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**ALL PARENTS AND PARENTS-TO-BE ARE WELCOME!**

Affinity groups are designed to be a safe place where both staff and faculty may speak on common interests and provide an opportunity to seek and support one another.

The Working Parents Affinity Group (WPAG) provides different perspectives on integrating work and our families as working professionals. This group is co-facilitated by two moms who work here on campus and who are interested in developing a resourceful place for other working parents to come together and share with one another based on ideas that YOU provide!!

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Do you have great stories to share? Are you interested in gaining some real-world magazine publishing experience?

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) is proud to announce the 2011 recipients of the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership.  This award recognizes students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of achievement.

These students, in addition to OSEMA scholarship recipients, will be recognized at the first annual OSEMA Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 14, 2011  at 4:00pm in Park Auditorium. 

If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP before April 1 to osema@ithaca.edu.

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The Department of Mathematics invites all students to an evening of games, puzzles, and course information on Tuesday, March 22, 7-9pm, in Klingenstein Lounge.  

There will be plenty of games, snack foods, and fun conversation.  Math faculty will be on hand to talk with students about math course selection and about math in general.

 

Joanne Hindman, a 17-year veteran in the Office of Marketing Communications, will be leaving her position as Associate Director of Web Content Strategy. Her last day will be April 14. We are working on arrangements to allow her to continue to work with us on a number of critical projects in a part-time capacity for a period after that.

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Sophomores who are interested in entering a Ph.D. program in mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences, or engineering after graduation are invited to an information session on Wednesday, March 23, at 4pm to learn how to apply for this highly competitive award. Faculty advisers/mentors are asked to attend along with their students.

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The Ithaca College community is closely monitoring the news reports regarding the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, as well as the ongoing situation involving the damaged nuclear reactors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan and all those affected by loss or hardship in the wake of this natural disaster.

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The OREC office is located on the lower level of the Fitness Center.  The office hours are changing after spring break.  Be sure to check out the website for the current hours and what they have to offer.

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Join us on March 22, 2011 at 7:00pm in Hockett Family Recital Hall for a program featuring three premier performances. 

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"Troica is a unique ensemble of trumpet, saxophone, and piano, whose members are well-known performers and pedagogues in their field, as well as faculty members at Ithaca College.  While the ensemble's name is derived from the Russian work troika, meaning a governing body of three equal individuals, the spelling of the ensemble's name using the letters IC instead of IK, refers to their Ithaca College (i.e., IC) affiliation."

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VIC Radio is planning its 25th annual 50-Hour Marathon for April 15-17. Junior Adam Girgenti and senior Mike D’Agostino will be forgoing sleep for 50 straight hours to raise money for Ithaca Community Harvest, while broadcasting at various locations around town.

VIC’s 50-Hour Marathon has raised over $10,000 for various local not-for-profits in the past three years alone. From its humble beginnings as a simple bowling party to the station’s biggest event of the year, 50-Hour Marathon is a fun-filled way to make a difference in the community.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor in the Department of Television-Radio and director of the Los Angeles Program, has published a book on the 1972 film, "Cabaret," as part of Limelight Editions's new "Music on Film" series.

The book chronicles the history of "Cabaret," beginning with Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories," which were the adapted into the 1951 play and 1955 film, "I Am A Camera," and the 1966 stage musical on which the Academy-Award winning film was based.

He is currently completing a second book for the series on the 1978 film "Grease."

 

Students can spend the summer in Korea, taking two unique courses: "Cross-Cultural Documentary Research & Production" and "Seminar: Media Industry in Korea."

This is the six year Prof. Changhee Chun has led this collaboration with the Hanyang International Summer School (HISS). Ithaca College students will take theses courses with Hanyang University students and other students from around the world in order to maximize cultural exchange.

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The priority deadline to apply for summer aid is April 1, 2011. Read on for more details!

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Due to the busyness of end-of-semester meetings causing some scheduling conflicts, below are the remaining dates for Open Faculty Lunches with Interim Provost Woodward (all Thursdays @ 12-1pm).

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Over the past two weeks the Red Cross has Readied 17 standby shelters, responded to the needs of 12 families displaced by recent flooding and mobilized 70 volunteers to offer assistance locally in our region. One way that we all can help one another is by giving blood and making sure that the Blood Supply doesn't get low. You can do that by signing up to donate Blood on April 12 in the Fitness Center from 9 t0 4 pm. There will be plenty  of Red Cross works so Please help us meet our goal of 250 units.

You can sign up for an appointment by emailing REDCROSS@ithaca.edu,

Ed Tech Day 2011 is Thursday, March 24th.  Stop by the Emerson Suites and visit exhibits from over 50 national and regional technology vendors, including Adobe, Apple, AT&T, Dell, Google and HP.  Attend one of the 45 seminars on topics ranging from teaching with technology to cloud computing. Visit the college showcase to see how technology is being used in and out of the classroom on campus.

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Avon Voices is a global online Singing Talent Search for women and Songwriting Competition for women and men. In celebration of its 125th Anniversary, Avon has invited people everywhere to join a worldwide movement that unites and inspires through the universal language of music.  Out of over 6,000 entries, 20 finalists were selected from Jessica's region (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic) were chosen to move on to the next round.  Only 197 were chosen worldwide.  

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Do you want to see your professors dance? Come watch Ithaca College's Dancing With the Stars!
The show will premiere April 9, 2011 at 8pm in Emerson Suites! Your professors have been hard at work for the past 10 weeks learning ballroom routines in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese, Quickstep, Rumba, Swing, Chacha, Samba, Mambo, and more!

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Attention faculty and staff,

Be sure to come support your fellow faculty and staff members as they shake it on the dance floor!!

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