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 Parlez-vous français?

Contributed by Mark Andrew Hall on 09/22/2009 

Meet up at the Carrefour francophone, a French conversation group sponsored by Quartier français, Ithaca College's French language and culture residential learning community.

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. David Newman, Director of Health Services & Mark Coldren, AVP for Human Resources

The Health Center has recently held a number of seasonal influenza immunization clinics for faculty, staff, and students.  We have been pleased with the enthusiastic turnout for these clinics, which demonstrates a real commitment to maintaining a healthy living and learning community. In just two weeks the Health Center has given nearly as many flu shots as we administered during all of last year.

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Yom Kippur

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 09/22/2009 

Yom Kippur Schedule

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There are 27 million slaves in the world today. People forced to work without pay, under threat of violence and unable to walk away. Sometimes the slave holder ‘pays’ a few grains of rice to keep the slaves alive, or uses a bogus payment that the slave holder reclaims at the end of the month. But the end result is what slavery is today and has always been—one person controlling another and then forcing them to work. As big and ugly as it is, we can end slavery.

To learn more come to our meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd- 5:30 PM, Friends 210.

 Project Look Sharp is seeking an individual to work 10 hrs per week in our office at 104 Williams Hall.  

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12 million people are enslaved in the world today.
Over 10 thousand are trafficked each year in the U.S. alone.

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First Year Experience presents "Sex and Excess: Surviving the Party!"  On Wednesday, September 23, Elaine Pasqua will host a fun, interactive, and honest look at the college partying scene. 

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Contributed by Danielle Giserman on 09/22/2009 


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 It's Almost Time for Dumplings!

Contributed by Joanna Ng on 09/21/2009 

Guess what the Asian Culture Club has in store this time? 

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The Handwerker Gallery is in need of fashion magazines for a series of workshops on mass media and gendered identity given by artist Dawn Hunter on September 30. Donations can be left at the Gallery during opening hours:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.; Thursday, 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.; and weekends from noon to 5.00 p.m. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesdays, but can accept donations between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m., as well as 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.  For more information on Hunter and her work see or

 What is a ZAP!?

A ZAP! is an educational panel discussion that centers around individuals representing a range of sexual and gender identities and expressions - including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight.

Each panelist shares a personal story as an introduction. Then people in the audience are invited to ask questions and start a dialogue with the panel members.


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Wednesday September 23rd is National Bisexuality Day. It is a day for bisexual people and their families, friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and the bisexual people in their lives.

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Rachel Poczatek, B.S., '08, M.S., '09 and Hanna Weiss, B .S. '08. are the first Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education (HPPE) students to sit for and pass the national certification exam for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). The exam was given in April 2009.

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World/Classical percussion group Loop 2.4.3, who performed at Cornell University two years ago, will returnto Ithaca to celebrate the release of their new CD, Zodiac Dust, with a performance at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, September 25, in Ford Hall at Ithaca College.  Loop 2.4.3's performance is funded in part by the Tri-Fund, which is jointly supported by the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, The Office of the President, and the Office of the Provost.

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Jazz saxophonist Michael Titlebaum will give a free recital on Thursday, September 24 at 8:15 pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall at Ithaca College. He will be joined by vocalist Catherine Gale, bassist Nicholas Waler, pianist John Stetch, trumpeters Frank Campo s and Paul Merrill, Jason Titus on banjo and others.

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The Rod Serling Conference: Celebrating 50 Years of the Twilight Zone, a two-day conference sponsored by the Park School of Communications, will be held October 2 and 3.

While registrations are now being accepted for the two-day event -- which features presentations of academic papers, panel discussions, and screenings -- there will also be a number of events free and open to the campus and Ithaca community (first-come, first-served).

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 Does Your Mother Know? 

Contributed by Catherine Kirchhoff on 09/21/2009 

 In honor of Coming Out Week: prism's meeting on Oct 1st at 7:30pm in Will 224 will be dedicated to talking about coming out to our families, loved ones, friends and other people we choose to.Good listeners  & comfort food will be provided! This meeting welcomes those who are not out/those who support those who are not out! 

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Ithaca College will launch the inaugural Peggy R. Williams Difficult Dialogues Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with a presentation by Marc Ellis (photo at right), director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University. Serving as a respondent will be Sanford Gutman, professor emeritus of history at SUNY Cortland. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

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Here at Ithaca College, Colleges Against Cancer is a distiguished student organization that works with the American Cancer Society to increase cancer awareness on campus, help raise money to fund cancer research and patient services, to lobby congress, and to help reach out to people who have or had cancer. 

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 is the final day to waive the Student Insurance.

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