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President Peggy Williams has announced the appointment of a Presidential Task Force on Diversity co-chaired by Brian McAree, vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life, and Nancy Pringle, vice president and College Counsel.

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The Spring 2004 Workshop Schedule is now available online!

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Sharon Isbin, hailed by Boston magazine as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time," and percussionist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello will perform a program of Brazilian music at Ithaca College on Thursday, January 29.

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Saxophonist Connie Frigo will present a free faculty recital at Ithaca College on Sunday, February 1. The performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The H&S Faculty Senate will meet Friday, January 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Conference Room (near the Egbert Dining Hall).

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Farewell Reception for Liz King

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Please join the Office of Conference and Event Services for a good-bye reception for Liz King.

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The Fitness Center is offering the following classes for the spring semester. You can sign up until classes are full for group exercise or drop in anytime for the aerobic classes.

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The faculty/staff Spanish conversation group will be meeting again this semester on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in Hablemos! (61 Hill Center).

These weekly meetings focus on speaking Spanish in a fun and supportive environment. The group is led by native speakers who provide feedback on vocabulary and grammar. Speakers at all levels are invited to participate. Even active listeners are encouraged to attend. Come for a session or two, or join us all semester.

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The ALANA Careers in Education Program is holding "Conscience, Courage, and Heart: Getting Involved to Make a Change," a conversation with Aqeela Shakur, social and multicultural liaison at Ithaca High School, on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center conference room.

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The Office of the Provost is seeking interdisciplinary student teams and faculty advisers interested in representing Ithaca College in team competition for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet."

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Library staff will offer three research workshops during the month of January. Each 50-minute workshop will be held in the library's Instructional Classroom (Room 319) and is open to students, faculty, and staff. No experience is necessary -- if you have research questions, please bring them.

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The Counseling Center's new support and therapy groups are open for the semester!

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Marcia Dugan, former president of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH), will discuss her book, Living with Hearing Loss, on Monday, January 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Williams Hall, Room 323.

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Congratulations to this year's IC Choice Award recipients! We are pleased to announce that 11 individual and 3 group awards were presented.

The IC Choice Awards Program is a campuswide program designed to recognize and reward staff employees for their outstanding contributions to the College community. Each year the review panel receives many outstanding nominations for consideration from supervisors, co-workers, faculty, students and self-nominations.

For a complete list of recipients and details of the nominations, please visit IC Choice Awards.

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Harry McCue, art professor and chairman, has been chosen to exhibit his piece titled, "Land and Light," to be shown in the upcoming "Sixty Square Inches 14th Biennial Small Print Exhibition" at Purdue University Galleries in West Lafayette, Indiana.

His work was chosen out of 621 entries by 220 individual artists. The exhibit opens March 8 and runs until April 25.

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Professor Scott Ulrich (chemistry) won a grant from the Research Corporation in the amount of $38,140 for a project titled "Generation of Allele-Specific Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors."

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Bohonak, A.J., SMITH, BRUCE, Thornton, M. (biology '96). 2004. "Distributional, morphological, and genetic consequences of dispersal for temporary pool water mites" (Acari: Arrenuridae: Arrenurus). Freshwater Biology 49: 170-180.

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Trumpeter Kim Dunnick, saxophonist Steven Mauk, and pianist Diane Birr -- three faculty members at the Ithaca College School of Music -- will team up to bring a free evening of Russian music on Tuesday, January 27. The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Ithaca College School of Music will hold its annual concerto competition finals on Saturday, January 24, from 10:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Ithaca College community is invited to enjoy the Winter 2004 edition of the ICGI Newsletter online.

Just visit the Gerontology Institute's website, select "Newsletters," and then "Winter 2004." If you would like a hard copy of the newsletter, please contact Terry Beckley via e-mail or at the Gerontology Institute, 274-1967.

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