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.
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.
- The Gerontology Institute is hosting a presentation by Richard Payne, M.D. entitled “Racially-Associated Disparities in Hospice and Palliative Care Access: Can We Move the Needle?” on 2/13 at 7:00 in Emerson Suites.
- The Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services will continue its Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series with a screening of Gen Silent in the Handwerker Gallery 2/16 at 6:00. The documentary deals with issues facing the aging LGBT population and is presented with the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute.
- Career Services will host a “How to Connect with IC Mentors” workshop on 2/15 at 4:00. Interested students should register through Handshake to reserve their spot.
- There will be an RA info session in the Eastman Lounge Wednesday, 2/15 at 8:00. RA applications can be found here: https://orgsync.com/86209/forms/235203.
- On Friday 2/17 at 5:00 Reba Wissner will give a talk entitled “Music in the Twilight Zone: Hearing Rod Serling’s Vision” in the Nabenhauer Recital Room.
- There will be a faculty recital featuring Wendy Mehne, flute and Elizabeth Simkin, cello at 7:00 2/17 in Hockett Family Recital Hall.
- On Sunday 2/19 at 4:00 in Ford Hall there will be a performance by the Akropolis Reed Quintet.
On Monday February 20th from 6-7 p.m., the Afro-Latino Society will be hosting a multicultural storytelling event in the ALS room of West Tower. Attendees are invited to share folk tales from their home countries and or communities. If you do not have folk tales, please feel free to bring any stories that you might like to share.
If you are interested in participating in the storytelling event email email@example.com by Monday, February 13th detailing the title of the story, what country/community it originates from and the approximate duration of the story. It is not necessary to perform the story without a script, simply bring anything that will make it easier for you to tell your story.
IC Honors Director Alicia Swords was recently interviewed for IC Current about her background and vision for the future of the Honors Program. Learn more about Alicia and her goals for the Program in the article here.
Cornell Abroad is hosting a Passport Caravan on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of Willard Straight Hall. Students, faculty and staff who are U.S. citizens can meet with U.S. passport officers at the event to obtain or renew their passports for the standard fee.
Students with majors or minors in the School of Humanities and Sciences may now apply for endowed scholarships online. Applications must be submitted by March 10th and students should file their FAFSA by the deadline of March 1st. Information about general scholarships, including a link to the application, is available on the H&S website. Department-specific scholarships are listed here.