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Family Week 2020 Detailed Schedule

Below you will find a detailed schedule of the events and happenings during our first-ever, virtual Family Week. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time, and registration for events is required to receive the links to all of the events you would like to attend.

Register for Family Week 2020

We are offering over eighty programs as part of Family Week 2020! Be sure to view the full schedule of events ahead of time and register so we know you’re attending. Note that all programs require a registration, and some have capacity limits, so it’s best to register soon for the widest selection of opportunities! 

Friday, November 6th

Sponsored by the the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. 
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Join us for a meditation! No experience is necessary; guidance is always offered. After the meditation ends at 12:30, there will be an opportunity for discussion until 12:45pm.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
In honor of First-Generation Student Celebration Day, join IC's First-Gen Center for our Alumni Panel. Hear their accomplishments and get advice from past First-Gen students on how they made the most out of their experience at IC and how they included their families and supporters in that journey.

Sponsored by Recreational Sports
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. It is commonly referred to as “flow” yoga. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike.

Sponsored by PT Wellness Club
The ICPT Wellness Club focuses on maintaining the mental wellness of students in the physical therapy program, as well as de-stigmatizing the use of coping tools to reduce anxiety, learning skills to prevent burnout, and using positive self-talk to avoid imposter syndrome in the healthcare field. Members of the club's executive board will be available to share a little bit about their organization and answer family and supporter questions about maintaining student wellness in the healthcare field.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
In honor of First-Generation Student Celebration Day, join IC's First-Gen Center and the First-Generation Student organization in a celebration highlighting the amazing contributions that First-Gen students make to the Ithaca College community!

Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Every week, the Hillel community gathers for musical, pluralistic, egalitarian Shabbat services at 6 pm over Zoom. Hillel professional staff and student chairs of Religious Life lead warm, interactive, meaningful services. Stream with your family and Jewish students all over the country to experience our “haimish” (familiar and cozy) entry into a restorative break from the week.

Sponsored by the Ithaca College International Club
Join the Ithaca College International Club in celebrating our diverse and talented IC students. As part of International Education Month, this concert is dedicated to the appreciation of arts, music, dance, and other performances representing different cultures in the United States and internationally.

Saturday, November 7th

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join President Shirley M. Collado and guests for a holistic exploration of the student experience at Ithaca College, from our innovative approaches to remote teaching and engagement this fall, to ways in which this unprecedented year will inform and enhance our work for years to come.

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Sciences
Families of Theatre Arts majors are invited to join Catherine Weidner, Professor and Chair, to ask questions and learn about the approach for the Fall 2020 semester’s remote learning and production plans, as well as our thinking about the possibilities for Spring 2021.

Sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
This session is for families and supporters of current IC students. Dean Petrosino and Associate Deans Sigg and Waller will welcome you and share HSHP updates. Learn about how programs across HSHP are adapting and progressing as we prepare students for the health professions. Hear from current students as they share the challenges and opportunities of this time. Bring your questions for Q & A.

Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences
H&S Dean, Melanie Stein, will be joined by Associate Dean, Brendan Murday, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs, Stacia Zabusky, and Assistant Dean for Student Services, Amy O'Dowd, to meet and mingle with families and supporters of our talented H&S students. They will be available to answer questions, and will also highlight the exciting work and creative projects underway in the Fall 2020 semester.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs, Residential Life, and Student Financial Services
Are you a family member or supporter of a First-Gen Student at IC? Drop in at any point during this event with your student to speak to the Office of Financial Aid. Once you enter the event, you and your student will be assigned to a financial aid officer and will be able to receive 1:1 assistance in filling out your FAFSA for the next year. Once you are done, you can continue enjoying Family Week Programming knowing that one of the most important documents is completely correctly! This event is sponsored by the First Place Residential Learning Community.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join South Hill Cider for a live, virtual tasting. To fully participate, purchase the specially-created IC Cider Box on South Hill Cider's website by Oct 22nd for the west coast and by Oct 27th for the east coast. The IC Cider Box includes Old Time, Baldwin, and Pommeau full-size ciders. The cost is $45 plus tax and shipping. South Hill Cider will ship directly to you.

