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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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Career Services is pleased to welcome Ithaca College alum, Mr. Kevin Rettig of MediaVest Worldwide to campus on February 22, 2006.

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In the NEXT TWO WEEKS you can submit an application to run for office in SGA or in your Class Council!

Election packets are available in the Student Activities Center (3rd floor of Campus Center) as well as on SGA’s website ( for the following positions*:

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Paper Clips Rescheduled

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 02/15/2006 

On Wednesday, February 22, Paper Clips will be shown in the Handwerker Gallery at 6:30 p.m. Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education.

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Barney Beins (Psychology) has been elected to a three-year position on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Psychological Association. He will begin his term in 2007.

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Linda Buettner, the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute's Distinguished Lecturer for 2006, will present a colloquium for faculty members called “Never Too Old, Sick, or Bad for Research in Aging.” Note that this event is on Friday, February 17, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. As usual, the Center for Faculty Excellence provides beverage and light treats and you are welcome to bring lunch.

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Stephen Sweet (Sociology) has received a $10,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to identify, develop, and disseminate material that teaches students the ways in which workplace policies and practices impact family lives.

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Battle of the Brains - Food Trivia

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 02/15/2006 

How much do you know about food?
Dining Services invites you to come show your food knowledge for a chance to win a prize at our Battle of the Brains Event.

Come have dinner at any of the dining halls this Thursday, Feb. 16.
The Battle of the Brains Quiz will begin at 5:00 p.m. and a new question will be asked every 15 minutes until 7:00 p.m.
The first person with the correct answer will win a prize!

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Health Advisory: Mumps

Contributed by Karen Eldredge on 02/14/2006 

We have two cases of mumps on campus, one of them laboratory-confirmed.

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The position of Student Trustee is becoming available for the 2006-2008 academic years. The position is one of the most important as well as most challenging student leadership roles on campus.

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Career Services will be holding an information session about the Central New York Communications Consortium.

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The Ithaca College Family Carnival will take place Friday, February 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center. Proceeds from the carnival will be donated to One-to-One Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

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Faculty and Staff Bus Passes

Contributed by Lillian Tavelli on 02/14/2006 

TCAT has notified Parking and Traffic Services (PTS) that they have discovered the bus passes that Ithaca College faculty and staff have been using were causing a problem in the card readers on the buses. The material that the bus passes were printed on was faulty and the passes were getting stuck in the card readers.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2004-2005 school year. Less than 10% of the SPS chapters nationwide are so honored (about one per state).

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Calling hours for Robert Tallman, long-time crew coach at Ithaca, will be held Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bangs Funeral Home in Ithaca.

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David Turkon of the Anthropoology Department has been asked to serve as Senior Advisor on the Board of Directors for the Sudanese Lost Boys Foundation of New York (SLBFNY).

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Student Grants in Jewish Studies

Contributed by Annette Levine on 02/13/2006 

The Jewish Studies Steering Committee invites grant applications from students who are engaged in projects, courses or other activities related to the study of Jewish history, culture or religion and connected directly or indirectly with an academic program at Ithaca College.

Examples of eligible activities: Projects with Jewish studies content related to any IC course. Off-campus classes, workshops, conferences or internships intended to enhance the student’s academic knowledge or skills related to Jewish history, culture or religion. Expenses for travel, lodging, materials and supplies, etc. connected with such an activity or project. Applications will be accepted and considered as they are received.

Application forms are available from Rebecca Lesses, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Gannett 122.

For further information, contact Rebecca Lesses, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies,
Gannett 122 • 274-3556 •

The public is invited to attend the final round of the second annual D'Addario Classical Guitar Competition at Ithaca College on Saturday, February 18. Starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall of the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the event culminates a daylong competition involving 15 aspiring young musicians from high schools and universities throughout the Northeast.

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