Cornell College Events

Friday, November 30th

Time Event Title
11:15 am-11:55 amMeditation, Mindfulness, and Stress Reduction Allee Chapel
Cultivate a more relaxed expanded awareness and life stance, skillful relationship with fear, sense of oneness with all, and ways of being a channel for healing energies, peace, and compassion in the world. Enfolds ancient Eastern and Western contemplative spiritual wisdom traditions and related mind-body-spirit-breath practices, as well as secular variations. Sponsored and led by the chaplain and Spiritual Life.
11:30 am-12:30 pmConversations About Teaching Cole Library
Conversations About Teaching offers an opportunity for faculty to discuss topics related to the classroom. The topic for this block's CAT will be "Civic Engagement and Service-Learning." In this session, we’ll discuss the fundamentals of service--learning as a high impact practice for student success and models for integrating this practice into a variety of disciplines. We will also talk about resources available for faculty through the Civic Engagement Office. Cheri Doane, director of community based learning at Central College, will facilitate the conversation. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.
12:00 pm-1:00 pmHow Can I Use My French to Start a Career? Thomas Commons
How can I use my French to start a career? On Friday, Nov. 30, a visiting speaker will address this question. Ritt Deitz, executive director of the Professional French Masters Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will share stories from PFMP alumni whose French is part of their work. A published writer, critic, teacher and musician, Deitz has directed the PFMP since its inception in 2000, and speaks often on the untapped potential of the liberal arts education in students' quest to find ways to use French outside of teaching after they graduate.
3:15 pmMusic Seminar Student Recital Ringer Recital Studio
6:00 pmWrite-In! Bowman-Carter
Want to get some writing done? Join a bunch of other people who want to, too! The Center for the Literary Arts is hosting a Write-In! on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to midnight in Bowman Formal Lounge. The event coincides with the final hours of NaNoWriMo (for the uninitiated, that's National Novel Writing Month) when some Cornell writers will be busily finishing their novels, but the Write-In is perfect for anyone who wants to write in solidarity with other writers. We'll have coffee and cocoa, and at midnight an impromptu reading of student work, ink still drying. Bring your laptop (charged) and any writing project you like. Brought to you by SLAB, the Student Literary Arts Board at the Center for the Literary Arts.
7:00 pmPAAComedy Presents Mike Maxwell Thomas Commons
Clean, smart comedy.
8:00 pm-9:00 pmFencing Workshop: Meet and Greet Cornell College
Come meet master Steve Behrends from the Des Moines Fencing Club. Free pizza will be provided.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Nov 4th-Dec 2ndClay Colleagues art exhibit Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Nov 12th-Dec 7thAngel Tree Project Orange Carpet

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