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It's that time of year again! It's FOCUS ASIA MONTH! We have dedicated this month to celebrate Asian culture, pride and heritage. Come to our events and celebrate with us the proud culture of Asia!

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The City of Ithaca wants to remind students that on Thursday, March 31, the Department of Public Works will begin street cleaning operations in the South Hill area. Streets will be posted as "No Parking Zones" 24 hours in advance of the cleaning. Students who park on the street should watch for signs and check on their cars daily from March 31 - April 5.

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On March 11 and 12, 2011, Leigh Ann Vaughn, Nancy Rader, Bill Hudenko, Barney Beins, and 15 of their students presented their research at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association in Cambridge, MA.

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A group of Ithaca College students known as (IC)^2 won first place in the Microsoft “We <3 Games” event in February. Little did they know their win would allow them to meet the President of Microsoft North America.

(IC)^2 members are part of the Ithaca College Game Developers Club and include Ashley Alicea, Corey Jeffers, Evan Marinaro, and Marc Howard.

Sponsored by Microsoft and RIT Interactive Games & Media, the "We <3 Games" game design and prototype competition was held at Rochester Institute of Technology in February. The challenge was to build a video game in 48 hours related to the theme "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems." The competition is similar to the annual Global Gam Jam. Fourteen teams from several schools, including Cornell and RIT, developed games for Windows, Xbox, Windows Phone 7, and the web.

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The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) offers you an opportunity to "test drive” alternative transportation options! Starting at 5:00PM on Wednesday, March 30th, the College will begin welcoming more than 3,300 visitors for the NCUR conference, held from Thursday, March 31st through mid-day on Saturday, April 2nd. In advance, we request the cooperation and understanding of the entire campus community in making this event as welcoming as possible for our visitors.

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Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival  2011 Edition,

April 10-17: Checkpoints


Economic Checkpoints and YOU

2 films/ 2 filmmakers/2 discussions/2 economies
at Cinemapolis!


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Alicia Swords (Sociology), Patricia Rodriguez (Politics), and Jonathan Ablard (History), moderated papers at the "Youth, Identities, and Translational Flows" conference, March 3-4, 2011. The conference, which was sponsored by Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and Cornell University, brought together artists, activists, scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and community members to discuss the a myriad of issues revolving around migration and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Wednesday March 30th, 2011

Williams 202 *Please Note Location Change!!*  

Noon - 12:50pm

"Man Up!" Masculinity in American Culture

with Pat Walsh, MS, Resident Director, Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs


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On SATURDAY APRIL 2ND, check out Ithacappella along with groups from all over the East coast down at The State Theatre for what is sure to be the BIGGEST and BEST show yet!!!

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Hey seniors, the moment you have been waiting for is almost here – access to Senior Week! Passes will go on sale Monday, April 4th at 9am for SENIOR CARD HOLDERS and will open up at 9am on Tuesday, April 5th for ALL seniors. The sale will continue until Friday, April 8th or when passes are sold out.

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Summer College Resident Assistants work for the Summer College for High School Students under the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) at Ithaca College.

Several positions are available, needed from June 19 - July 23, 2011. On-campus housing and a meal plan are provided with these positions during the period of employment. RAs may apply for early arrival and extended stay if housing is needed beyond these dates. Resident assistants must be continuing Ithaca College students.


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Carina Mieses, a former Sodexo worker in the Barrick Gold Mine in the Dominican Republic and guests Vicko Alvarez and Jack Mahoney of United Students Against Sweatshops are coming to share experiences and stories about labor conditions and human rights issues in the Dominican Republic. Wednesday, March 30th, Friends Hall 207 from 2pm-3pm.

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The premiere event of spring semester is coming to the Student Activities Center! Take a break and come to the SAC on March 30 from 1-4 p.m. 

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SGA Weekly Updates!

Contributed by Julia Dunn on 03/29/11 

We are currently launching our constitution review process and welcome any and all feedback to make our constitution a much better document! Come to our meeting this week in Taughannock Falls at 8:15pm to learn more.

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival 2011 edition, Checkpoints, kicks off with a special reading on Sunday April 10 at 3 p.m. at Buffalo Street Books. It showcases three different writers exploring our theme. 

Barbara Adams, Writing and FLEFF literary programmer, moderates. Come celebrate the reincarnation of Buffalo Street Books as a community-owned cooperative with FLEFF!


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Want to study school reform in the center of educational change in the U.S.?  Join us for a one-week, one credit summer course in Washington, DC with a focus on educational reform initiatives.

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Many music faculty have expressed great interest in collaborating (with those in theater, dance, art history, math and music, poetry, - everything!) as have our students. With that in mind, the newly formed creativity committee of the School of Music kindly requests feedback from any interested faculty, regarding potential collaboration opportunities.

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When: Thursday, April 7, 2011   12pm-1pm

Where: Taughannock Falls Meeting Room 

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Ben's article, "Patron Text Message Services for Laptops and Reserve Books" appears in the March 2011 issue of "Associates, the Electronic Library Support Staff Journal".  In the article Ben writes about a effective and convenient way of communicating with IC Library users.

My name is Stephanie Piech, I am a Senior Environmental Studies student and have worked for Ithaca Dining Services (Sodexo) as a Sustainability Intern for 3 years.

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