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We have two spots open in our Monday night choir ... please join us!

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After nearly fory-three years of service to Ithaca College Leland Craft will hang up his hard hat and put away his gloves, join the Office of Facilites in a celebration on September 12 at 1:00 PM in the MacDonald Lounge campus Center.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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Submitted on behalf of Cheryl Freer, Director of Benefits

Many employees are concerned about recent developments in the financial services industry and the long-term health and viability of some firms. They are particularly interested in how these events affect their own retirement plan investments. In the Human Resources website you will find a statement given to us by TIAA-CREF that outlines their perspective.

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AES Workshop Today!

Contributed by Kate Brown on 09/22/2008 

Too much to do, not enough time?

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The SGA executive board would like to thank everyone who came out to the pep rally! It was a huge success and far better than last year's; we had over 700 people attend.

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Matthew Shepard was a 21-year-old male whose brutal murder in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998 spurred calls for stronger hate crimes legislation and drew the public's attention to the subject of anti-gay violence.

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Attention Juniors!

Are you interested in helping out with this year's Senior Week? Apply now for the position of Junior Co-Chair!

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Girls Fight Back!

Contributed by Sarah Brylinsky on 09/21/2008 

Want to learn how to kick some butt?

Girls Fight Back! is an interactive, upbeat, and educational self-defense program by nationally acclaimed speaker Erin Weed. Discussing everything from prevention of violence against women to the down-and-dirty details of self-defense, Erin demonstrates using live volunteers how to empower ourselves through bodily action, mind, and spirit, and learn to fight back!

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Nancy Rader presented a paper in July at an international psychology conference in Athens, Greece, along with Jennifer Parker '09, a Dana Intern who worked with Rader over the summer. Their paper, "Directing Infant Attention through Gestures during Early Word Learning," reported the results of two studies funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost and dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

The Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies (DIIS) and the Office of International Programs (OIP) cordially invite faculty applications for the fall 2009 or spring 2010 semester of the London Sabbatical Program. Applicants should be eligible for an approved, funded sabbatical from their school or division covering either semester.

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You are invited to the first fall semester meeting of the Faculty and Staff for Sustainability group on Friday, October 3, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Room on the third floor of the Campus Center. Light lunch items will be served. Plan to come and bring your thoughts and ideas for how to make Ithaca College even more sustainable.

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There has been an ongoing faculty/staff speaker series at Longview since the beginning of the partnership in spring 1999. These are informal talks and can be on a variety of topics. An appreciative audience is guaranteed!

These monthly presentations generally take place on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Longview auditorium. A speaker is currently needed for October 30.

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Take a break from your office work or from your studies and come take a walk on the wild side!

On Friday, September 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Jason Hamilton, associate professor of biology and environmental studies and co-chair of the Natural Lands Committee, will lead a guided tour of some of the natural areas around South Hill. The nature walk will leave from the Textor flagpole promptly at noon.

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Red Cross Club's First Meeting

Contributed by Kaitlyn McQuaid on 09/19/2008 

Are you interested in helping at blood drives? Would you like to help this wonderful cause? Come to the Red Cross Club's first meeting this Monday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m., on the third floor of Friends Hall.

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Come join the Cultural Connections Club THIS Sunday (September 21st) at 7pm in Textor 103 to watch an incredible documentary that will help celebrate the international day of peace! Free Refreshments will be served!

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AES Workshop: "It's About Time"

Contributed by Kate Brown on 09/19/2008 

The Office of Academic Enrichment Services will offer a workshop during the week of September 22-26.

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PSA Contest Winner Selected!

Contributed by Tiffani Ziemann on 09/19/2008 

The Health Promotion Committee is pleased to announce TV-R major Don Spacht '10 as the 2008 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week public service announcement (PSA) contest winner. Due to limited entries, the judges were able to pick a clear winner in initial viewing. Congratulations Don!

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Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is a great way to get involved on campus!

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees and President Tom Rochon plan to announce a strategic visioning process that will be carried out during the 2008-9 academic year. Its purpose is to identify a short list of priorities that constitute our next steps in the journey toward excellence in our educational mission.

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