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During spring break, the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Center (OREC) orec@ithaca.eduwill have modified office hours.

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As students prepare to depart for spring break, I want to take this opportunity to call attention to a travel alert issued on February 20 by the U.S. State Department. The alert notes that over 100,000 young Americans are expected to travel to resort areas throughout Mexico over spring break, and while the vast majority enjoy their vacation without incident, drug-fueled violence in the country has increased recently.

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All members of our community are invited to the Ithaca College Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference.

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) still has room in three minicourses that start after spring break. You can now sign up for a minicourse on HomerConnect. The courses are open to all students.

  • Playing God: Interactivity in Video Games and Film [RLST17700-01 CRN 43649]
  • Business Stakeholders and Sustainability [MGMT 10303 – 01 CRN 43524]
  • Cultural Ecology [MUNM 25200 – 01 CRN 43614]

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National LGBT Health Awareness Week is March 8-14; the theme of this year's observance is "Expect More." This is a call to the LGBT community to expect more from their health care providers, policy makers, their community, and themselves. We need to educate ourselves and the LGBT community about our unique health needs and what resources are available to meet those needs. With this knowledge and through advocating for improved health and healthcare, we can increase healthy living among LGBT people, because everyone deserves good health.

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May Faculty Institute Announced

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 03/03/2009 

"Theirs, Mine, and Ours: Meeting Collective Objectives through Comprehensive Assessment" takes place on Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (including coffee and lunch).

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Anyone who has or is caring for an older loved one will tell you how stressful this can be. The stress can build until the caregiver becomes too ill or depressed to continue providing the care.

On Wednesday, March 18, William Haley, Ph.D., a professor at the University of South Florida's School of Aging Studies and the Gerontology Institute's spring 2009 visiting scholar, will present a workshop, titled "Working with Family Caregivers: Evidence-Based Practices." This event will take place 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Longview, 1 Bella Vista Drive, Ithaca.

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Fitness Center Spring Break Hours

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 03/03/2009 

Please note the Fitness Center change in hours during spring break.

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Associate professor of politics Naeem Inayatullah has recently been engaged in a number of scholarly activities, including the following.

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Please join us in the Handwerker Gallery for a reading this Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. The reading will feature assistant professor of writing Catherine Taylor, freshman exploratory major Liam Curley, and senior writing major Jordan Jadallah.

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Paul R. Geisler, ATC, gave two professional presentations in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 27 and 28.

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2009 ALANA Senior Awards

Contributed by Nansa Brown on 03/03/2009 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is now accepting nominations for the 2009 ALANA Senior Awards. All staff, faculty, and students of Ithaca College are encouraged to nominate deserving ALANA graduating seniors.

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The Student Computer Repair Center (SCRC) and the Park Laptop Support Center will be closed during spring break.

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The main ITS public computer labs are closed during spring break except for Friends 110.
For details on hours please see the Friends 110 break schedule.

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If you are interested in running for an SGA or Senior Class position for next year, you must pick up the necesarry packets in the Student Activity Center, and turn those packets in by this Friday, March 6th. You can also download them from the SGA website at Just select the "Communications" tab at the top and download the appropriate packet.

SGA Senator - Download the SGA Spring Elections Packet

SGA Executive Board - Download the SGA Spring Elections Packet

Senior Class - Download the Senior Class Elections Packet

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Pool Hours over Spring Break

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 03/02/2009 

The indoor pool will close Friday, March 6, at 9:00 p.m.

The pool will reopen Tuesday, March 10, through Friday, March 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. each day.

Regular open swim hours resume Monday, March 16, at 7:00 a.m.

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The International Wilderness Leadership School (IWLS) will be on campus March 4 to share what their company has to offer. They will be in the north foyer of Campus Center from noon to 3:00 p.m. and in Hill Center room 56 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to give a presentation and answer questions.

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The men's basketball team (24-2) has been selected for the NCAA playoffs and will host a second-round playoff game Saturday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m.

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Learn to Use Webfood

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 03/02/2009 

Webfood is up and running!

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