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Weight Watchers at Work (WW@W) at Ithaca College is gearing up for a continuing 17-week series in mid-August. We meet midday on Tuesdays. Our last meeting for the current series is scheduled for August 11. All Ithaca College community members are welcome to join.

What a great WW@W series this has been so far! We have a permanent home in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center for our meetings; our leader is fabulous; one of our members has reached her goal and is working toward Lifetime status; and as a group, we have dropped a total of 480 pounds!

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We need to know! It's hard to think of a popular TV series which has not at some time made reference to or parodied something from The Twilight Zone. References abound in feature films as well.

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Booming sounds this afternoon (Thursday, July 2) from South Hill will be the all-clear signal for the 62nd annual Ithaca Community Fireworks show. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., an aerial salute that can be heard for miles around will be fired every hour on the hour by fireworks technicians as a reminder that the show is a "go."

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Arhlene Flowers, assistant professor of strategic communication, and Katalin (Kati) Lustyik, assistant profesor of television and radio, presented a paper, titled "Battling Junk Food Advertising in Cyberspace: Positions in the UK and Hungary," at the conference "Beyond East and West: Two Decades of Media Transformation after the Fall of Communism," which took place at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, June 25-27.

Lustyik presented a second paper, titled "Promoting Regional Content but Raising a Global Consumer: Minimax, a New Regional Children's Television Network in Eastern Europe."

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Professor of politics Asma Barlas, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, part of the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, was invited by the Nordic Society for the Philosophy of Religion to give the keynote at its annual conference on Religion and the Politics of the Body at the University of Iceland, Reykjavek, on June 26. 

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As part of our Experience Ithaca Summer Sessions promotion, we're raffling two VIP passes to the Community Fireworks display and entertainment extravaganza on July 2 here at Ithaca College.

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Spectators at the 62nd annual Ithaca Community Fireworks Show on Thursday night, July 2, are reminded to park safely and sanely. In particular, parking on state and county highways and road shoulders is not permitted, especially on Route 96B near Ithaca College and along Routes 13, 34, 79, and 96.

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Are there computers or network printers in your area scheduled for replacement this fall under the Technology Renewal Program?

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Luanne Andersson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, presented "Illustrating Child Development through the Use of Online Videos in Higher Education Classrooms" on June 16 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the 18th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development.

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IC Hope, Ithaca's own Relay For Life team, is back once again with a bevy of baskets to make you drool!  With Dr. Seuss themed titles and incredible contents, our raffle baskets will be the envy of the entire community.  Just think...YOU might be the one to take one home!!!  But don't wait too long to buy your tickets...we will only be selling them on June 23, 25 and July 7th!!! Visit us in the Campus Center lobby from 10 am to 2 pm on each of those days to snag as many raffle tickets as you can before your friends read this!!  Here's what you can win...

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Members of the campus community are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 27, to celebrate the life of longtime employee Deb Emnett.

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Kathleen Rountree.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Henderson as the associate provost for academic policies and administration. 

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Bill Hudenko, assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues Wendy Stone and Jo-Anne Bachorowski from Vanderbilt University published an article, titled "Laughter Differs in Children with Autism: An Acoustic Analysis of Laughs Produced by Children with and without the Disorder," in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Keith Kaiser will serve as Interim Associate Dean of the School of Music for the 2009-10 academic year.  In his twelfth year at Ithaca College, Kaiser will also continue to chair the music education department.

He is an associate professor and holds degrees from the Florida State University (Ph.D.), the University of Redlands (M.M.), and the University of Wyoming (B.M.). As a faculty member at Ithaca College, he has taught undergraduate and graduate music education courses, supervised junior and senior level student teachers, and conducted various instrumental music ensembles. In addition, he serves as co-conductor of the Ithaca Concert Band (a community ensemble). He is active throughout the country as a clinician, adjudicator and consultant, and a Presser Scholar.  He is recently published in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education , School Music News, Reverberations, and Journal of Music Therapy.

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Congratulations to the Toastmasters members who were recently selected as officers of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club for 2009-2010. 

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Temporary Bookstore Help

Contributed by Michelle Hammond on 06/26/09 

Do you know someone in your family or in your neighborhood who would enjoy some challenging temporary work and some extra cash?

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Fireworks Show on July 2

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The Ithaca College campus will be open for families to enjoy the 62nd annual community fireworks show on the night of Thursday, July 2, 2009 (rain date is July 6). Face painting and other activities will be offered in the parking lot near Smiddy Hall.

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Four candidates will be coming to campus to interview for the health promotion program director position in the Counseling Center.

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Intercom will be offline for part of the afternoon of Friday, June 26, starting at 2:00 p.m. for planned maintenance. These systems should be back up and running before the end of business hours.

Several other web systems will also be affected, including Web Profile Manager, ePortfolio, the e-mail self-service password utility, myIthaca, and the Technology Renewal site.

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Interested in meeting with a faculty member from the University of Valencia, Spain to discuss a possible faculty exchange program?  Nicolás Estévez, the Health Sciences General Coordinator of the International European Students and Lecturers Exchange Eramus/Sócrates Programme will be on campus July 8th and 9th.  If you are interested and available to meet and discuss possible exchange programs, please reply immediately to Michael A Pagliarulo at and indicate which of these date/s you are available.  A meeting date, time, and location will depend upon the level of interest.

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