at the national Pedorthic Foot Association meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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