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The yearlong film series "Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen: The Many Meanings of Family" continues with two screenings in January. “Daddy & Papa," an award-winning examination of the personal, cultural, and political implications of gay fatherhood, will be shown on Tuesday, January 24. A screening of "Our House," an exploration of growing up with gay and lesbian parents, will take place on Wednesday, January 25. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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Guest cellist Dennis Parker will present a free recital at Ithaca College on Wednesday, January 25. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Pianist Jennifer Hayghe will collaborate in a program entitled "Stolen Sonatas." All the music on the program was originally composed for instruments other than the cello, and has been transcribed by Parker. Works of Debussy, Enescu, and Poulenc will be included.

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Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL) serves as an advisory board to the vice-president for finance and administration for the stewardship of Ithaca College's natural areas.

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Congratulations to Sweta Shah, a Junior in the Physics Department, who has received an grant award from the Sigma Xi research society in support of her travel to observe asteroids with Prof. Beth Clark Joseph at the NASA IRTF telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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The Office of the Bursar is pleased to announce their 4th annual Bursar's Benefit Auction, to be held Wednesday, March 29 in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. This year we will be raising funds for the Tompkins County SPCA and Hospice of Ithaca...and we need YOUR help!

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The Red Cross Club at Ithaca College and Staff Council are holding another blood drive on Wednesday, February 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. You can sign up by e-mailing or stopping by the sign-up table Wednesday, January 25 in the North Foyer or the lobby Thursday, January 26 through Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thanks for your support in helping our community.

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ITS is pleased to announce the Spring 2006 Workshop Series. These workshops can teach you the basics of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, help you improve your Web skills in Dreamweaver, and familiarize you with many other applications.

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Prof. Lee Bailey, Department of Philosophy and Religion, will speak about his new book "The Enchantments of Technology" on WSKG radio's program "Off the Page."

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Starting Monday, January 30 through Sunday, February 5, 2006 the 8% sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.00 per article is removed.

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Date: Thursday, January 19
Location: Klingenstein Lounge
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join panelists Charles Santiago, Sean Eversley-Bradwell, Naeem Inayatullah, Zillah Eisenstein, and Baruch Whitehead for an interactive discussion on one of Dr. King's sermons, "Breaking the Silence." This speech was given by Dr. King at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, regarding the Vietnam war. A reading of passages from this sermon will be followed by faculty reflections on Dr. King's message, and interactive round-table discussions.

MLK-Tribute Showcase

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 01/19/2006 

Date: Friday, January 20, 2006
Location: IC Square
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Dr. King's legacy through this showcase of visual and performing arts. Talent drawn from the Ithaca community and student organizations will perform a tribute to Dr. King and help us close out our week-long series of events. Performers include: DJ Peck, IC Stand Up, Rhythm and Shoes, GIAC children's singers, Music School student and faculty performers, and IC Comedy Club.

Judith Pena-Shaff and Hugh Stephenson from the Psychology Department at Ithaca College, with William Altman, published an article related to students' perceptions and expectations about online learning. It appeared in the most recent issue of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research.

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The occupational therapy (OT) adult clinic (located in Center for Health Sciences at IC) currently has openings for outpatients. The clinic provides free OT services to faculty, staff, students, and immediate families. We help people whose ability to perform everyday activities has been limited by injury, disease, or the effects of aging.

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NYC based musician Emperor X will be performing in the IC Square at 8 PM on January 21st.

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iMPrint Magazine Rush Night

Contributed by Christopher Baxter on 01/18/2006 

iMPrint Magazine

iMPrint Magazine: College Life's Internet Magazine will be holding it's Spring Semester Rush Night on Monday, January 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Clark Lounge in Campus Center. Cookies and punch will be served. Anyone interested in working for Ithaca College's first online-only media outlet is encouraged to attend.

The 5th annual Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat for Ithaca College students will be held on February 17-19, 2006.
This on-campus version of the annual retreat presents the opportunity to explore the topic of diversity and its relationships to leadership. During the retreat, the entire group will participate in a series of educational sessions and discuss issues as a large group, as well as in smaller, informal conversations.

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Spring events of the Center for Faculty Excellence include special events on topics from sexual assault to Darwin Day, and several Colloquia are scheduled. The full schedule is at and additional events will be added regularly.

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The 2005 Ithaca College United Way campaign has come to a close and surpassed its goal with $61,435.26 raised through the contributions of 383 faculty, staff, retirees, and dining staff.

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The Office of Financial Aid website has been redesigned! As the first step of a long-term project to improve the site, we have updated its look and navigation. The new design is clean and inviting, and aesthetically it is more in line with the College’s goal to establish an Ithaca “brand.” It is also more organized and user friendly.

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Beginning with the 2007–8 academic year, Ithaca College will no longer hold classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, that day will be set aside each year for learning and service activities. President Peggy R. Williams made the announcement of the change to members of the College community attending the 2006 MLK Day Breakfast.

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