Hello Honorites!

Yes. It is finals week but remember that you just finished your fall semester! Congratulations! You have come this far so DO NOT give up! You got this and you will end this week strong!

Negative energy, vibes, or thoughts will do nothing for you! Remind yourself everyday of this week that you are: SMART, STRONG, and that YOU GOT THIS!

GOOD LUCK on all of your finals and PLEASE, eat, sleep and stay hydrated because you should want to be alive and well for the holidays.. Right?


Senior Sendoff: Jennifer Walsh

Hi everyone! If you don’t me, I’m Jen, a senior Television-Radio major and Theatre minor. Since May 2016, I’ve been working with Honors as one of our Social Media Coordinators. It’s been quite the journey, and I’m so grateful to have been part of such a wonderful program. However, I’m graduating this semester, and that means that this is the last post I’ll write for the Honors blog. IMG_3714

I want to thank everyone who’s made my time in Honors so wonderful – Alicia Swords, Kathi Powers, our former director Tom Pfaff, my Honors classmates, and my neighbors in the Lyon Hall RLC from the fall of 2015 to the spring of 2017. I most especially want to thank my former co-coordinator Ryan Opila and my fabulous current co-coordinator Tynesha Taylor, who will be continuing on next semester.

I wish the best of luck to all of our Honors students as we head into finals week, and thank you for letting me share what makes this program special on social media.As much as I’ll miss Honors, I know that it’s prepared me well for my next adventures. This community is truly incredible, and I’m so thankful that I am a part of it.

2017 Holiday Celebration Photos

Thank you to all of our Honors community members who joined us last night in Emerson Suites. The Holiday Celebration was a huge success, and we hope you had a great time. Check out our photo gallery from last night below! If you share any pictures of you and your friends, be sure to tag us (@ichonors on Twitter and Instagram, and Ithaca College Honors Program on Facebook)!

Interested in Opera? Do you need an Honors course for the Spring Semester? Register for the Honors Short Seminar: Opera Immersion!

Hello Honorites!

In the Spring Semester, there will be a 1-Credit Honors Short Seminar called Opera Immersion (CRN #: 42792).

This course explores the form of opera, including the music, drama, scenic art, technical theater, and socio-political context, through an in-depth exploration of Lucia di Lammermoor.


In addition, you will also go to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City on April 7th, 2018 to see the opera that you have been studying throughout the semester come to life!


Register now! There are still some seats remaining!

Come & Support Kurt Lichtmann ’82 at the Lichtmann Vocal Concert on Dec. 16th @ 7pm!

Hello Honorites!

The Lichtmann Vocal Concert will be held on December 16th from 7pm – 8:15pm at the Hockett Recital Hall!


I.C. Alum Kurt Lichtmann presents a fun & entertaining 80 minute concert of Italian (Neapolitan), German, Spanish, classical, pop, some opera, some folk, a lot of great music that you pretty much never hear in Ithaca – and certainly not by a bass-baritone!

Some serious, some lighthearted, some sing-a-longs, and some intense theatrical emotional meatgrinders! Fiesta of styles and tone colors, with interesting and amusing commentaries! You will be entertained! FREE PIZZA RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.

Kurt earned his Masters Degree in Music at Ithaca College, M.M. Ed. Voice/Piano, long, long ago in 1982. Since then, he has sung on the stages of school auditoriums, and smoky country bars, well over a thousand times. And now… he’s back, with great gratitude to his current fabulous vocal coach Imogen Mills (I.C. Music Ed/Voice Class of 2018), as well as his former I.C. voice teachers, the legendary Leslie Bennett, and Roland Bentley.

His other I.C. music professors read like a Who’s Who of the luminous and venerated: Mary Arlin, Dave Riley, Dana Wilson, Ron Regal, Liz Regal, Marge Porterfield, Jim Porterfield, Larry Doebler, Gary Brodhead, Ed Swenson, and more. Were they here today, they would undoubtedly join in unison, “Don’t blame us! He went his own way!”


Video preview {a few short clips: 1m51s}
The Complete Printed Program

Musical bio:


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kurt Lichtmann at or (607) 274-3129. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Support Two IC Students & Their Company with Toys for Kids!