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We encourage anyone interested in finding out about the IC's Toastmasters Club,  to attend one of our regularly scheduled meetings as a guest.  You can observe first-hand how we support our members in achieving their personal goals of improving their public speaking and leadership skills.

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Want to make your next event a HUGE success? Then don’t miss this opportunity to learn the tips and tricks from the Campus Center and Event Services staff. We’ll walk you through getting a space for your meeting, ordering catering, audio visual services and marketing your event. Oh, and did we mention that there will be FREE FOOD SAMPLES from our new menu?

The workshop will be held on THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 in the Emerson Suites from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Space is limited and you must register for this event.  Register today.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jessica L. Barnes in CC&ES (jlbarnes@ithaca.edu). We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Stay connected to the people who know how to plan great events.  Find us on Facebook today (keywords: Campus Center & Event Services).

On behalf of the search committee for the Director of Academic Advising, I wish to provide a gentle reminder to encourage students, faculty, and staff to attend the open session for the remaining finalist. As you know, finalists have been asked to discuss “The Importance and Vision of Academic Advising” with ample time for Q & A.

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It is that time of year, again. No, I am not talking about the holiday season. It is time to sign your student organization up for the Spring Student Organization Fair.

The Spring Student Organization Fair is January 30 from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites.

All student organizations have an opportunity to get a space. Please complete the sign up form by January 23, 2013 to secure your spot.

If you have any questions please email tradley@ithaca.edu.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Theresa Radley at tradley@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Outlook Calendar will replace Oracle Calendar for faculty and staff scheduling on January 2, 2013. On Friday December 21st at 5 pm, Oracle Calendar will become unavailable to the campus community; and, we will begin copying user data from Oracle Calendar to Microsoft Live@edu Outlook Calendar. We estimate the copy process will take approximately four days.

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As many of you know the standard process to sign-up for a group fitness class in the Fitness Center is first come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes before the class time.  Wouldn't it be nice to be able to skip the line?  Here is your chance, all members of the Ithaca College campus community who "Like" the Fitness Center Facebook page before 1/21/2013 will be entitled to a free "pass" to sign-up 24 hours in advance for any ONE group fitness class in the Spring 2013 semester.  The passes will be available for pick-up in the Fitness Center on Monday 1/21/2013.

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The 2013 Orientation Leader and Student Leadership Consultant applications will be available in the spring, beginning in February.  Please visit the Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs website in the future for updates.  Look out for our 1990's themed advertisements early next semester!

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Greetings and best wishes to everyone as the semester comes to a close. Returning home for winter break can be wonderful and exciting, but sometimes stressful. This newly updated section of the LGBT Center website provides a list of resources full of information, support, and diversion created especially for you during winter break.  Wishing you the best of luck during finals week, and a safe and happy winter break!

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We in the Fitness Center are pleased to announce that we will be launching Les Mills BODYPUMP™ in January 2013.  Some of you may already be familiar with BODYPUMP™ but for those of you who aren’t BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that tones and strengthens your entire body.  We will be offering the class in both 45 and 60 minute formats.  Each workout will challenge all of your major muscle groups by using a variety of different exercises.  Great music, awesome instructors, and your choice of weight will inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast!

 

Appealing to all ages and fitness levels BODYPUMP™ is ideal for those motivated by getting the best possible results in the shortest time.  It is favored by those who are bored by an individual weights program, and by group fitness fans who are looking to add something new to their routine.

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Peter Silberman, Assistant Professor of Music Theory in the School of Music, recently published an article in volume 26 (2012) of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.  His article, "Teaching Classic Era Style Through Keyboard Accompaniment," investigates accompaniment patterns in keyboard works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, and then presents a method for teaching students to write music in the style of those composers.  The article also includes successful compositions by Silberman's students.

New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Rochester, Albany & Syracuse are the locations for this January's Network Nights.  If you want to make networking connections with alumni, learn about careers and hear advice on life after college then register for the Ithaca College Network Nights.

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It's time to begin thinking about that stellar student worker you have in your office and/or department; you can nominate them for the student employee of the year award!

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Well, maybe in the future it can come true! Former Beatle, Paul McCartney has urged the UN to start to promote Meatless Monday on a weekly basis. Read our Sustainability blog to find out what he wrote in his letter to the UN, and a sneak peek into what a future song about Meatless Monday could sound like by Sir Paul McCartney.

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IC’s chapter of Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations (SCNO) is currently accepting applications for new members.  SCNO accepts all majors and skill levels.  Please apply online by January 15 at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YF8NRML

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Professor Barney Beins has authored two books in a seven-volume psychology handbook for which he was series editor.
 

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Just a reminder that today (Friday 12/14/12) will be the final day of this semester for both the Group Exercise and Climbing Wall programming.  Both programs will resume the week of 1/21/13.  The Spring 2013 schedules will be available in the next few weeks. 

 

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Be the first to use the Bomber Bikes' brand new, secure INDOOR BIKE STORAGE ROOM!!

Bomber Bikes, in collaboration with Facilities and Residential Life, is excited to provide student bike-owners a space to keep bikes out of the harsh winter weather. Located in the basement of West Tower, the Bomber Bikes Storage room is under strict limited access, with multiple methods of security to keep your bike safe and dry this winter season.

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How much of my personality is controlled by my genes? What does it mean if alcoholism runs in my family?   Is there a gay gene?  Are humans evolving to be smarter?  Can genetic engineering create better athletes?  What can I learn about my ancestry from personal genetic testing?

Explore these questions and more in a new 12-day online course designed specifically for non-biology majors.  

BIOL 10700,  Human Genetics January 7-18, 2013
No prerequisites, fulfills general education science requirement

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Is your student organization planning an event that takes place on or before Friday, February 15th, 2013? If so, please be sure to contact the Office of Campus Center and Event Services to discuss your event needs before you leave for Winter Break.

Please stop by our office, 238 Egbert Hall, call (607) 274-3313, or email ces@ithaca.edu to start the event planning process. We especially encourage organizations that require price estimates to contact us as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that the College is closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Our office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and resume normal operating hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

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Jeffery Meyer, Ithaca College School of Music Director of Orchestras and Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, led the St. PCP in its sixth appearance at the International Sound Ways festival led by Alexander Radvilovich.

The program featured no less than three world premieres as well as two classics from living icons from the United States and Russia: John Adams and Sergei Slonimsky. The St. PCP has had a long and fruitful relationship with Slonimsky and this performance of the Concerto Buffo is in honor of his 80th birthday in 2012.

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