Check Out Pictures from the Honors Ice Cream Social During IC’s 125th Anniversary!

Hello Honorites!

As you all know, the Honors Program hosted an ice cream social, on November 4th during the 125th Celebration!

At the event we had boards with asking Honorites: What does Honors mean to you?, What did you learn from being in Honors?, Why do you engage in your community?, and etc!

We asked you and you told us! So check out your fellow Honorites’ answers below!

Weekly Events Roundup: 11/8 – 11/14

On November 9 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, Paul Lewis will perform as part of the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series.

seniorsashesStudents Today, Alumni Tomorrow and the Class of 2018 will host the “Seniors and Sashes” Pageant in Emerson Suites on Thursday 11/9 at 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Theatre Arts’ production on Wonderful Town will give its final performances on November 9, 10, and 11, all at 8:00 p.m. in the Hoerner Theater.wonderfultown

A Muslims and allies gathering and discussion will take place in Muller Chapel on 11/10 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. immediately following Juma’a prayers. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, 11/11 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fitness Center, the Residential Life Substance Free Communities will host a substance-free Cortaca watch party with food, games, and a broadcast of the match.

Regional high school choirs will perform on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the Choral Composition Festival Concert.

tensor.pngMath and science writer Evelyn Lamb will give a talk on 11/13 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Williams 320 entitled “Building a Creative Career in Mathematics.” The presentation, the latest in the Tensor Lecture Series, will discuss the intersection between communications and STEM.

The Karel Husa Memorial Concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall on 11/13.

From noon to 1:00 p.m. on 11/14, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier will bring its Mobile foodpantry.jpgFood Pantry to the A&E Center. The food pantry is open to all members of the IC community and provides fresh groceries free of charge.

The Residence Hall Association’s annual Sex Fest will take place in Emerson B on 11/14 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature materials related to sex education from Planned Parenthood, the Advocacy Center, and more, as well as games, and performances by Spit That and IC Comedy Club.

The Flute Choir will hold an elective recital in Hockett Family Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. on 11/14.

whalenAt 8:00 in Ford Hall on Tuesday, Music for the Mind: Mental Health Awareness Concert will take place, featuring performances from Marc Webster, Ivy Waltz, Patrice Pastore, Voicestream, IC Choir, IC Unbound, Rock Hard Dance Co., and more.

The Gerontology Institute and Project Generations will host a screening of The Age of Love on 11/14 at 6:30 in Textor 102. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Steven Loring.

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The Tompkins Co. Immigration Rights Coalition (TCIRC) Presents the 2017 SOA Watch Border Encuentro: TCIRC Report-Back on Nov. 29th @ 6pm!

Hello Honorites!
On Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 6pm in Business 301, 
Members of the TCIRC (Tompkins Co. Immigrant Rights Coalition) will be reporting back from their participation in the second Border Encuentro at the U.S./Mexico border in Ambos Nogales, AZ/Sonora.
Beth Harris, Ute Ritz-Deutch, Patricia Rodriguez (Politics) and two IC Politics students (Abby Haley and Michael Mulvey) are part of the Encuentro.
Together they will be reporting on the work of communities and social movements in Latin America and the U.S. doing grassroots resistance to oppressive militarization policies at borders and beyond, and generating proposals for alternative policies surrounding immigration issues.



Native Heritage Month Documentary Screening 11/7 in Emerson Suites

In recognition of Native Heritage Month at IC, the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is hosting a screening of More Than a Word, a documentary directed by John and Ken Little of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The film chronicles the growing movement to change the name of the Washington R*dskins, and will be followed by a dialogue unpacking the film’s themes. Ithaca College will be one of the first 50 institutions to screen the film. The screening will take place in Emerson B at 7:00 on Tuesday, 11/7, and hot refreshments will be served.

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Honors Presents: Book Launch 11/7

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 3.23.01 PM.pngThe Honors Program and Department of Sociology are sponsoring a book launch and discussion for Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution, featuring Contributing Editor Andrew Thompson, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Movements and Social Change in the Department of Sociology. The launch will be held in Klingenstein Lounge at 5:00 on Tuesday, November 7, and refreshments will be served. Honors Program Director Alicia Swords will moderate the discussion.

About Spontaneous Combustion:

We are living through a period of massive social upheaval. Why, at given historical moments, does resistance to oppression seem to emerge spontaneously from multiple points around the globe despite differences in conditions on the ground? How can that resistance be understood, and how can it be furthered?

Spontaneous Combustion: The Eros Effect and Global Revolution (SUNY Press 2017) addresses precisely these questions.

Books will be available for purchase at a special launch price.

Attend a Faculty-led conversation about Placing and Displacing Memories: Globalizing Visual and Sonic Histories

Research Forum
Placing and Displacing Memories: Globalizing Visual and Sonic Histories

Monday, November 13, 2017
Clark Lounge, Campus Center,
Ithaca College
9:00 am–11:00 am

This international forum engages faculty from a range of disciplines across Ithaca College to address the question of what happens to site-specific memories and histories when mediated in the era of uneven globalization.

As historical events, places, and nations are increasingly understood as embedded within wider networks of transnational and other global connections, this interactive, discussion-driven forum explores how visual and sonic media reflect as well as intervene in this transition. It explores a series of questions, case studies, and dialogues.

Faculty-led conversation and dialogue. Students are welcome to come and observe.

Convenors: Matt Holtmeier, Sueyoung Park Primiano, Andrew Utterson, Patricia Zimmermann (MASS)

Attention Park Students: Rising Junior Park Scholar Applications Now Open

The application for the Park Scholar Rising Junior scholarship awards is now online:

Applications are due February 2, 2018.


The Park Scholar Program offers much more than a scholarship; it creates a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Park Scholar Awards cover the entire cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board) at Ithaca College and include stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time technology purchase of $2,500.

Applicants must be enrolled in a major in the Roy H. Park School of Communication, and have a GPA of 3.5 or above.

For more information, go to: or contact Nicole Koschmann at