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On Friday, October 23, join hundreds of other members of the IC community in a "ghost walk" to observe the International Day of Climate Action. We need 350 students, faculty and staff to dress up in ghost costumes with the bottom dyed blue to symbolize the potentially fatal problem of climate change and the rising sea levels it causes. The "ghost walkers" will assemble to take a picture in the shape of “350”, then conduct a parade around campus.

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The seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held at noon on Tuesday, November 10th in Ford Auditorium in the Whalen Center for Music. Members of the Ithaca College community are encouraged to join in the college’s salute to those who serve. 

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Don Beachler, Politics Department, has co-authored (with Kevin McMahon of Trinity College, David Rankin of SUNY-Fredonia and John K. White of Catholic University of America) a book on the 2008 presidential election.  Winning the White House 2008 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2009.

ShortLine/Coach USA is offering an express charter bus to the Boston area for Thanksgiving break.

This bus will leave from the parking lot by the Park School at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, and will return Sunday, November 29, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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On Saturday, October 24th between 9:00AM and 2:30PM a series of lectures will address current neurobiological theories of autism, genetics, medication, family dynamics, and current autism services in Central New York. The lectures will be addressed to people with autism spectrum conditions, their parents, educators, students, and other caregivers. The presentations will be held at Cornell University in Room 218 Robert Purcell Union. Presenters include Dr. Hudenko (Ithaca College, Psychology),  Dr. Belmonte (Cornell, Human Ecology), Dr. Fried (Franziska Racker Centers), Dr. Anagnostou (University of Toronto, Department of Pediatrics), and Dr. Persico (Rome's Università Campus Bio-Medico, Physiology). Registration is free but seats are limited.  For lecture information and to register go to:

There are 27 million slaves in the world today. People forced to work without pay, under threat of violence and unable to walk away.

Sometimes the slave holder ‘pays’ a few grains of rice to keep the slaves alive, or uses a bogus payment that the slave holder reclaims at the end of the month.

But the end result is what slavery is today and has always been—one person controlling another and then forcing them to work. As big and ugly as it is, we can end slavery.

To learn more come to our meeting on Wednesday, October 21st - 5:30 PM, Friends 210.


 There are a lot of exciting events this week so don’t miss out!

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Want to learn more about the School of the Americas Watch movement? Local activists presenting on non-violent activism for social change!

co sponsored by Student Leadership Institute

WED OCT 28 7-9pm

Friends 309

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Four staff members, three faculty, and four students from the Gerontology Institute traveled to Rochester, New York on October 15 for the State Society on Aging of New York’s Annual Conference, built around the theme, Caregiving for an Aging Population.

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Bass trombonist Jeffrey Gray will give a free recital on Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College.  A faculty member in the School of Music, Gray will be joined by pianist Nathan Hess for music of Casterede, Hartley, Brahms, and others.

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Come show your support in finding a cure for cancer while competing in an exciting Dodgeball Tournament! Colleges Against Cancer hopes to see you there!

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Bonus Bucks iPod Promotion

Contributed by Julie Whitten on 10/19/09 

Refill your Bonus Bucks today and get entered to win an iPod!

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Join Physical Therapy Club in the 2nd Annual Bomber Blitz 5k on Saturday October 31st! A 5k at 11 am on a Saturday not your thing/not a runner? That's ok! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join us for food, treats, and fall fun! Prizes for both runners and costumers--Don't miss out!

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LeighAnne Swafford: "Physical Therapy in the Military" Thursday October 22, 2009 7pm Textor 103.  Pizza, drink provided!

Stephen Lahr: "Use of Compression Forces in Physical Therapy: Researching the Spacesuit" Thursday October 29, 2009 7pm Textor 102. Pizza, drink provided!

If you have a big job that you need help with, you can hire student crew-athletes on Sunday afternoon, November 1.

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Doreen Hettich-Atkins, Coordinator of Special Services and Programs for the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, assumed her role as president of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS) at their conference held in Syracuse the first week of October.


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IC After Dark's RUSH NIGHT!

Contributed by Amanda Roselli on 10/19/09 


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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, events and performances that happen on our campus.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lake Environmental Film Festival, presented the keynote lecture at the Quinto Congreso International de Teoria y Analisis Cinematografico in Morelia Mexico on October 3, 2009.

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The Business School Tweets!

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