Family Weekend 2019

All Weekend Events


Fitness Center

Fitness Center
The Ithaca College Fitness Center is open and available to Family Weekend guests age 16 and over. Minors must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on their behalf.

First Generation Celebration

Klingenstein Lounge
November 8th is National First-Gen Celebration Day! We encourage First-Gen students, families, faculty, and staff to stop by at any point as we celebrate the accomplishments of our First-Generation students and share with the campus community about how to support and continuously celebrate our resilient community. Stop by at any point to mix and mingle with the Ithaca FIRSTS Community. First Generation Students are defined as students (and their siblings) who are the first in their family to attend and graduate from a four-year residential college in the U.S.

Handwerker Gallery Exhibit: Ambiguous Territory Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural

Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center
Curated by David Salomon, Assistant Professor of Art History. Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry and Kathy Velikov. Can the ill effects of modernity's insistence on isolation be understood, let alone reversed, by evermore isolation? Or, do complex environmental and humanitarian issues demand more inclusive and indirect techniques to recognize and reflect upon them? Ambiguous Territory answers this second question in the affirmative. Defined by uncertainty and indeterminacy, ambiguous entities are always admixtures; their transformative logic creates improbably hybrids. In Ambiguous Territory these complex admixtures include combinations that incorporates disciplines that integrate information technologies with biological species, and aggregate invisible atmospheres with physical matter to create new architectural and artistic idioms. In this experimental spirit of cultivating other outcomes Ambiguous Territory asks: In a postnatural age where humans have been fundamentally displaced from their presumed place of privilege and the status of nature as an antidote to humans' hubris has vanished, can architects, landscape architects, and artists propose new ways to approach contemporary questions at the environmental scale? What new worlds, new natures, and new sensations can art and design reveal and create that other modes of inquiry and knowledge cannot?

Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca’s Best Kept Secrets

Ithaca Falls Room
Ithaca is Gorges – you’ve seen it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. Now is your chance to experience the city behind the slogan. This presentation includes “gorges” images, great information and a Q&A session at the end so that you can get personalized trip-planning advice from local tourism specialists. Presented by the Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Ithaca 101: Unlocking Ithaca's Best Kept Secrets

Ithaca Falls Room
Ithaca is Gorges – you’ve seen it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. Now is your chance to experience the city behind the slogan. This presentation includes “gorges” images, great information and a Q&A session at the end so that you can get personalized trip-planning advice from local tourism specialists. Presented by the Ithaca and Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Hillel Shabbat Services

Muller Chapel
Join the Ithaca College Hillel organization for Shabbat services in Muller Chapel.

One World Concert

Emerson Suites
Interested in exploring the world? Join the Ithaca College International Club in celebrating diversity. 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.

School of Music Ensemble Showcase and Open House

Whalen Center, Ford Hall
A selection of ensembles from the School of Music will offer an hourlong showcase of music for visiting families. The Madrigal Singers will offer music of Bach and others, the Jazz Vocal Ensemble will get things swinging, and the orchestra will raise the roof with the finale of the Sibelius second symphony. Sean Linfors, John White, and Octavio Mas-Arocas conduct. Stay following the showcase and enjoy a reception with the Dean of the School of Music, Karl Paulnack and faculty members.

Shabbat Dinner

Muller Chapel Fireplace
Enjoy a warm and cozy Kosher Shabbat meal following services with Hillel students and staff.

Family Movies - Sponsored by Student Activities Board

Textor 101
Join the Student Activities Board for the 2019 version of The Lion King.

Ithaca College Theatre: Sister Act

Dillingham Theatre
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard Directed by Courtney Young, Musical Direction by Christopher Zemliauskas, Choreographed by Aimee Rials OCTOBER 29th-NOVEMBER 9th Show girl Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put into protective custody at a convent. Disguised as a nun, she struggles to change her lifestyle and abide by their strict rules with hilarious results. Finding her place in the convent's choir, her dance and singing talent inspires her fellow sisters to find their voice. Based on the 1992 Motion Picture Sister Act emphasizes the power of friendship and “sisterhood.” Tickets for this event must be purchased separately through the Ithaca College Box Office. Online and single tickets will be available mid-September. The Ithaca College Theatre Box Office will open in mid-September for normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 12-5pm and Friday 12-4pm. Ticket prices range from $10-$20. Discounts may be available (student, youth, senior citizen, etc.); be sure to ask when purchasing tickets. Call 607-274-3224 to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available on-line in late September at https://tickets.ithaca.edu.

