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Planning has begun for this year’s Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Have ideas for events, programs, workshops, etc.? Just wanna help out? Attend the next meeting on Thursday, February 12, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the South Meeting Room (third floor of the Campus Center).

All are welcome! For more information contact Kristina Nance in the Office of Multicultural Affairs via e-mail or at 274-3656.

Contributed by Kristina Nance

If you are like most people, you only get your blood pressure checked when you make a visit to the doctor’s office. Most likely you can't remember what your blood pressure was or indeed what it should be.

Well, hassle-free, monthly blood pressure checks are coming to your office building!

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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, a documentary film on the controversial civil rights activist, will be shown on Monday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103. Part of the yearlong "Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen: Intersections of Sexuality and Culture in Film" series, Brother Outsider is being shown in February to celebrate Black History Month.

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Do you have a student whose career at Ithaca College has been based on a perspective that bridges science and humanities? Does that student believe that sciences and humanities can and should be integrated? If so, he or she may be a candidate for the C. P. Snow Scholar Award.

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Are you ready for your children's winter break? Don't panic because we are! So be sure to mark February 13, 2004, on your calendars for Ithaca College's Second Annual Family Carnival.

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The H&S Faculty Senate will host an open forum for faculty members to come meet with their Faculty Senate representatives on Thursday, February 12, from 12:10 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Emerson Suite A.

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The Ithaca College Women's Chorale, under the baton of Janet Galván, will present a free concert on Tuesday, February 10. Beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music, the concert will preview the performance the chorale will give in Boston on February 13 at the Eastern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.

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The Ithaca College Bookstore has just received a large selection of Bargain Trade Books from one of our distributors. These books originally sold for up to $19.95. We are selling them for the low price of $5.99.

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Dr. Craig Phelps of Rutgers University will be the next speaker in the Department of Biology Seminar Series, scheduled for Thursday, February 12, in CNS 112.

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Assistant Professor of Cinema and Photography Simon Tarr has been awarded a residency at the Experimental Television Center for 2004.

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As we returned from Winter Break, I informed you of the sad news that one of our students, Erika Watson, a senior from Middletown, Connecticut, was killed in an automobile accident on Saturday, January 17. She majored in art in the School of Humanities and Sciences. An on-campus service to celebrate Erika's life has now been scheduled for Muller Chapel on Wednesday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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Spike Lee to Visit IC

Contributed by Karen English on 02/04/04 

Student Activities Board proudly presents:

"An Evening With Spike Lee," on Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 8:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

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Free Coffee Thursday

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 02/04/04 

Faculty Coffee Hour: Thursday, February 5
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
McDonald Lounge of the Campus Center

Some of the staff of the Counseling Center will attend our next session of the Faculty Coffee Hour. Please stop by for a chat or just a cup of coffee.

Contributed by Susanne Morgan

Faculty Colloquium: Integrating Hands-on Data Analysis into Classes
Stephen Sweet, Elizabeth Callaghan, and Susanne Morgan, Sociology; and Patty Lynott, Gerontology
Thursday, February 5, 12:10-1:00 p.m.
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center

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Public Safety Crime Alert

Contributed by Crystal Young on 02/04/04 

On Friday, December 12, 2003, a female student reported to the Office of Public Safety that at about 10:30 p.m. on that night, while walking down the stairs of Terrace 11, a white male on the first-floor landing attempted to block her from walking past. The female student struck the male and ran past him in an attempt to exit the building. The subject was described as a white male, college-aged, large build, short dark hair, and a goatee. He was wearing jeans and a light-colored sweatshirt.

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Ronald Booker, associate professor in neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University, will be our next guest on Thursday, February 5, in the Department of Biology's Seminar Series.

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The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will team up with the Ithaca College Concert Band for a free concert on Thursday, February 5.

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Elephants + Physics = ???

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe on 02/04/04 

Ithaca College Professor of Physics Bruce Thompson will lead a discussion on the Elephant Seismic Project as our next guest at The Physics Café. The event will be held Tuesday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites.

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The Prince Claus Fund of the Netherlands has commissioned Professor Patricia R. Zimmermann to do a study on the relationship between handicrafts and folk art, politics digitality, and cultural resistance. Zimmerman is professor of Cinema and Photography and coordinator for Culture and Communication in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

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Due to the snowstorm on February 3, the last meeting of the current Weight Watchers session was rescheduled for the next week. As a result, the new Weight Watcher session will now begin on Tuesday, February 17.

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