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 – 11/28 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.


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.



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: Vivian Becker ’17

Meet our student spotlight, junior Vivian with a major in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Romulus, NY! Learn more about Vivian below:


Favorite part about IC:The people/professors are very supportive and amazing and the location in Ithaca and near the lake is beautiful!”

Favorite Honors seminar you’ve taken (so far) and why:Why Are We Here with Tom Pfaff. It involved great discussions with peers on readings that opened my mind to new ideas and the viewpoints of others.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program:Going and performing at Lincoln Center last year with Ithaca College’s Contemporary Ensemble was an amazing opportunity!”


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: Maddy Parkes

Meet sophomore Maddy Parkes, a Piano Performance and Music Education major with a minor in Music Theory Concentration from Langhorne, PA! Maddy is an RA in the Honors RLC in Lyon Hall – learn more about her below:


Favorite part about IC:I love so many things about IC! I love the rigorous music program and how it challenges me to be the best performer and musician I can be. I enjoy going to sessions through the Student Leadership Institute and learning how to develop my leadership skills in relation to leading my personal self as well as others. I also love being an RA and interacting with all of my residents. But none of the things that I love would be possible without the amazing people that I have met here over time. :)”

Favorite Honors seminar and why:Definitely The Golden City taught by Bob Sullivan. It was an amazing seminar because we learned about and read a lot of literature from the time period of Ancient Greece while having so much fun! I loved getting to know my professor and the other students in my class, and because of the research that I did I was able to present at the Whalen Symposium my freshman year. It was a great seminar to help me transition to IC.”

Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program: I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities already here, but I think one of the coolest opportunities that I’ve had was performing an elective recital my freshman year. It was the day last year in March when there was a school-wide power outage, so my recital had to be cancelled and moved to the afternoon of the next day. I was very worried, but despite the setback, I was able to demonstrate how much I had learned about piano through performing some awesome pieces, including one that was on my bucket list since high school.”

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: Opera Immersion, Le Nozze di Fiagro

Timothy Johnson and Erik Angerhofer are collaborating on this year’s opera immersion seminar, which concludes with a trip to the Met in NYC to see Le Nozze di Fiagro. Learn more below!



Describe your seminar in one sentence. Using Le nozze di Figaro (“The Marriage of Figaro”) as a vehicle for exploration, this seminar will provide students with an opportunity to interact and engage with the many forms and facets of art synthesized in opera—culminating with a live performance at the legendary Metropolitan Opera.

Describe your classroom style in one sentence. We use an interactive teaching style emphasizing direct student engagement.

What is one thing you hope students will take away from your seminar? By engaging students’ senses through direct contact with music, drama, scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup, and many other aspects of opera production, we hope students will consider further exploration of opera.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students? At some point in history, opera singers were the “rock stars” of their time. Why is that, and how can it still be relevant today?

Read more:



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

IC Honors Student Spotlight: Hannah Cohensmith

Meet sophomore Hannah Cohensmith, a Vocal Performance major with an outside field in Politics from Longwood, Florida! Learn more about Hannah below:
Favorite part about IC:It’s a tie between the welcoming atmosphere (which is why I chose IC) and the professors. Every professor I’ve had has not only been extremely knowledgable in their field, but also so helpful and inspiring on a personal level.”
Favorite Honors Seminar you’ve taken and why:The Golden City with Bob Sullivan! I never thought I’d be interested in reading Plato and Herodotus, but this class proved to be my most engaging one. Not only has what I learned in there been applicable to almost every class I’ve taken since, but the class also challenged me enough to write a 20 page research paper about ancient Athenian education that was good enough to present at the Whalen Symposium last spring during my freshman year.”
Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors Program:The Honors trip to Ottawa last semester for Winterlude. It was my first time really out of the country and even though I’ve never been as freezing as I was during that trip, I can’t thank the Honors program enough for providing such a cool opportunity basically for free. I ice skated (terribly) on the Rideau Canal and got to walk all around the capital in just one day, which is something you wouldn’t expect to do on a regular Saturday.”
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.