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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, vice president for human resources.

The Office of Human Resources will be holding a few more 90-minute workshops to help you prepare, facilitate, and document your one-on-one meetings, and familiarize you with two new forms:

Goals Review Form (Microsoft Word 2007 document)

Goals Self Review (Microsoft Word 2007 document)

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Book Proposal Workshop Closed

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 05/01/2009 

High demand has led the Center for Faculty Excellence to close the June 9 faculty workshop, "Preparing a Winning Book Proposal," with Sheri Englund. We will keep a waiting list in case of cancellations; please write to Susanne Morgan.

Come relieve the stress of finals with some great events at the dining halls!

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Services have been scheduled for Andrea Celeste Morton '10, a clinical health studies major who passed away on Wednesday, April 29.

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Join us on Sunday, May 10, for our Mothers’ Day Brunch taking place at the Tower Club restaurant from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Get cash for your used textbooks and present your textbook receipt at the check counter to get 20 percent off one regular-priced clothing item at the IC Bookstore.

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During Summer Session I you can learn about Native cultures and visit local Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nations and work at a Cayuga archaeological dig!

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[Editor's note: This event has been cancelled due to the weather.]


The Clinton B. Ford Observatory will be open for a public viewing this Friday, May 1, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.

This event is open to the public. If you are a supervisor whose employees do not have access to this message, please post and distribute.

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Heading home for the summer and not sure how it's going to go?

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(Drum roll.........) YOU! Expand your horizons by experiencing the best little college town in the U.S. during the most delightful time of the year on the most beautiful campus of one of America's Top 10 BEST colleges. 

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Water aerobics classes will be offered during finals week.

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It is with great pleasure that the RA Recognition Committee announces the winners of the Block 4 Awards.

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Vivian Bruce Conger, associate professor of history, has been selected as a 2009-2010 American Philosophical Society Library Resident Fellow.

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The Ithacan has once again been named the best non-daily student newspaper in the Northeast by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The SPJ -- the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country -- presented the paper with the First Place Mark of Excellence Award at its Region 1 conference on April 25 in Philadelphia.

In addition, senior Jennifer Nevins's story, "That's How They Roll," about a local roller derby team, won the First Place Mark of Excellence Award in the feature writing category. Senior Erica R. Hendry's "Jazz Man," a profile of recently retired music professor Steve Brown, took second place in the feature writing category. The stories appeared in the October 23, 2008, and April 24, 2008, issues of the Ithacan, respectively.

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John Fracchia's films were selected for the first annual film festival of the National Dance Association at its annual conference in Tampa, Florida on April 2, 2009.  

He screened Danse Enchantée, Celestial Somesthesis, and Outside-In(finite) -- the latter two of which were also shown at the Handwerker Gallery in January as part of the "Thursdays at the Handwerker" series.

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Lis Maurer, coordinator of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, has authored a book chapter.

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Faculty Fun at the May Institute

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 04/30/2009 

Yes, the May Faculty Institute is useful, and you will move forward in your own work on course design or assessment. But you will also laugh and connect with new people as well as old friends.

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Biochemistry students Colleen O'Loughlin and Raleene Gatmaitan and chemistry department chair Scott Ulrich coauthored a paper in the Molecular Cell journal.

The paper is titled "A Quorum Sensing Antagonist That Targets Both Membrane-Bound and Cytoplasmic Receptors Controls Bacterial Pathogenicity."

In addition to O'Loughlin, Gatmaitan, and Ulirch, the paper's other coauthors were Lee Swem, Danielle Swem, and Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University. The article has just been accepted and will appear in print and online shortly.

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Are there any cool or unusual jobs in your future? How about interesting internships or life-changing experiences like Teach for America?

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ITS is pleased to announce that wireless coverage has been expanded to include the following areas:

  • Cerrache Center
  • Facilities Vehicle Maintenance Building
  • Link Connector and Classrooms
  • Terrace One Dining Hall
  • Terrace One ID Office Area
  • Towers Dining Hall

For more information about wireless networking and a complete list of wireless locations visit the ITS wireless support page.

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