Cornell College Events

Thursday, March 2nd

Time Event Title
9:00 am-10:00 amStaff Campus Currents Thomas Commons
The Block 6 Campus Currents meeting will be held from 9-10 a.m., and repeated from 2-3 p.m., in Hedges Conference Room. The purpose of Campus Currents meetings is to allow a greater opportunity for staff to learn and discuss college issues, events, news, and other topics that are relevant across divisions. Each Campus Currents meeting will be held twice so staff can rotate to keep offices open. Meetings are typically scheduled the last Thursday of each block.
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.
11:10 amScience Interest Group (SIG) Talk: Kara Beauchamp: "Exploring the Rosette Nebula" West Science
The Rosette Nebula is a region of our galaxy full of gas and dust where many stars have recently formed. This region can be imaged in different wavelengths of light, and different wavelengths provide different kinds of information about region, such as the temperature of the region and its chemical composition. By measuring the brightness and the polarization of radio waves, we can learn about the density of electrons and the magnetic field in the region. This talk will discuss properties of the Rosette Nebula and the analysis of radio wave polarization data to determine the magnetic field in the region.
7:00 pm-8:00 pmReception for Cedar River Artisans Exhibition Cole Library
This public reception celebrates the work of the Cedar River Artisans now on exhibit in the Cole Library Third Floor Gallery.
7:30 pmTheatre Production: GREEK Kimmel Theatre
“Not Your Mother’s Oedipus:” A Modern re-telling of a Classic The Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce its production of Steven Berkoff's GREEK, running March 2nd – 5th in Kimmel Theatre on the Cornell College Campus. The Department's new head of acting, Caroline Price, directs this exciting retelling of the ancient Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex. This contemporary retelling offers a fresh and edgy approach to our hero's journey, his search for his true identity and the redemptive power of love. “This is not your mother's Oedipus,” says Price, “audiences should expect a modern, racy, and snarky version of Sophocles' masterpiece. Berkoff takes the story of Oedipus, wraps it in dark humor, and slaps you in the face with its South London feel.” This modern, twisted version of the myth combines Shakespearean grandeur, with Cockney slang to a riotous effect; creating an electric and often aggressive atmosphere. Price's bold staging of this punk "love poem" to the spirit of Oedipus takes hold and won’t let you look away. Cornell College Junior, Bobby Nowak, plays our hero, Eddie. He is joined by area equity actor, Patrick Du Laney, Cornell alum MC Cole (’16) and area actor Robyn Calhoun. Scenic and Lighting Design by Scott Olinger, projections design by Kristen Geisler, Costume Design by Jenny Nutting Kelchen. On opening night audiences are invited to stay for a post-show reception sponsored by Mount Vernon’s own First Street Community Center: Uptown Theatre and Dance Arts Iowa on Thursday, March 2nd immediately following the performance. Also, each night before the show, and at intermission, audiences are welcome to enjoy a cash bar brought to you by Bon Appetit. GREEK runs one weekend only, March 2nd through 4th at 7:30 pm and March 5th at 2 pm in Kimmel Theatre on the Cornell College Campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students/youth, and free for Cornell College faculty, staff, and students with ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling (319) 895-4293 or e-mailing boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. This production is intended for mature audiences and seating is very limited. Kimmel Theatre is accessible through the front doors of Armstrong Hall. Parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theater at the corner of College Blvd and Summit Ave.

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