The Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty Co-Present the International Book Launch for FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR 

Join us for the international launch of Scott MacDonald and Patricia R. Zimmermann’s new book, FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR (Indiana, 2021) on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Eastern. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

FLASH FLAHERTY, the much-anticipated follow-up volume to THE FLAHERTY: DECADES IN THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA, offers a people’s history of the world-renowned Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, an annual event where participants confront and reimagine the creative process surrounding multiple document/documentary forms and modes of the moving image. 

Together, the contributors to FLASH FLAHERTY exemplify how the Flaherty Seminar propels shared insights, challenging debates, and actual change in the world of independent media.  

This launch features readings from the book by the editors and contributors 

Lucius Barre, international film publicist 

Portia Cobb, filmmaker 

Scott MacDonald, author and scholar 

Laura U.  Marks, author and scholar 

Susana de Sousa Dias, filmmaker 

Patricia R. Zimmermann, author and scholar 

Hosted by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media 
Moderated by Girish Shambu, editor of Film Quarterly’s Quorum 

This launch is co-presented by the Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty, with producing support from Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International, and Ari Kissiloff, associate producer and technical consultant, with music by Robby Aceto

Women’s and Gender Studies and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival continue F2F: Faculty to Faculty Salons on Thursday April 22 

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) announce the fifth event of an on-going collaboration, F2F:  Faculty to Faculty Salons, on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.  

The sixth F2F salon features an interview with Dr. Sumru Atuk, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Ithaca College.  Dr. Alicia Swords, Department of Sociology conducts the interview.  

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Dr. Sumru Atuk is Assistant Professor of Politics and affiliated with Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ithaca College. Her research interests include feminist political theory, modern and contemporary political theory, gender-based violence, femicide/feminicide, and digital political participation.  

She uses theory to understand and to transform the field while acknowledging that contextual knowledges morph theories and lead to new ones. Currently, she is working on a book project on femicide in Turkey, focusing on the state actors’ roles in enabling the killing of women due to institutionalized gendered power relations.   

Dr. Alicia Swords is Associate Professor of Sociology and affiliated with Women and Gender Studies and Latin American Studies at Ithaca College. Her research and teaching use political-economic, ethnographic, and engaged approaches to social change and social movements in the United States and Latin America. She has recently published about organizational change, food justice, and neo-Zapatista network politics.  

She is currently working on a book that brings a social movement approach to social change in the United States. Building on twenty years of engagement with efforts to build a movement to end poverty led by the poor, her work is dedicated to advancing and exploring the ideas that transformative change requires historical study, overcoming interlocking oppressions, and feminist, revolutionary politics. 

Employing the master class model, these engaging participatory salons feature senior faculty members interviewing early and mid-career WGST-affiliated faculty members about their research and their journeys to becoming scholars. Each semester will feature salons with different faculty interviewers and interviewees. 

The purpose of the salons is to showcase our feminist, anti-racist, decolonialist faculty on the Ithaca College campus, with a focus on their scholarship.  We are inviting students to enter into the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies by listening to the faculty discussing their work and current debates and controversies in their disciplines. 

The 75-minute salons will employ a master class model of guided conversation and then engagement with questions from attendees. They will wrap up with takeaways from participants both live and in the chat. 

During the pandemic, “F2F” has emerged as an acronym for face-to-face or embodied instruction or meetings.  Our salons will expand “F2F” to unfold other meanings and possibilities, such as Feminist to Feminist, Field to Field, Festival to Festival, Friend to Friend. 

Please also join us immediately after the F2F interview for a brief (15 minutes) celebration of the new Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary major, approved this spring by NYSED and to be launched in the fall of 2021. This will be the first time in Ithaca College’s history that students have been able to major in women’s, gender and sexuality studies. It is a moment to be marked, and we hope you will join us as we do so. 

For further information, contact Dr. Claire Gleitman, gleitman@ithaca.eduor Dr. Patricia Zimmermann, 

Mutual Aid Food Sharing Cabinet at IC

A blue Mutual Aid Food Sharing Cabinet has arrived at IC! Located outside Muller Chapel, this cabinet is a small food pantry open to all IC community members to take or donate non-perishable food items and personal care products. All are welcome to utilize the cabinet or leave items 24/7.

What can you do to help? Please consider bringing a non-perishable food or personal care item with you the next time you’re on-campus.

Please also spread the word about this food resource. All are welcome! Any questions? Please contact Elizabeth Jesch ( or Maria White (


Zoom in to hear IC students present their original research in a wide range of fields—business, physics, writing, poetry, health and wellness, social justice, communication, occupational and physical therapy, and many more—through virtual oral and poster presentations!

