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The Ithaca College men's lacrosse team (15-2) has been picked to host a second-round playoff game in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The Bombers will host Williams Saturday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Upper Terrace Field.

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Please see below for a change in the original Commencement lunch and dinner schedule.

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Going forward, every May the United States Postal Service plans on adjusting its rates. This year's changes will take effect on May 12, 2008.

Be prepared by purchasing "Forever" stamp books at the 41-cent price before the First Class rate increases to 42 cents per stamp. These "Forever" stamps, which depict the Liberty Bell, will be good for mailing one-ounce, First Class letters anytime in the future -- regardless of price changes. Stock up for your department or personal needs.

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It's Not Too Late!

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 05/04/2008 

Make up, catch up, or get ahead with a summer sessions course.

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Special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for final exam week through Monday May 12th, 2008.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that applied for an IC After Dark executive board position. We are extremely excited and honored to announce the executive board for Fall 2008.

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Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, associate vice president for student affairs and campus life.

On Sunday, May 18, Ithaca College's 113th Commencement will be held. Many of us have had daily contact with the fine young men and women of the 2008 graduation class, and have played an important role in their experience at Ithaca College.

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Submitted on behalf of Brian McAree, vice president for student affairs and campus life.

The Campus Life Award is given each year to a select group of graduating seniors to recognize their outstanding contributions to the Ithaca College community through participation and involvement in campus life.

Over the years this award has become a coveted goal and valued honor. In order to be nominated for this prestigious award, students must have been extensively involved in a number of areas of campus life and have demonstrated significant leadership abilities and accomplishments.

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Submitted on behalf of Kathleen Rountree, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

In anticipation of the transition of Greg Woodward to dean of the School of Music on July 1, the process is underway to identify an interim dean of the Division of Graduate and Professional Studies.

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Information Technology Services (ITS) regrets the retransmission of the Intercom Alert, "Important Message from the President," that was originally sent on Wednesday, April 30.

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This is a friendly reminder that ALL FINAL GRADES for the spring 2008 semester are due on Thursday, May 15, by 10:00 p.m.

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Submitted on behalf of Rory Rothman, associate vice president for student affairs and campus life.

Robert Holt, leader of the Office of Public Safety at Ithaca College, has announced that he will step down as director as of May 31, 2008. Over the course of the next year, Bob will continue to work with the officers of the department on special weapons and tactics training.

Bob identified this time to focus on the development and delivery of the important training that campus law enforcement requires, given the events of the past few years. Ithaca College will be fortunate to benefit from these efforts in the upcoming academic year.

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According to the Ithaca Police Department, preliminary autopsy results indicate that Ithaca College freshman William Jacobson's death was due to an accidental drowning. While the full autopsy report is not yet complete, police have ruled out foul play as the cause of death.

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Wilde about Shakespeare

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 05/01/2008 

There is still one more opportunity remaining this semester to witness the "Great Scenes from Great Plays" series offered by the Department of Theatre Art's Styles of Acting classes.

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Timothy Johnson, associate professor of music, will give a presentation at the 20th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, June 4-6. His talk, "I Never Get Back: An Analysis of Melodic Shape in 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' " will discuss aspects of musical structure in this popular baseball song, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

IC Kicks Back BBQ -- Friday May, 2

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 05/01/2008 

The IC Kicks Back BBQ will take place Friday, May 2, on the Campus Center Quad from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Tower Club Events

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 05/01/2008 

The Tower Club Restaurant will offer lunch buffets for the next two weeks, Monday-Friday, May 5-9 and May 12-16. The cost is $10.95 per person.

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Don't forget the reception for Townsend Plant, director of music admission programs since 2001, who will soon take on the position of director of admissions and financial aid for Indiana University's School of Music. The farewell reception will be held on Thursday, May 8, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Friends Green Room (James J. Whalen Center for Music, room 3106).

Organized by assistant professor of composition Sally Lamb, School of Music composers have been participating in a “Composer in the Schools” program at Dryden Elementary Schools. Two separate projects are currently underway.

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Have you worked hard on your academics, but maybe not so much on what you'll be doing after graduation? Career Services can help.

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