IC Honors: Weekly Learning Opportunities

Hello, Honorites! Here is a roundup of some of the workshops, lectures, and performances happening on campus this week. These are great opportunities to pick up new skills, engage with the campus community, and even pick up Cultural Engagement points.

  • On February 23, City Year will host a screening and discussion of All the Difference in Park Auditorium at 2:00. Michael Cohen, a City Year recruiter, will be leading the discussion. Students can register via Handshake for the event.
  • The Handwerker Gallery will hold a talk with artist Linn Underhill at 6:00 on February 23 to discuss her photo exhibit “Last Standing.” The exhibit runs through March 5.
  • The Spring Career Fair will be held in Emerson Suites on February 22 from 4:30-7:00. Business casual attire is recommended.
  • Career Services and OSEMA will present Multicultural Career Connections 2/25 from 1:00-2:30. This event will feature a panel discussion with distinguished Ithaca College alumni, followed by the chance to network.
  • The Department of Theatre Arts will present La Clemenza de Tito from February 22 to March 4. Tickets and showtimes are available at  Ithaca.ticketforce.com.
  • On 2/20 at 7:00 in Ford Hall there will be an Organ Faculty and Studio Recital performed by Jean Randice and friends.
  • Darren Stokes and the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers will perform at 7:00 in Hockett Family Recital Hall on 2/21 as part of Black History Month.
  • The Wind Ensemble will perform in Ford Hall on 2/22 at 8:15.
  • A Student Showcase will take place in Hockett Family Recital Hall at 7:00 on 2/23.
  • A Black History Month concert will take place in Ford Hall on 2/25 at 8:15, featuring the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, Alhassan Iddirsu, the Worlds of Music class, and the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble.

Honors FYI: Partners in the Parks


Hello Honorites!

Coming soon, you can sign up to be a part of one of the coolest opportunities the Honors Program has to offer!

Partners in the Park is an outdoor learning program coordinated through the National Collegiate Honors Council, which allows students to travel and explore national parks with other honors students from across the country. This year, trips include Mount Rainier, Sequoia, and the Grand Canyon!

Come to the Partners in the Parks Information Session on WednesdayFebruary 22 at noon, (Room TBA) to learn more and talk with students that have participated.  
You can also read more about the program here: https://www.nchchonors.org/events/partners-in-the-parks
This year three students will be selected to travel via an online application.  If selected, you will pay the cost of traveling, but Honors will pay the registration for the program for three students!

Please feel free to email Addie Dlott adlott@ithaca.edu if you’d like to learn more.  (If you can’t make it to the information session, please email Addie.)  We’ll write again soon to let you know where the info session will take place. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Alicia and Addie 

Honors FYI: Symposium Call for Submissions

Would you like to have one of your papers published? Now is the time to submit your creative or academic work to the Honors Symposium Journal! 
Papers must be submitted to ichonorssymposium@gmail.com in Word Document format by Monday, March 6th to be eligible for publication. If your paper is selected to be published you will be eligible to receive scholarly engagement points! Creative work is eligible, as is academic work from any discipline.
For additional questions please email ichonorssymposium@gmail.com.  For questions about scholarly engagement points, please contact aswords@ithaca.edu.

Honors FYI: The End of the Patriarchy

University of Texas professor Robert Jensen will be giving two talks on his new book, The End of the Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, this weekend. The first talk will be at 7:00 in the Clarke Lounge on 2/16, and the second will be at Buffalo Street Books on 2/18 at 3:00. The book’s synopsis is below:

The pathology of patriarchy, the idea that one group of people should control another—even own them, own even life itself—is at the core of today’s crises.

 The End of Patriarchy asks one key question: What do we need to create and maintain stable, decent human communities that can remain in a sustainable relationship with the larger living world? Robert Jensen’s answer is feminism and a critique of patriarchy.

He calls for a radical feminist challenge to institutionalized male dominance; an uncompromising rejection of men’s assertion of a right to control women’s sexuality and reproduction; and a demand for an end to the violence and coercion that are at the heart of all systems of domination and subordination.

Honors FYI: Standing Rock Sioux Nation Chairman at Cornell Tomorrow 2/16

This Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 3:30pm Chairman David Archambault of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation is leading the seminar titled “Standing Rock: The Violation of Indigenous People(s) Rights” in 146 Stocking Hall, Cornell University. Hosted by the Department of Natural Resources seminar series, this event is free, open to the public, and an incredible opportunity to learn about a pressing sociopolitical issue. The event link is here:

Honors FYI: Summer Study Abroad in Malta

This summer, the University of Leuven’s Off the Beaten Track field school is offering a program in Gozo, Malta where students can study honeybees and their culture. Each session is 20 days long, with options for extensions, additional credit-earning opportunities, and excursions. Honors students may use this experience to fulfill their Global Engagement requirement. More information about the program can be found on the Off the Beaten Track website.