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Affinity Groups provide a unique opportunity for Ithaca College staff and faculty to support one another by offering resources specifically set up to meet their needs and address their common interests.

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Branford Marsalis will be the guest soloist with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble under Mike Titlebaum's direction on Monday, December 6 at 8:15 in Ford Hall.  Free tickets will be required for general admission.  Ithaca College ID holders can pick up one ticket each starting at 9am on Monday, November 29 in the music office, room 3322 in the Whalen Center for Music.  Once the allotment of tickets for Ford Hall seating runs out, there will be tickets for simulcast viewing in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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The Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who excel in academic performance, perform service to the Ithaca community and beyond, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment. 

Any Ithaca College faculty member, staff member, or student may nominate an outstanding junior or senior for the Peggy R. Williams Award.  Self-nominations are accepted.  Click here to nominate a student (or students)!

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IC Square -  Tuesday, November 30th, at 8pm 

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Michael Faber's Cultivating Meditative Awareness course for 2 credits will be offered this Spring semester.

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The Strike Duo, which consists of pianist Jeffery Meyer, director of the Ithaca College Orchestras, and percussionist Paul Vaillancourt, have been playing and working together in one format or another since 1996.  The piano and percussion duo does not have a tremendously developed repertoire, and they quickly determined that they would love to have new works to perform. After approaching some of their most respected composer friends and deeply valued colleagues to write or arrange something for this project, the Strike CD ended up with five distinct and vibrant works from the early 21st century.   A full review is below. 

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Adam Peruta, assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, is currently in Hawaii preparing for the Ultraman World Championships, Nov. 26-28. 

The Ultraman is a 3-day, 318.6-mile, individual ultra-endurance triathlon in which participants swim 6.2 miles, bike 261.4 miles, and run 52.4 miles.

“Competing at Ultraman Canada this past August changed my life,” says Peruta on his website. “It was the hardest challenge I have undertaken … In the past 17 years, only 15 athletes have completed both of these events in the same year. I will be the 16th.”

Peruta is also using his efforts to raise funds for the Endure to Cure Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for organizations that research, treat, and provide care for pediatric cancer patients. To donate, please visit:


 Gift of Song

Contributed by Dawn Pierce on 11/22/10 

Congratulations and special thanks to the members of Dawn Pierce’s voice studio and pianist, Nate Brenton who performed a beautiful and inspiring program for members of the Longview Community last week.


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Please help Ithaca College conserve energy, save money, and lighten our collective "carbon footprint" during the upcoming Thanksgiving break. Here are some tips on how you can do your part to reduce electricity waste. Before you leave your office for the vacation:

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On Wednesday, November 24th, Parking Services will have abbreviated customer service hours from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  The office will not conduct any walk-in financial transactions.  Customers are reminded of our on-line services for permit purchases or citation payments, available at

"Happy Thanksgiving"


Dawn Pierce, assistant professor of voice, was recently featured on the radio show Out of Bounds with Tish Pearlman. If you missed the broadcast, you can hear the interview on the radio show’s website, where it will be streamed for the next month.

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Did you know that December is National Mental Health Awarness Month?

Not everyone may have a mental illness, but everyone has his or her own mental health.

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Join the Sisters in Faith Affinity Group for their November meeting

Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

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In October, Steve Seidman, Professor in the Department of Strategic Communication, was honored with the International Visual Literacy Association's Research Award at the organization's annual conference, which was held in Limassol, Cyprus.

This award is given only when merited, to members of the Association who are actively involved in on-going outstanding research that furthers the cause of visual literacy, who have achieved a substantial, record of scholarly publication, and who have significantly advanced knowledge within the field.

Dr. Seidman is only the ninth person to receive this award, which was first given in 1991 to Dr. Francis Dwyer of Pennsylvania State University.


All students who plan to do an internship next semester and who have not yet attend a sexual harassment training session are strongly encouraged to do so.  Attendance may be mandatory for some students, depending on their major and program. Students involved with the Student Leadership Institute and the Academic Enrichment Services peer tutoring program are also encouraged to attend.

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Students in the Photo Workshop class at Ithaca College will be hosting an exhibition of
their work December 9-12 at the Greenstar Warehouse at 700 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca,
NY.  Free admission.

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Do you wish that you could utilize your kitchen to cook a meal, but you haven’t been able to find pots and pans?  This is no longer a problem!  Pots and pans are available in the Eastman Area Office and the Terrace 7 Area Office to be checked out!


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Contributed by Julia Dunn on 11/18/10 

SGA is hosting a night out at the TC Lounge Monday November 29 at 8pm!

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A team of graduate students in Strategic Communication invite members of the Ithaca College campus community to participate in a survey about Ithaca Carshare. Click here to access the survey.

Please plan to take the survey as soon as possible, as the team needs to analyze the data for their final report just after Thanksgiving break. Thanks!

Got any gently used books or toys? Have an unopened box of markers laying around? Give to the children at the Ithaca Youth Bureau!

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