Social Action Leadership Retreat

This year’s Social Action Leadership Retreat (SALR) will be happening November 12th – November 13th. The retreat is an interactive experience where student leaders can acquire new skills/strategies to incorporate in their activism, reflect on their identities, and above all take action in their areas of interest! 

Past participants have loved this experience!

Applications and more information about the retreat can be found linked here, we encourage you to share this with students who may benefit from this opportunity! If you have any questions about the retreat, please reach out to us at  

Take care, 


The MADE Internship Program Application for Summer 2022 is Now Open!

Launched in 2018, the MADE (Marketing & Advertising Education) Program has placed over 100 undergraduate juniors and seniors in paid summer internships at top ad agencies, media companies and marketers such as Ogilvy, McCann, Mastercard, IBM, NBCUniversal, Sephora, ViacomCBS, Bank of America, Deutsch NY and DDB. 

MADE functions as the “Common App” for marketing and advertising internships, making it easy for students to navigate a complex industry. Through this process, MADE exposes students to opportunities they may not have been aware of or thought they had access to. Organizations benefit from being able to select top talent from a pool that spans racial, ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups, breaking down traditional barriers to finding strong talent.

Once a candidate applies, they are connected with potentially dozens of internship opportunities at our partner companies based on traits such as critical thinking, leadership potential and intellectual curiosity. 

To qualify, you must be an undergraduate Junior or Senior graduating between May 2022 and May 2023. All schools and majors welcome. Please refer to our website and Frequently Asked Questions page for more info. 

Professors, please share this message with your students and encourage them to apply for the 2022 MADE Internship Program. Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline is January 15, 2022.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at UCF will be hosting a Virtual Graduate Programs Open House

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at UCF will be hosting a Virtual Graduate Programs Open House during early October 2021. The event showcases all the graduate programs in CECS through a series of brief info sessions held via Zoom. Though the format of each session is identical, the specific academic programs described in each session varies. Individuals may select to join the session(s) that interest them the most. For example, our new Master’s programs (such as MS in Computer Vision and MS in Cybersecurity and Privacy) will be highlighted in the evening session (5:30 to 7:30 PM EDT on October 6th). Our doctoral (PhD) programs will be highlighted in the morning session (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT on October 7th). Numerous faculty and staff will be on hand to detail the application process, funding, and program specifics.

Please share this message with those who might be interested in learning about the portfolio of academic programs that our college has to offer. The website containing the registration form and agenda is linked here:  

If there are any questions, then I can be e-mailed directly (

City of Ithaca’s Cable Access Oversight Committee

Help the City of Ithaca’s Cable Access Oversight Committee conduct an outreach campaign to promote the use of the Public Access facility (known as PEGASYS). Background information on PEGASYS is below. 

Possible goals of this outreach are:

  • To promote the benefit of public access programming as the voice of the community
  • To raise the visibility of the availability of public access equipment and facilities
  • To increase participation in the creation and distribution of public access content

The City of Ithaca’s Cable Access Oversight Committee oversees various components of the Cable Franchise Agreement between the City of Ithaca and Time Warner Cable (now Charter Communications/Spectrum). The Committee consists of five voting members, three from the City of Ithaca (one of which is a member of Common Council); one from the Town of Ithaca and one from Cayuga Heights. A representative of Time Warner Cable (Charter Communications) shall serve as a nonvoting, ex-officio member of the Committee.

The Access Oversight Committee oversees the operations of the PEG (Public, Educational, Government) Access Studio to ensure the availability of the studio and equipment on a nondiscriminatory basis.  The Access Oversight Committee establishes usage fees for the use of access equipment and/or facilities to access users who do not reside in participating municipalities.

PEGASYS  Access TV Center is the public, educational and governmental access television center in Ithaca, NY.  Community members can learn to use camcorders, editing software and a television studio to make their own TV shows for Channel 13/97-1 – and beyond!

  • Training starts with a free orientation and a tour of the facilities.
  • Studio and field production training are available monthly.
  • No pre-registration for the orientation is required.
  • Location: 612 W. Green St., Ithaca.

The Northeast Regional Honors Council

The Northeast Regional Honors Council has announced its 2022 conference. 

NRHC 2022–A More Perfect Union: Creating and Restoring Community in An Age of Disruption. This conference is held April 7-10, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. The NRHC is also offering the opportunity for honors students to be published.

If you are interested in either opportunity and want more information, check out the website

Suspension of the Web programming and game development Minors

The Computer Science Department is suspending admission to the Web Programming Minor and Game Development minor as of September 3rd, 2021. Students who are currently registered in the minor will be able to complete the minor as planned, with potential course substitutions where necessary.   

Students who submitted a request for admission to the minor prior to September 3rd will only be considered for admission if they have already completed courses critical to the minor. Others will be denied admission and invited to join the current computer science minor if interested.

The department is undergoing major revisions to the minor programs in order to merge the current 3 minors (computer science, game development, and web programming) into a single program that allow students the choice to cater the minor to something very similar to any of the three old minors, or other personalized configurations. 

The suspension of these minors is intended to be permanent. The department intends to replace old computer science minor with the new minor when we enter Fall 2022, at which point it will offer the same opportunities that the current 3 minors offer. Students can contact the department chair to discuss options in the interim.

Dr. Toby Dragon
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Computer Science
Ithaca College


Explanation of Academic Calendar, Fall 2021

LAST DAY OF CLASSES* Wednesday, Dec. 8 

*Classes missed due to Labor Day and Fall Break will be made up during the last three days of the semester according to the following schedule: 

  • Monday Dec. 6 makes up for Labor Day 
  • Tuesday Dec. 7 follow a Thursday schedule to make up for Thursday, Fall Break 
  • Wednesday Dec. 8 follow a Friday schedule to make up for Friday, Fall Break 

READING DAY Thursday, Dec. 9 

Friday, Dec. 10
Monday, Dec. 13
Tuesday, Dec 14
Wednesday, Dec 15

Kristin M. Morse
Academic Services Coordinator
Roy H. Park School of Communications 319


Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd. | Ithaca, NY 14850

CAC seeking new members

Hello all!

My name is James Zampetti, I am the Vice President of Communications for Student Governance Council here at IC. I am reaching out today because one of SGC’s most prominent committees, the Campus Affairs Committee (CAC), is currently seeking new members. CAC will be a place for students to collaborate and connect with resources to help shape their campus experience and improve the campus for all students. If you are on this email list, it is because we believe that the members of your organization would be invaluable contributors to the amazing work that CAC plans to accomplish this year. If any members of your student organization are interested in joining this committee, please direct them to the following application:

I have also attached a promotional poster that provides some more information regarding this committee. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from all of you!


James Zampetti ’24 

Legal Studies, Major

Economics, Major

SGC Vice President of Communications

Finals Week and Reading Day

Ithaca College has added a Reading Day to the academic calendar, prior to the beginning of Finals Week, allowing non-scheduled time for students to prepare for their final exams.

During reading days, no required academic activities including classes, labs, or assignments will be scheduled. Reading days are intended to allow students an opportunity to reflect, prepare, and review prior to taking final exams. 

Faculty may consider offering study sessions or office hours for students to attend if they choose during reading days. Student attendance at any supplemental sessions or office hours would be voluntary. 

Please note the following dates at the end of the Fall 2021 term: 

  • Tuesday, December 7: Thursday classes will be held 
  • Wednesday, December 8: Friday classes will be held; last day of classes before Finals Week 
  • Thursday, December 9: Reading Day 
  • Friday, December 10: Beginning of Finals Week

For more information, please visit the:

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at if you have any questions