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Student volunteers traveled across New York state over fall break as part of the Alternative Fall Break program.

Volunteers help out instead of heading home over fall break

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer October 31, 2018
“Laughing is such a pure form of joy, and seeing him was the most rewarding part of my experience.”
Jumpstart is a program for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Students can choose from four program tracks that introduce them to the city of Ithaca.

Jumpstart program introduces incoming students to Ithaca

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor August 27, 2018
Across Ithaca, incoming freshmen are hiking the Finger Lakes region, swinging through ropes courses and volunteering throughout the community.
WATCH: OSEMA holds Service Saturday to support community

WATCH: OSEMA holds Service Saturday to support community

December 7, 2017
The first Saturday of every month, OSEMA takes student volunteers to different locations in order to support the community.
Ithaca College students pose for a picture in Washington D.C. where they volunteered as a part of one of the Alternative Spring Break trips offered by OSEMA. Other students volunteered in Virginia, North Carolina, Canada and Michigan.

Students spend spring break on volunteer trips

By Bianca Mestiza, Contributing Writer March 22, 2017
“It was really amazing to get to know the women the organization benefits, as well as meeting the people who make everything happen,” Bednarz said.
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.
Storyboard P, Brooklyn-based street dancer who is known for channeling his emotional state and improvisation through flex, a form of  dance, will be the keynote performer for the MLK week celebration at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Clark Theatre in the Dillingham Center.

Influential street dancer glides onto campus for MLK Week

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor January 25, 2017
At 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, Storyboard P will perform in the Clark Theatre in the Dillingham Center as the keynote performer for MLK week.
While many staff said they enjoy working at the college, problems persist with morale, communication and a fear of speaking out.

IC staff members express lingering working condition concerns

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer October 26, 2016
While many staff said they enjoy working at the college, problems persist with morale, communication and a fear of speaking out.
From right to left, Sophomore Anna Gardner reads to 5-year-old Cecilia and her three-year-old sister, Olivia. Nearly every Thursday and Friday Gardner can be found in the childrens section of the Tompkins County Public Library at a miniature desk reading to young kids — just one of many volunteer programs Gardner is a part of.

IC volunteers: Sophomore fuses volunteer work into daily life

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer October 3, 2016
“She understands not only the value of service to community members,” he said, “but Anna also understands how service is integral to a student's learning process."
A new space for the Office of Civic Engagement has been designated in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center at Ithaca College. However, the office is unoccupied and “on hold,” pending a search for a new executive director.

Office of Civic Engagement on hold during search for director

By Annie Estes and Sophia Tulp September 28, 2016
The Ithaca College Office of Civic Engagement is currently “on hold” pending the selection of a new executive director.
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.”
From left to right, sophomores Madeline Jones and Clara OConnor and junior Sarah Logsdon sand tables Jan. 30 at the New Roots Charter School as a part of the Martin Luther King day of service.

Ithaca College students celebrate MLK’s legacy with service

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2016
The sounds of power tools and laughter echoed in the halls of the New Roots Charter School Jan. 30 as Ithaca College students worked together with one goal in mind: giving back.
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