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Oldroyd is the conductor of the Troy Town Band, a 2009 graduate of Troy High School, and a sophomore at Ithaca College majoring in French horn performance and music education.  He and town band members have worked to raise money to buy the timpani for the last two years. 

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Otherwise, the next scheduled class will be held January 25th, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm.   To recap, if your student's need to drive before the end of January please contact Risk Management ASAP regarding a class during Winter Break. 

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Katharyn Howd Machan, Writing Department, was awarded a 2010 $1,000 artist fellowship from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County for a manuscript-in-progress of fairy-tale-based poetry.

Do you want to get away for the weekend, meet new people AND build your leadership skills? The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is now accepting applications for the annual Leadership Weekend retreat – and all first-years and sophomores are encouraged to apply! 

Deadline for applications is December 31, 2010!

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Maura Stephens, associate director of Park Center for Independent Media, recently published an piece on Alternet titled "15 Claims the Natural Gas Industry Wants You to Believe and Why They’re Wrong."

The article was the lead story on the site's environmental section December 15. It was also picked up by TruthOut, ChelseaGreen, Toward Freedom, and several blogs.

1st Annual Ithaca College Student Employee of the Year Award!!

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Huntington High School Sophomore Collin Richardson, recently spoke highly of his experience as part of the Ithaca College High School Jazz Invitational in an interview with Huntington Headlines.  Of Director of Jazz Studies Mike Titlebaum he said, "Professor Mike Titlebaum is a phenomenal sax player and is a very funny, energetic and focused teacher and the group really improved over the course of the day."

It's time to gear up to apply to be an SLC or OL!

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Weight Watchers at Work is alive and well at Ithaca College! We have 49 registered members for our sixth consecutive 17-week series, which began December 14. You can find information about our meetings in the Intercom announcement dated 11/11/10.

Our meeting schedule for the rest of December and going into the New Year is as follows:

December 21, 2010 – meetings as usual
December 28, 2010 – NO MEETINGS at Ithaca College
     January 4, 2011 – weekly meetings resume as usual

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Christine Haase at 274-1378 or We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Come relieve the stress of finals with this week’s event!

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Wellness Clinic Newsletter

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 12/17/10 

Our latest Wellness Clinic Newsletter is now up on our website (  It has many interesting articles including How to Avoid Weight Gain, Healthy Mind-Healthy Body, Bringing In The New Year and a recipe for Heart Healthy Egg Nog. Take a look!

The Wellness Clinic staff hopes you all have a healthy and happy new year. We will re-open on January 24th at 6:00am.

The Ithaca College Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 alumni awards -- and we need your help. If you know an alumnus or alumna whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized, please consider submitting a nomination on his or her behalf.

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The following guidelines are used by the Office of Residential Life to process Early Arrival requests for the Spring 2011 semester. Please review these as you begin to plan for Spring opening.

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Arts Across Campus

Contributed by Travis Kaller on 12/16/10 



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Friendly Reminder: Please join the Office of State Grants (Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program), today, Friday, December 17th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, Klingenstein Lounge, as we gather to offer well wishes on her next journey.  Amanda’s physical last day at Ithaca College will be Thursday, December 23rd.

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Faculty and staff are invited to join Ithaca College alumni, parents, friends, and students for an exciting night of hockey as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Rochester Americans. Prior to the game, enjoy pizza and soda in Assembly Hall at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena.

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Join the Sisters in Faith Affinity Group for their next meeting!

This group is open to all women who would like to share their faith in Christ and discuss his Word.

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Jennifer Jolly, Associate Professor of Art History, recently gave a lecture at the Museo de Arte Colonial in Morelia, Mexico, on December 8th, 2010.    

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Laura was awarded a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research to support her honors thesis on movement behavior in chipmunks.  

These grants are open to undergraduate and graduate students.  "The Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research program has a highly competitive application process and only approximately 20% of applicants receive any level of funding."  

Laura was also the Fall Recipient of the H&S Educational Grant Initiative to support this work.

The work is conducted under the supervision of Leann Kanda.

Timecards Due Early

Contributed by Donna Veres on 12/15/10 

Due to the College Holiday on Friday, December 24th, all timecards for the pay period December 6 through December 19th must be submitted and approved by the morning of Monday, December 20th.  Any timecards approved after this time will not be paid until the next payroll.  Please contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874 or (607) 274-3133 or email with any questions.