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Cynthia Henderson Baldessare, an assistant professor of theater arts, has received a grant from the Fulbright Program to spend the 2003-2004 academic year at the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon, Africa. She will teach acting courses there as well as direct a production of Suzan-Lori Parks's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog.

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Talk by Leslie Feinberg

Contributed by Elizabeth Brunelle on 04/24/03 

Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m., Leslie Feinberg will be speaking in Emerson Suites about coalition building among LGBT communities, broader building of alliances against racism and repression, anti-war organizing, and other struggles in which our communities take part.

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Freshman composition major Robert Pierzak has just been announced as one of nine winners of a BMI young composers award for 2003. These awards are open to all undergraduate and graduate students in music in the western hemisphere, and are highly selective. Most of this year's other eight winners were graduate students enrolled at major conservatories throughout the country. The list of past winners includes a very high percentage of "major" composers and prize-winners, including several Pulitzer Prize recipients. Robert's winning work was a composition for cello and piano entitled Alone in the Night.

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LGBT People and Tobacco

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 04/24/03 

Selling Out: How LGBT People Have Become Targets of Big Tobacco
Thursday, April 24
5:30 p.m.
Textor 102

A lecture by Lisa Maurer, coordinator of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Education, Outreach, and Services

Contributed by Lisa Maurer

Campus community members are invited to meet candidates for the position of director of the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement. An open forum will be held for each candidate.

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Study Abroad Discussion

Contributed by Rachel Gould on 04/23/03 

Wednesday, April 30
6:00-7:00 pm
Friends 203

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Campus Events April 27-May 2

Contributed by Anonymous on 04/23/03 

A selection of recitals, lectures, and other events on campus during the week.

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Tuesday, April 29, Wednesday, April 30, Thursday, May 1
CNS 112
Refreshments served 3:40 p.m. CNS 1st floor lobby
All Are Welcome!

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The launching of the new freshmen summer reading initiative provides Ithaca College with an important opportunity to create a shared academic experience for incoming students, as called for in the institutional plan.

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On Tuesday April 22, 2003 Norman D. Wall, associate director of public safety, was given the Douglas MacArthur Youth Service Award by the Newfield Masons. He is a non-Mason who has given exemplary service to the youth of our community. Norm is a major contributor of time and energy to youth programming in Newfield and Tompkins County.

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Ithaca College, which is 7-1 in Empire 8 play (16-8 overall), clinched the Empire 8 baseball championship with St. John Fisher's sweep of Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday. Ithaca has now won three straight Empire 8 titles and a total of 22 conference championships.

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Ithaca College swept host Rochester Institute of Technology in a doubleheader on Tuesday to clinch the Empire 8 regular-season title for the third straight year. Ithaca won 7-1 and 6-2, hitting four home runs in the two games.

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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.

Contributed by Gregory Tomso

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