Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Up Coming Events

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Publications

Two more additions to Ithaca Night Life ( NightLfie ), NY OnLine Publications Ithaca, New York 14850 CopyRight 2004 - 2009.

Ithaca Models
Once a prospective model registers in one of our various - local free modeling registries, then they are actively promote. Here in this central website the registered models' profilio links on the site actual allows the InterNet dynamics to respond to the various web crawlers, also called spidders, to promote the models efforts to gain attention as well.

Lips Magazine
This is the only co - authorship publication effort of Ithaca Night Life ( NightLife ), NY in which students /scholars the world over are encourage to reported what they want to, rather than what may be required inorder to be published. Like a sociocultural, or guest editorialship across a wider field of interest and recent happenings affecting students scholars all over. Thus the focus is to develop a center of gravity in which each student / scholar contributor can aknowleged others of similar interests and concerns.
Moreover, there are now outstanding issues with recent trends in mix gender dorms. Many campus administration are attempting to provide consuls just in case, however, the legal issues of possible law suits prevents many from taking more of an advocate role. Thus, and with due compliances to a normal values 0f humilty never with standing the enclosed essays and other information needs to be update either on a bi - weekly or monthly basis. Facts change and more importantly, as we are a free peoples, students / scholars likewise udergoes changes from one academic year to another.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Students [ Off Campus ] Organizations

How can your experience as a student leader in student organization can be transfered into a more reality off - campus organization, or club?

The answer is simple. Here in tompkins county any one who is a resistance of Ithaca - Tompkins county can purchase a D.B.A. Cost = $ 25.00.

None the less, you should take a look at the following:

One: What is your focus? This means you will have to compose a simple statement of what is your organizations scope and purpose.

Two: Find a local sponsor who is willing to act as an advisory compacity. At present I will be promoting this with the Ithaca Downtown Partnership as part of its marketing plan.

Three: Leadership of the organization, term limits, and additional transitition in which the present leadership has found they want to stay in Ithaca and from which they are encourage to develop private businesses. It is this last point in which the entire Students / Scholars Clubs OnLine Network was envisioned for, and nothing else.

Cornell University Students [ Off Campus ] Organizations .
Ithaca College Students [
Off Campus ] Organizations.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Touching in other cultures.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., USA (April 8, 2009). There has been much controversy about touching in various cultures. The debate started when US President Barack Obama extended his hand to England's Queen Elizabeth and was further fueled when the First Lady was photographed touching the Queen on the back.Throughout the world the act of touching has cultural meaning. In Asia it is considered disrespectful to touch an older person on the head, back, or shoulders. Even if the intent is to show respect or to comfort the person the act of touching these areas conveys insult.

Touching a business card in many oriental cultures, especially Japan, is the same as touching the individual. Great care should be given to the business card by grasping the card with both hands, admiring it, and then placing it in your pocket closest to your heart. Also remember it is extremely rude to write on the business card, fold it, or to place it in your back pocket.General TouchingIn the Middle East it is rude to not hold the hand of a friend of the same gender while walking down the street. However it is rude, and could violate local law, to publically hold hands with a friend of the opposite gender.

Publically touching in France is normal. It is normal to touch while greeting someone, if you agree with them, or to make a point. The touching is not violent of considered an invasion of personal space as it is expected. In a study done by Jourard (1966) in Paris recorded an average of 110 touches by friends or parents in cafes as compared to 2 touches at coffee shops in Miami. Interestingly observers found that touching in Miami was more aggressive 37 percent of the time.

Italy and Greece had high rates of touching while Australia, New Zealand, and England were more aligned with the Miami touch rates. Additional studies in later years found similar results.Mediterranean cultures are also very touching. Handshakes are not as common as a hug and cheek kiss among people of the same gender. This cultural norm typically is retained by Mediterranean travelers or immigrants.Shaking HandsShaking hands has some cultural implications:In Russia and Poland shaking hands is okay provided it is not done in a doorway or over a threshold. It is considered to be unlucky for both people. Hand shaking should occur before one gets to the door or after they have already entered.

