24th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, IC’s annual showcase of students’ mentored scholarship, research, and creativity


We encourage you to participate in the 24th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, IC’s annual showcase of students’ mentored scholarship, research, and creativity. This year the symposium will be held virtually over the course of several days:

April 19–21, 2021| 4–7 pm (ET)
Monday, April 19 | School of Health Science & Human Performances
Tuesday, April 20 | Schools of Business, Communications & Music
Wednesday, April 21 | School of Humanities & Sciences

Students may present a digital poster, give an oral presentation, or showcase their visual, musical, or performing arts  masterpiece.  Abstracts may be submitted starting January 4, 2021.

Head to the Whalen Symposium Website for the submission linkFAQs and other information as the event nears. Email whalen@ithaca.edu if you have any questions.


Honors Video Project


My name is Jordan Stecker, I am a Senior in the IC Honors Program. I and a few other students are working on a video project for the honors program website. We are currently looking for other honor students and faculty members who might be willing to be a part of it. 

The commitment would solely entail contributing a small 3–5-minute video where individuals would discuss what they liked about the program and cool things they have done as honors community members. This can even be done at home with a cellphone/computer!

Students who are interested in being a part of this should email me directly. If you are also interested in participating, please let me know! I would love to include all the wonderful members of our community. 

Thanks ahead of time!


Study Abroad Info Sessions This Week (2/22-2/25)

Want to study abroad in 2021-22 or beyond? Need help finding the right program? Come to an info session and get the information you need to make it happen! It’s definitely not too soon to start planning for your future international adventure now.

NOTE: most sessions require you to pre-register or RSVP.


  • 6:00 pm – Know Your Options: Study Abroad Basics. Get an overview of all of the study abroad possibilities available to you as an IC student. This session is perfect for those who are just at the beginning stages of study abroad planning.


  • 12:10 pm – Ithaca College London CenterStudy in the heart of London! Learn everything you need to know about spending a summer or semester at the Ithaca College London Center.


  • 12:10 pm – Study Abroad Advising – Drop-in Office Hours  Connect anytime within the one-hour window, and a study abroad adviser will be waiting to speak with you. If there is already student with the adviser, you’ll be placed in the Zoom waiting room, and will be admitted to the meeting once the adviser is free. Be sure to bring specific questions, as this is not a presentation but a time for you to get your questions answered. 
  • 4:00 pm – TEAN: The Education Abroad Network – Study in ChinaInterested in studying in China?  Learn about TEAN’s options for semester and summer China programs.

Want to know what else is coming up? View the full schedule of upcoming info sessions on our website.

NEED MORE INFORMATION TO PLAN YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE?Schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser – we’ll help you find the program that’s right for you.  Please note: we recommend meeting with an academic adviser to discuss your study abroad needs and timeline BEFORE scheduling a one-on-one study abroad appointment.

Get notified of upcoming study abroad events, information and announcements! Join the Study Abroad page on IC Engage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

International Programs and Extended Studies
(607) 274-3306

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations to participate in a virtual info session should contact studyabroad@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Center for Ideas Scholarships

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS) has 2 scholarships available for BIPOC students for the 2021-2022 academic year; we encourage you to apply!

 The Rashad G. Richardson “I Can Achieve” Memorial Scholarship ($3,000.00) is intended to recognize the leadership of a BIPOC student at Ithaca College.  The ideal candidate will have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for

  • BIPOC youth in the Tompkins County community, or
  • BIPOC youth in their local community or
  • through a national organization dedicated to supporting BIPOC youth during the pandemic.  

The African-Latino Society (ALS) Memorial Scholarship ($1,200.00) is awarded to a student of color at Ithaca College who has made significant contributions to Ithaca College campus.  This scholarship aims to honor a student who has worked to influence and promote the academic, political, social, economic, and cultural welfare of BIPOC students at IC and the greater Tompkins County community (or their local community).

Click HEREto apply. Submissions should be received before Monday, March 15, 2021, 12:00pm

Only undergraduate students returning for the 2021-2022 academic year as full-time undergraduate students are eligible. Any questions about financial aid packaging should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services.

All additional questions should be directed to the Center for IDEAS by emailing ideas@ithaca.edu.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

FLEFF/Honors Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Insurrections, Perspectives from the Global South Feb. 19th Now Live

11 AM-12:15 PM in Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada)

In partnership with the Ithaca College Honors program, join our faculty, alumni, and community experts in our latest Rapid Response Salon conversation that focuses on analyzing the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol from the perspectives of the Global South. 

Moderated by Dr. Jonathan Ablard, History, Ithaca College 



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Dr. Ernesto Bohoslavky 

Dr. Bohoslavsky, professor of history at the National University “General Sarmiento” in Buenos Aires, is an international authority on Latin American far-right political movements. His research on right-wing ideologies, parties, and intellectuals focuses on Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, and their transnational networks. He is the author of four books and numerous articles published in Latin America, Europe, the United States, and Israel.  Dr. Bohoslavsky is currently a visiting scholar at Sorbonne University in Paris.

Dr. Debra Castillo 

Dr. Castillo is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, and Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. She is past president of the international Latin American Studies Association. She specializes in contemporary narrative and performance from the Spanish-speaking world (including the United States), gender studies, comparative border studies, and cultural theory. Her most recent books include South of the Future: Speculative Biotechnologies and Care Markets in South Asia and Latin America (with Anindita Banerjee) and The Scholar as Human (with Anna Sims Bartel). 

Dr. Jonathan Ablard 

Dr. Ablard is professor of History at Ithaca College. He specializes in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is the author of Buenos Aires: Patients, Psychiatrists, and the Argentine State, 1880-1983  (2008). He has published widely on the history of military conscription in Argentina, obesity in Latin America, and history of conspiracy theories in Latin America. He is currently working on a transnational history of fraudulent advertising of quack medicine.   He teaches courses in public health, revolution and counterrevolution, literature and dictatorship, and commodities. ​ 

Learn More about Honors Rapid Response Salons.