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Before you know it students, faculty, staff, and administrators will be rushing to be the first ones in to view the goods at the bursar's benefit auction! With prize balloons, both a silent and live auction, and a few surprises, it's no wonder that folks will want to get there early!

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Celebration of Service 2005

Contributed by Deborah Mohlenhoff on 04/01/2005 

Spring has sprung and it is time again for our annual Celebration of Service recognition reception. Join us from noon to 2:00 pm on Friday, April 15, in the Emerson Suites for ice cream and a performance by the staff choir, IC Voices.

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The Presidential Task Force on Diversity is sponsoring an open forum on Tuesday, April 5, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center to get community reactions and input on the past efforts of the Bias Related Incidents Committee.

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Professor Elizabeth Callaghan JD, Ph.D., published a review of David Lazer's DNA and the Criminal Justice System: the Technology of Justice in "Lawyer's Bookshelf," in the New York Law Journal, on March 23, 2005.

Celebrate LGBT Awareness Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 03/31/2005 

April is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender) Awareness Month!

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, in collaboration with a variety of campus student groups, departments, and offices, will host a variety of events and activities focusing on LGBT themes throughout the month.

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Emelda Ngufor Samba of the University of Yaounde 1 (Cameroon, West Africa) will be visiting Ithaca College April 1-3 to give a lecture and performance workshop titled Women's Songs and Dance in Theater for Social Development.

"Song and dance are instrumental in all traditional African celebrations," says Samba, "not only as an element of entertainment but also as a means of handing down the tradition from the older to the younger generations. In communities where certain topics still remain taboo, women and children use songs and dance as media to express their disillusionment with discriminatory practices."

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Singer-songwriter Katie Sawicki will perform on Friday, April 8, at 8:00 pm in IC Square in a concert that is free and open to the public.

Sawicki has melded the Northeast charm of a four track recorded tape, the politics of sanity, and the inviting prose of a life in Brooklyn to entertain everyone from small town gals to dive bar regulars.

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The following Ithaca College seniors were inducted into Alpha Delta Sigma: Christine Dorney, Sean Connacher, Nicole Steenburgh, Amanda Cobb, Molly McElroy, Yvone Chun, Lauren Hill, Lindsay de la Rigavdiere, Meghan Mosher, Mark Darwak, Rebecca Smith, Mary Nhotsavang, Ryan Wistreich, Kristen Barry, Kimberly Cooper, Devon Malcom, Sylvia Hlakusheva, Erin Coyne, Jennifer Herbolsheimer, Natasha Bhagat, Thomas Sears, and Lindsey Kolbe.

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Critically acclaimed writer and performer Rich Kiamco performs his award winning one-man show Unaccessorized. on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30pm in IC Square. Admission is free.

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There will be a special session on sustainability Wednesday, April 6, in Emerson Suite B. Many presentations will take place throughout the day. A complete listing of the schedule is below.

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Joel Savishinsky, from the anthropology department and the Gerontology Institute, has published an article entiteld "The Volunteer and the Sannyasin: Archetypes of Retirement in America and India," in the International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

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Caribbean filmmakers Howard and Mitzi Allen of HAMA Productions will return to Ithaca College in April for the North American premiere of Diablesse, their third feature film.

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Our annual Recognition Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2005, beginning at noon, in the Emerson Suites.

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The Presidential Task Force on Diversity is sponsoring an open forum on Tuesday, April 5, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center, to get community reactions and input on the past efforts of the Bias Related Incidents Committee.

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Hank Roberts, who has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the cello, will premiere a solo chamber music performance titled "Music from Occupied Lands" as part of the inaugural Occupied Spaces Symposium at 6:45 p.m., Friday, April 8, at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

Roberts, whose approach to writing and performing music embraces a wide range of musical styles from Afrocentric music to lyrical folk-rock to R&B and classical, uses the cross-cultural, soul-language dance with the cello and voice to express ideas.

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Shirley You Jest -- Auction Update

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 03/30/2005 

The bursar's benefit auction has just received two beautiful collectible porcelain Shirley Temple dolls for our April 14 auction.

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Please join us at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 31, for fiction readings by Professor Jason Ockert and student Meg Favreau of the Department of Writing. An open reading will follow.

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April 5, 7:00 pm, Clark Lounge -- "Sexual Orientation and Homophobia in Our Schools -- What Should Educators Do?" -- a screening and discussion of the controversial film, It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in Schools, which presents how some public school educators teach about sexual orientation and homophobia to a variety of age groups, including early elementary students.

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PT Graduates Do It Again!

Contributed by Steve Siconolfi on 03/30/2005 

The PT graduate students do it again. The IC PT graduates have consistently out performed both state and national averages on the national exam pass rate.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces the formation of the scholarship of teaching and learning interest group. On Tuesday, April 26, 12:10-1:00 pm in the Klingenstein Lounge, an informal panel, featuring Barney Beins, psychology, will share their interests and open the discussion among attendees.

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