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Soul Food at Terrace Dining Hall

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 02/24/2006 

In honor of Black History Month, Ithaca College Dining Services and the African-Latino Society are proud to present Soul Food at Terrace Dining Hall on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. An evening of food, performance, and music begins at 4:30 p.m.

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Commencement Information

Contributed by Michael Bovi on 02/24/2006 


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Trombonist and performance artist Abbie Conant will give a free concert at 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 2. William Osborne will collaborate in the role of composer and video producer. The performance will feature “Cybeline,” a music theater work for performance-artist, glove controller, trombone, video, and quadraphonic surround sound; and “Music for the End of Time” for trombone and quadraphonic tape.

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A paper co-authored by Michael Haaf and Ithaca College undergraduate Meredith Cummings was published in the most recent issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition, a leading, peer-reviewed chemistry journal. The paper, entitled "Solving the Clogging Problem: Precipitate-Forming Reactions in Flow," represents a collaboration between the chemistry department at Ithaca College and Professor D. Tyler McQuade's research group at Cornell University. The full reference is: S. L. Poe, M. A. Cummings*, M. P. Haaf, D. T. McQuade, “Solving the Clogging Problem: Precipitate-Forming Reactions In Flow,” /Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English/, 2006, 45, 1544.

The Summer College for High School Students is a terrific opportunity for your younger sibling to experience college life. Programs are available for high school students for one week, three weeks, and five weeks. Information is available at or email Warren Schlesinger (

Applications are available for a new student position in the Center for Student Leadership & Involvement and the Office of First Year Programs and Orientation. Candidates selected for the position will serve as Student Leadership Consultants for the 2006-07 academic year.

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This is a friendly reminder that faculty are invited to attend a Homer Connect self-service demonstration on Tuesday, February 28, or Thursday, March 2, in Textor 102 from 12:10 to 1:05 p.m. Come see how the new system operates and learn about the functions available for faculty.

Swimming Lessons for All Ages

Contributed by Toni Clark on 02/23/2006 

The Ithaca College Women's Swimming and Diving Team offers swimming lessons for all ages. Lessons will take place in four 45-minute sessions on Saturdays, March 25, April 1, 8, and 22. Lessons take place from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Participants are taught by a member of the team either one-on-one, or one instructor per two students.

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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg--called by one critic "a master musician at the height of her powers"--will play a program of Brahms sonatas with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 2. The third and final offering in the yearlong Ithaca College Concerts season "Return Engagements," the performance will take place at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Ithaca College Symphonic Band offers a free concert of music around the theme of “Legends” on Wednesday, March 1, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Elizabeth Peterson will conduct music from Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite, the Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare by Richard Strauss, and music by Grainger, Nelson, Biebl, and Bernstein.

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Guest saxophonist Wildy Zumwalt will give a free recital at Ithaca College on Tuesday, February 28. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. With Kathy Hansen collaborating on the piano, Zumwalt will be joined by two of his former saxophone students, Craig Poissant and Jacob Eisenman, who are now graduate students in the Ithaca College School of Music. The program will include works by Hindemith, Wirth, Rorem, and Ibert.

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It is with great sadness that I inform the Ithaca College community of the death of Emily "Dale" Lang. Dale passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital. Dale was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Lester Lang. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Aubrey Lang, Kenny and Jessica Lang; also her grandson, Liam, all of Candor.

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Pool Hours during Spring Break

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 02/23/2006 

The pool will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 3rd
Saturday 3/4 - Monday 3/6: closed
Tuesday 3/7 - Friday 3/10: 11:30am-1:30pm
Saturday 3/11 & Sunday 3/12: closed

Normal hours will resume at 7am on Monday

Enjoy your break.

School of Business students are invited to apply for a number of endowed scholarships for Academic Year 2006-2007. Specific instructions and the application form were e-mailed to all business students on Friday, February 17th. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17th.

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On Wednesday, March 1, the full body of Common Council (ten legislators representing five wards in the City of Ithaca), will
meet at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the third floor. City Council is located at 108 E. Green Street, across from the
Tompkins County Public Library. Please consider coming to a Council meeting to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns.

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Seeking Help from Parents of Infants

Contributed by Nancy Rader on 02/22/2006 

Nancy Rader, professor of psychology, is continuing research on language in young infants. If you are the parent of an infant 7 to 14 months of age, we would love to have you participate!

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The Ithaca College Adoption Support Group will continue meeting monthly. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 at 12:00 noon in Friends 207.

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Please join us for the Tuesday, February 28 meeting of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club, where one of our own will complete the requirements for her Competent Toastmaster Award.

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Don't forget and don't miss out -- the Ithaca College Family Carnival is this Friday, February 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center.

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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