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Direct deposit provides a convenient, secure, and easy way to access the earnings from your on-campus job. Individuals who choose direct deposit have their money deposited in their personal bank account and have access to the funds the morning of pay date.

Direct deposit is free and, starting today, every student employee who signs up for direct deposit by November 7 will be entered to win one of 100 $10 ID Express gift cards. To be eligible for this drawing you must have an on-campus job and not currently be on direct deposit.

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On Tuesday, October 21, at 12:05 p.m. in CNS 261, Kurt Andresen of Colgate University will present a talk: "DNA and the Nucleosome: The Physics of Strangely Attractive Particles." Andresen is a visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate.

The event is part of the Physics Seminar series.

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Don't miss out on the exciting happenings this week!

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TIAA-CREF recently released a statement that highlights important points to keep in mind during these turbulent financial times. The statement also offers guidance for investors.

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Get educated! Debate your family and friends. Vote with confidence come November 4!

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Didn't Receive Your Absentee Ballot?

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 10/17/2008 

Students, if you registered and have no received confirmation or your absentee ballot, now is the time to act! Call your local town hall in which you registered and follow up!

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Colleges Against Cancer has a lot in store for you!

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Margaret Arnold, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented at the National Recreation and Park Association annual congress in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Explore internship and job opportunities. Network with employers. Show off your favorite professional clothes.

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Do you want to you work for an agency that plays a critical role in the national security of our country? Then consider a career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and attend an information session at noon Monday, October 20, in the Cayuga Lake Meeting Room.

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Submitted on behalf of Melissa Gattine, special programs and public relations coordinator, Park School of Communications.

John G. Geer, distinguished professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, will visit campus this month to present a lecture titled, "Why Negative Campaigns Are Good for Our Country." The presentation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, in Park Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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Want to continue your election education? Come join us for a mock debate portraying the presidential candidates -- Barack Obama, John McCain, and Ralph Nader -- on Monday, October 20, in IC Square at 7:00 p.m.

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To Vote or Not to Vote?

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 10/17/2008 

Have you ever said, "I don't want to vote because I don't know enough about the candidates"?

We're taking that excuse away. Stop by the Project Vote Smart Bus on Monday, October 20, the day we return from fall break. The bus will be parked in O lot (behind the Park School) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Students who need to drive vehicles owned, leased, or rented by the College are required to take a free, two-hour driver safety class, which will be conducted on campus by the College's insurance company this fall on the dates listed below. This policy is strongly recommended by the insurance company in the interest of student safety and sound risk management.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will offer a showing of Trembling Before G-d, a documentary on Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, on Thursday, October 23. The screening, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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Johanna Baker is the proud recipient of Challenge Industries' Anniversary Award she received in the fall. It was given to her in recognition of her 20 years of service and outstanding employment success in their agency.

Of those 20 years, she has had continuous service in the biology and psychology departments at Ithaca College.

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Paul R. Geisler, Ed.D., ATC, assistant professor and director of athletic training education in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, and Ed Kelly, M.S., ATC, of Cornell University, collaborated on an article entitled "Groin Pain: A Preventative Approach to Athletic Pubalgia."

The piece is based on their clinical research project with the Cornell men's hockey team, and appears in the October issue of Training and Conditioning magazine. Kelly is the assistant athletic trainer for men's hockey at Cornell.

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The Fitness Center and the Office of Recreational Sports offer free aerobics classes each block to help members of the campus community stay in shape! There are a couple of new classes added to the aerobics schedule. (Stability Ball is back!)

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Premed Event: Monday, October 20

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/16/2008 

Monday, October 20
LT. Benjamin Wind, D.O., Class of 1997

"The Long Road to Medical School"
4:00-5:00 p.m.
CNS 118

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How should I prepare? What questions should I expect? What questions should I ask? How do things differ over the phone? What about informational interviews, what are those? Why are they important?

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