Weekly Events Roundup: 12/5-12/12

Welcome to our weekly events roundup! The campus is bustling as the semester draws to a close – here’s a sample of what’s happening this week.

redandbrownwater.jpgThe Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts will present In the Red and Brown Water, written by Moonlight screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, from December 5-10 in the Clark Theatre. Tickets are available at https://ithaca.ticketforce.com or in person at the box office in Dillingham Center.

The Campus Choral Ensemble will perform tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall. The Woodwind Chamber Ensembles will also perform at 7:00 in Hockett Family Recital Hall.

The Campus Band and Campus Jazz Ensemble will perform Wednesday at 7:00 in Ford Hall. Piano/Instrumental Duos will perform in Hockett Family Recital Hall at 7:00.

ICTV’s Blinded, a new dating show, will premiere at 8:00 p.m. in Park Auditorium.

iamjazzA reading of “I Am Jazz,” a children’s book about a transgender child based on author Jazz Jenning’s personal experiences, will take place in the Handwerker Gallery at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 5. The event is sponsored by the LGBT Center, Handwerker Gallery, and the Ithaca College Library.

twelfthnight.jpgAt 6:00 p.m. Thursday in the Handwerker Gallery, students, faculty, and alumni will perform in a staged reading of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Hockett Family Recital Hall, the Intergenerational Choir will perform.

hifashion.jpgAt 8:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites on Thursday, HiFashion Studios will present “The Fifth Element,” its latest fashion show.

The Jazz Repertory Ensemble will perform Thursday at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall.

Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m. in Studio 1, students in Musical Theatre Workshop: Repertoire & Style will perform ten-minute cabaret acts. Come and go as you please; audience members do not have to stay the whole time.

IC Stand-Up, IC Sketch Club, Acahti Players, and IC Comedy Club are performing downtown at the Community School of Music and Arts Friday at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

IC Voicestream will host their Block II concert at 8:00 Friday in Emerson Suites.


unbound.jpgIC Unbound will perform their fall dance showcase Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Emerson Suites. Pre-sale tickets will be sold in Campus Center from December 6-8th for $3.00 and tickets will also be sold at the door for $5.00.

On December 13 at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102, Handle with Care, an ICTV scripted comedy, will premiere.

The Writing Center will host a “Cocoa and Cram” event from 7-10 p.m. in Smiddy 109. Snacks and walk-in writing help will be provided.

Weekly Events Roundup: 11/8 – 11/14

On November 9 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, Paul Lewis will perform as part of the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series.

seniorsashesStudents Today, Alumni Tomorrow and the Class of 2018 will host the “Seniors and Sashes” Pageant in Emerson Suites on Thursday 11/9 at 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Theatre Arts’ production on Wonderful Town will give its final performances on November 9, 10, and 11, all at 8:00 p.m. in the Hoerner Theater.wonderfultown

A Muslims and allies gathering and discussion will take place in Muller Chapel on 11/10 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. immediately following Juma’a prayers. All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, 11/11 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fitness Center, the Residential Life Substance Free Communities will host a substance-free Cortaca watch party with food, games, and a broadcast of the match.

Regional high school choirs will perform on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in Ford Hall in the Choral Composition Festival Concert.

tensor.pngMath and science writer Evelyn Lamb will give a talk on 11/13 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Williams 320 entitled “Building a Creative Career in Mathematics.” The presentation, the latest in the Tensor Lecture Series, will discuss the intersection between communications and STEM.

The Karel Husa Memorial Concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Hockett Family Recital Hall on 11/13.

From noon to 1:00 p.m. on 11/14, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier will bring its Mobile foodpantry.jpgFood Pantry to the A&E Center. The food pantry is open to all members of the IC community and provides fresh groceries free of charge.

The Residence Hall Association’s annual Sex Fest will take place in Emerson B on 11/14 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The event will feature materials related to sex education from Planned Parenthood, the Advocacy Center, and more, as well as games, and performances by Spit That and IC Comedy Club.

The Flute Choir will hold an elective recital in Hockett Family Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. on 11/14.

whalenAt 8:00 in Ford Hall on Tuesday, Music for the Mind: Mental Health Awareness Concert will take place, featuring performances from Marc Webster, Ivy Waltz, Patrice Pastore, Voicestream, IC Choir, IC Unbound, Rock Hard Dance Co., and more.

The Gerontology Institute and Project Generations will host a screening of The Age of Love on 11/14 at 6:30 in Textor 102. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Steven Loring.

Have an event you’d like featured on the blog? Email jwalsh5@ithaca.edu or ttaylor6@ithaca.edu.

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Julia Zubrovich ’19

Meet fellow honors student Julia Zubrovich from Brooklyn, NY. Julia is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media; however she is also taking classes towards minors in Deaf Studies and Theater. If you’re a first year student, you may have already met Julia this summer while she was working as a Summer Orientation Leader. Maybe she even took you for a tour of the campus this past  spring as one of the school’s President’s Hosts.


Favorite part about IC:
The amount of opportunities there are to get involved and interact with others!

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken and why:
Wonder Women and Lethal Girls:Feminism in Sci-Fi and Fantasy!!! Granted it’s the only one I’ve taken but it was such an interesting and fun class. I loved my professor, Katharine Kittredge, and my classmates. We did many fun activities, such as take self-defense and belly dancing classes, take trips to the comic book store in the commons, and color!

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program:
Honors gave me the opportunity to become published during my freshman year through the Honors Symposium Journal!!


We’re always looking for interesting students to highlight in our Spotlight series.

Do you know a really cool first year Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them here!

Email ropila@ithaca.edu with any comments, questions, concerns or nominations.

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Jimmy Doyle ’17

Meet junior Jimmy, a Cinema and Photography major with a concentration in screenwriting and a minor in Theatre from Southington, Connecticut! Jimmy was in London last semester and has returned to Ithaca for the spring, so learn more about him below:


Favorite part about IC:The people, for sure. There are so many different people with different interests and skills, that not only have I made lasting, DOPE friendships, but I can also abuse my friends immense talents for my own gain.”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken (so far) and why:Dark Knight. Why? It’s about fudging BATMAN!”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program:I could talk about a million amazing collaborations between people more talented than me, but my favorite was writing and directing a workshop of my original musical ‘Heart Center: The Yoga Musical!’ Having the opportunity and resources to actually put on my vulgar passion project was fantastic, especially being able to work with actors who make my work seem way better than it really is. Fellow Honorite (Honorarian? Honorer?), Carrie Lindeman was the biggest help for co-writing the musical and being responsible for any song that sounds good. Expecting a full production of the show at IC this fall. It’ll be good and funny… hopefully.”


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!