Make your purchase by Oct 22nd (west coast) or Oct 27th (east coast) here: https://www.southhillcider.com/buy-cider

Please note, all orders must be placed and received by someone 21 years old older. South Hill Cider is able to ship to AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Sponsored by Kristin Van Ormer, associate director, Alumni and Family Engagement
Hear about the development of IC’s first Family Council representing IC’s families, and share what resources and information you would most like to have to support your student and feel connected to the IC community.

Sponsored by the Alumni and Family Engagement and New Student & Transition Programs
Get to know others who have students currently enrolled at IC, and share your challenges and triumphs from the semester so far.

Sponsored by the Spirit Week Committee of STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow)
Your favorite musical acts from Ithaca will be performing virtual sets to give you a concert in the comfort of your own home. In between performances, there will be gift card raffles for delicious restaurants located in Ithaca. Get ready for a night filled with Bomber Beats and Eats!

Sunday, November 8th

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join us for a panel of First-Year students who will be answering some common questions, sharing their experiences at IC so far, and giving some advice to families and supporters.

Sponsored by the School of Business
The School of Business Peer Advisors will talk about their role supporting students in the World of Business course and beyond, as well as how they’ve taken advantage of the unique opportunities available to business students at IC. This panel will be of specific interest to families and supporters of first-year students.

Sponsored by the School of Business
Interim Dean Alka Bramhandkar and Associate Dean Dawn Kline will be available to chat about current things happening in the School of Business and answer questions.

Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
A multiethnic faith community that provides weekly worship services and ministry at Ithaca College. Join this community for their weekly Sunday gathering.

Sponsored by the Provost's Office
Families and supporters will have the opportunity to attend a presentation about their role in student success at Ithaca College including academic, social, and key transition factors. Presented by Elizabeth Bleicher, Professor of English and Presidential Fellow for Student Success.

Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences
Professor Luke Keller, poet and storyteller David Gonzalez, and musician Álvaro Domene will show you how a poet, a musician, and an astrophysicist can jam on the formation of the universe! The Effects of Gravity is s a stage performance forging art and science; imagery and sound; inquiry and imagination. Experience the scientific story of our cosmic origins—the formation of the universe, galaxies, stars, planets, our own solar system—illustrated with animated computer graphics, elucidated by original poetry inspired by the universe story, and embraced by a stunning musical framework performed live on a single 7-string electric guitar. This journey inspires engagement with the universe story and with our planet Earth. The artists will introduce the project and present a short demonstration video followed by a Q&A session.

Sponsored by the School of Music
Wendy Mehne, Professor of flute at Ithaca College, principal flutist with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and a founding member of the new music group Ensemble X, will share her outstanding musical abilities with families and supporters of our current students. To view this live recital, go to www.ithaca.edu/music/live at the time of the event. Following the recital, families and supporters are invited to a reception. Come and meet Interim Dean, Keith Kaiser and Interim Assistant Dean, Ivy Walz. Please watch email and additional postings for the reception link. 

Monday, November 9th

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of the IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions available for each time slot)

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. This Meet & Eat is especially for families in the Central and Pacific timezones; though anyone can join. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions available)

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join Six Mile Creek Winery for a live, virtual tasting. To fully participate, purchase the specially-created IC family sampler box on Six Mile Creek's website by November 2nd. The IC family sampler box includes 3 bottles of finger lakes wine and costs $30 plus tax and $10 flat rate shipping. Six Mile Creek will ship directly to you. Make your purchase by Nov 2nd here: https://sixmilecreek.com/online-store Please note, all orders must be placed and received by someone 21 years old older. Six Mile Creek Winery is able to ship to NY, NJ, PA, MA.

Sponsored by the Provost's Office
Susan Adams Delaney, Director of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) and Associate Professor of Writing, will highlight Ithaca College's unique general education program designed to prepare students to think integratively and analytically in today's fast-paced, interconnected world.

With apologies, this event has been cancelled. 

Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences
Chris Holmes, chair of the department of English, and Claire Gleitman, faculty member in English and Women's and Gender Studies, will talk about the On the Verge play-reading series, just one example of interdisciplinary and experiential learning facilitated by the English department. On the Verge is co-sponsored by English and the Department of Theatre Arts, and it produces staged readings of plays that students are studying in their classes. Those readings are cast with students, faculty, and local professionals. Professors Gleitman and Holmes will show a pre-recorded scene, featuring student and faculty actors, from last spring's OTV Zoom production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive.

