IC Honors: You Might Want To Do This

SHFPOpenHouse2015Flyer copy The Non-Timber Forest Products class (not an Honors class but it is taught by our tracking expert Jason Hamilton) is having an open House this Saturday (4/18) from 9AM – 2PM in the ICNL Sugar Bush located at the end of Rich Road. The Open House will include tours of the sugar bush, tree identification walks, sap boiling and wood chopping demonstrations, a free pancake and baked apple bar, live music, and various activities for kids. There will be a shuttle bus leaving Park every hour or you can drive yourself to the end of Rich Road (take a right out the back entrance of campus onto Coddington Rd and Rich road will be a half mile or so on your right).

IC Honors Seminar Spotlight: Political Economy of Healthcare

Interested in taking Professor Donald Beachler’s course on the Political Economy of Health Care? Maybe you’re considering learning more about health care in our modern society and how it affects our daily lives? Not sure what you might be in for? Look no further!

While focused on the United States, the course will include frequent comparison and evaluation of health care politics and policies in other wealthy nations. The course will explore the evolution of health care policy in the United States. The sources of the extremely high cost of health care in the U.S. will be a major concern of this section of the seminar. Health care issues also involve what are often referred to as the culture wars. The ongoing battle over the mandatory inclusion of contraception in health care plans in the United States is an example of this phenomenon and will be included in the course.

Some of the books in the course will include:

Check em out! If you have any questions, you can always shoot Professor Beachler an email at beachler@ithaca.edu.

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Sari Stifelman

Meet senior Sari Stifelman, a Theatre Studies major with a minor in Deaf Studies from Plainview, NY. Learn more about Sari below!


Favorite part about IC: “The people. Throughout my time at IC, I have been able to collaborate with my peers and meet people from all walks of life. Additionally, the faculty have been such pillars of support and inspiration.”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why: “It’s definitely a tie. First, I would have to say Staging History with Claire Gleitman. It was the first honors seminar that I have been able to combine my honors minor with my Theatre Studies major. It provided me to look at plays through a different lens than my major classes. However, I am also so in love with the honors seminar I took in London with Bill Sheasgreen, the director of the ICLC called City as Text. We spent every Monday going on walks throughout the city, using the city of London as out textbook.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program: “LONDON. I had the opportunity to study abroad in London for the Fall of 2013. It was by far the greatest experience of my entire life. I learned so much about myself and made memories that I truly will never forget. My gosh that is so cheesy, but so true.”

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!

IC Honors: Women and Fairy Tales Mini-Conference

The Women and Fairy Tales course invites all students to attend any and all of the sessions of their mini-conference.


IN SMIDDY 108, 3-3:50 p.m.

F 17 April Madeleine Anthony: The Forest Maiden An Original Work of Fiction
Margaret Eckerson: The Big Bad Plot twist Original Poems
M 20 April Francesca Esce: The Princess and the Patriarchy Original Prose and Poetry 
Alice Fraioli: Little Red Rose Who Strayed from the Path An Original Work of Fiction 
W 22 April Kaitlyn Gough: Her Stepmother Was Wicked, Her Mother Was a Witch An Original Work of Fiction
Olivia Ohlsten: Pookas, An Emperor, and Alliteration Original Tales of Animals 
F 24 April Harli Kozak: Snow White and the Seven Orgasms An Original Work of Fiction 
Khin Chan Myae Maung: The Maiden, the Crone, and the Beast A Personal Essay 
M 27 April Angela Otieno: Waiting to Exhale (The Fairytale Edition) An Original Work of Fiction 
Molly Robbins: Letters to Our Mothers An Original Work of Fiction
W 29 April Brianna Warner: The Young Women’s Animal Assault Support Group An Original Work of Fiction 
Dylan Wright: Cry of the Wolf: A Fairly Dark Tale in Four Movements An Original Work of Fiction 
F 1 May Ana Wakeman: My Father’s Wife An Autobiography
Katharyn Howd Machan: Dark Matters Original Poems Based on Fairy Tales 

IC Honors: Nominations for the Student Advisory Board

PrintThe Honors Student Advisory Board is seeking nominations to serve on the board next year. The board needs to fill two positions for each class year. If you nominate someone then please check to see if that person is willing to serve. You may also nominate yourself. Send the first and last name, along with graduating year, of nominees to honorsadvisoryboard@gmail.com. Nominations will be accepted until Monday April 20 and an election will follow shortly afterwards.

IC Honors Advice: Proper use of URLs

PrintAdvice: In emails and blogs a URL should link directly to the source. If the URL is long take advantage of tinyurl.com to shorten the URL.

Why: If you are trying to make a point or reference an article then don’t just link to the NYT but to the article you are citing directly. This can make for a long URL. If the source has a long url it can get broken up in the text leaving the recipient the task of copying and pasting it back together to get to the page. Tinyurl.com turns long URL’s into short ones that fit better in text.

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Samantha Guter

Meet Samantha Guter, a junior Journalism major from Chicagoland, Illinois with minors in art, theatre and the Honors program! Samantha helps manage social media for IC Honors, is an RA in the HOME program and very involved in theatre and publications on campus (and she promises someone else nominated her, she’s not posting about herself just cause). Learn more about Sam below:10980703_10206016309317764_1312221271531340813_n

Favorite part about IC: “Definitely the community here and the ease of getting involved. I’m an ambivert, and most of the time, I love interacting with people. Being able to walk across campus and see both people I know and people I don’t know is great – there’s always the opportunity to meet new people but there are always people you’ll know wherever you go. It’s also so easy to get involved with whatever you want to do. The people here make the school – both CCES and Res Life where I work I joke are my ‘families’ because it really seems like that most of the time.”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why: “Undoubtedly, Gender, Sex and Desire with Carla Golden. It was largely discussion-based and the books we read sparked such interesting expansions of everyone’s ideas about what makes a person a ‘man’ or a ‘woman’ and discussed the fluidity of sexuality and gender. Even though I had a really awesome knowledge base in those subjects, it was phenomenal to be able to read and discuss these concepts in a more academic setting. Plus, Carla’s just amazing.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program: “I’m going to cheat a little bit here and list two. One is the phenomenal experience of participating in the Patti Pace festival in Georgia both my freshman and sophomore year with professor Bruce Henderson. It was such a great experience to meet other students passionate about communication, art and theatre and build connections with other professionals and other students from across the nation. The second one is the chance I had to go abroad to the Ithaca College London Centre last semester. Having the opportunity to immerse myself in British culture and travel all over Europe was beyond anything I had ever dreamt of, and taking Bill Sheasgreen’s Honors seminar in London was a phenomenal experience to get to know a city on an intricate and personal level.”

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!