Do You Want to Study Abroad? Are You Interested In Learning More about the Study Abroad Programs? Come to an Info Session!

Hello Honorites!

Below are various opportunities to attend an info session about different study abroad programs that are coming up soon!


SUMMER STUDY ABROAD: Go global this summer

• Tues., 1/30, 12:10-1:00 pm; Textor 103

• Mon., 2/5, 6:00-7:00 pm; Textor 103

LONDON CENTER: Study in the heart of London

• Wed., 1/31, 6:00-7:00 pm; Textor 103

• Tues., 2/6, 12:10-1:00 pm; Textor 103

STUDY ABROAD BASICS: Find out how it all works

• Wed., 1/31, 7:00-8:00 pm; Textor 103

• Thurs., 2/8, 12:10-1:00 pm; Textor 103

STUDY ABROAD DROP-IN ADVISING: Get your questions answered

• Tues., 2/13, 12:10-1:00 pm; Textor 103


• Thurs., 2/8, 6:00-7:00 pm; Textor 103

CEA STUDY ABROAD: Affiliated & Non-Affiliated program options

• Thurs., 3/8, 12:10-1:00 pm; Textor 103


Interested in studying away from IC, but staying in the US? Consider New York City or Washington DC!

IC in DC: Putting Knowledge into Action

• Tues., 2/13, 12:10-1:00; 213 Job Hall


IC in NYC: Study & intern in the City

General Information for all students with ICNYC Director: Thurs., 3/1, 12:10-1:00; BUS 204

For Business students: Thurs., 2/15, 12:10-1:00; BUS 104

For Park students: Thurs., 2/15, 12:10-1:00; Park Auditorium

For HSHP students: Thurs., 2/15, 12:10-1:00; CHS 201

For H&S students: Tues., 2/20, 12:10-1:00; BUS 114

For Music students: check with Associate Dean for information


In addition to attending an info session, students wanting more information can contact International Programs to set up individual advising appointments. Call their office at 607-274-3306 or email

Want to Jump Start Your Career in Six Weeks? Apply for the Albany Summer Internship Program hosted by Marist College!

Hello Honorites!

Marist College is continuing to host a six week, intensive Albany Summer Internship Program (ASIP).

The program is open to all majors!

**(However students in Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology are ideally suited to benefit from the ASIP experience.)

The 6 week ASIP experience runs from May 21 to June 29th, 2018, and the application deadline is March 1, 2018. 

Internship Placement & Support

The ASIP internship placements include advocacy groups, lobbying firms, nonprofit organizations, and state agency offices.  Our Albany-based staff will facilitate these placements in settings which match each student’s interests. (Please use flyer below to look at different placement options.)Image-1.jpg

Program Information

ASIP interns work at their placements 4 days a week for 6 weeks earning 3 course credits and meet weekly with the ASIP Director, Dr. Krista Applebee, for internship-in-context sessions, career development workshops, and networking events with guest speakers.

If students wish to take additional classes, online Marist summer courses are available at a discounted rate in a variety of disciplines.

Tuition, Housing, & Student Life

The total program costs are $3000, including tuition, a program fee, and housing. Students pay Marist College directly and then simply transfer the 3 internship course credits back to your institution.  In addition, students who live in the Albany area can participate in the ASIP experience as a commuting student, and the cost would then be $2200.

Students live in fully furnished 4-bedroom apartments in University Heights, a complex that is centrally located in Albany’s academic quadrangle.  Apartments include free Wi-Fi and parking. Summer is an ideal time to experience the Capital Region’s cultural and natural resources, such as the Art on Lark festival in June and the many hiking trails in the Adirondack ParkImage.jpg

Additional information, including application forms, may be found at the Albany Summer Internship Program website.


If there are any questions regarding the ASIP experience please contact, Dr. Martin Shaffer at or (845) 575-3295.  

Student Testimonials:

Kevisha Hunt, Wells College — Psychology major;Criminology minor
“My internship allowed me to get involved with important policy issues, meet with state legislators, attend press conferences, and learn directly from people with years of experience in children’s mental health policy.  The beauty about my internship is that I was not only exposed to policy and politics; through Families Together of New York State I got to connect with people from various mental health organizations from all over the state. This experience has turned out to be very rewarding, in more ways than I ever expected.  I highly encourage anyone interested in this program to go for it! There are so many opportunities available.”

Eliza Patterson, Marist College — Political Science Major, Communications/PR Minor
“My time at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. The staff that I worked with were kind and welcoming, and exposed me to many different aspects of higher education policy. I was able to read new legislation, write policy briefs, and draft memorandums working specifically on legislative initiatives dealing with New York State Public Health Law and the Education Law. I was also able to attend meetings, discuss bills, and observe the Senate and Assembly during the legislative session. They gave me many assignments to tackle, and I ultimately walked away with a portfolio of different projects I worked on. For any student interested in obtaining an internship, I highly recommend taking part in the Albany Summer Internship Program. I can confidently say that I have developed many skills at this internship that I will take with me to future internships and jobs.”

