MLK Celebration at Ithaca College! (Jan. 22nd – Jan. 27th)

Hello Honorites!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration will take place the first week back from winter break, January 22nd-27th!

This year’s theme, “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”, comes from Dr. King’s 1968 sermon in which he called on audience members to create a global perspective of mutual interconnectedness and “work passionately and unrelentingly to get rid of racial injustice in all its dimensions”.

All of the on-campus events are free and open to the public. 

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EVENTS FOR THE WEEK LONG CELEBRATION:

TUESDAY, JAN. 23
Educational Workshop: “Are You Woke? Remaining Awake for the Great Revolution and Relaunching Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign Today”
12:10–1 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters: David Harker, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement; Alicia Swords, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Sociology; Baruch Whitehead, Associate Professor of Music Education
By revisiting the last years of King’s work, including his sermon “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution,” participants will consider how to follow this call 50 years later and learn about organizations around the country who are launching a new Poor People’s Campaign. This will be an interactive workshop involving music, multimedia, personal reflection and a call to action.

Civil Rights Tour Presentation
4 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
Each year the new class of first-year Martin Luther King Scholars creates an original presentation to highlight their fall Civil Rights Tour. Through creative performance and the use of multimedia, the scholars reflect on experiences and knowledge gained through their travels to various parts of Georgia and Alabama.

Keynote Address by Marlon Peterson
4:30 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
After spending his entire 20s in the New York State Prison system, Marlon Peterson became an advocate and educator on behalf of youth development, violence prevention, criminal justice, and race and gender justice. He is the host of the Decarcerated podcast, which highlights the journeys of success of people who have spent time in prison, and is the founder of The Precedential Group, a social justice consulting firm. Peterson has been honored by Ebony magazine as one of America’s 100 most influential and inspiring leaders in the black community. He is also an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, Fall 2016 TED Resident and 2015 recipient of a Soros Justice Fellowship.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
Remaining Awake: Unpacking Media–“Black-ish: Lemons”
6 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
How does one decipher and navigate media in an age of fake news and alternative facts? Join us as we watch “Lemons,” an episode of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” and teach media literacy as a tool for unpacking the messages we consume daily. This session will be led by Cyndy Scheibe, professor in the Department of Psychology and the founder and executive director of the media literacy initiative Project Look Sharp.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
Educational Workshop: “White Allyship”
12:10–1 p.m., Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Presenter: Bronte Cook ’21
This workshop will be committed to exploring and understanding the ways white people can get involved with — and aid in — racial and social justice movements. Participants will discuss steps that white people, particularly college students, can take in order to become better allies in our communities. This workshop will cover topics including privilege, the white savior complex and the importance of self-education.

Educational Workshop: “The Palestinian Nakba, 70 Years Later: Will Americans Go On Sleeping?”
12:10–1 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenter: Harriet Malinowitz, Lecturer, Department of Writing
The word “Nakba” is Arabic for “catastrophe,” and is used by Palestinians to describe the events of 1948 which led to the deaths of many in their families and the expulsion from their homes of over 700,000 others. This workshop will feature a short power point presentation on what happened during and after the Nakba, as well as some of the attempts that Palestinians have made over 70 years to gain their freedom and reclaim their homes.

 

Closing Keynote Address by Rabbi Saul Berman
6 p.m., Textor 102
Rabbi Saul Berman, a leading Orthodox thinker who was active in both the Civil Rights and Soviet Jewry movements, will recount his experiences as part of a group of clergy who conducted voter registration work in Alabama in 1965. He took part in the marches from Selma to Montgomery and was arrested twice. Among other positions, Berman has served as chairman of the Department of Judaic Studies of Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, senior rabbi of Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan, the Nathan and Rose Rotter Fellow in Talmudic Law at Columbia University School of Law, and director of Edah, an organization devoted to the invigoration of modern Orthodox ideology and religious life.

