Cornell College Events

Wednesday, November 14th

Time Event Title
11:15 am-11:45 am"The Benefits of Failure" @ Inter-Spiritual Healing Wisdom Wednesday Allee Chapel
"The Benefits of Failure"--sharing our lived wisdom by J.K.Rowling, each other, and ourselves. See J.K. Rowling's brief TED Talk on the topic in advance, or simply join us for self and group reflection. Rowling's own struggles and failures after college granted her many gifts--she says failure helped set her free. It also cultivated a deeper empathy within her for the struggles of others. Has hitting rock bottom ever come with fringe benefits for your life? Come. Reflect. Renew. Visit the TED website to watch Rowling's talk (suggestion: If lacking time, start viewing at track 6:30). Sponsored by the chaplain, Interfaith Understanding and Exploration, and SOULfriends.
11:15 am-12:45 pmPet Therapy Day Thomas Commons
Want to take a break from studying and de-stress? Come play with furry friends at Pet Therapy Day! Dogs will be on the OC and cats will be in Shaw. Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Psi Chi, and the Animal Welfare Coalition.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmFaculty Reception for Newly Promoted, Tenured, and Retired Faculty Cole Library
Join the staff of Cole Library as they celebrate the achievements of faculty members who recently received promotion or tenure, as well as those who have recently retired. The honorees have chosen books or other material to add to the library's collections to commemorate their achievements, and those books will be on display. Light refreshments will be provided.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmLecture: Swordfish as an International Security Pawn--NOTE DATE, TIME, LOCATION CHANGE Norton
How are an air strike by the U.S. on Libya and the management of swordfish populations in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea related? Come find out in this talk that combines biological science, public policy, environmental management, and economics. The talk will be given by John Mark Dean '58, distinguished professor emeritus, Marine Science Program, senior fellow in Science and Ocean Policy, University of South Carolina.
4:00 pmHow to Differentiate Yourself in the Job Search Process Workshop
Michael Kaplan, a local leader in sales and professional development, will discuss personal branding, social media presence, and professional etiquette as part of the job search process.
6:30 pm-8:00 pmCornell Leadership Certificate Program - Collaboration
How does knowing how to work with others help you develop as a leader? Come to the session on Collaboration to learn about this aspect of leadership. Note: This program is required for the Collaboration certificate.
6:30 pmJournaling Workshop #5 Cole Library
This is the fifth and final installment of Cole Library's journaling workshop led by Cornell student group S.P.A.C.E. (Students Promoting Artistic and Creative Expression). Come explore the literary art of journaling, and learn to tap into your own creative expression though writing. R.S.V.P. to 895-4271 or
8:00 pm-9:00 pmCash Course Russell Hall
CashCourse provides financial education resources for colleges. CashCourse can help students build money management skills; survive in a tough economy; and prepare for success. Come and learn how CashCourse can help you! Also, at each session, the Career Engagement Center will give away three gift cards to the Bookstore and the Ratt as door prizes for students who participate. Also, the RA who brings the most residents to a given session will receive a gift card. And, to top it all off, the first-year floor with the highest percentage of residents to attend the four programs will receive a pizza party for their floor in December sponsored by the CEC.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Nov 1st-Nov 19thP.A.L.S. Food Drive Thomas Commons
Nov 4th-Dec 2ndClay Colleagues art exhibit Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Nov 12th-Dec 7thAngel Tree Project Orange Carpet

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