CORTACA T-Shirt Design Contest!

Hello Honorites!

Ithaca College’s Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is hosting the annual T-shirtCORTACA_Tickets.jpg design contest for the annual Cortaca Jug football game. Any current Ithaca College student is eligible to enter the contest! The winning designer will receive $400 in gift cards to Amazon! Second place will receive a $75 gift card and third will receive a $25 gift card!

Contest Rules:

Submit a navy blue design in vector format that will be used on the front of a white T-shirt. Design can be no larger than 14” wide x 15” high.   You may incorporate one of the athletics logos – we will provide a JPEG for design purposes; if your design is selected, we will provide a high-resolution image for final production.

Contact Lynne Pierce as indicated below for the JPEG.  Designers are strongly encouraged to download and review the college’s identity standards at before beginning their work.

Design must reflect a professional look that conveys the excellence, pride, and tradition of the Ithaca College community and the rich history of the Cortaca Jug game.  We will be posting submissions onto Facebook to gain the votes of our classmates. The top 3 designs with the most amount of likes will then be given to the final set of judges. Select members of the football team, cheerleading team, SGA and STAT will then vote on the winning design. Judges’ decisions will be final.

All designs are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2018. Please email your design, along with your name and student ID number, to

Questions? Direct any questions to the STAT advisor Kristin VanOrmer at

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, presented by Tompkins Trust Company (9/28-9/30)!

The 36th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company is this weekend September 28 – 30, 2018! 

Friday (TODAY): 12pm-6pm Unknown.jpeg

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm

Each year, Apple Harvest Festival hosts bushels full of apple farmers, local produce, fresh baked goods, family entertainment at every turn, games, rides, prizes and live performances on two stages.

Free to attend and all-ages friendly, Apple Harvest Festival is a great introduction to the rich farm and artist community of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.  First time visitors can witness a variety of wonderful local entertainment happening all over downtown and inside shops, while also visiting the historical outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, the Ithaca Commons.  The Commons is the epicenter of the festival and the gateway to a nostalgic journey to harvest season fun.

Are you Registered to Vote!?

Yesterday was national register to vote day; did you register? If not no worry, we have you covered! Tomorrow at 12-1 upstairs in CC, you can get registered!

If tomorrow doesn’t work for you, that’s fine too! Over the next few weeks, fellow honors students will still be working to get you registered! Just be aware of these dates below!Vote sign

The dates the table will be up and running over the next 2 weeks are as follows: Friday 9/28, Tuesday 10/2, and Thursday 10/4. Again, these tables will be set up during the noon hour Upstairs in CC.

However, we understand that not everyone who wants to register can be there during the noon hour, so there is another option! Just email me,, and I will send you the appropriate form for whatever state you plan to vote in. Political engagement is so critical, and we hope you all come to register! If you have any questions, comments, concerns, just email me!

The Overnight Backpacking Trip Is Back!! Get Your Tickets TODAY AND THURSDAY!

Hello Honorites!

The Overnight Backpacking is on Friday October 5th at 5:00pm and returns Saturday Unknown.jpegOctober 6th at around 5:00pm.


  • Ten tickets will be sold at a cost of $20.00
  • All necessary equipment and food will be provided.
  • Student must attend a pre-trip meeting for this events and there is no expectation.


As with all Honors trips, tickets will be sold on a first come and refunds will only be provided if your spot can be filled.

Tickets will be on sale in PRW 072 on the below listed dates:

  • Wednesday September 26th, 2018  from 12:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday September 27,th18th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


You don’t want to miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Sign Up for IC Engage on October 13th!

Hello Honorites!

20180920152303503_1.pngImmerse yourself this October 13th in the Ithaca Community by volunteering with IC Engaged at one of the available locations. We expanded the options for this event, so we hope you’ll find something you like! The IC Engaged community engagement event will include breakfast, a morning service address, a reflection activity, and a super sweet t-shirt to honor the event!

IC Engaged locations include, South Hill Elementary School, Brooktondale Community Center, Ithaca Mobile Food Pack, Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming, Second Wind Cottages, and more.

Spots fill up quickly, so don’t wait! SIGN UP HERE!  

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Don Austin at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Join V.P. Rosanna Ferro to Dine & Chat!

Hello Honorites!

20180920202550457_1Students are invited to share a meal and their thoughts with Vice President Ferro.

She is looking to get to know students individually, to hear your wants, your concerns, and to learn more about your IC experience.

Meals are scheduled as noted below:

October 1 from 12-1 in Taughannock Falls Room

November 13 from 5:30 – 6:30 in Cayuga Lake Room

December 11 from 12 – 1 in Ithaca Falls Room

To reserve your space, email Karen Walls at

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Karen Walls at or (607) 274-3374. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Jean Twenge Presents “iGen: Advice for the Smartphone Generation” on 9/27 @ 7:30pm at Emerson Suites

The Park School invites all students, staff, and faculty to join us for an important conversation on the effects of mobile and social media. Mobile and social media has changed the landscape of our society, professional, and personal lives. Jean Twenge will bring her insight and discuss how we can forge ahead as a community with a healthy balance of technology and humanity.

Thursday, September 27th • 7:30pm 20180911153522690_1.jpg
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall

Jean Twenge, a leading expert of the iGeneration, will will present a public lecture entitled, iGen: Advice for the Smartphone Generation.

Traditional-age college students are now iGen (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. iGen’ers are growing up more slowly, spend more time online and less time with their friends face-to-face, and are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, depression, and sleep deprivation. We’ll discuss ways to find a balance with technology, leaving time for activities more beneficial for physical and mental health.

Twenge’s visit is a part of the Park School’s Media for Social Responsibility initiative of the Kesh Center for Global Communications Innovation.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact April Johanns at or (607) 274-1789. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.