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The AIDS Ride for Life will be on September 11, 2004. A group of Ithaca College students and staff, along with staff and students from Cornell University, will participate. This 100-mile bike ride around Cayuga Lake is a major fund-raiser for the Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP). Proceeds assure that the organization can continue to provide valuable services in the Tompkins and Cortland counties.

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The Office of Conference and Event Services will again present "Successful Event Planning" on Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in the Emerson Suite A. This is an opportunity to discuss the basics of planning a successful event with the experts from the office. There will be a brief formal program followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be available. Door prizes will be given away. Be sure to RSVP the CES office at 274-3313.

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Resources to support service learning will be the focus of a meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 8:00-9:00 a.m., in the North Meeting Room, third floor of the Campus Center. Open to all, this is part of the follow-up to the June Summer Faculty Institute on Civic Engagement through Service Learning. Our guest will be Kevin Michael Day, director of the New York Campus Compact.

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Announcing the publication of an anthology edited by Rebecca Plante, assistant professor of sociology: Sexualities: Identity, Behavior, and Society. Edited by Michael S. Kimmel and Rebecca Plante, Oxford University Press, New York, 2004.

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Professor Elizabeth Callaghan's op-ed piece on the 10th anniversary of the "McDonald's coffee spill lawsuit" was published by the Philadelphia Inquirer on August 18. This article led to her appearance on the 50,000-watt, 1210 AM, Dom Giordano radio talk show in Philadelphia. Both the article and the appearance debunked the myth of frivolous law suits.



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Groups for the All-College Faculty Mentoring Program will form soon after the launching event on Saturday, August 28.

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"Take It or Leave It" Yard Sale

Contributed by Mark Darling on 08/25/04 

The Fifth Annual Take it or Leave it Yard Sale, sponsored by the Ithaca College Environmental Society (ICES) and the Resource and Environmental Management Program (REMP), is taking place this Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27, at Free Speech Rock on the west side of the Campus Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Professor Paul Russell, Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, will present a talk titled "Irreligion and Hume's Treatise" on Wednesday, September 1, 2004, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Friends 207.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Cinema and Photography (Park) and coordinator for Culture and Communication (DIIS), has been named the Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa for spring 2005.

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The Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies will host a majors and minors fair for students and faculty on Thursday, September 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Chemistry professor Heinz Koch recently visited Shanghai, China, where he gave an oral presentation at the 17th IUPAC Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry.

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The OT-PT clinic will be open beginning Wednesday, August 25.

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Bruce North Exhibits Work

Contributed by Bonita L. Hogben on 08/24/04 

Bruce North, art, is currently exhibiting several paintings in the Upstate Landscape show at the Smithy-Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown, New York.

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John Fracchia Earns EACE Honor

Contributed by John Bradac on 08/24/04 

John Fracchia, assistant director/recruiting coordinator in the Office of Career Services, was recognized by the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) with a presidential citation for outstanding volunteerism and service within the organization and the profession.

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Campus Center LCD Display

Contributed by Lorelei Becker on 08/23/04 

The Campus Center is proud to announce the new LCD display board located at the information desk.

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Gayeski Publishes 13th Book

Contributed by Diane Gayeski on 08/23/04 

Diane Gayeski, professor of organizational communication, learning, and design, is the author of a book just published by Prentice-Hall, Managing Learning and Communication Systems as Business Assets.

Contributed by Diane Gayeski

Welcome to the start of another academic year.

Many of you will have occassion to interact with students in such a manner that raises your awareness of personal problems they may be experiencing.

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Ithaca College has been selected as the host site for the 2005 Working-Class Academics Conference.

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Beginning of Classes

Contributed by Christopher Knauer on 08/23/04 

Important: Beginning-of-Classes Information

Classes begin on Wednesday, August 25.

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As faculty, staff, and students return to the Ithaca College campus, most people begin planning for the coming year.

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