Friday, October 22, 2010
I'm Bailey Reagan, a junior Communication Management and Design major with minors in Sports Studies and Anthropology from Cortland, New York. I am one of the few students that are helping to coordinate and plan the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
I am ecstatic to be a part of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research's executive committee. I became involved with the conference after taking two of David Prunty's meeting and event management classes. I would someday like to plan cultural and educational events for students across the globe - so this is a perfect opportunity for me!
I just wanted to quickly introduce myself and invite you on my journey through the Fall 2010 semester as an NCUR intern. This semester my tasks will include coordinating excursions, purchasing giveaways, planning entertainment, and working on social media.
MY FIRST TASK: THE DOWNTOWN EXCURSION
One of the three excursions that we have been planning for Saturday afternoon will provide you with an opportunity to discover what Ithaca is all about. We invite you to take part in our Downtown Excursion (yet to be named!) where you will be able to shop, dine, and play!
Shop at our over 110 specialty shops and services. You can find clothing from Urban Outfitters to Evolution, record stores, books, souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, art galleries, craft stores, and so much more! Discounts will be given to a majority of our downtown stores!
Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than New York City! Dine in one of our 50 resturants. We have cuisine ranging from vegetarian, to Thai, to Indian, to American, Austrian, Mexican, Chinese, and Mediterranean. Ithaca is also filled with delis and cafes. For this excursion you will we receiving numerous discounts to all of our restaurants.
Ithaca is a center for live music and entertainment. We have the historic State Theater, Cinemapolis Movie Theater, and many other music, art, and theatrical venues. For this excursion, we have planned the following "play" activities for you:
* Cinemapolis Documentary Film Showing: Cinemapolis is Ithaca's non- profit independent arts cinema. The facility is newly renovated and is a great place to spend any night of the week or weekend. We will be keeping you updated on which documentary we will be showing. Check out their website at http://www.cinemapolis.org/2009.asp to get a feel for what they offer.
* Ghost Tours: The History Center will be taking students on a one hour walking tour of all of the haunted sights in Ithaca. Learn about the history of Ithaca and get spooked out!
Oh wait, did I mention we would be having a chocolate reception? YUM
Make sure that you keep submitting your abstracts for the opportunity to be a part of this great conference and this fun and relaxing excursion!
Until Next Time,
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