|11:00 am-12:00 pm||German Stammtisch Hilltop Cafe|
A Stammtisch is a dining table around which friends join for fun and conversation. At Cornell, our Stammtisch meets in the dining hall (look for the blue German "Stammtisch" sign) every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon and offers you the chance to speak and listen to some German. All abilities are welcome! Come and enjoy!
|11:15 am-11:45 am||Earth Prayers & Blessing of the Animals @ Soul Friends Ink Pond (rain location: Allee Chapel)|
Bring your pet or cell phone photo to receive a blessing as is the custom near St. Francis Day. Service includes therapy donkeys Taco & Nacho, sacred readings, prayers for the earth, and brief, optional Communion. Location: Ink Pond (rain location Allee Chapel).
Led by Cornell Chaplain & Soul Friends.
|11:15 am-12:30 pm||Major Information Day - Humanities Thomas Commons|
Representatives from academic programs in the Humanities will be available at the tables on the main level of the Thomas Commons. Stop by to learn about majors, minors, and extracurricular opportunities in these academic areas: Art History, Classical and Modern Languages, English and Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, History, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Philosophy, and Religion.
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Chop It Up Chats 2 Orange Carpet|
Come and join us on the OC to discuss topics proposed by our campus community and to learn from each other's perspectives.
|12:15 pm-12:45 pm||30 min. YOGA Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
Relax. De-stress. Renew from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in Hall-Perrine West. A breath and energy focused class for students, faculty, and staff of all skill levels. Arrive early to sign in and grab mat, blanket, and 2 blocks from the Roe Howard Fitness Center. Led by certified instructor Carol Daly.
~Sponsored by the Offices of Spiritual Life, Health, & Counseling in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network
|3:30 pm||Global Voices: Shadreck Chikoti & Soukaina Habiballah Zamora's Market|
The Center for the Literary Arts presents its annual Global Voices event, which features two fall residents from the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. Come hear poetry by Soukaina Habiballah of Morocco and fiction from Shadreck Chikoti of Malawi. A Q&A will follow.
SOUKAINA HABIBALLAH (poetry, fiction, screenwriting; Morocco) has four poetry collections and one novel [The Barracks] (2016), with a second novel forthcoming in 2019. Habiballah has received many awards including, in 2015, the Buland Al Haidari Prize for Arabic poetry and the 2019 Nadine Shames Prize for Arab Screenwriters for her short film [Who Left the Door Open?]. Her poetry has been translated into seven languages (including English). Ms. Habiballah participates courtesy the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
SHADRECK CHIKOTI (fiction; Malawi) co-directs Pan African Publishers and is the founder of The Story Club Malawi. He is also the founder of the Kenyenyeva ministries, which serves vulnerable children, and of the Feminart Arts and Book Festival. Writing in English and Chichewa, he participated in the 2011 Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of nine books of speculative fiction; the novel Azotus the Kingdom won the 2013 Peer Gynt Literary Award. He participates courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe.
|4:00 pm||Women's Soccer at Grinnell College Mount Vernon|
|5:00 pm-7:30 pm||Alcohol Awareness Event Thomas Commons|
Office of Health Promotion, MVPD, Campus Safety, and Res Life partner on Alcohol Awareness Interactive Event.
|6:00 pm||JV Volleyball vs. Wartburg Mount Vernon|
|7:00 pm||Men's Soccer at Buena Vista Storm Lake|
|7:30 pm||Volleyball vs. Wartburg Mount Vernon|