Cornell College Events

Friday, November 8th

Time Event Title
All dayMen's Soccer at TBA MWC regular-season champion
MWC Tournament - Nov. 8-9
All dayWomen's Soccer at TBA MWC regular-season champion
MWC Tournament - Nov. 8-9
All dayVolleyball at TBA No. 1 seed
MWC Tournament - Nov. 8-9
11:15 am-11:55 amMeditation, Mindfulness, & Mind-Body-Spirit Allee Chapel
Opens with breath and energy centered embodied practices (i.e. tai-chi or qigong) followed by guided and silent seated meditation. Enfolds insights from integrative health care and spiritual wisdom from age-old Buddhist, Christian contemplative, yoga, Vedanta, and other traditions. Typically ends with loving kindness meditation and/or Himalayan singing bowl sound healing. Led by certified teacher and chaplain. All welcome.
11:15 am-12:45 pmStress Free Zone Orange Carpet
Stop by the Stress Free Zone to make your own Gratitude Pumpkin and get tips and resources for managing stress. Sponsored by the Counseling Center in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network. ? email counseling.
3:00 pm-6:00 pmFreewrite Friday Van Etten-Lacey House
Drop by the Van Etten-Lacey House (408 3rd St SW) on Friday afternoons (Weeks 1-3, 3-6 p.m.) to write alongside others in a cozy, inspiring setting. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cinnamon rolls as you write from one of the provided prompts or work independently. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome. Contact Madeleine Koenigsberg (mkoenigsberg21) with questions or ideas for collaborations with your class, event, or organization. Everyone is very much welcome!
3:15 pmMusic Seminar featuring Douwe Eisenga, composer Ringer Recital Studio
Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga will present. His work, “The Flood, Requiem,” receives its U.S. premiere by the Cornell orchestra and choir at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in King Chapel.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmKnots and Their Polynomials West Science
This talk will introduce knots and knot polynomial invariants and discuss their relevance to topology and physics. The talk is suitable for undergraduates and does not assume any background in the study of knots.
4:15 pm-5:00 pmHip Hop Aerobics Fitness Class Dows
Group fitness class combining hip hop, line dancing, and step aerobics with cardio exercise. Classes led by Tiyah Western and Hemie Collier.
6:00 pm-8:00 pmBob Ross Art on Canvas Thomas Commons
Sip and Paint on the OC- Students follow Bob Ross video to create a painting or free paint, express themselves through art.
7:30 pmSymphony Orchestra and Choral Concert: "The Flood, Requiem" King Chapel
As Iowa and other areas of the country continue their long-term recovery from major floods, Cornell College will present an artistic response with the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga’s “The Flood, Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in King Chapel. ~ Cornell’s combined symphony orchestra and choirs will perform the large-scale work, written in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the North Sea flood of 1953 that killed 1,845 in the Netherlands. Cornell’s orchestra will swell in size for this concert with the addition of music faculty and area professionals. ~ The soloist will be Iowa City mezzo-soprano Kelly Hill. ~ Enhancing the music will be multimedia projections of 1953 Dutch flood images that inspired the work, as well as images from the events of the last 20 years in the U.S. The composer will be on campus for final rehearsals and the performance, with support by the Performing Arts Fund NL in the Netherlands.

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