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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:

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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 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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Nicholas Walker, Associate Professor of Music at Ithaca College, gave recitals and masterclasses in Beijing, China at the China Conservatory of Music and at the Central Conservatory of Music.  Professors Song Yi and Dongwen Shen hosted The Premiere Cadenza Music International Double Bass Festival from November 23 - 27 at the the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, where Walker was recognized with a Certificate of The Medal of Honor and an Excellent Teacher Award.

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Due to a glitch in HOMER, some Italian and Spanish courses appeared full when in fact, 
there were still several openings in them.  The problem has been fixed and you may now 
register for the following Elementary Italian and Spanish classes:

ITAL-10100-07, MWF 1:00, CRN 41135; Drill R 4:00 CRN 41136; Drill R 5:25 CRN 41137
ITAL-10100-10, MWF 2:00, CRN 41139; Drill R 8:25 CRN 41140; Drill R 4:00 CRN 41142
SPAN-10100-04, MWF 9:00, CRN 41215; Drill T 5:25 CRN 41217; Drill T 8:25 CRN 41218

 Food for Thought position open! Email for more information.

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Need a G R E E N gift idea?

Contributed by Katherine Oertel on 12/12/12 

Christmakwanzakah is among us and who isn't looking for a great gift idea?

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Last Chance!!

Contributed by Katherine Oertel on 12/12/12 

What does the lobby of Emerson Suites have in common with the 3rd floor of the School of Business?

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Our classes are interdisciplinary in nature and provide information applicable to many career paths. We still have some room in: Applied Anthropology, Legal Anthropology, Medical Anthropology and North American Indians.

Picture right: Maasai women participating in a TRADE community health workshop

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In his essay "History with a Beer Chaser," Smith provides a whimsical account of his writing group that has met monthly at the Chapter House pub in Collegetown for over a decade.

950 Danby Road, in the South Hill Business Campus (across 96B from the College)

Opening Reception: Friday, December 14th, 6-9 pm.

Viewing hours: Saturday  and Sunday (15th-16th), 12-6 pm.

The Ithaca College Photography Workshop class is pleased to present “Partially True,Totally False,” a group exhibition featuring the senior thesis works of Ithaca College photography students. 

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