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 mydegree@ithaca.edu. 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.

Library Workshop

Good afternoon & happy Friday:

A library workshop for next Friday has been posted to Intercom: https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php/20210401164855808#.YGdsGUhKhLA.  As part of National Library Week, members of the campus are invited to write together with the goal of submitting a memory to our COVID-19 History Archive. 

We have added some student writing to the Archive to get started: https://libguides.ithaca.edu/digital_commons/History

Students can either:  1. attend the workshop, 2. follow the instructions on our Digital Commons library guide https://libguides.ithaca.edu/digital_commons/History or 3 contact the Archivist to make an arrangement to deposit their work. We are collecting a variety of media types.

JED Foundation Coming to IC

JED Campus is coming to Ithaca College and they want to hear from you!

The JED Foundation is a national organization that offers consultation on how colleges and universities can create and provide community-wide services for Mental Health and Wellness.  You may have recently filled out the Healthy Minds Survey which is part of the JED Campus process for asking students about how Ithaca College supports student mental health.  

Now, the JED campus advisor for Ithaca College is virtually coming to campus to speak to students directly!  

We are looking for 7-15 students to meet with the Campus Advisor on a confidential ZOOM call to have an open and honest discussion about mental health, well-being, and the community culture of IC students. We want to hear your perception of how the College meets your needs.  This is an opportunity to have your voice be a part of positive change at IC!

The meeting will be held on Wed. April 7th from 4:00-5:30pm EST 

If you are interested in attending, please email Brittany McCown atbmccown@ithaca.edu to sign up.  The Zoom link will be sent to you.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact Brian Petersen at bpetersen@ithaca.edu

Steven Hess, a Survivor and Holocaust Educator, April 6th

Steven Hess, a Survivor and Holocaust educator will share his personal story of survival: 

Tuesday, April 6th 

7:00 PM Eastern Time 


Steven and his twin sister, Marion were born in Amsterdam on January 14, 1938. His parents, Ilse and Karl, fled Germany two years earlier believing that Holland would provide a safe haven. With the invasion of the Nazis in May 1940, however, hope for a neutral Holland was shattered. In mid-1943, his family was taken to Westerbork, the Dutch transit camp that served as a gateway to Auschwitz, Theresienstadt and Bergen Belsen. The following February they were sent to Bergen Belsen where conditions were so horrific that by the end of the year, nearly 15,000 Jews died each month from starvation, disease, neglect, and maltreatment. Marion and Steven were among very few children to stay alive.

Join Hillel at Ithaca College for this important evening in which we will witness the story of one survivor and reaffirm our commitment that genocide should never happen again.

Registration link: https://linktr.ee/ichillel