Apply for the 2019 Leadership Weekend: “What’s Your Sound?” on February 8th & 9th!

Hello Honorites!

Leadership Weekend is a partnered event between the Office of Student Engagement and the New Student and Transition Programs. This weekend is filled with exciting activities, insightful workshops and memorable moments for first year students.

It is a free overnight retreat that brings together students from a variety of roles on campus to learn from each other and discover new ways to demonstrate leadership. Participants attend a series of leadership development sessions that focus on team-building and further developing individual leadership skills and understandings.

The application will be open from December 3 through  December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM (Happy New Year!). We will reach back out to students in the first few weeks of January to let them know of their application status.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.ed

Come to Textor 102 on December 11th @7pm to Perfect Your Pitch, Create Business Cards, and Prepare for Network Nights!

Hello Honorites!

The Professional Development Committee of the Alumni Board in collaboration with Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, the School of Business, and Career Services invites you to attend Perfect Your Pitch: Get Ready for Networking. 

This event has two parts: part one from 7:00-7:30 p.m. is a Zoom presentation featuring alumni Rob Thomas ’89 expert networker extraordinaire, and AABD member Chris Lee ’10, human resources advisor, Dell Marketing LP.

Part two from 7:30-8:30 p.m. is a breakout session with tabling topics that include creating business cards, developing your elevator pitch, and preparing for the event. Topics of discussion will include how to start a conversation, attire, and what it means to engage with alumni. This is a great opportunity for students who are more introverted to become comfortable with networking.

***ALL students are encouraged to attend regardless of ability to attend a regional network night. Attendees receive Life After IC and Career Connections credit. Refreshments will be served.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kristin Van Ormer at or (607) 274-3314. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Important Reminder: Annual Honors Holiday Banquet is on December 10th @7pm-9pm in Emerson Suites!

“He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe” he should attend this year’s Honors Holiday Celebration on Monday, December 10th, from 7:00-9:00 PM in Emerson Suites.

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This Year’s Holiday Celebration will be featuring food, crafts, raffles, and more! 

This can’t-miss event is sure to be a blast, especially with our Ugly Sweater Contest!
Wear your tackiest sweater (store bought or DIY) and win some exciting prizes. We celebrate the holiday season, the end of the semester, and YOU, the Honors community!


BOLD Scholars Presents: Engaging Mental Health in People of Color: Restorative Healing: Self-Care for POC Event TODAY @ 4pm in the Peggy Ryan Williams Lobby

Hello Honorites!

Please join the BOLD Scholars for their second Engaging Mental Health in People of Color (EMPOC) event of the year — Restorative Healing: Self-Care for POC. 


At this event, attendees will be able to engage with the idea that self-care is more than bubble baths and face masks for POC — it is a revolutionary act. There will be an interactive Q&A session with Rita Bunatal, Ithaca alumna and founder of Malaika Apparel. The discussion will focus on what authentic self-care means and how people of color can practice it effectively.

All are welcome to attend and participate in these important conversations. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided, and a raffle will be held!

Sign Up TODAY for IC’s Habitat for Humanity’s Winter Break Trip in Athens, Ohio!

Hello Honorites!

The Habitat for Humanity Winter Break Trip is an opportunity for IC’s habitat chapter to go out and give back in a different state in the US. We will be driving to Athens, Ohio this year! It’s an amazing time, and a great leadership and service opportunity!

Dates: January 13th – 20th

Location: Athens, Ohio

What you will be doing: The group will be working with Athens, Ohio’s local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. This means builds, bonding, and lots of fun!

Payment: $25.00 deposit before trip to hold spot, and then it will be returned after trip.

Spaces open: 15

Drivers needed: 4 (must be 21 or over)

Contact Information:, or Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity on Facebook

Sign up here!

Individuals requiring accommodations should contact We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Sign Up for Service Saturday on December 8th TODAY!

Hello Honorites!


Participate in the last Service Saturday event of the semester, where you will be giving back to the Ithaca community on Saturday, December 8th. Hot lunch and a service reflection will follow service activities in Ithaca Falls Room at 1:30pm.

Locations include:

  • Salvation Army Food Service Program – help out with the only Saturday meal service in Ithaca.
  • IC Books Thru Bars – Help Books Thru Bars prepare books to mail to people incarcerated throughout the United States. This is their final mailing of the year, so they need lots of help! (Located in Taughannock Falls room in campus center)
  • Second Wind Cottages – SWC assists homeless men in the region by providing them with small cottages to live in while they get back on their feet. SWC is getting ready to finish things up for the season, and they need help from us to finish a few end-of-year tasks
  • Finger Lakes ReUse Center – FLRC needs help with sorting a variety of new donations at the center

Space is always limited, so don’t wait! SIGN UP HERE

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

Attend Ithaca College’s Annual Network Nights in NYC, Boston, or Washington D.C.! Register TODAY!

Hello Honorites!

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to go Ithaca College’s Annual Network Nights!

Did you know 80% of professional opportunities are obtained through networking? It really is about who you know, and accomplished IC alumni want to get to know YOU! They’ve been where you are, and want to share the story of their journey and help you navigate yours.

Before each Network Night event, everyone is invited to enjoy a Mix and Mingle Reception hosted by ICUnity, an organization that connects IC’s underrepresented groups to support inclusive social interaction, to help everyone get warmed up for networking.

Registration is free! Dress is business professional, and we highly encourage you to bring along business cards as a means to exchange contact information.

New York City
Monday, January 7, 2019
6:00–7:00 p.m.: ICUnity Mix and Mingle Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m.: Network Night
JW Marriott Essex House

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:00–7:00 p.m.: ICUnity Mix and Mingle Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m.: Network Night
Hotel Commonwealth

Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
6:00–7:00 p.m.: ICUnity Mix and Mingle Reception
7:00–9:00 p.m.: Network Night
St. Gregory Hotel Dupont Circle

Here’s what to expect at the events:

  • Ambassadors from a variety of fields will be stationed around the room to meet you and facilitate conversations between attendees
  • IC staff and student volunteers will help you find Ambassadors and other alumni in the room
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available throughout the evening

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Career Services at We look forward to seeing you at Network Nights!