FRIDAY, JAN. 26
School of Music Annual MLK Celebration Concert
7:30 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center
Annual concert in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., with performances by the Ithaca College Chorus, Choir, and Jazz Vocal Ensemble along with students and faculty and guest ensemble the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers.

SATURDAY, JAN. 27
MLK Day of Service
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., various locations
One of Martin Luther King’s greatest visions was of a world with communities working together to address their challenges. The annual MLK Day of Service is an opportunity for students in the IC community to perform service at organizations and agencies in the greater Ithaca area. Among the locations at which students will serve this year are the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center, State Theatre of Ithaca, Finger Lakes ReUse Center and Family Reading Partnership.

The MLK Week celebration is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA).

Chegg’s “12 Small Things You Can Do Everyday To Be Happier”

Hello Honorites!

Soon we will all be returning for Spring Semester and it is important to start off on a good pace and with an even better state of mind.  This is a list of Chegg’s “12 Small Things You Can Do Everyday To Be Happier,” feel free to read and hopefully take a point or two and incorporate it in your everyday routine!

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1. Smile & Laugh 

You don’t have to be happy to smile. Look in the mirror right now and show off your pearly whites, you can even let out a chuckle if you want. Just the act of smiling makes you happier, and you don’t have to mean it.

2. Read A Good Book

A good book can solve any problems you have. So, fire up your Kindle or pull out an actual book and get lost in faraway worlds.

3. Call/Text A Friend

We all have a friend that can brighten up our day just by talking to us. Call or text your favorite friend for an instant day brightener.

4. Soak Up Some Sun (when it gets warmer!)

It’s hard to be upset when the sun is beaming down on your skin, and you are soaking in all the Vitamin D. Grab an iced coffee and find a sunny spot on campus to chill out at for a while.

5. Write 3 Things You Are Grateful For

We don’t always take the time necessary to be thankful and count our blessings. Start keeping a journal every day and write down three things you are grateful for. You can’t be upset when you are thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for.

6. Give Someone A Compliment

One of the easiest ways to be happy is to throw kindness around like confetti. So, when you see someone’s dress or shoes, and you love it, don’t forget to let them know!

7. Exercise

Take a page from Elle Woods’ playbook. “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy.” Hit up your campus gym for a quick workout session!

8. Watch A Funny Video

The internet is filled with funny videos. Scroll down your Facebook timeline or go to YouTube, you are bound to find a video that will have you cracking up in no time.

9. Sleep or Nap

If you’re not happy, there is a chance you are cranky. A quick way to solve that is with a power nap. Take a snooze for 20 minutes so you can be recharged and back to your normal, peppy self.

10. Recite Your Mantra

Do you have a mantra? If not, find one that speaks to you, and any time you need to be reminded just how awesome you are repeat it to yourself. Repeating your mantra is a great way to get in the zone and get your smile back.

11. Meditate

There are so many meditation apps out there that it’s almost impossible for you not to have a way to meditate. Centering yourself and focusing on your happiness will surely bring more happiness into your life.

12. Have A Dance Party

Last, but not least, crank up your favorite tunes and dance it out (even if someone is watching you.)

 

Models Needed for IC’s African Student Association (ASA) Club’s Fashion Show!

Hello Honorites!

ASA is hosting a fashion show and they are looking for models, no experience needed.

All ethnicities are welcome! Also, this is open to both men and women. Please respond back by January 19th and share this with anyone else who would be interested in participating.

The poster is below for additional information.

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ITS FINALS WEEK!

Hello Honorites!

Yes. It is finals week but remember that you just finished your fall semester! Congratulations! You have come this far so DO NOT give up! You got this and you will end this week strong!

Negative energy, vibes, or thoughts will do nothing for you! Remind yourself everyday of this week that you are: SMART, STRONG, and that YOU GOT THIS!

GOOD LUCK on all of your finals and PLEASE, eat, sleep and stay hydrated because you should want to be alive and well for the holidays.. Right?

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