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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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Due to an upgrade of the room reservation system, event reservation requests submitted to the Office of Conference and Event Services after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, will not be processed immediately.

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Srijana Bajracharya, of the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, along with two colleagues from SUNY Brockport and the University of Rochester, presented a paper titled, "A Comparison of Trends in HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rates and Preventive Strategies in Nepal and India," at the 136th annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in San Diego, California, in October 2008.

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Robert Danberg has joined the Office of Academic Enrichment Services as coordinator of peer tutoring and academic success.

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Barney Beins, chair of the Department of Psychology, has authored the second edition of his research methods textbook, Research Methods: A Tool for Life.

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A chapter written by Asma Barlas, "'Holding Fast by the Best in the Precepts': The Qur'an and Method," will be published in Kari Vogt et al. (eds.), New Directions in Islamic Thought: Exploring Reform and Tradition (London: I.B. Tauris, 2009).

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Study space is available until 2:00 a.m. each night this week through Thursday night, and until midnight next week.

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