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Enriching the Health of Physics Education
2008 Winter Meeting
January 19-23, 2008
Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland

"Energy and Entropy: A Paradigms in Physics Approach to Thermodynamics"
Date: Tuesday, Jan.22
Author: Michael Rogers, Ithaca College
Co-Author(s): Allen Wasserman

Abstract: Oregon State University's Paradigms in Physics is a revisioning of the junior-level curriculum where nine, three-week-long courses offered in series focus on unifying themes. The Energy and Entropy paradigm approaches thermodynamics using a quantum mechanical perspective.

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The Handwerker Gallery's Tuesday Salon has now moved to Wednesday!

The Wednesday Salon is a Handwerker Gallery program aimed at providing students, faculty, staff, and members of the community a forum outside of a classroom setting for intellectual discussion and debate. Topics are selected by a guest discussant, who provides a 10-minute introduction and moderates the ensuing conversation.

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Looking for a Job NEXT YEAR?

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 02/01/2008 

Are you are a certified Adult CPR and AED instructor? Please read the following ...

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Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD) 2008 will be held at SUNY Cortland on April 7th and 8th, 2008. School districts from across the country will send recruiters to Cortland to conduct interviews for known and anticipated vacancies.

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Attention students, faculty, and staff looking for a gift idea for Valentine's Day? Did you know use can use Bonus Bucks and ID Express?

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Join us on Thursday, February 14, 2008, for the annual Valentine's Day Lunch Buffet at the Tower Club Restaurant.

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Join us on Tuesday, February 5, in the Campus Center Dining Hall during dinner for Mardi Gras festivities!

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Celebrate Black History Month

Contributed by Taylor Desir on 01/31/2008 

February 1 marks the start of Black History Month. Come out and celebrate a history rich in culture, beauty, and accomplishment. The African-Latino Society (ALS), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI) will hold a number of events this month. Join together for both education and entertainment This year's events will start off with the annual flag-raising ceremony, February 1 at 12 noon.

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Hello IC students,

Do you have a great professor you'd like to see receive the recognition they deserve? What about an administrator you've always admired? Is there an Ithaca resident who's been a strong advocate for IC students who needs to be commended?

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Are you interested in a great leadership opportunity for your senior year?

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February 6 is Ash Wednesday and services in Muller Chapel will follow a special schedule.

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Composer Joan Tower to Visit

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 01/31/2008 

Joan Tower -- hailed by the New Yorker magazine as "one of the most successful woman composers of all time" -- will visit Ithaca College as part of the Enduring Masters series on Tuesday, February 5. Featuring performances by various Ithaca College ensembles, "The Chamber Music of Joan Tower" will start at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Tower will also appear on Monday, February 4, to give an informal interview and lecture about her life and career at 8:15 p.m. in the Iger Lecture Hall in the Whalen Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Want to share your feedback? Want to talk about the halls? Or do you want to have a slice? How would you like to win a Target gift card?

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The Jewish Studies Program invites applications from students for the Golberstein Jewish Studies Travel-Study Grant for the 2007-08 academic year.

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Orientation Leaders (OLs) will provide the Class of 2012 and their families with a high-quality introduction to Ithaca College. Apply to become an Orientation Leader for the summer of 2008!

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Movie Monday at the Chapel

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 01/31/2008 

Good Will Hunting is the Movie Monday choice for February 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Phillips Room, Muller Chapel.

Popcorn will be provided.

The January 2008 online newsletter is full of information and resources relating to the Parnassus financial system.

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Super Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, February 5. On this date New York State, as well as 23 other states, hold their primary elections.

[Editor's note: Polls will be open from noon until 9:00 p.m. More information can be found at the Tompkins County Board of Elections website.]

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Winter Storm Watch Issued

Contributed by Robert Holt on 01/31/2008 

A winter storm watch is in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon.

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Join IC Club Softball

Contributed by Kyndra Ward on 01/31/2008 

Join the Bomb Squad!

The IC club softball team will be holding tryouts for the fall 2008 team for all interested players on Thursday, February 7, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hill Center gym.

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