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.

Honors FYI: Thesis Advising Meeting 9/14

Honors will be hosting a Thesis Advising Meeting on Thursday, September 14 from 12-1 p.m. in the Honors Lounge. If interested in attending, please fill out this brief Google Form with any questions you’d like addressed at the meeting:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc0dvF79_0NSk_Rz6MYazNcx9kPAbKh04COtbBdXkxsEU2BA/viewform

We look forward to seeing you there!


Honors FYI: Updated “Things to Do Off Campus” Page

Happy Wednesday! The IC Honors Blog is excited to share an updated version of its “Things to Do Off Campus” page. The new page features more year-round activities in Ithaca, as well as a calendar of events taking place this semester all around Central New York. Check it out at https://ichonors.com/to-do-in-ithaca/.

If you have any suggestions for the page or events you’d like to share, feel free to email jwalsh5@ithaca.edu with more information.

White Water Rafting Ticket Sales Extended

There are still a few spots available for Saturday’s white water rafting trip, our first of the semester. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow in the Honors office (PRW 072) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first-come, first serve basis. Tickets are $35 and you may buy 2 tickets for friends with time conflicts.

We’ll be leaving campus Saturday at 6:00 a.m. and will be back no earlier than 9 p.m., as we are spending a full day on the Black River with Adirondack River Outfitters. See you there!

Honors FYI: Apply to be a BOLD Scholar!

Attention Honorites: Are you female-identifying student in your junior year of college looking to impact your campus community in a bigger way? Applications for the first cohort of IC’s BOLD Scholar Program are due by Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.

According to the IC BOLD website, “BOLD provides scholarships and a suite of academic and professional development activities to students who identify as female and who are in their junior or senior year at the college.” BOLD scholars receive two-year scholarships of up to $25,000, as well as faculty mentorship and participation in leadership opportunities including retreats and a campus transformation project.

Ten juniors will be selected for this unique and exciting program. Students can click here for the application form. For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/bold.


Tickets go on sale from 10am-3pm on September 1st & September 5th in PRW 072!


Our first trip of the semester is Saturday September 9, 2017.

We are going to the Black River with the Adirondack River Outfitters to do some rafting all day long!

Tickets for this trip will be going on sale this September 1st and September 5th from 10:00am – 3:00pm in The Honors Office (PRW 072).  Tickets will be $35 each, please bring exact change if you are paying with cash!

As usual, you may buy 2 tickets for friends with time conflicts.

Tickets are first come first served! If necessary, refunds will only happen if the seat can be filled.

This is an all day long trip.  We will be leaving campus at 6:00am, be arriving back at campus no earlier than 9pm.