Cornell College Events

Thursday, February 27th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-10:00 amCampus Currents Thomas Commons
All staff members are encouraged to attend a Campus Currents meeting to gain and share information useful for engaging current students, recruiting new students, and connecting with alumni and friends of the college. These meetings also give staff members opportunities to discuss and provide feedback on broader college issues. Campus Currents meetings are repeated so offices can remain open while staff rotate attendance. These meetings are 9-10 a.m. and again 2-3 p.m. each day they are held. Participants suggest agenda items in advance, and meetings are held only when an agenda is created approximately two weeks in advance.
11:10 amSIG Talk "Doctoral Research Study on the use of Compassion Meditation/Interior Prayer of the Heart" West Science
College chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel shares results from her seven week inter-spiritual contemplative program and research study involving 30 Cornell students, faculty, staff, and members of the Mount Vernon community. Includes a brief overview of supporting evidence from scientific research on the psycho-physiological and psycho-social benefits of meditation/interior prayer, underpinnings from mystical contemplative traditions, and assessment methods for the academic study of spirituality.
11:30 am-12:30 pmRachel Johnson, PhD '94 Public Lecture: Violence, Prevention, and Institutional Responses Thomas Commons
The Career Engagement Center and the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitors Program is excited to welcome Rachel Johnston, PhD '94, director of the criminology program at The Adler School of Professional Psychology, back to campus. During this Public Lecture titled "Violence, Prevention & Institutional Responses," Johnston will discuss how her career has been focused on research in academic (University of Chicago and Adler School of Professional Psychology) and municipal (Chicago Police Department) arenas, with an emphasis on youth violence and violence prevention. Her lecture will talk about what we know about prevention and how justice agencies create partnerships and collaborate through community based engagement. This lecture is relevant to all majors, particularly those with an interest in social justice, law, education, public policy, and psychology.
2:00 pm-3:00 pmCampus Currents Thomas Commons
All staff members are encouraged to attend a Campus Currents meeting to gain and share information useful for engaging current students, recruiting new students, and connecting with alumni and friends of the college. These meetings also give staff members opportunities to discuss and provide feedback on broader college issues. Campus Currents meetings are repeated so offices can remain open while staff rotate attendance. These meetings are 9-10 a.m. and again 2-3 p.m. each day they are held. Participants suggest agenda items in advance, and meetings are held only when an agenda is created approximately two weeks in advance.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmPresentation and teaching demonstration by Emily Kuffner Law Hall
Emily Kuffner, candidate for the Spanish Peninsular teaching position in the department of classical and modern languages, will give a presentation titled "The Erotic Life of Bees: The Home as Hive in La Celestina and La Lozana andaluza." A reception will follow in Moosehead Lounge. She will also give a teaching demonstration Friday, Feb. 28, from 11:15 a.m.-noon in Durham Classroom in Thomas Commons.

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