"Home Away from Home"


Q Fellows Session

Every Sunday evening this semester from 5-7 p.m. the IC hosts Q Fellows to help all HWS students with any mathematical help on assignments, studying and homework. There is no appointment necessary, so please feel free to stop by and ask a few questions while helping yourself to free coffee and tea! We love to share our comfortable home setting with other students and if you’re looking for quantitative help, this is the perfect opportunity to visit!

Trip to Ganondagan State Historic Site

The Ganodagan State Historic Site, also known as Boughton Hill, is a Native American historic state in Ontario County, New York in the United States. This site was once a flourishing, vibrant center for thousands of Seneca people 300 years ago.

On Saturday, September 23, the IC in collaboration with the Department of Religious Studies led a trip for HWS students to the Ganondagan Site for the program, Gifts of the Haudenosaunee. This program allowed visitors to immerse themselves in the rich gifts of the Haudenosaunee culture, heritage and traditions including pottery firing and basketmaking, stew-making, social dancing, storytelling and trail walks.

This trip helped me connect the history of Native Americans to the history of other native populations who experienced a similar struggle to survive invasions by colonizers. It was so interesting to see Native Americans’ perspective on the Europeans. Alessandra Bottacin WS’17

Writing the Right Essay

Susan Hess, Writing and Teaching/Learning Specialist and Assistant Director of the First Year Seminar Program at the Center for Teaching and Learning, ran the “Writing the Right Essay” workshop at the IC. At this workshop, Susan stressed the importance of writing the right essay for the right audience and for the right reason.

For more information about the Center for Teaching and Learning, check out their website. If you need help with written assignments, look out for more workshops similar to this sponsored by the IC and CTL.

Meetings with Writing Fellows at IC

The IC hosts Writing Fellows every Sunday night this semester from 7-9 p.m. for all HWS students looking for any help with their written assignments. Writing Fellows are supportive with students during any part of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting, to editing and rewriting. For more information about the Writing Fellows, check out the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Career Chat with Brandi Ferrara

The IC hosted Career Chat with Brandi Ferrara, Director of Career Services. Brandi Ferrara invites all HWS students to these smaller gatherings to provide them with help and support with applying to internships, grad schools, jobs and resume and cover letter drafting. For more information about Career Services, check out their website.

Hip-NotiQ’s Step & Dance Team Car Wash Fundraiser

The Hip-NotiQs work to promote multi-cultural awareness and school spirit through performance, including cultural club and social justice events, sporting clubs, and community events. The team strives to collaborate with clubs on campus in order to promote community here at the Colleges.

The step and dance team held a car wash fundraiser this past Friday, September 15 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Scandling Parking Lot to raise money for the club.

Snack and Share

During Family Weekend the IC welcomed parents and families to campus by inviting them to Snack and Share, an event to converse, spend time with one another and show guests around the house. We love to invite parents to our center during this busy weekend and remind them that we strive to be a “home away from home” for students.