IC Honors Senior Sendoff: Samantha Cripe

This is Sam Cripe, an senior Honorite with a double major in Legal Studies and History, and you can learn about her volunteer plans for next year here:12961485_10154025399308168_8141300492269836029_n.jpg

Next year I will be a corp member, volunteering for City Year in Boston. This organization is part of the AmeriCorps umbrella. I will be working with inner city students on attendance, behavior, and grades all while encouraging them to do well in schools and find a passion for learning. I am so excited to work with youth and begin a possible career in the field of education. I am hoping that this year will help me decide if I want to continue on and get a teaching certificate, or if I want to continue on to Law school. Either way, I am excited to begin working with youth and making an impact on the Boston community!

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Kelli Kyle ’17

Meet our student spotlight of the week, junior Journalism major with minors in History and French from Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Kelli Kyle! Kelli is currently abroad in Aix, France, so we send her good wishes from the States – learn more about Kelli below!
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Favorite part about IC:I really love the opportunities available at Ithaca College. As a first-year student, I was already having my articles published in the Ithacan, video packages aired on ICTV and live newscasts heard on WICB. It was so easy for me to get involved very early on in my college career, which helped build my passion for the field of journalism.”
Favorite Honors Seminar (so far) and why:Sex, Gender, and Desire with Dr. Carla Golden is definitely one of the most fantastic honors seminars I’ve taken at IC. Words cannot describe how awesome Carla Golden is. The material in the course challenged me to think about those subjects way more deeply than I had in the past. The open discussions of the class brought up many interesting ideas and generated an intellectual and informed discourse on the title topics. As a feminist, this course definitely played a huge role in helping me discern my own beliefs, and think about feminism as it pertains to identity, class, race and other factors. I also took a course on feminism in science fiction with Professor Katharine Kittredge my first year at IC, and it was phenomenal. Go feminism!”
Coolest opportunity through IC and/or the Honors Program:The first weekend of spring break, I had the opportunity to travel with a student team to Selma, Alabama, to help NBC cover the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. This was an amazing experience I’ve had through IC that I will never forget. While there, we interviewed foot soldiers from the original march and filmed for NBC from the crowd during the reenactment of the march. I’ll never forget that moment at the start of the march when I was walking in the center of the crowd as everyone around me began singing, “Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around.” The history of why they were marching coupled with the significance of the song itself added much power to the whole experience. Being able to travel to this event was incredible, and I consider myself very fortunate to attend a school that provides its students with opportunities like this one.”
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 Seminar Spotlight: South Asia: History, Politics and Culture

Professor Raza Rumi is teaching a course next semester focusing on the culture and exploration of South Asia. Learn more below!

Describe your seminar in one sentence. “This course will familiarize students with the histories, politics and cultures of South Asia.

Describe your classroom style in one sentence.Using an array of sources – folk cultures, the arts and selected texts – students would study the region and its myriad historical and contemporary dimensions.

What is one thing you hope students will take away from your seminar?Students would be more familiar with the region and the contemporary trends.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students?You should be prepared to undertake selected readings, watch many videos and listen to some amazing music from the region.”

Want to know more?Selected musical performances, films including mainstream cinema and documentaries, dance, television and theatrical productions, visual narrations of art and architecture will be shown and discussed in the class.”

Check out the full list of seminars here and the whole list of spotlights here.