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Can Toastmasters Really Help?

Contributed by Drew Hatton on 11/15/2006 

Do you ever wish you had more confidence? Are there times when feel stressed about talking to large groups? Have you ever wanted help preparing for a speech?

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The nominating process is now open for the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. Although Ithaca College has traditionally recognized outstanding juniors or seniors through the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges program, Ithaca college has developed the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership to better reflect Ithaca College’s recognition of those students who excel in academic performance, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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The United Way “The Power of One” campaign is at a very critical point. To date, over 300 staff and faculty have contributed $53,896, which is 87% of our $62,000 goal. This is truly remarkable given the many competing priorities people have on their resources.

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Two technological stars will converge over Ithaca College beginning the week of November 20. The relative positions of these two celestial bodies could cause some difficulty for faculty, staff, and students, especially those innocent souls who haven’t consulted Intercom for their horoscope.

First, online access to Benefits Re-Enrollment 2007 continues until Friday, December 1. All benefit-eligible employees need to take action by December 1. Second, ITS will implement a system of stronger passwords for Parnassus and HomerAdmin on Monday, November 20.

Benefits Re-Enrollment 2007, from Deb Merriman on November 9:

Step-by-step instructions for completing online Benefits Re-Enrollment 2007:

New Stronger Passwords Required for Parnassus and HomerAdmin, from Karen Sunderland on October 25:

Updating software will take place November 21 all day.

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Food donations will be collected on Thursday, November 16th and will be distributed to Ithaca College families in need for Thanksgiving.

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Internet Explorer 7, the latest version of Microsoft's Web browser, has recently been released.

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The college's online directory has become the primary source for obtaining email addresses and phone numbers for the campus community. In response to requests from students for more privacy control, Information Technology Services and Student Affairs and Campus Life have teamed up to make some changes to how the online directory works.

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The Protestant Community at IC

Contributed by Meredith Ellis on 11/14/2006 

Worship services on Sundays, November 19th and 26th are cancelled due to Thanksgiving Break. Worship will resume on December 3rd at 5:00 pm.

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No Pressure Blood Pressure!

Contributed by Jackie Wandell on 11/14/2006 

The Ithaca College Wellness Clinic and Exercise and Sport Science department want to thank again all the participants who took part in the No Pressure Blood Pressure program on October 10th.

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Does your club or organization advocate human rights issues related to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of social justice? If so, consider this great opportunity to perform in the MLK Showcase Tribute 2007 during MLK week on January, 26 at 7pm in Emerson Suites.

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ITS is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs and eClassrooms for the spring semester. If you need software installed or upgraded, please contact Beth Rugg, by Friday December 15, 2006 with details and installer CDs.

ITS wants to remind all IC community members of several ways to keep informed about unexpected computer system or network problems, as well as scheduled service interruptions.

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Student members of the Ithaca College Chemistry Club performed chemistry demonstrations as part of the “Spooky Science” program for kids held at the Sciencenter in downtown Ithaca on the evening of October 27. Demonstrations included “ghost in a bottle,” “exploding ethanol,” glow-in-the-dark solutions, foaming pumpkins, “ghost photo paper”, balloon shrinking with liquid nitrogen, and a “magic” potion that changes color. The two chemistry shows reached a combined audience of over 300 and was received with great enthusiasm. Ithaca College participants included Dan Cordaro, Alyssa de Villiers, Shawn Eady, Alicia Harper, Lauren Houdek, Erika Hughes, Pasquale Iancono, Keris KrennHrubec, Cole Lechleiter, Joseph Livingston, Melissa Martin, Colleen O’Loughlin, Michael Salvaggio, Josh Thomas, Nikki Wedgwood, and chemistry faculty member Scott Ulrich.

In celebration of International Education Week, the IC International Club and Dining Services are teaming up for the annual International Dinner and One World Concert.

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As part of the Student Leadership Institute, Terry Martinez presents “On a Mission” on both Thursday, November 9 at 12:05 p.m. in Williams 221 and Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in North Meeting Room.

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Susan Allen-Gil presented, "Educating for Sustainability: Ithaca College" as the featured speaker at the Sustainability, Science, and Liberal Arts Colleges hosted by the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation. NY, NY. November 2006

Don't forget to buy your tickets to Pasta & PR! The PR networking dinner will be held on November 28 from 6-9 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. Open to all IC students, faculty, and staff!

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Senior Class Black and White Party

Contributed by Kelly Stevens on 11/12/2006 

Hey you crazy catz! Tickets for the Black and White Formal are going on sale after Thanksgiving Break. The formal is on Saturday, December 9 in Emerson Suites from 9pm-1am.

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Re-Thinking American Theatre

Contributed by Cynthia Henderson on 11/10/2006 

In the western world we think of theatre as being largely entertainment and commercially based. Theatre in other parts of the world tends to be more socially aware and politically poignant.

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