The 5th Pippi to Ripley: Fantastic and Feminist Pop Culture Conference on April 26-27th at Ithaca College!

Hello Honorites!


Pippi to Ripley is an interdisciplinary feminist popular culture conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. They invite papers on a wide variety of media, including comics, films, television, video games, podcast, web-series, folklore, mythology, and children’s and young adult literature.

This year’s keynote speaker is Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled “Weapons of Mass Creation,” The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning.” Nnedi holds a PhD in literature/creative writing and is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY).

All Pippi to Ripley panels and talks are free and open to the public. Community members are invited to drop-in to hear our speakers, panels, and workshops.

More information about the conference can be found here!

First Year Experience Video Opportunity!

Dear Honors Students,

Can you help us?

We’re looking for your feedback in a short video format. In hopes of improving the First Year Experience, we’re asking current Ithaca College students:

“Think back to a moment in your first year here on campus when you…
…. felt successful… or a moment that was difficult… or a challenge to you.“


1)     Describe briefly: Where were you? What was happening?

2)     What did this moment mean to you?

3)     What would you like faculty and/or staff to know?

We are asking you to record a one-minute video of yourself describing the event and answering the questions. Your video will be playing on loop with other student input at the Synchronizing Student Engagement within the First-Year Experience event in May. Faculty and staff will be able to watch this video and hear from current IC students on how the first-year experience can be improved. Your voice matters. Please consider giving us your thoughts and feedback.

If you’re comfortable, feel free to stop by the Center for Faculty Excellence (Gannett 316) and we will record your answer. If you would prefer to record yourself privately, please see below on recording tips and where to send your video.


• Identify a location that will provide you with good lighting, minimal background noise and prevent interruptions.


• Avoid sitting with a window either directly behind or in front of you – this can cause glare, shadows, and other video disruptions.
• Adjust the position of your camera and lighting to make sure your face is well lit and positioned for others to see you.

• Remove any unnecessary items surrounding the area in view of the camera, such as papers and other table-top items.
• Wear attire that contrasts well with your backdrop.


·       Please use a Smartphone (held horizontally) or a computer webcam to record yourself.


Please share your video with

If you have any questions please email:

Thank you for your time and consideration!

New Class “Proposal and Grant Writing” Being Offered this Fall!

Proposal and Grant Writing (WRTG-31700), the capstone of the professional writing curriculum, concentrates on formal proposals and grants. Students address problems in the local community while studying the interplay among business, education, government, and non-profits.

Attentive to civic responsibility in the marketplace, this course teaches research and interviewing, project management, editing, and document design. Writing assignments include feasibility, assessment, and progress reports and individual and group projects. Through service learning within the local community, students come to understand the value of social capital in the public and private sectors.

To learn more, click here

IC African Students Association Presents: Africa Week

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On behalf of the African Students Association, we are pleased to invite you to our Africa week being held from April 15th – 20th, 2019 at Ithaca College

This year’s Africa Week theme is The Dangers of a Single Story.  Africa is usually portrayed in light of hunger and suffering.  Our goal is to shift Africa’s narrative and be the ones who tell our own story.

We would love for you to attend Africa Week and contribute to the ongoing conversations that not only impact the Ithaca community but the world around us. This year we have a mix of events which are listed below.

Please RSVP at the links provided! 

Africa Week Breakdown                                                                                                           April 15th:                                                                                                                                    Inaugural event with IC Alumna, Yaw Aidoo (Former ASA President)                                Clarke Lounge: 8:30PM                          

April 17th:                                                                                                                                        Panel discussion – On ted talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie                                                Textor 101: 6:00PM                        

April 20th:                                                                                                              Teranga Banquet and Fashion show hosted by Amani with Guest speaker Professor N’Dri Therese Assie-Lumumba and special performances                                                          Emerson Suites: 7:30PM .                

Apply for an 8-Week Urban Ecology Field Lab this Summer!

Hello Honorites!

The Urban Ecology Field Lab is an 8-week interdisciplinary course that will train students in social and ecological theory and methods that will prepare them to conduct urban ecology research, which they will apply in a practicum project in partnership with a local community-based organization and a land management/public policy agency here in Chicago. This is the fourth year of the program and it’s been a fantastic experience to be a part of. The program is run by scientists and staff at the Field Museum of Natural History.



