IC Honors Student Spotlight: Anna Gardner ’19

Happy summer, Honorites! This week, we’re spotlighting junior Anna Gardner, who is double-majoring in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts and Art History. Originally from Brainerd, Minnesota, Anna is a two-time New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship winner and a Park Scholar. She is spending her summer in New York City as an intern for film distribution company Kino-Lorber thanks to funding from OSEMA and the Park School. On campus, Anna is the VP of Campus Affairs on the Student Governance Council, philanthropy chair for IC Women in Communications, president of IC Feminists United, and programming director for The Studio. She also loves cats and libraries. Learn more about Anna and her experience in Honors below!

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What’s your favorite thing about IC?

I never had a lot of high school spirit, but I feel completely different about my college. Ithaca College has given me so much and provided me a community that challenges me, respects me, and opens its arms to me. I feel very fortunate to be studying at IC and know that even when I graduate I will still be a part of this amazing community.

What’s your favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why?

Definitely Sex, Gender, and Desire with Carla Golden! I’m definitely biased, but if you’ve ever taken a course with Carla, you know you’re in for some serious discussion. From my first course with her to this Honors seminar, Carla has given me much guidance and inspired me to pursue feminist activism. This course was also wonderful because of the other students in the class. Classroom discussions were something I looked forward to every Tuesday and Thursday. Coming out of this course I bonded with many of my fellow Honors peers while also opposing the patriarchy.

What’s the coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC/the Honors Program? 

It’s hard to even begin with all of the amazing opportunities I’ve had through Ithaca College and my schools of Humanities and Sciences and the Roy H. Park School of Communications. One opportunity that was specifically helped by the Honors Program was being able to present at the fifth annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Undergraduate Conference hosted by the University of Minnesota. Myself and another Honors student were 2 of 30 students chosen from a national pool for this conference. I was on “The Horrors” panel and my paper was titled, “French Witch Implores Psychedelic Orgies in Japanese Animated Sex Film: A Feminist Critique of ‘Belladonna of Sadness.'” It was great to geek out with a bunch of other cinema and media nerds and to present at a national conference as an undergraduate.

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them here!

Email jwalsh5@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

New Student Spotlight: Sydney Krause ’21

It’s time to once again welcome a new class of students into our Honors family. Sydney Krause is an incoming freshman majoring in Politics and minoring in Journalism and Honors from Manilus, NY. Learn more about Sydney in her own words below!

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What are you passionate about? What do you love to do?

I’m a huge history nerd and love a good debate. I enjoy writing (both fiction and non-fiction) and wrote for my high school’s newspaper. I love music and have played clarinet for ten years and plan to continue in college. I’m also a pretty big sci-fi geek and enjoy a good Doctor Who or Star Trek marathon every now and then.

What are you most excited for about Ithaca College?

I look forward to trying new things and coming out of my shell a little more. I’m excited about all of the opportunities at my fingertips that’ll allow me to pursue my interests and maybe even find new ones.

What have you been up to this summer?

I’m trying to relax this summer but I’m looking forward to orientation and vacation to Cape Cod. As lame as it sounds, my favorite memory so far is playing frisbee with my friends at the park. We lost track of time and ended up there for over three hours!

Welcome to Honors, Sydney!

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them here!

Email jwalsh5@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

Honors Kudos: Partners in the Parks

Happy summer, Honorites! From May 19 to 26, Honors students Zoe Mendrysa, Addie Dlott, and Clare Nowalk participated in the Partners in the Parks program volunteering, researching, and exploring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail. The IC Honors Program works with the National Collegiate Honors Council to provide this opportunity to students, and if you’re interested in learning more about this adventure, check out the link to the slideshow below!

Partners in the Parks 2017

 

Honors FYI: Anthropology Summer Program

“Smells like Fieldwork: Methods in Sensory Anthropology” will be offered as part of the Off the Beaten Track summer field school this summer in Gozo, Malta, run by Oberlin College. This unit offers a range of activities, excursions, and readings designed to help students attend to how their culturally specific modes of perception affect ethnographic fieldwork and to explore methods for understanding alternative ways of sensing the world.

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FYI: New WGST course on Islam and Feminism

omen’s and Gender Studies will be bringing Shehnaz Haqqani, Ph.D. Candidate (at UT, Austin) to campus next year (AY 2017-2018) as a Dissertation Diversity Fellow.   She will be teaching a course on Islam and Feminism, a one-time offering for the Fall, to be scheduled on T/Th 4-5:15. The course is not listed on HomerConnect, but it will be taking place at the scheduled time. For more information, contact Carla Golden at golden@ithaca.edu.

IC Honors: Weekly Learning Opportunities

At 6:00 tonight in the Klingenstein Lounge, the third CSCRE Discussion Series event, “Struggles and Achievements of Generation Z” will take place.

The First Generation Student Organization will host its First Generation Alumni Panel Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. in Campus Center Klingenstein Lounge. The panel will provide current first generation students (and their peers) a chance to interact with First Generation Alumni and learn about their journey during their time at Ithaca College. Refreshments will be provided.

At the Creative Space Gallery on the Commons, a reception will be held Thursday, April 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “Visualizing Space-Time: A Collaboration of Art + Physics,” featuring the work of students in Intermediate/Advanced Drawing and Modern Physics.

A reading of IC alumnus Nick Gandiello’s play The Blameless will take place Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery.