Honors FYI: Applying to Masters in Social Work Programs Workshop 9/26

This Tuesday, September 26 in Williams 202, Katherine Cohen-Filipic will lead a workshop for seniors on applying to Masters in Social Work (MSW) programs.

Come and hear some social work-specific tips about chosing programs, writing personal statements, and selecting references.  Come with your questions! This workshop is best suited for students getting ready to apply this year—we will have later sessions for people applying in the future.


Honors FYI: Cine Con Cultura Film Festival

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to expand your knowledge of international cinema? Cine Con Cultura is a local film festival curating films from across Latin America. Some screenings are free, and ticketed screenings are $6.00 for students. More information about free screenings, talkbacks, and other events is available on the Cine Con Cultura Facebook page. Check out the dates below for information about locations, screening times, and more about this eclectic lineup of films!


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Honors FYI: Temporary Tutors in Math, Physics, and Biology

IC Tutoring Services has an urgent need for temporary tutors in math, physics, and biology, and is offering premium wages to students who can fill these positions. Other highly needed areas: any Statistics course (e.g. Statistics; ACCT 225/226; GBUS  203; FINA 311; CHEM (all levels); upper level OTBS courses, etc.

Go to ithaca.edu/tutoring and click link on left side of page to apply.  Have faculty member in specified department to forward recommendation immediately.


Honors FYI: Study Abroad/Graduate and Professional School Fairs

Happy Thursday, Honorites! If you’re interested in studying abroad or learning about different graduate and professional schools, check out one or both of next week’s events.

The Study Abroad Fair will be Tuesday, 9/26 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites Campus Center’s North Foyer. The event will feature:

  • Alumni ambassadors from IC’s own programs in London, NYC, DC and LA
  • Representatives from most of IC’s study abroad partners, including affiliated and non-affiliated options for semester and short-term study.
  • Direct-enrollment program options with international universities
  • Winter/summer study abroad courses offered by IC faculty & staff
  • Academic and financial planning resources, including information/representatives from the Academic Advising Center, Career Services, International Programs, Student Accessibility Services, and Student Financial Services
  • Raffle prizes including a campus store gift card & a $250 air travel voucher
  • International snacks

The Graduate and Professional School Fair, will be Wednesday, 9/27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. The annual event, held by Career Services, features dozens of schools from many disciplines. To learn more about visiting schools, log into your Ithaca College Handshake account.

Come with us to Philadelphia!

Hello Honorites,

We are offering a new destination trip to Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

Come and experience the wonderful city of Philadelphia by strolling through the Reading Market and exploring The National Constitution Center.

Tickets for this trip will be going on sale in The Honors Office (PRW 072)

Thursday September 14th – 9:30-11:45 a.m. & 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Monday September 18th – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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! A refund will only happen if the seat can be filled (if necessary).

Honors FYI: CSCRE Discussion Series

Interested in talking about intersectional feminism, Cardi B and Cupcakke, or cultural organizing? This semester’s Center for Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Discussion Series, themed around intersectionality and resistance, has you covered. Check out the calendar below for more information.

Tuesday, 9/26 at 6:00 p.m., Clark Lounge – “Patriarchy Still a Problem? An Intersectional Interrogation”

Presenter: Brittany Cooper, co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective and associate professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

Wednesday, 10/25 at 6:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge – “Let the Hoes Speak: Cardi B & Cupcakke, Rethinking Intersectionality Through Ratchetness”

Presenters: Nicole Horsley, assistant professor in the Center for Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, and Ashley Hall, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies

Thursday, 11/16 at 6:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge – “Cultural Organizing at the Intersections: The Role of Media and Visual Culture in Building a Movement”

Presenter: Carol Zhou, director of programs at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, PA

Help Wanted: Short-Term Women’s Studies Internship

Professor Katharine Kittredge is seeking one or more volunteer interns to help with an upcoming women’s history project. If interested, email kkittredge@ithaca.edu by September 15. More information is below:

Needed: one multi-talented student who has an interest in Women’s History and possesses graphic design skills or a team of students including a graphic design/marketing student and students interested in researching Women’s History.

The event:  Commemoration of the First Women to Vote in New York State to be held at the Lisle Free Library on October 21, 2017.  Lisle is about 30 miles outside of Ithaca.

Background:  New York State amended its state constitution to allow women to vote in November of 1917.  The first vote held in the state was a referendum on the sale of liquor in the town of Lisle NY on January 5, 1918.  Approximately a hundred women turned out to cast ballots in favor of the amendment to place restrictions on the sale of alcohol.  They were challenged by the local tavern owner, but refused to be intimidated.

The task:

  1. Develop a series of informational posters to be displayed at the library.  The material on local history will be supplied by the town’s historian and librarians (you don’t have to travel to Lisle), the “context” images should be gleaned from open-access sources on the internet.  Suggested posters in the series could be:
  1. Context on 1918 (fashion, cars, current events)
  2. Images of Lisle in 1918 + some facts about the town
  3. Background on Suffrage Movement in NYS
  4. Background on Temperance movement (defining it + images)
  5. Two posters showing the polling places, giving details on the vote, and showing images of women voting
  1. Create a one-page tri-fold pamphlet giving information on the 1918 vote & containing historical images.  This will be given out at the library during the event and will remain available afterwards.