BOLD Scholars Presents: Engaging Mental Health in People of Color: Restorative Healing: Self-Care for POC Event TODAY @ 4pm in the Peggy Ryan Williams Lobby

Hello Honorites!

Please join the BOLD Scholars for their second Engaging Mental Health in People of Color (EMPOC) event of the year — Restorative Healing: Self-Care for POC. 


At this event, attendees will be able to engage with the idea that self-care is more than bubble baths and face masks for POC — it is a revolutionary act. There will be an interactive Q&A session with Rita Bunatal, Ithaca alumna and founder of Malaika Apparel. The discussion will focus on what authentic self-care means and how people of color can practice it effectively.

All are welcome to attend and participate in these important conversations. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided, and a raffle will be held!

Sign Up TODAY for IC’s Habitat for Humanity’s Winter Break Trip in Athens, Ohio!

Hello Honorites!

The Habitat for Humanity Winter Break Trip is an opportunity for IC’s habitat chapter to go out and give back in a different state in the US. We will be driving to Athens, Ohio this year! It’s an amazing time, and a great leadership and service opportunity!

Dates: January 13th – 20th

Location: Athens, Ohio

What you will be doing: The group will be working with Athens, Ohio’s local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. This means builds, bonding, and lots of fun!

Payment: $25.00 deposit before trip to hold spot, and then it will be returned after trip.

Spaces open: 15

Drivers needed: 4 (must be 21 or over)

Contact Information:, or Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity on Facebook

Sign up here!

Individuals requiring accommodations should contact We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Sign Up for Service Saturday on December 8th TODAY!

Hello Honorites!


Participate in the last Service Saturday event of the semester, where you will be giving back to the Ithaca community on Saturday, December 8th. Hot lunch and a service reflection will follow service activities in Ithaca Falls Room at 1:30pm.

Locations include:

  • Salvation Army Food Service Program – help out with the only Saturday meal service in Ithaca.
  • IC Books Thru Bars – Help Books Thru Bars prepare books to mail to people incarcerated throughout the United States. This is their final mailing of the year, so they need lots of help! (Located in Taughannock Falls room in campus center)
  • Second Wind Cottages – SWC assists homeless men in the region by providing them with small cottages to live in while they get back on their feet. SWC is getting ready to finish things up for the season, and they need help from us to finish a few end-of-year tasks
  • Finger Lakes ReUse Center – FLRC needs help with sorting a variety of new donations at the center

Space is always limited, 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.

If you are looking for an interesting course to add to your spring schedule…

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La fille du regiment is a frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.

Congratulations to the Following Honors Students for Presenting at the Popular Culture Conference!​

5 IC Honors students presented the original scholarship at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, held in Baltimore November 8-10. The Honors program would like to congratulate the following students!



Zoe Merod (Art History, ’19) worked with Associate Professor of Art History Jennifer Germann to prepare her presentation: “The Iconography of King James and the NBA’s Political Bible: One Man’s Power in Shaping the Image of the Institution.”

These students worked with Katharine Kittredge (Professor of English):

Alexandria Paul (English, ’19) “The Missing Diva: The Transformation of Broadway Diva Archetype in Sondheim’s Passion

Angelina Randazzo (English Education, ’21) “’My Heart is Infinite’: Multiple Families in The Girl who Drank the Moon

Abigail Rogers (English, ’21) “SKAM: Norwegian vs. American Depictions of Sexual Assault for the Teen Audience”

Andy Yzaguirre (English, ‘20) “Anyone Can be a Super Hero: Moving Beyond the Straight White Alter Ego in Web Comics”

Once again, congratulations to these students, and thank you for representing the Honors program so well!

If you or anyone you know in the program have any noteworthy accomplishments you’d like to be shared on the blog, email me @ We’d love to share what you’re doing with our fellow Honor students!




Attend Ithaca College’s Annual Network Nights in NYC, Boston, or Washington D.C.! Register TODAY!

Hello Honorites!

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to go Ithaca College’s Annual Network Nights!

Did you know 80% of professional opportunities are obtained through networking? It really is about who you know, and accomplished IC alumni want to get to know YOU! They’ve been where you are, and want to share the story of their journey and help you navigate yours.

Before each Network Night event, everyone is invited to enjoy a Mix and Mingle Reception hosted by ICUnity, an organization that connects IC’s underrepresented groups to support inclusive social interaction, to help everyone get warmed up for networking.

Registration is free! Dress is business professional, and we highly encourage you to bring along business cards as a means to exchange contact information.

New York City
Monday, January 7, 2019
6:00–7:00 p.m.: ICUnity Mix and Mingle Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m.: Network Night
JW Marriott Essex House

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:00–7:00 p.m.: ICUnity Mix and Mingle Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m.: Network Night
Hotel Commonwealth

Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:00–7:00 p.m.: ICUnity Mix and Mingle Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m.: Network Night
St. Gregory Hotel Dupont Circle

Here’s what to expect at the events:

  • Ambassadors from a variety of fields will be stationed around the room to meet you and facilitate conversations between attendees
  • IC staff and student volunteers will help you find Ambassadors and other alumni in the room
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available throughout the evening

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Career Services at We look forward to seeing you at Network Nights!