In Europe it is considered impolite to shake hands while wearing gloves. Even on the coldest days it is expected the other person is important enough for you to remove your gloves. Fashion gloves worn by women are an exception as these gloves can remain on the woman's hands – however only if the gloves are designed specifically to be worn indoors.In sub-Sahara Africa a handshake typically involves both hands. The right hands clasp while left hands are laid over the right hands during the shake.In most Western cultures, such as the United States it is rude for a man to shake extend his hand to a woman unless she first extends her hand. Although this cultural courtesy is dying it is still expected to be followed in the elite and those in the Builder Generation.

Never attempt to shake the hand of a German man if he is with his wife unless you first shake her hand. It is disrespectful and belittling to the woman if you seek to first shake her husband's hand.

About MBC GlobalMBC Global is an international organization based near Detroit, Michigan, dedicated solely to increasing cultural knowledge and awareness. MBC Global, a division of Max Impact Corporation, offers training programs, employee assessments, project management, and business development emphasizing the many cultures flavoring the world.

For more information about MBC Global, send an email to or visit

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Academic Social Calendar: Events Postings Wanted.

The main social and cultural activities are always off campus in which to meet others and really come together without someone looking over your shoulder, or invading your privacy. Moreover, and importantly too, it is the additional power and prestigue you get once your popularity is established in this realm rather than attempting to be BMOC / BWOC.
For event off - campus providers there has been set aside the Academic Social Calendar of Ithaca, New York. Sending your events and being posted is all free.
Email them to:

Green Cafe Opens in CollegeTown

Green Cafe Open's in CollegeTown.

March 23 Interview: " Green Cafe is to provide a more sophisticated urban setting in which to service the Cornell wide community," Catering and Events Manager Holly Kintz. Service indeed as one looks over the estimated $ 750,000.00 to a million dollars investment in renovations of this once old bank eye sore stuck in the middle of Collegetown making this as ' the ' prime beautiful location which must be seen. All over one sees the intent of Green Cafe's ownership to top quality planning and services [ note the plural ] vision.

From their press release:

The Green Cafe of Collegetown, Ithaca, New York announces its opening on March 26, 2009.
A new 24 hour cafe market opens its doors to the public offering a wide array of American, Italian & Asian dishes, the Green Cafe features healthy cuisine options as well as a fresh juice & smoothie bar alongside premium fresh brewed coffee and espresso service. Grand Openning is between 4 to 7 PM.

Conceived by Charles Park and modeled after his flagship cafe on 213 Park Avenue, New York City, the Green Cafe merges the concept of grab-n-go convinience with high-qulaity and healthy cusine.

From a review of his New York City Green Cafe location.

Posted: 5/15/2008

I love this place. The employees are warm and gregarious, the selection (sandwiches, pastries, snacks) broad and fresh.

For $3.25 they made a warm, crispy sandwich for me that wasn't even on the menu. What's more, they remember you when you return and make the effort to cheer you up while you wait in line to make payment.

Worth the visit -- especially if you're staying next door at the Helmsley, whose food is overpriced and far less satisfying.

In addition [ as per their press release = PR ]:

The item above "For $3.25" speaks directly of its cost relevance to the academic community's increasing limited incomes in which having Green Cafe located in Collegetown is likewise economically beneficial. [ PR ] Thus located in the heart of Collegetown, the Green Cafe offers a welcome facelift to the area with state-of-the-art interior and exterior design in which classic bistro elegance and modern market aesthetics combined to creat a unique atmosphere that is both vibrant and comfortable. With 14 flat screem TV's throughout the cafe ( note to mention one in each restroom ), a hard wood juice bar lined with lights and title work reminiscent of a Parisian plaza, the Green Cafe gives a new definition to Collegetown chic.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Miss Ithaca Contest:

Generation and now generation of Ithacans have not sent an Ithaca representitive to the Miss New York State contest component of the overall Miss America, or Miss USa contests.

This has had negative economic affects upon Ithaca's development, as there are those within the New York State and other regions who are aware of why this has not happen. They have decided this is one of an increasing longer list of why there has not been major economic development within Ithaca / Tompkins county.

There are other more formal factors. All of which indicates that a Miss Ithaca Contest is crucial in creating a more positive image which Ithaca presents of itself which in turns favors development.

Mr. Roger M. Christian

Have a Good Days !