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The first two speakers in our Engaging Democracy and Troubling the Waters series are offering workshops open to all faculty and staff members.

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The beginning of each academic year brings a new crop of students either ready to test the waters of the job market or searching for internship opportunities. Fortunately for them they've got some champions in their corner in the form of Ithaca College alumni. And as homecoming weekend approaches, those alums are stepping up to the plate again!

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The fall 2003 edition of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute's newsletter is now available on line as a PDF document: ICGI Newsletter

If you would like printed copies of the newsletter, please let me know: Terry A. Beckley, ICGI Newsletter Editor, 274-1967

Contributed by Terry A. Beckley

In order to protect your computer from e-mail viruses, we have been removing any viruses that are attached to e-mail messages and then delivering the "stripped" message to your account.

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On Sunday, September 7, two young women who were part of the Ithaca College Dining Services family tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident. Lisa Swansbrough and Frannie Swansbrough, who were sisters-in-law, both worked at Terrace Dining Hall.

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On Wednesday, September 10, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., the entire Ithaca College community is cordially invited to the open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Ithaca College Circle Apartments project.

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Women's HeartAdvantage

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 09/09/03 

Ithaca College is providing shuttle service to the Women's HeartAdvantage Forum on Tuesday, September 16. The forum will be take place 1:00-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Shuttle service will be available 12:50-4:30 p.m.

Staff and faculty interested in attending the forum should meet at the flagpole in front of Textor Hall. The last shuttle is scheduled to leave the Holiday Inn at 4:30 p.m. to return to the College.

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Help Identify Needed Reports

Contributed by Vanessa Brown on 09/09/03 

The financial services, budget, purchasing, and AP/ travel services departments are trying to identify reports to aid you in managing your accounts.

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IC Theater Season Opener

Contributed by Brian Falck on 09/09/03 

The 2003-2004 theater season will begin with The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer, presented October 2-5 and October 7-9 with a preview performance on Tuesday, September 30.

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Famed violinist Elmar Oliveira and pianist Robert Koenig will give the second performance in the Louis K. Thaler Concert Violinist Series at Ithaca College.

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Edward Quevedo, director of environmental management and sustainability programs at WSP Environmental North America, joins us as a special consultant.

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Karen Kucharski, art department, has been selected as one of 10 artists to exhibit her work in the upcoming show "Conversations in Black and White" in the Foreman Gallery at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

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Physics Café presents
Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of Hopkins Observatory, Williams College.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Emerson Suites.

To astronomers, black holes have changed from weird possibilities to common occurrences. They are turning up all over the universe, with black holes containing millions or billions of times the sun's mass taking up the centers of galaxies. Professor Pasachoff will discuss the basics of black holes and describe how black-hole hunters have succeeded in bagging their quarry.

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The second anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be commemorated at Ithaca College with a "Prayer Service for World Peace." The interfaith program will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, on the Muller Chapel lawn. The rain location will be the Muller Chapel sanctuary.

The service will feature prayers for peace from a variety of faith traditions as well as brief remarks. The program is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and the Interfaith Council. In addition, in a symbolic display only the two center Dillingham Center fountains will be turned on for the day.

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Ithaca College Toastmasters

Contributed by Deborah Emnett on 09/08/03 

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.

To find out more, join us as a guest. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2003, in the Clark Lounge.

For more information about the IC chapter of Toastmasters, visit Ithaca College Toastmasters.

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LGBT Center Receives Award

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 09/08/03 

The LGBT center's tobacco cessation and prevention initiative, designed to address disproportionate rates of smoking in sexual minority students at Ithaca College, was selected as a winner in the 10th annual National Health Information Awards.

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The Department of Art is pleased to welcome David Hollowell to campus for a lecture and slide presentation of his work on Thursday, September 11, 2:45-3:45 p.m. in Williams 225.

David is a 1973 alumnus of Ithaca and an accomplished artist in representational work that has been reviewed in publications such as the Washington Post, Artweek and ARTnews. He is currently on the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History at UC Davis.

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IC Choice Award Review Panel

Contributed by Deborah Merriman on 09/08/03 

Recently, the Office of Human Resources invited you to submit nominations for the IC Choice Awards. At this time, we are asking for volunteers to serve on the IC Choice Award review panel.

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Information Technology Services invites you to attend one of our Technology Renewal Information Sessions. This meeting is designed to give you an overview of the upcoming Technology Renewal process (for Cycle B equipment).

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"The whole campus is invited," says Bonnie Solt Prunty. "We'd really like to get some energetic new student, faculty, and staff members this year."

Prunty is cochair of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC), which is opening its first meeting of the year to new members.

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