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Effective March 1, 2004, the American Express Business Travel Accounts (BTA's) -- used for the purchase of airfare and hotel accommodations and administered through our designated travel agencies -- will be canceled.

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Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity and Global Living Project founder, will lead a discussion on "Teaching Radical Simplicity" on Monday, March 1, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge.

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Altramar, a four-member ensemble specializing in medieval music, will give a performance of Celtic music at Ithaca College on Sunday, February 22. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. At 2:15 p.m. the performers will give a pre-concert talk, "Galway to Galicia: Celtic Wanderers." Both events are free and open to the public.

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs, on behalf of the African-Latino Society, invites Ithaca College community members to nominate an Ithaca College ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian, or Native American) student to be considered for the 2004-2005 African-Latino Society Alumni Memorial Scholarship.

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Upcoming Workshops at the Library

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The following are Library Research Workshops for February and March 2004. All workshops will take place in the Library Classroom -- Gannett 319.

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Dining Services is proud to announce a new enhancement to Casual Catering. You can now place your Casual Catering Order online at

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This Thursday, February 19, the Faculty Free Coffee Hour features Scott Kubinski, Catholic chaplain.

More of our students are Catholic than any other religion. Come and meet one of the people who shepherd this thriving community; from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the McDonald Lounge, Campus Center. You are welcome to stay and chat or just get coffee and say "hi."

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Are you concerned about increasing restrictions on reproductive health care, both in the U.S. and abroad? Demonstrate your support for women's right to choose safe, legal birth control and abortion by joining members of the IC, Cornell, and Ithaca communities in the March for Women's Lives on April 25 in Washington, D.C.

Buses to the march will be available. Please e-mail Claire Powers for more information. To learn more about the March for Women's Lives, visit

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Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine, Chieftess of the Gullah/GeeChee Nation, is coming to Ithaca College as part of the Spring Faculty Fellows Workshop and Lecture Series. Her presentation, "Gullah/Geechees: From Simply Natives to a Nation," will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, in Textor 101.

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Monday, February 16, is your last chance to see the From Dust to Daylight: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the Handwerker Gallery.

Curated by 11 Ithaca College museology students, this diverse exhibition features over 40 works of a variety of media from the gallery’s permanent collection. Visitors to the exhibition will receive a free copy of the exhibition catalogue on Monday, when the gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact Cheryl Kramer, gallery director, at 274-3548.

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Michael Smith and Shaianne Osterreich, assistant professors in History and Economics, respectively, will lead a discussion on "Cornucopianism: The Next Industrial Revolution and Sustainability" on Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 12:10 p.m. in Clark Lounge.

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If you know of a student who is considering an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C., area this summer, there is a scholarship that may help with costs.

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Members of the IC campus community are invited to submit proposals for the next round of review for the New Initiatives Fund. The Ithaca College Board of Trustees approved the establishment of this special three-year New Initiatives Fund in 2002.

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites Ithaca College community members to nominate an Ithaca College ALANA (African American, Latino/a, Asian, or Native American) student to be considered for the 2004–2005 Rashad G. Richardson "I Can Achieve" Memorial Scholarship.

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Arthur Flowers, author of De Mojo Blues and the children's story Cleveland Lee's Beale Street Band, will join the Multicultural Reading Circle from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2004. Flowers will give a select reading of his book Another Good Loving Blues in the Borg Warner Room at the Tompkins County Library.

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The staff trustee position, currently held by Arlene Dende, administrative assistant in Mathematics and Computer Science, is up for re-election. Arlene will be at the February 19, 2004, Staff Council Meeting being held in the North Meeting Room of the Campus Center from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Got the winter blues? Tired of the gray sky, the gray pie, the gray lies? Then come laugh with us at the Writing Department Faculty Reading.

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Jim Kellam, a lecturer at the College, will discuss "Testosterone-dependent home range use and mate interactions of Downy Woodpeckers" during the next session of the Department of Biology Seminar Series, scheduled for Thursday, February 19, at 4 p.m. in CNS 112.

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"Exploring Classroom Climate through Theater and Dialogue," a special faculty development event, will take place on Friday, February 20. Pre-registration is required.

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Mara Alper, assistant professor in the TV/Radio Department at the Park School, received a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for her documentary Forgiving the Unforgivable.

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