Submit Your Presentation for the 22nd Annual Whalen Academic Symposium on April 2nd!

Hello Honorites!


The online submission process for faculty sponsors/students to submit student presentations for the 22nd Annual James J. Whalen Symposium will close on March 4, 2019.  Submissions will be accepted for presentations, performances, and displays.

  • Fill out the Online Submission Form
  • Submit your presentation, performance, creative work, or poster presentation.
  • Once the form(s) is/are submitted, you and your faculty sponsor will receive an e-mail detailing next steps.

Please note that creative works include:

Live Performance (Dance, Theatre, Music, Etc.):
Solo Performances
Chamber Ensembles
Original Compositions
Original Monologue Or Scene Performances
Analysis And Performance Of A Scene Or Monologue
Solo Dance Performances
Original Dance Ensemble Performance 

Works Of Visual And Media Art:
Costume And Set Design

For more information go to the Whalen Symposium website here!

Get your tickets for the Honors’ Spring 2019 Opera Immersion Trip in NYC on March 2nd!

Hello Honorites!

On March 2, 2019, the Honors Program is sponsoring a trip to NYC to see the opera, La Fille du Regiment!


Tickets will be available in PRW 072 at the times listed below:

Monday, 2/11/19  2:30 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, 2/12/19 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, 2/13/19 11:00 am –  4:30 pm 

Thursday, 2/14/19  10:00 m – 4:00 pm

Tickets will be $35 each. We accept payments of cash or check ONLY. Please bring exact change if you are paying with cash!

Tickets are first come first served! A refund will only happen if the seat can be filled (if necessary).

Would you like to have one of your papers published? Submit your creative or academic pieces to the Symposium – The Honors Undergraduate Scholarly Journal today!

Hello Honorites!

Now is the time to submit your creative or academic pieces to the Symposium – The Honors Undergraduate Scholarly Journal. Feel free to submit past papers or written pieces that you are passionate about right now! Papers must be submitted to in a Word Document format by Monday, March 18th in order to be eligible for publication. If your piece is chosen for publication, you will be notified by symposium staff.
Additional questions can be directed to We can’t wait to read your submissions!

​​93QUEEN Showing Thursday at the Handwerker!

Come view a great new film, 93Queen on Thursday night, February 7th, at 6 pm in the Handwerker Gallery. 93Queen is about a group of Hasidic women in Brooklyn, New York, who have set up their own emergency medical service, in defiance of the gender norms of their community. 

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93QUEEN is the inspirational story of Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the boy’s club in her community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. Through it all, we see them grappling to balance their faith with their nascent feminism, even as they are confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society.

With unprecedented insider access, 93QUEEN offers a unique portrayal of a group of empowered religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

The film is cosponsored by Jewish Studies at Ithaca, the IC Library, and Hillel, and funded by the Littauer Fund. Please let your students know about the film.