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MC Lyte, who was raised in Brooklyn, New York, has had a successful career in the entertainment business. Lyte was one of the first female rappers to bring attention to the sexism and misleading notions about women that often run rampant in hip-hop. We're excited to have this activist and prominent hip-hop icon serve as our breakfast keynote speaker for the first all-day celebration of MLK Day on January 21, 2008.

Go online to. to pre-register to attend any of the events scheduled for that day.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography, and media arts, presented a paper, entitled "From Image to Interface: Preemptive Media Collective and the Collaborative Politics of Algorithms," at the 14th Visible Evidence Conference on Documentary at the University of Bochum in Bochum, Germany.

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Nicolas Barajas '08 is one of 20 students nationwide selected to participate in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, held January 2-13 at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

The institute is an 11-day, hands-on journalism residency program offered to aspiring reporters, editors, photographers, and designers who are student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

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Mr. DiAndre Summerville has joined the Park School staff. He will be working with the Technical Operations staff as a Studio Technician.

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs is pleased to announce that John W. Rawlins, III has been selected as the new Assistant Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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Deborah Mohlenhoff, assistant director of the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement, participated in an International Relay For Life training session for the American Cancer Society.

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Summer grants for faculty research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis.

Awards provide $3,350 in compensation for eight weeks of full-time research. Proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by Friday, February 15.

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Please be advised that the Ithaca College Bookstore and Mac's General Store will be CLOSED Thursday, January 10, for the Winter Festival. We will reopen on Friday morning, January 11, at 8:30 a.m. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

ITS and Verizon are pleased to report that the phone and voice mail systems were successfully cut over to new systems this past weekend, January 4-6, 2008.

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Career Services is pleased to announce that four scholarships are now available for students who are interested in taking a Kaplan test preparation course! Please pass this information to students who may be interested.

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If you haven't made a New Year's resolution, the Fitness Center offers many new classes for the spring semester. These classes have a fee because they are taught by off-campus professional instructors.

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Dealing with Debt

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As a result of the campus telephone service interruption that will take place from approximately 8:00–11:00 p.m. this Friday, January 4, a temporary number must be used to contact the Office of Public Safety in the event of an emergency. The Blue Light telephone system will also be down during this time. The Office of Public Safety can be contacted at 607-256-9187 via cell phone or other non-campus phone. This telephone number is only to be used during the three-hour service interruption.

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On Sunday, October 7, a new communication vehicle for reportage about local, regional, and national sustainability issues took to the airwaves when the first Your Impact radio show was broadcast on WICB (91.7 FM).

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IC Toastmaster Meeting

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The next meeting for the IC Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room.

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As announced in recent articles, ITS and Verizon are replacing the campus telephone and voice mail systems this weekend beginning at 8:00 pm on Friday, January 4th and continuing through Sunday, January 6th.

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The Memphis file server will be unavailable for extended maintenance starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4th.

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The High King's Tomb, the third in a series of novels by Kristen Britain '87, went into a second printing just two weeks after it was released in early November and is now on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Dave Priester, director of technical operations for the Roy H. Park School of Communications, called our attention to a spiffy new sustainable equipment upgrade in their master control suite. Their new Miranda Kaleido-x Multiviewer™ handles all three television production control rooms plus a couple of additional editing displays from one central location. Installing this Multiviewer™ has enabled the Office of Technical Operations to get rid of more than 20 cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors so far.

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The Bookstore recently advised us that they have added a special new item to the IC imprint items they sell: a line of pens with "Ithaca College" printed on the barrel and the words "Environmentally Friendly" and the recycling symbol imprinted on the clip.

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