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You are invited to join us for a lunch program, Engaging Communities, on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. in Emerson Suites. The Office of Human Resources is pleased to welcome three leaders from Syracuse University to share their current work, their individual stories, and describe how individuals and groups have influenced their lives. 

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Monday, February 1

"So Many Legs -- Development, Genes and Diversity in the Pattering of Insects and Appendages"

Thursday, February 4

"The Development and Evolution of Complexity"

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm) in first floor lobby.

*Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages.
Reuse, reduce, recycle!


Joseph Murtagh, Writing, won the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize 
from the Missouri Review, in the category of nonfiction, for an 
essay he wrote entitled "A Hive of Mysterious Danger."  The essay 
recounts his experience as an instructor at Auburn Correctional 
Facility, a maximum security prison about an hour's drive north of 
Ithaca.  The reward for the prize is publication  in the spring 
issue of the Missouri Review, $5000, and a public reading in 
Columbia, Missouri in March.


Ithaca College’s all-male a cappella ensemble — appropriately named Ithacappella — will make two appearances on national television in the coming weeks. Performances by the group will be seen on the Wednesday, Feb. 3, broadcast of the number one Fox Television show “American Idol,” and on the Monday, March 1, airing of the CBS daytime game show “The Price is Right.”

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The Department of Art History's Visual Resources Collection (VRC) new hosting initiative with ARTstor (a digital library of almost one million images) is available for use for all Ithaca College faculty, staff and students. 

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On February 9 from 7-8pm, the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) will sponsor an information session about all of the OSEMA student positions available during summer 2010 and the 2010-11 academic year.

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On Monday, February 1 at 7:00, Jennifer Kay will present a free recital in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.  Along with pianist Charis Dimaras and guitarist Pablo Cohen, she will sing music of Santoliquido, Mahler, Friedrich Hoellender, Montsalvtge and a set of spritiuals arranged by Rodney Stucky.

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Athletic Training Faculty & Students Present Research at Regional Meeting

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Karl Byrand, PhD, University of Maryland-College Park and candidate for the ENVS Environmental Geographer position here at IC will be presenting on his research into the cultural landscape at America’s first national park. His research interests include historical geography and the cultural landscapes of America’s national parks, and migration and the evolution of cultural landscapes among the Hmong people in the US.

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Start of the Spring Semester Room Reservations

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Primitive Pursuits and Camp Earth Connections are leading a Winter Survival workshop for adults on Saturday February 6 to hone skills in observing, enjoying and surviving the winter world in the Finger Lakes.

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XMRV was recently reported in October, 2009 in the journal Science that suggests a viral etiology for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).  CFS is characterized, most notably, by prolonged fatigue or post-exertional malaise following normal, non-stressful levels of physical activity that are typical of activities of daily living (ADL).  Often those with CFS are unable to maintain a normal lifestyle, including regular employment, due to excessive recovery time associated with ADLs.  The discovery of XMRV by Judy Mikovits and her colleagues at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease in Reno, NV holds promise for improved treatment strategies for these patients.

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Influenza Vaccination

Contributed by David Newman on 01/29/10 

There is probably more influenza to come

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The members of the First-Year Experience Coordinating Committee, once again, would like to invite all first-year students to attend a series of events designed to highlight the wonderful speakers, films, athletics and performances that happen on our campus all year long!  After a successful fall semester of featured events, we're happy to announce a few of the First-Year Experience featured events that will be occurring in early February:

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 The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first reading of its Spring 2010 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on February 4th at 6:30 PM. The reading, themed “Paradigm Shift,” will feature assistant professor of writing Linda Godfrey and junior writing major Carrie-Lynne Davis.

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 The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first reading of its Spring 2010 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series on February 4th at 6:30 PM. The reading, themed “Paradigm Shift,” will feature assistant professor of writing Linda Godfrey and junior writing major Carrie-Lynne Davis.

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IC Alum Publishes Book on Swimming Performance with Human Kinetics Publishers

Ian McLeod, IC Athletic Training Major, Class of 1997, is the author of Swimming Anatomy (2010), his first book. Recommended by USA Swimming to author this text, McLeod has extensive experience working with world-class athletes, particularly swimmers. A certified athletic trainer and certified massage therapist, he was a member of the U.S. team’s medical staff at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. You can listen to Ian discuss common training errors, injuries, and strength & conditioning for swimming by clicking here, or you can purchase a copy of this beautifully composed and produced book by clicking here.

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INPORTANT NOTICE: Please be careful

Contributed by Mark Ross on 01/29/10 

As we head into the winter months, it’s important to take precautions against icy conditions. When temperatures drop below freezing, walking from parking lots and building to building can be dangerous. Though Maintenance and Facilities do an excellent job salting and shoveling campus walkways, black ice and icy patches can strike before getting attended to. Slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents at Ithaca College. Nationally, they cause more than 1,500 deaths per year and 300,000 injuries, but there are many ways to prevent such accidents. Here is a list of ways to protect yourself:

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On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Longview Auditorium (Bella Vista Drive), there will be a showing of the film made of Kennesaw University's 2009 fully staged production of Writing professor Dr. Katharyn Howd Machan's poetic monologues, REDWING: VOICES FROM 1888, directed by Dr. John S. Gentile, with a cast of eight actors performing 56 characters. This event sponsored by the Gerontology Institute is open to the whole Ithaca College community.

Nick Kowalczyk, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, 
was featured in a story that aired on WSKU radio in Ohio on 
January 20, 2009, about President Barack Obama's Jan. 22 visit to 
Kowalczyk's struggling hometown of Lorain, Ohio. Kowalczyk's 
interview focused on a nonfiction book he is writing about the 
city. The story can be heard at

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