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The Ithaca College Natural Lands Committee (NLC) was recently awarded the 2008 Richard B. Fischer Environmental Conservation Recognition Award by the Town of Ithaca. The committee's work in using undeveloped properties as learning tools and for contributing to the natural environment of the Town of Ithaca is being recognized.

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Congratulations to the three members of the Ithaca College community being honored at Women's Expo 2008, sponsored by Cayuga Radio Group. Cynthia Henderson, Deb Mohlenhoff, and Beverly Baker are among the "20 Outstanding Women You Should Know," a group selected for their interesting and inspiring stories from the dozens of nominees representing local women with diverse careers, backgrounds, volunteer activities, and family lives.

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The Ithaca College Bus Trip Committee is sponsoring a day trip to "America's largest free admission park." Join us for a one-day bus trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort on Saturday, June 28, where admission into the park is FREE! Cost per person for the bus trip is $24, which includes transportation only.

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Phone service in individual residential hall rooms will be available on an opt-in basis only beginning in the fall semester.

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The Ithacan took top awards in four competitions this spring.

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Exciting Blackboard News!

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 05/07/2008 

Attention faculty members, you can now create your course shell in the Blackboard 6 online courseware system through HomerConnect!

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Eli Kowalski '10, a cinema and photography major with a concentration in still photography, and currently enrolled in Intermediate Photography, placed as a finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 28th annual student photography contest, sponsored by Nikon USA.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce this year's winners of the C. P. Snow Scholar Award and the H&S Dean's Award. The C. P. Snow Scholar Award recognizes a high-achieving student "who has successfully combined scientific and humanistic studies at Ithaca College." The Dean's Awards are given to the four graduating seniors with the highest GPAs in their discipline.

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The evening hours for recreational swim during Senior Week have been canceled. Below are the remaining rec swim hours for finals and Senior Week.

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Taught in a variety of formats -- through weekend, weekday, classroom, local, national, and international site visits -- three new, one-credit non-liberal-arts (NLA) courses will be offered in fall 2008. Students will learn to build upon their professional skills to become a more effective health care team member.

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Please Empty E-mail Trash!

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/07/2008 

As the semester winds down, please take a few moments to empty your e-mail trash folder in your e-mail account.

Our e-mail servers are storing many files that are designated as trash and ITS would appreciate your help in this clean-up effort.


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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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