Editor: Keith Davis
Writers: Shana Gulko '00, Dave Maley
Publisher: Office of Public Information

Volume 22, No.15   April 10, 2000


Director of Play about Shepard Murder to Speak

Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman will appear at Ithaca College on Tuesday, April 11, to discuss his new play, The Laramie Project. The play is based on the murder of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998.


Oblak Named President Of California College

John B. Oblak, who has served for the past 12 years as vice president for student affairs and campus life, has been named president of the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California.


Ithaca College at Your Service

Nearly 800 students, faculty, staff, and alumni took part in the annual Day of Service — renamed this year a "Celebration of Service" — on Friday, March 24.

‘Summer and Smoke’ Is Next Theater Production

Ithaca College Theatre will conclude its 1999–2000 season with a staging in Clark Theatre of Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams’s dark tale of passion and lost innocence. A preview performance will be presented on Wednesday, April 12, at 8:00 p.m..

Expert on Gay and Lesbian Aging to Speak

The Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker Series will present its last offering of the current academic year on Wednesday, April 12, with a talk by Jean K. Quam, professor and director of the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.

‘Take a Child to Work Day’ April 17

The College’s third annual "Take a Child to Work Day" will be held this year on Monday, April 17. The daylong program of activities will start in the Emerson Suites in Phillips Hall with registration and a continental breakfast between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.

Environmental Reporter to Discuss the ‘Green Beat’

Andrew Revkin, an environmental reporter for the New York Times and the author of an award-winning book about the murder of Brazilian rain forest advocate Chico Mendes, will speak at the College on Thursday, April 20.


"WomenSpeak" to Be Held on April 12

WomenSpeak, an annual day of lectures, readings, and performances by women faculty, students, and staff of Ithaca College, will be held on Wednesday, April 12, in Muller Chapel. The program, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m


Israeli Diplomat to Give Talk

Ambassador Shmuel Sisso, the consul general of Israel in New York City, will speak on "Present Problems and Future Trends in Israel" at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 13.


Students Help Wishes Come True

Students at Ithaca College and Cornell University are working together to make wishes come true. A 5K-road race, "Running for a Wish" will be held at the College on Saturday, April 15, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York.


United Way Campaign Exceeds Goal

The United Way campaign at Ithaca College exceeded its goal for the first time in four years. Contributions this year totaled $61,548; the goal was $61,000. The number of participants also rose, from 451 in the 1998–99 campaign to 522 in 1999–2000.


Calendar of Events April 10-26

All events are free and open to the public except where noted.

Unless specified otherwise, music venues are located in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Dick Lourie

Where and When to Send Your News

How to make sure your calendar items, announcements, and other news get to the right place. The deadline for submitting information for the News is two weeks before publication date.


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Created by Andrejs Ozolins. Updated 8 June, 2000