Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight: David Flanagan!

Hello Honorites!

This week we are doing an “Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight”! If you have a Honors faculty member or Honors professor that you want to nominate, please email TTaylor6@ithaca.edu with their name!

This Honors Faculty/Staff Spotlight goes to David Flanagan! Read below to find out more about him!

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What Honors course(s) do you currently teach?

DF: Cultural Encounters with Ithaca College

 

What sort of morning routine do you have to get jazzed for class?

DF: I review my notes.

 

Do you have any hidden talents?

DF: I play the ukulele.

 

If you won the lottery and decided to give up teaching, what would you do instead?

DF: I plan to retire in the next couple of years, so lottery or no, I guess I need to give some thought to this.

 

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?

DF: Be kind to each other.

Expression as Freedom: Literature in exile and incarceration, a Spring Writes 2019 panel Saturday, May 4

Ithaca City of Asylum will take part in Spring Writes, Ithaca’s literature festival, with a panel discussion on Saturday, May 4, 12:30 – 1:30pm at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, CAP Gallery/Program Room.

The event will feature a lively discussion among members of local Amnesty International chapters and Ithaca City of Asylum. Both groups strive to achieve social justice and uphold human rights–and our various projects intersect with the act of writing in thought-provoking ways.

Expression as Freedom: The power of literature in exile and incarceration

Some journalists, poets, and novelists write their way INTO exile for speaking out against oppression or injustice, while people who are incarcerated sometimes write their way THROUGH or OUT. Ithaca City of Asylum and Amnesty International representatives present a panel discussion about the ways the exiled and the incarcerated express their experiences through the arts, and what Ithacans who believe in human rights and the power of the pen can do to promote justice through literature. Panelists include Gail Holst-Warhaft, K.E. von Wittelsbach, Andy Doyle, Cayley Crutchfield, Tony Sidle, and Pedro X. Molina, with moderator Barbara Adams.

And check out the full Spring Writes schedule for four days of 43 juried literary events.

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ICOA is part of the International Cities of Refuge Network, a worldwide network of cities of asylum, supporting writers whose works are suppressed, whose lives are threatened, whose cultures are vanishing, and whose languages are endangered.

GOOD LUCK ON FINALS WEEK!

Hello Honorites!

As the week comes to an end, it is time to start thinking about FINALS if you have not already. Study hard, EAT, get some SLEEP, and make sure to stay HYDRATED! And guess what, it is going to be okay because YOU GOT THIS!

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*** Please note that the Honors Lounge/Computer Lab is open 24 hours to HONORS Students! PLEASE use these resources to your advantage! 

REMINDER: IC KICKS BACK IS TODAY FROM 2PM-6PM IN THE A&E CENTER!

20190423152945932_1.jpgIC Kicks Back is a FREE BBQ that features live music (presented by Bureau of Concerts), giant inflatable games and photobooths, fun give-a-ways and sunshine! Join the party on Friday, May 3 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the A&E Center!

YOU MUST BRING YOUR ITHACA COLLEGE ID TO GET IN- NO EXCEPTIONS- NO ID, NO ENTRANCE (Faculty, Staff and Students)

NO BAGS, NO WATER BOTTLES, NO CONTAINERS

This event is only open to the IC Community.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Mary Holland-Bavis at meholland@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

The Graphic Novel Advisory Board Is Seeking Student Candidates for Fall 2019!

Hello Honorites!

Are you a strong writer, comic/children’s literature enthusiast, or interested in education? Interested in doing book reviews?

The “Graphic Novel Advisory Board” is a group of IC students who get together to review children’s and teen’s graphic novels.  They give presentations at local events, and also share their findings with rural librarians, discussing ways for them to enhance their collections of graphic novels.  Click here to see their website!

This 1.5 credit experimental course (Thursdays 10:50-12:05) is a great opportunity for anyone interested in education, promoting reading, or marketing/publishing graphic novels. The course is called: ENGL 29700 Professional Development Practicum: Graphic Novel Advisory Board.

Interested students can contact Katharine Kittredge for further information at kkittredge@ithaca.edu.

Tips for Finals Week!

Hello Honorites!

It is almost time for the end of the semester and for the beginning of Finals Week! Here are 5 study tips to get you through Finals Week from the Princeton Review!

1. Be the “explainer”.

Explaining something to someone else is one of the best ways to determine what you have down cold, what you need to take a second look at.

2. Have a study buddy? Don’t split the work.

Have a friend make a study sheet for the final exam separately, then get together after you both are done and review the topics together. That way you are less likely to miss something.

3. Turn the TV off and the music on.

Music can help you focus IF you pick the right songs. Forget brand new albums or your favorite songs that might break your concentration when you need to study. Instead, listen to music you already know all the words to, but don’t feel compelled to sing along.

4. Can’t stop singing? Put everything to music!

See if you can make up new lyrics to your favorite songs that incorporate the formulas or historical dates you have to memorize. Things are a lot easier to remember with a good beat.

5. Read it. Write it. Say it.

Go through your notes and pull out the key points by reading them, re-writing them, then saying them out loud. This method really helps some students commit facts to memory.

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***ALSO! Please note that the Honors Lounge/Computer Lab is open 24 hours to HONORS Students! PLEASE use these resources to your advantage! And GOOD LUCK during finals week! 

IC Kicks Back Event THIS FRIDAY, May 3rd, from 2pm-6pm on the Campus Center Quad!

Hello Honorites!

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IC Kicks Back is a FREE BBQ that features live music (presented by Bureau of Concerts), giant inflatable games and photobooths, fun give-a-ways and sunshine! Join the party on Friday, May 3 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on the Campus Center Quad.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR ITHACA COLLEGE ID TO GET IN- NO EXCEPTIONS- NO ID, NO ENTRANCE (Faculty, Staff and Students)

NO BAGS, NO WATER BOTTLES, NO CONTAINERS

This event is only open to the IC Community.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Mary Holland-Bavis at meholland@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3222. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.