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The first Handwerker Gallery reading of the semester is coming up this Thursday, 2/5, at 6:30 PM. The reading will feature the Department of Writing's Nick Kowalczyk, assistant professor, and junior Rose Zonetti. The theme for the evening will be "Contradictions."

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The School of Humanities and Sciences invites H&S students and faculty to submit proposals to the H&S Educational Grant Initiative for funding to support activities and projects that enhance student learning. The spring deadline is Monday, February 23.

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Thomas R. Rochon will be inaugurated as the eighth president of Ithaca College on Friday, April 17. To help usher in this new era in IC history, two days of activities have been planned for April 16-17 that focus on the College's academic excellence.

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The Ithaca College Student Government Association is now accepting applications for two scholarships they are offering to be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year.

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The Campus Life Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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David Turkon of the Department of Anthropology published an article, "Fight Against AIDS Requires Collective Action," in the December 18 edition of the Lesotho Times.

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All members of our community are invited to the Ithaca College Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference.

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Tower Club Restaurant is open to the public, serving classic American cuisine weekdays, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Candy Gram Sale in Whalen!

Contributed by Allyce Barron on 02/04/2009 

The Ithaca College Saxophone Society will be selling candy grams Monday, February 9th through Friday, February 13th from 11am to 1pm in the Diva Lounge of the Whalen Music Center. A full variety of full-size candy bars will be for sale with a personalized message for $1.00 each. The Saxophone Society will also be tabling in the Campus Center on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th. Come support our society while giving friends and loved ones a sweet message for Valentine’s Day!

During the final week of the fall semester, the AiRES Saxophone Quartet (Rachel Kininger '12, Allyce Barron '11, Erika Friedman '12, and Sara Emery '12), traveled to local retirement centers and performed holiday classics for the residents to enjoy. This "Christmas Tour" included performances at Bridges-Cornell Heights, Oak Hill Manor, the Beech Tree Care Center, and the Lakeside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Freshman Eric Troiano joined AiRES on three of their concerts. This act of community outreach is the main focus of the Ithaca College Saxophone Society, a new organization formed in Fall 2008. The ICSS plans to continue implementing outreach programs, including student clinics at local public schools, providing low-cost lessons, and performing for charity functions.

The society will be presenting a saxophone concert on Saturday, February 21 at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Auditorium. This concert, which will feature music for saxophone quartets and a large saxophone ensemble, is free and open to the public.

Would interning in Washington, D.C., during summer break be the right step for your career? Do you need money to make completing the internship a reality? Then apply for the Washington, D.C., Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship!

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Candy Gram Sale

Contributed by Edward Lemonier on 02/04/2009 

The Ithaca College Saxophone Society will be selling candy grams Monday, February 9th through Friday, February 13th from 11am to 1pm in the Diva Lounge of the Whalen Music Center.

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consider working after graduation as a Campus Organizer with U.S. PIRG. Learn about this job opportunity during the U.S. PIRG information session on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00pm in the Cayuga Lake Room.

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Peace Corps information session

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Help others build a better life through service with the Peace Corps. Representatives will host an information session on Tuesday, February 24 to talk about the Corps' focus on world peace and friendship.

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Learn how to make a difference with City Year and interview for a City Year Corps Member position on Thursday, February 26. Representatives will interview students earlier in the day and also will particiipate in the evening's "Making a Living While Making a Difference" panel.

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ITS is pleased to announce that wireless coverage has been expanded to include the Textor Hall lecture rooms and all 3 floors of Friends Hall. For more information about wireless networking at IC visit the ITS wireless support page.

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VHS tapes have served us well since 1976 when JVC introduced the format in the United States. By 1988, VHS had officially won out over competing formats and became the standard for home and institutional use.

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Attending a Public Night

To attend a public night, just show up in front of the Park School building (O lot entrance). A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people up to the observatory and back down. There is no parking available up at the observatory. The access road is NOT lighted, so please do not walk up.

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Two Messiaen Masterworks

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 02/03/2009 

Pianist Charis Dimaras will join with fellow pianist Karl Lutchmayer and soprano Linda Larson in early February for two free recitals featuring the music of Olivier Messiaen.

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the two pianists will perform “Visions d’Amen” at 7 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Written in 1943 for the composer and his second wife Yvonne Loriod, who was also a pianist, the piece explores the mystical four meanings of the word “Amen,” which are: the Amen uttered by the Creator in creating, the Amen of obedience to the divine will, the Amen of longing for union with God, and the Amen of the eternal consummation of everything in Paradise.

On Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center, soprano Linda Larson and Dimaras will perform Messiaen’s song cycle “Songs of Earth and Heaven.” The program will also feature Cipullo’s 2001 song cycle “Late Summer” as well as the music of Schubert, Schoenberg, and Debussy.

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CU-ADVANCE and the Cornell Black Professional Women's Forum will be
hosting a presentation by Saundra McGuire.

This presentation is open to the public.

"Producing More African American Scholars in Science and Technology:
Metacognition is the Key!"

Time: Friday, February 6, 2009, 3:30-5:00
Location: Annabel Taylor Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

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