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On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, please join renowned Colombian journalist Claudia López in Klingenstein Lounge for a 30-minute lecture entitled “Methods of State Capturing by Mafias and Illegal Armed Groups in Colombia.” She will discuss the paramilitaries’ successful efforts to co-opt Colombian political processes.

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When values collide...

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Did you know you can study Latin at IC?

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Did you know you can study Latin at IC?

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Wellness Wednesdays: Bring-Your-Lunch Series for Students, Faculty, & Staff

12:00-12:50PM in the Cayuga Lake Room, Campus Center
Bring Your Lunch! Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday April 14 featuring
LeBron Rankins, Ph.D., Center for Counseling & Psychological Services
Helping Someone in Distress: Pathways and the Students at Risk Initiative

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Do you work on campus?

Do you like free food?

Do you like winning prizes?

Do you like superheroes?

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Applications are now available for the 2010–11 Ithacan Editorial Board. These positions are paid and are for the full academic year. The following positions need to be filled:
Managing Editor
Opinion Editor
News Editor
Assistant News Editor
Accent Editor
Assistant Accent Editor
Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
Photo Editor
Assistant Photo Editor
Chief Copy Editor
Chief Proofreader
Design Editor
Assistant Design Editor
Online Media Editor
Online Editor
Classified Manager
Distribution Manager (i.e., Thursday Delivery Person)

Applications may be picked up at the reception desk in the Park School dean's office (311 Park Hall), and should be returned there when completed. The deadline is Thursday, April 15, at noon. All interested students are encouraged to apply.

Contact Ithacan adviser Michael Serino at or 274-1036 if you have any questions.

 MS Walk Pump Up Week Next Week!

Contributed by Jessica Dillon on 04/11/2010 

 Join ICMSA for our many events during MS Walk Pump Up Week starting next Monday, April 19th! And don't forget to sign up for the walk on May 2nd at Ithaca High School at! If you would like to host an on site fundraiser or perform please email

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This Thursday April 15th in Textor 101 Habitat for Humanity is hosting a documentary screening called 'Hammer and Cycle', about a group of college graduates who biked across the U.S. to raise awareness about Habitat For Humanity. FREE PIZZA will be provided, come and eat a free lunch and watch a very interesting documentary!


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Habitat for Humanity at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Ithaca’s SSDP invites all students, faculty, staff, and the general public to come hear the Co-Founder of Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey, Jim Miller, share his amazing, heart-breaking, and inspirational stories as a medical marijuana advocate on Tuesday, April 13th at 7:30PM in Textor 101.


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Terrace residents: mark your calendars now for the second annual Terrace Rocks! Part II BBQ:

Sunday, May 2

5-7 pm

Terrace Quads



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On Tuesday the 13th in the North Foyer Active Minds will be hosting a "Lunchtime Playtime' during the lunch hour. Come take some time out to relax, play games, and hang out! We will have music and games! So bring your lunch and hang out with Active Minds!

This event is a part of StressOut Week, so be sure to come stop by the Active Minds table in the North Foyer all week!

Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Active Minds at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 Ithacan Named Best in Northeast

Contributed by Michael Serino on 04/11/2010 

 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the Northeast region for 2009.

The paper received the First Place Mark of Excellence Award on April 10 at the SPJ's Region 1 spring conference at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York. It now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence award, which will be announced at SPJ's national conference October 3–5 in Las Vegas.

This is the third year in a row The Ithacan has been named best in the Northeast by SPJ; two years ago the paper was ranked number two in the country.

In addition, the following students received awards for work published in The Ithacan in 2009:
Allison Wassink ”09: Second place, sports photography
Andy Swift ’09: Third place, feature story
Allison Usavage ’11: Third place, photo illustration

THURSDAY April 15th, free

11am - 1pm - Whalen #3102: Presser Rehearsal Hall (public)

  1pm - 2pm - Whalen #m101: Borg Warner Control Room (RSVP: 10 additional people maximum)

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There are a variety of courses, from labs to field classes, for those interested in indigenous cultures and the minor in NAMS.

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Jack Rossen (Anthropology) spoke in the "Science at Noon" Lecture Series at the Museum of Earth in Ithaca on April 10. His talk was titled "Cayuga Archaeology in Your Backyard."

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Are you interested in land preservation and management and wish to understand how to succesfully organize and manage conservation in a college setting? Do you enjoy spending time on the natural land of South Hill?

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Earth Day in Ithaca April 24th

Contributed by Dani Novak on 04/10/2010 

If you want to join in the Earth Day celebration in Ithaca and get involved with local community folks please call Debaura Dahl (607)564-9406 or Wally Woods (607)272-1312.  The event will happen at South Side community center and the theme for this year will be conversations and reflections and will also include Earth Day parade,  Costumes and Beautiful Connection to Mother Earth.

Link for more information

Need financial aid for summer 2010?  Read on!

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IC Hope, Ithaca College's Relay for Life team, challenges you to join us on Sunday, April 18th for our second annual Logan's Run 5K Race!  A major fundraiser for our Tompkins County Relay, Logan's Run has something for everyone...both runners and walkers can enjoy a challenging course around campus while contributing to the American Cancer Society.  Can you top last year's 18:11:9 record by Billy Way??! Please see details below...

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