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In preparation for the Regents' accreditation of teacher education site review of IC's teacher education programs, the All-College Teacher Education Committee (ACTEC) will hold an open forum on Wednesday, November 5, for faculty and staff.

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Charis Dimaras, assistant professor of music performance and coordinator of collaborative studies in the School of Music, will present a free piano recital on Monday, October 27. Celebrating the music of Sergei Prokofiev, who died 50 years ago, the performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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Have you ever kayaked up to a piece of floating driftwood, only to find out it was a crocodile; climbed a vertical wall of rock 200 ft. high; summited an Adirondack peak in a blinding February snowstorm; or caught a 25 lb. salmon on a fly rod? If not, you might want to try!

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Faculty Coffee Break

Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 10/24/03 

Wednesday, October 29, in the McDonald Lounge, 10:00-11:00 a.m., come and chat with Warren Schlessinger about the Washington Semester program. Or just stop in for a cup of coffee.

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The Adventure Recreation Club is hosting a presentation by President Williams, who will speak on her travels in the Canadian Arctic.

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France in 1968 and Queer Eye today are analyzed by scholars in this week's colloquia. Bring lunch; coffee, treats, and exhilarating discussion provided.

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Benefits Fair

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 10/24/03 

The Fourth Annual Ithaca College Benefits Fair is coming on Thursday, November 13, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. All Ithaca College faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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A new scholarship for international students has been created at Ithaca College. The John E. Keshishoglou Scholarship for International Students, to be awarded to an international student with academic excellence and demonstrated financial need, will see its first recipient in the fall of 2004.

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Tamara Raatz, clarinet professor at Eastern New Mexico University, will explore the musical mechanics of mysticism on Wednesday, October 29, from 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. in the Nabenhauer Room in the Whalen Center.

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The Ithaca College School of Music will welcome guest violinist Fritz Gearhart and pianist John Owings for a free recital on Tuesday, October 28. Featuring the program the musicians will have given at Carnegie Hall two nights before, the concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center.

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The Ithaca College chapter of Toastmasters International invites faculty, staff, and students to join us. We meet every other Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to noon on the Ithaca College campus.

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Guest Lecture in Otolaryngology

Contributed by Mary Pitti on 10/23/03 

Dr. Robert Strominger will give an overview on voice and swallowing entitled "Diagnosis and Management of Voice and Swallowing Disorders from an Otolaryngologist Perspective" in Textor 102 on Thursday, October 30, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Contributed by Brian Falck on 10/23/03 

The Dillingham ticket office will open October 27 for the next Ithaca College Theatre production -- the unique musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Rupert Holmes. Performances will be November 6-9 and 12, 14, and 15 with a preview performance on Tuesday, November 4.

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HSHP Majors Fair

Contributed by Christine Hopple on 10/23/03 

Departments in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance will be holding a Majors Fair on Tuesday, October 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Center for Health Sciences (CHS).

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Nomination forms are now available in each dean's office for faculty who wish to nominate a student for USA-Today's 2004 All-USA Academic Team.

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Opening Reception

Contributed by Cheryl Kramer on 10/22/03 

The Handwerker Gallery will host an opening reception for the Ithaca College Faculty Art Show tonight (Thursday) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Featuring work by faculty in the art, art history, cinema and photography, and the television-radio departments, the exhibition highlights the diversity of contemporary art practices at Ithaca College.

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A film by Mara Alper, featuring South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others considering the topic of forgiveness, will be screened at Ithaca College on Thursday, October 23. The showing, which will be followed by a discussion, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

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As of this semester, fall 2003, the art department is offering a B.A. degree program in art education.

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Halloween Extravangaza

Contributed by Casey Malsam on 10/22/03 

It is time for the 14th Annual Halloween Extravaganza and you are invited to join Emerson hall in this great event. Bring your children, grandchildren, or any other children you know to do some heavy trick or treating.

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Biology Seminar

Contributed by Nancy Pierce on 10/22/03 

Professor Catherine Drew Harvell, Cornell University, will speak on "Disease Outbreaks on Coral Reefs and Climate Links" Thursday, October 30, at 4:00 p.m. in CNS 112.

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