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The Ithaca College Jewish Studies Program invites you to apply for funding in support of your teaching and research in any area related to Jewish history or culture -- broadly defined to include all academic disciplines.

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This wintry weather certainly makes for messy entrances, but everyone in Facilities Services wants you to know that they are working very hard to keep the College safe and dry this winter.

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Professor Michael Malpass, anthropology, recently published an article in the leading professional journal of Latin American prehistory.

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Biology Seminar Jan. 29

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 01/26/2004 

Thursday, January 29
Ron Hoy, Cornell University
"The Host is Toast: Acoustic Parasitism in Crickets"
4:00 p.m., CNS Rm. 112

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As of Monday, January 26, Dining Services added a new feature to the checkout at the Food Court. Every day, between noon and 1:00 p.m., there will be a register designated as the "Express Register."

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The Wednesday faculty free coffee series is switching to Thursdays for the first half of this semester.

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The Ithaca College Crew will conduct its annual Erg-a-thon to raise funds for the Tompkins County United Way and the team's upcoming spring trip.

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Four faculty members from the IC Jewish Studies program presented papers in December at the annual conference of the Jewish Studies Association in Boston. Their strikingly diverse topics were ancient Jewish magic, Holocaust representation in American Jewish fiction, Zionist songs from south India, and medieval French Jewish texts.

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Support Blood Drive Feb. 10

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 01/24/2004 

The New York-Penn Region of the American Red Cross distributes nearly 2,000 units of blood every day to a total of 127 area hospitals, due in part to greatly increased medical advances. This is good news for all of us -- unless, of course, there isn't enough blood available to take advantage of these life-saving new treatments.

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Join IC physics professor Bruce Thompson as he discusses the Elephant Seismic Project at the next presentation of the Physics Café, 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, in the Emerson Suites.

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President Peggy Williams has announced the appointment of a Presidential Task Force on Diversity co-chaired by Brian McAree, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life, and Nancy Pringle, vice president and College Counsel.

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The Spring 2004 Workshop Schedule is now available online!

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Sharon Isbin, hailed by Boston magazine as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time," and percussionist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello will perform a program of Brazilian music at Ithaca College on Thursday, January 29.

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Saxophonist Connie Frigo will present a free faculty recital at Ithaca College on Sunday, February 1. The performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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H&S Faculty Senate Meeting Jan. 23

Contributed by Joseph Miller on 01/23/2004 

The H&S Faculty Senate will meet Friday, January 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Conference Room (near the Egbert Dining Hall).

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Farewell Reception for Liz King

Contributed by David Prunty on 01/22/2004 

Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services for a good-bye reception for Liz King.

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The Fitness Center is offering the following classes for the spring semester. You can sign up until classes are full for group exercise or drop in anytime for the aerobic classes.

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The faculty/staff Spanish conversation group will be meeting again this semester on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in Hablemos! (61 Hill Center).

These weekly meetings focus on speaking Spanish in a fun and supportive environment. The group is led by native speakers who provide feedback on vocabulary and grammar. Speakers at all levels are invited to participate. Even active listeners are encouraged to attend. Come for a session or two, or join us all semester.

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The ALANA Careers in Education Program is holding "Conscience, Courage, and Heart: Getting Involved to Make a Change," a conversation with Aqeela Shakur, social and multicultural liaison at Ithaca High School, on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center conference room.

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The Office of the Provost is seeking interdisciplinary student teams and faculty advisers interested in representing Ithaca College in team competition for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet."

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