Seniors: an deadline update for Taskstream

Here’s an update about deadlines for Honors artifacts, including thesis documents.
ALL artifacts and reflections must be uploaded to Taskstream by May 4, the last day of classes
Also, an important note for seniors:  The current Honors program requires students to complete your requirements on Taskstream, but unfortunately Homer and Taskstream don’t communicate automatically.
That means that you must gauge your progress toward graduation based on your progress in Taskstream until we are able to manually update your degree evaluation in Homer. 
The Honors staff work during the course of the Spring semester to assess the Taskstream progress of our seniors, but we aren’t able to update all degree evaluations fully until the end of the Spring semester. That means that as your major departments run “graduation problems lists”, Honors students will almost always be on these lists even if you’ve completed all or most Honors requirements.   
Please be in touch with your Honors advisors if you have questions or need to assess your situation.


Get Glazed For Sierra Leone Fundraiser!

Hi Honorites,
ASA is hosting a fundraiser for Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Last summer on August 14th, 2017, after three days of torrential rainfall, devastating floods and mudslides hit Freetown. These floods and mudslides caused great pain on the Freetown community, and ASA is holding a fundraiser to help Freetown recover.
On February 19th- 23rd in Campus Center, ASA will be having a pre-sale to order a box of donuts for $10.00. After the pre-sale, boxes will be selling at $12.00. The table times for pre order are Monday 10 – 1 , Tuesday 12 – 2 , Thursday 12 – 2 , Friday 10 – 2. Pay with cash, Venmo, Cash-app, or Chase Quick-pay. All proceeds from ASA’s Krispy Kreme fundraisers will go towards helping the people of Freetown rebuild their community.

Join Your Fellow Honorites in the First National Campus Chapter of The Poor People’s Campaign!

Hello Honorites!
Your fellow peers, Kelly Madden, Daniela Rivero, Tali Abraham, and Ryan Kresge are the student leaders behind the Poor People’s Campaign at Ithaca College!
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has
emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious
leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty,
militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices and to build a just,
sustainable and participatory society. Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharris and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber work in conjunction with the Kairos Center of Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, of New York City, as well as Repairers of Breach. This campaign is not a religious or faith-based movement. However, we encourage the gathering of people around faith as a way to come together. 
The 4 evils of society that we are focusing on to combat in our Campus Community
– systematic racism
– poverty
– militarism
-ecological/ environmental devastation 
This movement is about you, your struggles and the daily injustices society hands you. This is the first national campus chapter of The Poor People’s Campaign! They hope to engage members to get as involved as you can be. That being said…
How can you get involved as a student, staff, or faculty member ?
Here at Ithaca College we have the privilege of living, studying, and working in an overall pretty inclusive environment. But that doesn’t mean systematic racism, sexism, poverty, and environmental devastation aren’t everyday issues. Here’s some ways you can get involved or get others involved on campus.
1.-  Contact the student leaders to get the flyer and pledge cards for the National Poor People’s Campaign, please feel free to print that out and hand it out, post it up, and share it on social media! If  you need somewhere to print out flyers head to OSEMA (third floor of campus center). If you would rather print out a copy of each and hand it back to one of us (student leaders), you can feel free to hand it to us at our first event on March 5th! There will also be more pledge cards and flyers at this meeting as well. 
2.- Connect with us on social media and SHARE!!!
3.- Join our Photo Campaign: Add your voice to the growing number of New Yorkers calling for a #PoorPeoplesCampaign: A National Call for Moral Revival! Take a picture of yourself with a message saying why you’re committed and tag us! #WhyPPC
Attached is a copy of the photo campaign template and here are some examples to check out!
Please feel free to contact any of the student leaders involved and please attend their upcoming event on March 5th for more information!
Kelly Madden (
Daniela Rivero (
Tali Abraham (
Ryan Kresge (
New York State Poor People’s Campaign: Ithaca College
The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Sign a pledge card to fight moral injustice here:
Connect with the New York State Poor People’s Campaign on Facebook: NYS Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Read about our present and past mass meetings at:
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Lenelle Moïse Live Poetry Event

Hi Honorites,

Lenelle Moïse will be having  a poetry performance on Tuesday, February 20th at 4 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery 

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If any of you have heard Lenelle in the past 2 years that she has come to Ithaca College, you know how incredible of a presence she is. This is another opportunity to experience her poetry and ask her any questions. If you haven’t heard Lenelle’s poetry or message before, this is a your chance! Don’t miss out on such an amazing event!

“How Do We Disagree?” Ask Big Questions!

Hi Honorites,

On Monday, February 19th, at 6 p.m. the organization Ask Big Questions will be hosting an event in the Klingenstein Lounge. Ask Big Questions is working in conjunction with Hillel at Ithaca College to bring this event to our campus community. This is the third of four parts in Ask Big Questions Conversation on our campus.


Ask Big Questions is a project with the goal improve peoples connection with each other through trust and communication. This is done by using big question that matter to everyone and that everyone can answer. These are questions that we all have stories about, and more importantly questions we as a society all share.

Ask Big Questions was recently recognized in “O”, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine. This organization has received recognition for all the great work they do, and it would be a prime event for honors students to attend. This is an opportunity to learn about the questions that plague our society today, and how to solve them. You won’t want to miss this event!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact as soon as possible.

A New and Exciting course for Block 2 – Spring Semester 2018

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Honors is offering an exciting 1 credit seminar course during Block 2 of the 2018 Spring Semester. This Honors slow read includes an all-expenses-paid trip to NYC on May 5th to see The Iceman Cometh on Broadway, as well as a (not yet confirmed but likely) conversation with some members of the cast after the show.

Here is the course description:  In this Block II seminar, we will engage in a slow read of the American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s epic 1939 play, The Iceman Cometh. Our reading of the play will culminate with a trip to New York City to see the new Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh, starring Denzel Washington. The Iceman Cometh takes place in a New York City bar, owned by the ironically named Harry Hope, whose clientele consists largely of alcoholics, prostitutes, and other down-and-outs. While they have little to hope for, each character has a pipe dream to which s/he clings fervently, and which the “iceman” who is figured in the title views it as his appointed task to persuade them to discard. The consequences are harrowing, not least for the iceman. Although conventional wisdom will tell you that it is best to face facts in life (and, of course, to avoid drinking copious amounts of alcohol, as Harry Hope’s patrons do), O’Neill’s play asks whether it is in fact humanly possible to live without false hopes or “lying dreams.” In this course, we will read the play, considering it as a text on the page, and then supplement our understanding of it by seeing it performed in New York City, with Denzel Washington in the role of Hickey (aka the iceman) and directed by George C. Wolfe.

If you have questions about this course, please contact Claire Gleitman at