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.

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.

  • 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.

Honors FYI: Multicultural Storytelling Event

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 nobi@ithaca.edu 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.

Honors FYI: Scholarship Opportunities

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.