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LGBT Center Open House

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 08/28/2004 

All Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an open house for the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Education, Outreach, and Services.

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Welcome Boardman Place

Contributed by Karen McGavin on 08/28/2004 

The latest facility addition to the Ithaca College campus is now complete and in the process of being occupied.

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The Ithaca College Weight Watchers at Work is pleased to announce the addition of a new option.

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Starting Tuesday, August 31, through Monday, September 6, 2004, the 8 1/4 percent sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.00 per article will be removed. Come into the Bookstore and save money during this week. It's a great time to purchase clothing gifts for your loved ones. This exemption also applies to online clothing sales.

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To: All Department Office Supplies Purchasers
From: Gail Wagner, Purchasing Department
Re: Office Supplies Alternative
Date: August 2004

The Purchasing Department is pleased to announce an alternate office supplies company, Boise Office Solutions. Boise may be accessed online at its website to compare pricing or to place online orders with your departmental procurement Visa card. Boise offers free next-day delivery, no minimum order, and as an introductory incentive, you will receive a one-time $15.00 credit on your first Boise order (see No. 6 below).

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The Wellness Clinic is now offering a new membership program. Join our group exercise classes for only $25 (per semester).

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Join IC Toastmasters

Contributed by Kristine Slaght on 08/27/2004 

Curious about Toastmasters? Please join us as a guest to learn how our club is working toward improving day-to-day, and public, speaking skills.

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John Hopple, assistant professor of biology, will speak at the next biology seminar at 4:00 p.m. on September 2, 2004, in CNS Room 112. His topic: "Phylogenetic Investigations in the Genus Coprinus (Inky Caps): Mating, Molecules, and Morphology."

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The Department of Sport Management and Media is presenting a new course this fall on baseball and educational leadership, in association with the fall symposium entitled Baseball and Educational Leadership: Finding Common Ground in the American Game.

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AIDS Working Group to Ride for Life

Contributed by Lynn Porter on 08/26/2004 

The AIDS Ride for Life will be on September 11, 2004. A group of Ithaca College students and staff, along with staff and students from Cornell University, will participate. This 100-mile bike ride around Cayuga Lake is a major fund-raiser for the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP). Proceeds assure that the organization can continue to provide valuable services in the Tompkins and Cortland counties.

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The Office of Conference and Event Services will again present "Successful Event Planning" on Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suite A. This is an opportunity to discuss the basics of planning a successful event with the experts from the office. There will be a brief formal program followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be available. Door prizes will be given away. Be sure to RSVP the CES office at 274-3313.

Contributed by Mark Warfle

Resources to support service learning will be the focus of a meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 8:00-9:00 a.m., in the North Meeting Room, third floor of the Campus Center. Open to all, this is part of the follow-up to the June Summer Faculty Institute on Civic Engagement through Service Learning. Our guest will be Kevin Michael Day, director of the New York Campus Compact.

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Announcing the publication of an anthology edited by Rebecca Plante, assistant professor of sociology: Sexualities: Identity, Behavior, and Society. Edited by Michael S. Kimmel and Rebecca Plante, Oxford University Press, New York, 2004.

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Professor Elizabeth Callaghan's op-ed piece on the 10th anniversary of the "McDonald's coffee spill lawsuit" was published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on August 18. This article led to her appearance on the 50,000-watt, 1210 AM, Dom Giordano radio talk show in Philadelphia. Both the article and the appearance debunked the myth of frivolous law suits.

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Groups for the All-College Faculty Mentoring Program will form soon after the launching event on Saturday, August 28.

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"Take It or Leave It" Yard Sale

Contributed by Mark Darling on 08/25/2004 

The Fifth Annual Take it or Leave it Yard Sale, sponsored by the Ithaca College Environmental Society (ICES) and the Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP), is taking place this Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27, at Free Speech Rock on the west side of the Campus Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Professor Paul Russell, Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, will present a talk titled "Irreligion and Hume's Treatise" on Wednesday, September 1, 2004, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Friends 207.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Cinema and Photography (Park) and coordinator for Culture and Communication (DIIS), has been named the Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa for spring 2005.

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The Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies will host a majors and minors fair for students and faculty on Thursday, September 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Chemistry professor Heinz Koch recently visited Shanghai, China, where he gave an oral presentation at the 17th IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry.

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