Hosted by the Athletics Department
Meet the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, hosted by Erienne Roberts, Associate Director of Athletics with the SAAC Executive Board- panel discussion.

Tuesday, November 10th

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions available)

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. This Meet & Eat is especially for families in the Central timezone; though anyone can join. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions available)

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Christina Moylan, Director of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, will share important health and safety updates with families and supporters, including how the college is moving forward with implementing our New York State reopening plan and the strategies we are using to protect student health amidst a global pandemic.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join us for a panel of second-year and junior students who will be answering some common questions, sharing their experiences at IC so far, and giving some advice to families and supporters.

Sponsored by Recreational Sports
Join us for a session of healing and self-reflection. While we cannot teach you how to meditate we can provide a way to approach it (not THE WAY, but A WAY), and the rest is how you chose to apply it to your dynamic being.

Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Join students and families in coordinated competitions, featuring a giant game of Among Us with all the espionage you know and love... The hilarity will continue as we get to know each other with giant Wiki Races, Zoom racing, and other virtual games run by Ithaca students.  Our gathering will bring you, your family, and Ithaca College friends a lot of joy in these cold wintery nights- so join us for an hour of laughter, adrenaline rushes, teamwork and BETRAYAL. 

Please note: This event was previously planned as an "escape room" event (a virtual adventure game challenging families to race against the clock to "escape" using hidden clues and solving challenging puzzles). However, our students requested to change the event to the one described above, and so we have! 

Wednesday, November 11th

Sponsored by the Provost's Office
Join us for a panel discussion with students from both the Exploratory and Honors programs. This session will be led by Maria DiFrancesco, Director of the Exploratory Program, and Cory Young, Director of the Honors Program.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions available)

Sponsored by Recreational Sports
Zumba is a dance aerobics class that is effective for building cardiovascular endurance and is open to all skill levels. Participants will be introduced to a variety of Latin and International music, making the class unique and full of energy.

Sponsored by the Veteran's Day Committee
Join us to celebrate our Ithaca College community veterans. We are honored to have so many veteran staff and faculty as well as veteran students on our campus and we want to use this time to acknowledge their service and share our thanks. To contribute to IC's Thank You Wall for Veteran's Day 2020, visit this link

Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Join us this week on Wednesday at 8pm on Facebook Live for Evensong. Drop a comment below the video and let us know you're watching!

Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Join other families and students to celebrate beauty and connection through song for our second online singing event. Join our Zoom call and learn a new song of unity, while singing from the comfort of your own home. After our event we’ll feature our community song with the rest of the world. No singing experience necessary, all are welcome!

Thursday, November 12th

Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Join the Cornell Catholic Community for their live streamed mass at Muller Chapel.

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. This Meet & Eat is especially for our families in the Central time zone; though anyone can join. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions offered)

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join members of IC faculty and staff for an informal, small group gathering. Each "Meet and Eat" is limited to 15 registrants, ensuring we have a space for discussion together. If you'd like, feel free to bring food to enjoy while on the call. This Meet & Eat is especially for our families in the Pacific time zone; though anyone can join. We look forward to getting to know your family! (multiple sessions offered)

Sponsored by the Athletics Department
Hosted by Susan Bassett, Director of Athletics with Erienne Roberts, Associate Director, Will Rothermel, Associate Director, and Justin Lutes, Associate Director of Athletics Communication. We will provide an update on plans and planning for Spring 2021- Liberty League and NCAA Competition- Overview and Q&A.

Sponsored by the School of Humanities & Sciences
Virtually visit paired exhibitions from artists Kija Lucas and Becky Brown and learn more about the Handwerker Gallery and its offerings with Gallery Director Mara Baldwin. Kija Lucas' exhibition of photographs, Collections from Sundown, archives the ephemeral notes and to-do lists amassed by her grandmother as she declined from Alzheimer's in the final years of her life, bringing to the forefront the process of aging and the inheritance of memory as it is experienced by an entire family. Becky Brown's exhibition of bright text-based paintings, Select all the Images with Anxiety, ruminates on the density and excess of the bottomless internet, as the artist and her work questions whether unlimited access to information and communication actually brings us deeper knowledge or human connection.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join us for a panel of graduating seniors who will be answering some common questions, sharing their experiences at IC so far, and giving some advice to families and supporters.

