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Celebrate Black History Month

Contributed by Maureen Forrest on 02/20/04 

Black History Month will be celebrated at Ithaca College with a full schedule of film screenings, music performances, discussions, and lectures in February. All events are free and open to the public. Details on some of the presentations are still being finalized; for the most updated information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (607) 274-1692.

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Raymond Ghirardo (Art) and Megan Roberts (TV-R) were chosen to exhibit their sound/video installation "Rain/Fall" for "Suspension: Sonic Absorption" at Consolidated Works in Seattle, Washington, from February 19 to April 4. The curatorial team selected a dozen artists for the exhibit from over 150 artists who submitted work.

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You may be eligible for a tax credit if you contribute to the Ithaca College Retirement or Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan!

As we enter tax season, most of us are thinking of ways to lower our income taxes. You probably already know that making before-tax retirement contributions can save you money on taxes by lowering your taxable income. But did you know that some people may be able to pay even less federal income tax by taking advantage of the "Saver's Credit"?

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The Office of Construction Planning and Design, the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, and the Senior Class Gift Committee invite all community members to an open forum on proposed renovations to the Food Court seating area for the summer of 2004.

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Bryan Danforth, associate professor in Cornell University's Department of Entomology, will speak Thursday, February 26, on "Phylogenetic studies of bees based on DNA sequence data." Danforth's lecture is part of the Biology Department Seminar Series.

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HSHP Names New Assistant Dean

Contributed by Steve Siconolfi on 02/20/04 

HSHP has a new assistant dean. Dr. Janet Wigglesworth has accepted the position of Assistant Dean of Graduate and Clinical Services in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. She will start her new role on March 1, 2004.

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The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will perform before a national audience at the American Bandmasters Association Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia, in March. Ithaca audiences will have a chance to hear a preview of that performance on Thursday, February 26. The free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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The Core Experience Task Force will meet with members of the Faculty Council, Student Government Association, representatives of the Staff Council, Student Affairs directors, and Academic Achievement and Advisement Committee on Wednesday, February 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This meeting is designed to evoke recommendations to the task force about what core experiences should distinguish Ithaca College graduates.

In continuing outreach to the campus, other meetings will be announced in the coming months.

Contributed by Janet Reohr

"Fix-it Fridays" to Debut in March

Contributed by Ed Fuller on 02/19/04 

Effective Friday, March 19, Information Technology Services will implement a "Fix-It Fridays" policy to establish a weekly window of time -- from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays -- to perform necessary maintenance on computers and network systems. During this time frame, important production systems (to include e-mail, file servers, Parnassus systems, and others) and/or network communications may be unavailable.

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Junior Stephanie Cleary (Tappan Zee/Tappan) of the Ithaca College women's basketball team continues to lead all college basketball players in steals per game. Cleary is averaging 5.5 steals per game this season -- the highest figure in college basketball (men's or women's, Division I, II or III). Her total of 115 steals is also the highest figure in college basketball.

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Mara Alper, assistant professor in TV/Radio, will offer "Making Documentaries: An Introductory Workshop" for people in the IC community who want to learn about making short documentaries for educational or training purposes. It will take place Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Park Hall.

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Ithaca College welcomes our new faculty and staff to the campus community:

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The faculty/staff Spanish conversation group is moving its meeting place to the South Meeting Room in the Campus Center.

The group meets each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to practice speaking Spanish in a fun and supportive environment. Come take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your language skills.

Contributed by Katherine Beissner

Michael Eric Dyson -- an award-winning author, cultural critic, social analyst, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, radio-commentator, ordained Baptist minister, and acclaimed scholar -- will be on campus from Monday, February 23, through Wednesday, February 25, as the Park Distinguished Visitor.

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Farewell to Kris Hamill

Contributed by David Maley on 02/17/04 

A farewell gathering will be held for Kris Hamill on Thursday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

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The Spring 2004 Official Ithaca College Enrollment Report is now available from the Registrar's Office website. Access to this information is restricted to on-campus only. The URL is: https://www.ithaca.edu/registrar/enrollment.htm.

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The organizing committee for the 2004 Veterans Day Celebration is beginning its planning efforts and seeks interested faculty, staff, and students to join its members.

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The Office of the Bursar will hold its second annual Celebration of Service Auction on Friday, April 16. This year's proceeds will be split between the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Tompkins County SPCA.

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Effective March 1, 2004, the American Express Business Travel Accounts (BTA's) -- used for the purchase of airfare and hotel accommodations and administered through our designated travel agencies -- will be canceled.

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Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity and Global Living Project founder, will lead a discussion on "Teaching Radical Simplicity" on Monday, March 1, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Clark Lounge.

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