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Ithaca, NY--Two Ithaca College students, Michael J. Axtell '98 and Michael R. Mazourek '99, were recently awarded 1997 Goldwater Scholarships-the first time in history that two Ithaca students received this prestigious honor in the same year.

"After we applied, I thought if Mike would win, I wouldn't," Mazourek said. "It's really rare to have two winners from the same school, e...

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Ithaca, NY--Some 1,275 graduates will be awarded degrees at Ithaca College's 102nd Commencement on Sunday, May 18, with Olympic gold medal winner and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dot Richardson delivering the main address. James J. Whalen, who will be stepping down at the end of June after 22 years as president of Ithaca College, will be named president emeritus and awarded an honorary degree. ...

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Ithaca, NY--The Fred L. Emerson Foundation of Auburn, New York, has awarded a $500,000 grant to Ithaca College to establish the James J. Whalen Scholarship Fund in honor of Whalen's 22-year tenure as president of the College. The surprise announcement was made as members of the Emerson family and the foundation's board of directors joined with the Ithaca College community in honoring the 1996-97...

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Ithaca, NY--High school sophomores will have an opportunity to get a college-level education-and the credits that go along with it-in a new program beginning this summer at Ithaca College. The two-week Summer College for High School Sophomores is intended to expose high school students to the Ithaca tradition of active academic learning in a conservatory tradition: superb teaching by committed...

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Ithaca, NY--A graduate conductor recital by Sergio Espinosa, M.M '97, will be presented in conjunction with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra on Monday, April 21, at 8:15 p.m., in Ford Hall Auditorium. The performance, which will include works by Revueltas, Tschaikovsky, and Respighi, is free and open to the public.

A violinist and conductor, Espinosa studied violin at the ...

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