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Have something ... different to say? Good. We want to hear it. The IC Journal is seeking unique student papers concerning race, culture, gender, and ethnicity for its upcoming issue.

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Friday, October 31, IC After Dark and Colleges Against Cancer are hosting the Treacherous Terror Tour, and they want you to help out!

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During Campus Sustainability Day on October 22, 2008, dining services will be piloting trayless dining during all meals in the Towers dining hall.

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Because of construction problems, the new visitor parking lot will not open until Wednesday, October 15.

Recreation and Leisure Studies faculty member Chris Pelchat has been selected for two national positions within the leadership ranks of the outdoor industry.

The membership of the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) selected Pelchat to serve as president of the organization's association. The mission of the WEA is to promote the professionalism of outdoor leadership through establishment of national standards, curriculum design, implementation, advocacy, and research-driven initiatives. The WEA serves as the international certifying body for outdoor leadership. (

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The IC physics department will host a workshop for college-level astronomy teachers October 16-17 as part of the 40th annual meeting of Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Edward Prather and Gina Brissenden of the NASA Center for Astronomy Education at the University of Arizona will lead the workshop.

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The Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center (OREC) office will be open between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, to meet your camping needs for fall break!

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Michael Whelan, assistant professor of speech communication, has been named to two prominent arbitration panels.

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Psychology department chair Barney Beins presented the keynote address in Atlanta at "Getting Connected: Best Practices in Technology -- Enhanced Teaching and Learning in Psychology." His talk was entitled, "A Walk Down Random Access Memory Lane: Where We've Come From and Where We Are Going.

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah presented (with David Blaney), "Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty, and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism," on a roundtable dedicated to their book manuscript at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (Northeast region) in Baltimore, October 3-4, 2008.

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Do you want to you work for an agency that plays a critical role in the national security of our country? Then consider a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Please be advised that the Terrace Dining Hall will be closed for lunch on Monday, October 13, in order to accommodate the Ithaca and You admission program.

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Please visit for the latest info on dining hours of operation during fall break.

Please join us for the following events this week:

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The seventh annual Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat for Ithaca College students will be held November 14-16, 2008.

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Freshmen, this is just a reminder that if you ordered and paid for a copy of the New Student Record over the summer, you should pick it up in the Student Activities Center (3rd floor of Campus Center) as soon as possible!

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Graduate and Professional Fairs

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 10/10/2008 

Students seeking graduate school opportunities can find a wealth of information at upcoming graduate school fairs in the Northeast region. Ithaca College will be represented at the following locations in October:

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Midterm Grades

Contributed by Lorie Holmes-VanDusen on 10/10/2008 

Midterm grade submission will open for faculty on Monday, October 13. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, October 21, at 10:00 a.m. for midterm grades and final grades for Block I courses.

Introducing the myHome Blog

Contributed by Matthew Modrowski on 10/09/2008 

If you haven't noticed already, there's something different about your "Home" tab in myHome at Ithaca: the "Feedback" portlet is now "The myHome Portlet". In addition to letting you send in your comments and suggestions, the revised portlet provides easy access to the new myHome Blog. The myHome Blog is the place to read and discuss the latest myHome updates, its portlets, and some sneak peaks at soon-to-be-released features. Keep your eye on that space for up to date myHome news.

And for those of you who haven't tried myHome yet, give it a whirl. You may like what you see.

Join the Office of Residential Life as we say "thank you" to the 115 students who accept the challenge to be a resident assistant (RA).

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