IC Kicks Back Event THIS FRIDAY, May 3rd, from 2pm-6pm on the Campus Center Quad!

Hello Honorites!


IC Kicks Back is a FREE BBQ that features live music (presented by Bureau of Concerts), giant inflatable games and photobooths, fun give-a-ways and sunshine! Join the party on Friday, May 3 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the Campus Center Quad.



This event is only open to the IC Community.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Mary Holland-Bavis at meholland@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Honors Senior Spotlight: Anna Gardner ’19!

Hello Honorites!

This week we are doing an “Honors Senior Spotlight” on Anna Gardner!

Anna Gardner majors in Film, Photography, Visual Arts & Art History and is originally from Brainerd, Minnesota! Read below to find out more about Anna!



What are your plans for after graduating?

AG: Taking a nice break!! I’ll be working in Ithaca over the summer at the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and then applying for museum fellowships/researching graduate study programs. I would also really like to spend some time traveling abroad.


What is your favorite Honors-related memory?

AG: Hanging out with my floor-mates in Lyon Hall (who are still my friends today!)


What are you involved in on campus? How has your campus involvement shaped your overall IC experience?

AG: Currently I serve as the President of Feminists United, Co-Student Vice President of Phi Kappa Phi, and a Presidential Fellow in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life. My time in the classroom has been essential to my time at IC, but my campus involvements have allowed me to tease out theories in real world situations as well as make connections with my peers across fields of study.


What advice do you have for future Honors students?

AG: Enjoy being surrounded by people who question everything! College is a time to be inquisitive of the world and of yourself and I have found my time with Honors students allows me to really explore the questions I have. And when the people around me ask questions, my worldview becomes expanded tenfold. Savor these spaces of inquiry!

De-Stress at the IC Library from April 29th to May 3rd!

Hello Honorites!


Come to visit the IC Library at their Open House with President Collado and other exciting events!

The IC Library is committed to creating a supportive atmosphere to help our students cope with the stress of preparing for final exams and is offering multiple opportunities for relieving this stress.

Did you know you can always check out a game for 6 hours (in or out of the library)? Find a game box top on the newspaper stand (main floor under the stairwell). Bring it to the Circulation Desk (game pieces are kept behind the desk).

Tuesday, April 30th
4-6 pm
Craft Table: Coloring, Origami at the executive table near Popular Periodicals.
No RSVP required.  Find it in Engage. 

Wednesday, May 1st  
4:30 -6:30 pm
President’s Open House.  Between Research Help & Circulation there will be lemonade, cookies and fruit. No RSVP required. Find it in Engage.

Thursday, May 2nd
1-3 pm
Button making at the executive table near Popular Periodicals.
No RSVP required.  Find it in Engage.

Friday, May 3rd
11:30-1:30 pm
Therapy Llama, Dogs and Games
This event is outside in front of the Campus Center.  It is in collaboration with the LGBT Center.  Thanks to the volunteers from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Cornell Companions program!
No RSVP required.  Find it in Engage.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy H Michael at cmichael@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1293. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Are you considering attending graduate school for Writing, Communications, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, English, Education, or Library Science?

Then you should be aware of these opportunities on-campus this Friday and Saturday.

These programs are part of the Pippi to Ripley: Feminist and Fantastic Popular Culture conference.

Friday, April 26 4:30-5:30 pm – Taughkannock Falls Room                                                           

How to Survive and Thrive in Graduate School                                                                          A panel of current and recent graduate students talk about choosing schools, financing their advanced education, and managing the grad school workload.  The students are working in Information Sciences and Education and have chosen a variety of ways to earn their degrees: City Year, on-line programs, and traditional graduate school.

Friday, April 26 4:30-5:30 – Ithaca Falls Room     

Publishing on Popular Culture                                                                                                    Two professors and an editor talk about publishing in the fields of Children’s Literature, Sociology and Fan culture.  Learn how to build up that resume for Grad School applications!

We encourage any student interested in pursuing an academic career to drop by one of these sessions to see professional-level academic presentations.

For a full schedule of events see:                                          https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/school-humanities-and-sciences/pippi-ripley-conference


These presentations of creative writing by the members of the Spring 2019 honors seminar WOMEN AND FAIRY TALES taught by Dr. Katharyn Howd Machan.

All presentations listed below will take place from 1-1:50 p.m. in Smiddy 432.

Monday April 22, 2019

Abraham: from “The Girl with No Heart”–a short story

Bella Bonner: from The Weakening of Darkness–a novel

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Mari Gonzales: “Tales from the Deep Forest”–poetry and fiction

Coltrane Herrman: “Lift Him Up” and “Attitude on Self-Destruct”– short stories

Friday April 26, 2019     

Regan Iberal: “Orange Rain”–a short story

Alexander Kite: “The Carver’s Daughter” and other stories

Monday April 29, 2019

KK Langford: from Shadow and Fire–a novel

Sarah Moon: “Curses for the Future”–prose and poetry

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Mackenzie Morean: from Whitest Winter, Blackest Night–a novel

Lauren Obusek: “Precious Poison of the Past”–poetry

Friday May 3, 2019

Angelina Randazzo: “Iron Heinrich”–a short story

Adia Robinson Butler: from The Stars Are Gods, But They Are Not Immortal–fiction

Monday May 6, 2019

Mickey Snow: “Untainted: The Rising of the Sun and the Setting of the Moon,

Part two”–a short story

Ioanna Vargianiti: “The Ballad of the Feathers That Don’t Spread”

and “Looking for Writings on Fallen Stars: A Myth about the Illusion of Circumstance”–poetry and fiction



Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Bob Sullivan!

