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The Department of Economics was well represented at the 61st meeting of the New York State Economics Association. William Kolberg is the current president of the association and he arranged the meetings held on our campus on October 11.

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Tom Shevory and Patricia Zimmermann, codirectors of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), were invited speakers at Amherst College on October 16. They facilitated a "brainjam" with faculty and students on the concept of "the environment."

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Katharine Kittredge, associate professor of English, published an article in the national journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

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Professor Barney Beins, chair of the Department of Psychology, gave an invited presentation at the Education Leadership Conference, which was sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C.

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This week, at the State Society for Aging of New York's annual conference, Catherine Gordon will present a study, entitled "Participation in Creative Occupations: Patterns and Relationship to Perceived Health Status among Older Adults." The study, in which 50 older adults in Tompkins County were interviewed, was carried out by Gordon and a graduate student research team earlier this year.

Gordon is an associate professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

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This new ITS workshop is an introduction to the world of delivering audio and video via the Internet. Considerations include tools, technical requirements, pedagogy, and a hands-on demonstration.

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Come learn what is sustainable on our campus and in our community on Wednesday, October 22, in and around the Campus Center. Throughout the day, from 10:00 a.m. through 9:30 p.m., there will be demonstrations, displays and interactive activities galore, free food, entertainment, and even door prizes! Plan to stop in and check it out!

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Exposé: America's Investigative Reports is an award-winning PBS documentary series that gives a prime-time spotlight to some of the most important investigative journalism in America. The Park School of Communications will screen an Emmy-nominated episode, "In A Small Town," on Tuesday, October 28, follwed by a Q&A session with executive producer Tom Casciato and senior producer Scott Davis.

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The Peer Career Advisers, along with the staff members in the Office of Career Services, invite you to attend the sixth annual Career City Coffee Café on Friday, October 24! The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in IC Square.

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Unity Council Accepting Applications

Contributed by Daniel Wald on 10/21/2008 

The Unity Council is a primary venue for student organizations to coordinate their efforts and for all students to discuss issues related to diversity, inclusiveness, and the social quality of life on the Ithaca College campus. While not every organization considers promoting diversity its main purpose, we must all come together regardless to initiate dialogue and communication which only minimally exists on this campus.

Please visit the SGA website to find the executive board applications. All responses, interest, and questions should be directed to Daniel Wald (

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Halloween Candy-Gram Sale!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 10/21/2008 

Looking for a perfect Halloween gift for your friends?

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IC '09 Halloween Party!

Contributed by Kay Cotton on 10/21/2008 

Don't miss the official senior class Halloween party!

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Sophomores and juniors interested in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering may be eligible to apply for this scholarship that is awarded by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The award covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

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You can be a very important part of this year's Veterans Day celebration -- please join us in person and with a note for the "Appreciation Book."

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IC Theatre season subscriptions (ticket packages to all five productions) are still available with reduced rates for Ithaca College faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Call 607-274-3224 for details.

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Cynthia Henderson, associate professor of theater arts, has won the 2008 CSPA-NYS Outstanding Contribution to Social Justice Award for her contribution to the lives of Ithaca high school students and the Ithaca community. This is the first time that this statewide organization of student educators has given this award.

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The winners of the 11th annual Perialas Prize in Persuasion will attempt to influence your vote for president of the United States on Tuesday, October 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge.

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Monday, October 27
7:00 p.m., Clark Lounge (Campus Center)

Dr. Amanda Fey, naturopathic doctor at the Integrative Medicine Center in Ithaca, is excited to share her experience working in this emerging health care model. She will present case studies and discuss the effectiveness of these treatments.

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Election 2008 is nearly upon us! Be a part of the last push to help educate Ithaca College voters about the issues.

Come to a planning meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 23, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. in Friends 301.

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Vivian Bruce Conger, associate professor of history and coordinator of the women's studies program, presented a paper entitled, " 'Certainty Is the Mother of Repose': Widowhood, Gender, and Probate Law in Colonial Maryland," on October 10 at the 74th annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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