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I would like to extend my thanks to all members of the community who assisted with an extremely successful Family Weekend. Approximately 1,500 family members attended a variety of events during the weekend of November 2-4.

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The women's studies program will host another brown-bag discussion on Tuesday, November 13, from noon until 1:00 p.m. in Friends 207 for all faculty, staff, and students who are (or might be) interested in getting involved in women's studies.

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Please join in the celebration to honor all veterans and especially IC veterans at today's (Thursday, November 8) event, happening at noon in Emerson Suites.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the second reading of its fall 2007 Thursdays at the Handwerker series on November 8 at 6:30 p.m. The reading, themed “Dreams of Another Life,” will feature the Department of Writing’s assistant professor Elizabeth Lawson and senior Corey Millard.

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The Ithaca College Choir, conducted by Lawrence Doebler, will perform the world premiere of “Confederate Soldier’s Prayer” by Gary Schocker at the 28th annual Choral Composition Contest and Festival on Saturday, November 10. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the free event will also feature six high school choirs, each performing pieces chosen as finalists in a national competition of newly composed works.

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Flutist Wendy Herbener Mehne will present a free flute recital on Sunday, November 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. Mehne, a professor of music performance in the School of Music, will be joined by pianist Diane Birr and clarinetist Michael Galván in a program of Hungarian and gypsy music.

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ICBellPeople is looking for new members!

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Thursday, November 15
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Everyone is welcome to attend!
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm) in first floor lobby

*Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle!

The Annual Ithaca College Benefits and Wellness Fair is coming and it has a new location!

All Ithaca College faculty and staff are invited to attend. Come and see what the Star Station is all about! And ... learn more about your benefits and your choices, because the focus of the fair is YOU!

DATE: Thursday, November 15, 2007
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Fitness Center, Mondo Gym

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At its annual business meeting held at Siena College on October 6, 2007, the New York State Economics Association's board of directors elected associate professor Bill Kolberg president for a two-year term.

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The Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs recently unveiled their new master plan. This plan will guide their staff through the next five to seven years in their work to further improve the services and opportunities they offer our residential students. We were delighted to discover that an entire section of their new plan focuses on sustainability.

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Cortaca Jug Message to Fans

Contributed by Brian McAree on 11/07/2007 

As you know, the annual Ithaca College vs. Cortland State football game is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, at noon at Ithaca.

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Thursday, November 15, is the Great American Smokeout. More people quit on the Smokeout than any other day of the year. You, too, can be a quitter!

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E lot will be closed early mornings on Thursday, November 15, and Friday, November 16.

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CFE Colloquium: AIDS in Africa

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 11/07/2007 

The Second CFE Colloquium is "Global Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Prevention: Images and Stories from Namibia," presented by Lis Maurer on Thursday, November 29, 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room.

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On Monday, November 12, at 4:00 p.m. in Friends 201, the Sustainability Café topic will be "Northeast Climate Change and the future for our farms, gardens, and natural landscape," presented by David Wolfe, professor of plant ecology with the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University.

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The Great American Smokeout is on Thursday, November 15. Planning ahead to quit for the day increases the likelihood that you'll do it. Not a smoker? Adopt a friend for the Smokeout.

Visit the Great American Smokeout table in the Campus Center north foyer on Thursday, November 8 (11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.) to pick up information about quitting, an "Adopt a Friend" contract, or a Quit Kit.

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Living and Learning Together

Contributed by Peggy Williams on 11/07/2007 

The following letter appeared in the Ithaca Journal on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. I was prompted to write the letter because of the local stories that are referenced in the first sentence (which appeared in the paper on October 24), as well as the declaration of the week of October 22-26, 2007, as "Islamo-facism Awareness Week," sponsored by the Terrorism Awareness Project in higher education. (Please see the link at bottom for that story.)

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Do you have a student that needs to drive a College vehicle? The last driver safety class for the fall 2007 semester will be held on Tuesday, November 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Textor 101.

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Ithaca's women's soccer team will compete in the NCAA playoffs this weekend, while the Bomber volleyball and men's soccer teams have been picked for the ECAC Upstate NY tournament.

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