Cornell College Events

Thursday, February 21st

Time Event Title
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for February are mittens, Valentine’s Day, and sledding.
11:10 am-12:10 pmHAIG Lecture: Experiential Learning on the Hilltop (and beyond) Thomas Commons
Come join Sam Hebel from the Office of Civic Engagement and faculty from humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to learn more about recent faculty-student collaborative projects that engaged Cornell students with their local and global communities. This presentation will include brief overviews of recent experiential learning initiatives by Professors Devan Baty (French), Tammy Mildenstein (biology) and Tori Barnes-Brus (sociology) followed by time for questions and discussion. The Advisory Committee for Civic Engagement invites interested faculty to bring their lunch to Ringer Dining Room after the talk to dive deeper into civic engagement and be trained by Iowa Campus Compact staff to develop their own civic engagement based course.
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 ~ Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritual Life
4:00 pm-5:00 pmKickboxing Small Multi-Sport Center
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Form of martial arts that combines elements of karate. Open to students, faculty, and staff.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm"Picosecond to Nanosecond Spectroscopy of Shocked Reactive Materials," Chemistry Seminar by Dr. Kati Russell Hall
5:30 pm-7:30 pmCornell LEADS Presents: Entrepreneur Panel and Networking Night Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
Join the Cornell LEADS program members in a night of leadership lessons and making connections. Julie Zielinski will moderate an hour-long panel with four corridor entrepreneurs: Jeri Frank, Stratafolio. Jeri Frank is the Co-founder and CEO of STRATAFOLIO, a cloud-based software solution that provides asset management analytics to companies who own, manage, and lease real estate. Jeri has over 20 years of business development, leadership, and product delivery experience. Prior to becoming CEO of STRATAFOLIO, Jeri worked as a Director at Pearson. Jeri has a BA and MA from the University of Northern Iowa. Simeon Talley, Flyover Fest, Rad Inc., Guns and Butter. Simeon Talley is the founder of Flyover, an Iowa City-based fashion and culture company that organizes Flyover Fest, a festival in Iowa City with fashion, art, performance and discussion. He’s the founder RADinc., a retail, art, design and community-driven incubator in downtown Iowa City and a co-host on the Political Party Live podcast. Talley believes in giving local artists a platform and a way to connect entrepreneurs and artists to each other. Mehrdad Zarifkar '09, Aviana LLC. Mehrdad Zarifkar, known to his bankers as the guy who makes money with hobbies, is the owner and operator of Aviana LLC. Aviana at its core is an aircraft appearance restoration and protection business, but it also has an automative division, eM Detailing. Aviana is also the catch-all umbrella to the variety of hobbies that he has managed to monetize over time, ranging from photography/design, to drone inspections, and laser engraving! Read Mehrdad's vlog at Manuel Galvez, El Trueque. Manuel Galvez is owner and editor of the Spanish-language online newspaper El Trueque and community organizer. Manuel Galvez is also an active part of planning the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Latino Festivals and other community awareness campaigns. He is also an active member of Diversity Focus and Iowa Latino Conference. The panel will go from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by an hour of networking with these successful entrepreneurs. Food is provided. Dress in business casual and come prepared with questions to ask.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Feb 8th-Feb 22ndColleges Against Cancer Book Drive Thomas Commons
Feb 11th-Mar 1stHumanize My Hoodie Art Exhibit Thomas Commons

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