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Political scientist Robert D. Putnam will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree by Ithaca College. The degree presentation will take place on Friday, April 17, during the inauguration of Ithaca College President Thomas R. Rochon. Putnam will present an address, "A New 'Greatest Generation'?" as part of the inaugural ceremony.

Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is best known for his work on how an active community contributes to the welfare of society. His research shows that regions with strong civic engagement -- also called social capital -- enjoy better educational performance, reduced levels of crime and suicide, longer lives and better health, greater economic productivity, higher voter turnout, and more democratic and effective government.

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Cole Louison '00 will give a talk, entitled "A Writer's Life: The Path of a Newspaper, Public Radio, and Magazine Reporter," on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 102. Louison is a writer for GQ magazine and contributes to Fader, McSweeney's, the New York Times, Buzzsaw, All Things Considered, and others.

The lecture is part of the Park School Writing Award Speaker Series. Past speakers have included travel writer Susan Orlean and Rick Frishman, author, publisher, and public relations practitioner.

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Last Blood Drive -- April 20

Contributed by Kaitlyn McQuaid on 04/14/2009 

The last blood drive of the year -- April 20, 2009.

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April 21, noon-1:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge! Be there! President Tom Rochon will emcee a discussion about the Amethyst Initiative. We will hear two speakers for pro/against lowering the drinking age then open it up for debate.

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Guitarist Manuel Barrueco and the string quartet Cuarteto Latinoamericano will give this year’s performance in the annual Shirley and Chas Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series at Ithaca College. The program includes works by tango composer Astor Piazzolla and the world premiere of “Boliviana” by Miguel de Aguila.

The free concert will take place on Friday, April 17, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Named after two longtime educators, the series honors the Hocketts' love of music and devotion to Ithaca College and its School of Music.

Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series

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Art History Senior Symposium

Contributed by Stephen Clancy on 04/14/2009 

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce its first annual Art History Senior Symposium, to take place Tuesday, April 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge. The symposium will feature presentations by six senior art history majors on recent research and exhibition projects.

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Contributed by Melinda Butler on 04/14/2009 

Sunday, April 19
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Friends 203

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Reason #8: Enjoy award-winning summer theatre at the Hangar. See such plays and musicals as Dirty Blond, Once on This Island, November, and Betrayal.

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SAB Open Mic Night
Wednesday, April 15
7:00-10:00 p.m. in IC Square

  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Spoken word
  • Performance

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Thursday, April 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Williams 222 -- The Bisexual Discussion Group will be having an arts and crafts night!  We will also be discussing various topics pertaining to the bisexual/pansexual/onmisexual/questioning identities.

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Friday, April 17, is the Day of Silence. Day of Silence is a national youth-run effort using silence to protest the actual silencing of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people due to harassment, bias, and abuse in schools.

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Come and listen to student presentations on topics ranging from ...

  • "Police Brutality" to "Five Cents Sharp"
  • "Social Justice" to "Medical Diagnostic Delivery"
  • "Enzyme Expression in Neurons" to "How Governments Promote E-Commerce"
  • And much, much more ...

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Denise Nuttall, assistant professor of anthropology, organized and participated in a workshop and roundtable panel, "Teaching and Performing South Asian Music and Dance in American Universities." 

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Come enjoy the sunshine with a solar cookout, sponsored by Energy, on Tuesday, April 14, any time between noon and 4:00 p.m. at the Center for Natural Sciences (CNS). The cookout will be held on the patio next to the CNS greenhouse. 

In honor of National Environmental Education Week, educators and enthusiasts are invited to meet informally with their solar cookers to demonstrate, learn, and exchange ideas about this open-ended technology. There will even be materials on hand you can use to build your own solar cooker.

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Award for Forensics Inaugurated

Contributed by Scott Thomson on 04/13/2009 

The Ithaca College forensics society awarded the first annual Franklin Sharp Award to Daniel Parks, a speech communication major, on April 2, 2009.

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The Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life is still recruiting ushers for Ithaca College's 114th Commencement exercises, to be held on Sunday, May 17.  Many of us have had daily contact with the fine young men and women of the 2009 graduation class, and have played an important role in their experience at Ithaca College.

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Leigh Ann Vaughn, associate professor of psychology, and Sarah Hesse '06, Zhivka Petkova '06, and Lindsay Trudeau '06 have published an article titled, "'This Story Is Right On': The Impact of Regulatory Fit on Narrative Engagement and Ppersuasion," in this month's issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology.

The research showed that when people read a story, feelings of rightness from regulatory fit (consistency between regulatory state and strategic means) can suggest that the story is "right on" relative to feelings of wrongness from regulatory nonfit. Under these conditions, individuals who are experiencing feelings of rightness engage more with the narrative and are more persuaded by its implicit messages.

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Efforts by Ithaca College to raise the final funds needed to build a new athletics and events center have gotten a major boost with the receipt of a $4 million gift from Atlantic Philanthropies toward the long-planned facility.

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Penny M. Von Eschen, professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan and the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will present "Duke Ellington Plays Baghdad: Rethinking Power after 1945" on Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. in room 111 of the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise.

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Join IC Math Club & Other Realms on Thursday, April 16, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in IC Square for an evening filled with board games, card games, and various puzzles!

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