Cornell College Events

Thursday, February 28th

Time Event Title
9:00 amCampus Currents Meeting Thomas Commons
9:30 am-10:00 amChildren's Story Time Cole Library
Join us for story time fun!
11:00 am-12:00 pmNative Americans at Cornell OC signing Orange Carpet
Help us become a student organization by signing your support of N.A.C.C.
11:10 amScience Interest Group (SIG) Lecture: The New STA 201 West Science
Ann Cannon, professor of statistics, will give a lecture titled "The New STA 201: Incorporating Modern Methods with Traditional Techniques." The traditional ways of computing confidence intervals and hypothesis tests were created in the early to mid 20th century, a time without computers. These techniques have served researchers well, but come with the burden of restrictions on when they can be used (sometimes conveniently ignored). As computing power has grown, so have the statistical methods available. Starting this year, STA 201 is introducing students not only to the traditional techniques of data analysis, but also modern simulation-based methods. Come to this SIG talk to find out what your students are learning!
3:15 pm-4:15 pmPresentation by Meghan Yamanishi Law Hall
Meghan Yamanishi, candidate for the Consulting Librarian for Social Sciences, will give a presentation titled "Exploring the Fundamentals of Psychology with PsycINFO." Reception will follow in Moosehead Lounge.
3:30 pm-5:00 pm“Synagogues without Jews: The Rediscovery, Restoration, and use of East German Jewish Sites" College Hall 303
This workshop will be led by Rachel Cylus, program manager at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, about how people interact with historical religious sites. Are these sites (still) sacred? Are they still under the ownership of their religious community? What are the ethics behind religious tourism? What makes a historical site interesting - are we compelled only by exceptions, or also by the ordinary?
4:30 pmLiterary Arts Panel: How to Publish Your Creative Work Van Etten-Lacey House
How do you publish your poem? Your story? Your novel? How do you send creative work to magazines and contests? What do editors care about? Do you need an agent? Is it possible to survive on creative writing? How? The Center for the Literary Arts is hosting a panel on literary publishing with experts who have published their work--come hear their advice at the Van Etten-Lacey House (408 Third St. SW.) The panel will include: Don Waters' story collection, "Desert Gothic," won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Stories from the collection have been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize, Best of the West, and New Stories from the Southwest. Waters has received the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Fiction. He has also been awarded fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His short stories have been widely published and his journalism has appeared in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Outside, among others. His novel, "Sunland," will be published next fall. Before publishing "Ceremony" in February 2013, Mary Austin Speaker published the chapbooks "The Bridge" (Push Press, 2011) and "20 Love Poems for 10 Months" (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012). She is also the author of numerous critical works, essays, and a play, "I Am You This Morning You Are Me Tonight," written with her husband, poet Chris Martin. She has been a poetry editor for the Indiana Review, an art director for HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, and founded the Triptych reading series in New York City. She works as a book designer in Iowa City, Iowa. Martin is the author of "Becoming Weather" (Coffee House, 2011) and "American Music" (Copper Canyon, 2007, winner of the Hayden Carruth Award for Emerging Poets), in addition to several chapbooks, including: "How to Write a Mistake-ist Poem" (Brave Men, 2011) and "Enough" (Ugly Duckling, 2012). In 2010 he was named one of the Poetry Society of America's New American Poets. After 11 years of editing online journal Puppy Flowers, he is now an editor at Futurepoem Books.
7:30 pm-9:30 pmCornell College Slam Team Farewell Performance Thomas Commons
For the first time, Cornell College is sending seven students to Louder Than A Bomb, a poetry slam competition in Chicago on March 1. Please come and show your support as they perform their competition pieces.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Jan 20th-Mar 3rdMexican Folk Art from Oaxaca art exhibit Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Feb 27th-Mar 25thBuy a Shirt - Support the American Cancer Society Various locations

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