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Swee Wong Leaving Ithaca College

Contributed by Tom Torello on 03/06/2006 

Swee Wong, Marketing Communications Manager in the Office of Marketing Communications, will be leaving Ithaca College next month to relocate to Connecticut with her family. A reception in her honor will be held Friday, March 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Conference Room.

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An iPod Could Be Yours For a Song

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 03/03/2006 

What's that? You haven't been to the Bursar's Office yet to buy a raffle ticket for the beautiful iPod they are offering? And you haven't drooled over the chocolate basket raffle yet either? Time is wasting away. Don't let your buddies beat you to the tickets!

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The City of Ithaca has asked Ithaca College to remind students who are leaving town for Spring Break that they should not leave their cars parked on city streets.

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Ithaca College Remains Open

Contributed by David Maley on 03/02/2006 

After carefully considering weather and road conditions in Ithaca and surrounding areas for the remainder of this afternoon, Ithaca College has decided to remain open and working under normal operating conditions.

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Career Services Asks: Got Mock?

Contributed by John Fracchia on 03/02/2006 

Got Mock? Career Services is pleased to announce Mock Interview Day Spring 2006! That's right, we want to mock you and we think you'll thank us for it!

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Tonight's performance by guest artists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Anne-Marie McDermott has been canceled.

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Certified reflexologist Cat Berry will discuss this healing modality and how you can perform reflexology techniques on yourself. The discussion will take place Monday, March 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Friends 203. Sponsored by the Ithaca College Integrative Health Society. Contact Kate Saumweber at

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Your votes are needed! The next "Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen" event will take place on Saturday, April 1, with a day-long film festival featuring the most popular offerings from the Out of the Closet series. Which films will be shown? The films to be screened will be chosen by an online campus poll. This will serve as a "second chance" screening for those films you may have missed, or another opportunity to see all your favorites on the big screen.

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Ithaca College has joined the more than 300 institutions from around the world that have signed on to the Talloires Declaration, a 10-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations, and outreach at colleges and universities. President Peggy R. Williams was joined by other campus leaders at a signing ceremony on Tuesday, February 28.

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The Ithaca College Department of Sport Management and Media is accepting applications for admission into the master’s degree program in sport management. Graduate assistantships are available. Deadline for applying to the program is April 1.

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New Classes at the Fitness Center

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 03/01/2006 

There are new aerobics and group cycling classes being offered at the Fitness Center.

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Business mileage reimbursement rates for a personal vehicle have changed effective January 1, 2006.

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The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement will present the fourth annual Women in Leadership Experience on Saturday, March 25, in Seneca Falls, New York. This annual program features time in the Women’s Rights National Historic Park, leadership development sessions, a networking session, and a panel of area women in significant leadership roles. Woven throughout the program are opportunities for discussion and reflection. You do not have to identify as a woman to participate.

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You’re invited to a library instruction session Thursday, March 9, from noon to 1:00 p.m. We will gather at the reference desk, main floor, for a tour of our five service points and collections.

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Spring Break is a great opportunity for those wanting to give the climbing wall a try at the fitness center. President Williams did it at the grand opening.

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Annette Levine's manuscript "Cry for Me, Argentina: The Performance of Trauma in the Short Narrative of Aída Bortnik, Griselda Gambaro, and Tununa Mercado" has won this year's Northeast Modern Language Association Book Prize for best non-published manuscript. Professor Levine will be presented with the award March 3rd at the NEMLA convention in Philadelphia. Her book will be published by Farleigh Dickinson University Press.

Hosts needed April 6th-8th

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Students Interested in SUMMER and/or FALL 2006 Research in the Biology Department,

Mandatory Informational Meeting with Faculty
Thursday, March 2
CNS 1st Floor Foyer
4:00 PM

Descriptions of projects are available on the web.

All students must apply for 303-30200 by filling out the form available at the site above.
Students may be funded through the Bernard Research Fund, Ford Fund, DANA summer internships, or grants to individual faculty members.

Those applying for a summer position must fill out an application form

If your schedule does not permit you to attend this meeting, you must meet with the faculty member individually, and submitasignedapplication.

Marina Caillaud and her colleague, Sara Via, received a grant for $362,634, which IC will receive $92,800, from the USDA. The project is entitled, "Genetic Mapping and Molecular Characterization of Feeding Specializatin in Pea Aphid Host Races". It is a 3 year grant beginning this month.

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The Department of Economics was well represented at the Eastern Economic
Association meetings in Philadelphia over the weekend of February 24 –
26. Darius Conger served as a paper discussant. Bill Kolberg presented
two papers and chaired a session. Frank Musgrave presented a paper. Elia
Kacapyr and Samira Choudhury, an economics major, presented their
co-authored paper.

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