Thrills by Day…Frights by Night!

This is a reminder that tickets will be going on sale next week!

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The Honors Program is offering a trip to Darien Lake Theme Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

During the day, you will enjoy the coasters such as the Tantrum, Mind Eraser and the Viper.

Once night falls, the park transforms into a scream park featuring: Zombies around every corner, scare zones an haunted mazes and Laser Spooktacular!

Tickets for this trip will be going on sale in PRW 072 on

  • Wednesday September 12th – 10 – 4 pm
  • Thursday September 13th – 10-4 pm

Tickets will be $35 each.

We accept payments of cash or check ONLY.

Please bring exact change if you are paying with cash!

Tickets are first come first served! This trip will occur rain or shine.

No refunds will be issued for this trip.

I hope you can come and have a really ghoul time!

James Foreman, Jr., will give this year’s Constitution Day Lecture!

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Thursday, September 13, 201 8 at 7:00 PM in Textor 102

Pulitzer Prize winning author and Yale Law Professor, James Foreman, Jr., will give this year’s Constitution Day Lecture on his book, LOCKING UP OUR OWN: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN BLACK AMERICA.

Professor James Forman Jr. is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He attended public schools in Detroit and New York City before graduating from the Atlanta Public Schools. After attending Brown University and Yale Law School, he worked as a law clerk for Judge William Norris of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.

After clerking, he joined the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where for six years he represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes.

During his time as a public defender, Professor Forman became frustrated with the lack of education and job training opportunities for his clients. So in 1997, along with David Domenici, he started the Maya Angelou Public Charter School, an alternative school for school dropouts and youth who had previously been arrested. A decade later, in 2007, Maya Angelou School expanded and agreed to run the school inside D.C.’s juvenile prison.

Professor Forman teaches and writes in the areas of criminal procedure and criminal law policy, constitutional law, juvenile justice, and education law and policy. His particular interests are schools, prisons, and police, and those institutions’ race and class dimensions. Professor Forman’s first book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, was on many top 10 lists, including the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2017, and was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Thomas Shevory at shevory@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1347. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Professor Forman will be available for a book signing after the event.

Returning Honors Students: Sign up for one of The Honors New Minor Advising Meeting

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We are happy to announce the new Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.
This means returning Honors students may choose whether you wish to graduate with honors by completing the Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. There are many advantages to completing the minor, however there is no obligation to do so. You may still participate in the honors community and activities without completing the minor. 
 
To help you decide which honors program will most benefit you, we are offering 3 different meetings to discuss the new minor.
 
Wednesday 9/5 at 9:00 am in the Ithaca Falls Room in the Campus Center
Thursday 9/6 at 12:10 pm in the Ithaca Falls Room in the Campus Center
Monday 9/10 at 7:00 pm in the Business 301 located in the Business School
 
Please use the link below to sign up for the day that is best suited for your schedule.

Stand up & Vote!!!!

Screen Shot 2018-08-31 at 11.15.18 AM.pngStand-up comic Mike Birbiglia will bring his “Stand-Up & Vote” tour to Ithaca College’s Athletics & Events Center for an evening of comedy and voter registration on Friday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. Special guest performers include Emmy Blotnick, Nick Griffin, Jo Firestone and Seaton Smith. All net proceeds from the show will go to HeadCountRock The Vote and Vote.org, three nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that register voters and encourage voter turnout.

Tickets can be purchased online at iceventstickets.universitytickets.com.

Tickets for Ithaca College students, faculty and staff are $15.
Tickets for the general public are $25.
All seats are reserved, and the performance will be shown live on a large screen to ensure all audience members can view it.

The event is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Civic EngagementDivision of Student Affairs and Campus Life and School of Humanities and Sciences.

Proceeds from comedian Mike Birbiglia’s show will go to voter-registration efforts.

We hope you will come out and enjoy this show.

The Honors Program is offering a trip to Darien Lake Theme Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

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This trip will occur rain or shine.

During the day, you will enjoy some thrill rides such as the Tantrum, Mind Eraser and the Viper.

Once night falls, the park transforms into a scream park featuring: Zombies around every corner, scare zones, haunted mazes and Laser Spooktacular!

Tickets for this trip will be going on sale in PRW 072 on

  • Wednesday September 12th – 10 – 4 pm
  • Thursday September 13th – 10-4 pm

Tickets will be $35 each.

We accept payments of cash or check ONLY.    Please bring exact change if you are paying with cash!

Tickets are first come first served!

No refunds will be issued for this trip.

I hope you can come and experience the Thrills by Day and Fright by Night!

NEW COURSE! The Environment and The Media

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NEW COURSE! The Environment and The Media

Dr. Patricia R Zimmermann

Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lake Environmental Film Festival

Fall 2018

HNRS 20056 01

CRN 23720

Tuesday 4-7 p..m

Park 277

 This new course is a discussion-led seminar that immerses students in film, video, and new media about the environment through screenings and readings. It is now open to all Ithaca College students across all schools and majors beyond the Honors program.

The Environment and The Media probes the intersections between the environment, defined as the dynamic interrelationship between nature, people, and the built environment, and the media, mapped here as ranging from analog film and video to new media art.

The course investigates how artists and mediamakers not only engage and interrogate environmental struggles, but also how these works in fact reconfigure how we think about and enter into the environment as participants.

The course employs contemporary environmental thinking that moves beyond ecologies based in solely in the natural world to consider the role of disasters, conflicts, catastrophes, extraction, war, gentrification, development, global climate change, race, gender, refugees, migrants, animals, race, gender, and nation.

It pairs these topics with film, video, and new media art that does more than simply represent or advocate a position but instead unpacks and offers ways to think through the environment differently, as a constantly changing ecology. The course is international in scope.

The course serves as a gateway course for students who may want to serve as blogging interns for the 2019 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival with the theme of DISRUPTIONS.

The course is open to all students in any major on campus. Overrides are available for students not currently enrolled in the honors program in order to expand access to the course and to FLEFF.

For further information, contact Dr. Patricia Zimmermann at patty@ithaca.edu

 

 

IC Honors Introducing: Ahmad Boyd

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Ahmad is the New Honors Academic Assistant and Residence Director for Eastman and Lyons Halls.

Ahmad is originally from Irvington, New Jersey but has spent the last five years of his life in this beautiful city of Ithaca. He is a former member of the Ithaca College Men’s varsity basketball program and a 2017 graduate of Ithaca College. He is currently a graduate student in the program of Exercise and Sport Sciences here at IC finishing his last year.

Ahmad has a passion for social justice and providing a voice for those who do not have one. He also enjoys writing poetry and learning something new each day. He just might be Ithaca College’s youngest professional staff member as well. When you see Ahmad around campus, be sure to say hello!