Cornell College Events

Thursday, January 23rd

Time Event Title
11:00 am-3:00 pm"Letter from Birmingham Jail" Thomas Commons
Visit the OC to read, reflect and respond to "The Letter from Birmingham Jail". This is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism, arguing that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws.
11:10 am-12:00 pmHAIG Lecture: Educational Criticism and Connoisseurship: Lenses for Evaluating Educational Practice Thomas Commons
This lecture critiques current trends that view education as a commodity and proposes an alternative framework for evaluating educational practices. Too often, teaching and learning is reduced to technical and formulaic procedures that are devoid of the aesthetic and humanistic qualities that make up truly meaningful experiences with knowledge. Drawing from John Dewey's Art as Experience and Elliot Eisner's The Enlightened Eye, Kate Kauper will present research on teaching and learning as artistry and will discuss ways in which criticism and connoisseurship can be used to improve curriculum development and the quality of the educational process.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmPresentation by Daniel Cariveau West Science
Daniel Cariveau, candidate for the teaching position in the department of biology, will give a presentation titled "The Ecology of Plant-Pollinator Interactions in Changing Environments." A reception will follow in West Science 213.
4:00 pm-5:00 pmCover Letter Workshop Thomas Commons
Learn how to format, draft, and perfect a stand-out cover letter, an essential tool when applying for jobs or internships. Presented in coordination with Laura Farmer from the Writing Studio.
5:00 pm-8:00 pmPAAC-a-palooza Orange Carpet
Join the Performing Arts and Activities Council on the OC to play twister, answer trivia, see performer showcases, and learn about the different committees that bring entertainment to campus! Applications to become one of next year's committee chairs will be available.
6:30 pm-8:50 pmTeen Movie Night Cole Library
We will be showing the movie "Princess Mononoke" on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6:30-8:50 p.m.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Jan 21st-Jan 24thMLK Week TBA

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