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Seniors Michael Sokol, a TVR/Audio Production major, and Conrad Capalbo, a TVR/Audio Production and Bus. Administration/Finance major, have been named the 2010 award recipients of the Jon Hilton/Hiltronex Sound Pro Tools Award.

The recipients will receive professional audio software -- an entry-level Pro Tools LE MBox 2 system with current and up-gradable software -- and a short review of Pro Tools operation to help the students get up and running.  The students were judged based on their demonstration of technical and aesthetic qualities that reflect professional potential based upon standards currently accepted in the audio production profession.

The Park School would like to congratulate Steve Tropiano and Steve Seidman, winners of the Park School Writing Award for faculty.

The Park Faculty Writing Award is given to a full-time Park faculty member for work published or similarly peer reviewed that demonstrates creativity, impact, originality, and mastery. The award may be given for a published book, a peer reviewed scholarly essay, a journalistic article, or a script that has been produced and screened. This year, the judges for the Faculty Writing Award recommended to give the award to two nominees. 

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The Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, presentations, and exhibitions to showcase student work. All events are free an open to the public and take place in Park Hall Auditorium unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, May 6
Photo Workshop Exhibition - OBJECTOPHELIA
Commons West Plaza
Opening: 6-8pm
Also open for viewing: Friday 5-8pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-3pm.

Saturday, May 8
12-2PM: TVR Nonfiction Production Screening
2:30-6:30PM: Advanced Cinema Production: Fiction  
7-11PM: Senior Thesis - Cinema / David Ames Award Film Winner Screening

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No Pressure Blood Pressure Today!

Contributed by Judy Mauk on 05/04/10 

The next No Pressure Blood Pressure screening will be held today, Wednesday, September 29th, 2010. See the schedule below to know when to expect students in your building.

8:00-9:00: Center for Health Sciences, Smiddy Hall, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, Ceracche Center

9:00-10:00: Physical Plant, General Services, Public Safety

10:00-11:00: Hill Center, Gannett Center, Whalen Center

11:00-noon: Dillingham Center, Friends Hall, Job

Noon-1:00: Campus Center, Hammond Health Center, Fitness Center

1:00-2:00: Textor Hall, Muller Faculty Center, Bookstore, Williams Hall

2:00-3:00: Center for Natural Sciences, Park Hall, Administrative Annex

3:00-4:00: Towers, Terraces, Alumni Hall

No pressure!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Wellness Center at 274-1301. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Relaxation techniques can help melt stress away.  Many relaxation techniques can be done on your own for free or minimal cost. Learning how to calm your mind, relax your body and decrease stress can lead to improved health.

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ITS is pleased to let you know that the Technology Learning Center (room 101 Friends Hall) will be open throughout Finals Week this semester to provide extended drop-in support for  Blackboard, the central course management system used at Ithaca College.

Instructors who have questions about their courses, managing grades, finalizing assignments, and other Blackboard topics are encouraged to stop by the TLC Monday through Friday (May 10 to May 14) between 9am and 5pm for drop-in consulting support.

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Madeline Smith, Computer Science 2010, has been selected as one of the recipients of Google's prestigious Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded based on the strength of the candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership.

Madeline has also had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2010 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Conference.  The paper, titled " Infants Control of a Robotic Mobility Device," details research performed by Madeline in collaboration with faculty and student researchers in the Occupational Therapy Department.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th. One way to honor mom on Mother's Day is by serving a special Mother's Day breakfast or brunch.  A little creativity can make the day extra special for mom. 

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Associate Provost, Bashar Hanna, is co-author of a recently published article in Academic Leadership - The Online Journal.

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Peter Kilcoyne, manager for Printing Services in Marketing Communications, created and has begun to use a new Sustainability Index system to rate our college publications.

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Submitted on behalf of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

Dr. Miranda Cady Hallett, the CSCRE Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies in 2009-2010, will be leaving Ithaca College in Fall 2010 to take a position at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.

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Producing Theatre and Dance Composition join together to bring you Wings of Spring, a site specific dance event. Dances choreographed by the class will be performed in and around Dillingham at an open rehearsal on Tuesday, May 4th at 5:30pm and a performance on Wednesday, May 5th at 5:30pm. Admission is free! Come join us in the Dillingham lobby for a truly extraordinary and unique event!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Beth Montroy at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Steering Committee for the “Commit to Change” program – which was created through a generous grant from the HSBC in the Community Foundation to the Environmental Studies department - announces its Spring 2010 funding awards. All “Commit to Change” funding programs are open to any Ithaca College undergraduate in good academic standing, irrespective of major.

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All are invited to the final Wind Ensemble concert of the year on Thursday, May 6, at 8:15 pm. Stephen Peterson will conduct. The free concert includes just two works, both mighty in their own way:  Mozart's beautiful Serenade in E flat Major K 375, and David Maslanka's newest Symphony, No. 8.  Ithaca College was part of the commissioning consortium for this exciting and powerful work. 

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The Women's Chorale and Brass Choir will share a concert on Wednesday, May 5, beginning at 8:15 in Ford Hall.  Janet Galvan and Keith Kaiser will conduct.  Vocal music of Abbie Betinis, Kowalski, Barnett, and others is on the program.  Music for brass by de Falla, Ewazen, and Tchaikovsky will also be presented.

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Dr. Hongwei Guan, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education (HPPE), and his students in the Teaching Fitness in Physical Education class are the Grand Prize Winners of the National Association in Physical Education and Sport/Polar USA Celebrating Technology and Innovation in PE Video Contest.

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Tuesday May 4th at 7PM in Williams 202 is the last Students Active for Ending Rape meeting of the year! Come chill out from the last week of classes out, and talk about our accomplishments!

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 On Sunday May 2, 2010 a greatstrides walk for Cystic Fibrosis was held at the Upper Terrace Fields on the Ithaca College campus.

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