Cornell College Events

Thursday, October 4th

Time Event Title
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for October are leaves, Fall, pumpkins, and Halloween.
11:00 am-1:00 pmHealthy Relationships Tabling Event Thomas Commons
The Health Promotions Office partners with the Counseling Center to provide information and activities around healthy relationships, the qualities of a healthy relationship, the importance of healthy relationship boundaries, red flags, dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, community resource information and more. Participate in our Q & A activity and we will enter your name in the drawing for a prize!
11:10 am-12:00 pmHAIG talk: Chris Hoklotubbe, "Lying Cretans, Superstitious Jews, and the Christians that Love Them" Thomas Commons
In the New Testament's Epistle to Titus, "Paul" describes his opponents as belonging to the notorious circumcision faction, infatuated with “Jewish myths,” and as embodying the worst qualities of Cretans. “It was one of [these Cretans],” the author states, “their very own prophet, who said, ‘Cretans are always liars, vicious brutes, lazy gluttons.’ This testimony is true!” (Titus 1:12–13a, NRSV). So is the author a bigot or is he using a common maxim hyperbolically to shame only heretical teachers, not Cretans in general? Regardless of how one explains this, Titus 1:12–13 reflects and relies upon “an ancient form of racism.” But how might we more precisely describe this “ancient form of racism”? And what was the possible rhetorical force and socio-political implications of the author’s pejorative representation of his opponents as “Jews” and “Cretans” for his ancient audiences? Taking cues from Franz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks and ancient discourses on race/ethnicity during the Second Sophistic of the Roman Empire, Chris aims to explain the author's pejorative constructions of Jews and Cretans may have served a larger goal of presenting a “civilized” Christian subject, in a cultural context where Christians themselves were largely perceived to be "barbarous" and "superstitious."
11:15 am-12:00 pmAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) Open Mtg Allee Chapel
Offering support. Living the 12 Steps. Open to students, faculty, staff, and townspeople. For more information email scoleman@cornellcollege.edu. ~ Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritual Life
6:30 pm-7:30 pmHilltop Chronicles Zamora's Market
The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) will host the first edition of the Hilltop Chronicles from 6:30–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4th, in Zamora’s Market, featuring stories from Prof. Chris Hoklotubbe and Finley Cowlishaw '19. They will be sharing stories of personal identity, purpose, and the discovery of why social justice matters.

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