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Professor and Park Distinguished Chair in Communications Christopher Harper recently had a chapter about journalism published in Democracy and New Media from The MIT Press.

The chapter, "Journalism in a Digital Age," focuses on the use of the World Wide Web and other digital media and their impact on the traditional practices of journalism and on the way in which readers and viewers use digital media as sources of information. The book is edited by Henry Jenkins and David Thornburn of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The next Faculty Coffee Hour will be Thursday, February 12, and feature IC's Protestant chaplain Rev. Allison Stokes. This event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the McDonald Lounge. Stop by for a minute or a longer chat and visit with Rev. Stokes and others from the campus community. New people are coming each week.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Faculty Excellence.

Contributed by Susanne Morgan

The Washington Semester Program is now recruiting students for fall 2004 and spring 2004. Please let students know that the next information session for current sophomores and juniors will be held on Tuesday, February 17, in Textor 102 at 12:10 p.m. For more information, visit the program's website.

Contributed by Warren Schlesinger

Don't forget Valentine's Day is Saturday, February 14. Stop by the Ithaca College Bookstore and browse our large selection of Valentine cards and selective gift items, very reasonably priced.

Contributed by Betty Townsend

Now you can have a fresh tossed salad made to order. You get to pick your ingredients and your salad dressing. Then have it tossed especially for you!

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Talk on ADA and Hearing Loss

Contributed by Elizabeth Begley on 02/09/04 

Self Help for Hard-of-Hearing (SHHH) People has invited Shammi Carr, a technical assistance specialist with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, to present a lecture on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), focusing on individuals with hearing loss and their rights under the ADA.

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Where: Williams Hall Room 323
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Following a very successful 2003 celebration, the Veterans Day Celebration Committee will hold its first planning meeting for the 2004 celebration on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at noon in the Hyslop Room, School of Music.

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Contributed by Mark Darling on 02/09/04 

The OSCAR room will be staffed Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop in and check it out.

What is OSCAR?

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A reminder: On Thursday, February 12, the Ithaca College community is invited to a Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites.

Eric Kingson, Ph.D., will deliver a talk titled "The Changing Politics and Policies of Aging: Implications Today and in 2055!" This event is free and open to the public.

For further information contact the Gerontology Institute at 274-1965.

Contributed by Terry Beckley

'Poetry in the Handwerker'

Contributed by Cheryl Kramer on 02/08/04 

The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce its first poetry reading of the spring semester on Thursday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m.

Mary Beth O’Connor and Cory Brown, of the Department of Writing, will read with students Spencer Frowirth and Paul McCabe. An open reading will follow. "Poetry in the Handwerker" is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Gallery Director Cheryl Kramer at 274-3548.

Contributed by Cheryl Kramer

Donate and Help Save a Life

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 02/07/04 

Have you, or someone you know had a blood transfusion? If so, then you know how vital it is to have an adequate supply of this precious resource on hand.

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One hundred and twenty-eight individual panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are coming to Emerson Suites in the Campus Center on Sunday, February 22.

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The Summer College for High School Students announces courses that will be offered in its five-week, three-week, and one-week programs. Brochures are available in Admissions or in the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

More information can be found at the Summer College for High School Students website.

Contributed by Warren Schlesinger

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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