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Our annual Recognition Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2005, beginning at noon, in the Emerson Suites.

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The Presidential Task Force on Diversity is sponsoring an open forum on Tuesday, April 5, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center, to get community reactions and input on the past efforts of the Bias Related Incidents Committee.

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Hank Roberts, who has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the cello, will premiere a solo chamber music performance titled "Music from Occupied Lands" as part of the inaugural Occupied Spaces Symposium at 6:45 p.m., Friday, April 8, at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

Roberts, whose approach to writing and performing music embraces a wide range of musical styles from Afrocentric music to lyrical folk-rock to R&B and classical, uses the cross-cultural, soul-language dance with the cello and voice to express ideas.

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Shirley You Jest -- Auction Update

Contributed by Anne Woodard on 03/30/2005 

The bursar's benefit auction has just received two beautiful collectible porcelain Shirley Temple dolls for our April 14 auction.

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Please join us at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 31, for fiction readings by Professor Jason Ockert and student Meg Favreau of the Department of Writing. An open reading will follow.

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April 5, 7:00 pm, Clark Lounge -- "Sexual Orientation and Homophobia in Our Schools -- What Should Educators Do?" -- a screening and discussion of the controversial film, It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in Schools, which presents how some public school educators teach about sexual orientation and homophobia to a variety of age groups, including early elementary students.

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PT Graduates Do It Again!

Contributed by Steve Siconolfi on 03/30/2005 

The PT graduate students do it again. The IC PT graduates have consistently out performed both state and national averages on the national exam pass rate.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence announces the formation of the scholarship of teaching and learning interest group. On Tuesday, April 26, 12:10-1:00 pm in the Klingenstein Lounge, an informal panel, featuring Barney Beins, psychology, will share their interests and open the discussion among attendees.

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Israel Education Week

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 03/30/2005 

A series of events is offered for Israel Education Week.

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There are still seats available for the April 9 bus trip to New York City. The cost is $37 per person (payable only by check to "Ithaca College"). To reserve your seat, please submit your payment to Kasey Huddle in the registrar's office.

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The yearlong Ithaca College Concerts season "Celebrations" will close with a performance by rising star pianist Yundi Li on Tuesday, April 5, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

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Three Ithaca College professors will critique journalism’s relationship with occupied spaces in a post 9/11 world as the kickoff panel for the inaugural Occupied Spaces Symposium April 8 at the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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Biology Seminar

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 03/29/2005 

Joachim Frank, Howard Hughes Medical Institute , will present "Cryo-electron microscopy of the ribosome-glimpses of a molecular machine in motion" on April 7, 4:00 p.m., in CNS 112.

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Kenny Werner, a jazz pianist and author of Effortless Mastery, will present a free lecture and concert on Sunday, April 3, in the Whalen Center for Music. The lecture will be at 7:00 pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall, and the performance, with the Kenny Werner Trio, will be at 8:15 pm in Ford Hall.

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Don't forget that nominations for the 2005 OMA Senior Toast Awards are due Monday, April 4. ALANA, LGBT, and HEOP graduating seniors qualify for these awards.

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An ensemble of Ithaca College faculty and students, and residents of Longview, will offer a performance drawn from Katharyn Howd Machan's full-length collection of poetic monologues, written during the past 20 years and published by FootHills Publishing in January.

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West Tower Elevator Update

Contributed by Richard Couture on 03/28/2005 

The south car in the West Tower elevators has been damaged and will be out of service through the remainder of this semester and graduation.

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Reception for Bill Sheasgreen

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 03/28/2005 

Bill Sheasgreen, the director of the Ithaca College London Center, will be visiting campus this week.

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Hector Velez (sociology) is a member of the advisory board for the 14th and 15th editions of McGraw-Hill/Dushkin's Annual Editions: Race and Ethnic Relations. Providing critical direction to the editor, board members are responsible for the review and final selection of articles for this publication.

Caregiver Education and Support

Contributed by Amy Beth Miller on 03/28/2005 

Ithaca College staff and faculty are invited to the April Caregiver Education and Support Group meeting, Friday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Gerontology Resource Room, 413 CHS. Feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages will be served.

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