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Jean C. Hardwick, Caitlin N. Baran, E. Marie Southerland and Jeffrey L. Ardell (2009).  Remodeling of the guinea pig intrinsic cardiac plexus with chronic pressure overload, American Journal of Physiology Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology, 297: R859-R866.

Ithaca College double bass professor Nicholas Walker will present a free recital on Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  The program includes three American sonatas with jazz influence. 

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Gene Cohen, founder and director of the Center on Aging, Health and Humanities at George Washington University, will be the keynote speaker at the Gerontology Institute Annual Conference Creativity and Aging: Exploring Community Initiatives

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The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee (ICNL) met last week for our first meeting of the Fall semester. We discussed several important matters related to our preserves that we wish to share with the college community:

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The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee is looking for any students, faculty, staff, or administration that are interested in becoming a volunteer steward for the South Hill Natural Area located right behind Ithaca College.


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FYSH is going apple picking!

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I am pleased to announce the membership of a committee that will develop a strategic plan for Ithaca College that will focus and guide the institution's diversity efforts over the next five years (2010-2015).  Creation of this plan is one of my objectives for this year, as reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees.

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To help battle the cold and flu season, the Office of Human Resources is again partnering with the Hammond Health Center to offer seasonal flu shots for all benefits-eligible employees at no cost.


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Optical Scanning Procedures

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 09/10/2009 

Now that we are fully into the new academic year, Information Technology Services would like to remind all instructors to review the Optical Scanning procedures to ensure tests and evaluations are processed and returned in a timely manner and with minimal interruption. Please visit our website for details.

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Visit the Gerontology Institute and read director John Krout's Welcome Back Letter to learn about the many opportunities available to faculty, students, and staff this year.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first reading of its Fall 2009 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on September 10th at 6:30 PM. The reading, themed, “Music,” will feature assistant professor of writing Maggie Gerrity and sophomore writing major Sarah Stapperfenne.

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The School of Humanities & Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, who will launch a new season of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series this Tuesday at 7:30pm in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. The reading is free and open to everyone.

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The "Living Light" art exhibition will highlight the beauty and diversity of our region's native plants and fungi and will welcome works in a wide variety of visual media.  This is a juried art exhibition and BEING A PART OF IT will get your art displayed in the Tompkins County Public Library from January to March 2010. 

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from the New England Center for Children (NECC) will visit campus to conduct an information session and interviews.

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We are pleased to announce that as of August 13, 2009, Ithaca on iTunes U is officially part of the iTunes Store. While iTunes U has been up and running at IC for one year, we had to demonstrate to Apple that there was enough quality educational content in order to become part of the nearly 250 schools listed in the iTunes U index.  

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The Tompkins County Workers' Center has given Ithaca College the terrible distinction of receiving this year's "Goat of Labor Award."


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Do you want to meet new people?  Do you have suggestions about how to improve the residence halls?  How about the chance to travel to conferences all over the country?

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Every semester the Counseling Center offers new groups for you to improve your life and your relationships.  Please check out our groups for the Fall '09 semester!  Groups are free and confidential.

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Calling All New IC Students

Contributed by Cheryl Gunther on 09/09/2009 

Attention all first-year students! Want to stay involved in musical theater? First-Year Cabaret is a student-written musical starring ONLY first-year students!

Come and audition -- we're looking for singers or actors regardless of talent level.

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A total of $10,000 is being made available to academic units to bring artists to campus to perform/present over the next three semesters.

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