Cornell College Events

Thursday, February 16th

Time Event Title
11:00 am-1:00 pmColleges Against Cancer Relay For Life Kick Off The Commons
Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to sign up for the relay or learn more about Relay for Life and how to fundraise. There will be a raffle with prizes for those who sign up, as well as other activities. This year's theme is "A World With More Birthdays."
11:10 amHAIG Lecture Thomas Commons
Steven Sacks, assistant professor of religion, will give a lecture titled "Supernal and Secret: Jewish Mysticism and the Humanities." The scholastic tradition of rabbinic Judaism assumes a great deal of knowledge from its readers, presenting great obstacles to simple explanations and easy understandings. The challenge of the tradition only grows as the sages tread into the forbidden realms of Jewish mysticism. These traditions, however, lie at the heart of the Jewish tradition - which underscores our urgency to understand them, and their practitioners. In a discussion of his recent research, Sacks will address the expression of mysticism in the classical rabbinic tradition, and speak to mysticism's challenge to the credo of the humanities: Nothing human is foreign to me.
4:00 pm-5:00 pmSophomore Reality Check
You're halfway through your college career. Are you wondering what you are going to do with your major? Are you wondering how to get an internship? Learn what the Career Engagement Center has to offer and how you can become engaged. R.S.V.P. via JOIN today for a workshop dedicated to sophomores.
7:30 pm"FRESH" documentary screening Thomas Commons
Like food? Join the Environmental Club for a screening of the documentary "FRESH," a film that celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Free popcorn will be served.

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