The program runs from June 10 – August 2. The first five weeks involve methods training, field trips, and overnight immersive experiences. The final three weeks require data collection and analysis, culminating in a presentation of actionable results to local stakeholders doing conservation and social engagement work in the community. While this is a research training program, they are also aiming to generate longitudinal data that will help make an impact in regional conservation practices.

The cost of the program is $1500 (Scholarships are available), which includes:

  • 2 overnight immersive experiences
  • Weekly field trips
  • Equipment for methods training
  • Lunch once a week
  • Coffee and tea once a week
  • Does not cover lodging or food.

Applications can be found on the course website here!  The application deadline is April 30th.

This is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on training and research experience. Their aim is to recruit upper level undergraduates and early phase grad students with some experience/coursework in the social and ecological sciences. They will work with students to ensure the Field Lab can be used for credit in your home institution (most students register the Field Lab as a 3-4 credit internship).

Honors Senior Spotlight: Jenna Supinski ’19!

Hello Honorites!

This week we are doing an “Honors Senior Spotlight” on Jenna Supinski!

Jenna Supinski majors in Speech-Language Pathology and has a minor in Neuroscience and is originally from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania! Read below to find out more about Jenna!



What are your plans for after graduating? 

JS: I will be attending graduate school to receive my Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.


What is your favorite Honors-related memory? 

JS: The New York trip during my freshman year would have to be my favorite Honors memory. We drove down to NYC for the day to visit the Museum of Modern Art and see the musical Fun Home. It was a great way to meet people in the Honors department and spend time with those who I already knew.


What are you involved in on campus? How has your campus involvement shaped your overall IC experience? 

JS: From my freshman year until my junior year I was involved in the club IC Circle K. I spent 4 semesters serving as the treasurer of the service club. We often engaged in volunteer work both on campus and in the surrounding Ithaca community. Being a part of the organization was a great way to get to know the town of Ithaca and the other students in the club. I am also very involved in research on campus. I am one of three student researchers in the Collaborative Language Research Lab in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department. In the lab, we have been creating a database of effective words to be used in speech intervention. My experience in the lab has provided me with the opportunity to present research at the local and national level. Overall, my campus involvement has given me opportunities to collaborate with passionate individuals who have impacted my life for the better.


What advice do you have for future Honors students? 

JS: My advice for future Honors students would be to live in the present and enjoy your four years. It can be really easy to get caught up in all of the work you have to do, but make sure you give yourself some time to relax or hang out with your friends. All of the work will eventually get done, so don’t stress out too much! You’re only here for four years and, coming from a senior, those four years fly by. So take up that offer to grab coffee with a friend, go on that hike around Buttermilk, and enjoy everything college has to offer.

You Are Invited to an Invite-Only Q&A and Supper Buffet before the Izzy Award Ceremony on April 15th!

Hello Honorites!

The Park Center for Independent Media is hosting an invitation-only Q&A with supper buffet before the public Izzy Award ceremony. Please join them for an up-close session with this year’s award-winners.


  • Editors of Earth Island Journal, Maureen Nandini Mitra and Zoe Loftus Farren. The Journal is being honored for highlighting the connections between environmental degradation, women and indigenous peoples.
  • Laura Flanders – a regular producer of forward-looking media that investigate policies that drive racism, sexism, and economic exclusion. Her work fleshes out the narratives around grassroots-driven solutions to our economy and politics.
  • Dave Lindorff – longtime investigative reporter who worked on a major story during 2018 that uncovered the opaqueness of Pentagon accounts and funding requests to Congress resulting in bloated military budgets.
  • Aaron Mate – regular contributor to The Nation for exposing the hollowness and hyperbole surrounding the so-called the Russia election-collusion story.


More info on the honorees here.

The supper/Q&A will be held from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Monday, April 15 in Klingenstein Lounge. If you wish to invite others, feel free to do so, but please let Brandy Hawley know.

The Izzy Award Ceremony will be held soon after in Emerson Suites at 7:00pm (and we’ll reserve seats for those attending the Q&A).

Please RSVP to Brandy, 607-274-3590.