Congratulations to the Following Honors Students for Presenting at the Popular Culture Conference!​

5 IC Honors students presented the original scholarship at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, held in Baltimore November 8-10. The Honors program would like to congratulate the following students!



Zoe Merod (Art History, ’19) worked with Associate Professor of Art History Jennifer Germann to prepare her presentation: “The Iconography of King James and the NBA’s Political Bible: One Man’s Power in Shaping the Image of the Institution.”

These students worked with Katharine Kittredge (Professor of English):

Alexandria Paul (English, ’19) “The Missing Diva: The Transformation of Broadway Diva Archetype in Sondheim’s Passion

Angelina Randazzo (English Education, ’21) “’My Heart is Infinite’: Multiple Families in The Girl who Drank the Moon

Abigail Rogers (English, ’21) “SKAM: Norwegian vs. American Depictions of Sexual Assault for the Teen Audience”

Andy Yzaguirre (English, ‘20) “Anyone Can be a Super Hero: Moving Beyond the Straight White Alter Ego in Web Comics”

Once again, congratulations to these students, and thank you for representing the Honors program so well!

If you or anyone you know in the program have any noteworthy accomplishments you’d like to be shared on the blog, email me @ We’d love to share what you’re doing with our fellow Honor students!




Forums for August Orientation!

Ithaca College is holding an open forum to hear from you, students and faculty, on orientation. If you have any ideas about orientation, or just want to listen to what others thoughts are, come by!

New Student and Transition Programs and the August Orientation Committee Chairs will be working together to host four open forums in November/December to share initial updates, draft ideas, and gather information from our campus partners regarding our transition to a fall orientation model. These sessions will be:


August/Fall Orientation Open Forums:

Faculty Session: November 30th 10a-11a in Taughannock Falls

–      Expected Discussion Items: Advising, Registration, & Academic Programming (though all topics and questions are welcome)

Student Session: December 4th 12p-1p in Emerson A

–      Expected Discussion Items: Programming, Schedule, & Supporting Students from Different Identify & Affinity Groups (though all topics and questions are welcome)

Staff Session: December 7th 3p-4p in Taughannock Falls

–      Expected Discussion Items:  Programming, Schedule, Summer Communication & Contact Initiatives, Staffing, and Logistics (though all topics and questions are welcome)

Open Session: December 14th 3p-4p in Roy H. Park School Auditorium

–      All topics and questions are welcome!


Sessions are not restricted to a certain population, however with an assumption that faculty, staff, or students will ask questions most relevant to their own focus area or lens, we wanted to provide a space that allows for more in-depth discussion about topics most relevant to each group. We encourage anyone who is unable to attend their specific affinity group session, to join the open session for all, if possible, then any of the other sessions. We look forward to hearing from you, gathering feedback, and sharing our ideas and excitement with you.

CSCRE Discussion Series Presents: Reclaiming Space

Please join Nanibah Chacon (Diné and Xicana), a muralist and community engaged public works artist as she talks about her current work based upon the insertion of indigenous presence into the colonized urban landscape.  She will use imagery to provoke questions connecting us to landscape, traditions, and people.

She will be in the Handwerker Gallery on Tuesday, November 13 at 6 PM.


Chacon was raised in Chinli, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She began as a graffiti artist at 16 and continued as such for the next 10 years.  Chacon is using her art to place a spotlight on the injustices being brought on women of color.  She shows her work across the U.S. and internationally.  She created the largest mural in New Mexico called “Resistance”.  She holds a B.A. in Art Education from the University of New Mexico and has received numerous awards.  She hopes to continue working on large-scale, site-specific murals to expand and diversify her audience and to build upon the social perspectives conveyed through her art.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Penny Bogardus at or (607) 274-1056. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

First Generation Student Celebration Today!

Ithaca Firsts (from the Office of New Student and Transition Programs) is so excited to celebrate First Generation Student Celebration Day on Thursday, Nov. 8!

We can’t wait to celebrate all of the wonderful achievements of our first-generation community at Ithaca College.

At Ithaca College, first-generation college students are those who will be the first in their family to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year residential college. Being the first in your family to attend college can come with many challenges but it also comes with resilience, independence, and motivation to succeed.

In Ithaca College’s student population, 848 students identify as first-generation. We are so proud of the work that you have done so far and we can’t wait to see all of the great things you will do in the world!

Ready to celebrate all things first-gen? Check out tomorrow’s events below:

  • Meet some Ithaca Firsts and learn more about the first-generation community on campus at our table in the Campus Center Lobby Thursday, from 9am-12pm
  • Join us for a dessert reception in Klingenstein Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 8th 12:00-1:00pm to receive some Ithaca Firsts giveaways and mingle with other first-generation students, faculty, and staff members in our community.

Internship Panel Tonight!

On Wednesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, IC’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will be hosting the 7th Annual Internship Panel! Hear the experiences of students who have interned at Nickelodeon, Time Inc., S’well, Atlantic Records, The Today Show, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Mystics, Warner Brothers Music, DSP Shows (Cayuga Sound), Dr. Phil and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Students from all majors and schools are welcome to learn about the ins and outs of the internship process from Ithaca College’s own communications and business students. SLI credit is also available on IC Engage for attending this event!

Free Voter Shuttle Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, November 6th is the day the polls open for midterm voting. If you are registered and planning to vote in Ithaca, The Center for Civic Engagement will be providing a FREE shuttle for you to get to the polls. The shuttle will be running from 9am to 8pm, and if you’re lucky you may even have me as your driver.



The voting shuttle will be located at the lower PRW circle, between PRW and Business school (across from the practice football field) and will drive students to the two local polling places that students are registered to vote.

Voting is so important and something we shouldn’t take for granted, so come get this FREE shuttle ride and turn out to vote!

For more info go to

If any students do not know their polling place they can check here: