Honors Kudos: National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Congratulations to Zoe Mendrysa ’19, Elena Piech ’19, Honors Academic Assistant/Eastman-Lyon Residence Director Jess Shapiro and former Honors Academic Assistant/Eastman-Lyon Residence Director Katie Hellman on their recent presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 52nd annual conference.

IMG-1961At the conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia,  Jess Shapiro and Katherine Hellmann (now Honors Coordinator at University of Texas at Tyler) co-presented their session entitled, “A Look at Diversity Education in Honors” on November 10, 2017. Their research highlighted how educating honors students on diversity and social justice issues can be fraught with lack of time, understanding, and uncertainty. They examined how Ithaca College and the University of Texas at Tyler created and implemented a developmental diversity curriculum, and shared assessment data and educational materials.

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Zoe Mendrysa presented a session entitled, “Chlamydia Virulence Factors Subvert Host Cell Apoptosis” on November 11 2017. The presentation focused on how Chlamydia trachomitis and host cell interactions by using hypothetical proteins to determine organelle localization.

 

IMG-1969Elena Piech’s session, “Teaching Activism in Honors Courses,” took place on November 12, 2017. Her research explored how attending activist movements and protests can better enhance students’ understanding of social movements.

While in Atlanta, Elena and Zoe explored the city of Atlanta through NCHC’s City as Text Program, networked with other honors students and faculty from across the country and around the world, and celebrated the unique community created by honors education.The national submission process for the NCHC annual conference is highly selective, with hundreds of students and faculty submitting proposals each year.

We’re so proud of our talented and engaged Honors students and staff, and congratulate them again on their outstanding work.

Save the Date! Honors Holiday Celebration 12/13 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the annual Honors Holiday Celebration. Please join us in Emerson Suites for snacks, raffles, surprises, and more! This year we’ll be holding an ugly sweater contest (more details below). We look forward to celebrating all of the hard work the Honors community has done this semester, and look forward to seeing you there!

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Film Screening and Discussion with Honors Professor Carla Golden

IC Feminist United will host a screening of “I Was a Teenage Feminist” in Textor 103 on Thursday, November 30 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A discussion moderated by Professor Carla Golden will follow about how the documentary, made in 2005, holds up today.

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Here’s the film’s synopsis: “Why is it that some young, independent, progressive women in today’s society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Join filmmaker Therese Shechter as she takes a funny, moving and very personal journey into the heart of feminism. Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, Shechter talks with feminist superstars, rowdy frat boys, liberated Cosmo girls and Radical Cheerleaders, all in her quest to find out whether feminism can still be a source of personal and political power.”

You might want to consider taking Slow Read: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead taught by Jim Stafford. It is Block I – 1credit course and will be offered on Thursdays 2:35 – 3:50 in Smiddy 108.  For the description, please go to the blog section Spring 2018 Advising Notes.

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Represent the Class of 2021 on the Honors Advisory Board!

Nominations for the Honors Advisory Board are now being accepted for the Class of 2021. The position is for the remaining academic year, and you may nominate yourself or a peer. The role of the Honors Advisory Board is to be the student voice of the program. Duties include attending monthly meetings and being an active member in the Honors community. If you have any questions, please contact honorsadvisoryboard@gmail.com.

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8XD1Gdwp4n9bL283RoaoCpS6h83QaD26j6C3MxObtZ6v6Kg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

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Weekly Events Roundup – 11/28 to 12/5

Now that we’re back from break, the semester is racing to its end. Here are some events on campus this week to help you learn, laugh, or de-stress as your workload amps up.rivero

Bolivian author Giovanna Rivero will read from her short story collection, Para comerte mejor, tonight at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery. Rivero is an author and Assistant Professor in the werner.jpgDepartment of Modern Languages and Literature.

Artist and physicist Werner Sun will give a lecture with a workshop to follow on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Art Department, will be held in Ceracche 127.

The Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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Park Distinguished Faculty-in-Residence A. Van Jordan will host Mason Richards and Dion Graham for a panel entitled “Using Cultural Iconography in Screenwriting and Media Production” on Friday, December 1st at 3 p.m. The event will be held in Park Auditorium, and is part of the Micheaux Visiting Filmmaker Series. Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.

Ithaca College’s Handbell Choir will present their Winter Concert on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in Muller Chapel. rdIC’s two handbell choirs will play a set of pop, holiday, and classical songs.

 

Routine Disturbances, Ithaca College’s show choir, will perform a fall preview in Emerson Suites at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

The IC Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a public viewing night at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Friday. To attend, show up at the vehicle ‘turn around’ in front of the entrances of Smiddy Hall and CHS (F lot side).  A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people up to the observatory and back down.

ICTV will premiere its new scripted series, The Legend of South Hill, on Sunday, December 3 in Park Auditorium. The screening will begin at 7:00 p.m. following a red carpet beginning at 6:00 p.m. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.