Hello Honorites!

This week we are doing an “Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight”! If you have a Honors faculty member or Honors professor that you want to nominate, please email TTaylor6@ithaca.edu with their name!

This Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight goes to Bob Sullivan! Read below to find out more about him!



What Honors course(s) do you currently teach?

Bob: Nothing this term, but in past I have taught about six different sems, Slow Reads…etc. My heart is always with my mighty First-Years from Golden City.

What sort of morning routine do you have to get jazzed for class?

Bob: I never appear in public until extraordinarily caffeinated.

Do you have any hidden talents? 

Bob: Any talents that I have are so well hidden that I don’t know of them.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you in a class? 

Bob: Showed up in a class and taught for ten minutes before I realized I was in the wrong room. I blame the students who were too dazzled to say anything.

If you won the lottery and decided to give up teaching, what would you do instead?

Bob: I know this makes me a wicked dope but my wife and I have talked about this many times before. I’d say, “Whopee!,” tear up my mortgage, tell my daughter to buy her place in Brooklyn, buy a motor scooter, and start prepping for the next day’s classes. My firm expectation is that I will die in Friends 308.

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?

Bob: Any real joy you experience in life will come as the result of your relationships with other people. As Forster says in Howard’s End, “Only connect.”

Congratulations to Professor Patricia Zimmerman for publishing an essay in Film Quarterly!

Hello Honorites!


Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), published an essay in Film Quarterly  Spring 2019 entitled “Insurgent Habitats:  On Media and Environment.”

The essay, which takes the form of a manifesto, was coauthored with Dr. Dale Hudson from New York University Abu Dhabi.  Dr. Hudson has served as the new media curator for FLEFF for twelve years.

The essay is part of a special Film Quarterly dossier of contemporary manifestos probing cinema in a time of urgency. It features eleven writers from around the globe who analyze how screen cultures from analog to digital to performance have changed and must adapt to the changing political landscapes and recalibrations propelled by the current moment.


The Food Pantry is open TODAY + More Dates!

Hello Honorites!


The on-campus Food Pantry will be open again TODAY, April 19th, 4:00-5:15pm.

The Pantry is located in the DeMotte Room (you can enter using the entrance to Phillips Hall closest to the upper quads – near the stairs that go up to the academic quad). The Pantry is open to any and all members of the IC community. There are no qualifications for this program.

The Pantry will also be open on the following dates/times throughout the remainder of the semester. Mark your calendars!

Thu. 4/25, Noon-1:00pm

Fri.   5/3, 4:00-5:15pm

Thu. 5/9, Noon-1:00pm

Fri.   5/17, 4:00-5:15pm

Because there is limited space and limited supplies, please use the following guidelines:

  • bring a reusable grocery bag if you have one (if not we have some you can utilize)
  • each guest will be limited to one grocery bag so that we can ensure we have enough food to serve all

More information on IC’s ongoing efforts to address food insecurity can be found here.

Ongoing support for the food pantry is always needed and appreciated.  If you are interested in making a gift to support Ithaca College in addressing food insecurity you can do so here. Under “Designation,” please indicate that you would like to “Give to area(s) of your choice,” and then specify “IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity.”

Faculty and staff can also give via ongoing payroll deduction. Faculty and Staff should select “other” and then specify “IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity” to ensure that your gift is used in support of the Food Pantry.   All gifts will be used to purchase food, personal care items, and other supplies needed by our campus community.

Follow the IC Pantry on social media! Intstagram: thepantryIC and Twitter: ICfoodpantry

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact David Harker at dharker@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-7784. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

IC Mindfulness Month: April 15th – May 10th!

Hello Honorites!


A Month of Mindfulness unfolds one moment at a time! Join in over the next upcoming weeks – April 15 – May 10 – in workshops and meditations as you celebrate life, practice slowing down and reap the rewards of bringing awareness and compassion into our everyday lives.

All are welcome! Connect with nature during a guided woods walk, learn Qigong by the Muller Chapel pond, experience embodied writing, or stretch your mind and body with a guided climb at the IC climbing wall. There are also guided meditation sessions, film screenings and other activities to help you relax, get centered, and cultivate calmness as we move into springtime.

For more information and a schedule of events go to IC Mindfulness Month or contact Julia Lapp – jlapp@ithaca.edu or Kathryn Caldwell – kcaldwell@ithaca.edu

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Julia Lapp at jlapp@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3943. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.