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Matthew Shepard was a 21-year-old male whose brutal murder in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998 spurred calls for stronger hate-crimes legislation and drew the public's attention to the subject of anti-gay violence.

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Deborah Curry, director of the Washington Semester Program, will be at this information session. She has made a special trip from Washington to meet with interested students. She will relate pertinent information about studying and interning in Washington, D.C., during the spring 2009 semester -- an exciting and historic time for our country. You'll start your semester on the same day the next president of the United States takes office: January 20, 2009!

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As I announced on Intercom last week, Ithaca College is embarking on a strategic visioning process that will clarify our vision of academic excellence, and help us take the steps needed to make that vision a reality.

As part of this process, I would like to personally invite the entire campus community to attend a discussion, hosted by a prominent alumnus, that will help focus our thinking and place our ideas and vision within a broader national context.

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Join Senior Connection and the Office of Career Services as they clarify “Grad School Myths and Realities.”

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David Gilbert, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, will keynote the Careers in Sport Symposium 2008, scheduled for Saturday, November 1. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. in the Center for Health Sciences atrium and classrooms.

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Have you had a wonderful customer service experience with a Sodexo employee at IC? If so, we want to know!

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Come and experience Rajasthani Sufi/folk music during your lunch hour on Monday, October 6!

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My name is Debby Curry and I am the new director of the Washington Semester Program. I am writing to solicit course proposals for the Washington Semester seminars for spring and fall 2009. We will offer two seminars -- in the spring and one in the fall.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) launches our "Teaching and Learning Commons," which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching describes as "an intellectual community space provided to enrich and encourage exchange of knowledge about teaching and learning."

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Physics students Caitlin Ahearn '10, Emily Backus '11, Preston Barrows '10, and Jordan Hyatt '10 will talk about their summer research experiences on Tuesday, October 7, at 12:05 p.m. in CNS 204.

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Please save the date -- the Annual Ithaca College Benefits and Work/Life Fair will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.!

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An Ithaca Idol, that is! Ithaca Idol, a singing competition based on the television show and presented by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), is returning for its sixth year and we are looking for people to audition!

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Information Technology Services would like to announce the release of an upgrade to the Remark Course Evaluation software. While the changes are slight, you will notice a fresh new look to the reports that you are accustom to receiving.

These changes will go into effect for mid-terms of the Fall 2008 semester Course Evaluation processing.

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Ooops! College Health Issues, a one-credit, pass/fail course offered in Block II, was listed incorrectly in HomerConnect. There are still spaces left.

Here's what it's really about ...

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 10/03/2008 

Quoted in the media: faculty members Kim Gregson and Janice Elich Monroe; president emerita Peggy Williams was also featured.

For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations's website:

IC in the Media

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Please join us for the following dining events this week!

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IC Theatre is accepting donations of books and other reading materials to be sent free of charge to inmates across the country via the community-based organization Books Through Bars of Ithaca. A donation box has been set up at the entrance to the Clark Theatre lobby in Dillingham Center; donations will be accepted now through October 12.

The book drive is taking place in conjunction with Ithaca College Theatre's production of The Exonerated, a play based on the real stories of six wrongfully convicted Americans.

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"Red, White, and Jew"

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 10/03/2008 

Hillel invites you to an evening of politics at "Red, White, and Jew" on Monday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Williams 323.

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The August 2008 issue of MusikTexte: Zeitschrift für Neue Musik, volume 118, was devoted to the music of Chou Wen-chung. Professor emeritus Mary Arlin and Mark Radice, professor of music history, each had an article included in that issue.

Radice's article was titled "Das Zentrum für US-amerikanisch-chinesischen Kulturaustausch" ("The Center for U.S.-American-Chinese Cultural Exchange"); Arlin's article was "Befreiung von Fesseln. Chou Wen-chungs 'Windswept Peaks'" ("Freeing from Chains: Chou Wen-chung's 'Windswept Peaks'").

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What were the effects of federal, state, and local housing policies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? Who was responsible for the displacement of tens of thousands of African Americans in New Orleans?

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