Cornell College Events
Friday, April 20th (link)
|7:00 am-5:00 pm||Alumni Board of Directors Meeting Thomas Commons|
Semi-annual meeting of the Alumni Board of Directors.
|11:10 am-11:50 am||East West Meditation, Mindfulness, and Stress Reduction Allee Chapel|
Opens with instruction enfolding Eastern and Western spiritual approaches and medical stress-reduction perspectives. Throughout the year we will explore various relaxation response and breathing techniques, practices used in Zen theory and meditation, ancient Christian meditation/centering prayer, energy work (i.e. chakra meditation), and other modalities. Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and Spiritual Life.
|3:15 pm||Music Seminar Student Recital Armstrong Hall|
Performances by students including: Cecilia String Quartet featuring Osean Perez and Mei Nagata, violin, Tess Smith, viola, and David Novak, cello; flute and marimba duo featuring Tara Ohrt, flute, and Bill Frisch, marimba; Joshua Atcher, bass-baritone, accompanied by Joyce Strabala, piano; Elizabeth Broussard, mezzo-soprano, accompanied by Mary Dieker, piano.
|7:30 pm||Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert King Chapel|
Under the direction of Dr. Martin Hearne and featuring Joe Dieker, dean of the college and clarinetist. Free and open to the public.
|7:30 pm||Theatre Production: "Defying Gravity" by Jane Anderson Kimmel Theatre|
Written by Jane Anderson and directed by Jody Hovland. An exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe, "Defying Gravity" interweaves the 1986 Challenger explosion with our ageless fascination with space and its conquest. The playwright draws parallels with painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to be the first civilian astronaut, the perspectives of her grieving daughter, the aspirations of elderly tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the space shot, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic, and his girlfriend's fear of heights. The show continues April 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for non-Cornell students. Free for students, faculty, and staff. For tickets contact the Box Office at 895-4293.
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