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The application deadline for the 2004 C.P. Snow Scholar Award is approaching -- Friday, March 5!

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The Ithaca College women's basketball team (23-3) will host Cortland in a first-round NCAA playoff game on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium.

Ticket prices are $4 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens (children under five are admitted free). There are no complimentary tickets or passes.

The winner of Wednesday's game will play at Rochester, Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Ithaca College earned the NCAA playoff bid by winning the Empire 8 championship tournament over the weekend.

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The Ithaca College Symphonic Band will give a free concert on Monday, March 1. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Trumpeter Frank Gabriel Campos and pianist Diane Birr will give a free concert at Ithaca College on Wednesday, March 3. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Join us Tuesday, March 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Lobby and Lounges for the Health and Safety Fair. It's not just for students!

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Artist-in-Residence Nisma Zaman '92 will give a public presentation on Monday, March 1, 2004, at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium as part of the on-going Engaging Democracy and Troubling the Water Series. The presentation will be the Ithaca premiere of Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines, a feature-length film about women peace activists in ethnic conflict zones around the globe. All are welcome to attend.

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Hand on the Pulse, a film on cofounder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives Joan Nestle, will be shown on Monday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103. Part of the yearlong series, "Out of the Closet and onto the Screen: Intersections of Sexuality and Culture in Film," the film on Nestle is being shown in March to celebrate Women's History Month.

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Gregg O. McCrary '67 will give a public lecture titled, "FBI Profiling of the Criminal Mind," on Monday, March 1, 2004, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Textor 102. The event is free and open to the public, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED!

McCrary was an FBI agent for over 25 years, retiring as Supervisory Special Agent at the famed Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He has consulted on cases involving the Scarborough Rapist, Green River Killers, and Sam Sheppard.

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The Campus Center Office has added online solicitation, balloon orders, Recreation Center reservation, and ticket sales forms to its website at at Campus Center.

Please visit. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Becker, operations assistant, via e-mail in the Campus Center at 274-1173.

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Therapeutic recreation majors Krystal Kauffman and Jana Teagle presented at the Upstate New York American Camping Association Conference in Syracuse last January under the mentorship of assistant professor Rob Porter.

Kauffman presented "Is There A Magic Pill? Strategies for Managing Behavior with Urban Youth" with Brenda Porter, counselor consultant for Star Lake Camp in New Jersey. Teagle presented an open informational session with Camp Director Peter Carner about Double "H" Hole in the Woods Ranch in Lake Luzerne, New York.

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Every year several seniors fail to graduate because they are a few credits short of the required number needed for their program. To help address this situation, the Department of Health Promotion and Human Movement announces "GAP" -- the Graduation Assistance Program.

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The Ithaca College Chorus and Concert Band will give a free concert on Tuesday, March 2. The event will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The campus community is invited to an open meeting with candidates for the dean of the School of Business on Tuesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Smiddy 419.

Please contact Pat Nally in the School of Business dean's office via e-mail or at 4-3341 for further details.

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Improve your public speaking and communication skills with the Ithaca College chapter of Toastmasters International. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in the Campus Center Conference Room.

To find out more, join us as a guest. We meet every other Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to noon on the Ithaca College campus. For more information, visit the IC chapter of Toastmasters website.

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John Confer, assistant professor and coordinator for the Department of Biology, met recently with Commissioner Erin Crotty and Assistant Commissioner Denise Sheehan, both with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as arranged by representatives of the New York Audubon Society.

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Helen Saunders, a professional financial planner, will be the featured guest at the next meeting of Caregivers Support Group, the informal education and support group for employees with aging family members. That meeting will be on Friday, March 5, 2004, at noon in the Gerontology Resource Room (413 CHS).

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The Ithaca College women's swimming and diving team won its fourth straight New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA) title at this weekend's state championship meet.

The Bombers, who have won 14 of the last 18 state championships and 20 overall, won the meet by more than 600 points. The meet was held Feburary 18-21 in Webster, N.Y. Ithaca athletes recorded a dozen NCAA qualifying performances, led by senior Meghan Hughes who was part of seven.

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On Monday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Williams Hall, Room 323, the Ithaca College Environmental Society (ICES) will present Global Living Project founder and sustainability activist Jim Merkel speaking about "Ecological Footprinting."

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Do you love little kids? Who doesn't! How would you like to make a difference in a child's life? Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Ithaca and Tompkins County accomplishes that mission everyday. Now Ithaca College aims to help by starting its very own Big Brothers-Big Sisters club, called Ithaca Bigs.

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Andy Smith, assistant professor in biology, and four Ithaca College students published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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