Cornell College Events

Thursday, November 1st

Time Event Title
9:00 am-10:30 amPrison Re-Entry Simulation Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
United Way will facilitate a Prison Re-Entry Simulation for classes and individuals. Email civic@cornell to reserve your spot for either the 9-10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. session. This event is in no way meant to truly encompass the experience of individuals who have recently been released from prison. It aims to spread awareness and create empathy. Sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative.
11:00 am-1:00 pmNaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick-off: Write-in on the OC! Thomas Commons
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins today! Join the NaNo class (ENG 383) on the OC for a write-in! Bring your computer or a notebook; we'll have optional writing prompts as well as refreshments.
11:00 am-1:00 pmCelebrate Día de los Muertos Orange Carpet
El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday when family and friends remember their loved ones who have passed on. Day of the Dead originated with the Aztec, Toltec, and Nahua people, and it involves building altars using skulls, candles, marigold flowers, and the favorite foods and beverages of the deceased. Join us in the Thomas Commons to learn and celebrate!
11:10 am-12:00 pmHAIG Lecture: Rev. Anna Blaedel, "Queer Liberation Theology" Thomas Commons
Are queerness and Christianity incompatible? (Short answer: nope.) You don't have to be queer or a person of faith to see religion being used as a tool of oppression. And yet, countless prophets, seekers, artists, and activists have found within religion resources for liberation, transformation, and healing. This lecture explores what becomes possible--theologically, ethically, and politically--when queerness is received as a spiritual gift, when faith is framed as a creative and critical practice of engaging with the world, and when how we act towards those who are hurting matters way more than religious creeds or doctrine.(Co-sponsored by HAIG and The Chaplain and Spiritual Life Office) Rev. Anna Blaedel is a University of Iowa chaplain, activist, doctoral candidate and theologian. Rev. Blaedel has survived being put on trial several times by certain members of The United Methodist Church for being a partnered, openly gay woman.
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
1:00 pm-2:30 pmPrison Re-Entry Simulation Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
United Way will facilitate a Prison Re-Entry Simulation for classes and individuals. Email civic@cornell to reserve your spot for either the 9-10:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. session. This event is in no way meant to truly encompass the experience of individuals who have recently been released from prison. It aims to spread awareness and create empathy. Sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative.
3:15 pm-4:15 pmPhi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar and economist Paula Stephan West Science
Paula Stephan, professor of economics at Georgia State University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will speak on "How Economics Shapes Science." Stephan's research focuses on the economics of science and the careers of scientists and engineers. Recent work examines how bibliometric measures discourage risk-taking in science, the relationship between international mobility and scientific productivity, how gender pairing between student and advisor relates to the productivity of Ph.D. recipients and the economics of the postdoctoral position. This event is open free to the public.
6:30 pmTrivia Night! Zamora's Market
Come to Zamora's to compete against students and faculty for prizes!
7:00 pmWrestling vs. Simpson College Mount Vernon
Mike Duroe Appreciation Night

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