Cornell College Events
Wednesday, February 12th (link)
|11:00 am-12:30 pm||Random Acts of Kindness Challenge Tabling Thomas Commons|
Tabling in honor of National Random Acts of Kindness Week- challenging students to perform random acts of kindness throughout the week.
|1:30 pm-3:30 pm||Early Out Movies Cole Library|
Cole Library will show show Abominable on Wednesday, February 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. We will provide popcorn and a drink for each person. This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District. We will need to have families call 895-4271 and reserve a seat. Mount Vernon Bank and Trust sponsors this program.
|3:30 pm||What's the Point of Ordinary Mortal Life? Thomas Commons|
Adam Buben, a philosophy professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, lectures on "What's the Point of Ordinary Mortal Life?' Much of his research—most notably his monograph Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death (2016)—has dealt with the topic of death in the history of philosophy.
Abstract: Ever since Bernard Williams made the character Elina Makropoulos central to his case against the desirability of immortality, a debate has raged on between philosophers who join him in arguing that immortal life would lack meaning, and those who defend the prospects of meaningful everlasting existence. Instead of getting defensive once more about the desirability of immortality, I take up the offensive position that being mortal already leaves much to be desired. To illustrate the idea that having a necessary ending spoils life’s meaning, I introduce a new literary example—Leonid Andreyev’s Lazarus—to juxtapose with Elina Makropoulos. Lazarus personifies the notion that the transient significance of life simply evaporates in comparison with the infinite nothingness of death. Among other things, dying means the destruction of the first-personal sense of value we build up and attribute to our lives through conscious experience, memories, and agency.
|5:00 pm||Men's Lacrosse at William Penn University Oskaloosa|
|5:30 pm||Men's Basketball at Ripon College Ripon, Wis.|
|6:00 pm-7:00 pm||Spanish Adjunct Film Premiere: "Cada cosa en su lugar" Hedges Conference Room|
Come join the Spanish adjunct class as they premiere their film based on the play "Cada cosa en su lugar"! Doors open at 6, movie begins at 6:15. Snacks and laughs provided. No Spanish experience is needed.
|6:30 pm-8:30 pm||Leadership + Entrepreneurship Panel- Open to All Majors Thomas Commons|
Join the Berry Career Institute and the LEADS program for a Leadership + Entrepreneurship Panel to explore the professional paths and journeys of some of our region's most influential leaders. Panelists include Andrea Wilson with Iowa Writer’s House, Matt Swift with Big Grove Brewery, Anthony Arrington with Top RANK consulting, Lisa Lefebure ’07 with GreatAmerica Financial Services, and Andre Perry with the Englert Theatre. All majors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served and students can speak to panelists after the program. Please contact Lmeza@cornellcollege.edu to RSVP for this event.
|7:30 pm||Women's Basketball at Ripon College Ripon, Wis.|
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