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The status of the Ithacan as one of the best college newspapers in the country was reaffirmed last weekend when the paper was awarded the 2008 Pacemaker and Online Pacemaker awards -- widely regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism -- by the Associated College Press. The 2008 award is for work published during the 2007–8 academic year, during which Erica R. Hendry served as editor in chief.

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Don't Have Sex in the Dark!

Contributed by Priscilla Quirk on 11/04/2008 

Monday, November 10
7:00 p.m.
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

Did anyone ever show you the correct way to use a condom? Do you know what a Nuva Ring is?

Get answers to your questions about sex! This program will include up-to-date information on birth control options, STD prevention, abstinence, and sexual communication for people of all genders and sexual orientations.

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This past weekend at the Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. National Student Production competition, ICTV was recognized as the overall winner in three categories.

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Ann Kolodji, assistant professor of health promotion and physical education, presented her research, "The Educational Implications of College Students' Cultural Scripts Related to Sexual 'Cleanliness,' " at the 59th annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education, October 23-25 in San Diego, California.

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Farewell Reception for Meg Nowak

Contributed by Patricia Nally on 11/04/2008 

Meg Nowak, assistant dean for student services in the School of Business, has accepted a position at Hartwick College as vice president for student life.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, dean, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), was recently in Barcelona to speak at the third International Congress on Islamic Feminism. While there, Professor Barlas was interviewed by the BBC World Service and was asked to write a short column for the Guardian newspaper.

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Academic Achievement Awards Banquet

Contributed by Sue Chaffee on 11/04/2008 

Come celebrate the academic achievements of ALANA and HEOP students at this year's Academic Achievement Awards Banquet.

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How does the role of vision impact our pursuit of social justice?

Come hear Professor Belisa González from the Department of Sociology reflect on lessons learned during six years of cross-racial organizing in the South.

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Have you sent your "thank-a-veteran" note? You may do so at

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Last Call to "Rent-a-Rower"

Contributed by Becky Robinson on 11/04/2008 

If you need some workers to get a fall job done, now is the last opportunity to call. If you need someone to rake leaves, move furniture, clean garages, chop wood, haul brush, or any other manual job, we have the answer for you. Workers are available on Sunday afternoon, November 16, at 1:30 p.m.

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The men's soccer team has won the Empire 8 regular-season title and earned the top seed for this weekend's Empire 8 championship tournament.

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Assistant professor Paula Ioanide was an invited respondent at UC Santa Barbara's October 24-25 conference, "Domesticity, Affect, Intimacy, Power, and Justice." Professor Ioanide is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College.

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On November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101, Dominic Mathiang, one of the Sudanese "Lost Boys," will discuss the situation that drove himself and thousands of others from Sudan, his resettlement in the United States, and the difficulties that he and others like him face here as well as the hope it has afforded them.

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As the Empire 8 women's soccer regular-season champions, Ithaca has earned the top seed for this weekend's Empire 8 championship tournament, which will be held at Carp Wood Field.

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The One World Concert

Contributed by Pooja Shah on 11/04/2008 

Every year the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education designate a week to celebrate international education and exchange. The International Club organizes a week of events to celebrate International Education Week. On November 14th, the One World Concert will be held with international performances. So we're looking for performers and if you or your club would like to be involved, please contact us. You have complete creative license for the performances and in the past we have had:

* Songs
* Choreographed dance sequences
* Skits
* Poetry readings
* Ethnic fashion show

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, consider letting us know at

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Story contributed on behalf of Mary Kranz, RN, of the Hammond Health Center.

Flu Shot Clinic -- IC Students Only!
Monday, November 10
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Ithaca Falls Meeting Room, second floor of Egbert Hall

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2009 Memory Book Senior Portraits

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 11/04/2008 

An important announcement for the Class of 2009:

Senior portraits for the Memory Book will be taken November 3, 5, 6, and 7 in the Circles Community Center.

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IC Nordic Ski Club Meeting

Contributed by Harrison Gill on 11/04/2008 

Come join the IC Nordic Ski Club on Thursday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the IC Pub for homemade cookies and information on having fun and staying fit this winter.

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Peter Rothbart's "Two Modern Motets for Woodwind Quintet" has been published by Brixton Publications. A recording of the work can be heard at the publisher's website,

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The Ithaca Seminar program is looking for additional faculty to offer new seminars for fall 2009. A summer stipend of $3,350 will be provided for faculty developing new seminars.

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