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Oboist and English horn player Paige Morgan and percussionist Conrad Alexander will give a free faculty recital at Ithaca College on Sunday, February 29. The performance will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. John White will join the duo on piano.

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Ithaca College was represented with student presentations at the 74th annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, held February 19-22 in New York City.

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Three members of the Ithaca College wrestling team have qualified for the NCAA Championships. The tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

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In January, assistant professor Rob Porter and students from the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services presented at the Upstate New York American Camping Association Conference in Syracuse.

Porter and Jenny Reed presented a session titled, "Step-Based Nature Program for 'At-Risk' Youth." Charlie Dorsey and Kristin Evans joined Rob in the presentation, "I'm quiet and shy, but I still want to play."

Contributed by Linda Heyne

Graduate students and faculty from across campus will hold their annual Graduate Student Colloquium this Friday, February 27, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Friends Green Room in the Whalen Center for Music.

Master's students from the Schools of Communications, Music, and Health Sciences and Human Performance will present short papers or discussions of their current research and creative projects. Please contact the Division of Graduate Studies, 4-3527, if you are interested in attending this free event.

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College-bound high school students surveyed by a national market research firm have placed Ithaca College at the top of their rankings. The students rated Ithaca as the "best" in the northern region of the United States.

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Internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist Jiggs Whigham will give a free concert with members of the Ithaca College Jazz Workshop on Tuesday, February 24. The event will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

The program will feature Gershwin's "Embraceable You," Raskin's "Laura," and "America the Beautiful," among many others. In addition to the performance, Whigham will give a master class that is open to the public on Monday, February 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Ford Hall.

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Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freud Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will visit Ithaca College on Friday, February 27, to give a free public lecture on "Compassion and Terror." A discussion on the public role of sympathy in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Nussbaum's talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium.

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Celebrate Black History Month

Contributed by Maureen Forrest on 02/20/2004 

Black History Month will be celebrated at Ithaca College with a full schedule of film screenings, music performances, discussions, and lectures in February. All events are free and open to the public. Details on some of the presentations are still being finalized; for the most updated information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (607) 274-1692.

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Raymond Ghirardo (Art) and Megan Roberts (TV-R) were chosen to exhibit their sound/video installation "Rain/Fall" for "Suspension: Sonic Absorption" at Consolidated Works in Seattle, Washington, from February 19 to April 4. The curatorial team selected a dozen artists for the exhibit from over 150 artists who submitted work.

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You may be eligible for a tax credit if you contribute to the Ithaca College Retirement or Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan!

As we enter tax season, most of us are thinking of ways to lower our income taxes. You probably already know that making before-tax retirement contributions can save you money on taxes by lowering your taxable income. But did you know that some people may be able to pay even less federal income tax by taking advantage of the "Saver's Credit"?

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The Office of Construction Planning and Design, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, and the Senior Class Gift Committee invite all community members to an open forum on proposed renovations to the Food Court seating area for the summer of 2004.

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Bryan Danforth, associate professor in Cornell University's Department of Entomology, will speak Thursday, February 26, on "Phylogenetic studies of bees based on DNA sequence data." Danforth's lecture is part of the Biology Department Seminar Series.

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HSHP Names New Assistant Dean

Contributed by Steve Siconolfi on 02/20/2004 

HSHP has a new assistant dean. Dr. Janet Wigglesworth has accepted the position of Assistant Dean of Graduate and Clinical Services in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. She will start her new role on March 1, 2004.

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The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will perform before a national audience at the American Bandmasters Association Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia, in March. Ithaca audiences will have a chance to hear a preview of that performance on Thursday, February 26. The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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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.

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"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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