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Models Wanted

Contributed by Ta'Shema Odoms on 11/29/2005 

Models of all shapes and sizes wanted for a fashion show!

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In continued response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Ithaca College's Community Service Committee and the local American Red Cross Chapter are working together to offer the Disaster Response Course training here on campus in the beginning of January for staff and faculty. This specialized training is for those that would like to volunteer during the rebuilding efforts that continue after Hurricane Katrina and also for any future response to a disaster in this community and elsewhere.

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On Thursday, December 1st, at 7:00 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, the "On the Verge" reading series will present a staged reading of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, featuring performances by Ithaca College students and faculty members (including Jim Swafford, Michael Twomey and Krista Scott) and directed by English department faculty member Claire Gleitman.

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Contributed for: Cheryl A. Freer, Director of Benefits

The deadline for Re-enrollment is this Friday, December 2nd at 11:59pm.

If you have not done so already, please make sure you go to to check your current elections, select beneficiaries on-line and make changes for the upcoming year.

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The online community is the best way to stay connected to IC and your college friends after you graduate. If you haven't registered yet, stop by the Campus Center this Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to get your security ID and a free latte mug, while supplies last!

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Did you know that Ithaca College is getting ready to install a solar-powered fountain in the Chapel Pond? A group of three students from the "Projects in Sustainability" class have been working with Greg Pitts from EcoVillage at Ithaca to design and install this and other solar applications on campus.

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The new Fall 2005 issue of the IC Journal of Race Culture Gender and Ethnicity is out and will be made available to students and faculty for free at the Journal's Release Reception this Friday, December 2nd, from 5 PM in the McDonald Lounge in Campus Center. Come pick up your copy of the Journal, chat with the editors and this semester's published authors, and enjoy free food and refreshments.

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On Monday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, first-year students enrolled in an Ithaca Seminar will display and present work from their seminars.

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With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to review the College policies on the safe use of decorations. Please take a moment to read this important information.

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The Williamstown Mountain Film Festival presents quality mountain-oriented films with an emphasis on both adventure and mountain culture.

Saturday, December 3rd
2:00 p.m.
Park Auditorium

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor, Cinema and Photography and coordinator, Culture and Communication, delivered a major invited lecture entitled “The Old and The New: Amateur Film and New Media” at the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY-Purchase on November 16, 2005.

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Ithaca College will host Fulbright Visiting Specialist Mohammed Zin Nordin January 12 to February 8, 2006, as a participant in "Direct Access to the Muslim World," a special Fulbright initiative designed to expand understanding of Islamic societies and cultures.

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Premium Blend Winter Concert

Contributed by Amy Sholk on 11/28/2005 

On Friday, December 2nd at 8pm, Ithaca College's all-female a cappella group will perform in Emerson Suites.

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Beginning this fall, the Park School will require all incoming first-year students to purchase a laptop equipped with a uniform software suite. The laptop program will allow faculty to increase integration of computer applications in the classroom, and eventually reduce the demand for fixed-station labs within the school.

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On Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., we will be participating in a Web conference entitled "Electronic Portfolios: Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment." This conference is open to interested faculty, staff, and administrators, and will be held in the north meeting room, Campus Center.

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Orchestral Classics Monday Night

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/28/2005 

Some of the most beloved music in the classical repertoire will be performed by the Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras on Monday, December 5 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Jeffrey Grogan will conduct, and violinist Susan Waterbury and cellist Elizabeth Simkin will be featured in Johannes Brahms’ “Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in a minor, opus 102.” Waterbury and Simkin both teach music performance at the School of Music, and also are active as performers.

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Winter Choral Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/28/2005 

Four of the Ithaca College School of Music choral ensembles will perform a free concert on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus. Lawrence Doebler and Elizabeth Swanson will conduct.

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Three Free Jazz Concerts

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 11/28/2005 

Three free jazz concerts are coming up at Ithaca College. The Ithaca College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Lauri Robinson-Keegan, will offer a “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The Jazz Workshop big band directed by Keaton Akins will perform on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall with guest saxophonist Mike Dubaniewicz, and the Jazz Workshop led by Steve Brown will present a concert on Friday, December 2, also at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

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Faculty, alumni, and students from the Department of Theraputic Recreation and Leisure Services offered a variety of presentations on a range of topics related to recreation services at the Cortland Recreation Conference on November 3, 2005.

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The IC Department of Theatre Arts presents a benefit staged reading of Wishing Aces by New Orleans playwright Rosary O'Neill, a prophetic play about four people trapped by a hurricane in a New Orleans railroad station.

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