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The indoor pool (in the Hill Center) will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

However, the outdoor pool (adjacent to the Fitness Center) will be open instead from noon to 7:00 p.m.

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The Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce its partnership with the Ithaca Free Clinic. Faculty and students will provide free occupational therapy services to medically uninsured residents of Tompkins County, on site at the Ithaca Free Clinic in downtown Ithaca.

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Adoption Support Group

Contributed by Doreen Hettich-Atkins on 08/29/2008 

The Ithaca College Adoption Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 4, from 12:10 until 1:00 p.m. in the Six Mile Creek Meeting Room on the first floor of Phillips Hall (Campus Center).

The Adoption Support Group is designed to provide support and information to campus community members who have experience with adoption or foster parenting in any way. Our members include adult adoptees, siblings of adopted children, adoptive parents, foster parents, and those considering adoption. Students are welcomed.

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U.S. Health Care Crisis

Contributed by Billie Dawn Greenblatt on 08/29/2008 

On Monday, September 8, Students for Economic Equality will host a guest talk by Donna Smith, who appeared in Michael Moore's Sicko. Donna will tell her personal story of health care malfunction and discuss solutions to our health care crisis.

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You have some Windows applications and now you want to use them on your Mac OS computer. Check out Smith Micro VMWare Fusion for Mac.

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Need help learning Office 2007. Check out the new Microsoft® Office 2007 Total Training™ DVD. Total Training™ released a new DVD teaching Office 2007 and many other software applications including Microsoft®, Adobe® and Apple® products. Each DVD runs for approximately 6 to 7 hours of instructions.

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We are looking for a professor or other faculty member to conduct a hand bell choir on Mondays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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"Ithaca College pursues high marks in sustainability," reads the cover of the September issue of Structural Engineer, superimposed over a full-color picture of the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. The article appears on page 34 of the magazine's special green issue (September 2008).

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will feature the documentary, For the Bible Tells Me So, on Thursday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Williams 323.

In the film, five Christian families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson -- discuss how people of faith may handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, orthodox rabbi Steve Greenberg, and Reverend Jimmy Creech, For the Bible Tells Me So offers healing, clarity, and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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Short-term study abroad programs are an important component of the various overseas study options available to Ithaca College students. The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite faculty and staff members to submit proposals for new and repeat short-term study abroad programs for winter, spring break, or summer 2009.

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Donna Smith, who appeared in Michael Moore's 2007 documentary, Sicko, is the Health Care Road Show's featured speaker. She and her husband were forced to declare bankruptcy and lost their homes due to medical care costs.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), Ithaca College's virtual resource for faculty, begins the fall with a half-day workshop on our Mentoring Program, as well as a seminar on tenure and promotion.

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The Ithaca College Bookstore would like to remind you that time is running out on the special fall 2008 semester pricing for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2008 software. See the information below on each promotional product.

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Members of the Ithaca College community can receive free services for the prevention and treatment of communication disorders.

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Marshall Scholarship Deadline

Contributed by Hugh Egan on 08/28/2008 

The deadline for applying for Marshall Scholarships -- which allow high-achieving graduates to study in England -- is coming soon.

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Did you know that the Counseling Center offers group support and counseling as well as individual support? Sometimes knowing that you are not alone is the most important step to your healing ...

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Study Abroad Information Sessions

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 08/28/2008 

Are you interested in studying abroad? Come to one of our info sessions to learn more about your options!

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Hillel's Welcome Barbecue

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 08/28/2008 

Hillel will host a barbecue on Sunday, August 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m., outdoors by Muller Chapel.

Music will be provided by the Rozatones, the all-IC band which recently won a contest on ABC's Good Morning America.

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Meditation for Anybody!

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 08/28/2008 

Meditation sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00-8:30 a.m., in Muller Chapel.

They are informal -- open to beginners and adepts alike -- and are led by Michael Faber, Jewish chaplain.

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Hillel's annual Labor Day gorge hike will take place on Monday, September 1 (no classes that day!) from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Meet at the Textor flagpole.

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