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*** UPDATE: This concert has been postponed until Sunday, December 2.***

Soprano Deborah Lifton will preview her Merkin Hall debut concert in Ithaca on Wednesday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Pianist Charis Dimaras will collaborate.

The Merkin Hall concert in New York City is a result of winning the 2007 "Joy in Singing" competition, and will take place in January 2008. The program includes music of Dorumsgaard, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Larsen, and Ginastera.

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Want to Take Classes in Park?

Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 11/01/2007 

The following Spring '08 courses are open to non-Park majors:

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Provost Kathleen Rountree announced today that Dianne Lynch, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will remain at Ithaca College. Lynch had earlier said that she would accept an offer from the University of California, Berkeley, to become dean of its Graduate School of Journalism in January. She informed officials at Berkeley today that she would instead remain at Ithaca College.

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Kulmusik, Ithaca College's contemporary chamber ensemble, will present a free program, entitled "Friction Systems," on Tuesday, November 6, at 8:15 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Guest faculty members included on this program will be clarinetist Richard Faria, hornist Alex Shuhan, cellist Elizabeth Simkin, pianist Jeffery Meyer, and violinist Susan Waterbury.

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Imagine a food drive that can collect nearly 221,028 pounds of food in a single day. Now imagine the number of people that could be fed with all those donations.

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Do you have students that need to drive? The last two driver safety classes being offered in the fall semester will take place on Sunday, November 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Textor 101 and Thursday, November 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Textor 101.

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ITS is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs and eClassrooms for the spring semester. If you need software installed or upgraded, please contact Lisa Efing ( by Friday, December 14th, 2007 with details and installation CDs.

Work as a Personal Trainer at the Fitness Center in Spring 2008

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On Monday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m. in Friends 201, the Sustainability Café topic will be "Revising the Forest Paradigm: Good and Bad Forest Edges," presented by John Confer, scholar in residence in the biology department.

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Annual Writing Faculty Reading

Contributed by Jack Wang on 11/01/2007 

Come enjoy an hour of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by 12 writing professors!

Join us on Wednesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge for readings by the following:

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With its 48-21 win at Springfield last Saturday, October 27, the Ithaca College Bomber football squad improved its record to 6-2 and clinched the program's 37th straight winning season. That streak is the second-longest active stretch at any level of college football. (Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, recently secured its 52nd straight winning season).

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Come join your fellow first-year students for Class of 2011 Council!

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The Office of Academic Enrichment Services, the Office of Residential Life, and the Office for New Student Programs have collaborated to facilitate two workshops to help students succeed in the academic environment at Ithaca College.

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Relay For Life Website is LIVE!!!

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 11/01/2007 

Colleges Against Cancer brings you the biggest celebration all year! The Relay For Life a day to celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer. Join thousands!! (last year 2,500; 800 IC students)

March 29, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Barton Hall
Cornell University

Join. Get ten friends. Raise $100 each!

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Are you interested in traveling to the Dominican Republic to learn first-hand about global inequalities, race relations, colonialism, sustainability and human rights and people who make a difference on these issues?

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ITS has prepared a document and worksheet to assist you with planning your computer and related technology requests as you put together your 2008-09 fiscal year budgets.

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2008 Winter Session

Contributed by Nancy Kotmel on 11/01/2007 

Catch Up, Make Up, Get Ahead!

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A new interdisciplinary course for freshmen & sophomores, Media Literacy & Popular Culture, is being offered through the department of Culture & Communication in DIIS, taught by Cyndy Scheibe from the dept. of psychology.

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Through a generous gift, Jay ’72 and Judith ’73 Linden have established the Linden Center for Creativity and Aging in Ithaca College’s Gerontology Institute. The center will explore and encourage ways that creativity and the creative arts can enhance the quality of life for older adults. It will also engage students with elders through mentoring programs and other activities as well as help students become acquainted with careers that will serve this expanding segment of the population. Read the press release about the opening of the center.

An Ithaca College employee has been honored by the Ithaca Rotary Club with a "Pride of Workmanship" award. Groundskeeper Victor Rosa was one of four local residents recognized at the October 31 award ceremony at the Holiday Inn.

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