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The Bookstore and Mac's General Store will close early on Thursday, May 22, at 1:00 p.m. for the IC Beach Party picnic. Both stores will reopen Friday morning, May 23, at 8:30 a.m.

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Fitness Center -- Changes in Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 05/13/2008 

Please check the Fitness Center website for all of the changes in our business hours beginning Monday, May 19.

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All faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend Alumni Weekend '08, May 30-June 1.

We are extending a special invitation to the picnic and party on the quad, Saturday, May 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the academic quad.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/13/2008 

Faculty member Gary Sforzo was recently quoted in the media. For more information on the following article, please visit the "IC in the Media" page on the Office of Media Relations website.

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Nancy Ramage, professor emerita in the Department of Art History, has published a book, entitled The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Collecting at Full Tilt (Northwestern University Press).

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This is a reminder about the annual campus electrical shutdown on May 24 and August 3.

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TIAA-CREF One-on-One Sessions

Contributed by Natalia Pelttari on 05/13/2008 

We are pleased to announce the schedule of one-on-one counseling sessions with a representative from TIAA-CREF. Alicia Skaly, Individual Client Services Consultant, will be on campus twice a month to provide personalized advice and planning services to help you in pursuing your retirement goals.

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Fix-it Friday Summer Hours

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 05/13/2008 

In keeping with the College’s summer hours policy, the Fix-it Friday (FIF) maintenance time will be adjusted accordingly. From May 23 to August 8, the system maintenance window will be Fridays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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The Catholic Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall. All students and families are encouraged to attend.

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The men's lacrosse team (16-2) will host Western New England on Wednesday, May 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Upper Terrace Field in an NCAA quarterfinal playoff game.

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An injury prevention and intervention workshop for musicians and health care providers will be held June 13-16 and June 17-18.

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The Ithaca College baseball team (29-11) has been chosen to host an NCAA regional tournament from Wednesday through Monday at Falcon Park in Auburn. The Bombers are the second seed for the eight-team tournament, and will play their first game Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Ticket prices are $3 for general admission and $2 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12.

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The purchasing department is pleased to announce that we have negotiated lower pricing for 100-percent-recycled plain, white copy/printer paper.

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The departmental transaction window will close one hour earlier on Fridays (at 2:00 p.m.) due to summer hours, and will also be closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.

This early closure will be in effect May 23 through August 8.

The Jostens representative will be on campus May 16, 17, and 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day at the Bookstore.

Jostens is offering a free cap and gown with any ring purchased at that time.

CSCRE News from Abroad

Contributed by Catherine Carpenter on 05/12/2008 

Asma Barlas, program director at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave the first Spinoza Lecture at the University of Amsterdam on May 8. The talk was entitled, "Believing Women in Islam: Between Secular and Religious Politics and Theology."

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The Office for New Student Programs is pleased to announce that Erica Shockley has been appointed as the Acting Assistant Director for New Student Programs.

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As we prepare for our 113th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if it's nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining.

Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 9:00 a.m. The procession will be in the order noted below:

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"What We Are Already Doing" is the theme of the institute, which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21. It will include sessions on course design, integrating sustainability, scholarship of teaching and learning, and the new Faculty Learning Communities program.

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The last Wellness Clinic newsletter of the year is now on our website ( Check it out!

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