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Volume 24, No. 12       March 4, 2002

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Commencement 2002 Information

Schedules, locations, information sources --- verything you need to know about Ithaca College's 107th Commencement ceremonies is now posted on the commencement website.

Board Grants Tenure, Promotions, Emeritus Status

At its February meeting, the board of trustees awarded emeritus status to a retired biology professor and voted on tenure and promotion recommendations.

Tuition Set for 2002-2003

Tuition at Ithaca College will rise by 4.96 percent for the 2002-2003 school year. At its February meeting the board of trustees approved a budget that sets tuition at $21,102 and standard room and board charges at $8,960, bringing the total cost of attending next year to $30,062.

Trustees Endorse Master Plan and Marketing Initiative, Tour FDA

The board of trustees has given its stamp of approval to a master plan for future campus land use and development. The endorsement came at the board’s February 13-14 meeting in New York City, at which trustees also approved a marketing initiative for the College and took part in presentations at the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem.

Ithaca College Choir Is Bound for Ireland

The 48-member Ithaca College Choir, conducted by Lawrence Doebler and joined by four faculty guest artists from the School of Music, will spend its spring break on a six-day tour of the Republic of Ireland.

Class of 2002 Gift Campaign Seeks High Participation

The senior class gift campaign kicked off February 22 with some ambitious goals --- a 40 percent participation rate and an overall giving level of $20,000.

College Will Become Member of Worker Rights Consortium

The WRC monitors the enforcement of manufacturing codes of conduct that are designed to ensure that factories producing clothing and other goods bearing the names of colleges and universities respect the basic rights of workers.

Handwerker Gallery to Exhibit Gary Hill's ‘Wall Piece’

Video artist Gary Hillís installation Wall Piece will be on display at the Handwerker Gallery from March 4 to April 7.

Gerontology Institute Workshop Series Has Five Spring Offerings

This spring the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Workshop Series is conducting five presentations on aging issues.

New Task Force to Focus on Interdisciplinary Studies

In an effort to facilitate the development of integrated study programs, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs William Scoones has commissioned the formation of the Interdisciplinary Task Force.

Health Promotion Coordinator Tackles Alcohol Abuse

Though she has only been on the job since the beginning of the semester, Ithaca College’s coordinator of health promotion and substance abuse prevention believes the groundwork has already been laid for her efforts to bear fruit.

Hillel Invites Filmmaker as Distinguished Artist in Residence

Experimental filmmaker Abraham Ravett will be spending three days at Ithaca College as the Hillel distinguished artist in residence.

Violist to Play Masterworks

Victoria Chiang --- a violist whose playing has been cited by the Denver Post for its dusky beauty and flawless execution --- will give a free guest recital on Tuesday, March 19.

Louis Massiah at Southside

The Office of Multicultural Affairs distinguished artist in residence worked with students and local teens on a documentary about Ithaca’s southside neighborhood.

Three Ensembles Will Perform Choral and Wind Music Concert

Three ensembles from the Ithaca College School of Music will give a free concert on Thursday, March 7.

Women Direct Media Series Brings Filmmaker to Campus

Documentary filmmaker and activist Jacquie Soohen will be spending three days at the College in March as the Women Direct artist in residence.



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

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Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 7. Mar. 2002