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FYE will be featuring a different theme every month for the remainder of the academic year!  Submit the medium of your choosing for a chance to win a $20 Downtown Ithaca gift card!  Keep an eye out for our posters all over campus!


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Explore No More!

Contributed by Nikki Lynn on 03/19/12 

Need to declare a major before registration in a few weeks? Thinking about changing your major? You don't have to make that decision on your own!

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We Have A Winner!!

Contributed by Joelle Albertsman on 03/19/12 

Kristen Tomkowid, class of 2015, who is a Journalism Major, is our FYE Mixed Media contest winner for February!  CONGRATULATIONS, KRISTEN!

February was our "Love Is In the Air" themed contest.  Kristen submitted a photograph that we thought really captured the feel of the theme!

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Alumni Updates

Contributed by Laurie Ward on 03/19/12 

Ithaca College alumni have their own ways of keeping in touch with us after they’ve graduated, and the information about where they are, what they’ve accomplished, and their contact details is collected from all over campus. Emails, phone calls, being connected through Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn – all of these updates are important. We’re hoping you can help us keep track of our alumni by sending any updates you get to one central repository –

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Ray Krone, an exonerated death row inmate, will be giving a talk about his experience this Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:30 pm in Textor 102. The event is free and open to the public.

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On March 2 and 3, 2012, Leigh Ann Vaughn, Hugh Stephenson, Nancy Rader, Judith Pena-Shaff, Barney Beins, and 26 of their students presented their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Presented by Theresa Radley, Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Do you think you know everything about student organizations?  Prove it!  Come test your knowledge in Organization Trivial Pursuit.  Some categories include finances & travel, Student Activities Center and Student Organization Registration.



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The Sustainability Café on Monday, March 19th will feature author Seamus McGraw, speaking about the themes in his book, “The End of Country” , which puts a very human face to the impact of natural gas drilling on rural communities. The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM.

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Ithaca College Theatre will present a musical to ring in the spring, “Working.” Performances will run in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center at 8 p.m. on March 27, 29, 30, 31, April 3–,7, and at 2 p.m. on April 1 and 7. Based on the book of the same name by Studs Terkel, “Working” tackles the question “why do we work?” and provides insightful, humorous, and real answers from people of different occupations. 

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Associate Professor Jeffrey Holmes completed a major revision of the test bank for one of the most widely used introductory psychology textbooks.  The volume contains approximately 5000 exam items associated with the text book, "Psychology: Themes and Variations" by Wayne Weiten.

This introductory psychology textbook, published by Cengage, is in its 9th edition and has been a popular book since its initial appearance.

Sometimes it's a challenge to balance work and personal schedules, in addition to finding the time to prepare dinner every night of the week. Why not take a night off from cooking, we have your Dinner Solution right here!

It's easy to order, check out the Dinner Solutions Menu at:  and enjoy a hot, delicious dinner with family or friends tonight!

I am pleased to announce that Ithaca College will take part in recognizing World Autism Day on Monday, April 2. This day is designated every year by the United Nations through the organization Autism Speaks to foster awareness and action with respect to the global autism crisis. Autism currently affects 1 in 110 children, including 1 in 70 boys.

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Making a Difference as a TA

Contributed by Dani Novak on 03/19/12 

Are you interested to work as a TA in the Fall 2012l semester a difference in the way students learn math and also help them with life skills?

My name is Dani Novak and I teach at the Math department and am looking for a few TAs who are mature, motivated, and like math.   Many of the first year students are not sure about their life directions and are also afraid of math.  Having a mature teaching assistant can be  helpful for them.  If you are interested to apply for the job please email me  at

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Park School Auditorium

7 PM Reception (popcorn, snacks, reusable water bottle raffle, information tables)
8 PM Film Screening

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The Level Green Institute will have a table in the Park School Lobby on Monday, March 19 to promote the Six Mile creek project. Started by five Ithaca College students, the Level Green Institute is a community nonprofit focusing on sustainability education.

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There's lots of talk about fracking…but what exactly is it? Visit the Park School Lobby on Tuesday, March 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM to learn more about hydraulic fracturing.

Frack Off! is a student organization that works to inform and motivate the community to take action against hydraulic fracturing. The organization will provide information about local fracking issues.

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Learn about the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School when a representative visits campus on Thursday, March 22 at 4:00pm in Career Services.

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TUESDAY March 20 at 12:10 in CNS 204:

The Physics Department Spring 2012 Seminar Series is proud to welcome Katherine Aidala, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Prof. of Physics, Mt. Holyoke College, for a talk entitled: Atomic Force Microscopy: A Versatile Tool in Nanoscale Science

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Leave a legacy. Make a difference. Become a teacher. 

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