Cornell College Events

Wednesday, October 4th

Time Event Title
11:10 am-12:30 pmFilm screening and Q and A with Luis Argueta Thomas Commons
Please join us for a screening of the film "The U-Turn" (2017), to be followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker Luis Argueta. "The U-Turn" – the third documentary of Luis Argueta’s immigration trilogy – tells the story of a group of Guatemalan immigrant women and children in Postville, Iowa, who lost their fear of speaking out about the abuses of which they were victims and, thanks to the solidarity of the community that accompanied them, transformed their lives.
11:30 am-12:45 pmIs College Worth The Cost? Thomas Commons
This workshop is sponsored by Rise Up, the program for first-generation students, and is designed for first-years. Most students go into debt to complete college – is this a good investment? The answer depends on both the cost and the payoff for completing a college degree. At this session an economist will evaluate the value of a college degree. We will also begin a discussion of the many scholarships available to individuals on the basis of their backgrounds, involvements, and experiences. Later guided scholarship search sessions will allow more individualized research. In addition, we will talk about different Federal financial assistance programs available to undergraduate students. Though this event is sponsored by Rise Up, any first-year student is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Faculty Director Sue Astley, sastley@cornellcollege.edu or ext. 4450.
1:30 pm-3:30 pmEarly Out Movie Cole Library
We will show "The Lego Batman Movie" on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and "Frankenweenie" on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. We will provide popcorn and a drink for each person. This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District. Families need to call 895-4271 to reserve a seat. Mount Vernon Bank and Trust sponsors this program.
4:30 pmMen's Soccer at Grinnell College Grinnell
4:30 pmWomen's Soccer vs. Monmouth College Mount Vernon
5:00 pm-6:00 pmGerman Stammtisch Thomas Commons
A "Stammtisch" is a dinner table around which friends join for fun and conversation. At Cornell, our Stammtisch meets in the dining hall (look for the German flag) every Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. and offers you the chance to speak and listen to some German. All abilities are welcome! Come and enjoy!
6:15 pm-7:30 pmIs College Worth The Cost? Thomas Commons
This workshop is sponsored by Rise Up, the program for first-generation students, and is designed for First-years. Most students go into debt to complete college – is this a good investment? The answer depends on both the cost and the payoff for completing a college degree. At this session an economist will evaluate the value of a college degree. We will also begin a discussion of the many scholarships available to individuals on the basis of their backgrounds, involvements, and experiences. Later guided scholarship search sessions will allow more individualized research. In addition, we will talk about different Federal financial assistance programs available to undergraduate students. Though this event is sponsored by Rise Up, any first-year student is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Faculty Director Sue Astley, sastley@cornellcollege.edu or ext. 4450.
6:30 pm-7:10 pmCandlelit NIGHT PRAYER @ Ink Pond for NATIONAL & GLOBAL HEALING Ink Pond (rain location: Allee Chapel)
Kindling light and hope for National and Global Healing in the wake of Las Vegas shootings, hurricanes, political conflict, and other brokenness.​ Floating of luminaries with messages made on U.N. Int'l Day of Peace. Includes sacred readings & prayers on compassion, hope, & healing from diverse traditions. Compassion meditation to send healing to people impacted by natural disasters. Service immediately follows with brief, inclusive Communion in the spirit of St. Francis in honor of St. Francis Day. Rain Location: Inside Allee. Questions? Email cquehl-engel

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Sep 17th-Oct 29th"Scodella da Impagliata" exhibit by Susannah Biondo-Gemmell McWethy Hall

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