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The winter 2006 issue of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services newsletter is now available.

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Have you ever dreamed of having Ithacappella perform LIVE, just for you (or your girlfriend, best friend, mom, coworker, etc.)? Well dream no more...Ithacappella will be selling Singing Valentines from February 6-10 and 13th.

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Please purchase all your Textbook requirements as soon as possible as the Bookstore will begin returning Textbook overstock to Publishers on Monday, February 13th, 2006. We will not be able to guarantee availability of textbooks after this date.

Biology Club Thanks You!

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 02/03/2006 

The Biology Club would like to thank the IC campus for supporting a recent fundraiser for Operation Smile. Bio club members tabled in the Campus Center last week asking people to sponsor items to go into Smile Bags, which will be given out to children who receive free surgeries abroad.

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Business leaders need to be at the forefront of industry, especially when it comes to technology and innovation.

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The Central New York Recreation and Park Society (CNYRPS) 2005 Awards
Committee is pleased to announce a special recognition for an HSHP student.

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Simon Deng, a former Sudanese child slave, will be speaking at Ithaca College on February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suite C. He will offer a first-hand narrative of slavery in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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"The Face of Madagascar," a collection of more than 50 photographs taken by Janice Levy over a ten-year period on the island nation of Madagascar, is now on display for Black History Month at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. The show runs through March 12, 2006.

Levy, associate professor of photography in the Cinema and Photography Department in the Park School, has been in Madagascar six times between 1992 and 2001. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been published widely in textbooks and magazines. She has taught photography at Ithaca College since 1987.

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The Wellness Clinic's stress reduction program will be a 4-class series meeting Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., February 8, 15, 22, and March 1.

Learn and practice some simple tools for gaining greater awareness and ease through mindfulness. We will use meditation, body scans, and gentle yoga to access our internal resources and break the stress cycle. This class is open to all faculty and staff across campus (and is not limited to Wellness Clinic members).

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Folk Music Society Table Event

Contributed by Seth Weiner on 02/01/2006 

Public Table in Campus Center North Foyer - Live Music!

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Come enjoy a week of fun events with friends hosted by the Student Activities Board! Events include a hypnotist, music by the Alternate Routes, a comedy show by the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, our weekly feature film Rent and a casino night. A chance to win prizes at every event!

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I am pleased to announce that President Williams has chosen the text for the 2006-07 first-year reading. It is Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This book has won a number of awards, including the Man Booker Prize for 2002. I hope you will enjoy reading it. Please visit wwww.randomhouse.ca for information about the author and Life of Pi.

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Women's History Month Events

Contributed by Judith Barker on 02/01/2006 

Many Events have been planned for Women's History Month at Ithaca College. Please read the descriptive calendar and plan to attend some of our events. For more information, contact Judith Barker (barker@ithaca.edu).

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The Peer Advisors you know and love are back to business for 2006. The organization, which works to ensure a smooth transition for the first year student into Ithaca College is recruiting new membership and wants YOU.

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Do you like getting involved, giving back, and sharing your knowledge? Are you skilled with computers or don't know what to do with your old model? Extra suits taking up space in your closet?

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The vice president for finance and administration is pleased to announce that a search for the new leader of the Office of Human Resources is underway. The associate vice president for human resources will direct the work of the Departments of Benefits, Employment and Employee Relations, Training and Development, Compensation and Design, and Human Resource Information Systems.

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This spring, Rhythm ní Shoes (IC Tap Club) is hosting the First Annual Finger Lakes Tap Festival in conjunction with the Tap Legacy(TM) Foundation, Inc. (founded by tap dancers Gregory Hines and Andrew J. Nemr). From Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, tap dancers will be coming to Ithaca from all over the country, and five world-renowned guest artists will be teaching classes and performing. (For more information about the festival, you can check out our website at www.fingerlakestapfestival.com)

In order to make this festival possible, we need many volunteers to assist us in various areas.

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Discussion: Avian Communication, from Finches to Penguins
February 6
7:30 p.m.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road

Admission is free and open to all.

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Figure Drawing Session

Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 02/01/2006 

Open to all interested students!

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Freestyle Friday Competition

Contributed by April Richardson on 02/01/2006 

The African-Latino Society, Student Government Association, Diversity Council, and many other organizations are sponsoring Ithaca College's first Freestyle Friday Competition with celebrity Host DJ Envy of HOT 97! Competitors from various New York colleges and universities will compete at this event on February 3, 2006 from 7pm-11pm.

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