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Dianne Lynch, who has served since 2004 as dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has accepted an offer to become the 24th president of Stephens College. Located in Columbia, Missouri, Stephens College was founded in 1833 and is the second-oldest women's college in the nation. Lynch will take office on June 2.

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The Department of Writing is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Writing Contest. We again had hundreds of entries and our judges completed the tough job of selecting winners in each category.

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Assistant professor of psychology Jeffrey Holmes published an article, entitled "Religiosity, Meaning in Life, and Clinical Symptomotology: A Comparison of African-American and European-American College Students." The research appeared in the most recent issue of the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy.

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On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the student teams in Michael Smith's Environmental History class will present their local environmental history research projects at the History Center in Ithaca.

This semester, the student research projects include an examination of the 1903 typhoid epidemic in Ithaca, a study of the transformation of the wetlands around Cayuga Lake, and a study of the environmental transformations involved in moving Ithaca College from downtown to South Hill.

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Howard Erlich, associate professor of speech communication and former dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, recently served on a Middle States accreditation team, the fourth team in the last five years in which he has been invited to serve. 

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On Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, the On the Verge playreading series will present a staged reading of J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World.  The cast will feature Ithaca College students from both the theater arts and English departments, as well as two English department faculty members (Professors Kevin Murphy and Michael Twomey), and it will be directed by Claire Gleitman, also a faculty member in English.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence presents a workshop for faculty by Sheri Englund on Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon in the DeMotte Room of the Campus Center. Enrollment is limited; online registration required.

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Did you receive an e-mail recently regarding an IC Health Survey?

Randomly selected students were chosen to take the National College Health Assessment online health survey this month, sponsored by the Health Promotion Program. The information regarding students' fitness, nutrition, sexual behavior, alcohol and drug use, and mental health is very valuable to us -- so, we're offering a number of prizes for completion. How about a $100 gift certificate to your favorite local store? 

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Attention faculty - your new course sections for Summer and Fall 2009 are now available for activation through HomerConnect.  The following instructions are also available on the Blackboard (Bb) homepage.

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Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that stops people from moving. It's our job to join the movement and find a cure to create a world free of MS.

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IC Unbound presents its spring 2009 show: "Get It"

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The YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County is recruiting people to volunteer for their annual Triathlon. Free T-shirt and food!

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Do you love giving back to people in need? Are you looking for more leadership and campus involvement? Apply now to be an Alternative Spring Break coordinator for the upcoming school year!

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To All Ithaca College Students:

We would like to invite you to our traditional celebration for the last Friday of classes -- IC Kicks Back.

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Department of Management chairman Mark Cordano will serve as interim dean of the Ithaca College School of Business beginning June 1. A search is currently underway for a successor to Dean Susan West Engelkemeyer, who has accepted an offer to become dean of the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

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As a result of the move of the Office of Financial Aid to the Peggy Ryan Williams Center, the third floor of the Campus Center will be renovated this summer. 

In preparation for the renovation, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life will be moving temmporarily to the Administration Annex (adjacent to the Park School of Communications) beginning Wednesday, April 22.

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The Office of the Provost and the School of Business cordially invite you to a farewell reception in honor of Dean Susan West Engelkemeyer and her distinguished service to Ithaca College and the School of Business.

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Due to construction on the third floor of the Campus Center, the current Buttermilk Falls Meeting Room will be closed on or around May 15, 2009.  

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The next Used Textbook Buyback will start Tuesday, May 5, and end Monday, May 11.

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Stay healthy and help the environment by signing up for a meal plan today!

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