Spring 2018 Student Org. Fair!

Hello Honorites!

The Spring 2018 Student Organization Fair will be on Wednesday, January 31st from 10am-3pm in Emerson Suites. There will be over 150 student organizations promoting events, recruiting members, and showcasing their student organization. The student organization is free to attend. Take this opportunity to network with student leaders, find your passion and sign up for so many amazing student organizations!


Need a quick view of OSEMA Student Organizations, click here! This site offers a brief description and contact information for each student organization.

Any questions or concerns please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs at 607-274-3222.




Congratulations to the Honorites Accepted into “Partners in the Parks”!

Hello Honorites!

Partners in the Parks is an outdoor learning program coordinated through the National Collegiate Honors Council, which allows students to travel and explore national parks with other honors students from across the country. This year, trips include Glacier National Park, Harper’s Ferry, and Olympic National Park!

This year only 3-4 students were selected to travel.

The Honors Program would like to congratulate:



Sarah Griffin, sophomore Honorite majoring in Biology.



Hannah Reinhardt, first year Honorite majoring in Outdoor Leadership.



Olivia Forker, sophomore Honorite majoring in Doc Studies.



and Elizabeth Eberhardt, first year Honorite majoring in Journalism!



Check out more information about Partners in the Parks at their website:

Welcome Back!

Hello Honorites & Welcome Back!


The Honors Program hopes that you had a fun, relaxing, and well-spent winter break! It is the New Year so that also brings a new semester!

Good Luck on the first day back to Ithaca College and with all of your new classes! Try to make the most of this semester by joining new clubs and organizations, connecting with fellow Honorites and doing what you love to get the greatest experience here at IC and in Honors!

Make sure if you are not already, to follow Honors on social media and to subscribe to the Honors Blog! There will be information on events and things to know about Honors in general posted throughout the semester so please follow to stay updated!


Honors Social Media:

Facebook: Ithaca College Honors Program

Twitter: @ichonors

Instagram: @ichonors

Subscribe to the Honors Blog!

IC’s African Latino Society (ALS) Presents: Winter Wonderland in Hollywood Event on Feb. 2nd!

ALS is in its 48th year of service to the ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native American) college community on campus. On February 2, 2018, ALS is having their annual Winter Wonderland event. This year it will be a formal event and the theme is “Winter Wonderland in Hollywood”. It is a time to celebrate our dedication to embracing the black and brown diversity on our Ithaca Campus!

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Purchasing Information:
Pre-sale Venmo Tickets (available until 1/26)
Venmo Name:@Ithaca-ALS
*Please put in description box “Full name, Winter Wonderland presale”


SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE: Rosanna Ferro, Dr. Schelley Nunn, Nick Fraser & MANY MORE!


MLK Celebration at Ithaca College! (Jan. 22nd – Jan. 27th)

Hello Honorites!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration will take place the first week back from winter break, January 22nd-27th!

This year’s theme, “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”, comes from Dr. King’s 1968 sermon in which he called on audience members to create a global perspective of mutual interconnectedness and “work passionately and unrelentingly to get rid of racial injustice in all its dimensions”.

All of the on-campus events are free and open to the public. 



Educational Workshop: “Are You Woke? Remaining Awake for the Great Revolution and Relaunching Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign Today”
12:10–1 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters: David Harker, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement; Alicia Swords, Director of the Honors Program and Associate Professor of Sociology; Baruch Whitehead, Associate Professor of Music Education
By revisiting the last years of King’s work, including his sermon “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution,” participants will consider how to follow this call 50 years later and learn about organizations around the country who are launching a new Poor People’s Campaign. This will be an interactive workshop involving music, multimedia, personal reflection and a call to action.

Civil Rights Tour Presentation
4 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
Each year the new class of first-year Martin Luther King Scholars creates an original presentation to highlight their fall Civil Rights Tour. Through creative performance and the use of multimedia, the scholars reflect on experiences and knowledge gained through their travels to various parts of Georgia and Alabama.

Keynote Address by Marlon Peterson
4:30 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
After spending his entire 20s in the New York State Prison system, Marlon Peterson became an advocate and educator on behalf of youth development, violence prevention, criminal justice, and race and gender justice. He is the host of the Decarcerated podcast, which highlights the journeys of success of people who have spent time in prison, and is the founder of The Precedential Group, a social justice consulting firm. Peterson has been honored by Ebony magazine as one of America’s 100 most influential and inspiring leaders in the black community. He is also an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, Fall 2016 TED Resident and 2015 recipient of a Soros Justice Fellowship.


