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Get cash for your used textbooks and present your textbook receipt at the check counter to get 20 percent off one regular-priced clothing item at the IC Bookstore.

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During Summer Session I you can learn about Native cultures and visit local Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nations and work at a Cayuga archaeological dig!

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[Editor's note: This event has been cancelled due to the weather.]


The Clinton B. Ford Observatory will be open for a public viewing this Friday, May 1, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.

This event is open to the public. If you are a supervisor whose employees do not have access to this message, please post and distribute.

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Heading home for the summer and not sure how it's going to go?

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(Drum roll.........) YOU! Expand your horizons by experiencing the best little college town in the U.S. during the most delightful time of the year on the most beautiful campus of one of America's Top 10 BEST colleges. 

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Water aerobics classes will be offered during finals week.

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It is with great pleasure that the RA Recognition Committee announces the winners of the Block 4 Awards.

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Vivian Bruce Conger, associate professor of history, has been selected as a 2009-2010 American Philosophical Society Library Resident Fellow.

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The Ithacan has once again been named the best non-daily student newspaper in the Northeast by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The SPJ -- the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country -- presented the paper with the First Place Mark of Excellence Award at its Region 1 conference on April 25 in Philadelphia.

In addition, senior Jennifer Nevins's story, "That's How They Roll," about a local roller derby team, won the First Place Mark of Excellence Award in the feature writing category. Senior Erica R. Hendry's "Jazz Man," a profile of recently retired music professor Steve Brown, took second place in the feature writing category. The stories appeared in the October 23, 2008, and April 24, 2008, issues of the Ithacan, respectively.

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John Fracchia's films were selected for the first annual film festival of the National Dance Association at its annual conference in Tampa, Florida on April 2, 2009.  

He screened Danse Enchantée, Celestial Somesthesis, and Outside-In(finite) -- the latter two of which were also shown at the Handwerker Gallery in January as part of the "Thursdays at the Handwerker" series.

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Lis Maurer, coordinator of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, has authored a book chapter.

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Faculty Fun at the May Institute

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 04/30/2009 

Yes, the May Faculty Institute is useful, and you will move forward in your own work on course design or assessment. But you will also laugh and connect with new people as well as old friends.

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Biochemistry students Colleen O'Loughlin and Raleene Gatmaitan and chemistry department chair Scott Ulrich coauthored a paper in the Molecular Cell journal.

The paper is titled "A Quorum Sensing Antagonist That Targets Both Membrane-Bound and Cytoplasmic Receptors Controls Bacterial Pathogenicity."

In addition to O'Loughlin, Gatmaitan, and Ulirch, the paper's other coauthors were Lee Swem, Danielle Swem, and Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University. The article has just been accepted and will appear in print and online shortly.

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Are there any cool or unusual jobs in your future? How about interesting internships or life-changing experiences like Teach for America?

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ITS is pleased to announce that wireless coverage has been expanded to include the following areas:

  • Cerrache Center
  • Facilities Vehicle Maintenance Building
  • Link Connector and Classrooms
  • Terrace One Dining Hall
  • Terrace One ID Office Area
  • Towers Dining Hall

For more information about wireless networking and a complete list of wireless locations visit the ITS wireless support page.

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The IC Bureau of Concerts will presents Ambulance LTD plus local openers at this year's IC Kicks Back event on Friday, May 1, in the Campus Center quad.

The event runts from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. This is a free concert, and will take place during IC Kicks Back, which features inflatable bouncers and lots of free food. We look forward to seeing you there!

ITS would like to remind faculty and staff Mac users to upgrade to Office 2008 at their earliest convenience. ITS will stop supporting Office 2004 as of August 31, 2009, and Microsoft has recently announced that the company will discontinue support and software updates for Office 2004 in October of this year.

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Come support your classmates to take part in a 3-week international study program with grassroots community organizations in the Dominican Republic. 

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The International Trumpet Guild (ITG) has recently elected Kim Dunnick, professor of music, as vice president/president-elect.

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Speech Communication student Kyle M. Truscott '09 won the Top Paper Award at the 2009 Rochester Institute of Technology Undergraduate Communication Conference for his paper, "Environmentalism versus Environmentalism: The Parallel Rhetoric of Cape Wind."

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