Cornell College Events

Thursday, September 13th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-10:30 amCampus Currents Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
All staff members and representatives of contracted services are encouraged to participate to 1) share information that may be useful for engaging current students, recruiting new students, and connecting alumni and friends with the college; 2) expand lines of communication and foster collaboration across divisions; and 3) offer opportunities for discussion and feedback on broader college issues.
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for September are apples, scarecrows, painting, and dance.
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
11:15 am-11:45 amAll-College Fall Convocation King Chapel
Richard Kraig ’71 will speak on "How our Hilltop Stimulates Creativity." Bon Appétit will open at 11:45 a.m. on that day, and non-critical offices should feel free to close for Convocation. Kraig is an expert in migraine patient care, migraine research, and cerebrovascular disease research. He oversees the University of Chicago’s Cerebrovascular Disease and Aging Laboratories, which focus on migraine, stroke, epilepsy, and cognitive decline from aging. Since 2007 eight Cornell students have conducted research with Kraig, investigating how physical, mental, and social activities can lessen the impact of neurological disease.
4:00 pmWomen's Tennis vs. Loras College Mount Vernon
5:30 pm-7:30 pmDr. Kinohi Nishikawa: The Final “Look” of Black Books Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa presents: Who is the audience for African American literature? It’s a question that has hovered over the profession of black authorship for much of the 20th century. Critics have long pointed out how authors' intentions were routinely undercut by editorial revision and bowdlerization. This talk considers the designs of books themselves. Comprising the interface between a literary work and its audience, visual elements such as typography, illustration, and cover design often had the final say in the “look” of black books. The talk offers a brief history of this interface by way of surveying contemporary black art that cites and re-sites iconic books of decades past. In work by Kara Walker and Glen Ligon, we can see what shifts in 20th-century book design can tell us about African American literature’s readers and markets, and its actual imagined communities. Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa is an assistant professor of English and African American studies at Princeton University. Co-sponsored by The Office of Intercultural Life and the African American History Museum of Iowa. Free and open to the public as part of Humanities Iowa Presentations.

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