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OSEMA is happy to announce a number of scholarship opportunities available for Ithaca College students.  Descriptions for all 12 scholarships available can be found on the OSEMA website at  You will find that each scholarship has different criteria, but most of them require campus involvement and/or community service during a student's college career. 

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IC PRSSA is hosting their 11th annual Make-a-Swish for Make-a-Wish charity basketball tournament.

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Ithaca College Summer Music Academy is extending the 10% discount, offered to all IC faculty and staff, until the end of March.  Visit for additional information. 

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Help End Slavery

Contributed by Jessica Leuchtenburg on 03/14/11 

27 Million Slaves in the world today

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Ithaca's Marty Nichols was named NCAA Coach of the Year following the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Nichols led the Bombers to a fourth-place finish -- their best in 16 years -- behind four all-Americans and eight national qualifiers.

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The Bookstore and Macs will have adjusted hours for the Spring Break week (03/14-19/11).

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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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As you begin to plan for Commencement Week 2011, please keep in mind the following on-campus housing guidelines. All campus residents except for graduating seniors, Resident Assistants, and Circle Apartment residents are required to vacate their rooms no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 14, 2011 unless they receive written approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain.

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IC Summer Sessions: Online or On the Lake!

This May Session (May 16-27), develop your imagination and your critical prowess -- register for ART 17000 Fractured Fairytale: Restructuring Myth Through Artists' Books.

Take this chance with IC Professor Susan Weisend to revise a tale or myth using three-dimensional book forms like tunnel books, accordions, and pop-ups. Here, you'll deconstruct and recreate.

ART 17000
May 16 - May 27
MTWRF 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

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Please join the Physics Department Monday, March 21, 2011 from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM in Emerson Suites for a talk with Gavin Schmidt, a climate modeller at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and co-author of "Climate Change: Picturing the Science" published by W. W. Norton (2009).

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Do you want to learn more about preparing for your career while helping your peers? Career Services is looking for motivated students who like to help others, to serve as Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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  The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan a finalist for the 2010 Mark of Excellence Award for Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the Northeast region. The paper is consistently ranked among the top three papers in the Northeast, and three years ago was ranked number two in the country by SPJ.

In addition, junior Whitney Faber's story "Behind the Lens," which appeared in the September 2, 2010 issue of The Ithacan, was named a finalist in the competition's feature writing category.

The winners will be announced at the SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference in Providence, R.I., April 8–9. First-place winners from SPJ's 12 regions go on to compete for the national Mark of Excellence Award in their categories. 


Did you receive an email invitation to complete the IC Student Health Survey?

This is an online survey that takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.

Please participate before this Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5pm when the survey period closes. Students who submit completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for a choice of:

A one year subscription to NetFlix OR an IPod nano!

Your responses will help improve campus wellness programs for you and your fellow students.

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Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, is presenting a paper and leading a panel on "The Gandhian Method of Non-Violent Struggle and Its Applicability to Burma, Iran, and the Middle East" at Northeastern Illinois University's Conference on Non-Violent Social Change: Models, History, Practice, and Contemporary Local and International Challenges, March 10-11.

The following week at the Left Forum: Towards a Politics of Solidarity at Pace University in New York City, she will be presenting as part of a panel on "Resisting Shale Gas Extraction the Next Fossil Fuel Industry Assault." And in April she will present at the SUNY New Paltz Green Feminisms: Women, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice Conference her paper "Our Bodies, Our Selves . . . Our Children, Our Homes, Our Communities, Our Lives."

Save your noon hour on March 22 to attend a presentation by predoctoral diversity fellow, Donathan Brown, from the Department of Communication Studies.  The presentation will be held in Clark Lounge from 12:10 - 1:10 p.m. 

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Commencement 2011 – Sunday, May 22, 2011

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I am pleased to announce the selection of Ransom, by the Australian novelist and poet David Malouf, as the First Year Reading for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

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The Parking Service Office will have limited hours on Wednesday, March 16th.

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Friends 110 will be open with limited hours and staffing during spring break. Please see the spring break schedule for more details. Williams 210 and CHS 105 will close at 5:00pm on Friday, March 11.

The Student Computer Repair Center will also be closed during the break. Please see the SCRC website for more details.

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 Imprint Contest! Win $100

Contributed by Gillian Smith on 03/09/11 

 Submit your work to Imprint, Ithaca College's online college life magazine, and you could win $100!

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