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As a reminder, tickets for the 2nd annual Empty Bowls program are on sale in the Textor Lobby from 11am to 1pm Thursday or at the door to the event on Friday.

The event is being held from 12-2pm in the Emerson Suites as part of the Celebration of Service. Tickets are $10 for lunch only or $20 for lunch and a handmade ceramic bowl of your choice.

The Evan D. Williams Band will be performing throughout the luncheon and a special video produced by the first-year leadership scholars that takes a look at Poverty from the college student perspective will be shown.

Lunch will consist of soups, breads, salads, and a special dessert donated by the Culinary Arts Club. Lunch itself is being donated by Sodexho-Dining Services.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association is asking for national participation in the Orange and Maroon Effect. They are requesting that everyone in the U.S. support the VT campus community by wearing orange and maroon on Friday April 20, 2007. Join millions of young people who will express their concern and intent to build stronger communities. For more information about the Orange and Maroon Effect Friday, please visit:

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Candlelight Vigil for Virginia Tech

Contributed by David Maley on 04/18/2007 

A candlelight vigil will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 8:00 p.m. in Muller Chapel in support of the victims and survivors of the Virginia Tech shootings. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to come together in reflection and to support the members of our own community who were directly touched by this tragedy.

Music at the Museum of the Earth

Contributed by Kate Larrabee on 04/18/2007 

Submitted on behalf of Shelley Semmler, vice president for institutional advancement

As part of a nationwide celebration of the Campaign for Ithaca College: Making a World of Difference, you are cordially invited to a cocktail reception to be held Thursday, May 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Museum of the Earth.

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Assistant professor Alan Gomez, of the Center for the Study of Race, Culture, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), made several presentations recently, including at a conference on race, punishment, and citizenship in California at San Jose State University (April); a lecture on "Civil Rights: Globalization, Labor, and Dignity," at Cornell (March); a talk on planning torture/resisting living death, also at Cornell (February); a lecture entitled, "From Below and to the Left: The Circulation of U.S. Third World Political Cultures," at the University of Houston; and a roundtable presentation at the American History Association in Georgia (January).

It is that time of year again when picnics, receptions and banquets are held to celebrate the completion of the academic year, studentsí accomplishments, and Commencement.

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A message from Nancy Pringle, vice president and general counsel, and Carl Sgrecci, vice president for finance and administration

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Illustrator and writer David Macaulay (The Way Things Work, Castle, Cathedral, and numerous other award-winning titles) will deliver the annual C. P. Snow Lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Park Auditorium on Thursday, April 26. The event is free and open to the public.

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Please join us for a farewell reception for Peter Bardaglio on Thursday, May 3, 2007 from 4:00-6:00 PM in Klingenstein Lounge.

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In conjunction with the Celebration of Service, the Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club will be sponsoring a Mini-service Station in the North Foyer to support a huge service project. Here's your chance to be part of something big! How?

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May 1 is the deadline to ensure inclusion in next year's Faculty Colloquium Series, the theme of which is scholarship with an international focus.

May 15 is the annual Spring Faculty Conference, highlighting types of scholarship at Ithaca College.

May 21-24 is the May Institute, "Teaching Tomorrow's Students."

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The Counseling Center has resources available for faculty and staff who are supporting students who have been affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

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Emeriti Informational Sessions

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 04/18/2007 

A reminder that Emeriti Informational Sessions are scheduled for April 19 and 20. Representatives from Emeriti and Fidelity Investments will be on campus to provide information about the Emeriti Program and what you need to do to take full advantage of the Program.

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Three members of the music theory faculty presented at the Music Theory Society of New York State meeting on April 14 and 15 at Fordham University in New York City.

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Tower Club Dinner Theatre Package

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 04/18/2007 

Join us on Friday, April 28, 2007 for a night of dinner and entertainment provided right on Ithaca College campus.

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Three IC students, Kelly Helin, Sarah Kessler, and Betsabe Luna, have won the prestigious Fulbright award for 2007-2008.

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A Life in Soap Opera

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 04/18/2007 

Ever wonder what really goes on in those fictional towns populated by those troubled soap opera characters? Find out this Friday when GUIDING LIGHT director Robert Scinto '68 returns to IC.

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Professor of Politics Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), gave an invited talk on Islamic feminism at St. Mary's College, Maryland, on April 16.

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies sponsored an alumni reception at the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association conference in Saratoga Springs on March 25.

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