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Pool Closed Friday, January 21st

Contributed by Nate Brisley on 01/20/11 

The indoor pool will be closed Friday January 21st from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for pool maintenance.  The pool will reopen Monday January 24th at 7am.      

The Office of Residential Life would like to announce that Spring Waitlist Applications and Vacancy Forms will be available on January 20, 2011 in the Office of Residential Life.  


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Housing Selection for Fall 2011!

Contributed by Linda Koenig on 01/20/11 

The Housing Selection process for 2011-2012 will be done through HomerConnect. Priority for housing selection will be based on semesters completed, not credits earned.

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Faith and Social Justice Panel Discussion
Wednesday, January 26
7:00pm, Textor 102

Dr. King's messages of non-violence, servant leadership, and hope for a brighter tomorrow were based in his spiritual beliefs.  He often drew from religious texts and stories in his speeches to convey these messages and made both faith and social justice the core of his work.  In today's society, issues of gay rights, immigration, poverty, health care, and other topics seem to make their way into headlines everyday.  At the same time, there has been a religious resurgence in the world, some in part of events of the past decade (9/11, wars, natural disasters, etc).  Many struggle to see where faith and social justice can intersect, if at all.  This discussion intends to create dialogue around the idea of where faith and social justice might meet and can intersect.

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Bryan Roberts joined the Park School this week as the Assistant Dean for Student Services. He will focus on student advising, transfer and waiver requests, academic status as well as orientation.

Bryan holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in communication from the University of Connecticut, and for the past three years has been Director of the Academic Resource Center at SUNY Purchase. In his seven years of advising experience, particularly in communications, he's coordinated their freshman seminar, supervised peer advising, organized orientation sessions, initiated new programs for data analysis for retention, and trained faculty advisors.

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Student Vehicle Registration

Contributed by Laura Durling on 01/20/11 

Attention Students: Purchase Parking Permits On-line

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The College is committed to supporting employees in multiple ways.  With this comes an understanding that everyone’s needs are different at different times in our lives.  To help manage the various demands of work and life outside of work, the College will be implementing an enhanced Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA) Policy.

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It's time to get back in shape and the Fitness Center is offering several classes for the spring semester. You pay and sign up at the Fitness Center Front Desk.  Phone requests are not be accepted and don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to sign up when you return to school.  The classes have a fee because they are taught by professional instructors.


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Digital Media Services now has the ability to work with faculty to develop E-books for use on the latest e-readers (Kindle, Nook, SONY e-reader). For more information see the Digital Media website or contact Mark Hine at

Robyn Wishna, lecturer in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, will exhibit her latest works at Ithaca Bakery (Triphammer Road) through Feb. 15. There will be a reception on Friday, Jan. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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The Alternative Spring Break Program is seeking a qualified student driver to volunteer and assist with driving for the ASB Florida trip in March 2011!

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Charlotte Hyman, Class of 2011, made it as a finalist for the PRWeek Student of the Year Award that is sponsored by Hill & Knowlton. She will be one of five nationwide finalists who will be presenting their PR proposals and responding to a crisis communications scenario to eight judges in New York City on January 25.

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Stephen Tropiano, Los Angeles Program director and associate professor in the Department of Television-Radio, has been appointed by John Shaffner, president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to co-chair the Governors Awards Committee for the 2011 Emmys. 

The Governors Award is presented each year to one or more individuals, companies, or organizations for outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences or management of television.  Tropiano is also currently serving on the selection committee for the 4th Annual “Television Academy Honors,” which recognizes “television with a conscience”---programming that inspires, informs, motivates, and even has the power to change people’s lives.


The Wellness Clinic is now accepting new membership applications. If you would like to join, just go to our website ( and click on "Join The Clinic." On the next page you will see the link to the Health History Form. Just fill it out and it will be e-mailed directly to us. Someone will get back in touch with you within a week.

Four student teams from the Park School of Communications submitted their projects for presentation at National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). All four were accepted. The students conducted their research as part of the Critical Issues course (STCM 45000) offered in the Department of Strategic Communication.

NCUR brings together young scholars from a wide variety of higher education institutions presenting on a diverse set of topics. The conference has thousands of students and their faculty mentors presenting their research. The STCM faculty are very proud of these students, especially Dr. Gordon Rowland who taught and advised these students in the Critical Issues course. Congratulations to:

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In compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, class materials must be made available in alternate format.  Alternate formats include audio versions of written documents, documents in Braille and/or enlarged print, and documents in electronic format.

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In response to requests by faculty for a statement regarding services for students with disabilities, here is a concise insert for inclusion in course syllabi.

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Please stop by Clark Lounge on Wednesday January 26th between 2:30-4pm for Roberta (Bobbi) Sims retirement party.

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Keeping Up with Technology Trends

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 01/19/11 

Want to keep up with technology trends both on and off campus? ITS publishes several blogs to help you do this.

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 The IC Journal is seeking student paper submissions that pertain to race, culture, gender, and ethnicity for its upcoming issue.

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