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:


Free Screening of The Incredibles 1 and 2!

Student Activities Board (SAB) presents a classic movie franchise the whole family will love. An instant classic, the Incredibles series, will be coming to a Textor hall near you! So come to bring your family to see The Incredibles 1 and 2 this weekend. It’ll be a great family event for all, so we hope to see you there. And it’s free!

Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Textor 102.

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in Textor 102. 

Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in Textor 102. 

Individuals with questions or disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Madeline Veneziano at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Summer IC Precollege RA Positions Available!

Resident Assistants for the Summer College for High School Students program work and live at Ithaca College from June 17 – July 20, 2019.

Resident assistants will live in the residence halls with high school students enrolled at IC for a residential summer program designed to give them a sense of college life.

Summer College RAs will be involved with welcoming students to campus, designing and executing social and educational programs and activities, and enforcing policies and procedures to support the safety and well-being of Summer College students.

RAs must be continuing Ithaca College undergraduate students, returning to IC in fall 2019. Prior IC RA experience is preferred.

Pay is extremely competitive. Room and partial board is included. Learn more about this opportunity.

Apply now.

Interviews will begin at the start of the spring semester, and candidates will be notified on or around February 1st.

Interested in Displaying your Art?

The Campus Center Gallery is looking for students who would like to display their artwork!

The new Campus Center Art Gallery is located in the Campus Center lobby and McDonald Lounge.  We are currently displaying “Extinct” by students in the Advanced Graphic Design class.  We are looking for artwork to display for the rest of the academic year.  Please apply here if you are interested in this opportunity!

Individuals with questions or disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jess Shapiro at or (607) 274-7054. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Mentors Needed for Trout in the Classroom Program

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a science-enrichment program developed by Trout Unlimited that places cold-water aquarium systems in seventeen schools through Tompkins County. Participating classes receive trout eggs in the fall, raise them during the school year, and release them into a nearby stream in May.

Mentors are crucial to many parts of the program. They assist in the classes that help youth


understand stream habitat, water chemistry, how to monitor the aquariums,

and other principles of biology. Perhaps most importantly, volunteers are there to help youth develop a sense of why we should steward and conserve cold water environments.

Volunteers do not need a strong background in any one field of science. The biggest qualification is a desire to help youth discover why clean water and healthy fish matter in our ecosystems.

Email Don Austin, Assistant Director of Community Service, at for more information about getting involved with Trout in the Classroom

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Don Austin at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.