Volunteer with Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) to Teach in Honduras!

Hello Honorites!


Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

BECA’s mission is to provide quality bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised while fostering meaningful cultural exchange. Their model is built on partnership between Hondurans committed to quality, progressive education and international volunteers interested in a truly meaningful cultural collaboration. BECA is made up of 3 community-run schools, 600+ students, 175 graduates, 230+ program alumni.


  • Travel stipends are available on a case-by-case basis as well as needs-based scholarships to ensure that anyone who wants to make this commitment can do so.
  • There is no fee to volunteer with us and applicants need not be certified teachers or fluent Spanish speakers.
  • BECA provides shared living accommodation; a daily food stipend, temporary residency status, 6-week Intensive Summer Teaching Training, ongoing teacher support, and professional development opportunities.

** Volunteers are responsible for their flights to Honduras, health insurance to cover them while they are in country (if needed), and background check costs.

Email: volunteer@becaschools.org

Website: www.becaschools.org

Raise money for the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes by participating in IC Public Safety’s R.A.D. Event on Sunday, 3/24 @ 11am-2pm!

Hello Honorites!


This self-defense class will be taught by instructors from IC Public Safety’s R.A.D. program who are enthusiastic and want to provide valuable skills while having fun! The instructors are looking to facilitate conversation about self-awareness and teach physical self-defense techniques with the goal of empowering women and making violence unacceptable in our society.

There is a $10 fee for the class which includes lunch catered by local restaurants, and all proceeds with be donated to the Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes. They accept cash or Venmo on the day of the event.

All Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join! If you choose to sign up for the full R.A.D. Course in April after attending this event, your fee to that course will be waived.

Get your girl squad together on March 24th and come to the A&E Center VIP Room for food, fun, and valuable skills!

*Please note – this event is currently only for those in the Ithaca community who identify as female.

Please contact Brianna Hoody (bhoody@ithaca.edu) with any questions or accessibility requests.


Hello Honorites!

Alicia Swords and Jessye Cohen-Filipic will be holding honors advising hours next Monday evening, March 25 in the honors lounge.

Below is information about times and how to sign up for a slot:

Cohen-Filipic:  Students with last names A-J
Swords: Students with last names K-Z


Jessye Cohen-Filipic

5PM-8:30 PM

Sign up for a time slot here: www.tinyurl.com/CohenFilipic

Or stop by, but know you may need to wait a few minutes


Alicia Swords

7PM-8:30 PM

Sign up for a time slot here: https://calendly.com/aliciaswords

Do you want your work published in an Honors journal? Read below for more information!

Hello Honorites!
Are you looking to get your academic or creative work published? The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 issue of Aisthesis, their honors student journal.
As an interdisciplinary publication, they welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles, from all fields of research. Creative writing, multimedia, as well as visual art submissions are also encouraged. The submission deadline is March 25th, 2019.
Please visit their website to view the submission guidelines, which can be found here.
If you have questions, please email honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu

IC’s Jewish Studies Program Presents: Jewish Ghetto Photography on 3/25 @ 7:30pm in Textor 101!

Hello Honorites!

Join The Jewish Studies Program at Ithaca College as they present: Jewish Ghetto Photography. Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will be presenting! This talk is free and open to the public!

German photographers took the best-known and vast majority of Holocaust photography, including iconic images such as “the Warsaw ghetto boy” and the selections at Auschwitz. In this talk, Judith Cohen will examine the ways in which our visualization of the Holocaust largely comes from a Nazi lens and discuss how the work of Jewish ghetto photographers can expand our vision, capturing aspects of life that were hidden from the Germans and introducing layers of ambiguity and nuance. How do photos taken by professional and amateur Jewish photographers in the ghettos differ from better-known ones taken by the Nazis? Does it matter who took the photo or just what appears in the image?

Judith Cohen is the Chief Acquisitions Curator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is a graduate of Harvard University and received her MA from Brandeis. She originally came to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 to work on the exhibition “Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto” before moving to the Photo Archives, where she served as director before becoming head of the curatorial acquisitions and the reference branch. She has curated web exhibits and written and co-authored articles on the Museum’s collection entitled:  “Memento Mori: Photographs from the Grave”; “Three Approaches to Exploring the Höcker Album”; “Jewish Ghetto Photographers”; “The Mantello Rescue Mission”, and “Roman Vishniac: A Different Kind of Holocaust Photographer”.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Rebecca Lesses atrlesses@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3556. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.