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Battle of the Brains - Food Trivia

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 02/15/2006 

How much do you know about food?
Dining Services invites you to come show your food knowledge for a chance to win a prize at our Battle of the Brains Event.

Come have dinner at any of the dining halls this Thursday, Feb. 16.
The Battle of the Brains Quiz will begin at 5:00 p.m. and a new question will be asked every 15 minutes until 7:00 p.m.
The first person with the correct answer will win a prize!

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Health Advisory: Mumps

Contributed by Karen Eldredge on 02/14/2006 

We have two cases of mumps on campus, one of them laboratory-confirmed.

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The position of Student Trustee is becoming available for the 2006-2008 academic years. The position is one of the most important as well as most challenging student leadership roles on campus.

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Career Services will be holding an information session about the Central New York Communications Consortium.

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The Ithaca College Family Carnival will take place Friday, February 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center. Proceeds from the carnival will be donated to One-to-One Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

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Faculty and Staff Bus Passes

Contributed by Lillian Tavelli on 02/14/2006 

TCAT has notified Parking and Traffic Services (PTS) that they have discovered the bus passes that Ithaca College faculty and staff have been using were causing a problem in the card readers on the buses. The material that the bus passes were printed on was faulty and the passes were getting stuck in the card readers.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2004-2005 school year. Less than 10% of the SPS chapters nationwide are so honored (about one per state).

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Calling hours for Robert Tallman, long-time crew coach at Ithaca, will be held Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bangs Funeral Home in Ithaca.

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David Turkon of the Anthropoology Department has been asked to serve as Senior Advisor on the Board of Directors for the Sudanese Lost Boys Foundation of New York (SLBFNY).

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Student Grants in Jewish Studies

Contributed by Annette Levine on 02/13/2006 

The Jewish Studies Steering Committee invites grant applications from students who are engaged in projects, courses or other activities related to the study of Jewish history, culture or religion and connected directly or indirectly with an academic program at Ithaca College.

Examples of eligible activities: Projects with Jewish studies content related to any IC course. Off-campus classes, workshops, conferences or internships intended to enhance the student’s academic knowledge or skills related to Jewish history, culture or religion. Expenses for travel, lodging, materials and supplies, etc. connected with such an activity or project. Applications will be accepted and considered as they are received.

Application forms are available from Rebecca Lesses, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Gannett 122.

For further information, contact Rebecca Lesses, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies,
Gannett 122 • 274-3556 •

The public is invited to attend the final round of the second annual D'Addario Classical Guitar Competition at Ithaca College on Saturday, February 18. Starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall of the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the event culminates a daylong competition involving 15 aspiring young musicians from high schools and universities throughout the Northeast.

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The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir -- which has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Boyz II Men, Kenny Loggins, and Nancy Wilson -- will give a free concert at Ithaca College on Friday, February 17. The performance, under the direction of Samuel L. E. Bonds, will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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All-College Faculty Meetings

Contributed by Esther Radoja on 02/13/2006 

It's that time of year again: the president's spring faculty meetings!

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Student Driver Safety Class

Contributed by Kristine Slaght on 02/13/2006 

The next student driver safety class will be held February 22, 2006, in Textor 101 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Thursday, February 23

John Bradac, Director, Career Services Office
6:00 pm
101 Career Services Office.

This workshop is mandatory for premed students who are planning to interview this year. Specific information about the interviews will be sent out later in the semester.

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The Tower Club restaurant is contemporary dining at its finest. Located on the 14th floor of the East Tower, on the Ithaca College Campus.
The Tower Club is open to the public, Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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The image database software is to be upgraded on Tuesday, March 7.

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Brooke Olson, Anthropology, along with her colleague Jack Rossen,
recently completed a project repatriating 70 acres of ancestral land north of Ithaca to
the Cayuga Nation of New York.

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The IC Journal of Race Culture Gender and Ethnicity is currently seeking submissions for its fourth edition which will be released at the end of this semester. Submissions should be emailed to

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Recyclemania Results

Contributed by Mark Darling on 02/11/2006 

The results are in for the first week of Recyclemania, a competition between colleges and universities across the nation that provides a proactive activity in waste reduction. Ithaca College is competing in the waste minimization category and has placed number 14 in the nation disposing of 8.36 pounds of trash and recycling per person in one week.

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