Cornell College Events

Thursday, October 24th

Time Event Title
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Join us for Story Time each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for October are Fall, leaves, pumpkins and Halloween. This event is free and open to the public.
3:00 pmNational Novel Writing Month Time Thomas Commons
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is November, but the Block 3 class starts before then! Join us in Thayer or Lindquist to help meet that word count! Meet us on Fridays in the Van Etten-Lacey House for Freewrite Fridays that go longer and have cinnamon rolls for additional motivation. Anyone participating in NaNoWriMo is encouraged and welcome to attend!
4:30 pm-5:30 pmClass of '99 Alum Rich Russo: The LGBTQ Elephant in the Room MLK classroom
Join us and Class of '99 Alumnus Rich Russo, founder of The Elephant in the Room Diversity Trainings, in his discussion of eliminating the silence and fears surrounding LGBTQA+ identities. This event is open to all Cornell College and public, local communities. When he was a student double-majoring in Theatre & Secondary Education - Speech/Theatre, Rich was part of Cornell’s evolving and expanding GLB/LGB/LGBT Alliance groups on campus from his first block as a Cornellian, in 1995. Rich was also involved in many aspects of campus life,dedicated to helping-out fellow Cornellians: as a peer educator with PAIRS (Peers Advocating Informed Responsible Sexuality), Peer Counselor, Peer Advocate, and R.A. It was Intercultural Life groups where he was challenged to more deeply understand and challenge his privileges. And it was in these groups [and in many classrooms] where he understood deep allyship as he was met with support and safety while he was coming out (for the first time… over a mic… on the Orange Carpet… during lunch!) Rich says: “I want to talk with you! When folks in our communities talk together - especially across generations - it’s a rare, valuable opportunity to learn about each other's experiences. I will share about my experiences and hear - and learn from - participants from across our shared LGBTQIA communities! As the current director of the San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau and founder of The Elephant In The Room Diversity Trainings, Rich remains dedicated to educating and engaging.
5:30 pm-6:30 pmU.S. Senate Candidate, Cal Woods, visits Cornell Thomas Commons
Cal Woods, U.S. Senate Candidate, will be visiting Cornell College to speak about his platform in the run for U.S. Senator of Iowa. He is running to fight for a health care system that provides access to quality, affordable health care for every American, a full-scale assault on the causes of our looming global climate crisis, and a tax system designed to help families, seniors, and working adults, not the billionaires who’ve gotten congress to raid the treasury year after year on their behalf and pile on debt for the next generation. Please feel free to stop by as you are available and join the conversation regarding Iowa's future.  Cornell College does not endorse any candidate seeking elected office or any political party. The college does support critical thinking and analysis of political candidates and how to become civically engaged in the American democratic process.   
6:00 pm-7:30 pmPOWER Critical Leadership Workshop: Developing a Critical Consciousness Thomas Commons
The second workshop for Intercultural Life's POWER Critical Leadership program is an interactive experience teaching students how to build and utilize and critical consciousness: a way to use critical thinking to interrogate, interpret, and dialogue about various views of the world, as the oppressed and/or the oppressor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
6:00 pm-7:30 pmPOWER Critical Leadership Workshop: Developing a Critical Consciousness Thomas Commons
The first workshop for Intercultural Life's POWER Critical Leadership program is an interactive experience teaching students how to build and utilize and critical consciousness: a way to use critical thinking to interrogate, interpret, and dialogue about various views of the world, as the oppressed and/or the oppressor. This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
7:00 pm-8:00 pmDelt Lecture: Nobel Laureate Steven Chu speaks on Climate Change King Chapel
NOTE: NO TICKETS REMAIN FOR THIS EVENT. Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will speak on “Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future” as the next Delta Phi Rho Lecturer. Chu, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University, was invited to campus in honor of the completion of Cornell’s $35 million Science Facilities Project. Admission to the Delt Lecture is free and open to the public - tickets are required, available at eventbrite.com. For more info see crnl.co/delt

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Sep 1st-Oct 27thArt Alumni Invitational: Self-Portrait As...(point of departure) McWethy Hall

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