2013 Family Weekend

2013 Family Weekend Highlights

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The 11th Annual First-Year Cabaret was performed this year for an audience of students and family members. The Cabaret is a musical parody of the life as a first-year student performed by first-year students. It was an amazing experience that allowed the talents of several first-year students to be highlighted. The show's program outlined the history of the First-Year Cabaret:


It all began in 2002 with the vision of Brad Forenza, Class of 2004. The First-Year Cabaret started as a mere area-wide program; a social activity for residents of Boothroyd, Rowland, and Tallcott Halls. The event was advertised as a Karaoke night of sorts, where first-year students could showcase their otherwise overlooked talents. After 18 auditioners were cast, shtick was added to transition between songs - shtick pertaining to dorm life, cafeteria food, and other woes of the first year experience. Soon thereafter, costumes, props, and choreography came into the mix. What had been a genial "area-wide program" was not a fully-staged musical extravaganza, just shy of a pyrotechnic display. "Rolling Along" premiered Monday, December 9, 2002 in IC Square. The response to it, from students and staff, ended in a standing ovation and a command performance at Longview, a senior community near the college. The 10th Anniversary show in 2012, written and directed by Julie Sullivan, Class of 2015, provided a show reminiscent of a full-fledged professional play. "In Out Shoes" involved the work of over 40 students and brought an audience of over 300 people during Family Weekend.

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Young Alumni Panel

Family Weekend hosted a Young Alumni Panel late this afternoon where students and family members could ask questions about what to expect over the next four years at IC, what different alumni are now doing after graduation, and how IC can prepare students for the path they choose after college. The young alumni high emphasized getting involved, creating long-term relationships with faculty and staff members, and making sure students take advantage of all of the resources IC has to offer. We would like to thank our young alumni panel for taking the time to come back to campus and talk with the students!

Young Alumni Panel

Zach Klinger
School of Business
Business Development Manager at ChannelEyes

Amanda Schlenker
School of Health Science and Human Performance
Occupational Therapist at Child’s Play Occupational Therapy

Mike Reinemann|
School of Music
Band Director

Lee Ann Hill
School of Humanities and Science
Intern at City of Ithaca Department of Public Works

Marc Phillips
Roy H. Park School of Communications
Marketing Associate at Xasis


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President Rochon

President Rochon addressed students and family members this morning during his session entitled "How to make the Most of the New IC Experience." He highlighted how students can make every moment count by engaging in Ithaca College's integrated academic lifestyle. The Integrative Core Curriculum along with the First-Year Residential Experience creates a 24/7 learning environment where students can learn from their peers, find their support networks, and become lifelong learners. President Rochon shared with the audience his top 8 tips students can take to make every moment count:

  1. Ask not if but when your student last talked to a professor outside of class.
  2. Take advantage of firsthand experience with first-rate experts.
  3. Learn from co-curricular activities.
  4. Not for credit not required (take advantage of guest speakers on campus). Merely powerful.
  5. Ithaca is not the center of the universe! (IC Centers in LA, London, NYC, coming soon China)
  6. Take full advantage of the Academic Advising Center.
  7. Career Services helps students get READY!
  8. Students and parents: Sign up for the IC Mentoring Network


Do not go where the path may lead - go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Due to the cold, windy weather and possible showers, we have moved the Family Photo Opportunity to the North Foyer of Phillips Hall. We will have a screens set-up with IC gear from the Campus Store to use! Photos will be printed on the spot. Stop by anytime between 9am -1pm!

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The football players gathered with their family and team this morning in Emerson Suites to have breakfast before the game this afternoon. Be sure to go cheer on our Bombers as they take on St. John Fisher at 1pm at Butterfield Stadium. You can pick up your complimentary tickets at the check-in table in the North Foyer of Phillips Hall. 

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Check-in is still open until 2pm in the North Foyer of Philips Hall if you did not have a chance to stop by last night. Make sure to pick up your free football game tickets before 1pm. Explore campus and our Family Weekend events. Be sure to take pictures and post them using #ICFamily.

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Are you at home but would love to see the School of Music Concerts this weekend? You can watch them live online!

Friday, October 25th - Concert Band/Vocal Jazz Ensemble - 8:15pm
Saturday, October 26th - Symphonic Band & Jazz Ensemble - 8:15pm
Sunday, October 17th - Women’s Chorale, Madrigal Singers, Chorus and Choir - 8:15pm

Watch the live streams here.

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Visit Ithaca

Did you miss Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca’s Best Kept Secrets? Have no fear, Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau is here year round to help guide you through all that Ithaca, NY has to offer. You can visit one of their two locations, one on East Shore Drive on the lake and the other downtown in The Commons. There website also has lots of useful information to use to plan your next visit to Ithaca. The Visitors Bureau can provide you information on any of the following topics:

  • Accommodations
  • Downtown Commons
  • Art
  • History
  • State Parks
  • Farmer's Market
  • Theater
  • Cayuga Wine Trail
  • Festival 
  • Restaurants
  • And More!


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Tourism Table

Students and family members can pick up registration materials including a Family Weekend schedule and free football tickets for family members for the game on Saturday in the North Foyer of Phillips Hall. This will be open until 8pm tonight and then reopen again tomorrow, Saturday, October 26th from 8am - 2pm.

After you pick up your materials, be sure to enjoy our hospitality station and check out the Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitor's Bureau table. They have information about restaurants, local waterfalls, and much more to help you explore the local Ithaca area. You can pick up your own "Ithaca is Gorges!" sticker. Also, stop by Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center tonight at 4:15pm to hear their Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca's Best Kept Secrets session.


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Family Weekend

Starting at 11 a.m., our Hospitality and Information center will be open in the North Foyer of Phillips Hall.  Family members, guests, or students with Ithaca College ID may pick up registration materials including tickets to Saturday's football game.

Make sure you use #ICFamily on Twitter to follow the conversation. 

View Friday's schedule here.

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