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Be safe. Wear sunscreen. Reapply. Wear UV protection clothing.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by David Maley on 04/27/2008 

On Saturday, April 26, residents of Circle Apartment #2 reported to the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety that a TV, an iPod, and other items were stolen from their residence sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on that date.

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Nine Park School students presented at the 2008 Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on April 18 in Rochester, New York. Two students received first-place honors in their respective categories.

Julie Y. Tausend '08 received first place in the communication technology division for her paper, titled "Effects of Interactive Multimedia in E-Learning."

Elizabeth VanDurme '10 won first place in the media studies division for her paper, "How Gender Is Portrayed to the World: A Content Analysis of Magazine Covers."

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Submitted on behalf of Kathleen Rountree, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

I am pleased to announce the selection of Michael Malpass, professor of anthropology, as the newly designated Dana Professor in the Social Sciences. Professor Malpass has a most distinguished reputation of leadership at the College, school, and department levels.

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MLK Scholars Photo Exhibit

Contributed by Terry Martinez on 04/25/2008 

This Monday, April 28, the MLK Scholars will hold a photography exhibit featuring photos based on their experiences abroad.

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Need to Stretch Your Legs?

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 04/25/2008 

Volunteers are still needed for the Ithaca Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, May 4, 2008!

Volunteers are needed to support those who have raised money and will be walking 3 miles to help support people in our area with multiple sclerosis (MS). Many with MS are no longer able to walk and have had that ability taken from them by this debilitating disease. The walkers walk these 3 miles for those who can no longer enjoy such a privilege.

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End of the Year Receptions/Picnics

Contributed by Suzanne Smith on 04/25/2008 

Submitted on behalf of Brian McAree, vice president for student affairs and campus life.

It is that time of year again when picnics, receptions, and banquets are held to celebrate the completion of the academic year, students' accomplishments, and Commencement. Many times, such events take place off campus, at private homes and other locations. If alcohol will be available for students in attendance, it is important to remember the responsibilities that are associated with such an event.

If you are advising a student group or working with a group that is planning an event, there are some important considerations which should be addressed. It is imperative that you uphold the laws which state that alcohol must not be served to anyone under the age of 21 and that it is illegal to serve individuals of legal drinking age who are intoxicated. As officials of the College, it is our responsibility to prevent such occurrences. A faculty or staff member who is involved in the sponsorship or supervision of an event places both him-/herself and the institution in jeopardy should the law be broken at that event. This could result in serious liability problems.

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Professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers and physics students Christopher Hastings, Kevin Hurley, and Charlie Simkin are heading overseas to conduct archaeological geophysical surveys at three archaeology sites. The projects are proof of concept surveys to demonstrate that archaeological geophysical instruments can image subsurface features related to ancient cities.

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Come to the physics seminar on Tuesday, April 29, at 12:10 p.m. in CNS 204 to listen to Suzanne Amador Kane's talk on the biophysical model of prokaryotic diversity in geothermal hot springs and its implications for early life on Earth. Kane is an associate professor of physics at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

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The regular pool schedule ends Friday, May 2, at 2:00 p.m. Special hours will be observed for finals week and for Senior Week.

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Susan Thomas and Crystal Wheeler, graduate students in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, presented an award-winning paper titled "Classroom Learning: Assessment of Traditional and PowerPoint Presentations" at the International Conference of Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, Florida, in April 2008.

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Read more to find out how you can get $20 at the IC Bookstore for participating in a one-hour study!

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Economics professor Elia Kacapyr's paper, "Cross-Country Determinants of Happiness," will appear in the International Journal of Social Economics, volume 38 (2008). Kacapyr is also chair of the economics department.

Three Upcoming Free Concerts

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/25/2008 

Three School of Music ensembles will present FREE concerts in the next week: the Concert Band, the Period Instrument Performance Ensemble, and the Symphonic Band. More details are below.

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Reminder -- myHome Open Session

Contributed by David Weil on 04/25/2008 

Please plan to join us at our last myHome open session to see a demonstration of the college's new Web portal scheduled for release this summer.

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Life Is Beautiful is the Movie Monday choice for April 28 at 8:00 p.m. in the Phillips Room, Muller Chapel.

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The Campus Center's check cashing service will no longer cash IC payroll checks beginning June 1, 2008.

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Reception for Townsend Plant

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/24/2008 

Townsend Plant '97, M.M. '00, director of music admission programs since 2001, will soon take on the position of director of admissions and financial aid for Indiana University's School of Music in Bloomington, one of the largest music schools in the country. A farewell reception will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Friends Green Room (James J. Whalen Center for Music, room 3106).

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The Reconstruction Team would like to thank all who supported us during our campaign. We are excited about working with the student body next year, as well as the new Ithaca College president. We hope that you will join us in our efforts to revamp SGA and truly make it the voice of the students.

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Please join us for the official dedication of the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise today, April 24, beginning at 1:10 p.m. We'll have music, fanfare, refreshments, and a host of activities to usher in a new era for IC business.

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