Cornell College Events

Thursday, December 15th

Time Event Title
9:30 amChildren's Story Time Cole Library
Join us for story time fun!
11:00 am-1:00 pmAlternative Gift Market: Third World Crafts, Turkish Coffee, & Cards with a Cause Thomas Commons
Give a gift that makes a difference. All proceeds of sales of SERRV artisan items goes back to the communities that made them. Or, consider making a gift in the name of a beloved professor or family member that will enrich the lives and education of Native American middle school students in Laguna, N.M., or assist people in earthquake-torn Van, Turkey. A Turkish coffee fundraiser is also available. Sponsored by the chaplain and Spiritual Life Office's Student Leadership teams (Soul Friends and Inter-faith Exploration and Understanding).
11:10 amSIG Lecture West Science
Leon Tabak, professor of computer science, will discuss "Literate Programming." Computer scientists write for two audiences. They write for machines and so must write instructions in a form that a machine can interpret. And they also write for human beings and must describe the solutions of problems in ways that the people who adapt, extend or correct errors in a solution can understand. Not surprisingly, computer scientists encounter challenges that intersect the obstacles that writers in other fields face. Taking lessons from other writers, and learning from experience, computer scientists have developed methods and tools that anyone might use to share complex ideas. This talk will identify the challenges of meeting the needs of the human audience and ways of meeting those challenges.
11:30 am-12:00 pmBeginning Illustrator Workshop Cole Library
Interested in graphic design? Adobe Illustrator is considered the industry standard for illustration. The Academic Technology Studio will get you started with some basic graphic creation techniques and tools. If you've already graduated to the more advanced level, come with questions and you can work through them with the Tech Studio.
12:00 pm-1:00 pmFaculty/Staff Holiday Lunch Thomas Commons
All faculty and staff are invited to join Sodexo in the dining hall for a complimentary lunch. Holiday music will set the mood and the menu will include: carved pit ham with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, green peas, and rolls; cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, and cheese tortellini casserette; General Tso's chicken with jasmine rice; Caesar salad and three bean salad; chicken cacciatore with fettuccine and mixed vegetables; stuffed portobello mushrooms with wild rice, kidney beans, and broccoli; cream of potato soup, meat chili, vegan chili, and vegan tomato soup; and pumpkin and pecan pie.

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