Breakfast Reception with the Ithaca College Vice Presidents

Emerson Suites
Join the Ithaca College Vice Presidents and key leaders for a breakfast reception. Enjoy the opportunity to get to know the dynamic leadership team of Ithaca College and learn about how they are working to provide an exceptional experience for your student.

Fitness Center

Fitness Center
The Ithaca College Fitness Center is open and available to Family Weekend guests age 16 and over. Minors must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on their behalf.

A Conversation about the Transformative Power of a Holistic Student Experience

Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Join President Shirley M. Collado, Provost La Jerne Terry Cornish, Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life Rosanna Ferro and a prominent student leader as they share information about how a holistic and comprehensive student experience can be a truly transformative personal and professional journey.

International Opportunities

Emerson Suites
An informative introduction to the study abroad opportunities available to your students.

Climbing Wall


The Ithaca College Climbing Wall will be available to Family Weekend guests age 10 and older. Minors must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on their behalf.

Open House: Roy H. Park School of Communications

Park Hall Lobby
Enjoy coffee with Dean Diane Gayeski, faculty and staff. Students are encouraged to show their families where they take classes and work on cocurricular activities and to introduce their professors.

Open House: School of Business

111 Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise
Enjoy interactive presentations by the Peer Advisors Team and faculty about student involvement, experiential learning, internships, study abroad and career development. Enjoy a reception with the deans, faculty and staff following the presentation.

Open House: School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Center for Health Sciences Atrium
Join Dean Petrosino and faculty for coffee and conversation. Explore student research posters and academic achievements throughout the halls of the Center for Health Sciences. Students are encouraged to show their families where they take classes in the buildings.

Open House: School of Humanities and Sciences

Williams Hall, Second Floor
Explore the H&S Summer Scholars poster exhibition, where H&S students will talk about their summer experience with faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative projects. Enjoy coffee with the H&S deans, faculty, staff and students. The academic director of the Exploratory Program will also be on hand to talk with families of Exploratory students.

Handwerker Gallery Exhibition: Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural


Curated by David Salomon, Assistant Professor of Art History. Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, and Kathy Velikov. Can the ill effects of modernity’s insistence on isolation be understood, let alone reversed, by evermore isolation? Or, do complex environmental and humanitarian issues demand more inclusive and indirect techniques to recognize and reflect upon them? Ambiguous Territory answers this second question in the affirmative. Defined by uncertainty and indeterminacy, ambiguous entities are always admixtures; their transformative logic creates improbable hybrids. In Ambiguous Territory these complex admixtures include combinations that incorporates disciplines that integrate information technologies with biological species, and aggregate invisible atmospheres with physical matter to create new architectural and artistic idioms. In this experimental spirit of cultivating other outcomes Ambiguous Territory asks: in a postnatural age where humans have been fundamentally displaced from their presumed place of privilege and the status of nature as an antidote to humans’ hubris has vanished, can architects, landscape architects, and artists propose new ways to approach contemporary questions at the environmental scale? What new worlds, new natures, and new sensations can art and design reveal and create that other modes of inquiry and knowledge cannot?

Food Pantry Open House

DeMotte Room, Egbert Hall
Visit the on-campus Food Pantry to see what's usually available for our students, faculty and staff who need additional nutritional support. The pantry will also be taking donations of non-perishable food throughout the weekend. Bring items to the information desk on the second floor of the Campus Center throughout the weekend or drop items directly at the Food Pantry during the open house. If you are interested in making a financial gift to support Ithaca College in addressing food insecurity you can do so at https://give.ithaca.edu. Please indicate that you would like your gift to go to “Other” and then specify “IC Fund to Address Food Insecurity.”

Religious and Spiritual Life: Mingle in the Chapel

Muller Chapel
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to step inside Muller Chapel, where you can hear the beating heart of the Ithaca College community. While you visit with us, walk around the Chapel and explore some of our updated spaces, including a new installation of photographs on the lower level. Join Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Hierald Osorto for appetizers and learn more about how our office is supporting students on campus.

Ithaca College Theatre: Sister Act

Dillingham Theatre
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard Directed by Courtney Young, Musical Direction by Christopher Zemliauskas, Choreographed by Aimee Rials OCTOBER 29th-NOVEMBER 9th Show girl Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put into protective custody at a convent. Disguised as a nun, she struggles to change her lifestyle and abide by their strict rules with hilarious results. Finding her place in the convent's choir, her dance and singing talent inspires her fellow sisters to find their voice. Based on the 1992 Motion Picture Sister Act emphasizes the power of friendship and “sisterhood.” Tickets for this event must be purchased separately through the Ithaca College Box Office.Online and single tickets will be available mid-September. The Ithaca College Theatre Box Office will open in mid-September for normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 12-5pm and Friday 12-4pm. Ticket prices range from $10-$20. Discounts may be available (student, youth, senior citizen, etc.); be sure to ask when purchasing tickets. Call 607-274-3224 to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available on-line in late September at https://tickets.ithaca.edu.