Apply for The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan!

Hello Honorites!

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan (DDCSP at U of M) hosted by the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is a two-year conservation-themed national summer program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

This program aims to help students:

  • Develop research skills through a research mentorship program in partnership with faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan (first year scholars).
  • Experience nature through fun outdoor education including visits to local farms, forests, lakes, national parks, and research sites.
  • Intern with local conservation/ environmental organizations from across sectors in Michigan and develop a professional network (second year scholars).

Why DDCSP at University of Michigan?


Create mentoring relationships with University of Michigan faculty and researchers.

Network with the environmental community of Ann Arbor, Detroit, and the rest of Southeast Michigan.

Explore connections between conservation, social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Connect with other students passionate about conservation and the environment.

$4,250-$5,200 stipend, plus room and board, and round-trip travel to and from Ann Arbor.

Travel to field sites around Michigan.

Eight-week conservation-focused research and internship opportunity (for two consecutive years).

Community service activities in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and/or Flint.



CSCRE Discussion Series Presents: Sounds of the Future Present: Indigenous Music & The Next Wave with Dr. Jarrett Martineau on 11/29 at 6pm in Klingestein Lounge

Hello Honorites!


Please join in welcoming Dr. Martineau as he shares his exploration of how indigenous resistances to colonialism and neoliberal capitalism have changed under globalization.  His research pursues new pathways in indigenous resurgence through the creative arts.

Jarrett Martineau is a leading voice in Indigenous media and cultural production.  He works extensively at the intersections of music, art, media, technology, and social movements.  Jarrett is the co-founder and Creative Producer of Revolutions Per Minute, a global new music platform, record label, and artist collective for contemporary Indigenous music.  He is also the host and producer of Reclaimed, a weekly series on CBC Music that explores the sounds of the Indigenous Next Wave.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Penny Bogardus at or (607) 274-1056. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Forums for August Orientation!

Ithaca College is holding an open forum to hear from you, students and faculty, on orientation. If you have any ideas about orientation, or just want to listen to what others thoughts are, come by!

New Student and Transition Programs and the August Orientation Committee Chairs will be working together to host four open forums in November/December to share initial updates, draft ideas, and gather information from our campus partners regarding our transition to a fall orientation model. These sessions will be:


August/Fall Orientation Open Forums:

Faculty Session: November 30th 10a-11a in Taughannock Falls

–      Expected Discussion Items: Advising, Registration, & Academic Programming (though all topics and questions are welcome)

Student Session: December 4th 12p-1p in Emerson A

–      Expected Discussion Items: Programming, Schedule, & Supporting Students from Different Identify & Affinity Groups (though all topics and questions are welcome)

Staff Session: December 7th 3p-4p in Taughannock Falls

–      Expected Discussion Items:  Programming, Schedule, Summer Communication & Contact Initiatives, Staffing, and Logistics (though all topics and questions are welcome)

Open Session: December 14th 3p-4p in Roy H. Park School Auditorium

–      All topics and questions are welcome!


Sessions are not restricted to a certain population, however with an assumption that faculty, staff, or students will ask questions most relevant to their own focus area or lens, we wanted to provide a space that allows for more in-depth discussion about topics most relevant to each group. We encourage anyone who is unable to attend their specific affinity group session, to join the open session for all, if possible, then any of the other sessions. We look forward to hearing from you, gathering feedback, and sharing our ideas and excitement with you.

Professional Development Series: Creating Your Personal Brand! on Thursday, November 29th @ 5:30PM – 7:00PM in Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center (3rd Floor)

Welcome Back Honorites!

The Office of Career Services at Ithaca College is proud to be co-sponsoring a FREE monthly Professional Development Series with our Gold Level Partner, Express Employment Professionals. This series is designed to tackle the most common career-related challenges that students and job seekers face. Topics like interview preparation, effective job/internship searches, networking for maximum benefit, and salary negotiation will be presented by experienced professionals and facilitated in an interactive, hands-on format. ALL students and community job seekers are encouraged to attend one workshop or all – choose what best fits your needs.

Creating Your Personal Brand is the second workshop in the series, and will be facilitated by Ithaca College alumna, Naomi Stockwell, a freelance advertising and branding specialist in the Ithaca community. Naomi has over 13 years of experience designing marketing materials (both print and digital), websites, and create marketing plans and brand identities for a diverse range of clients. This workshop will cover what it means to have a personal brand and the ways in which you can create, tailor, and market yours. Personal branding is for everyone – you won’t want to miss this!

Register TODAY on Handshake!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kerry Spitze at or (607) 274-1723. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.