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You are invited to attend the closing segment of our ongoing series, Engaging Democracy and Troubling the Water. Jairam Reddy, associate research fellow in higher education, Human Sciences Research Council (Pretoria, South Africa), will speak on "Global Civil Society, Higher Education, and Democracy," at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, in the Park Hall Auditorium.

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The annual electrical shutdown is scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2004, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars for this annual shutdown on the Saturday following Commencement each and every year.

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Background information found on the "Current College Lecturers" website is now updated to reflect the Sustainability Summit and other "green" lectures and presentations this spring. Find these at Current College Lecturers.

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Liz Begley, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Christine Cecconi, clinical associate professor and director of the Sir Alexander Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic, highlight their multimedia project in last week's cover story of Advance. The weekly publication reports on current trends in speech-language pathology and audiology to its 61,000 subscribers.

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The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering lecture and research awards in some 140 countries for the 2005-2006 academic year. The competition opened March 1, 2004.

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We are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. John Wolohan, associate professor of Sport Management and Media, for the spring 2005 London Sabbatic Program.

We look forward to Dr. Wolohan's contributions to the Ithaca College London Center experience for our students and to his joining previous faculty participants as adviser to the Ithaca College London Center program.

Tanya R. Saunders
Assistant Provost/Dean of Interdisciplinary and International Studies

Contributed by Tanya R. Saunders

Members of the College community are invited to open forums to discuss common core experiences for all IC students. Forums are scheduled for April 15 at 12:10-12:55 p.m., 5:00-5:45 p.m., or 6:00-6:45 p.m. in Whalen 3302.

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Our spring newsletter on news and information related to information technology on campus, "On Line," is now out and available electronically.

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Stacy Landau, a senior occupational therapy student, has been elected to represent the Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD) for 2004-06 on the Commission on Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is the first Ithaca College OT student to hold such an office!

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Each year the Center for Teacher Education publishes the Partnership in Teaching booklet. The booklet is a registry of Ithaca College "partners," which lists areas of faculty and staff expertise and indicates the type of presentations available to local schools.

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I am pleased to announce to the campus community that President Williams has selected Living Downstream, by the College's Distinguished Visiting Scholar Sandra Steingraber, as our 2004 text for the First Year Reading Initiative.

Living Downstream is an important interdisciplinary contribution to our understanding of the critical relationship between the environment and human health. The choice of this year's book underscores the College's commitment to fostering "an awareness of, appreciation of, and respect for our physical environment" and sharing "the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community," as called for in the Institutional Plan.

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Celebrate Student Employment Week

Contributed by Ann Cusmano on 04/06/04 

The Ithaca College Student Employment Office is preparing its seventh annual celebration of National Student Employment Week. The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) has declared that the second complete week in April each year be set aside to recognize the value of student employees and student employment professionals.

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This Rescheduled Event for April 8 is Canceled

Rescheduled from an earlier date, Maura Stephens presents on Thursday, April 8, a colloquium on the religious right's rise to power in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the U.S. government.

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A total of 90 Ithaca athletes have been named to the Empire 8 Presidents' List for the fall 2003 semester. In addition, 10 Ithaca teams received Empire 8 Team GPA awards. Both honors herald academic achievement by student-athletes within the conference.

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The Ithacan was named the "Best Weekly College Newspaper in New York State" by the New York Press Association on April 3 at its 2004 spring convention in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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The Ithaca College Jazz Workshop, directed by Walter White, will give a free concert on Thursday, April 8, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall. Saxophonist and composer Andy Middleton will be the guest artist.

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The following will be the schedule for this Easter weekend:

Fitness Center
Regular hours end at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9
Closed Saturday, April 10
Regular hours resume at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 11

Indoor Pool
As of Tuesday, April 6, we will be open regular hours posted on the Recreational Sports website. If there are any changes in hours by Friday, April 9, an update will be posted on the pool's website,
Recsports Staff

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Later this week and early next, finalists for the position of dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications will visit campus. If you wish to participate in this process, please join us at the open meetings for all members of the campus community listed below.

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The Tower Club Restaurant is now accepting reservations for the following dates:

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Thank You

Contributed by Roger Casterline on 04/06/04 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their cards, phone calls, and words of encouragement while I was recovering from surgery. It's nice to work with such caring people!

Contributed by Roger Casterline

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