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Volume 23, No. 16       May 1, 2001


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106th Commencement Slated for Saturday, May 19

Some 1,318 graduates will be awarded degrees at Ithaca College’s 106th Commencement on Saturday, May 19, with author and journalist Gail Sheehy delivering the main address.

Commencement Eve Concert to Feature Music with African Roots

The College’s 34th annual Commencement Eve Concert, with the theme "Out of Africa: Popular Music of the Americas," will be held on Friday, May 18, at 8:30 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium.

Reunion 2001 Is Open to Alumni, Staff, and Faculty

Ithaca College’s Reunion 2001 will offer alumni and their families, as well as staff and faculty members, a variety of activities and programs, including a keynote address from Deirdre Murphy ’80.

Professor and Student from Park School Win Fulbright Awards

John Rosenbaum, television-radio, has received a grant from the Fulbright program to spend the 2001-2 academic year at the University of Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ibrahim Shakoor, a senior studying organizational communication, learning, and design, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright student program.

Provost to Leave for Position at Rollins College

Jim Malek, provost and vice president for academic affairs since 1998, has accepted a comparable position at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He will begin his new duties there in mid-August.

John Bracewell Honored with National Theater Award

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology has given John Bracewell, associate professor of theater arts, the USITT Harold Burris-Meyer Distinguished Career in Sound Design Award for 2001.

College Has Award-Winning Program for Incoming Freshmen

INVOLVED --- a program to engage freshmen in campus life at Ithaca College --- has been selected by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators as one of the 10 best in the nation.

Gerontology Major Will Be Offered Beginning This Fall

The New York State Education Department has approved bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in gerontology for Ithaca College. Students may enroll in the new programs starting this fall.

College to Host Conference on Aging and Creativity

The Gerontology Institute will present "Aging and Creativity," a daylong conference of lectures, workshops, a panel discussion, and a performance showcase concentrating on how art can enhance the lives of older adults.

Environmental Announcement

President Peggy R. Williams took the opportunity at Earth Day activities to release the Ithaca College Comprehensive Environmental Plan.

2001 Alumni Awards

A number of annual awards were recently announced.

Calendar of Events

Principal events on campus April 30-June 6

Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 1. May 2001