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The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will open the yearlong Ithaca College Concerts series "Sounds of Home" on Friday, October 3, in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The performance will begin at 8:15 p.m.

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Ithaca College will observe National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, September 29 - October 5, 2003.

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Kelli B. Grant '04 was one of 14 student reporters nationwide selected to participate in the Associated Press "Diverse Voices/Diverse Visions" program in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 8-12. Fifteen student photographers also participated in the program, in which the students were paired with AP editors and sent out on assignment.

Grant worked with Tamara Starks, broadcast editor in the AP Chicago bureau, and Jackie Larma, an AP staff photographer in Philadelphia and former Jerusalem bureau chief.

Her assignment, reporting on the role of guitars in Nashville, allowed her to explore the city during the weeklong program -- visiting the Gibson guitar factory, music stores, guitar shops, and even the guitar-shaped pool at a hotel Elvis frequented. The rest of her time was spent attending nightly program workshops and writing critiques.

Program participants may later be recommended for Associated Press internships and jobs.

Contributed by Michael Serino

The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE), in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of the Provost presents the 2003 Fall Faculty Fellows Workshop and Lecture Series, "Indigenous Cultures and Communities."

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Blood Drive

Contributed by Cynthia Smith on 09/24/03 

What does it take for you to survive the day?

For some people survival is a much more serious prospect. Local hospital patients count on volunteer blood donors like you to make their survival possible.

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Passport Photos

Contributed by Fernando Gualtieri on 09/24/03 

The ID Office would like to introduce a new service for the campus community: 2" x 2" photos for passports or other identification purposes.

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In order to promote understanding of AIDS and to offer hope, the Ithaca College AIDS Working Group is sponsoring a panel discussion and a daffodil planting. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Professor of music performance Wendy Herbener Mehne will present a free flute recital on Sunday, September 28, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Guitarist Pablo Cohen and pianist Charis Dimaras will collaborate.

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On Tuesday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m., in Textor 103, Jim Bouton, best known for Ball Four, which the New York Public Library calls one of "the books of the century," will be speaking on his recent book Foul Ball.

Foul Ball tells the story of Bouton's failed attempt to save Waconah Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It is a story of small city politics, stadium financing, and freedom of expression that would not be believed if it were not true.

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The Community Service Committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students who are interested in being involved in the organization and execution of campuswide community service activities.

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On Wednesday, October 1, 1:00-2:00 p.m., there will be a farewell reception for Beth Brunelle in Klingenstein Lounge. Refreshments will be available. Beth, IC's assistant manager of recreational sports, has recently accepted the position of assistant director of recreational sports at SUNY Cortland. Her last day at Ithaca College will be Thursday, October 2.

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Hillendale Golf Course
Saturday, October 11

  • 9:30-10:00 a.m., nine-hole tee time -- $20.00 for 9 holes with cart
  • 11:00 a.m., shotgun start, 18-hole tournament -- $42.00 for 18 holes, cart, and steak or chicken dinner
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    ICGI Team Receives Recognition

    Contributed by Terry Beckley on 09/22/03 

    On September 20, the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute team participated in Memory Walk 2003. It was awarded the top fundraiser corporate team category plaque by the Central New York Alzheimer's Association.

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    The Jewish Community is on the threshold of another new year in the Jewish calendar. The 5,764th Jewish New Year -- Rosh Hashanah -- begins on the eve of Shabbat, the day of rest, falling this year on September 26. The holiday lasts until sundown on Sunday.

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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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    Nominations are being sought for students to be included in the national "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" program. The national organization indicates that nominees should be selected "to honor outstanding campus leaders for their scholastic and community achievement."

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    Meet the Man about the Money

    Contributed by Susanne Morgan on 09/21/03 

    Wednesday Faculty Coffee Break!

    Drop in to the McDonald Lounge in the Campus Center lobby between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. any Wednesday. Enjoy a chat with colleagues and meet a person whose name you know -- or would like to know.

    For more information, see the Center for Faculty Excellence.

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    This week's two Faculty Development Colloquia feature professionals who help us support students and not enable self-defeating behaviors.

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    As we reported to you earlier, Ithaca College has contracted with a national provider of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, Employee Network, Inc. (ENI). You can access your EAP by calling toll free 1-800-EAP-CALL (1-800-327-2255) 24 hours a day. The EAP is a confidential service. For additional information please go to our website, Employee Assistance Program.

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    The deadline for nominations for the IC Choice Award is quickly approaching. All nominations are due by September 25, 2003.

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