Cornell College Events
Thursday, October 18th (link)
|All day||Unified Sports Day Sign Up Small Multi-Sport Center|
Sign up on the OC for the sixth annual Unified Sports Day! Sign up will take place over lunch on Oct. 10 and 11 and Oct. 17 and 18. Unified Sports Day is Nov. 3 this year and is a day of intramural sports and activities with Special Olympic athletes from all over Iowa. All Cornell faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate. If you have any questions please contact Jill Hopper, assistant director of Residence Life.
|11:00 am-1:00 pm||Breast Cancer Awareness Thomas Commons|
Colleges Against Cancer will host an event to help students learn about the symptoms of breast cancer and ways to reduce risk of cancer. There will be a variety of activities and prizes. Come learn about cancer prevention and detection, as well as CAC and Relay For Life!
|11:10 am||SIG lecture West Science|
Imran Farooqi, lecturer in economics and business, will give a talk titled "Framing an Introduction to Economics within an Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Curriculum." Interdisciplinary analysis is a cherished goal of liberal arts education. Yet it is understood that students, and perhaps even faculty, are troubled at times by their inability to “connect the dots.” This presentation explores the experience of designing and teaching an introduction to economics that incorporates, in a systematic way, selective and strategic insights from other disciplines.
|11:45 am-12:30 pm||Getting Into Graduate School Workshop |
Where do you want to be five to 10 years from now? Will graduate school help you attain that goal? Come to this session to learn the steps and important guidelines for getting into graduate school. From how to select a school, to how to apply, and what steps should be taken to set yourself up for success in the admission process. Everyone is welcome. This workshop is presented Audrey Adamson, a representative from Western Illinois University.
|3:15 pm-5:00 pm||Critical Language Scholarship Presentation Thomas Commons|
Leslie Root from the U.S. State Department's Critical Language Scholarship program will give a presentation on the program. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.
|7:00 pm-8:00 pm||Candlelight Interfaith Vigil for Peace & Global Healing--with re-cap of recent events in Syria Allee Chapel|
We will gather in response to recent violence and acts of terror, to spiritually resist hatred and misuse of religion, and pray for healing peace. Middle East scholar, Aaron Hagler, opens with a talk and Q&A followed by cross-cultural and interfaith prayers and reflections by students, faculty, and staff. As a global citizen, please join us. Sponsored by the Chaplain and Spiritual Life Office including Interfaith Understanding and Soulfriends, Muslim Student Association, Hillel, Intercultural Life, and RCCA.
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