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Student members of the Ithaca College Chemistry Club performed chemistry demonstrations as part of the "Spooky Science" program for kids held at the Sciencenter in downtown Ithaca on the evening of October 30.

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Readings for Upcoming Speakers

Contributed by John Hickey on 10/31/03 

The IC library has material available relating to upcoming visitors to IC.

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Winning Perialas Prize Speeches

Contributed by Jodi Cohen on 10/31/03 

Thursday, November 6, the three winners of the Perialas Prize in Persuasive Oratory will present their speeches in an open forum. A grand prize winner, who will receive a $500 reward, will be selected from the three.

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The Overseas Program Development Workshop for faculty, staff, and administrators will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Textor 101. (It was originally scheduled an hour earlier.)

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"Religious Diversity on Campus: A Forum for Discussion" will take place on Wednesday, November 12, at 3:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites C.

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EMS Problems Solved

Contributed by David Prunty on 10/30/03 

The Office of Conference and Event Services would like to thank the campus community for your patience and cooperation while the room reservation system was down this past week.

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Tickets for the "Cortaca Jug" football game will go on sale at noon on Friday, October 31.

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In order to offer a medical plan that better suits the needs of more participants than does the current Aetna Open Choice plan -- in terms of the benefits offered as well as its affordability -- the Office of Human Resources is introducing a new medical plan administered by Aetna.

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Buddhist Monks to Speak at IC

Contributed by Craig Duncan on 10/29/03 

On Wednesday, November 5, at 8:00 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, there will be a talk and discussion, "Buddhist Ideas of Happiness and Reincarnation."

The principal speaker will be Geshe Tenzin Sherap, holder of the Geshe Lharampa degree from Ganden Jangtse College and resident monk at Ganden Jangtse Monastery (Mundgod, India).

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This event was sold out but we've added a few more seats for anyone interested. Please register by this Friday at noon.

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German Filmmaker Anna Faroqhi

Contributed by Cathy Crane on 10/28/03 

Visiting artist Anna Faroqhi presents her latest film project at Park Auditorium on Wednesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Cinema and Photography and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Faroqhi, a young filmmaker from Berlin, combines documentary footage with personal, fictional voice-over to create a personal essay located somewhere between fact and fiction. Waiting, is a film she shot while in Tel Aviv on the eve of the Iraqi War this past spring.

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Sandra L. Herndon, professor and graduate program chair of the Park School's communications program, is the recipient of the 2003 Jack Lewis Award for Exemplary Service to Community Members in Crisis.

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In an effort to move forward on the College Institutional Plan, the provost charged a representative group of faculty and staff to make recommendations on a set of common experiences for all Ithaca College students -- the Institutional Plan, Goal 2.

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Lisa Maurer, Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinator for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, was awarded the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Delaware in a ceremony on October 17.

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Ithaca College is pleased to announce the creation of the Ithaca College Parents Association -- a vehicle for parents of IC students to establish a sense of community with one another and with the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the College.

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Join us for an evening with Daphne Kwok on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101 -- a fun, interactive, current affair: "Asian Pacific American Political Trivia Pursuit."

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Contralto Kelly Samarzea and pianist Diane Birr -- two assistant professors of music performance in the School of Music -- will present a free recital, "Songs by 20th-Century American Women," on Sunday, November 2. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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Public Lecture by David Orr

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/27/03 

David W. Orr, professor and chair of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College, will give a public lecture at Ithaca College at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 6, in Emerson Suites B in the Campus Center.

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The EMS campus wide reservation system has been off line since last Wednesday, October 22. EMS runs on the Memphis server, and has experienced significant problems ever since all offices running EMS lost connection to that server last Wednesday.

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In conjunction with this year's Benefits Fair on Thursday November 13, the Office of Human Resources will be sponsoring presentations by our retirement plan administrator, TIAA/CREF, as well as by the provider of our Employee Assistance Program, Employee Network Inc. (eni).

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