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The Core Experience Task Force will meet with members of the Faculty Council, Student Government Association, representatives of the Staff Council, Student Affairs directors, and Academic Achievement and Advisement Committee on Wednesday, February 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This meeting is designed to evoke recommendations to the task force about what core experiences should distinguish Ithaca College graduates.

In continuing outreach to the campus, other meetings will be announced in the coming months.

Contributed by Janet Reohr

"Fix-it Fridays" to Debut in March

Contributed by Ed Fuller on 02/19/2004 

Effective Friday, March 19, Information Technology Services will implement a "Fix-It Fridays" policy to establish a weekly window of time -- from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays -- to perform necessary maintenance on computers and network systems. During this time frame, important production systems (to include e-mail, file servers, Parnassus systems, and others) and/or network communications may be unavailable.

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Junior Stephanie Cleary (Tappan Zee/Tappan) of the Ithaca College women's basketball team continues to lead all college basketball players in steals per game. Cleary is averaging 5.5 steals per game this season -- the highest figure in college basketball (men's or women's, Division I, II or III). Her total of 115 steals is also the highest figure in college basketball.

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Mara Alper, assistant professor in TV/Radio, will offer "Making Documentaries: An Introductory Workshop" for people in the IC community who want to learn about making short documentaries for educational or training purposes. It will take place Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Park Hall.

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Ithaca College welcomes our new faculty and staff to the campus community:

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The faculty/staff Spanish conversation group is moving its meeting place to the South Meeting Room in the Campus Center.

The group meets each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to practice speaking Spanish in a fun and supportive environment. Come take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your language skills.

Contributed by Katherine Beissner

Michael Eric Dyson -- an award-winning author, cultural critic, social analyst, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, radio-commentator, ordained Baptist minister, and acclaimed scholar -- will be on campus from Monday, February 23, through Wednesday, February 25, as the Park Distinguished Visitor.

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Farewell to Kris Hamill

Contributed by David Maley on 02/17/2004 

A farewell gathering will be held for Kris Hamill on Thursday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

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The Spring 2004 Official Ithaca College Enrollment Report is now available from the Registrar's Office website. Access to this information is restricted to on-campus only. The URL is: http://www.ithaca.edu/registrar/enrollment.htm.

Contributed by Lorie Holmes-VanDusen

The organizing committee for the 2004 Veterans Day Celebration is beginning its planning efforts and seeks interested faculty, staff, and students to join its members.

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The Office of the Bursar will hold its second annual Celebration of Service Auction on Friday, April 16. This year's proceeds will be split between the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Tompkins County SPCA.

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Effective March 1, 2004, the American Express Business Travel Accounts (BTA's) -- used for the purchase of airfare and hotel accommodations and administered through our designated travel agencies -- will be canceled.

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Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity and Global Living Project founder, will lead a discussion on "Teaching Radical Simplicity" on Monday, March 1, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge.

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Altramar, a four-member ensemble specializing in medieval music, will give a performance of Celtic music at Ithaca College on Sunday, February 22. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. At 2:15 p.m. the performers will give a pre-concert talk, "Galway to Galicia: Celtic Wanderers." Both events are free and open to the public.

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs, on behalf of the African-Latino Society, invites Ithaca College community members to nominate an Ithaca College ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian, or Native American) student to be considered for the 2004-2005 African-Latino Society Alumni Memorial Scholarship.

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Upcoming Workshops at the Library

Contributed by Fiona Conn on 02/16/2004 

The following are Library Research Workshops for February and March 2004. All workshops will take place in the Library Classroom -- Gannett 319.

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Dining Services is proud to announce a new enhancement to Casual Catering. You can now place your Casual Catering Order online at www.ithaca.edu/dining/casualcater.html.

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This Thursday, February 19, the Faculty Free Coffee Hour features Scott Kubinski, Catholic chaplain.

More of our students are Catholic than any other religion. Come and meet one of the people who shepherd this thriving community; from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the McDonald Lounge, Campus Center. You are welcome to stay and chat or just get coffee and say "hi."

Contributed by Susanne Morgan

Are you concerned about increasing restrictions on reproductive health care, both in the U.S. and abroad? Demonstrate your support for women's right to choose safe, legal birth control and abortion by joining members of the IC, Cornell, and Ithaca communities in the March for Women's Lives on April 25 in Washington, D.C.

Buses to the march will be available. Please e-mail Claire Powers for more information. To learn more about the March for Women's Lives, visit http://www.marchforwomen.org.

Contributed by Claire Powers

Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/GeeChee Nation, is coming to Ithaca College as part of the Spring Faculty Fellows Workshop and Lecture Series. Her presentation, "Gullah/Geechees: From Simply Natives to a Nation," will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, in Textor 101.

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