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This fall Culture and Communication will be offering a Special Topics in Media Literacy: Media Construction of Peace and War. The course meets Tuesdays, 4:00-6:50 p.m.


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Dr. Ismail Mehr
"American Medical Relief Mission to Gaza"
Wednesday, April 15
4:00-5:30 pm, Friends Hall 205

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Biology Department Spring 2009 Honors Symposium
Thursday, April 23 
CNS 115

Refreshments served 3:40 p.m. CNS first-floor lobby.


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Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle -- the company called "the most eco-friendly in America" -- will present, "TerraCycle: Revolution in a Bottle," on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor Hall 102. This Earth Week presentation is the first in the new "Commit to Change" speaker series.

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The Academic Enrichment Services Program now offers peer tutoring for courses in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

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Make life easier by signing up for a convenient and flexible meal plan!

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Reasons #10 and #9 ...

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Please join SGA on Tuesday, April 14, at noon around the Free Speech Rock -- between Muller Faculty Center and the Campus Center -- to celebrate campus unity.

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If you're interested in spending time with your peers and members of the community, IC H.O.P.E. is for you!

IC H.O.P.E. is a student organization that focuses on promoting, educating, and raising awareness about individuals with disabilities. Through service, we will reach out to members of our community and surrounding areas.

So if you like to help people and you're interested in making a HUGE difference, especially in the lives of those with disabilities, COME TO FRIENDS 210 on MONDAY, APRIL 20 at 7PM!

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Remember IC After Dark's last event, A Hollywood Affair? Remember the awesome pictures that were taken of you and your friends?

You can check out the pictures that were taken of you and your friends in the Facebook group at


Take Back the Night
Friday, April 17

  • March on commons -- 6:45 p.m., Textor Ball
  • Rally -- 7:30 p.m., podium in downtown Commons

Take Back The Night is an international march and rally to end violence against women and children. Come march on the commons with us in this most empowering event!

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Unite for Sight is excited to welcome Dr. Seth Wanye, an ophthalmologist from Ghana, to campus on April 20 for a guest lecture at 8:00 p.m. in Textor 103.  

Anyone interested in health care, health policy, nonprofit organizations, journalism, or international volunteerism is urged to attend.

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Writing Center Research Event

Contributed by Joan Marcus on 04/10/2009 

Don't know how or where to begin on that research paper? Then please join us for a Writing Center research event on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m.

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The wait is almost over! The free, no-weigh-in registration meeting for the Weight Watchers at Work program is Tuesday, April 14, at 12:15 p.m. in 203 Center for Health Sciences. Meet the leader and find out what Weight Watchers' new Momentum program can do for you!

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What's an academic mace?

The academic mace, first used in the 14th century, is descended from the club of Hercules. The scepter on the mace stands for lawful power and regal authority, and was carried by Zeus, the Greek god of moral law and order.

At an inauguration, the board of trustees formally vests the new president with three symbols of office and its authority -- with the mace being one of these symbols. Come to Thomas R. Rochon’s inauguration and see what IC’s own presidential mace looks like when it is carried in by the College marshal and later presented to President Rochon! (Note: IC's academic mace was handcrafted by IC's own artisans.)

There's still time to get your free tickets for Thomas R. Rochon's inaugural ceremony on Friday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ben Light Gymnasium. Tickets can be picked up Monday-Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m., at the recreation center on the ground floor of Campus Center.

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Steven Mauk, professor of music (saxophone), was a featured artist at the Region 8 Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance, held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Physics Seminar
"What Can Be Done with Slow and Stopped Light?"
Tuesday, April 14
12:10 p.m., Center for Natural Sciences 204

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Phoebe Constantinou, assistant professor of health promotion and physical education, presented a paper entitled, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cultural Awareness in Physical Education," at the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. The event was held in Tampa, Florida, on April 2, 2009.

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Join the Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs as we say "thank you" to the many members of the Office of Public Safety.

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Lester Holt -- anchor of NBC Nightly News weekend edition and co-host of Today weekend edition -- will serve as the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer on Tuesday, April 14.

Holt will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. His talk is free and open to the public.

Each year, the Jessica Savitch Lecture Series brings a broadcast journalist to Ithaca College to honor alumna Jessica Savitch '68. Past speakers include: Natalie Morales, NBC; David Muir '95, ABC News; Steve Capus, NBC News; and Mara Liasson, NPR.

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