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Mauro Perani, professor of Jewish history at the University of Bologna, will visit Ithaca College on Wednesday, April 5, to discuss the lost Hebrew documents of the Italian Geniza. Free and open to the public, the event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Demotte Room, Egbert Hall.

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Blood Drive in Emerson on April 5

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 03/30/2006 

There is a need for blood each and every day of the year; in our region alone the Red Cross serves 64 counties which translates into 8.6 million citizens. One of the best ways to give the gift of life is to donate Blood. Currently, only four percent of the age-eligible population in our region gives blood.

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Scholars and artists from around the country will gather at Ithaca College on April 7 and 8 to exchange ideas, images, and open discussion at a symposium about the watershed year of 1968. The symposium represents an effort to look at a broad and dramatic historical moment with an eye toward the radical sense of possibility and inquiry that it contained.

A complete list of events can be found at:

Visit the IC Library during National Library Week (April 2-8) and learn about ebooks, Noodlebib, the current literature collection, and the vast array of resources available to faculty, staff, and students. Stop at one of the service desks and pick up a "Get Connected @ the Library" bookmark.

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Want a Job Working with Computers?

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 03/29/2006 

ITS is in the process of hiring for next semester. Applications are due this Friday 3/31. You can email your application to or drop it off to 102 Muller Center. For more information, go to

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Webmail System Update

Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 03/29/2006 

The use of Webmail continues to grow, and at some points during the day the number of users attempting to access it exceeds the capacity that the current machine can handle.

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The next meeting for the informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues is scheduled for Friday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (Gerontology Resource Room).

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College invites you to the festival's opening gala for Counting, an installation in the Campus Quad, on Thursday, March 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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An open meeting with David Garcia and Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, candidates for associate provost, will be held on Tuesday, April 4, from 12:10 to 1:05 p.m. in Emerson Suite B.

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Don't be an April Fool, get your blood pressure checked tomorrow.

On Friday, March 31, the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic's No Pressure Blood Pressure screenings will once again be holding a campus wide blood pressure screening.

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Celebrate LGBT Awareness Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 03/29/2006 

April is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Awareness Month.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, in collaboration with a variety of campus student groups, departments, and offices, will host events and learning opportunities focusing on LGBT themes throughout the month.

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The I.C. Coordinating Team for the Ithaca College-EcoVillage at Ithaca Partnership for Sustainability solicits applications for curriculum development initiatives in the area of sustainability. $1,000 curriculum development mini-grants will support work conducted during the summer of 2006.

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Elisabeth Nonas, cinema and photography, is an active screenwriter and novelist. In this colloquium she reflects on teaching and scholarship, writing screenplays and novels, and the multiple identities she integrates.

Tuesday, April 4, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center, the Colloquium is open to all. You are welcome to bring lunch; coffee and light treats are provided.

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Pick up an application for summer employment at the Fitness Center.

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Students seeking financial aid for the 2006 summer sessions are required to complete the Undergraduate Summer Session 2006 Financial Aid Application by the priority deadline date of April 1, 2006. Don't miss the deadline!

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Are you interested in a great leadership opportunity for your senior year? Would you like to enhance your resume and learn new skills?

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James J. Whalen Academic Symposium

Contributed by Laurie Wasik on 03/28/2006 

The annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will be held on Monday, April 3, 2006, in the Ithaca College Campus Center (Emerson Suites, Clark Lounge, Klingenstein Lounge, and North Meeting Room), beginning at 9:00 a.m., and continuing throughout the day.

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The Ithaca College women's track and field team has donated $1,250 to the Tompkins County Chapter of the American Red Cross. The team raised the money through sales of Bombers "Live Strong-style" bracelets.

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Ithacan Named Gold Medalist

Contributed by Michael Serino on 03/27/2006 

The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for the Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's annual College Newspaper Critique.

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