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Another great turnout! THANK YOU to all those who took the time out of their busy schedule to donate blood!

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Is there a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) person in your life? Do you work with LGBT students? Does your curriculum include topics about sexual minority youth, adults, or families?

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Ithaca College staff or faculty members who completed the GE Corporate Payment Services procurement and/or travel card online application process, and had their application approved before October 5, should receive their travel cards by the end of this week.

Travel cards will still be mailed to cardholder campus addresses, but procurement cards will be mailed directly to the Accounts Payable office and then distributed to your campus address. (Previously we stated that all cards would be mailed directly to cardholder campus addresses.)

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John J. Weber, assistant professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently delivered two presentations at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Camp Heartland: Journey of Hope

Contributed by Barbara Anger on 10/04/2007 

Children and teens from Camp Heartland will speak about issues impacting families touched by HIV/AIDS on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. in IC Square, as part of Disability Awareness Month.

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Chris Pelchat, instructor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, conducted a workshop at the Northeast Wilderness Medical (CME) Conference and introduced participants to the problems and procedures associated with moving-water and rope rescue.

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Faculty performers from the Ithaca College School of Music will give a free concert on Wednesday, Oct. 10, to celebrate Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the concert will be one of hundreds of performances held in more than 60 countries to remember the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by extremists in Pakistan five years ago.

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The Kavafian-Schub-Shifrin Trio -- performing on violin and viola, piano, and clarinet respectively -- will give this year's performance in the annual Shirley and Chas Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series at Ithaca College. Named after two longtime educators, the series honors the Hocketts' love of music and devotion to Ithaca College and its School of Music. The free concert will take place on Friday, October 12, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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On Tuesday, October 9 at 8:15 in Ford Hall, the Chamber Orchestra will perform Steven Hartke's brilliant 1988 work "Pacific Rim"; Mozart's "Haffner" symphony; and Bartok's "Divertimento."

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The Office of Academic Support Services for Students with Disabilities has been receiving a number of calls from faculty with questions regarding test accommodations for students who have it listed on their academic adjustment plan.

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Golberstein Travel-Study Grant

Contributed by Sharon Loucks on 10/04/2007 

The Jewish Studies Program invites applications from students for the Golberstein Travel-Study Grant for the 2007-08 academic year.

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The Hill Center Indoor Pool will be closed from 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, through 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10.

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Russell Martin will present a free session entitled "Conducting Effective Meetings" on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. The location is TBD (check CSLI website for room update).

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As a part of the Student Leadership Institute, Scott Thomson, assistant professor of speech communication, will present a free session entitled "Argument and Advocacy for Leaders" on Tuesday, October 9, 12:10–1:05 p.m. in Clark Lounge.

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Faculty/Staff Disability Zap

Contributed by Bruce Henderson on 10/04/2007 

There will be a faculty/staff "zap" on Monday, October 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge, as part of Disability Awareness Month.

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National Depression Screening Day is October 11. However, there's no need for students to wait another week to find out if they're depressed.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by David Maley on 10/04/2007 

On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, a resident of Ithaca College's Circle Apartments (Building 8) reported that an iPod was stolen from the residence sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 30.

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Did you know that Yoplait lids collected through December will help support community breast cancer education, treatment, and screening programs?

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Ithaca College will be welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 10, as part his series of local speaking engagements titled "Bridging Worlds." His presentation, "Eight Verses on Training the Mind," will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium.

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Come learn about "sustainable burials" with Joel Rabinowitz, executive director, and Mary Woodsen, president, of Greensprings Natural Cemetery in Newfield, one of only a handful of special cemeteries in North America to offer this environmentally sensitive alternative to traditional burial. This Sustainability Café will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Friends Hall Room 201 on Monday, October 8.

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