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To help battle the cold and flu season, the Office of Human Resources is again partnering with the Hammond Health Center to offer seasonal flu shots for all benefits-eligible employees at no cost.


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Optical Scanning Procedures

Contributed by Beth Rugg on 09/10/09 

Now that we are fully into the new academic year, Information Technology Services would like to remind all instructors to review the Optical Scanning procedures to ensure tests and evaluations are processed and returned in a timely manner and with minimal interruption. Please visit our website for details.

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Visit the Gerontology Institute and read director John Krout's Welcome Back Letter to learn about the many opportunities available to faculty, students, and staff this year.

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first reading of its Fall 2009 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on September 10th at 6:30 PM. The reading, themed, “Music,” will feature assistant professor of writing Maggie Gerrity and sophomore writing major Sarah Stapperfenne.

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The School of Humanities & Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz, who will launch a new season of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series this Tuesday at 7:30pm in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall. The reading is free and open to everyone.

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The "Living Light" art exhibition will highlight the beauty and diversity of our region's native plants and fungi and will welcome works in a wide variety of visual media.  This is a juried art exhibition and BEING A PART OF IT will get your art displayed in the Tompkins County Public Library from January to March 2010. 

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Career Services is pleased to announce that representatives from the New England Center for Children (NECC) will visit campus to conduct an information session and interviews.

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We are pleased to announce that as of August 13, 2009, Ithaca on iTunes U is officially part of the iTunes Store. While iTunes U has been up and running at IC for one year, we had to demonstrate to Apple that there was enough quality educational content in order to become part of the nearly 250 schools listed in the iTunes U index.  

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The Tompkins County Workers' Center has given Ithaca College the terrible distinction of receiving this year's "Goat of Labor Award."


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Do you want to meet new people?  Do you have suggestions about how to improve the residence halls?  How about the chance to travel to conferences all over the country?

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Every semester the Counseling Center offers new groups for you to improve your life and your relationships.  Please check out our groups for the Fall '09 semester!  Groups are free and confidential.

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Calling All New IC Students

Contributed by Cheryl Gunther on 09/09/09 

Attention all first-year students! Want to stay involved in musical theater? First-Year Cabaret is a student-written musical starring ONLY first-year students!

Come and audition -- we're looking for singers or actors regardless of talent level.

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A total of $10,000 is being made available to academic units to bring artists to campus to perform/present over the next three semesters.

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Recruiters from 66 organizations will be on campus on Monday, September 14, for the Job, Internship, and Volunteer Fair. Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites to explore career opportunities and to learn about local volunteer positions. Students from all majors and class years are encouraged to attend this fair. 

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Bethany Schroeder, president of the Ithaca Health Alliance/Ithaca Free Clinic (IHA/IFC), will talk about one of our local responses to the national health care crises and how the Ithaca Health Alliance and Ithaca Free Clinic are taking control at the community level to improve health!

Tuesday, September 15
Textor Hall 102
12:10-1:05 p.m.

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FIRST YEAR COACH begins tenure with Academic Enrichment Services!  Read all of this:

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Winners of AES Gift Packs -- check the list here to see if you were a winner last week!  Stop by 110 Towers Concourse to claim your prize!

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Fifteen photographs by Janice Levy, professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, are being featured by Photo-Eye, an online gallery based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The images are from Levy's "Out of Place" series made in Madagascar.

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John Rosenbaum, retired associate professor of Television-Radio, taught at Tuzla Summer Institute 2009, a monthlong program of English language and computer courses and professional development workshops for high school and first-year university students and high school teachers.

Classes were held at the Behram-begova Medresa in Tuzla. Faculty members came from the United States, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Canada.

Professor Rosenbaum first taught in Bosnia at Tuzla Summer University 2000 and again as Fulbright senior scholar and professor at the University of Tuzla in 2001-2 while on sabbatical leave from the TV-R department.

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor in the Department of Television-Radio and director of the Los Angeles Program, was awarded second prize in the 2009 University Film and Video Association (UFVA) National Paper Prize Competition for his essay, "'I Used to Wonder What a Dream Looked Like...': TV Mythology in 1930s Cinema."