IC Honors Student Spotlight: Erin Doran ’18

After a long break, we’re pleased feature junior honors student, Erin Doran as this week’s student spotlight. Erin is from Canandaigua, NY and studies Television Radio at Ithaca College. She’s also working towards a minor in Communication Management and Design. With a concentration in media production, Erin is highly involved in Ithaca College Television (ICTV) where she’s worked on four television shows including Fake Out, Ithaca College’s original game show. She’s been highly involved as the philanthropy chair and now newly elected president of Ithaca College’s chapter of the Delta Kappa Alpha National Professional Cinematic Society through which she collaborates with other Ithaca students to serve their community through cinema. Erin also serves on the executive board of IC Courage, helping to plan events to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a summer camp for children and families affected by cancer. Since January, Erin has been living it up on the West Coast, studying in Los Angeles with the ICLA program and interning at CONAN, the late night television show hosted by Conan O’Brien. A lover of dogs, music, theater, and working with kids, Erin is a distinguished member of the honors community. In order to learn more about her experiences as an Honors student, continue reading in her own words below!

'18 Erin Doran

Your favorite part about IC:
“Everyone on campus is so friendly! The Park School definitely has a community feel that promotes creativity and collaboration alongside learning, and the location in the number one college-town in the nation is wonderful. There’s always something to do both on and off campus. Our alumni are also amazing, and with so many networking opportunities offered through Ithaca, I feel more confident pursuing a career in the television and film industry!”

Your favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why:
“Creativity and Madness with Mary Beth O’Connor! I loved the psychological and philosophical aspects of the course, as well as the artistic. When we got to the class presentations, I enjoyed hearing each student’s insight on a selected topic dealing with the connection between creativity and madness. Our class discussions every day were intriguing, and throughout the semester I developed a new level of insight into the world of creativity through the eyes of those regarded by society as “geniuses” or “insane,” and discovered how these words do not do justice to what really may be happening.”

The coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program:
“Right now, I am participating in the ICLA program, and am interning at the late night talk show, Conan! I love living in Los Angeles and having the opportunity to work on set at the Warner Bros. lot everyday alongside other Ithaca Alumni! Everyone is so incredibly nice, and this semester has been a dream come true. Being able to participate in the ICLA program was a huge factor that led to my decision to go to Ithaca. There are so many great opportunities Ithaca provides for its students, both on campus and across the country!”

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
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Email ropila@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

Honors FYI: Anthropology Summer Program

“Smells like Fieldwork: Methods in Sensory Anthropology” will be offered as part of the Off the Beaten Track summer field school this summer in Gozo, Malta, run by Oberlin College. This unit offers a range of activities, excursions, and readings designed to help students attend to how their culturally specific modes of perception affect ethnographic fieldwork and to explore methods for understanding alternative ways of sensing the world.

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FYI: New WGST course on Islam and Feminism

omen’s and Gender Studies will be bringing Shehnaz Haqqani, Ph.D. Candidate (at UT, Austin) to campus next year (AY 2017-2018) as a Dissertation Diversity Fellow.   She will be teaching a course on Islam and Feminism, a one-time offering for the Fall, to be scheduled on T/Th 4-5:15. The course is not listed on HomerConnect, but it will be taking place at the scheduled time. For more information, contact Carla Golden at golden@ithaca.edu.

IC Honors: Weekly Learning Opportunities

At 6:00 tonight in the Klingenstein Lounge, the third CSCRE Discussion Series event, “Struggles and Achievements of Generation Z” will take place.

The First Generation Student Organization will host its First Generation Alumni Panel Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. in Campus Center Klingenstein Lounge. The panel will provide current first generation students (and their peers) a chance to interact with First Generation Alumni and learn about their journey during their time at Ithaca College. Refreshments will be provided.

At the Creative Space Gallery on the Commons, a reception will be held Thursday, April 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “Visualizing Space-Time: A Collaboration of Art + Physics,” featuring the work of students in Intermediate/Advanced Drawing and Modern Physics.

A reading of IC alumnus Nick Gandiello’s play The Blameless will take place Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery.