Welcome Tynesha Taylor ’21 to the Honors Social Media Team!

Hello Fellow Honorites!

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tynesha Taylor and I am the new social media coordinator alongside Jen Walsh!


I am a freshman at Ithaca College! I am an Exercise Science/Medical Science Major and I live in Lyon Hall!

I am involved in the Ithaca Achievement Program (iAP), the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP), Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and a member of the African Latino Society (ALS)!

In my free time, I love to play sports (I play volleyball), watch movies, TV,  and YouTube videos, eating (almost anything), sleeping (it’s a necessity), and being with friends and family!

I am so happy and excited to be working with Jen and with the Honors Program staff to make this blog and the Honors social media platforms cool and fun!

Email me anytime at TTAYLOR6@ithaca.edu, if you want to have an Honors Spotlight, want fellow Honorites to know about interesting events you are in, or if you attend an honors event, send me pictures to be featured!


Philly Trip 2017!

Check out these cool moments from the Philly trip! Share your Philly pictures to be featured on the Honors Blog! Please email: TTAYLOR6@ithaca.edu!

Honors FYI: Outer Docs Film Festival

Honors alum Hannah Basciano is co-directing Outer Docs, a new documentary film festival being held at Cinemapolis on October 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The festival, catered by the Ale House, will showcase films covering a variety of topics, including the story of the oldest active Israeli fighter pilot, poverty in Jamaica, the worship of forests in Ethiopia, and a town in Russia built by war captives. Students get $3 off tickets if they show their student ID!


Honors FYI: Civic Leadership Opportunity w/ Poor People’s Campaign and Conference


The Center for Civic Engagement and the Honors Program are pleased to announce an exciting civic leadership opportunity for students:  the Poor People’s Campaign Meeting and Conference in Binghamton, NY, October 17-18.

Please note that this conference is the Tuesday and Wednesday before Fall Break.

Honors students who are interested in this experience may also coordinate to propose an ongoing project following the October event.  If you wish to propose a group civic engagement project building on these events, it could be used to fulfill your civic engagement requirement.  Please be in touch with Alicia via honors@ithaca.edu if you’re interested in this aspect.

Application for Binghamton Anti-Poverty & Anti-Racism Events

 The Center for Civic Engagement and the Honors Program invite Ithaca College students to participate in an exciting leadership experience connected with a growing movement to end systemic racism and poverty.

A community meeting in Binghamton, NY the evening of Tuesday, October 17th, will feature Rev. Dr. William Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, along with community leaders from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey discussing the issues, history, and vision for the Poor People’s Campaign. During the meeting, the findings of the Truth Commission on Poverty in New York State will also be released.

On Wednesday, October 18th, a day-long conference will bring together faith, labor, and community leaders from across the state to delve more deeply into the Truth Commission’s findings, learn more about economic and racial justice issues facing New York, and discuss plans for participating in the Poor People’s campaign and strengthening a movement in New York State.

The call for this Campaign has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, militarism, environmental destruction & related injustices. It aims to build a broad and deep national movement – rooted in the leadership of the poor, marginalized and moral agents and reflecting the great moral teachings – to unite our country from the bottom up. This movement draws on the history, vision, and work of the 1967/68 Poor People’s Campaign.

Students are invited to apply below to be a part of this experience. We expect students to be inspired to return back to their own campus and build on the momentum to build regional student networks around these issues.

Transportation to Binghamton, meals, and the option for simple overnight accommodations will be provided for selected Ithaca College students.

To apply click here: https://orgsync.com/164755/forms/282089

Please contact cce@ithaca.edu or honors@ithaca.edu with any questions.

Rock Climbing Trip Tickets on Sale Next 10/2-10/3!

Happy Tuesday, Honorites! This year’s rock climbing trip in Little Falls, NY will take place Saturday, October 14. Tickets will be on sale in PRW 072 Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, and there are 10 spots available for this trip.

While no rock climbing experience is required, participants must attend a pre-trip meeting in order to attend. Refunds will only be provided if your spot cannot be filled.

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Honors FYI: Applying to Masters in Social Work Programs Workshop 9/26

This Tuesday, September 26 in Williams 202, Katherine Cohen-Filipic will lead a workshop for seniors on applying to Masters in Social Work (MSW) programs.

Come and hear some social work-specific tips about chosing programs, writing personal statements, and selecting references.  Come with your questions! This workshop is best suited for students getting ready to apply this year—we will have later sessions for people applying in the future.


Honors FYI: Cine Con Cultura Film Festival

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to expand your knowledge of international cinema? Cine Con Cultura is a local film festival curating films from across Latin America. Some screenings are free, and ticketed screenings are $6.00 for students. More information about free screenings, talkbacks, and other events is available on the Cine Con Cultura Facebook page. Check out the dates below for information about locations, screening times, and more about this eclectic lineup of films!


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Honors FYI: Temporary Tutors in Math, Physics, and Biology

IC Tutoring Services has an urgent need for temporary tutors in math, physics, and biology, and is offering premium wages to students who can fill these positions. Other highly needed areas: any Statistics course (e.g. Statistics; ACCT 225/226; GBUS  203; FINA 311; CHEM (all levels); upper level OTBS courses, etc.

Go to ithaca.edu/tutoring and click link on left side of page to apply.  Have faculty member in specified department to forward recommendation immediately.