A blog dedicated to the achievements of SACL departments and programs to enhance student experience!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
On Saturday, March 22, forty students traveled to Seneca Falls for a day-long retreat to explore women's leadership in the past, present, and future. After leaning about the first Women's Rights Convention and touring the Women's Rights National Historic Park, the students participated in activities and discussions focusing on how the media influences cultural perceptions of women and their leadership roles. The highlight of the day was a panel of outstanding speakers from Ithaca College: Nicole Eversly-Bradwell, Angie Pelekidis, and Cory Young. These three women spoke about several media campaigns that can empower women, the importance of recognizing how diverse women leaders can be, and the best advice for young people who want to be fabulous feminists. Three student leadership consultants, Michelle Ammirati '14, Lia Munoz '15, and Katelyn Gualtieri '16, helped coordinate the retreat, along with the director of student leadership and involvement. This was the final program in OSEMA's 2014 Women Leader Series, and it was a meaningful way to wrap up the programming to empower women student leaders at Ithaca College.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Sustainable Tompkins awarded Ithaca College Public Safety and Emergency Management the Sign of Sustainability 2013 Award for the 20th Annual Law Enforcement Bike School. Sustainable Tompkins is a citizen-based organization working towards the long-term well-being of our communities by integrating social equity, economic vitality, ecological stewardship, and shared responsibility. For an article about the other 2013 award winners, please click here.
The Annual Law Enforcement Bike School is a five day course that combines classroom training with practical application exercises; it is designed as entry level training for law enforcement, utilizing specialized mountain bikes for patrol activities. This course is a longstanding community collaboration with course instructors representing IC Public Safety, Cornell University Police, SUNY Cortland Police, Cortland PD, Ithaca PD, and others. Course instructors hold various and specialized training certifications, including police instructor requirements (in accordance with NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services), International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA), and Law Enforcement Bicycle Association (LEBA).
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership and involvement challenges every semester until they graduate. Prior to spring break, all graduating Leadership Scholars present a Senior Capstone to highlight who they have become as a leader and a scholar during their time at Ithaca College. The scholars present on a variety of experiences that have helped them develop leadership skills, and this year’s capstones included:
- 22 scholars presented on their leadership roles in student organizations, teams, or student-run productions
- 9 highlighted leadership on community service projects
- 8 spoke about their time studying abroad
- 5 described paid leadership roles on campus (i.e. RA, EMC or President’s Host)
- 5 covered what they gained from internships
- 5 presented on course-related experiential learning activities
- 3 shared other leadership experiences that broadened their perspectives (such as political campaigns or professional presentations)
The common themes of lessons learned from these experiences included: improved communication skills, enhanced time management and project management skills, increased confidence, appreciation for diversity, understanding the importance of serving the community and selecting meaningful professional development experiences.
Congratulations to the following outstanding group of seniors. Their leadership has contributed significantly to the Ithaca College community during the past four years:
John Austin Douillard
Carlene Nora Doyle
Alisha N. Luziani
Jordan A. Mancuso
Ashley Rose McGinnes
Alexandra R. Robinson
Erin T. Smith
Emmalouise St. Amand
Kamila Z Swerdloff
Friday, March 14, 2014
In the last few weeks the LGBT Center has helped the campus earn some amazing national recognition.
On February 19, Buzzfeed recognized Ithaca College for LGBT friendliness and quotes one of our students.
More recently in March, NerdScholar (the education division of NerdWallet) has just named Ithaca College "Most Innovative" in terms of LGBTQ initiatives in the nation. Ithaca College is among six schools in their compiled list of schools that are making innovative changes in support of a more inclusive community. Ithaca College was highlighted for consistently receiving a perfect rating on the Campus Climate LGBT Friendly Assessment Tool Index, and our LGBT student smoking cessation/prevention initiatives and our Voice and Communication Program for People in the Transgendered Community (a partnership with the Department of Speech Language Pathology and the Speech and Hearing Clinic) received special mention.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In case you’ve been wondering what Student Affairs and Campus Life Departments were doing during the Fall 2013 semester, here are a couple of highlights:
Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports
- Guiding 5 athletic teams to Empire 8 championships
- Having 2 coaches named Ithaca Journal Coach of the Year
- Supporting more than 900 students in 42 club sports
- Hosting more than 85,000 visits to the Fitness Center
- Coordinating a Majors/Minors fair in conjunction with the Academic Advising Center
- Meeting with 33% more students than in Fall 2012
Counseling and Wellness
- Holding more than 2250 individual student sessions plus more through 9 group counseling sessions
- More than 935 of the 400 students who have been reading Student Health 101 have learned something they have applied in their everyday life.
- The great work of the LGBT Center helped the campus earn a 5 Stars ranking on the Campus Pride index (out of 5 stars) and be named to the top 25 LGBT Friend colleges/universities; the Top 10 trans-friendly colleges and universities and the top 10 LGBT friendly college sports programs.
Hammond Health Center
- Hosting more than 6900 patient visits
- Vaccinating 1163 people against the flu (just for Fall – more shots have happened this spring)
Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs - First Year Experience
- 158 first year students were inducted into the Oracle Honor society
Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs – Multicultural Affairs
- Planning and implementation of MLK Day 2014. More than 1000 students/faculty/staff attended programs on January 20. More than 120 students participated in the MLK Day of Service.
- Coordinated Latino/a Heritage and Native American Heritage months
Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs – Student Leadership and Involvement
- More than 173 student organizations are registered and active
- 136 Student Leadership Institute sessions occurred.
Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management
- More than 200 Crime Prevention Programs took place with students, faculty and staff
- More than 1228 first year students are living and learning in the First Year Residential Experience Program
- 143 First Year Residential Experience programs were offered in coordination with the ICC themes