Sponsored by the School of Humanities & Sciences
Families of Theatre Arts majors are invited to join Catherine Weidner, Professor and Chair, to ask questions and learn about the approach for the Fall 2020 semester’s remote learning and production plans, as well as our thinking about the possibilities for Spring 2021.

Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences
H&S Dean, Melanie Stein, will be joined by Associate Dean, Brendan Murday, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs, Stacia Zabusky, and Assistant Dean for Student Services, Amy O'Dowd, to meet and mingle with families and supporters of our talented H&S students. They will answer questions and highlight the exciting work and creative projects underway in the Fall 2020 semester.

Friday, November 13th

Sponsored by the Office of the Registrar
Join us for an overview of DegreeWorks, registration pro-tips, and information for staying on track to graduation. Save the Date: class registration for Winter 2021 begins on November 9 and for Spring 2021 on November 10.

Sponsored by the school of Health Sciences & Human Performance
Sit in our one of our classes and experience life as an IC student. This opportunity has limited space available and may close quickly.

Sponsored by the Provost's Office
Rachel Gould, Director of Study Abroad, will share information and answer questions regarding the college's study abroad opportunities.

Sponsored by New Student & Transition Programs
Join Buttonwood Grove Winery for a live, virtual tasting. To fully participate, purchase the specially-created IC Sampler Pack on Buttonwood Grove's website by Nov 2nd (out of state) or Nov 6 (in NY state). The IC Sampler pack includes one bottle of Dry Riesling, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc - all are great examples of what we do here in the Finger Lakes! The cost is $50 plus tax and $10 flat rate shipping. Buttonwood Winery will ship directly to you via FedEx.

Make your purchase by Nov 2nd (out of state) or Nov 6 (in NY state) here: https://www.buttonwoodgrove.com/

Please note, an adult signature (over 21) is required for delivery (Federal regulation) or you can use FedEx Delivery Manager to have it delivered to Walgreens or a nearby Dollar Store for pickup at your convenience.

Buttonwood Grove Winery is able to ship to AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications
Please join the Park School Dean’s Team as they share highlights of the fall term, plans for reopening the Park School for the spring semester, and the launching of exciting summer initiatives. The conversation will then shift to the state of the industry. Alumni representing many different sectors of communications nationally will join the roundtable remotely to discuss what they are seeing in their particular city, the challenges they have observed, and to offer suggestions on how to best secure a job or internship during this unprecedented time. 

Sponsored by the Student Activities Board
Join other IC families for a virtual watch party featuring The Karate Kid, currently unavailable on streaming platforms. The link for the movie will be available at least 30 minutes before the start of the event and will last 48 hours. We encourage you to use the hashtag #SABKarateKid to talk about your movie watching experience!

Asynchronous Events

Sponsored by the School of Music
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson inaugurated the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series in the 1991-92 season. We are so excited to have him return along with Kirill Gerstein return - even if virtually - for this year’s annual recital! The Program includes: Busoni: Fantasia; Rachmaninoff:  Symphonic Dances; Ravel: La Valse. This recital will be available as a video from 7:30pm on November 10 through Friday, November 13 at 11:59p. To view, send a simple email message to thalerpiano@ithaca.edu and on Monday, November 9, you will receive a link password for viewing.

With apologies, this event has been cancelled. 

Sponsored by the School of Music
View a prerecorded set of songs by Black Composers featuring sopranos Alison Wahl, Deborah Montgomery Cove, Rachel Schutz, Patrice Pastore, Martha Guth, and Tamara Acosta, mezzo-soprano Dawn Pierce, and baritone Sidney Outlaw, with pianists Vadim Serebryany, Laura Amoriello, Mary Holzhauer, and others. The video will be available at www.ithaca.edu/music/live

Sponsored by Recreational Sports
IC Fitness Center & Yoga Club Instructor, Adam, takes you on a mindful journey through sites around the Ithaca College campus and in the Ithaca area while focusing on Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Get out your Yoga mat, find a quiet place. Breathe. Relax. Peace. The video is available at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvlgZmbifQE&feature=youtu.be