Cornell College Events
Wednesday, September 18th (link)
|All day||RSVP Deadline for Block Break Inter-Spirituality Retreat w/Canoeing|
"Living In The Flow of Grace and The Way of St. Francis of Assisi":
Includes silent prayer walks, multi-cultural mind-body-spirit practices, a leisurely 3 hr canoe ride, and other ways for deepening awareness of what some call life-force energy or Spirit coursing through life’s veins linking us and all beings one to another. Woven throughout is wisdom from the lives and writings of 13th c. saints Francis and Clare of Assisi.
Departs for Pictured Rocks Camp (45 min drive) Fri., Sept 27 at 10 a.m. Return to campus Sat. by 5 p.m. Rain plan: replace canoeing with art and writing based spiritual reflection. RSVP no later than Sept 18 to cquehl-engel
|11:00 am-Sep 20th 1:00 pm||Greek Survey Thomas Commons|
Greek council is asking ALL STUDENTS to take a brief survey to help improve Greek Life. Sept. 18-20 students can take the survey on computers near Hilltop Cafe. All students who who complete surveys will be entered for a chance to win gift cards to the bookstore and Zamora's Market.
|11:30 am-12:30 pm||The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius Reading Group Discussion Thomas Commons|
Students who received e-mail notification of their selection for this reading group should join us to discuss the first half of "The Creative Brain". Using modern neuroscience along with first-person accounts of creative breakthroughs from artists and scientists, acclaimed brain scientist Andreasen proposes that geniuses are able to tap into the unconscious mind via enriched connections between certain areas of the brain. She also explores the link between creativity and mental illness and shows how to enhance our creative potential through mental exercises.
|3:30 pm-4:00 pm||LECTIO DIVINA: PRAYING w/ MONKS, MYSTICS & SCRIPTURE Allee Chapel|
Drawing from Christian mysticism and monastic spiritual practice, this Spiritus circle uses prayerful reading of sacred texts and insights of sages to silently hear what Spirit may be saying for one’s life, then resting in an interior embrace of love. Tea and Indian flute or other soothing sounds await you. ~ Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritus
|6:30 pm-7:30 pm||TEACH-IN & HEALING PEACE VIGIL on SYRIA. Allee Chapel|
Dr. David Yamanishi (Politics) and Dr. Aaron Haglar (Middle East Studies) address chemical weapons use on citizens of Syria by their government, social-historical-political reality of present day Syria, and diplomatic and moral issues for the international community. Concludes with candle lighting and inter-spiritual healing peace vigil led by chaplain and students. Location: Allee Chapel. Co-sponsored by MSA, Hillel, CUFI, Civic Engagement, and Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office's Interfaith Understanding and Spiritus leaders.
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