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Volume 23, No. 13       March 20, 2001


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Author of ’Maus‘ Holocaust Comics to Speak at Ithaca College

Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize--winning cartoonist and author of Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, the two-volumed story of a Holocaust survivor rendered in comic book form, will give a lecture on Tuesday, March 27. Spiegelman is this year’s distinguished speaker in the humanities.

Rich Miller to Step Down as Dean of School of HS&HP

After nearly 11 years as dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Richard C. Miller Jr. has announced that he will be stepping down to pursue other professional opportunities. An Ithaca native and Ithaca College graduate, Miller was named the first dean of the school in 1990.

‘Celebration of Service’ to Recognize Year-Round Efforts

The College’s fourth annual day of service --- renamed last year a Celebration of Service" --- will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24.

Ellen Bonaguro Named Associate Dean

Ellen Bonaguro, a member of the speech communication faculty since 1993, has been appointed associate dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. In addition to the implementation of academic policies and procedures, her responsibilities include chairing the Technology Advisory Committee, coordinating the school’s admission activities, and overseeing the quality of academic life and education.

Whalen Academic Symposium To Feature Student Research

The fifth annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium will once again highlight original research and creative works done by Ithaca College students in collaboration with faculty sponsors.

‘Flying Words Project’ Portrays World of the Deaf

The Ithaca College Sign Language Club will present "Flying Words Project" --- a performance of stories and poems in American Sign Language by performing artist Peter Cook and his collaborator Kenny Lerner --- on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

C. P. Snow Lecture Series Will Consider the Politics of Pollution

A sociology professor who provided demographic evidence that poor and minority neighborhoods house a disproportionate number of waste dumps and an internationally known advocate for American Indian issues will give talks in this year’s C. P. Snow Lecture Series.

Mathematician to Describe ‘The Shape of Space’

Is the universe really infinite? Data from a small NASA satellite could soon show that it is not. Jeffrey Weeks, a mathematician who conducts research on this topic, will give a free public presentation, "The Shape of Space," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in Textor 101.

Holocaust Scholar to Speak on Catholic-Jewish Relations

Noted Holocaust scholar and author Alan Berger will deliver the first talk in the new Jewish Studies Lecture Series at Ithaca College --- "Mixed Signals and Missed Opportunities: Catholic-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust."

Ithaca College Theatre Presents Musical ’Side Show‘

The Ithaca College Theatre production of the musical Side Show will mark the Ithaca College directing debut of Lee Byron, associate professor of theater arts and chair and director of theater.

Expert on Gender Violence Will Give Keynote Address

Jackson Katz, founder and 	director of Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies, will give a multimedia presentation, "Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity," on Tuesday, April 3.

American Academy of Religion Conference Will Focus on Ritual

Hindu and Christian pilgrimages, Zen archery, Jewish mysticism, gender violence in film, a report on a near-death experience, and the oppressive and liberating potentials of ritual will be some of the topics considered when the American Academy of Religion holds its annual regional conference at Ithaca College Friday and Saturday, March 30-31.

Ithaca College to Hold 11th Educational Technology Day

Ithaca College’s 11th annual Educational Technology Day will be held on Thursday, March 22, in the Campus Center. Sponsored by Academic Computing and Client Services, a division of the Office of Information Technology, the event gives faculty, staff, and students from colleges and universities in upstate New York, as well as other interested people, a chance to learn about the latest computer and Internet technologies.

History of Local Indian Tribe to Be Topic of Talk

Heriberto Dixon, a Tutelo Indian and a lecturer at the State University of New York College at New Paltz, will speak on Friday, March 23, on the history of the Tutelo tribe in Ithaca.

Broadway Classics Showcased In ‘Evening at the Pops’ Concert

A century of Broadway favorites will highlight "An Evening at the Pops," the annual concert sponsored by the Friends of Ithaca College. Titled "A Journey to Broadway," the performance by the Ithaca College Concert Band, conducted by Mark Fonder, is scheduled for Sunday, April 1.

‘Women Direct’ Slates Festival and Symposium

The Women Direct film, video, and digital media series will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a weeklong festival and symposium. Rather than the customary semester-long schedule of screenings and speakers featuring independent women artists, the series will bring together a rich variety of feminist media makers, scholars, critics, and activists for a program of screenings, lectures, panel discussions, and master classes.

Eighth Annual WomenSpeak Forum Considers ‘Writing as a Feminist’

The women’s studies program will hold its eighth annual WomenSpeak forum on Wednesday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00--4:00 p.m. in Emerson Suite C, Phillips Hall. The daylong series of talks, readings, performances, and guided exercises will focus on the topic "Writing as a Feminist."

’American Dream‘ is Theme for Choir‘s Ford Hall Concert

As part of its five-state spring tour, the Ithaca College Choir will perform "The American Dream" --- a program of 11 works that depict the struggles and ideals upon which the United States was founded --- on Saturday, March 24.

Calendar of Events

Principal events on campus March 20- April 4.

Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 26. Mar. 2001