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The Block 2 schedules are ready for all Recreational Sports fitness classes.

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Submitted on behalf of Kathleen Rountree, provost and vice president for academic affairs

To the Ithaca College community,

After three years of planning and preparations, the Middle States reaccreditation visit is now complete, and I write to say a heartfelt thank-you to the entire community for your participation. The team members constantly spoke of how welcomed they felt, and that their interactions with students, faculty, and staff were open, honest, and genuine.

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday, March 6.

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You could win a $100 or $50 gift certificate to Wegmans or your favorite local store!

The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, with additional questions about gambling, was e-mailed to 2,800 randomly selected IC students last week. A reminder was sent earlier this week. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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Meeting in New York City February 2728, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved a budget that continues the college's implementation of its Institutional Plan and sets tuition rates for the 20089 academic year.

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Applications are now available for working as a Personal Trainer at the Fitness Center.

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Summer Job Opportunity: Lifeguard

Contributed by Sarah Hawkins on 03/05/2008 

Recreational Sports is now accepting applications for summer 2008 lifeguards for the indoor and outdoor pools.

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Contributed on behalf of C. William Schwab '68, chair, board of trustees

Last week I sent an Intercom message to the campus community with the schedule of presidential candidate visits and indicating that the Presidential Search Committee would be sharing the names of the finalists in the very near future.

I had hoped that I would be able to provide the names prior to students and faculty departing this Friday for the much needed spring break. However, due to scheduling considerations for the candidates, the first announcement will not be able to be made until next week. I realize that this may not be optimal for those of you who will be traveling over the break period. However, I am doing my best to accommodate the needs of our finalists and to ensure a successful visit for each candidate.

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Wellness Clinic Blog

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 03/05/2008 

The Wellness Clinic website ( now has a blog!

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce the spring 2008 Educational Grant Initiative Awards. These are awards are supported by the generous donations of alumni to the H&S Ithaca Fund.

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Study-Abroad Scholarships from IIE

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 03/05/2008 

The Institute of International Education (IIE) sponsors a variety of scholarships for students planning a summer, semester, or year abroad. Deadlines are rapidly approaching for the summer and fall 2008 and/or 2008-09 academic year award cycles.

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Sara Holmes, an environmental studies major with a concentration in anthropology, and Lisa Paciulli, assistant professor of anthropology and environmental studies steering committee member, were awarded a Mellon Research Initiative by Lewis and Clark College's environmental studies program (ESP).

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Russell Robinson, CEO of the Jewish National Fund, will speak on Monday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls Meeting Room.

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If you are an undergraduate student and seeking financial aid for summer, then you must complete a Summer School Aid Application. The deadline for applying April 1, 2008.

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Park T-Shirt Sales End FRIDAY!

Contributed by Chelsea Theis on 03/04/2008 

Act fast -- Park shirt sales end Friday!

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Add Bonus Bucks and Win an iPod!

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 03/04/2008 

***Now through April 30, students who add Bonus Bucks are entered into a raffle to win a free iPod!***

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost/dean of interdisciplinary and international studies

On behalf of the Office of International Programs and the Ithaca College London Center, I am pleased to announce the 2008-09 London Faculty Sabbatical recipients.

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May Faculty Institute Announced!

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 03/04/2008 

"Faculty Learning Communities and the Finger Lakes Project"
Tuesday, May 20 - Thursday, May 22

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Greetings and best wishes to everyone as the semester hits its midpoint. Returning home for spring break can be wonderful and exciting, but sometimes stressful. This new addition to the LGBT Center website provides a list of resources full of information, support, and diversion created especially for you during spring break.

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Applications for the Washington, D.C., Summer Internship Scholarship are now available from the Office of Career Services.

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