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This is the first in a series of articles that he has been asked to write in a column entitled Saxophone Teaching Techniques

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In January, Ithaca College alumni and students will gather at the 28th annual Network Nights in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Syracuse (NY). Join us for an evening of conversations, food and fun!

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Why are animals important?

Contributed by Karly Placek on 12/09/2013 

Why are animals important to you? What role do they play in your life? What role do they play on this planet? Join IC Animal Rights for International Animal Rights Day on Tuesday, December 10th in Campus Center to show why YOU think animals matter. Take a photo with us outside of Grand Central Cafe anytime from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to answer our question: "Why are animals important?"

No Pressure Blood Pressure is Back!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 12/09/2013 

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 11th.  Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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The following guidelines are used by the Office of Residential Life to process Early Arrival requests for the Spring 2014 semester. Please review these as you begin to make plans to return or for your students to return to campus for the Spring semester.

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Family Holiday Party
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00a – 1:00p
2 Fountain Place, Ithaca
(RSVP required)

http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/winter2013/familypartyrsvp/

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Earlier this month, you should have received a Housing Sneak Peek letter that roughly outlined the housing options students will have for next year. In follow up to that information, the Office of Residential Life would like to provide additional information that will be helpful for you as you make housing plans.

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Come out to the Klingenstein Lounge on Monday, December 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. and join CAC in remembering our loved ones lost to cancer. Stop by for a cup of hot cocoa, a cookie and join in on good conversation with the CAC executive board.

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Come chill with IC International Club at our last meeting of the semester! Bring your own mug, we'll provide the tea and origami-making shenanigans. A study break you won't want to miss.

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Jobsapalooza in Buffalo, Jan. 15

Contributed by Caryanne Keenan on 12/09/2013 

Ithaca College students and alumni are invited to attend Jobsapalooza (a job fair with 35 organizations registered so far), hosted at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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 Join us at Campus Center Dining Hall to end the semester with a splash before finals stampede onto campus! For Swipe + $10, you'll receive a Sizzling NY Strip Steak and a Luscious Lobster Tail, complete with scrumptious sides. Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan? no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner. 

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

Questions? Reply to this post or contact the number below.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; this week's are listed below.

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at ithaca.edu/music/live. Check the webcasting schedule for more information!

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Avoid Copying Meetings

When creating meetings on your calendar, avoid copying existing meetings, as this may yield unexpected results.  If you would like to create future instances of an existing meeting, use the recurrence function to convert your single meeting to a series of recurring meetings.

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Buddhism's View on Sex

Contributed by Kevin Walker on 12/08/2013 

Ever wonder what Buddhism's view on sex is? Is it terrible to give into the urge?

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Interfaith Pizza

Contributed by Kevin Walker on 12/08/2013 

Ever heard of the Interfaith Council?

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IC More Than Me welcomes Macintosh Johnson, program coordinator and co-founder of the More Than Me Foundation, to Ithaca College on Monday, December 9.

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The Department of Sport Management and Media, in conjunction with the Native American Studies Program, will welcome guest speaker Kandice Watson to campus Wednesday, December 11 at 7:15 p.m.

Kandice, a representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, will present the views of the Oneida Indian Nation and examine the controversy regarding the Washington professional football team name and mascot. 

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Professor Srijana Bajracharya presented a paper at the Academy of Business Research Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica on November 13th with a colleague from the West Liberty University.

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Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Contributed by Rita Bunatal on 12/08/2013 

 "When people are determined they can overcome anything."

-Nelson Mandela

Come and join us for the celebration of Madiba

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CramJam

Contributed by Deandra Bolton on 12/08/2013 

 It is that time of the semester again… FINALS, and of course with finals come the difficult task of find a nice quite space to settle and get work done. Emerging Scholars Program and African Latino Society are hosting its traditional Cram Jam Wednesday, December 11th at 7 PM in the AES room. Swing and enjoy great food and get work done.