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This is a reminder that the Office of Human Resources will be holding several 90-minute workshops to help you prepare, facilitate and document your one-on-one meetings, and familiarize you with two new forms:

Goals Review Form (Microsoft Word 2007 document)

Goals Self Review (Microsoft Word 2007 document)

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Tuesday, April 28
12:10 in Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) 204

Physics professor Luke Keller will give an update on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and describe the project, a modified 747 aircraft with a 3-meter diameter telescope mounted in its fuselage. Keller is a co-investigator on a team of scientists and engineers who have designed and built a sensitive infrared camera for the observatory. The team will use their camera to make the first astronomical observations from SOFIA later this year and in early 2010.

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The Office of Public Safety announces a bicycle registration program.

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Ron Gilmour, natural sciences librarian, and Jenny Strickland, fine arts librarian, have published an article, "Social Bookmarking for Library Services: Bibliographic Access through Delicious," in the April 2009 issue of College and Research Libraries News, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Planning an elective recital just got easier with online recital room request forms. The new form is now online on the Office of Conference and Event Services website:

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Don't miss this week's exciting events!

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There are so many things to do as the semester ends, don’t forget about your mail! We offer the following suggestions to help provide continuity in your mail-related services. 

Begin notifying the publishers of magazines and newspapers you receive where you will be in May. Their toll free numbers and web sites are usually listed in the front or back of the publication. This mail class is not forwarded by the USPS from our College. The USPS notifies the publishers of the permanent address we provide on the publication and then discards the mail piece.

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Attention campus artists and writers!  The New York Times Education Life section is looking for student photo and essay submissions on the subject of their metamorphosis/coming of age on campus. The deadline is May 15, 2009. Compensation will be given for selected submissions.

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The Campus Choral Ensemble is a vocal ensemble open to any student at Ithaca College. There are no auditions for this ensemble. The Ithaca College Campus Choral Ensemble is intended primarily for the non-music major who would like to sing in a large vocal ensemble. The course may be taken for 0, .5, or 1 credit. One concert is scheduled each semester. (Fall Concert Date: Saturday, December 5, 12noon).

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Phoebe Constantinou and Srijana Bajaracharya, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Susan Baldwin, SUNY Buffalo, presented a research paper at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in San Diego, California on April 17.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and ITS are collaborating on organizing a series of faculty development opportunities, called "Teaching with Technology." The first in the series is a two-part event on using podcasts in your courses. You don't have to attend both parts.

May 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Center for Health Sciences (CHS) 207
Panel and Discussion -- "Course Podcasts: Imagining the Possibilities"

May 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon (Mac) or 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Windows)
Hands-On Workshop -- "Creating Course Podcasts"

See below for more information and registration details.

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Class Roots is looking to the seniors of next year to help fill our ranks and make next year memorable. We're looking for people to help with the following: Special Events, On-Going Events, Giving Back, Senior Cards, Merchandise, Future, Marketing, Historian, Gift Committee.

Go to to find out more information about these positions and then click the link listed to apply. Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30. 

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As our Dr. Seuss-themed Relay for Life approaches, the IC Hope Relay team reminds everyone that our 5k Run/Walk, Logan's Run for IC Hope, will be held this Sunday, April 26! 

Named in honor of a brave young man, the son of an IC employee, who lost his life to cancer at age 11, Logan's Run is our team's major fund-raiser to support cancer research.

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The special edition will be titled "Interdisciplinary and International Collaborations in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Africa: The Contributions of Anthropology."

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Biology Junior Research Symposia
Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30
Each day begins at 4:00 p.m.
Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) 115

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"The Bell Curve" Concert

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/23/2009 

The Ithaca College Symphonic Band will conclude its season with a free concert, entitled "The Bell Curve," on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

Elizabeth Peterson will conduct a program including Charles Rochester Young's "Tempered Steel," Percy Grainger's "Blithe Bells," and "Bell Piece." Rounding out the program will be Michael Daugherty's "Bells for Stokowski" and Gordon Jacob's classic, "William Byrd Suite."

"Stolen Gems" is the theme of an upcoming free concert by the Ithaca College Concert Band under Mark Fonder's direction on Wednesday, April 29, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. The program consists of works originally written for other instrumentations, mostly orchestra, including the overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, a suite from Merry Mount by Howard Hanson, and waltzes from Der Rosenkavelier by Richard Strauss. 


Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah presented "Why Do Some People Think They Know What Is Good for Others?" at Vassar College on April 16, 2009.

This Saturday, April 25, Water for Sudan, Ithaca College's chapter of the international service organization that seeks to raise money to sponsor fresh water wells in Sudan, will hold a 5K Run/Walk. Pre-registration will be held until Friday afternoon, and race-day registration begins at 10am. 

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