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The Ithaca College Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity was recently awarded a $10,000 matching grant from State Farm, the national sponsor of Habitatís Youth Programs.

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Please note the changes in the OREC hours during finals week and senior week.

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Partnerships in Sustainability Education -- the ongoing academic collaboration between IC's environmental studies program and EcoVillage at Ithaca -- announced the recipients of this year's round of sustainability curriculum development summer minigrants, to be used to support the development of new courses, training programs, or modules around sustainability themes to be incorporated into existing courses.

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One-on-One Aetna Meetings

Contributed by Natalia Pelttari on 05/06/2008 

Do you have questions about your Aetna medical coverage or about a processed claim? Our Aetna representatives, Denise Dolinsky or Aimee DeWispelaere, are on campus frequently to answer your questions.

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The next meeting for the IC Toastmasters Club is scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, at 9:00 a.m. in the Cayuga Lake Room.

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National Nurses Week 2008

Contributed by Mary Kranz on 05/05/2008 

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 (also known as National Nurses Day) through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The theme of this year's celebration is "Nurses: Making a Difference Every Day."

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The softball team (30-10) has been chosen to host an NCAA regional tournament from Thursday through Monday at Kostrinsky Field. The Bombers are the top seed for the seven-team tournament, and will play their first game Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Ticket prices are $5 for general admission and $2 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12 years old. Tickets are only good for the day of purchase; no complimentary passes will be accepted.

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Dana Cizmas '08 presented at an undergraduate/master's poster session, held at the Eastern Communication Association's 99th annual meeting in Pittsburgh.

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Public Safety Alert

Contributed by David Maley on 05/05/2008 

On Friday, May 2, a resident of the West Tower reported to the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety that cash was stolen from the resident's room sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. on that date.

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Two new dance classes will be offered in fall 2008 by the Department of Physical Education.

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Tips for Proper Cell Phone Etiquette

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The women's lacrosse team (9-7) will travel to Middlebury (10-4) for a first-round NCAA playoff game Wednesday. Game time and ticket information will be announced by Middlebury and the NCAA by Monday morning.

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The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (15-2) has been picked to host a second-round playoff game in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Bombers will host Williams Saturday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Upper Terrace Field.

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Please see below for a change in the original Commencement lunch and dinner schedule.

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Going forward, every May the United States Postal Service plans on adjusting its rates. This year's changes will take effect on May 12, 2008.

Be prepared by purchasing "Forever" stamp books at the 41-cent price before the First Class rate increases to 42 cents per stamp. These "Forever" stamps, which depict the Liberty Bell, will be good for mailing one-ounce, First Class letters anytime in the future -- regardless of price changes. Stock up for your department or personal needs.

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It's Not Too Late!

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 05/04/2008 

Make up, catch up, or get ahead with a summer sessions course.

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Special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for final exam week through Monday May 12th, 2008.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that applied for an IC After Dark executive board position. We are extremely excited and honored to announce the executive board for Fall 2008.

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Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, associate vice president for student affairs and campus life.

On Sunday, May 18, Ithaca College's 113th Commencement will be held. Many of us have had daily contact with the fine young men and women of the 2008 graduation class, and have played an important role in their experience at Ithaca College.

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Submitted on behalf of Brian McAree, vice president for student affairs and campus life.

The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life.

Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor. In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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