By Steve Mosher
Lana died. She would rather I say she moved on. She may have but I have not.
In academia, a human being’s worth is often measured by the number of letters after one’s name. This is nonsense. Unquestionably, Lana was the most important person in our department. She was the beginning and the end for our students. She was the beginning and end for me.
Lana and I had many conversations about life and films (especially Kurosawa’s) and children and burdens and hopes and dreams and our mutual friend Kyle and zombies and aliens and star-gazing and that “island” in the middle of the deep blue ocean where we could rest our weary heads.
To paraphrase from “Red” Redding from one of our favorite films, “I hope Lana is on her beach. I hope to see my friend again. I hope the ocean is as blue as it was in her dreams. I hope.”
By Kyle Woody
“I love you.”
Stunned and unaccustomed to hearing those words, I responded, “Thank you, Lana. I love you, too.”
We both cried.
This exchange happened about four weeks ago.
Whenever someone dies, I try to remember the first time I met the person. If possible, I reflect on my first reaction or perception of the individual – and then I evaluate how our relationship evolved over time.
Even before I met Lana, I was told that she was, um, rather “unique.” When she was hired into our department, I had initial reservations but I always try to remember the words of wisdom from my father: “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.”
Over time, our relationship blossomed – especially after I figured out that astrology is just another form of storytelling. And storytelling is where Lana excelled because she was a cosmopolitan woman gifted with an astute memory. She was a superb listener, as well.
But more so, she was compassionate. And that’s what I will always remember about Lana – and will always take with me. She looked out for me during some difficult times. Though she was comforting with her words and support, she was also blunt. Sometimes we need more of that in life.
The exchange we shared about four weeks ago is how I want to remember her. I’m old enough to realize that true friendships do not happen often so I feel fortunate that over four years we reached that moment.
Lana was a mother, a colleague and a friend. But she was also more than that. She was beautiful.
Do you want to have a positive impact on first-year HSHP students? We are searching for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in mentoring students for the incoming class of 2018.
What is a Peer Mentor?
A peer mentor is an experienced student who helps to guide a less experienced student as they enter college and move through their major. Peer mentors create an ongoing relationship with their mentee that is based on dialogue, learning, and supportive challenge.
What are the position’s responsibilities?
• Consistent email outreach with your mentees.
• Monthly check-up meetings with your mentees.
• Bi-monthly meetings with your fellow peer advisors.
• Helping to connect freshmen with available campus resources.
• Helping your mentees understand the advising process. (Note: You will not take the place of an academic advisor, but rather ensure that your mentee is prepared to meet with his or her
• Recommending extra-curricular activities or organizations for your mentees to join.
• Being your mentees’ “go-to” person for advice on campus life.
• Providing a warm friendship that fosters respect, responsibility, and leadership.
• Helping build the new foundation of innovative students who will pass along his or her passion and enthusiasm to future cohorts of HSHP students.
What kind of training is provided?
Training is mandatory — a portion of training will take place in April before final exams and in August before classes start. There will also be some summer outreach required.
Who can apply?
Eligible mentors are full-time rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least 15-credit hours a semester, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Where can I get an application?
Please contact Megan Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by 130A Rothschild Place to pick up an application!
Watkins Glen International is seeking ideal candidates interested in Group Sales, Ticketing or Consumer Marketing.
These internships provide a candidate — who wants to work in a fast-pace environment — with a variety of projects and activities to assist and complete independently. The intern must be able to perform duties at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY throughout the summer.
For more information about each opportunity, please click on the accompanying link.
1) Group Sales
February 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment
As the Events and Game Presentation Manager with the Baltimore Ravens, Megan Collins has planned and executed a multitude of events, including pregame and halftime shows, training camp, and fan events. As a member of the marketing department, Megan Collins will talk about all of the aspects of the work that goes into organizing and preparing these large, annual or weekly special events and show students some of her work materials for them to analyze and discuss.
Students will also have the chance to assist in the preparations for one of the events she is currently planning. Students will work in teams to develop event ideas, prepare a proposal, and pitch them to Megan Collins and Professor Heather Dichter. This course will require students to do reading in advance and participate fully in a weekend in class experience.
