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Elephants + Physics = ???

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 02/04/2004 

Ithaca College Professor of Physics Bruce Thompson will lead a discussion on the Elephant Seismic Project as our next guest at The Physics Café. The event will be held Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites.

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The Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands has commissioned Professor Patricia R. Zimmermann to do a study on the relationship between handicrafts and folk art, politics digitality, and cultural resistance. Zimmerman is professor of Cinema and Photography and coordinator for Culture and Communication in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

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Due to the snowstorm on February 3, the last meeting of the current Weight Watchers session was rescheduled for the next week. As a result, the new Weight Watcher session will now begin on Tuesday, February 17.

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The annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series at Ithaca College will bring renowned pianist Stephen Hough to campus for a free recital on Sunday, February 8. Featuring works by Liszt, a sonata by Hummel, and a series of impromptus and ballades by Chopin, the concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Please join us for the Second Annual Family Carnival on February 13, 2004, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center Gyms. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to shake off some of those winter blues.

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The winter issue of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services newsletter is now available.

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Baked Potato Bar to Debut

Contributed by Debra Meeker on 02/02/2004 

On Thursday, Feb. 5, there will be a baked potato bar featured at Just Veggin' in the Food Court.

A variety of toppings will be available. So mark the date and come on down for a belly-busting baked potato!

Contributed by Debra Meeker

This week two staff members in the Media Production Facilities and Services group, within the Roy H. Park School of Communications, are celebrating significant employment anniversaries.

Dave Allen, radio and transmission engineer, will complete 40 years of service to Ithaca College. Also Slade Kennedy, supervising engineer, will complete his 30th year.

Many thanks to these individuals for their continuing contributions to the work and life of the College.

Contributed by David Priester

Photographs of Ithaca College, taken over several decades by the late C. Hadley Smith, are now on display on the third floor of Job Hall. The photographs, which represent a sampling of his work for the College, form a tribute to Smith. The renowned photographer died January 5 at the age of 94 following a lengthy illness.

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The national appeal for immediate blood donations continues this week. Blood type O is needed desperately!

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"Within Our Gates Revisited and Remixed" opens Black History Month at Ithaca College on February 2 with a newly commissioned score by local artist Fe Nunn '80. This landmark silent film will feature live music from a quartet and performances by the ensembles "Body and Soul" and "Ida B. Wells Spoken Word." The screening and performance begin at 4:00 p.m. in Park Auditorium on the Ithaca College campus.

"Within Our Gates Revisited and Remixed" is a historical first for Ithaca College: a commission to a local composer to score a silent film for live performance.

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The Office of International Programs will hold a number of study abroad information sessions in the next two weeks.

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The Department of Theatre Arts and the School of Music will present a more modern take on "Così fan tutte," Mozart's comic opera of love and liberation in the 18th century. Performances will be held at 8:00 p.m. February 17, 19–21, and 24–27. There will be 2:00 p.m. matinees on February 21 and 22. All performances will take place in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center.

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Mark your calendars to attend the 14th Annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College. This year's event will be held on Thursday, March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Campus Center.

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An ICTV Newswatch 16 program was judged first place, Newscast, in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' College Television Awards, the collegiate "Emmys."

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Leading off the spring Faculty Development Colloquium Series is Lisa Maurer, who reports on a recent exchange journey to Namibia. The presentation is from 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 pm in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.

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Contralto Kelly Samarzea and pianist Charis Dimaras will team up for a free faculty recital, Poulenc's "The Work of the Painter: Painting with Song," at Ithaca College on Monday, February 2. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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If you are working with students who are interested in taking the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, or MCAT exam, refer them to the spring 2004 Kaplan Test Drive. Students will have the opportunity to take a FREE practice exam to help assess their preparedness for this important step in the graduate application process.

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The Office of Career Services would like to announce that four scholarships are now available for students who will be taking a Kaplan test preparation course.

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The Office of Career Services is now accepting applications for 2004-2005 Peer Career Advisers (PCA). These paraprofessional staff assists other students on a range of career issues and also contributes to major office programs and events.

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