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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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TRFs Due Thursday, August 31

Contributed by Donna Veres on 08/29/2006 

Due to the College Holiday on Monday, September 4, Time Report Forms for the pay period ending September 3 are due to the Payroll Office by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31.

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Tuesday, August 29 – Module 1 – Overview to PBL
Wednesday, August 30 – Module 2 – Content: Designing Scenarios
Thursday, August 31 – Module 3 – Process: The Tutorial

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Faculty Mentoring Groups Forming

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 08/28/2006 

Small groups of faculty, mixed by department and length of experience, are forming again this fall! The launch is a reception Thursday, August 31, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.

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Career Services Welcomes Sue Welch

Contributed by John Fracchia on 08/28/2006 

The Office of Career Services is pleased to welcome our new administrative assistant, Sue Welch.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with care giving issues is scheduled for Friday, September 1, noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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