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For our third straight year, OSEMA will be offering students the chance to volunteer in three locations around the US as part of the Summer Service Trip Program.


Occurring from May 13 – May 20, Summer Service will take place in Boulder Creek, California, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Acadia National Park.

Students will volunteer with the YMCA Camp Campbell’s Outdoor Education Camp, which is located in the beautiful Redwoods about an hour south of San Francisco.

In Milwaukee, volunteers will help out at the largest urban agricultural center in the United States – Growing Power Inc.

And at Acadia National Park, students will help the National Park Service prepare for another busy camping season on the island!

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The J.J. Whalen Staff Scholar Award Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications for the spring 2017 semester; the deadline for applying is Friday, February 17, 2017

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Submitted on behalf of the Sustainability Coordinator Search Committee

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Are you looking to do something exciting this summer? Consider one of IC's options for short-term study abroad! In 2017, we'll be offering a variety of different types of programs in countries across the globe. Short-term study abroad is a great way to expand your horizons and satisfy degree requirements without missing a full semester on campus!

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Want to study abroad or study away? Not sure how it all works? Don't know what your options are?  We can help you figure it out.  Come to one of our upcoming info sessions and get the information you need to make it happen!

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to save the date - Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge - and to participate in conversations that matter.

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Watch the Super Bowl!

Contributed by Stephanie Waite on 01/24/17 

Even if you can’t be at the Super Bowl, the Big Game can come to you! Join IC After Dark for the ultimate Super Bowl experience! From 6 pm until the end of the game, you can watch the game and enjoy free game day food (pizza, wings, cookies!) in Emerson Suites!

See you there!

As we start the spring 2017 semester I wanted to provide you with some updates from Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS).

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From Senior Vice President Nancy Pringle, Provost Linda Petrosino, and Professor Gwen Seaquist, representatives of the Ithaca College bargaining committee.

We wanted to provide members of the Ithaca College community with a brief update on the status of contract negotiations between the college and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representing part-time, per-course faculty.

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Jeff Cohen be joining a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Jen Senko, who directed this documentary on the rise and impact of rightwing media.  The film dissects the misinformation spewed for decades by Fox News and conservative talk radio that has given rise to more than a few Trump voters.  Cohen is interviewed in the movie, along with other media critics, plus a couple dozen individuals representing the millions of families and extended families that have been split up after a family member became a devotee of conservative media.    

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Join Active Minds this semester and help educate others about mental health & reduce stigma surrounding mental illness!


Our first general body meeting is Thursday, February 2nd in Williams 211 from 12:15-1pm. Feel free to bring your lunch as we discuss hot topics in mental health.


Want to contribute to the behind-the-scenes of Active Minds? Want to become a SYM panelist and share your mental health journey with others? Stay tuned for info about our Committee Recruitment Night! 

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Each year, two students with majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications or politics are selected as recipients of the Reginald Simmons '75 Memorial Award. The award allows students to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

The 2017 Africa Program runs June 15-August 10 and has three components: three orientation days before departure, six work weeks on a development project in the host country, and one travel week in the host country.

Deadline for applications is February 3, 2017.

For application info,

Please note: Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Who is Latinx? What does it mean to be Latinx in the US? Register for CSCR 10700 (CRN 43714) and find out!

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Submitted on behalf of Carrie Cadwell Brown, executive director of alumni relations

The Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors includes two student members who serve two-year terms. One of these student members serves as a liaison between the Student Governance Council (SGC) and the alumni association board. We need your help to nominate someone you know (or yourself!) to serve in this capacity on the alumni association board.

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Welcome back to campus! On Thursday evening, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Utica College in Ben Light Gymnasium. The women tip at 6 p.m., while the men follow at 8 p.m.

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A message from the H&S Dean's Office:

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Photographic Projects in Italy (Photographic Currents, CPMA 20500 - 3 credits)

With Professor Nicholas Muellner

May 25th to June 15th, 2017

Extended Application Deadline: February 3rd  

This program provides students with an opportunity to continue their study of photography and historical and contemporary art, working in the incomparably rich cultural settings of Rome, Italy.  Program includes an extended trip to the Venice Biennale – the largest and most important international contemporary art exposition in the world.

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   Have you undergone an ACL reconstruction surgery? Do you know somebody who has? 

 Physical Therapy students are doing a research study in the field of biomechanics, focused on post-op ACL reconstruction patients and the return-to-sport protocol.

 If you are interested in being a subject or learning more about this study, please email Nicole Veltri at!

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 Ready, set, transition!

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Open letter to the Ithaca College Community

We, the undersigned continuing full-time faculty in the Department of Sociology, are writing in support of our part-time and contingent co-workers in their present union negotiations with our college. We view these negotiations as necessary steps toward improved wages and a more welcoming working climate. Above all else we see this as an issue of equity. It is in everyone's interest that the wide disparity between their wages and ours change. 

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