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Ted Phillips, deputy director of exhibitions at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak about his personal and professional journey in the process of curating the Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 exhibition on display at the Handwerker Gallery at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26. An opening reception will follow. This event is co-sponsored by the Handwerker Gallery, Hillel, and the LGBT Center.

For further information please contact Handwerker Gallery director Cheryl Kramer at 274-3548.

Mr. Richard Pound, chancellor of McGill University, member of the International Olympic Committee, and one of the top 100 most influential people in the world according to Time magazine, will visit Ithaca College on April 4 and 5, 2006. He will deliver an all-campus lecture open to the community at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102 on April 4.

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A Rainbow Session

Contributed by Cornell Woodson on 01/20/2006 

Join the diversity council for our first annual Rainbow Session!

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School of Music faculty contralto Kelly Samarzea will present a free recital at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 27 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. The program features French and Italian opera arias by Bizet, Verdi, and other composers. Pianist Charis Dimaras will collaborate.

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Faculty and Staff Bus Passes

Contributed by Lillian Tavelli on 01/20/2006 

TCAT has notified Parking and Traffic Services that there is a problem with a card reader on one of their buses.

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Due to a higher than expected demand, the Phillips Hall post office is out of one- and two-cent stamps, and has a very limited number of thirty-nine-cent stamps. The shortage exists throughout the Ithaca area post offices as well.

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The Ithaca College Chemistry Club is proud to present a lecture by Professor Roald Hoffmann, the 1981 Nobel prize winner in chemistry. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m., and will be held in the Center for Natural Sciences, room 112. His talk, entitled "Old Wine, New Flasks: Reflections on Science and the Jewish Tradition," is free and open to all in the Ithaca College community. A small meet-and-greet reception will take place before the seminar at 4:00 p.m. on the first floor lobby of CNS.

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This exciting FREE event will be held in the Campus Center on Thursday, March 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Ithaca College in Antigua

Contributed by Laurie Wasik on 01/20/2006 

You can study in the Caribbean on the island of Antigua during Spring Break (March 4-11) or May Term (May 15-26). The College continues this successful program with the following courses:

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The yearlong film series "Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen: The Many Meanings of Family" continues with two screenings in January. “Daddy & Papa," an award-winning examination of the personal, cultural, and political implications of gay fatherhood, will be shown on Tuesday, January 24. A screening of "Our House," an exploration of growing up with gay and lesbian parents, will take place on Wednesday, January 25. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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Guest cellist Dennis Parker will present a free recital at Ithaca College on Wednesday, January 25. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Pianist Jennifer Hayghe will collaborate in a program entitled "Stolen Sonatas." All the music on the program was originally composed for instruments other than the cello, and has been transcribed by Parker. Works of Debussy, Enescu, and Poulenc will be included.

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Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL) serves as an advisory board to the vice-president for finance and administration for the stewardship of Ithaca College's natural areas.

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Congratulations to Sweta Shah, a Junior in the Physics Department, who has received an grant award from the Sigma Xi research society in support of her travel to observe asteroids with Prof. Beth Clark Joseph at the NASA IRTF telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

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The Office of the Bursar is pleased to announce their 4th annual Bursar's Benefit Auction, to be held Wednesday, March 29 in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center. This year we will be raising funds for the Tompkins County SPCA and Hospice of Ithaca...and we need YOUR help!

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The Red Cross Club at Ithaca College and Staff Council are holding another blood drive on Wednesday, February 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. You can sign up by e-mailing or stopping by the sign-up table Wednesday, January 25 in the North Foyer or the lobby Thursday, January 26 through Monday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thanks for your support in helping our community.

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ITS is pleased to announce the Spring 2006 Workshop Series. These workshops can teach you the basics of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, help you improve your Web skills in Dreamweaver, and familiarize you with many other applications.

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Prof. Lee Bailey, Department of Philosophy and Religion, will speak about his new book "The Enchantments of Technology" on WSKG radio's program "Off the Page."

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Starting Monday, January 30 through Sunday, February 5, 2006 the 8% sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.00 per article is removed.

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Date: Thursday, January 19
Location: Klingenstein Lounge
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Join panelists Charles Santiago, Sean Eversley-Bradwell, Naeem Inayatullah, Zillah Eisenstein, and Baruch Whitehead for an interactive discussion on one of Dr. King's sermons, "Breaking the Silence." This speech was given by Dr. King at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, regarding the Vietnam war. A reading of passages from this sermon will be followed by faculty reflections on Dr. King's message, and interactive round-table discussions.

MLK-Tribute Showcase

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 01/19/2006 

Date: Friday, January 20, 2006
Location: IC Square
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Dr. King's legacy through this showcase of visual and performing arts. Talent drawn from the Ithaca community and student organizations will perform a tribute to Dr. King and help us close out our week-long series of events. Performers include: DJ Peck, IC Stand Up, Rhythm and Shoes, GIAC children's singers, Music School student and faculty performers, and IC Comedy Club.

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