This year’s virtual symposium will be held on three evenings:

Monday, April 19, 4–7 pm (ET)

School of Humanities and Sciences
4–5 pm Block 1 Student Presentations
5–6 pm Block 2 Student Presentation
6 pm Closing Ceremony featuring a presentation by Eric Leibensperger, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, and IC Alum and finalist awards

Tuesday, April 20, 4–6 pm (ET)
Schools of Business, Communications, and Music
4–5 pm Block 1 Student Presentations
6 pm Closing Ceremony featuring a presentation by an IC Alum and finalist awards

Wednesday, April 21, 4–7 pm (ET)
School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
4–5 pm Block 1 – Student Presentations
5–6 pm Block 2 – Student Presentations
6 pm Closing Ceremony featuring a presentation by Betsy Keller, Professor, Exercise Science and Athletic Training, and finalist awards 

Faculty: Encourage your students to support their classmates, fellow students, and colleagues. Consider requiring them to attend and complete an assignment in which they share what they learned.

Staff: Support IC students by attending their presentations and poster sessions!

Students: Support your classmates and friends by attending their presentations and poster sessions!

To view the complete schedule, visit the Whalen Symposium website or the Library Digital Commons.

STUDY ABROAD info sessions & drop-in office hours – week of April 12-16

Want to study abroad? Need help finding the right program? Not sure how it all works or what your options are? Come to an info session and get the information you need to make it happen! It’s definitely not too soon to start planning for your future international adventure now

NOTE: all sessions require you to pre-register.


  • 6:00 pm – Ithaca College London Center.  Study in the heart of London! Learn everything you need to know about spending a summer or semester at the Ithaca College London Center.


  • 3:00 pm – Study Abroad Advising – Drop-in Office Hours.  Connect anytime within the one-hour window, and a study abroad adviser will be waiting to speak with you. If there is already student with the adviser, you’ll be placed in the Zoom waiting room, and will be admitted to the meeting once the adviser is free. Be sure to bring specific questions, as this is not a presentation but a time for you to get your questions answered.


  • 3:00 pm – IES Abroad: Studying Sustainability AbroadEnvironmental stewardship is a global concern that unites us all, so going abroad creates the perfect setting for studying sustainability. In the spirit of Earth Day, we will be discussing programs that highlight this theme and hearing perspectives from past participants. Join us and discover programs where you can gain an international perspective on environmental sustainability.
  • 6:00 pm – Study Abroad Basics: Know Your Options.  Come to one of these sessions to get an overview of all of the study abroad possibilities available to you as an IC student. This session is perfect for those who are just at the beginning stages of study abroad planning. We’ll discuss how to best plan for study abroad, explain key terminology and types of programs available, talk about what to consider when choosing a program, and how to plan for the financial side of your study abroad experience.

Want to know what else is coming up? View the full schedule of upcoming info sessions on our website.  These include both live sessions as well as pre-recorded sessions offered by some of our affiliated partner programs, available for you to watch anytime.

NEED MORE INFORMATION TO PLAN YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE?Schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser – we’ll help you find the program that’s right for you.  Please note: we recommend meeting with an academic adviser to discuss your study abroad needs and timeline BEFORE scheduling a one-on-one study abroad appointment.

Get notified of upcoming study abroad events, information and announcements! Join the Study Abroad page on IC Engage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram.

International Programs and Extended Studies
(607) 274-3306

Individuals requiring accommodations to participate in a virtual info session should contact We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Professional Achievement and Career Excellence Club (PACE) at Ithaca College is Seeking New Officers

PACE is looking to recruit 3-4 board members for different roles on the Executive Board, a dedicated group of leaders which manage all parts of our organization. Any student from any major, school, or year can apply. Additionally, virtual students who look forward to returning to campus for the Fall 2021 semester are encouraged to apply as well. Given that PACE functions as a “Programming Board” students needn’t be “part” of PACE prior to applying for a leadership position.

Applications are due 4/26/21 at midnight.

Please click here to access the application.

NYFTSA Summit 2021

Ithaca College’s Chapter of New York Film & Television Student Alliance invites you and your students to attend the NYFTSA Summit 2021

The Summit is virtual this year. Registration is free and open to everyone. 

The program and registration form can be found on the NYFTSA website – link below.

Cierra Glaude, Director of OWN’s “Queen Sugar” is our afternoon Keynote Speaker.

Mackenzie Gabriel-Vaught, Head of Development and Production at Sad Clown Productions, Producer of “Call me Kat” is our evening Keynote Speaker.

Seniors- RSVP for Commencement and Senior Splash by WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021!!

On Friday, April 3 the Registrar sent an email to all students who have an expected graduation date between October 2020 and December 2021 to RSVP for the Commencement/Senior Splash ceremonies. The final day to RSVP is Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The Senior Splash is also part of the UG RSVP and is reserved only for May 2021 graduates. 

If you can’t find the e-mail, please email Check your spam/clutter box before emailing to request another link!

If students plan to attend in person, Latin Honor cords and medallions will be distributed prior to Commencement (still working on the details for distribution). If students plan to attend virtually, Latin Honor cords, medallions, and diploma covers will be mailed to the address they provide on the RSVP.