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‘On the Same Page’ – Top Stories of Week 10

November 6, 2023
Co-host seniors Emma Kersting and Clare Shanahan dive into the latest stories in news, sports and life and culture at The Ithacan. This week, Kersting and Shanahan spoke with first-year reporter Kaeleigh Banda and sophomore Assistant Sports Editor Billy Wood.
First-yeary student Andres Cintron was sent across the country to locations such as Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Reno, Nevada; and Modesto, California, for service projects including building houses, making hiking trails more accessible and working with a Boys and Girls Club.

Q&A: Student spends a year doing service work across the U.S.

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer October 3, 2022
During a gap year, first-year student Andres Cintron joined AmeriCorps ​​an independent agency set up by the United States government to provide volunteer services around the country.
From left to right, Maggie Eckerson 18 met President Joe Biden in August 2022 when she received a medal for the Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award at the White House for her work in the AmeriCorps.

Alum receives three presidential awards for service work

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer September 21, 2022
Maggie Eckerson ’18 was recently awarded three presidential honors for her work in the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.
Sophomore Alyssa Meta writes on the board while volunteering at South Hill Elementary School. She is one of approximately 15 Ithaca College students participating in the South Hill Mentorship Program.

IC students volunteer at South Hill Elementary School

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff Writer March 19, 2019
Many students at Ithaca College participate in the South Hill mentorship program and mentor students at the South Hill Elementary School.
From left, sophomores Lauren Suna and Tea Mdevadze, two members of the college’s Women in Computing team, won the Liberty Mutual Hack award for their community service app, Ithaca Cares.

Women in Computing team wins award for community service app

By Sam Smith, Contributing Writer February 28, 2018
The all-women computer science events allow the members to work in a supportive environment with many other women in the technology field.
WATCH: OSEMA holds Service Saturday to support community

WATCH: OSEMA holds Service Saturday to support community

December 6, 2017
The first Saturday of every month, OSEMA takes student volunteers to different locations in order to support the community.
Ithaca College Students Finish MLK Week with Day of Service

Ithaca College Students Finish MLK Week with Day of Service

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor January 30, 2017
Students from Ithaca College volunteered around the community for the annual MLK Day of Service.
Kris Bosela (Bottom row, first from left) volunteering at Camp Campbell, a YMCA camp in Boulder Creek, California on a charter service trip with other Ithaca College students.

Graduate student builds communities through volunteer work

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer January 24, 2017
Bosela’s first trip with OSEMA was during the spring break of his junior year, when he traveled to Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia.
Senior Kevin Doubleday is president of the Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity chapter, vice president of Student Volunteers for Special Olympics New York and treasurer of Big Brothers/Big Sisters the colleges campus.

IC Student dedicates himself to community service

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer December 7, 2016
Graduation is fast approaching for Doubleday, but he said all that he’s learned as a volunteer will help him after he leaves the college in May.
Ithaca College senior Dan Ruthman created IC Enactus, the college’s first chapter of the national organization, which promotes social and entrepreneurial opportunities for students to work with local businesses in the Ithaca area.

New IC club uses entrepreneurship for social change in Ithaca

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer September 11, 2016
A new club on Ithaca College’s campus seeks to promote social and entrepreneurial opportunities for students to work with local businesses.
Alex Blanca is a speech-language pathology major who hopes to pursue a career where he would be a speech pathology clinician working with bilingual individuals, as he is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Ithaca College senior creates dialogue around diversity issues

By Kathleen McAleese, Staff Writer April 20, 2016
“I learn other people’s stories, and I learn about their other experiences, and that kind of just opens my eyes to different points of view, and it helps me get to know truly about a subject that, for example, racism, goes deeper, a lot deeper..."
From left, Bryan Delaney, Shannon Lipe and Sara Hallas, coastal education coordinator for the North Carolina Coastal Federation investigate oceanic wildlife in North Carolina. Students traveled to five different locations across the East Coast from March 12–20 as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.

Ithaca College students spend spring break performing service

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer March 23, 2016
“These kids are very underprivileged, a lot of them, and they come from a lot of poverty and really bad home situations,” she said. “It’s just really great to have an opportunity to be a good role model for them and give them a safe place to be for a week.”
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