Cornell College Events

Wednesday, April 18th

Time Event Title
11:00 am-12:30 pmMarch on Mount Vernon Thomas Commons
After the March 26 Trayvon Martin demonstration on the O.C., the words "RIP" on the kiosk that displayed "RIP Trayvon Martion" were scribbled over with spray paint. Someone then placed the words "Nigga Art" on the side wall of Bowman Carter. The concerned students of Cornell College are disgusted by this behavior on campus, and the time to act is now. In retaliation of the unsuccessful arrest of George Zimmerman, and these ignorant words that have not only vandalized campus, but students' hearts, we will march in a peaceful protest around the perimeter of Cornell College. The March on Mount Vernon protest will begin on the O.C. promptly at 11 a.m. Led by: Ariel Harris '13, Vincent Osborne '13, and Cal Cauthorn '14, and members of ICL organizations OLA and S4S.
12:00 pm-12:40 pmSoul Feast with Peace Eucharist (Holy Communion) Allee Chapel
Come for inner and outer peace. Offers a soulful blend of progressive open-minded Christianity, ancient wisdom, and love. Welcoming seekers, diverse Christians, UUs, disillusioned ex-church goers, etc., etc. ~ Led by chaplain & Spiritual Life Office leaders of Soul Friends.
1:00 pm-3:00 pmEarly Out Movie Cole Library
The Early Out Movie will be in Room 108 on the library's first floor. The library will provide popcorn and a drink for each person. This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District. Families must call and reserve a seat. Call 895-4271 or stop in at the library's third-floor circulation desk to reserve your spot.
4:00 pmMen's Tennis vs. Loras College Tennis Courts
4:00 pmBeta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Workshop: Impact of a Liberal Arts Education
An interactive workshop to engage students in analyzing the impact of a liberal arts education, OCAAT academic calendar, and Iowa residency in equipping individuals for opportunities that lead to fulfilling lives. Presented by Isaiah McGee '01, principal of McGee Strategies. Sponsored by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitors Program.
5:30 pm-7:30 pmMovie Screening: "Budrus" Thomas Commons
"Budrus" is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the front lines. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary chronicling this movement from its infancy, Budrus shines a light on people who choose nonviolence to confront a threat. The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha, and produced by Bacha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh, and filmmaker and human rights advocate Ronit Avni. Introductory comments and discussion by Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, ACM/Mellon post-doctoral teacher-scholar fellow.
5:30 pmBeta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor Dinner: Careers in Politics Thomas Commons
Featuring Isaiah McGee '01. McGee has had an extensive career in the political arena--he's a former member of the Waukee City Council, past member of the State of Iowa's Next Generation Commission, Branstad appointee for the director of the Iowa Department of Human Rights, and consultant to the Iowa Department of Education. McGee is an active member of the Iowa GOP and will share his insights into a career in politics. R.S.V.P. via JOIN by Tuesday, April 17. Food and beverages provided. Sponsored by the Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitors Program.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Apr 9th-Apr 20thACM Traveling Photo Show Thomas Commons

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