Weekly Events Roundup – 11/28 to 12/5

Now that we’re back from break, the semester is racing to its end. Here are some events on campus this week to help you learn, laugh, or de-stress as your workload amps up.rivero

Bolivian author Giovanna Rivero will read from her short story collection, Para comerte mejor, tonight at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery. Rivero is an author and Assistant Professor in the werner.jpgDepartment of Modern Languages and Literature.

Artist and physicist Werner Sun will give a lecture with a workshop to follow on Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Art Department, will be held in Ceracche 127.

The Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall.

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Park Distinguished Faculty-in-Residence A. Van Jordan will host Mason Richards and Dion Graham for a panel entitled “Using Cultural Iconography in Screenwriting and Media Production” on Friday, December 1st at 3 p.m. The event will be held in Park Auditorium, and is part of the Micheaux Visiting Filmmaker Series. Find more information on the event’s Facebook page.

Ithaca College’s Handbell Choir will present their Winter Concert on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in Muller Chapel. rdIC’s two handbell choirs will play a set of pop, holiday, and classical songs.

 

Routine Disturbances, Ithaca College’s show choir, will perform a fall preview in Emerson Suites at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

The IC Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a public viewing night at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Friday. To attend, show up at the vehicle ‘turn around’ in front of the entrances of Smiddy Hall and CHS (F lot side).  A shuttle van will make regular runs to convey people up to the observatory and back down.

ICTV will premiere its new scripted series, The Legend of South Hill, on Sunday, December 3 in Park Auditorium. The screening will begin at 7:00 p.m. following a red carpet beginning at 6:00 p.m. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

 

 

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Kyle Brassil ’17

Meet our student spotlight of the week, junior Kyle Brassil with a major in Cinema and Photography and a minor in Art from Kingston, RI who’s fresh off a semester abroad in London! Learn more about Kyle below:

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Favorite part about IC:I love that there is community where I don’t feel like an outsider. Growing up I always thought that I would never fit in, but Ithaca College has so many unique, bizarre, and incredible people who just sort of say ‘Who cares if you’re weird? We want you to join us!’ This College just sort of creates that feeling inside you: the desire to be inclusive.”
Favorite Honors Seminar (so far) and why:Teenage Wasteland my freshman year. I may be a bit partial because it was my first, but this seminar with Bruce Henderson was such a great way to indulge in such a unique topic. Being able to go through so many variations on the ‘Young Adult in Dystopia’ genre was great in exploring differences in story structure, and it definitely helps you out when such a big part of your major involves telling a story.”
Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program:The ability to study abroad in London. Ask anyone who’s ever spent a semester out of the country and you’ll sentence yourself to a half hour rant on why they wish they could go back. Personally, I’m just eternally grateful for the opportunity I had to become integrated in a new city and a new country. The London Center still feels wholly Ithaca though, with Bill’s City as Text class for Honors students feeling like it came straight from the mind of old Pfaff himself. If anyone is on the fence about studying abroad, I highly recommend it. At the very least you’ll come back with new memories and worldviews”
We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!
Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Kelsey Fons

Meet senior Kelsey Fons, a B.F.A. Art major with minors in Art History & Psychology from Avon, CT! You can check out some of her artwork on her website here. Kelsey is the events coordinator for the Honors Program so you’ll probably see her around Honors events a lot this year. Learn more about Kelsey below:

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Favorite part about IC:The opportunities I have had here. I did not know I was going to be an art major when I was looking at colleges and if I had it might have influenced my decision. I am so glad I ended up here though because of the liberal arts curriculum and its size, I have had many opportunities that I am sure I would not have been able to get if I went to art school. IC ended up being the perfect college for me. I also love the people on campus and in the community.”

Favorite Honors Seminar you’ve taken and why:Either Why Are We Here? or Creativity and Madness. Why Are We Here? was the perfect introduction to college academics and the honors program. I learned an incredible amount about college and the entire educational system, which was scary and interesting as a freshman. Plus Tom and Elizabeth are awesome, how can you go wrong? Creativity and Madness blended my interests perfectly and I was interested in everything we talked about. I wish it was offered more!”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program:I love the honors seminars. All of them have been challenging, and everyone is willing to contribute. Since there is a blend of all sorts of majors, everyone brings something different to the conversation. I love hearing other people’s perspectives and challenging myself to think of new ones, which all the seminars allow for.”

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!
Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Samantha Guter

Meet Samantha Guter, a junior Journalism major from Chicagoland, Illinois with minors in art, theatre and the Honors program! Samantha helps manage social media for IC Honors, is an RA in the HOME program and very involved in theatre and publications on campus (and she promises someone else nominated her, she’s not posting about herself just cause). Learn more about Sam below:10980703_10206016309317764_1312221271531340813_n

Favorite part about IC: “Definitely the community here and the ease of getting involved. I’m an ambivert, and most of the time, I love interacting with people. Being able to walk across campus and see both people I know and people I don’t know is great – there’s always the opportunity to meet new people but there are always people you’ll know wherever you go. It’s also so easy to get involved with whatever you want to do. The people here make the school – both CCES and Res Life where I work I joke are my ‘families’ because it really seems like that most of the time.”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why: “Undoubtedly, Gender, Sex and Desire with Carla Golden. It was largely discussion-based and the books we read sparked such interesting expansions of everyone’s ideas about what makes a person a ‘man’ or a ‘woman’ and discussed the fluidity of sexuality and gender. Even though I had a really awesome knowledge base in those subjects, it was phenomenal to be able to read and discuss these concepts in a more academic setting. Plus, Carla’s just amazing.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program: “I’m going to cheat a little bit here and list two. One is the phenomenal experience of participating in the Patti Pace festival in Georgia both my freshman and sophomore year with professor Bruce Henderson. It was such a great experience to meet other students passionate about communication, art and theatre and build connections with other professionals and other students from across the nation. The second one is the chance I had to go abroad to the Ithaca College London Centre last semester. Having the opportunity to immerse myself in British culture and travel all over Europe was beyond anything I had ever dreamt of, and taking Bill Sheasgreen’s Honors seminar in London was a phenomenal experience to get to know a city on an intricate and personal level.”

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Natalie Lazo

Say hello to senior Natalie Lazo, our Student Spotlight of the week! Natalie is a BFA Studio Art major with a minor in Art History from Towaco, NJ. Find out more about Natalie below!

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Favorite part about IC: “The camaraderie! I love how anyone can join a club they’re interested in and become part of a group that 9 out 10 times is full of awesome people you’ve never met. I’ve found that those people become your friends for quite some time.”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why: “It’s a tie between my freshman seminar Why Are We Here? and my senior seminar Being Human! Elizabeth’s class really put my mind into a place for critical thinking and asking questions about the college and high school experience. Thanks to her, I was able to present at the honors conference in Boston which was an amazing learning opportunity. Bruce’s seminar moved from the personal to the worldly and served as an amazing thought-provoking environment. It was my second seminar with Bruce and his choices in books and discussion did not disappoint!”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program: “My favorite memory was from the NYC trip my freshman year. We saw Seminar with Alan Rickman, got his autograph, and my room mate and I met Jeff Goldblum in the lobby. It was pretty amazing.”

We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Student Spotlight series.
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!