Cornell College Events

Tuesday, January 21st

Time Event Title
All day-Jan 24thMLK Week TBA
A weeklong celebration of the life and successes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
8:00 am-4:30 pmOff-Campus Lottery for 2014-15 Seniors Residence Life Office
The off-campus housing lottery for 2014-2015 seniors will be held Monday, Jan. 20 through Jan. 22. Stop by the Residence Life Office during office hours to participate. Bring your ID and the completed Off-Campus Housing Lottery Group form. Check the website for more details.
9:30 am-11:00 amDaytime Adult Book Discussion Group Cole Library
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 9:30-11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library's third floor. The book they will discuss is "True Sisters" by Sandra Dallas. If you would like to join in the discussion call Treva at 319-535-1087 or just come that morning.
11:05 am-12:05 pmPresentation by Peter Hamlin Armstrong Hall
Peter Hamlin, candidate for the teaching position in the department of music, will give a presentation titled "Strategies for Effective Lesson Planning."
11:10 am-12:00 pmStaff and Faculty Open Forum Kimmel Theatre
Open forum to provide an update on the Strategic Plan and the budget.
11:30 am-12:30 pmBerry Center Reading Group Thomas Commons
Professor Leon Tabak invites you to read and discuss William Poundstone's "Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?" The Berry Center will provide the books. A copy is also on reserve in the Cole Library. In this book, William Poundstone describes the kinds of brain teasers that Google and other companies present to candidates for employment and offers advice on how to perform well in their high stress interviews. Professor Tabak will share excerpts from the book. We will identify some familiar problems, share methods for their solution, and discuss the usefulness of such tests as a means of selecting employees. Schedule to be determined by the group. If you are interested in joining us, contact Cheryl Dake.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmStaff and Faculty Open Forum Kimmel Theatre
Open forum to provide an update on the Strategic Plan and the budget.
4:00 pm-5:00 pmResume Workshop Thomas Commons
The Career Engagement Center is excited to host Kate Von Tersch, Internship Coordinator at Transamerica, as our resume writing workshop presenter on Tuesday, January 21st at 4pm in Hedges. Kate has a unique background which makes her an excellent selection for this workshop, as she reviews and makes recommendations on 100s of internship resumes every year, and she also comes from a Student Affairs/Career Development background. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a true resume writing expert…and the opportunity to network with a professional who hires over 100(!) interns every year.
6:00 pm-8:00 pmThe Graduates/Los Graduados Pt. 1 Thomas Commons
Two Day MLK Week Film and Discussion Event The Graduates/Los Graduados explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the bilingual, two-part film offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators, and community leaders. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.
7:00 pmCareers in Archaeology Talk with John Doershuk Thomas Commons
John Doershuk, Iowa state archaeologist, will present. Career opportunities in archaeology will be discussed including information about working as a field technician during summers while still a student and following graduation; types of skills especially valued in cultural resource management archaeology (a.k.a., contract archaeology); opportunities requiring a Master’s degree or Ph.D. including working for private consulting firms, museums and government positions, and in academia. Example job descriptions will be reviewed and ideas for connecting with potential employers presented.
7:30 pm-9:00 pmCommunity of Readers Adult Book Discussion Group Cole Library
Community of Readers will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss "Angels and Ages" by Adam Gopnik. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.

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