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Celebrate Leland Craft's Retirement

Contributed by Mark Darling on 09/09/2008 

Join Facilities Services in celebrating the retirement of long-time employee Leland Craft on Friday, September 12, at 1:00 p.m. in the McDonald Lounge, Campus Center.

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The annual campus-wide Perialas Prize in Persuasive Speaking will select three winners this year: the best speech for presidential candidates Obama, McCain, and an alternative-party candidate.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants support direct course improvement as well as interdisciplinary projects. Proposals are due in the Office of the Provost by September 15 or November 15 for fall and spring implementation, February 15 for spring and summer implementation, and April 15 for summer and fall implementation.

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Margaret Wagner-Maggitti, recreation management senior, and Linda Heyne, faculty member with the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, have published an article, "Ecotourism: Saving Your Vacation for Future Generations!" in the current issue of the Voice, a publication of the New York State Recreation and Park Society.

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There will be an open house for the CSTEP program on Tuesday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m. in the Taughannock Falls Room of Campus Center.

If you are a New York State resident and a science, physical therapy, accounting, speech pathology, or other eligible major, come get Wingz, pizza, and information!

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Ithaca College's annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series will bring eminent pianist Stewart Goodyear to campus for a free concert on Friday, September 12. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the program will offer a Mozart sonata, Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit," Samuel Barber's "Excursions," and Rachmaninoff's second sonata. Goodyear will also present a master class on Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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Attention Juniors!

Are you interested in helping out the Class of 2009? We are looking for a member of the Junior Class to become the co-chair of Senior Week!

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Ithaca College Launches "Experts" Page

Contributed by Anonymous on 09/08/2008 

The Office of Media Relations at IC works with media outlets to place stories and present our faculty as sources for reporters. Our new Experts website offers journalists a short cut to search for experts and view some of the fine projects and research taking place on our campus.

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Alicia Skaly, the TIAA-CREF individual client services consultant, comes to campus twice a month to provide personalized advice and planning services to help you in pursuing your retirement goals.

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The Counseling Center group, A Time to Remember Loved Ones Lost to Suicide, has been postponed.

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This Friday come to Emerson Suites, Friday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. for the Colleges Against Cancer Kick-off with special guest Nick Brown from MTV's Real World. He will share his story of losing his friend to cancer and how it has empowered him.

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An essay by Karin Breuer, assistant professor of history -- entitled "Competing Masculinities: Fraternities, Gender, and Nationality in the German Confederation, 1815-30" -- appeared in the journal Gender and History.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences invites H&S students and faculty to submit proposals to the H&S Educational Grant Initiative for funding to support activities and projects that enhance student learning. The fall deadline is Monday, September 22.

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Jason Freitag, assistant professor of history, delivered two public lectures at the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in August. In the two talks, which were titled "Between Heaven and Earth: Patchworks of Power," Freitag explored imperial art and Sufism in Mughal India.

Jeff Pleiss, Cornell University

"Pre-mRNA Splicing as a Control Point for Regulating Gene Expression"

Thursday, September 11
CNS 112
4:00 p.m.

Refreshments beforehand (3:45-4:00 p.m.) in the first-floor lobby.
Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

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Please join us in the Handwerker Gallery on September 11 for the first reading of the fall 2008 "Thursdays at the Handwerker" series, featuring assistant professor of writing Jaime Warburton. The reading, themed "True Lies," will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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The Nutrition Services Work Group is pleased to announce that, beginning this semester, Cathy J. Saloff-Coste, MS, RD, CDN, will provide fee-for-service nutrition counseling in the Hammond Health Center one day per week. Costs may be covered by student health insurance. Talk to your counselor or health care provider about making a referral for nutritional counseling.

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IC Hip-Hop Auditions!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 09/07/2008 

Come try out for IC Hip-Hop Dance Team!

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This is a reminder that a test of the college's Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place this Tuesday, September 9, during the noon hour. It will include a test of the new outdoor public address warning system, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.

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Beginning Monday, September 8, there will be a monthly "Supper Seminar on Moral Intelligence" from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

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