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OfficeMax is now an official alternative office supply company for online purchases.

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The graduate Occupational Therapy class of 2004-5 would like to invite all interested faculty and staff to a presentation on March 14, 2005, at 3:15 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge. We will describe various projects that the OT class of 2004-5 participated in that have benefited the Ithaca community and beyond. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Pool Hours for Spring Break

Contributed by Franklin Harrison on 03/03/2005 

The pool will be available for use for limited time and days during spring break.

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Items for the third annual Bursar's Office Benefit Auction are rolling in. Don't forget to save the auction date, April 14, and to begin planning your bidding strategy. Read on for some of this year's auction items.

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With all this great snow out there, it's time to get out and treat yourself to a day of outdoor adventure. The Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center (OREC) is running special hours and discounts over spring break to accommodate your recreational needs.

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Spring break is right around the corner. The Wellness Clinic will be closed for spring break (3/7 3/11).

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Individualized Workshops Offered

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 03/02/2005 

The Center for Faculty Excellence is making workshops on course design, grading, and other topics available to individuals and small groups. If one or two people contact Susanne Morgan, we can arrange a convenient time and place and then announce it for the benefit of others.

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NIH Grant

Contributed by Jackie Wandell on 03/02/2005 

T.H. Reynolds, assistant professor in exercise and sport sciences, was awarded an National Institutes of Health grant for $185,000 to study cell signalling and insulin resistance. This is an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) to promote integrative research that involves undergraduate students.

Fitness Center Spring Break Hours

Contributed by Brad Buchanan on 03/02/2005 

The Fitness Center will have the normal spring break hours and a few additional hours, based on staff availability. This will give student teachers the opportunity to use the Fitness Center in the evening.

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Rebecca Plante/Sociology

Contributed by Jonathan Laskowitz on 03/02/2005 

In February, Professor Plante organized a session, "Bodies in Interaction" for the Stone-Couch Symposium in Boulder, Colorado. She also gave a co-authored paper, "Created Bodies: Experiences of Selves and Sexualities for Trans People." Co-authored with Braeden L. Sullivan '04, Park Scholar, OCLD major, who is currently a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and first-year law student at Santa Clara University School of Law.

The Fitness Center will offer two group-cycling classes over spring break. If you haven't taken the opportunity to try one of these classes, this is the perfect time. If you are a regular, take advantage of the reduced fee.

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On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Clark, Klingenstein, and McDonald Lounges, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is pleased to announce this year's unity initiative, "Mug to Mug: Erasing Borders through Conversation."

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Why become a foreign correspondent? Tamar Morad, a former Wall Street Journal and Jerusalem Post reporter currently teaching at Ithaca College, will discuss the excitement, challenges, and rewards of foreign reporting, and what it takes to become an international journalist. This event will occur Tuesday, March 1, 12:10 - 1:05 p.m. in room 220 of Roy H. Park Hall.

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Jim Ryan, professor of biology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will present "Conservation: Top Down or Bottom Up? Examples from Africa." His visit, the latest in the Department of Biology's seminar series, will be on March 3 at 4:00 p.m. in room 112 of the Center for Natural Sciences.

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Dr. Jason Hamilton and 2 of his students are proud to announce their recent publication!

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Holding a job while trying to provide care for an aging or disabled adult family member (whether nearby or long-distance) can be a challenging balancing act. The informal education and support group for employees dealing with caregiving issues shares information and support, and periodically invites a speaker on pertinent topics.

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Ithaca College School of Music assistant professor Baruch J. Whitehead has been chosen to present a session at the 2005 Eastern Division Conference of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, which takes place March 3-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. The topic of the session is "Children of the World: A Look at Multicultural Music for the Elementary Classroom."

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The Tower Club Restaurant is the fine-dining restaurant located on the 14th floor of the East Tower, on the IC Campus. The Tower Club Restaurant serves lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

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Associate Professor of Politics, Naeem Inayatullah recently presented a lecture on February 16, 2005 at Vassar College:

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Protestant Chaplain to Retire

Contributed by John Schwartz on 02/28/2005 

The Rev. Allison Stokes, Ph.D., the Ithaca College Protestant chaplain, will retire at the close of this academic year in May. Allison will be focusing her time and energies on writing projects and on developing the Women's Interfaith Institute in Seneca Falls, a nonprofit organization where she is founding director.

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