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Posted by Bailey Reagan at 4:51AM   |  Add a comment
Get excited!

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Hey NCUR Participants,
I have taken a break from Ithaca College this semester and I am studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. I'm having a great time here, but I sometimes think about all of you and how excited you must be to be arriving at Ithaca College for NCUR in a few short weeks. It feels like just yesterday we started planning for the conference.
I just wanted to remind you all again about the three fun and relaxing post-excursions we have for the conference. If you haven't signed up for one yet, I suggest that you do! You definitely won't regret it!

We invite you to take part in our Downtown Excursion where you will be able to shop, dine, and play! SHOP: Shop at our over 110 specialty shops and services. You can find clothing from Urban Outfitters to Evolution, record stores, books, souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, art galleries, craft stores, and so much more! Discounts will be given to a majority of our downtown stores! DINE: Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than New York City! Dine in one of our 50 resturants. We have cuisine ranging from vegetarian, to Thai, to Indian, to American, Austrian, Mexican, Chinese, and Mediterranean. Ithaca is also filled with delis and cafes. For this excursion you will we receiving numerous discounts to all of our restaurants. PLAY: Ithaca is a center for live music and entertainment. We have the historic State Theater, Cinemapolis Movie Theater, and many other music, art, and theatrical venues. For this excursion, we have planned a documentary screening at Cinemapolis (Ithaca's non-profit independent arts cinema) and Ghost Tours! Oh wait, did I mention we would be having a chocolate reception? YUM

If you're interested in the environment, want to learn more about sustainability, or like hiking then this excursion screams your name.
Sign up for this excursion and get ready to see why Ithaca is "gorges." This excursion will be a bus tour around Ithaca with a few "hot spots" that focus on the environment and sustainability. You will take stops at Ithaca Falls, Cayuga Lake, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, take a hike of Taughannock Falls, and eat at the EcoVillage. This excursion will be a learning experience, but a whole lot of fun. Plus, anything you learn you can bring back to your campus and make a large difference in our world.

The last excursion will give you a chance to let your creative side loose! Corning, NY is known for their glassmaking past, present, and innovative future. The Corning Museum of Glass holds the world's best collection of art and historical glass and features hands-on exhibit experiences that tell the story of the science and technology behind glass creations. In addition to the guided and interactive tour though the museum, participants have the chance to participate in a glassmaking activity where they will be sandblasting their choice from an assortment of glasses! For more information, check out their website!

Again, congratulations on getting accepted to the conference and good luck with your presentations! Make sure you sign up for one of the above excursions before time runs out!

Until Next Time,


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