Dates & Times
Friday, March 7th: Deadline to submit resume (application for course)
Monday, March 17th: Notification of course acceptances via email
Friday, April 4th: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Class instruction)
Saturday, April 5th: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Class instruction)
Location for Friday, April 4th & Saturday, April 5th: TBD
Number of Credits: 1.0 credit
Grading Method: Pass/Fail
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in SPMM
Course Cap: 25 students. Preference will be given to Sport Management, Sport Media and Sport Studies majors by class year. If space is available, students majoring in other areas will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Course Fee: $30 to cover expenses associated with the course, including readings, meals from Friday dinner though lunch on Saturday
Instructor of Record: Dr. Heather Dichter, assistant professor, Department of Sport Management & Media. All inquiries should be directed to Professor Dichter: email@example.com.
Instructor: Megan Collins, Manager, Events & Game Presentation, Baltimore Ravens
To apply for Course: Please send an email to Heather Dichter: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you are interested in taking this course. Include in your email a copy of your resume.
Deadline for indicating that you wish to be considered for the class? Friday, March 7th at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified if you have been accepted into the course on Monday, March 17th.
Ithaca College’s annual spring Job & Internship Fair is this Wednesday.
This year we have over 75 organizations registered with full-time post-graduate, internship, and summer job opportunities available.
2014 Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m., Emerson Suites, Campus Center
Professional dress is requested.
Making a Living While Making a Difference Panel
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Nonprofit & Government Career & Information Fair at Cornell University
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., Statler Ballroom at Cornell University
Several employers are offering information sessions this week including: Camps Danbee and Mah-Kee-Nac, KenMont/KenWood Camps, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, The New England Center for Children, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
Dylan Hornblum, a Sport Studies minor, recently assisted with the production of “The Road to the Men’s Beanpot,” which previews the 62nd Beanpot Tournament featuring Boston-area schools: Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University and Harvard. Dylan currently serves as a video producer for Northeastern University Athletics.
Video courtesy of Northeastern University Athletics
February 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Per the mission statement, KenMont and KenWood Camps provide and experience for campers, family and staff that focus on physical, emotional and social accomplishments. Our team models a strong sense of character and the ability to accept challenges that help build life skills, independence and personal growth.
Come learn about summer job opportunities with both camps and how to be considered for one of them. KenMont and KenWood camps have over over 40 summer job opportunities posted in eRecruiting, so be sure to check them out!
Date: February 25th, 2013
Times: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Career Services (101 Muller)
Reserve your space through eRecruiting!
Unable to attend the information session? Scott Rothschild, an IC alum, will be outside of Career Services on February 25th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Some of the best reasons to be a camp counselor this summer may surprise you. Sure, working with kids is itself rewarding, and spending the summer outdoors is enticing, but have you ever considered that working at summer camp is actually good for your career?
If you are a college student considering a career in athletics, sports management, coaching, teaching, dance, theater, fine arts, child development, child psychology or management, summer camp provides practical, meaningful experience to build your resume.
Camp Danbee (for girls) and Camp Mah-Kee-Nac (for boys) are looking to fill camp counselor positions for Summer 2014.
• To apply for a position at Camp Danbee, click here.
• To apply for a position at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, click here.
-Hiring done on a rolling basis
-Room and board plus travel allowance included
-All facilities open for staff use
-Seven-day staff orientation
-Summer internship and college credits
Come learn about summer job opportunities with both camps and sign up for an interview time!
Date: February 27th, 2014
Times: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Career Services
Reserve your space through eRecruiting!
Date: February 28th, 2014
Times: Scheduled in advance or at information session
Location: Career Services
Sport Media major Matthew Stenberg spent the Fall 2013 semester studying at ICNYC and interning with SiriusXM. Below, Matt shares his experiences.
By Matthew Stenberg ’14
“This is the SiriusXM Blitz. Here are your hosts: . . . ”
I am the first HSHP student to participate in the Ithaca College New York City program. New York is one of the largest media markets in the country, and being a Sport Media major I could not pass on an opportunity to get my foot in the door.
. . . Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon.”
Every Monday through Friday I heard that opening. I spent my fall semester of 2013 interning for the SiriusXM Blitz, which is a radio talk show on the NFL channel. The sound was the start to each workday, and the start to an experience I never dreamed possible.
Nevertheless, it was only a piece of what made my time in New York City so special. Here were my top five favorite parts of my semester in the Big Apple.