First Year Experience Video Opportunity!

Dear Honors Students,

Can you help us?

We’re looking for your feedback in a short video format. In hopes of improving the First Year Experience, we’re asking current Ithaca College students:

“Think back to a moment in your first year here on campus when you…
…. felt successful… or a moment that was difficult… or a challenge to you.“


1)     Describe briefly: Where were you? What was happening?

2)     What did this moment mean to you?

3)     What would you like faculty and/or staff to know?

We are asking you to record a one-minute video of yourself describing the event and answering the questions. Your video will be playing on loop with other student input at the Synchronizing Student Engagement within the First-Year Experience event in May. Faculty and staff will be able to watch this video and hear from current IC students on how the first-year experience can be improved. Your voice matters. Please consider giving us your thoughts and feedback.

If you’re comfortable, feel free to stop by the Center for Faculty Excellence (Gannett 316) and we will record your answer. If you would prefer to record yourself privately, please see below on recording tips and where to send your video.


• Identify a location that will provide you with good lighting, minimal background noise and prevent interruptions.


• Avoid sitting with a window either directly behind or in front of you – this can cause glare, shadows, and other video disruptions.
• Adjust the position of your camera and lighting to make sure your face is well lit and positioned for others to see you.

• Remove any unnecessary items surrounding the area in view of the camera, such as papers and other table-top items.
• Wear attire that contrasts well with your backdrop.


·       Please use a Smartphone (held horizontally) or a computer webcam to record yourself.


Please share your video with

If you have any questions please email:

Thank you for your time and consideration!

New Class “Proposal and Grant Writing” Being Offered this Fall!

Proposal and Grant Writing (WRTG-31700), the capstone of the professional writing curriculum, concentrates on formal proposals and grants. Students address problems in the local community while studying the interplay among business, education, government, and non-profits.

Attentive to civic responsibility in the marketplace, this course teaches research and interviewing, project management, editing, and document design. Writing assignments include feasibility, assessment, and progress reports and individual and group projects. Through service learning within the local community, students come to understand the value of social capital in the public and private sectors.

To learn more, click here

IC African Students Association Presents: Africa Week

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On behalf of the African Students Association, we are pleased to invite you to our Africa week being held from April 15th – 20th, 2019 at Ithaca College

This year’s Africa Week theme is The Dangers of a Single Story.  Africa is usually portrayed in light of hunger and suffering.  Our goal is to shift Africa’s narrative and be the ones who tell our own story.

We would love for you to attend Africa Week and contribute to the ongoing conversations that not only impact the Ithaca community but the world around us. This year we have a mix of events which are listed below.

Please RSVP at the links provided! 

Africa Week Breakdown                                                                                                           April 15th:                                                                                                                                    Inaugural event with IC Alumna, Yaw Aidoo (Former ASA President)                                Clarke Lounge: 8:30PM                          

April 17th:                                                                                                                                        Panel discussion – On ted talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie                                                Textor 101: 6:00PM                        

April 20th:                                                                                                              Teranga Banquet and Fashion show hosted by Amani with Guest speaker Professor N’Dri Therese Assie-Lumumba and special performances                                                          Emerson Suites: 7:30PM .                

​​93QUEEN Showing Thursday at the Handwerker!

Come view a great new film, 93Queen on Thursday night, February 7th, at 6 pm in the Handwerker Gallery. 93Queen is about a group of Hasidic women in Brooklyn, New York, who have set up their own emergency medical service, in defiance of the gender norms of their community. 

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93QUEEN is the inspirational story of Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the boy’s club in her community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. Through it all, we see them grappling to balance their faith with their nascent feminism, even as they are confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society.

With unprecedented insider access, 93QUEEN offers a unique portrayal of a group of empowered religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

The film is cosponsored by Jewish Studies at Ithaca, the IC Library, and Hillel, and funded by the Littauer Fund. Please let your students know about the film.