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Do you need to drive during the spring or summer 2009 semesters?

Students who need to drive College-owned and leased/rented vehicles are required to take a free, two-hour driver safety class, which will be conducted on campus by the College’s insurance company on the dates listed below for the spring 2009 semester. This policy is in the interest of student safety and sound risk management.

These will be the ONLY classes available for those who need to drive during the summer.

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Take a break from studying and come down to Textor for Rough Draft, a new play that will challenge your assumptions you've made about your college education.

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All first-year and second-year Ithaca College students are invited to participate in a weekend retreat held at a conference center off-campus on February 6 and 7, 2009.

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Time Report Forms Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/11/2008 

Due to the College's winter break, time report forms for the pay period ending December 21 are due to the Payroll Office on Tuesday, December 16.

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The Ithaca College Bookstore textbook online ordering system for spring 2009 semester textbooks is now active.

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Get ready to sell your used books back to the IC Bookstore and receive CASH!!

Used Textbook Buyback From Previous Semesters:
The next Used Textbook Buyback will start Monday, December 15 through Saturday, December 20, 2008.

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[Editor's note: the time of the event was listed incorrectly when this story was originally published. The correct time is below.]

Friday, December 12
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Six Mile Creek Room, Campus Center

The Amethyst Initiative, signed by 130 college presidents, recently ignited a firestorm of controversy in the media. It states:

"Our nation's legal drinking age of 21 is not working as well as the public may think. Its unintended consequences are posing increasing risks to young people. It is time for a serious debate among our elected representatives about whether current public policies are in line with current realities."

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Parking rules do not change during exam week or winter break -- they are the same during those vacations as they are any other time of the year.

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Greetings and best wishes to everyone as the semester comes to a close. Returning home for winter break can be wonderful and exciting, but sometimes stressful. This new addition to the LGBT Center website provides a list of resources full of information, support, and diversion created especially for you during winter break.

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Ithacan Ranked as Gold Medalist

Contributed by Michael Serino on 12/10/2008 

The Ithacan newspaper has been named a gold medalist for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual college newspaper critique.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 12/10/2008 

Quoted in the media: Dianne Lynch, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

For more information on the following article, please visit the "IC in the Media" page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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Don't forget to RSVP for this year's holiday celebrations at Fountain Place. We wouldn't want you to miss out on the festivities!

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Kathleen Buccieri, associate professor and director of clinical education in the Department of Physical Therapy-Rochester Center, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and Antigua (in the West Indies) with the Partners of the Americas.

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SAFER -- Happy Holidays to All

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 12/10/2008 

Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) wants to thank everyone for their support and involvement this year. If you are interested in being involved next semester please send us an e-mail! We are a proactive organization working to end rape and rape culture.

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Relay For Life 2009 -- Get Pumped!

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 12/10/2008 

I know I'm psyched! Are you? Well get in the game!

The Relay for Life site is live and people are signing up! Join a team or be a team captain!

This year's Relay for Life is March 28, 2009! Save the date. There will be tons of bands, a cappella groups, dancers, pie-eating contests, bingo, poker tournaments, a hypnotist, cartoonist, sand art, tye dye, free food, and so much more!

Last year we had about 3,000 students from Cornell and Ithaca and raised over $225,000 dollars combined.

Ithaca College's goals:
1,200 students
100+ teams
$100,000 raised for ACS
VIP requirements: $250+ raised for individual

Million Click Challenege! We are beating Cornell but can we get to number 1!
Send emails through your website to family and friends!

Questions? E-mail Colleges Against Cancer at

I will see you on the dance floor.

<3 CAC Crew

PS 80's theme this year!

The Tower Club will offer holiday lunch buffet Monday through Friday, now through December 19.

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Well then come this Thursday, December 11th, to strut your stuff! The 2009 Fashion Show, now sponsored by the Student Government Association, is back and better than ever!

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Denise Nuttall, assistant professor of anthropology, contributed to a brand new compilation on the masters of raga and tala for the Indian Music Today: Amsterdam India Festival publication and CD collection.

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A collection of poems by writing professor Katharyn Howd Machan was selected as the winner in a national competition run by ByLine magazine.

The 30-page manuscript, When She's Asked to Think of Colors, will be published in 2009 by Palettes and Quills Press in Rochester, New York.

"My First Poem"

Contributed by Hugh Egan on 12/09/2008 

The Handwerker Gallery is sponsoring an event, titled "My First Poem," on Thursday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m.

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