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The next meeting for the IC Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room, Campus Center.

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The Office of Purchasing and Staples Business Advantage are pleased to sponsor another office products "Lunch 'N Learn" seminar on Thursday, July 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center.

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Are there computers or network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this fall under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Ithaca College finished in 14th place in the final standings for the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings. The standings for the contest (formerly known as the Sears Cup) are determined by a school's finish in NCAA playoff competition in selected sports.

Ithaca, which placed 21st last year, is one of nine schools to have placed in the top 30 in each of the award's first 13 years. Ithaca finished with 585.00 points, trailing 13th-place Wisconsin-Stevens Point by 2.25 points.

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Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Contributed by Denise Thompson on 06/16/2008 

The Caregiver Support Group will meet Friday, June 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in 413 CHS.

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Stay fit and enjoy the sun with water aerobics at the outdoor pool -- for FREE!

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Assistant professor of physics Luke Keller spoke in May at the invitation of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education at a panel discussion of imagination, its role in education, and how imagination is related to innovation.

The Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, awards grants to New York City public schools that incorporate imagination -- particularly the development of imagination in their students -- as a focus across the curriculum. The panel discussion was part of this year's Imagination Awards ceremony.

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah presented a paper: "Shed No Tears: Wealth, Race, and Death in Hegel's Necro-Philosophy" at a workshop titled, "Hegel and International Relations." The workshop was held at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 5-6, 2008.

Confer, J. L., T. Hauck , M-E. Silvia, and V. Frary. 2008. Avian shrubland management and shrubland nesting success. Pages 407-412. In Proceeding of the Eighth International Symposium on Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management. (J. W. Goodrich, L. P. Abrahamson, J. L. Ballard, S. M. Tikalsky, Eds.). Electric Power Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

The work of Jason Hamilton (Department of Biology) and his colleagues is reported in "Sustaining a Sustainable Education" in the Ithaca Times newspaper. They have recently submitted a proposal to found New Roots School, a charter school in Ithaca.

The goal is to create a sustainability-based high school in which students are taught through integration of theories and practices of sustainable education. If accepted, the school will open in September 2009 with an anticipated roster of 50 ninth-grade and 50 tenth-grade students.

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The Office of the Registrar will be on an "Advance" (staff meeting) on Monday, June 16, for the entire day. The office will have phone coverage but no front office window service.

The Coddington Road entrance to campus is closed and will remain closed until 9:00 a.m. this Sunday, June 15, due to emergency road construction.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You can still purchase VIP packages for the Ithaca Community Fireworks, but act soon -- they are going fast!

For information about VIP packages, contact Janet Hewitt at Tompkins Trust Company, 273-3210. Information is also available online at communityfireworks.com.

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The Financial Services, Accounts Payable, Budget, and Purchasing offices will move temporarily while windows are replaced on the West Tower's 14th floor.

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We are pleased to announce that the IC Toastmasters Club has been recognized by Toastmasters International as a "Distinguished Club."

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The Malmö Academic Choir and Orchestra will present a free concert of Scandinavian music at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23, in Ford Hall.

On a North American tour from Toronto to New York, the group will also perform at the Ithaca Festival. Conductor Daniel Hansson will be joined by tenor soloist Joachim Bäckström.

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Don't let the price of gas ruin your family fun this summer! Why not take a day trip brought to you by the IC Bus Trip Committee?

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Assistant professor of sociology Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology Susanne Morgan (who also heads the Center for Faculty Excellence), and Danette Ifert Johnson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech Communication, have had an article accepted for publication in the journal Numeracy. The article, "Using Local Data to Advance Quantitative Literacy," details the ways local data have been integrated in classes at Ithaca College and demonstrates pedagogical strategies to advance quantitative literacy.

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The Office of Residential Life, along with the Offices of Information Technology Services and Purchasing, is currently investigating options to provide lower-cost cable services to Ithaca College students.

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Two Elected to Board of Trustees

Contributed by David Maley on 06/11/2008 

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees has elected Ed Rivera '88 to a three-year term as alumni trustee and Chris Lee '10 to a two-year term as student trustee.

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