Cornell College Events

Wednesday, November 8th

Time Event Title
All dayNIGHT PRAYER CANCELLED for Small-Thomas Lecture
11:15 am-12:45 pmWhat Major Should I Declare? Career & Major Exploration Workshop Cole Library
Not sure what major to declare? Thinking about changing yours? Afraid of choosing the "wrong" one? This workshop will guide you through exercises to help you gain more clarity and reduce anxiety about selecting a major or career. Grab takeout and come to this interactive workshop in the Cole Library computer lab. Geared toward sophomores but all students are welcome. (Repeats Nov. 15.)
11:30 am-12:45 pmTools to Follow your Dreams Shaw
This workshop is sponsored by the Berry Career Institute, the Writing Studio, and the Rise Up program for first-generation students and it is designed for sophomores. (But it can also be helpful for juniors and seniors!) There is a path to obtaining every valuable career-related opportunity, and often those require a resume, a cover letter, a personal statement, and/or letters of recommendation. This hands-on workshop will help students learn how to create (or update) their credentials, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. Though this event is sponsored by Rise Up, any sophomore is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Faculty Director Sue Astley at sastley@cornellcollege.edu or x4450.
11:30 am-12:30 pmDimensions workshop: Personal statement writing (1) Thomas Commons
The personal statement is one of the most critical components of an application. This workshop breaks down the elements of an effective personal statement, and will help with tips and tricks for converting experiences and thoughts to paper. (Repeats at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Russell.)
3:30 pm-4:30 pmDimensions workshop: Personal statement writing (2) Thomas Commons
The personal statement is one of the most critical components of an application. This workshop breaks down the elements of an effective personal statement, and will help with tips and tricks for converting experiences and thoughts to paper. (Repeat of 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 session.)
5:00 pm-6:00 pmGerman Stammtisch Hilltop Café
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 pmTools to Follow your Dreams Thomas Commons
This workshop is sponsored by the Berry Career Institute, the Writing Studio, and the Rise Up program for first-generation students and it is designed for sophomores. (But it can also be helpful for juniors and seniors!) There is a path to obtaining every valuable career-related opportunity, and often those require a resume, a cover letter, a personal statement, and/or letters of recommendation. This hands-on workshop will help students learn how to create (or update) their credentials, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. Though this event is sponsored by Rise Up, any sophomore is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Faculty Director Sue Astley at sastley@cornellcollege.edu or ext. 4450.
6:30 pmSMALL-THOMAS LECTURE: "Standing Rock & The Growing Pan-Indigenous Movement for Life Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
"Standing Rock & the Growing Pan-Indigenous Movement for Life: Honoring What the Creator Has Made," is the title of the 2017 Small-Thomas Lecture by Lyla June, of Diné (Navajo) and sétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. June will explore her experiences at Standing Rock, events and issues at Standing Rock, and the ancestral paradigm that lead protectors to take the positions they held. These ancient and refined belief systems vary from nation to nation but all hold a similar reverence for the inherent, life-giving design of nature. Through an exploration of these sustainable, ancestral world views, the lecture helps us to understand more specifically what we can do in this time to move with the rhythms of the earth, instead of forcing her to move to the rhythms of our anthropocentric greed. The Small-Thomas Lecture is an endowed lecture series focusing on the intersection of faith and social justice.

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