IC Honors FYI: Guest lecture on the Fourth Estate

20161117160853569_1More great learning opportunities this week! Remember, you can also attend these events to fulfill your cultural engagement requirements.

This Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm in CNS 112, Atul Singh will speak about the recent evolution of media and journalism and the important role it will play in shaping future global discourse. Atul is the Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Fair Observer, a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit media organization that aims to inform and educate global citizens through its journal and teaching programs. He also teaches Political Economy at the University of California, Berkeley and at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar where he also teaches World History.

“These days the fourth estate is not doing so well. Apathy and ignorance have proved to be tougher enemies than repression and censorship. Shortening attention spans in the era of mobile phones do not help. Nonstop stimulation of the mind via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat has turned people away from deep explanatory journalism. Besides, the Internet has destroyed the business model of newspapers and there are now five jobs in public relations for every job in journalism. People are also retreating to echo chambers where they only hear what they agree with in an age of increasing social fragmentation.”

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This event is cosponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Department of Journalism, and the Honors Program.

Other learning opportunities this week:

IC Asian American Alliance hosts a discussion on mixed race identities
Monday, November 28 | 8PM-9PM | Friends 207 | Intercom

Majors in the Department of Physics & Astronomy present for the Fall Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 29 | 12:10PM | CNS 206B | Intercom

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Session
Tuesday, November 29 | 4:00PM | Textor 103 | Intercom

Honors FYI: Learning Opportunities this Week


It’s Monday and this might be the last thing that you’re thinking about, but this week, there are a so many exciting things going on around campus. OSEMA has organized two additional lectures in conjunction with Native Native Heritage / First Peoples Month, music and theater students are performing all throughout the week, and various Departments have organized guest lectures and panel discussions on a variety of topics.

Take a break of studying and check out one of these opportunities below.

These opportunities can also all be used to fulfill the Cultural Engagement aspect of your Honors requirements. Visit your Taskstream after attending one of the events and submit a 300 word report to earn credit for it.

Color Key:
LectureMusical PerformanceTheatrical PerformancePanel Discussion

For more information about each event, click the title to link to a full description.

MONDAY (Nov. 14th)
Beethoven Violin Sonata Cycle III:  Calvin Wiersma, violin
7:00 PM | Hockett Family Recital Hall

“Re-thinking Thanksgiving – A Native American Perspective”
7:00 PM | Emerson Suites

“LET’S TALK: How did TV news affect the election?”
12:10-1:05 PM | Park Auditorium

Performances of select scenes from Shakespeare’s best-known plays
1:30-2:05 PM | Lee Byron Acting Studio #4 (lower level of Dillingham Center)

Registered Dietician Nutritionist and cancer survivor, Myra Berkowitz to speak about nutrition
4:30-5:30 PM | Ithaca College Wellness Clinic

CSCRE Discussion Series presents “Toward a Liberative Construction of Safety and Healing in Schools:  Responding to the School Pushout of Black Girls”
6:00 PM | Klingenstein Lounge

“Antisemitism in the 21st Century”
7:00 PM | Textor 101

Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
7:00 PM | Hockett Family Recital Hall

Trombone Troupe
8:15 PM | Ford Hall

“Of Land & Bodies: Gendering Colonization, Decolonizing the Indigenous Imagination”
7:00 PM | Williams 222

Ithaca College Startup Idea Demo Day
5:00-8:00 PM | Rev: Ithaca Startup Works – 314 E State St., 2nd Floor (next to Viva Taqueria)
*Must register online in order to attend. To register click here.

On the Verge presents a staged reading of John Webster’s “The Duchess of Malfi”
6:00 PM | Handwerker Gallery

8:15 PM | Ford Hall

IC Honors FYI: Whalen Symposium Information Session

Join us this Thursday, Oct. 20 from 12:10 – 1:00pm in Textor 102 for an information session regarding the 20th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium.

This annual symposium offers Ithaca College students and faculty the opportunity for to showcase their work. This includes those of you who are  working on a thesis project, conducting independent research, or developing some other form or original creative work in the field of music, theater, film, or two- and three-dimensional art. Maybe there’s a project or a paper for a class that you’d like to expand upon. Maybe there’s a feature you’ve written for a journalism class.

This information session is for interested those faculty and students who have questions or need more information regarding participation in the James J. Whalen Academic  Symposium.

Pizza and soda will be provided at the meeting for lunch

The James J. Whalen Academic  Symposium will take place on April 13, 2017.

The session will introduce students and faculty to the Symposium, the application process, the abstract guidelines, and presentation options.  Please follow the link to sign up:

Register Here

The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presenter names will be open starting Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and close on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

For more information, go to the Whalen Symposium website at :