Cornell College Events

Wednesday, March 30th

Time Event Title
All dayPurple Wednesdays
On Wednesdays we wear purple.
11:30 am-12:30 pmTeaching English Abroad workshop Thomas Commons
Come join Jason Napoli from the Career Engagement Center and Gabriella Torres from the Writing Studio as they share experiences and tips on starting a career in teaching English abroad. With over fifteen years working in international education between them, as well as living, working, and studying across five continents, you'll be sure to gain a unique and relevant perspective to starting a career teaching English abroad.
3:15 pm-4:15 pmBible Study & Tea
Students, faculty, and staff welcome. 3:15 p.m. in Chaplain's Office, 3rd floor Old Sem. ~Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritus Spiritual Life leaders
3:30 pm-5:00 pmDocumentary & Discussion: "The Truth About Suicide" Orange Carpet
The student organization Disability, Opportunity, Outreach, Resources, and Support (DOORS) will be hosting a documentary showing and discussion on mental health on college campuses. The event intends to destigmatize mental health conditions, increase mental health and wellness knowledge, raise awareness about mental health on college campuses, and draw attention to the barriers to inclusion and accessibility to higher education. Students, staff, faculty, and Mount Vernon community members are welcome to attend.
5:00 pm-6:00 pmGerman Stammtisch Thomas Commons
A "Stammtisch" is a dinner table around which friends join for fun and conversation. At Cornell, our Stammtisch meets in the dining hall (look for the German flags) every Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. and offers you the chance to speak and listen to some German. All abilities are welcome! Come and enjoy!
6:30 pm-7:30 pmSmall-Thomas Lecture by Ward Holder '85 Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
Small-Thomas Lecture: "Capturing the Presidency and Losing One's Soul: Elections, Christianity, and Realpolitik," by Ward Holder '85. Presidential candidates run on the strength of the dreams they cast. Their candidacies are successful when they catch the spirit of the moment, and shape a vision that causes millions of others to see it. Yet this frequently leads to trouble when campaigns are over, and the work of governing begins. Americans frequently state a desire to be led by Christian or religious policies. But those policies far too frequently take up the need to preserve America as the New Israel, and leave social justice with neither a prophet to cry out in the street, nor a statesman to craft a visionary world. This lecture will examine the manner in which particular models of the American presidency have both hindered and enabled the consideration and promotion of concerns for justice, and the ways these models have led Americans to think about Christianity and politics.
7:00 pm-8:00 pmDistinguished Visiting Journalist Deborah Jian Lee: lecture and book signing Van Etten-Lacey House
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The Center for the Literary Arts welcomes Distinguished Visiting Journalist Deborah Jian Lee, who will read from "Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians Are Reclaiming Evangelicalism" (Beacon Press, 2015). "Rescuing Jesus" reports on the intersection of evangelical faith with race, gender, sexuality, and progressive politics. An alum of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Lee is an award-winning journalist and radio producer. Her stories have been published by Slate, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, New York, Reuters, GOOD, SELF, Hemispheres, WBEZ, and WNYC, and she was formerly a staff reporter at The Associated Press. She is on campus during Block 7 teaching ENG 382: Reporting from the Margins. "Rescuing Jesus" is available in the bookstore and will be sold at the event.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Mar 2nd-Mar 30thGerman Stammtisch Thomas Commons

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