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Personal Essay

WRTG 20500-01 / CRN10098 (May 26-June 26)

This course engages you in writing essays based on analysis of your experiences, ideas, and feelings. Emphasis is placed on narrative, descriptive, and organizational techniques, as well as development of style. Readings are intended to deepen your understanding of your own life and provide models for creative interpretations of your own experiences.

Provost Petrosino is pleased to announce the implementation of the next step in the structural merger of academic affairs with student affairs and campus life into the educational affairs model that began fall 2012.  

Effective May 1, 2015, two leaders within the student life arena will be named as Associate Provosts to align their current positions with the integrated educational affairs model.  The educational affairs model realizes that curricular and co-curricular learning come together to constitute the holistic educational experience for our students

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Are you a music or music education major who would like to help children affected by war and trauma? Seven- and nine-year old children would benefit from your help. Two of the children are already taking music lessons and have some background. If you have a car and could go to their house (a few miles from IC near Cayuga Medical Center) two or three times a week for an hour or so each, we would be most grateful.

Contact retired IC math professor Dani (pronounced like Donny) Novak,; 607-257-2749 if you'd like to help these deliightful children.


Humanities Mixer

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 04/20/2015 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator
Tony Tabone, Training and Documentation Coordinator

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David Graham is a photographer living in three worlds.  He photographs `with an eye open and an appreciation of the unlikely and uncanny.'  "He sees funny".

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ICTV’s newest scripted dramatic comedy “The Ivies” is airing on ICTV Thursday April 24th starting at 8PM.

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Ithaca College's ONLY all tap dance club will be holding their showcase on Sunday, April 26th, at 7:30 PM in the Clark Theater in Dillingham. It is FREE and there will be two guest performers!

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Watch the video featuring cast members describing this classic comedy of conflicting family values.

Performances of “You Can’t Take It With You,” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart will take place in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on April 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee offered on April 25.

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Internationally renowned paleo-artist John Gurche will discuss his work on a newly discovered species of human ancestor. Admission is free and all are welcome!

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Katie Hoover (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, ‘15), Keely Kirby (History, ’15) and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Sherry Deckman (both Education) presented, “Numbers are not Enough: Critical Examination of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Ability in Elementary and Middle School Health Textbooks” at the American Educational Research Association Conference in Chicago last week. This roundtable paper presentation focused on Hoover, Fulmer, Kirby, and Deckman’s current research on elementary and middle school textbooks’ depictions of race, gender, sexuality, and ability. This research team along with a collaborator from the Harvard Graduate School of Education are preparing a manuscript for peer review for an equity-focused education journal that they will submit prior to the end of this academic year.


The IC chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will sponsor its annual faculty lecture on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30pm in Business 104.  Christopher Matusiak, Assistant Professor of English, will present a public lecture entitled "Was Shakespeare 'not a company keeper'?  A Seventeenth-Century Biographical Puzzle."

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* short courses on systems thinking, synthesizing expertise, creativity, and character

* active hands-on learning; no lectures

* lots of fun

* the courses will help you make connections among what you are studying in different courses inside and outside your majors

* this can make learning more lasting and more useful in meeting complex real-world challenges

* courses are one credit and are graded pass/fail

* taking any three of the four mini-courses will count as an ICC elective in the World of Systems or the Inquiry, Imagination and Innovation theme with a Humanities or Social Sciences perspective

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How to find FALL 2015 Salsa and Ballroom Classes to Pre-Register in Schedulizer & Homerconnect - It's not obvious, oh that it were!

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Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Monday's festivities will focus specifically on Asian Americans in Ithaca.

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Pride Prom for LGBTQA Students

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 04/19/2015 

 LGBTQA Pride Prom, Clark Lounge, Campus Center, 7-9 pm on Saturday April 25. Music, food, fun, and a photographer to record your Prom memories!  DJ'd by DJ Fuzzy Bear
Sponsored by Prism and the LGBT Center
Open to all IC students.

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Contributed by Natalie Grande on 04/19/2015 

RHA invites everyone to a free and fun Earth Day Celebration from 5-7pm in the Campus Center Quad on Tuesday April 21st. Plant sunflowers, make your own laundry detergent, and learn about sustainability on campus while listening to some cool tunes!

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Need an ICC Course?

Contributed by Dan Breen on 04/19/2015 

The Department of English is offering several ICC courses in the fall 0f 2015.  These include ICC Themes courses (all within the HU perspective), Diversity Courses, and Writing Intensive courses.  Follow the department on Twitter (@ICEnglishDept) for real-time updates on seat availability, and see the department's webpage for full course descriptions.

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The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County (DCTC) Presents
The Diversity Roundtable
“Beyond Diversity: Moving to an Inclusive Culture”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:15 a. m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ithaca College, Emerson Suites
Ithaca, New York

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Please refer to the Intercom announcement dated 4/7/2015 for all the information about the Rotaract organizational meeting. Come meet your campus staff advisor, your sponsoring Rotary Club advisor, and possibly a couple members of the Cornell Rotaract Club.

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