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   Come join the sisters of SAI for our final recruitment event of the semester!

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Love Coffee?

Contributed by Pooja Shah on 02/14/11 

Well, join us this Wednesday for our first event about coffee workers in Ethiopia and the influence our love of cheap coffee has on their lives.

'Black Gold' Screening
February 16th in CNS 112 at 6:30pm

"After oil, coffee is the most actively traded commodity in the world with $80 billion in retail sales. But for every $3 cup of coffee, a coffee farmer receives only 3 cents. Most of the money goes to the middlemen, especially the four giant conglomerates which control the coffee market. Tracing the path of the coffee consumed each day to the farmers who produce the beans, Black Gold asks us to 'wake up and smell the coffee', to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it."

Discussion with free trade coffee to follow!

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¿Hablas español?  Are you considering going abroad to a Spanish-speaking country? Are you looking for a place to live where you can share your heritage with others? Do you enjoy meeting culturally diverse people? If you've answered "sí" to any of these questions, then the Vecinos learning community is the place for you!

Vecinos applications are currently available via HomerConnect and are due on March 7th. 

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BLACKVEIL, the fourth "Green Rider" novel by alumna Writing minor Kristen Britain, '87, will appear as #12 on THE NEW YORK TIMES Bestsellers List on Sunday, February 20. A longtime resident of Maine, Ms. Britain has several times visited her alma mater as a guest writer during the years of her writing her popular series of fantasy novels featuring a very strong female hero.

The world's oldest and largest private cancer center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has devoted more than a century to patient care as well as to innovative research, making significant contributions to new and better therapies for the treatment of cancer.  Learn more about the Sloan Kettering Institute at the Center during the Making a Living While Making a Difference Panel.

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Important NCUR Registration News

Contributed by Laurie Ward on 02/14/11 

Congratulations to all of the IC students who were accepted to present at NCUR 2011. The NCUR executive committee would like to remind IC students that all presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference using the e-mail they used in their submitted abstract.

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If you are a student and you need to drive a College owned/leased vehicle for any reason, you must complete a driver safety class.

The next driver safety class will be offered on Sunday, February 20th, 2011 from 2pm-4pm in Textor 102.

Students should review the student driver handbook before attending the class.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Risk Management via telephone at 607-274-3285 or via email at: riskmanagement@ithaca.edu.  We ask that requests for accomodations be made as soon as possible.

 

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Special topic presentation by Ithaca College's media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp.

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  Over 1 billion people in the world suffer from chronic hunger,

but hunger is not about too many people and too little food. Our planet produces enough food to feed every man, woman, and child on earth. Hunger is about power. Its roots lie in illiteracypovertywar, and the inability of families to grow or buy food.

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Stephen Clancy, Professor of Art History at Ithaca College, will deliver a lecture this Thursday, February 17, entitled "Constructing the Self, Imagining the Other:  Negotiating Visual Culture in Medieval Iberia."

 

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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, films, athletics and performances that happen on our campus all year long!

After a successful line-up last semester, we're happy to announce our NEW list of FYE Showcase Events!  Here is what's planned for the beginning of your spring semester:

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Textbook Returns to Publishers

Contributed by Rod Beers on 02/14/11 

REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS: Please purchase all your textbook requirements as soon as possible.

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If you are planning to minor in Scriptwriting, Audio Production, or International Communications, please fill out the application form and turn into Karen Armstrong in Park 356 by February 28.  If you have questions about the minors or application process, please email Karen at karmstrong@ithaca.edu.

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Naeem Inayatullah presented "The Level of Analysis Problem as a Form of Eurocentricism: the Ethics of Determinism," for the 40th anniversary of Millennium: Journal of International Studies at the London School of Economics, February 11, 2011.  

Congratulations to the eight Ithaca College students who have been awarded the prestigious The MLK NOW Award this spring.

 

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  The fourth monthly happy hour gathering for Fulbright alumni and current/ future Fulbrighters will take place at Northstar starting at 4 pm on Friday 2/25. Come celebrate the beginning of the weekend! These informal gatherings take place on the 4th Friday of every month, and are a chance to share stories, meet new people, welcome current Fulbrighters visiting Ithaca, and support new Fulbrighters preparing to begin their journeys abroad. Come raise a glass!

Career Services offers a variety of workshops to help you build your skills in key areas of  your career development.  Our next offering is on writing a great resume.

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Summer session undergraduate and graduate classes are now available for review on HomerConnect.

Registration opens for all students tomorrow -- Tuesday, February 15th.

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The Physics Faculty are pleased to welcome Dr. Karen Cummings, noted expert in Physics Education Research, to act as a consultant for a series of workshops in which they are participating this spring.

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Public Viewing Night, Friday, February 18th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

You are invited to join the Ithaca College Department of Physics for a Public Viewing of the night sky at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory on Friday, February 18th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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