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Spring events of the Center for Faculty Excellence include special events on topics from sexual assault to Darwin Day, and several Colloquia are scheduled. The full schedule is at and additional events will be added regularly.

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The 2005 Ithaca College United Way campaign has come to a close and surpassed its goal with $61,435.26 raised through the contributions of 383 faculty, staff, retirees, and dining staff.

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The Office of Financial Aid website has been redesigned! As the first step of a long-term project to improve the site, we have updated its look and navigation. The new design is clean and inviting, and aesthetically it is more in line with the College’s goal to establish an Ithaca “brand.” It is also more organized and user friendly.

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Beginning with the 2007–8 academic year, Ithaca College will no longer hold classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, that day will be set aside each year for learning and service activities. President Peggy R. Williams made the announcement of the change to members of the College community attending the 2006 MLK Day Breakfast.

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Brian Martinson, the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration will be leaving Ithaca College this spring to open an Edward Jones financial services office in the Ithaca area.

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The location has changed for Kristen Ford's farewell reception.

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Family Weekend 2005 was a resounding success. But it’s already time to begin building momentum for a successful event in 2006. Join us on Tuesday, January 24 at noon in Textor 102 to share your ideas and feedback.

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MLK at Ithaca -- from the Ithacan

Contributed by John Hickey on 01/18/2006 

For MLK Week the College Archives has compiled contemporary documents about Ithaca's civil rights activities with Dr. King.

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RA Recruitment For Fall 2006

Contributed by John Malsam on 01/18/2006 

The last opportunities to pick up an application and attend an Info Session to become an RA for next year are fast approaching.

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The date has been set for the 2006 community fireworks show in Ithaca. The fireworks will be shot from atop the Ithaca College campus on Monday night, July 3, on the eve of Independence Day.

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General Administrative Services and the purchasing department remind all departments that office copier machine toner cartridges should be obtained through the general services office.

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Hardwick, J.C., Kotarski, A.F. ('04), and Powers M.J ('01). (2006) and Ionic mechanisms of histamine-induced responses in guinea pig intracardiac neurons. American Journal of Physiology, 290: R241-R250.

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Welch Named AFCA Trustee

Contributed by Michael Warwick on 01/18/2006 

DALLAS – Ithaca College football coach Mike Welch has been named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Board of Trustees. Welch, who will serve as one of two Division III representatives to the board, replaces outgoing president Scot Dapp of Moravian. The announcement came at the AFCA’s annual convention, being held in Dallas.

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Take advantage of the last opportunity for the academic year 2005-2006 to register your student organization. The registration process will open February 1 and close February 15, 2006.

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Mark your calendar, as this is an event not to be missed!
Ithaca College Dining Services is proud to announce that the 4th Annual
Culinary Showcase will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 in
Emerson Suites.

This showcase carries the theme of "balance mind, body, and soul" and will feature many excellent healthy food samples along with some fantastic speakers.

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Need to find out how to apply for Financial Aid for 2006-2007? The priority deadline is March 1st!

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Contributed by Tanisha Graves for Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation and Organizational Design

As communicated previously, Ithaca College has selected the firm of Segal/Sibson to assist with an extensive review and revision of the current compensation program for staff and administration. Karen Hutcheson, Senior Consultant, will lead this project along with Yelena Pozharsky, Associate Consultant.

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Intramural Activity Deadlines

Contributed by Jamie Drahos on 01/17/2006 

Deadlines for 5 on 5 basketball and 6 person volleyball are this Friday, January 20th.

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Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges will deliver a presentation entitled “War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning,” based upon his book of the same name, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 in Emerson A and B. War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning received the 2003 Overseas Press Club award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. The Los Angeles Times called it, "A powerful message to people contemplating the escalation of the 'war against terrorism.'"

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Guest artist Jason D. Ham will present a free euphonium recital at Ithaca College on Monday, January 23. Featuring an instrument rarely heard in solo performances, the recital will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. With Hanako Yamagata collaborating on piano, the program will include a classical sonata by Marcello, along with more recent works by Reeman, Ellerby, and others.

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