One of the coolest opportunities the Honors Program has to offer!

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Please come to the informational meeting for Partners in the Park on Tuesday December 11th, 2018 at 12:10 – 1:00  pm in the Honors Lounge.

Partners in the Park is an outdoor learning program coordinated through the National Collegiate Honors Council, which allows students to travel and explore national parks with other honors students from across the country. This year, trips include Glacier National Park, Harper’s Ferry, and Olympic National Park!

Here are the locations:

You can also read more about the program here:

Apply here!


If you are looking for an interesting course to add to your spring schedule…

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La fille du regiment is a frothy comedy mixes humor with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.

Motivating Students To Make Better Choices!

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Wednesday, November 14
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Emerson Suites

Jullien Gordon is one of Millennial generation’s leading business coaches and the go-to thought leader on mastermind groups. He is a 6 time author and 5 time TED speaker.

Jullien’s message is about how students prioritize their time and relationships, and how to change what is not serving their best interests.

Last year, nearly 500 students attended his talk, which the majority rated as a “would recommend to a friend” event.

We highly recommend attending this event.

Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Mini-Courses Block II Spring, 2019!

FLEFF: Disrupting Genres – 42878 – GCOM 10113 – 01

This course explores written, visual, and oral “texts” that cross boundaries of genre and media. Beginning with genres such as creative nonfiction, docudrama, hip hop, podcasts, and spoken word (to name but a few) that were themselves disruptions of the traditional not so long ago, we will move on to examine current examples of images, sounds, and words that call into question the very concept of genre.

Amy Quan Block II, 1 credit, MW at 4:00 – 5:15 Smiddy 113


FLEFF: Disruptive Narratives and Rhetorical Landmines – 42877 – GCOM 10111 – 01

Why do audiences make some films popular and not others? What does that tell us about the kinds of narratives that resonate with mass audiences? How do some films convey messages that function as cultural landmines and others have underlying messages that shift digital, cultural, economic, ideological, social, environmental, and political landscapes? In this class, we discuss how filmmakers function as dominant storytellers through their uses of narratives, words, images and sounds to rhetorically engage current debates and issues. As such, we consider the methods of rhetorical criticism to help uncover their arguments and implications. In this course student will write reflections on required readings and films and attend FLEFF screenings.

Chris House  Block II, 1 credit, W 4-6:30 PM Friends Hall 309


FLEFF: Disruption, Danger and Opportunity – 42953 – GCOM 10112 – 01

This course will delve into issues to help students learn how in disruption there is an opportunity for human relationships to improve/evolve, and what it is about disruption that leads to failure. The Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh hearings will be discussed along with other ‘disrupting’ events to prepare students for critically viewing films screened during the Festival.

Jerry Mirskin Block II, 1 credit, W 6:50-9:30 pm 3/20 – 4/17


FLEFF: Whitewashing the Overdose Epidemic – Disrupting Racial Assumptions – 42875 – GCOM 10108

The current overdose epidemic in the United States is presented in the media as a new development in rural America that overwhelmingly impacts white people. Federal agencies and community groups have hastened to frame substance users as unwitting passive victims of an overzealous and unscrupulous medical industry, shifting from previous cultural assumptions that positioned other users, mostly urban and black, as junkies and criminals who are better off dead or in jail. This course intends to disrupt these perspectives. It will question how the dominant narrative presents and racializes the overdose epidemic.  We will look at stories, data and films, and interview guests to unpack what is happening to the junkies, criminals, and victims in this epidemic.

Stewart Auyash Block II, T/Th 4-5:15, 1 credit Hill Center G03


FLEFF: Disrupting “H”istory – Asian American Non-Fiction Films – 42954 – GCOM 10109 – 01

Asian American documentaries have long served a subversive role to contest and disrupt commercial media representations of Asians. This class will challenge representations of Asians and Asian Americans in popular media by examining documentaries made by Asian and Asian American filmmakers that serve as a communal history and a history of agency and consciousness.  By learning the rhetorical device of the documentary from professors in different fields of study (Anthropology and Film Theory), students in this mini-course will have a rare opportunity to learn how to unthink Eurocentrism and question race and representation through a critical and interdisciplinary lens.

Sue-Je Gage and Sueyoung Park-Primiano W 3-4:50 PM Block II, 1 credit


FLEFF: Environmental Disruptions – 42876 – GCOM 10110 – 01 

Images of massive human migration have become more frequent recently, with the latest example found in Ai Wei Wei’s documentary Human Flow (2017). While this film addresses both political and environmental refugees, the course will focus on environmental refugees to examine the impact of climate change. Moreover, sudden natural disasters—such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions—and gradual environmental changes—such as coastal erosion, rising sea-level and desertification—affect the most vulnerable populations for whom the option to migrate is not readily available. In this way, students will compare documentary films on climate change with activist, government, and scientific discourses to understand the complex nexus of the environment and migration.

Sueyoung Park-Primiano Block ll , 1 credit, M 4-6:00 pm Friends Hall 309


Systemic Disruption: Promoting a Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Society – 43005 – MGMT 10307 – 01

The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a goal to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development and to provide access to justice. This course will explore that goal by discussing what we mean by an effective and accountable criminal justice system able to combat corruption. Students will study the unsustainability of social injustice, wrongful convictions and efforts to combat corruption through film, selected readings, case studies and guest speakers.

Veronica Fox Block II, 1.5 credits, MW 4-5:15 pm Williams Hall 310

Seniors – Don’t miss your Senior Class & Donor Reception!

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Seniors, come mingle with Dr. Rosanna Ferro, Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Life, fellow seniors, and others from IC’s giving community.

Hear Dr. Ferro speak about the Senior Class Gift Campaign, make your gift, and network with Ithaca College’s most loyal supporters!

Hors-d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

Friday, October 26, 2018
5:00-6:15 PM
(program begins at 5:40 pm)

Clark & Klingenstein Lounges, Campus Center

Check out the Facebook Event for more details! If you have any questions, please email

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Sierra Yaple at or (607) 274-1959. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.