Remaining Awake: Unpacking Media–“Black-ish: Lemons”
6 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
How does one decipher and navigate media in an age of fake news and alternative facts? Join us as we watch “Lemons,” an episode of the ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” and teach media literacy as a tool for unpacking the messages we consume daily. This session will be led by Cyndy Scheibe, professor in the Department of Psychology and the founder and executive director of the media literacy initiative Project Look Sharp.

Educational Workshop: “White Allyship”
12:10–1 p.m., Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Presenter: Bronte Cook ’21
This workshop will be committed to exploring and understanding the ways white people can get involved with — and aid in — racial and social justice movements. Participants will discuss steps that white people, particularly college students, can take in order to become better allies in our communities. This workshop will cover topics including privilege, the white savior complex and the importance of self-education.

Educational Workshop: “The Palestinian Nakba, 70 Years Later: Will Americans Go On Sleeping?”
12:10–1 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenter: Harriet Malinowitz, Lecturer, Department of Writing
The word “Nakba” is Arabic for “catastrophe,” and is used by Palestinians to describe the events of 1948 which led to the deaths of many in their families and the expulsion from their homes of over 700,000 others. This workshop will feature a short power point presentation on what happened during and after the Nakba, as well as some of the attempts that Palestinians have made over 70 years to gain their freedom and reclaim their homes.


Closing Keynote Address by Rabbi Saul Berman
6 p.m., Textor 102
Rabbi Saul Berman, a leading Orthodox thinker who was active in both the Civil Rights and Soviet Jewry movements, will recount his experiences as part of a group of clergy who conducted voter registration work in Alabama in 1965. He took part in the marches from Selma to Montgomery and was arrested twice. Among other positions, Berman has served as chairman of the Department of Judaic Studies of Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, senior rabbi of Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan, the Nathan and Rose Rotter Fellow in Talmudic Law at Columbia University School of Law, and director of Edah, an organization devoted to the invigoration of modern Orthodox ideology and religious life.

School of Music Annual MLK Celebration Concert
7:30 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center
Annual concert in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., with performances by the Ithaca College Chorus, Choir, and Jazz Vocal Ensemble along with students and faculty and guest ensemble the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers.

MLK Day of Service
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., various locations
One of Martin Luther King’s greatest visions was of a world with communities working together to address their challenges. The annual MLK Day of Service is an opportunity for students in the IC community to perform service at organizations and agencies in the greater Ithaca area. Among the locations at which students will serve this year are the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center, State Theatre of Ithaca, Finger Lakes ReUse Center and Family Reading Partnership.

The MLK Week celebration is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement & Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA).

Chegg’s “12 Small Things You Can Do Everyday To Be Happier”

Hello Honorites!

Soon we will all be returning for Spring Semester and it is important to start off on a good pace and with an even better state of mind.  This is a list of Chegg’s “12 Small Things You Can Do Everyday To Be Happier,” feel free to read and hopefully take a point or two and incorporate it in your everyday routine!


1. Smile & Laugh 

You don’t have to be happy to smile. Look in the mirror right now and show off your pearly whites, you can even let out a chuckle if you want. Just the act of smiling makes you happier, and you don’t have to mean it.

2. Read A Good Book

A good book can solve any problems you have. So, fire up your Kindle or pull out an actual book and get lost in faraway worlds.

3. Call/Text A Friend

We all have a friend that can brighten up our day just by talking to us. Call or text your favorite friend for an instant day brightener.

4. Soak Up Some Sun (when it gets warmer!)

It’s hard to be upset when the sun is beaming down on your skin, and you are soaking in all the Vitamin D. Grab an iced coffee and find a sunny spot on campus to chill out at for a while.

5. Write 3 Things You Are Grateful For

We don’t always take the time necessary to be thankful and count our blessings. Start keeping a journal every day and write down three things you are grateful for. You can’t be upset when you are thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for.

6. Give Someone A Compliment

One of the easiest ways to be happy is to throw kindness around like confetti. So, when you see someone’s dress or shoes, and you love it, don’t forget to let them know!

7. Exercise

Take a page from Elle Woods’ playbook. “Exercise gives you endorphins; endorphins make you happy.” Hit up your campus gym for a quick workout session!

8. Watch A Funny Video

The internet is filled with funny videos. Scroll down your Facebook timeline or go to YouTube, you are bound to find a video that will have you cracking up in no time.

9. Sleep or Nap

If you’re not happy, there is a chance you are cranky. A quick way to solve that is with a power nap. Take a snooze for 20 minutes so you can be recharged and back to your normal, peppy self.

10. Recite Your Mantra

Do you have a mantra? If not, find one that speaks to you, and any time you need to be reminded just how awesome you are repeat it to yourself. Repeating your mantra is a great way to get in the zone and get your smile back.

11. Meditate

There are so many meditation apps out there that it’s almost impossible for you not to have a way to meditate. Centering yourself and focusing on your happiness will surely bring more happiness into your life.

12. Have A Dance Party

Last, but not least, crank up your favorite tunes and dance it out (even if someone is watching you.)