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Karen Allaben-Confer (’69) and John Confer presented at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, MA.

“The Art of Birds-from Terns to Petrels and Puffins” (Karen)

Karen, noted seabird artist, offered a look inside the creative sole of a bird artist who loves the sea and seabirds, and believes that science and art are fraternal. Karen was the winner of the George Miksch Sutton Award for Ornitholgical Art!

“The Removal of Science form Public Decisions: A Discussion about Global Warming & Evolution” (John)

For over three decades John has studied the ecology and life history of Golden-winged and Blue-winger Warblers, examing factors that influence nesting success. Much of his research is concerned with the regulation of species diversity and abundance, man's impact on our natural ecosystem. John's exceptional background in environmental impact on bird habitats and behaviors enriches his perspective on the timely subject of global warming.


Join the informational meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 7 p.m., CNS 112.

Complete details are on-line at:

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Farewell to Graham Stewart

Contributed by Shelley Semmler on 08/31/2006 

Graham will join the University at Buffalo as associate vice president for alumni relations.

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Turn on and tune in to WHCU 870 AM at 9:40 a.m. Friday, September 1 to hear David Prunty speaking on, you guessed it, the laundry story. And, the story is not washed out yet. Next Tuesday, Channel 10 is coming to campus to do the story for telly. Details later.

Welcome to 2006–2007 at IC

Contributed by David Maley on 08/30/2006 

Welcome to the 2006–2007 school year and to Intercom, the faculty, staff, and student information center for Ithaca College. Through Intercom, all members of the campus community can learn about news, events, and developments across South Hill as well as receive notices from their IC colleagues.

More on how you can be a part of Intercom in a little bit, but first here is some news worth noting as the new academic year begins.

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Improve Your Public Speaking

Contributed by Drew Hatton on 08/30/2006 

Amaze Your Friends...
Astonish Your Professors...
Astound Your Employer...

Improve Your Speaking Ability...

...Join Toastmasters!

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The fall 2006 issue of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services newsletter is now available.

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Maria DiFrancesco recently published "Sisterhood and
Violence in Cristina Fernández Cubas's Hermanas de
sangre," in a special edition of the peer reviewed
journal, Letras Femeninas (Vol. 32, No.1, Verano
2006). Letras Femeninas is a publication of the
Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina
Hispánica (AILFH). The special edition of the journal
celebrates 25 years of scholarship by Feministas
Unidas and foregrounds positions on gender, writing,
ethnicity, identity and mother/sisterhood.

Beth Pallo (Environmental Science ’06 with Chemistry concentration) and Akiko Fillinger (Assistant Professor of Chemistry) presented their poster on an interdisciplinary project titled, “Multi-faced Evaluation of Sustainable Landscaping on a College Campus” at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at Houston, TX, on August 19-22, 2006. This project aims to increase sustainability on our College’s landscaping practice by moving from tradition mono-crop lawns to a mixture that includes grasslands and wildflowers. ( We will monitor soil chemistry, biodiversity, economics of lawn vs. non-lawn landscaping, and attitudes of the college community. Beth’s poster presentation was well received by many environmental scientists and engineers from all over the world.

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Professor Leigh Ann Vaughn (Psychology) published a paper with her students in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, one of the premiere journals in social psychology.

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Psychology student Kumar Yogeeswaren ('06) won an honorable mention for his research presentation A cross-cultural study on kindergarten daily activities in India and Japan at the 5th Annual Conference for the Behavioral Sciences at Mount Union College, Ohio.

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Ithaca College Folk Music Society

Contributed by Seth Weiner on 08/30/2006 

Do you love folk music? Whether you play, dance, sing, or just want to listen, this club is for you!

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The intersection at Gym & Tower roads (at the football stadium) has been re-worked and is now a three (3) way stop.

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Please join me in welcoming John Rawlings, III and Nansalmaa Brown to the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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IC Dance Team Auditions

Contributed by Lindsay Drader on 08/29/2006 

The IC Dance Team is holding auditions this Friday and Saturday, Sept 1st and 2nd for the 2006-2007 team.

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Student Handbook and Legal Notices

Contributed by Brian McAree on 08/29/2006 

The Ithaca College Student Handbook is now online and may be accessed at

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Ever wondered what group cycling is like? Now is your chance to find out for free!

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Sport Club Fair

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 08/29/2006 

Interested in joining a sport club? Come to the Sport Club Fair on Thursday, September 7th from 8-9:30pm in Hill Center gyms 1 & 2.

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Don’t forget to mark your calendars! Dr. Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and this year’s First-Year Experience guest speaker,will give her public presentation on Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites.

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Ithaca College is pleased to announce the implementation of a number of new laundry systems for the start of the 2006-2007 academic year. These new systems were installed as the result of student feedback, a desire to support Ithaca College’s sustainability goals, and as a effort to provide better all around service. A task force from many offices worked on the laundry project for over three years and was made up of Robert Mudge (Purchasing), Fernando Gualtieri (ID Office), Zach Newswanger (Residential Life) and David Prunty (Campus Life Services). The laundry changes include:

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