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Tickets for the "Cortaca Jug" football game will go on sale at noon on Friday, October 31.

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In order to offer a medical plan that better suits the needs of more participants than does the current Aetna Open Choice plan -- in terms of the benefits offered as well as its affordability -- the Office of Human Resources is introducing a new medical plan administered by Aetna.

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Buddhist Monks to Speak at IC

Contributed by Craig Duncan on 10/29/2003 

On Wednesday, November 5, at 8:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, there will be a talk and discussion, "Buddhist Ideas of Happiness and Reincarnation."

The principal speaker will be Geshe Tenzin Sherap, holder of the Geshe Lharampa degree from Ganden Jangtse College and resident monk at Ganden Jangtse Monastery (Mundgod, India).

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This event was sold out but we've added a few more seats for anyone interested. Please register by this Friday at noon.

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German Filmmaker Anna Faroqhi

Contributed by Cathy Crane on 10/28/2003 

Visiting artist Anna Faroqhi presents her latest film project at Park Auditorium on Wednesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Cinema and Photography and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Faroqhi, a young filmmaker from Berlin, combines documentary footage with personal, fictional voice-over to create a personal essay located somewhere between fact and fiction. Waiting, is a film she shot while in Tel Aviv on the eve of the Iraqi War this past spring.

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Sandra L. Herndon, professor and graduate program chair of the Park School's communications program, is the recipient of the 2003 Jack Lewis Award for Exemplary Service to Community Members in Crisis.

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Task Force on Common Experiences

Contributed by Lynda Walters on 10/28/2003 

In an effort to move forward on the College Institutional Plan, the provost charged a representative group of faculty and staff to make recommendations on a set of common experiences for all Ithaca College students -- the Institutional Plan, Goal 2.

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Lisa Maurer, Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinator for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, was awarded the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Delaware in a ceremony on October 17.

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Ithaca College Parents Association

Contributed by Lynne Pierce on 10/27/2003 

Ithaca College is pleased to announce the creation of the Ithaca College Parents Association -- a vehicle for parents of IC students to establish a sense of community with one another and with the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the College.

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An Evening with Daphne Kwok

Contributed by Mel Ginsberg-Stevens on 10/27/2003 

Join us for an evening with Daphne Kwok on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101 -- a fun, interactive, current affair: "Asian Pacific American Political Trivia Pursuit."

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Contralto Kelly Samarzea and pianist Diane Birr -- two assistant professors of music performance in the School of Music -- will present a free recital, "Songs by 20th-Century American Women," on Sunday, November 2. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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Public Lecture by David Orr

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/27/2003 

David W. Orr, professor and chair of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College, will give a public lecture at Ithaca College at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, in Emerson Suites B in the Campus Center.

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The EMS campus wide reservation system has been off line since last Wednesday, October 22. EMS runs on the Memphis server, and has experienced significant problems ever since all offices running EMS lost connection to that server last Wednesday.

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In conjunction with this year's Benefits Fair on Thursday November 13, the Office of Human Resources will be sponsoring presentations by our retirement plan administrator, TIAA/CREF, as well as by the provider of our Employee Assistance Program, Employee Network Inc. (eni).

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In preparation for the Regents' accreditation of teacher education site review of IC's teacher education programs, the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) will hold an open forum on Wednesday, November 5, for faculty and staff.

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Charis Dimaras, assistant professor of music performance and coordinator of collaborative studies in the School of Music, will present a free piano recital on Monday, October 27. Celebrating the music of Sergei Prokofiev, who died 50 years ago, the performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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Have you ever kayaked up to a piece of floating driftwood, only to find out it was a crocodile; climbed a vertical wall of rock 200 ft. high; summited an Adirondack peak in a blinding February snowstorm; or caught a 25 lb. salmon on a fly rod? If not, you might want to try!

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Faculty Coffee Break

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 10/24/2003 

Wednesday, October 29, in the McDonald Lounge, 10:00-11:00 a.m., come and chat with Warren Schlessinger about the Washington Semester program. Or just stop in for a cup of coffee.

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The Adventure Recreation Club is hosting a presentation by President Williams, who will speak on her travels in the Canadian Arctic.

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France in 1968 and Queer Eye today are analyzed by scholars in this week's colloquia. Bring lunch; coffee, treats, and exhilarating discussion provided.

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