Info Session for Short Study Abroad in Malawi Thursday at 12:10

Ever dream of going to a country in Africa to learn about a new culture, way of life and healthcare system? Then this short term study abroad trip is for you! malawi.jpg

Come to the Info Session to learn more about Malawi (The Warm Heart of Africa): Thursday, December 7th at 12:10pm in CHS 207

Trip details: The goal of this trip is to immerse students in various aspects of healthcare in Malawi through experiential learning including: actively participating in mobile medical clinics and pediatric rehabilitation centers, visiting hospitals and crisis care nurseries, and interacting with local community members and healthcare providers.

When: May 22nd – June 5th

Where: Malawi, Africa

Who: Ithaca College Students and Healthcare Staff and Faculty

Estimated Costs: $5,900 (includes tuition fees, flights and all in country costs)

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 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: Sarah Logsdon

Meet Sarah, a junior Cinema & Photography Major with a minor in Communication Management and Design from Evansville, Indiana! Sarah is currently abroad at the Ithaca College London Centre, and you can learn more about her below:

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Favorite part about IC: “Since I love IC so much, here’s a list!
1. The peeps. People are great, but especially the people of Ithaca College.
2. The energy and passion of the students. Hearing all of the various passions of the students is simply inspiring.
3. The weather….in the summer.”

Favorite Honors Seminar you’ve taken and why: “Most definitely would be the Civic Engagement course with Pat Spencer. Not only is Pat great, but having a space to talk about effective volunteering was a hoot of a time. Also, meeting various alums and civic leaders of the Ithaca area really help me develop my own civic engagement.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program: “Coolest opportunity that I’ve had through IC is simply having the opportunity to live in such a socially aware place. Coming from a rather conservative town and not being exposed to various social justice topics, it has been great to be able to hear so many more opinions from people of Ithaca.”

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: Gretchen Hohmeyer

Meet junior Gretchen Hohmeyer, our Student Spotlight this week! Gretchen is an English and Writing double major from Lake Clear, NY. Find out more about Gretchen below:

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Favorite part about IC: “I love the community here. I never thought I’d find friends this fantastic and caring or professors that are interested in me and my work. I really feel like I’ve grown as a person as well as a student because of the environment I get to go to school in.”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why: “I’d have to say my freshman seminar called Lethal Girls and Lady Knights with Professor Katharine Kittredge. That class not only introduced me to some of my best friends, but also to one of the professors who’s had the most impact on my college career. Also, it proved to me in my first semester that going to college was a right and awesome choice I’d made.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program: “Definitely my semester abroad in London. Not only were the staff there marvelous and the opportunities they created for us fantastic, but being in Honors gave it that little something extra. The Honors program was the only reason I got to go to Edinburgh, Scotland, first and then the Honors seminar I took while actually at the school was one of my favorite classes. (This also happened to be with the director of the London program, who is one of the best human beings I have ever met.) Going abroad was one of those experiences that I needed to have, for my own personal growth, and Honors helped make it possible.”

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!