Cornell College Events

Friday, December 16th

Time Event Title
11:15 amCultivate Joy: Meditation, Mindfulness, & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices Allee Chapel
Cultivate joy--and thus vitality and resilience, in mind, body, and spirit. Join Catherine Quehl-Engel and friends for uplifting and energizing meditation, East-West spiritual wisdom, and simple movement-based practices. This complimentary practice is our featured focus for the Fridays through April 7.
5:30 pm Building community through direct service Thomas Commons
The Office of Intercultural life will be bringing in Erik Clark, M.Ed., to discuss community building through direct service. Clark helps build and coordinate school partnerships for student success and facilitates a safe learning environment focused on maximizing student potential with New America School in Lowry,Colorado. Clark is also a history and tech math lab instructor with New America. Clark has a undergraduate degree from Luther College and a master's degree from Western Illinois University. This event is open all.
7:30 pmTheatre Production: Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them Armstrong Hall
The Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance invites audiences to Christopher Durang's knock-about dark comedy, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, in the Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre. Directed by Janeve West, this production offers a comic critique on violence and untested political paranoia, and promises to be as absurdly hilarious as it is timely. Each night before the show and at intermission, audiences are invited to enjoy the lobby display and cash bar. Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them runs one weekend only, Dec. 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students/youth, and free for Cornell College faculty, staff, and students with ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling (319) 895-4293 or emailing This production is intended for mature audiences and seating is limited.

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