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Volume 24, No. 3       September 17, 2001

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College Mourns Passing of President Emeritus James J. Whalen

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, October 12, for Ithaca’s sixth president, James J. Whalen, who passed away on Thursday, September 6, in Boston after a brief illness..

Campus Master Plan Presentations Are Scheduled

Students, faculty, and staff will get the chance to view three proposed alternatives for future campus land use and development presented by Sasaki Associates, a Boston-based consulting firm.

College Selects 2002 Commencement Speaker

James Earl Jones, the distinguished actor with the distinctive voice, will lend that voice to Ithaca College’s graduation proceedings next spring.

Poet Adrienne Rich to Read And Lecture during Visit

Poet and essayist Adrienne Rich will visit the College October 1 and 2 to kick off the third year of the Department of Writing’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. In addition to meeting with students and faculty, Rich will give two free public presentations.

Jean Hardwick Receives NIH Grant to Support Heart Function Research

Assistant professor of biology Jean Hardwick has received an Academic Research Enhancement Award from the National Institutes of Health to complete her research into the roles played by the immune and nervous systems in regulating heart function.

Family Weekend Offers a Glimpse of College Life

Parents and other family members of current stu- dents will get a chance to sample the Ithaca College experience at this year’s Family Weekend. Set to run Friday through Sunday, October 5-7.

Parents Strengthen Their Support of Ithaca College

Ithaca College parents continued their generosity to the College in the 2000-2001 fund year. Gifts to the Parents Fund from 2,440 parents of current students and alumni totaled $213,822.

College to Present "Race and Its Meanings" Discussion Series

Ithaca College will begin a year-long lecture and discussion series, "Race and Its Meanings," on September 19 with a two-part presentation featuring John Mohawk, associate professor of history at the SUNY-Buffalo, and Margaret Washington, associate professor of history at Cornell University.

Thaler Series to Feature Pianist Angela Cheng

Angela Cheng --- hailed by critics for her remarkable 	technique, tonal beauty, and musicianship --- will be this year’s guest artist in the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host Unity Festival

The Office of Multicultural Affairs has invited the College community to take part in the Unity Festival, a two-day celebration of cultural awareness and diversity.

Faculty Members to Present Free Recital

Saxophonist Steven Mauk and guitarist Pablo Cohen, two members of the School of Music faculty, will present "Music for Saxophonist and Guitar" on Sunday, September 23, at 4:00 p.m.




Editor: Keith Davis
Writers: Erik Kibelsbeck, Dave Maley, Emily Russell
Publisher: Office of Public Information

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Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 18. Sept. 2001