Cornell College Events

Thursday, March 28th

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 March are Windy Days, St. Patrick’s Day, and Spring. This event is open free to the public.
11:00 am-1:00 pmWord-A-Gami Orange Carpet
SLAB presents a special writing and origami experience. Stop by to learn new poetic and paper-folding methods!
11:10 am-12:00 pmHAIG Lecture: Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz" Thomas Commons
In celebration of Woman's month, Prof. Ochoa-Shivapour will talk about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a controversial Mexican nun, considered the Tenth Muse by her peers.
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
11:15 am-12:15 pmOptimization of Package Delivery Law Hall
Speaker is Sara Reed, of the University of Iowa. Given a set of customers, we want to minimize the time a delivery person needs to deliver all their packages. We must take factors such as the time it takes to find parking and the capacity of the delivery person into account. In this talk, we will formulate this problem as an integer program and visually be able to see what the optimal routes look like. The talk will include a general introduction to integer programming and a discussion on combinatorics.
3:15 pm-4:15 pmGathering to Address Pain Caused By United Methodist Vote Denying LGBTQIA Full Inclusion Allee Chapel
Cornell students, faculty, & staff are invited to a gathering of support, love, information sharing, and listening. We will tend to the hurt inflicted by a recent international UMC vote and summarize what we know as we await the April UMC judicatory meeting (see this statement -- -- by 100% of presidents at UMC colleges, universities, & seminaries crafted by President Brand & others against that Feb 26 decision; 2/3 of U.S. delegates were also in favor an open and inclusive church). Meanwhile, nothing changes Cornell's multi-decade commitment to equality & inclusion of LGBTQIA persons, religiously and otherwise. Gathering enfolds healing interior prayer/compassion meditation. Ends with optional inclusive communion, anointing for healing, and blessing. ~Sponsored by the Office of 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.
5:30 pm-7:30 pmPre-law Panel and Networking Night Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
The Stoll Program for Law & Society at Cornell College and the Mount Mercy University Pre-law programs are working together to bring students and attorneys together to learn and grow. If you have ever thought about attending law school but are not sure what that would mean or what you could do, then this panel is for you. We are excited to announce the panelists! Matthew Adam is a member of Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman where he practices real estate, corporate transactions, civil litigation, and criminal law after graduating from the University of Iowa with a joint JD/MBA in 2002. Matt is also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College of Business where he teaches Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship. Matt was listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014 to 2016 and was awarded the Corridor Business Journal Forty Under 40 in 2011. Matt Kishinami has been an Assistant Linn County Attorney for 9 years. He spent the first six years in the Criminal prosecutions division, where he handled everything from traffic tickets to an occasional felony. Matt also served as the Drug Treatment Court prosecutor from 2014-2016. Since 2016, Matt has worked in the Juvenile Division, where he handles Child in Need of Assistance, Termination of Parental Rights, and Juvenile Delinquency cases. He works in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Juvenile Court Office to combat child abuse and neglect, and rehabilitate juvenile offenders. Kate Moreland is Vice President for the Iowa City Area Development Group. She leads investor outreach and engagement, including individual and group collaborations pertaining to pressing economic development issues such as workforce development, existing industry, and entrepreneurial development. Kate graduated from the University of Iowa Law School in 1997 and worked as an attorney until 2005. Kate has been an adjunct faculty member at Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa College of Law. Kate worked as the Development Director for United Action for Youth and most recently she worked as Director of Community Relations for the Iowa City Community School District. Kate has served on a number of boards. She received an ISPRA Communication award in 2013 and was awarded the Corridor Business Journal Forty Under 40 in 2011. Scott currently serves as General Counsel for Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. He graduated from the Tippie College of Business and the University of Iowa College of Law with High Distinction. Following law school, he practiced at Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis for three years. Eventually, he returned to the world of craft beer, where he practices today. He and his wife are working on opening their own brewery which is set to open in Des Moines, IA in December 2019.
6:30 pm-7:30 pmHilltop Chronicles Zamora's Market
The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) will host the fourth edition of the Hilltop Chronicles from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Zamora's Market, featuring stories from Prof. David Yaminishi and Kim Cuevas '20. They will be sharing stories of personal identity, purpose and the discovery of why social justice matters.
6:30 pm-7:30 pmMaster Gardener Talks Cole Library
March 28: Gardening Folklore – Judy Stevens. Ancient civilizations to modern times have planted and propagated seeds and plants. With this life-sustaining practice there were many superstitions and myths that were passed from generation to generation. This fun class will explore folklore and myths associated with gardening. These are non-Iowa State approved gardening methods. This event is open free to the public.

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