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November 10 is the deadline for applications to be received for those in need of assistance during the holidays.

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Our Ithaca College team earned a fourth-place finish in the Fall Commuter Challenge, which ended October 31. More than 60 members of the Ithaca College community who participated in the month-long challenge logged 15,238 commuter miles, but they traveled 57 percent of those miles using alternative modes of transportation (biking, walking, riding the bus, or carpooling). In the process, the IC team kept a whopping four tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

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ShortLine/Coach USA is offering an express charter bus to the Boston area for fall break.

This bus will leave from the parking lot by the Park School at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, and will return Sunday, November 30, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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Cortaca Jug

Contributed by Brian McAree on 11/06/2008 

As you know, the annual Ithaca College vs. Cortland State football game is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, at noon at Cortland.

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The United States Postal Service is offering for sale the following stamps that may be purchased individually (in quantities of 1 to 20 stamps): Eid, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah.

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The Chemistry Seminar series presents invited speaker Anna Cherian. All are welcome to attend the seminar on Tuesday, November 11, at 4:30 p.m. in CNS 333.

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The Sustainability Café will take a closer look at "Renewable Energy Systems: Global Context, Local Actions." This Café will be held on Monday, November 10, at 4:00 p.m. in Center for Natural Sciences room 115, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar.

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Does the role of vision impact our pursuit of social justice? Come hear Professor Belisa González from the Department of Sociology reflect on lessons learned during six years of cross-racial organizing in the South.

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Congratulations to the HSHP students who were inducted into the Ithaca College Oracle Society on Monday, November 3. After completion of their freshman year, students who are in the top 10 percent academically in each school are invited to become a member.

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The election is over! The Veterans Day Celebration is next.

Please take ONE hour to attend the event and TWO minutes to write a note for the "Appreciation Book" and send to

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Do you have great stories to share? Are you interested in gaining some real-world magazine publishing experience?

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology David Turkon has been elected as Chair of the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group (AARG), and interest group of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).

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Grants.Gov Workshop Room Change

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 11/06/2008 

Please note the room change from the earlier announcement.

The Center for Faculty Excellence presents a workshop by Paul Hamill, director of academic funding and sponsored programs, on Thursday, November 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CHS 202.

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Four occupational therapy graduate students presented a poster at The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Conference in Baltimore, MD on Friday, October 31.

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Calling All Dancers!

Contributed by Susan Monagan on 11/06/2008 

Do you love to dance? Do you have a desire to work with the community? You can do both! Consider becoming involved with a committed group of artists who are participating in an intergenerational dance residency with senior citizens from Longview and IC students. Choreographer Martha Bowers ( will be coming to campus for a week-long residency in March and building a new dance. This project is made possible by a grant from IC’s Linden Center for Creativity and Aging ( For more information about the residency, please call or e.mail Susie Monagan at 274-3915 and

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Student Video Used on CNN Website

Contributed by David Maley on 11/05/2008 

Video taken Tuesday night of Ithaca College students celebrating the outcome of the presidential election was used on the iReport section of the CNN website, and briefly featured on's home page today.

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ITS is currently planning for the Spring 2009 software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs.

If you need specific software installed or upgraded for the spring semester to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing by Monday, December 1st, 2008 with the location details, the software and the installer CD’s if appropriate.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Lisa Efing at 274-1000 or

Between 4:25 p.m. and 7:42 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4th, ITS experienced a problem with the e-mail system. During that time some percentage of (but not all) sent messages were dropped by the system with no indication to the sender that the messages were not delivered.

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I’d like to remind everyone of the listening sessions that will be starting next week in the context of the strategic visioning process. The purpose of these sessions is to collect our thoughts on what academic excellence means in the context of the educational mission of Ithaca College. A schedule of listening sessions can be found at

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No Pressure Blood Pressure Clinics

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 11/05/2008 

On Thursday, November 6, the Wellness Clinic will be taking blood pressure readings at various locations around campus. Please see the following schedule for times and locations:

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