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Ithaca College and the Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a two-day conference this spring to honor Rod Serling, one of television's most prolific writers.

Serling, best known for his science fiction television series, The Twilight Zone, taught at Ithaca College from 1967 to 1975. Ithaca College’s library houses the Serling archives, consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.

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On Monday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, Paisley Currah, executive director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; John Hanson, assistant professor and director of Hope College's DePree Art Center and Gallery; a Hope College student; and several Ithaca College faculty members will hold a roundtable discussion, "The State of the Closet in Academia."

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BOC executive board applications available now in the Student Activities Center. Anyone can apply.

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WomenSpeak 2006

Contributed by Ann Cusmano on 02/16/2006 

The Women’s Studies Program of Ithaca College warmly invites you to attend WomenSpeak 2006: Women and Beauty.

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A free evening of faculty chamber music will feature the music of Nikos Skalkottas on Thursday, February 23 at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. School of Music faculty pianist Charis Dimaras has spearheaded the event and will collaborate with colleagues oboist Paige Morgan, bassoonist Lee Goodhew Romm, and trumpeter Kim Dunnick.

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Guest clarinetist Eric Mandat, joined by pianist Jeanne Golan, will give a free recital, "American Music Spectrum," at Ithaca College on Wednesday, February 22. Featuring Mandat's own works for clarinet and piano as well as compositions by Aaron Copland, Dana Wilson, Leslie Bassett, and Eric Moe, the performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will welcome guest conductor Cynthia Johnston Turner to the podium for a free concert on Tuesday, February 21, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Turner is director of wind ensembles at Cornell University.

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Leigh Ann Vaughn (Psychology) has published an article with co-authors from The Ohio State University and the University of Oregon on how we understand the motivations for the behaviors of others.

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Sunday, February 19th at 8:00 pm and Monday, February 20th at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Located in Studio 2, the basement of Dillingham.

FREE!!! First come, first served.

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Join us for the Nutrition and Fitness Fair on Tuesday, February 21 in the Campus Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy healthy food samples, pick up info on good nutrition, have your blood pressure and cholesterol tested. (For best results on the cholesterol test, please do not eat in the morning.)

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Thursday, February 23
6:00 pm
101 Career Services Office

John Bradac, Director, Career Services Office,
"Personal Statement/Interviewing Seminar".

This workshop is MANDATORY for premed students who are planning to interview this year.

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Nutrition & Fitness Fair

Contributed by Priscilla Quirk on 02/16/2006 

Join us for the Nutrition & Fitness Fair on Tuesday, February 21st in the Campus Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 pm. Enjoy healthy food samples, pick up info on good nutrition, have your blood pressure & cholesterol tested. (For best results on the cholesterol test, please do not eat in the morning).

Prizes include: free passes to the new climbing wall, sessions with a personal trainer, yoga mats, pedometers and more!

Sponsored by the Health Promotion Committee

Make a difference during Spring Break, help build a house with Habaitat for Humanity. There are still spots available on the Spring Break trip to Birmingham, AL. The group leaves on Sunday, March 5th and returns on Sunday, May 12th.

The trip costs $140, which includes travel. A discounted rate is available to 21-year old students who are approved Ithaca College drivers.

If you are interested in the trip or have questions about the trip, please contact us at

Physical therapy faculty member Barb Belyea organized a group of seven junior year PT students to help at the New York State Special Olympics Winter Games.

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Wind Energy in New York State

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 02/16/2006 

Community-Owned Wind Projects in New York State

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22
  • Room 112, Center for Natural Sciences
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    Don't miss Ithacappella's FREE Block Three concert this Saturday (Feb. 18) in Emerson Suites at 7pm.

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    As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Terry Martinez will present a free session entitled "Social Styles" on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.

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    Mara Alper's documentary “Forgiveness” was chosen to screen at the Quakers in Criminal Justice annual conference from Feb. 24-26 in Bath, England. The theme of the conference is “Transforming, Accepting, Forgiving.” The participants are Quakers who work within the criminal justice system.

    Alper is an associate professor in the Television-Radio department.

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    Career Services wishes to remind interested students that the spring application deadline for Teach For America is Friday, February 17th, 2006.

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    Edward Linenthal of Indiana University will be speaking on the history of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on February 28, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites A.

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