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

Update re: December graduation


This is the last year that October and December graduates will also be eligible to attend our May Commencement.

Moving forward, the May event will focus on May and August graduates with the two separate ceremonies providing even more opportunity to thoughtfully and personally recognize each of our graduates. 

See full announcement below:

Important changes to December Commencement to celebrate our graduating students 

Dear campus community, 

As we prepare to kick off the fall semester, planning is already well under way to celebrate our October and December 2021 graduates. As part of this planning, we are excited to share with you an important change we’re making to create a more student-centered experience.  

Starting this year, our December celebration will transition into a full Commencement ceremony celebrating the individual accomplishments of our graduating students. The name of each graduating student who is present and would like to participate will be announced as that student crosses the stage, allowing us to fully recognize the proud moment that college graduation represents and the incredible efforts and sacrifices that have been made to realize this outstanding accomplishment. 

In addition, graduates will receive their diploma cover, medallion, and any earned Latin honor cords.  

Our inaugural December Commencement will be celebrated in-person on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10:00am in the Glazer Arena in the Athletics and Events Center. For planning purposes, an inclement weather date has been set for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 6:00pm. 

This is the last year that October and December graduates will also be eligible to attend our May Commencement. Moving forward, the May event will focus on May and August graduates with the two separate ceremonies providing even more opportunity to thoughtfully and personally recognize each of our graduates.  

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the December Commencement, and more information will be shared later in the fall semester. Please be sure to visit Ithaca College’s Commencement website ( for the latest updates.  

I look forward to celebrating with you and our graduates on December 12.  


La Jerne Terry Cornish 
Provost & Executive Vice President 

Seeking Volunteers: Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process

Seeking Advisors and Board Members for the Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process

We are seeking volunteers to serve as College Trained Advisors and/or Board Members for cases of sexual misconduct. Both Advisors and Board Members play a critical role in protecting student rights and enacting due process measures.

College Trained Advisors are part of a pool of college employees made available, through the Title IX Office, to complainants and respondents as they go through the investigative and student conduct processes. Advisors are an invaluable supportive measure for participants of the sexual misconduct process, as they offer support, knowledge, and a helping hand throughout the process.

Board Members will be called upon for Conduct Review Boards to review all evidence collected during an investigation and presented by Complainants and Respondents during the hearing. This board will present a finding based on the preponderance of evidence. Conduct Review Board members are an essential part of the decision-making process and ensure a fair and equitable experience for all involved parties throughout the duration of the hearing.

There will be a comprehensive training offered virtually. The online training will be completed, independently, by September 20th to be followed by a Skill Building Workshop (9/22/21), and Mock Conduct Review Board (9/23/21), with staff from Title IX, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Legal Affairs, and the Tompkins County Advocacy Center.

Please contact Omar Stoute at by September 20th, if you are interested in serving as an advisor for the upcoming year or have questions about the position or training.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Omar Stoute at or 6072745136. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

ePortfolio Approval Procedures for December 2021 and May 2022 Graduates

CCR has agreed to extend the simplified ICC eportfolio approval procedures begun in Spring 2020 for December 2021 and May 2022 graduates.

Existing ICC policy states that students must complete the ICC ePortfolio. “Complete” has been understood to mean that students have uploaded at least one artifact in each area within the DRF in Taskstream, and that they have entered some relevant text in the form for each area. For the purposes of students completing their degree requirements in December 2021 and May 2022, reviews for completeness will focus on the following elements only:

  1. CLA
  2. Capstone reflection

For those students who have already completed the other sections of the eportfolio, please emphasize that faculty and ICC staff who read the portfolios will continue to read this. We appreciate the work students put in, and we enjoy the opportunity to get a glimpse into the kinds of connections they are making among their learning experiences. We will not, however, return eportfolios for revision if students are missing an artifact for any area other than the CLA or Capstone.

Guidelines for students and faculty will be sent out in a few weeks.

Susan Adams Delaney, Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum

Office Assistant for the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies

The OIP is hiring! Would you like to work with us?

The job description and application link are posted online. I have pasted the job description below as well. If you are interested, please apply online soon, we hope to start reviewing applications and interviewing finalists next week.



Office Assistant for the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies

Duties and responsibilities
Students will assist the staff of the Office of International Programs and Extended Studies with the daily operations of the department and general administrative duties (e.g., answering email, managing client traffic, copying, scanning, routine departmental activities, manage department social media accounts, etc.). Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Prior international education experience is preferred, but not required. Candidate must be able to work independently and reliably; have a focused work ethic; be responsible, dependable, and dedicated. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various social media platforms is ideal. Detail-oriented individuals with good organizational and communication skills required. Candidate must be able to run multiple errands around campus.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  For questions about the online application, contact Student Employment at . For questions about the position, contact the hiring manager Mimi Wright

Tompkins County & City of Ithaca Host Week Of Juneteenth Programming

(Ithaca, N.Y., June 14, 2021) — Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca Governments will host a week of programming celebrating Juneteenth and Black liberation. Members of the public are invited to participate in several virtual events. County and City employees are encouraged to participate in each event and will gather for an employee lunch featuring Black-owned small businesses showcasing the Diaspora through cuisine. 

Members of the public are invited to join City and County staff at the following virtual events:

            Juneteenth and Black Lives Matter: An Africana Studies Perspective

Monday, June 14, 2021 – 5:30pm-7pm

Dr. Scot Brown will discuss the Juneteenth holiday in the context of historic and contemporary struggles for Black liberation.  The talk frames renewed interest in the Juneteenth holiday as a rich opportunity for deep and meaningful engagements with expansive conceptions of freedom.   Through the prism of the Juneteenth story, the Black Lives Matter concept has deep implications for local and global social justice movements.  

Register to Participate via Zoom:,

Watch Live or any time on YouTube:

            Screening & Q&A, “Civil Warriors” Documentary Film (in 2 parts)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – 12pm-1pm & Thursday June 17, 2021 – 10am-11am

CIVIL WARRIORS is a feature film about the experiences of two black families from upstate New York — fathers and sons who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and fought in the American Civil War. Their compelling true story unfolds through a unique interweaving of historical images with the rhythm and energy of spoken word performance. Contemporary narration guides us and provides historical context as the story unfolds.

Q&A with the film’s narrator, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell will occur following each part showing. 

Tuesday Video (Part 1) Screening Link (12pm): 
Tuesday Q&A Registration Link (12:40pm):

Thursday Video (Part 2) Screening Link (10am):
Thursday Q&A Registration Link (10:40am):

            A Juneteenth Play

Friday, June 18, 2021 – 6pm-7:30pm

County and City staff and volunteers will perform a reading of “A Juneteenth Play” prepared by County Historian Carol Kammen and Legislature Chairwoman Leslyn McBean-Clairborne. The play takes place in 1865 around the events of the Galveston, Texas announcement of emancipation that led to the Juneteenth celebrations that we continue today.

Zoom Registration Link: