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Roger W. Hecht, writing, has published The Erie Canal Reader: 1790-1950, from Syracuse University Press -- a collection of poems, travel narratives, and fiction on the Erie Canal by major British and American writers such as Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Samuel Hopkins Adams.

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The Bombers (13-6) went 3-0 in the Empire 8 tournament to claim their first conference championship since the 1989 season.

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St John Passion

Contributed by Andrejs Ozolins on 04/22/03 

St. John Passion by J. S. Bach
Sunday, April 27
3:00 p.m.
Ford Hall, James J. Whalen Center for Music
Ithaca College Choir, Madrigal Singers, and Chamber Orchestra
directed by Lawrence Doebler with faculty soloists soprano Patrice Pastore, mezzo-soprano Kelly Samarzea, tenor David Parks, baritone Randie Blooding, cellist Elizabeth Simkin, and harpsichordist William Cowdery.

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On Saturday, April 26, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble will perform three works inspired by classical compositions. Entitled "Borrowed Classics," the free concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Stephen Peterson will conduct the ensemble.

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The Ithaca College Concert Band will give a free performance, "Changes in the Winds," on Friday, April 25. Focusing on the theme of variation, the concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

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Please keep the following guidelines in mind as you plan your end of year / start of next fiscal year computer-related purchases and activities.

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Two Chinese Dissident Poets

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 04/21/03 

Bei Dao, photo c. Ann Arbor
Bei Dao
Readings by Chinese Dissident Poets
Bei Dao and Yi Ping
Tuesday, April 29, 12:20-1:00 p.m., Clark Lounge, Campus Center

Bei Dao, the best known living Chinese poet, was forced into exile after his poems were used as rallying cries by protestors at Tiananmen Square. He has continued to be an international voice for free artistic expression and human rights.

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Two LGBT Talks

Contributed by Gregory Tomso on 04/19/03 

Come hear about the latest developments in queer studies at Ithaca College! English profesor Madhavi Menon will deliver a talk entitled "How Not to Be Gay" and English professor Gregory Tomso will deliver a talk entitled "Bug Chasing." Both take place on Monday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.

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The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity is presenting two special sessions for Ithaca College staff members to learn useful information about sexual harassment in the workplace. The sessions will focus on the definition of sexual harassment, relevant laws, and what to do if you or someone you know is being harassed.

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Senior Week and Summer Golf

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 04/19/03 

The senior week golf tournament is at Hillendale Golf Course on Monday, May 12, with a 7:30 am check-in time. The format for this tournament is Captain & Crew and the price is $37.00 per person. Sign-ups are due Friday, April 25, by 5:00 pm.

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IC Alumni in Medical Professions

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 04/19/03 

Panel of IC Alumni in Medical Professions
Monday, April 28, 4:00 pm
Clark Lounge, Campus Center

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Campus community members are invited to meet candidates for the position of Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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There's still time to sign up for our feedback sessions on April 22, 23, and 25. We need you to tell us how we're doing.

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The Greater Ithaca Innkeepers Association invites Ithaca College staff to the second annual Professional Administrative Assistants Day celebration on Wednesday, April 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Ithaca Holiday Inn.

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A roundtable discussion for students on the progress made on the nine priorities of the Institutional Plan will be held on Monday, April 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Emerson C. All students are welcome to attend.

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Improvisation and You Series

Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck on 04/18/03 

Ken Kutler
Timothy Brumfield, the organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and award-winning soprano Renay Peters will give a free concert at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 24.

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Franz Joseph Haydn's Mass in D Minor -- the "Lord Nelson" Mass -- will be the featured work in a concert given by the Ithaca College Chorus on Wednesday, April 23.

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Ken Kutler
Sara Caswell, one of the most exciting young jazz violinists of our time will give a free noontime concert in the Presser Rehearsal Room in the Whalen Center for Music on Tuesday, April 22. She will also offer a master class on Monday, April 21 at 5:00 in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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Fiscal Year End Procedures

Contributed by Vanessa Brown on 04/18/03 

TO: All Budget Managers
FROM: Carl Sgrecci, Vice President and Treasurer
RE: Fiscal Year-End Procedures

I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about College policy regarding expenditures for the balance of the fiscal year, which ends on May 31, 2003, so you can plan accordingly. Please review carefully as the time line is especially critical this year.

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Ken Kutler
Ken Kutler, who has served as director of athletics at Hartwick College for the past 17 years, has been named director of intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports at Ithaca College.

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