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Posted by Thomas Rochon at 11:16AM   |  116 comments

Last November Ithaca College initiated a search for an official mascot to accompany our Bombers nickname. Our hope was to select a mascot that would reflect our institutional pride and personify the school spirit that connects us all. As this initiative began, I envisioned it concluding with a mascot that would bring additional life to student events around campus as well as leading...

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Posted by Rachel Reuben at 9:57AM   |  7 comments

Another academic year at IC is winding down and the Class of 2011 will be joining the alumni ranks in less than a week. As late spring settles in, we wanted to let everyone know that, since our previous post, we are still actively analyzing the mascot survey data and listening to the online chatter. We received nearly 10,000 survey responses, and our Office of Institutional Research is...

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Posted by Thomas Rochon at 3:41PM   |  50 comments

While the time for providing feedback through the mascot survey has now passed, I know that the Ithaca College community will continue to discuss and debate this topic through both official and informal channels as the Mascot Selection Task Force reviews the survey responses.

I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm my steadfast support for both the intent behind the search...

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Posted by Mascot Selection Task Force Co-Chairs at 2:29PM   |  82 comments

The search for an official mascot has created quite a buzz within our community over the last week. There are unofficial polls, Facebook groups, and Twitter accounts, and we’ve had lots of comments rolling in through our blog, our mascot@ithaca.edu e-mail account, task force members’ e-mail accounts, and our official Facebook pages—not to mention over 6,800 responses to our...

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Posted by Laurie Ward at 3:26PM   |  93 comments

We have narrowed down the 250 mascot suggestions we received to a handful of finalists. These finalists will be announced in the next few weeks, and we will send out a survey to the IC community to gather feedback on the finalist that best represents IC and the Bomber spirit.

The survey will be sent via e-mail to a portion of incoming students, the entire student body, faculty and...

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