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Ithaca College President Peggy R. Williams has issued the following statement regarding the rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court on affirmative action programs at the University of Michigan.

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Support Our Team - IC Hope

Contributed by Michael McGreevey on 06/20/03 

The Ithaca College community is invited to support the College's Relay for Life team -- IC Hope. The Relay for Life is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

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On Independence Day, July 4, the fitness center will be closed, but the outdoor pool will be open regular hours. Check out the recreational sports website for any additional information: Recreational Sports

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Ithaca College finished in ninth place in the final standings for the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors' Cup standings. The Directors’ Cup standings are determined by a school’s finish in NCAA playoff competition in selected sports.

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Greg Woodward
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Woodward, professor of music, as interim dean of the Division of Graduate Studies for academic year 2003-04.

This appointment is made to accommodate the recent change in Garry Brodhead's assignment as associate provost and interim dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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Carl Sgrecci, vice president for finance and administration, and Nancy Pringle, vice president and college counsel, are pleased to announce two changes, which became effective on June 1.

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Booming sounds Wednesday afternoon (July 2) from South Hill will be the all-clear signal for the 56th annual Ithaca Community Fireworks Show. Beginning at 2 p.m., an aerial salute that can be heard for miles around will be fired every hour on the hour by fireworks technicians as a reminder that the show is a "go."

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Spectators at the 56th annual Ithaca Community Fireworks Show on Wednesday, July 2, are reminded to park safely. In particular, parking on state and county highways and road shoulders is not permitted, especially on route 96-B near Ithaca College and along route 13.

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Ryan Crawford of the Ithaca College men's lacrosse team has been named an NCAA postgraduate scholarship finalist. Crawford, who graduated in May after earning three letters as a midfielder, is one of 68 finalists for the award, and one of just 21 Division III athletes.

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This is an exciting and wonderful opportunity to help us keep the Ithaca College campus safe. The AED committee is looking for anyone interested in becoming a certified instructor.

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The Sterling Renaissance Festival is offering a discount on tickets for IC staff and faculty, their families, and friends for admittance to the festival July 19 and 20.

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The informal education and support group for employees with aging family members established by the Gerontology Institute together with the Office of Human Resources continues to meet monthly.

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New Book by John A. Krout

Contributed by Terry Beckley on 06/17/03 

John A. Krout, Ph.D., professor and director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, and Elaine Wethington, Ph.D., codirector of the Cornell Gerontology Research Institute coedited a book on the Pathways to Life Quality research project. Springer Publishing Company in New York City just published the book which is titled, Residential Choice and Experiences of Older Adults: Pathways to Life Quality.

Contributed by Terry Beckley

Free TCAT Bus to Fireworks

Contributed by Maureen Forrest on 06/17/03 

TCAT
TCAT will provide free bus service between downtown and Ithaca College for the Community Fireworks Show on Wednesday night, July 2. This is the seventh year that TCAT has offered the service.

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Chemistry faculty member Scott Ulrich was awarded a $35,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for a proposal titled "Determination of the Catalytic Mechanism of LuxS, a Quorum Sensing Enzyme".

Contributed by Maria Russell

Grand Opening of OSCAR

Contributed by Mark Darling on 06/17/03 

Join the Resource and Environmental Management Program for the grand opening of the Office Supply Collection and Reuse (OSCAR) program this Thursday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. Free gift for the first 20 visitors!

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Women of Distinction Award

Contributed by Asma Barlas on 06/13/03 

Asma Barlas, associate professor and chair of the politics department, was recognized by the State Senate of New York as a "Woman of Distinction" for 2003 (district 53). Senator Randy Kuhl Jr. presented a certificate and proclamation to this effect at a reception in Albany on June 3.

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Blood Drive on July 2

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 06/13/03 

Our goal for this drive is only 45 units and there are still openings to donate. We have been able to meet our goal the last two years; please help us meet it again this year.

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Have you ever watched a commercial and thought, "I could do a better job selling that car"? Well, that's exactly what the IC Ad Lab team did this year when they won the regional, district 2 competition with their campaign for the Toyota Matrix.

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Bruce Smith Publication

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 06/12/03 

Bruce Smith, biology, is pleased to announce the publication of his article:

Bruce Smith and Jason Hagman. 2002. “Experimental evidence for a female sex pheromone in Arrenurus manubriator (Acari: Hydrachnida; Arrenuridae)”. Experimental and Applied Acarology 27: 257-263.
Contributed by Nancy Pierce