Family Movies - Sponsored by Student Activities Board

Textor 101 and Textor 102
Enjoy a double feature of both the 1994 and 2019 versions of the Lion King. The 1994 version will be shown at 2:00 pm. The 2019 version will be shown at 4:00 pm. The 2pm movie will be shown in Textor 101. You'll move to Textor 102 for the 4pm movie.

Photo Booth


Stop by the photo booth to create and document Family Weekend memories.

Fireworks

Campus Center Quad
Parents and student come enjoy fireworks. Best viewing locations are the Campus Center patio (by the firepit), and outside along the walkways in the Campus Center Quad (stay outside the barricades for your safety).

Celebration in the Center

Campus Center - Various Locations
Following the fireworks show on the Campus Center Quad at 7:00 pm, please join us in the Campus Center to enjoy a variety of short student performances that will be occurring concurrently in various spaces throughout the building. Guests are encouraged to explore and discover our incredibly talented student groups including performances featuring a cappella, spoken word, dance, comedy, and theatre. Don't forget to stop by and warm up by our beautiful outdoor fire pit, snap some pictures in the photo booth, and enjoy some delicious post-dinner drinks and treats.

Ithaca College Theatre: Sister Act

Dillingham Theatre
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard Directed by Courtney Young, Musical Direction by Christopher Zemliauskas, Choreographed by Aimee Rials OCTOBER 29th-NOVEMBER 9th Show girl Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put into protective custody at a convent. Disguised as a nun, she struggles to change her lifestyle and abide by their strict rules with hilarious results. Finding her place in the convent's choir, her dance and singing talent inspires her fellow sisters to find their voice. Based on the 1992 Motion Picture Sister Act emphasizes the power of friendship and “sisterhood.” Tickets for this event must be purchased separately through the Ithaca College Box Office.Online and single tickets will be available mid-September. The Ithaca College Theatre Box Office will open in mid-September for normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 12-5pm and Friday 12-4pm. Ticket prices range from $10-$20. Discounts may be available (student, youth, senior citizen, etc.); be sure to ask when purchasing tickets. Call 607-274-3224 to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available on-line in late September at https://tickets.ithaca.edu.

Farewell Brunch

Campus Center Dining Hall and Terrace Dining Hall
Enjoy a special farewell brunch with your student. There will be opportunities to write a letter to your student that we will deliver during finals week. Brunch is on us for family members (students should swipe their ID if they have a meal plan).

Catholic Mass and Reception

Gathering Hall in Muller Chapel
Join us for mass followed by a reception hosted by the Catholic Community at Ithaca College.

Bomber Blitz Walk/5K


Join the Ithaca College Physical Therapy Association for a 5K race/walk through the cross-country trail in the Natural Lands. Registration is $15 and you can register the day of the race. Registration is at 9:30am at Kostrinsky Field (the softball field near the Terraces). The race begins at 10:30am. Proceeds from the race will benefit the VCU Marquette Challenge for PT Research. Questions should be directed to icptsa@ithaca.edu

Handwerker Gallery Exhibit: Ambiguous Territory Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural


Curated by David Salomon , Assistant Professor of Art History. Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, and Kathy Velikov. Can the ill effects of modernity’s insistence on isolation be understood, let alone reversed, by evermore isolation? Or, do complex environmental and humanitarian issues demand more inclusive and indirect techniques to recognize and reflect upon them? Ambiguous Territory answers this second question in the affirmative. Defined by uncertainty and indeterminacy, ambiguous entities are always admixtures; their transformative logic creates improbable hybrids. In Ambiguous Territory these complex admixtures include combinations that incorporates disciplines that integrate information technologies with biological species, and aggregate invisible atmospheres with physical matter to create new architectural and artistic idioms. In this experimental spirit of cultivating other outcomes Ambiguous Territory asks: in a postnatural age where humans have been fundamentally displaced from their presumed place of privilege and the status of nature as an antidote to humans’ hubris has vanished, can architects, landscape architects, and artists propose new ways to approach contemporary questions at the environmental scale? What new worlds, new natures, and new sensations can art and design reveal and create that other modes of inquiry and knowledge cannot?




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