Cornell College Events

Upcoming Events:

Time Event Title
11:15 am Jan 28thCANCELED: Into an Unclenched Moment: Centering Prayer Allee Chapel
11:15 am Jan 28thSam Kean Presentation and Book Signing Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist. Kean is the author of popular works The Violinist's Thumb, Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, and The Disappearing Spoon. The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named on the Amazon "Top 5" science books of the year. The Violinist's Thumb was a finalist for PEN's literary science writing award. Sam Kean will present on his most recent publication: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. All 3 of his books will be for sale at the event. Already own his books? Bring them to have them signed!
11:15 am Jan 28thStudent Senate Executive Board candidate speeches Orange Carpet
Candidates running for the Executive Board positions on Student Senate will be giving speeches during lunch on the OC. All candidates must be present to give a speech. Presidential candidates will be answering questions from the audience. Open positions are President, Vice President, Chair of Appropriations, Chair of Academic Affairs, Chair of Organizations, and Chair of Student Life. For more information, visit the website.
3:30 pm Jan 28thRA Required Seminar #2 Thomas Commons
All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #2. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions and one of the Required Seminar #1 are eligible to attend Required Seminar #2. For more information, visit the RA Selection website.
3:30 pm Jan 28thWriting Personal Statement Workshop MLK classroom
Session devoted to crafting effective personal statements for a variety of applications, including scholarships/fellowships, graduate school applications and professional applications.
Jan 29thCampus 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.
Jan 29thStudent Senate Executive Board elections Cornell College
Election day for Student Senate Executive Board. Any student may run for the position of President, Vice President, Chair of Appropriations, Chair of Academic Affairs, Chair of Organizations, and Chair of Student Life. Voting will take place all day, and all students will receive an email with information on how to vote. For more information, visit the website.
11:10 am Jan 29thScience Interest Group lecture: "'And there’s the humor of it': Shakespeare and the four humors" Cole Library
Science Interest Group Presents Barbara Christie-Pope and Katy Stavreva on "And that's the humor of it": Shakespeare and the Four Humors. Join us as we discuss the science and literature behind the four humors, Professor Stavreva's "Words Like Daggers": Violent Female Speech and Gender in Early Modern England, and view 16th century volumes discussing the four humors from the University of Iowa John Martin Rare Book Room.
11:30 am Jan 29thCover letter workshop Thomas Commons
Students are invited to learn how to format, draft, and perfect a stand-out cover letter, an essential tool when applying for jobs or internships. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with Laura Farmer from the Writing Studio.
11:45 am Jan 29thMath Club meeting and movie Law Hall
Paul Erdos: homeless, unemployed ... one of history's most prolific mathematicians. Actors have their Bacon numbers; mathematicians have their Erdos numbers. Join the Math Club to watch a documentary about this amazing, eccentric man--it also contains a hint to this month's Problem of the Block!

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