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Chico Hamilton performs Sunday, September 21, 8:15 p.m. at Ithaca College's Ford Hall, celebrating his 87th birthday. Free and open to the public, it's a must-see dynamic event!

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost and dean of interdisciplinary and international studies.

Dear members of the campus community:

We are about to begin the book selection process for the 2009 First-Year Reading Initiative. Please send your suggestions for consideration by the First-Year Reading selection committee to Thank you.

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Jeff Houck, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rochester Center, was elected to the Scientific Review Panel of the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

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Classes will begin on Sunday, September 14, so you still have time to sign up for your favorite class.

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As chair of the search committee, I am happy to announce that we will be welcoming our two finalists for the position of director of student learning assessment to campus in the coming weeks.

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Ithaca College was informed on Thursday afternoon that if contract negotiations between Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) and Local 2300 of the United Auto Workers are not concluded by midnight tonight, Sept. 11, drivers may go on strike and bus service could be halted beginning the morning of Friday, Sept. 12.

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WICB, Ithaca College's student-run FM station, has been recognized at statewide competitions in both the collegiate and small-market levels.

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Editor's note: This public night has been canceled. Stay tuned for the next observatory public night on October 10.

Join us on Friday, September 12, 8:30-10:30 p.m. at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory for the first public night of the fall 2008 semester.

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If you are planning to attend graduate school sometime in your future, then this session is for you!

Many schools will require that you submit a personal statement with your graduate application.

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On Tuesday, September 16, the Office of Career Services is hosting a workshop, "How to Manage the Graduate School Application Process." Join us at 12:10 p.m. in the School of Business, room 206.

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Save the date!

Faculty and staff members, please join us for Career Services' 10th annual Graduate and Professional School Fair on Tuesday, September 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center north foyer and Emerson Suites.

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Robert C. Atchley, Ph.D, is the Gerontology Institute's fall 2008 distinguished speaker. He is distinguished professor of gerontology (emeritus) at Miami University, Ohio. In 2007 he retired as professor and chair of the gerontology department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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Kiersten Timpe '10, an integrated marketing communications (IMC) major at Ithaca College, was awarded the Lee Epstein Scholarship by the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation. The faculty sponsor was professor Scott Hamula, who is also director of the IMC program in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Kiersten said, "I was really surprised when I found out I received the scholarship. It was a huge honor to be recognized. I'm attending Ithaca's L.A. program in the spring, so I'm excited to explore interactive marketing with an internship."

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Melanie (Powers) Fraites
Biology '01 Alumnus

Thursday, September 18
CNS 112
4:00 p.m.

"The Kind of Doctor Who Can Help People: Protecting Human Health through Toxicology Research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"

Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture from 3:45 to 4:00 p.m. in the first-floor lobby. Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

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Department of Theatre Arts faculty member Jeffrey Tangeman was recently elected to serve as the first chair of the Board of Directors of the Independent Theatre Collective, which is based in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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The Office Parking and Traffic Services will be closed on Friday, September 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so that staff may attend a funeral.

Are you living off campus, in the Garden or Circle Apartments? Not sure if you should have a meal plan?

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The "Surprise Someone" program is an easy and thoughtful way to send anyone a special treat for any occasion!

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Want to Be a Student Justice?

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 09/11/2008 

The Office of Judicial Affairs is now accepting applications for student justices for the 2008-9 academic year.

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Calling All Business Students

Contributed by Matthew Rojas on 09/11/2008 

Are you majoring or interested in business and/or accounting? Do you want a great-paying internship or job?

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