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Volume 24, No. 16       April 29, 2002

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Center for Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Has Director

Larry Hajime Shinagawa, chair and associate professor in the Department of American Multicultural Studies/Ethnic Studies (AMCS) at Sonoma State University in California, will begin his new duties at Ithaca College this summer.

107th Commencement Slated for May 18

Some 1,327 graduates will be awarded degrees at Ithaca College’s 107th Commencement on Saturday, May 18, with award-winning actor James Earl Jones delivering the main address.

Doing the Rite Thing: Music and Ritual in Our Lives

Commencement eve concert features ritual music --- a highlight of the Ithaca College Commencement weekend will be the 35th annual Commencement Eve Concert.

Hockett Family Recital Hall Dedicated

College administrators joined friends and members of the Hockett family on April 14 at the dedication ceremony for the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Winners of Scoones Community Service Award Announced

Named in honor of a longtime College faculty member and administrator, the annual awards recognize students who have significantly influenced the Ithaca community through acts of service.

Gerontology Institute Conference to Focus on Long-Term Care

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will present a daylong conference addressing the current state of long-term care service delivery in New York State and the nation as well as innovative --- and sometimes controversial --- alternative delivery methods and systems.

Taking Kids to Work

Geared toward girls and boys ages 10 to 16, Take a Child to Work Day offers College employees a chance to bring their children to campus to learn about careers and educational programs, promote self-esteem, and help families make a connection between home and career.

Reunion at Ithaca College Is Now Celebrated as Alumni Weekend

"This annual event has always been open to all alumni as well as all members of the Ithaca College community," says Gretchen DeBolt, M.M. ’93, assistant director of alumni relations.

2002 Celebration of Service a Success

The 2002 Celebration of Service was held on April 12 and 13 to acknowledge the College community’s commitment to volunteer activities.



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

THE ITHACA COLLEGE NEWS (ISSN# 1088-7873) is published 18 times a year; once in August, November, December, January, June, and July; twice in September, February, and March; and three times in October and April. Published by Ithaca College, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7044. Periodicals postage pending at Ithaca, New York. Postmaster: Send form 3579 to the Ithaca College News, Office of Public Information, 228C Alumni Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850-7044.

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Andrejs Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications. 25. Apr. 2002