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Purple Pass gives free admission to Cornell events

The Purple Pass allows free admission to home athletic contests, Music Mondays concerts and campus lectures for residents of Mount Vernon and Lisbon and families with children in either school district.

The Purple Pass is available at the Small Multi-Sport Center, Cole Library, or Scott Alumni Center. Patrons can obtain a Purple Pass for their family by showing proof of residence (a driver’s license or other document with a home address) or school enrollment (school ID, etc.).

For more information, see our Purple Pass website.

Campus News

Bertschy is All-American Mock Trial witness

Sophomore Sarah Bertschy was named Cornell College's first All-American witness at the American Mock Trial Association national championship tournament in Orlando, Fla. on April 13. Read More

KCRG features student raising money for cancer research

Jacob Fields can't stop running, at least not until he's made his goal of raising $1,000 for cancer research by running 1,000 miles. The Cornell College senior was featured on KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids for his dedication. Read More

Cornell College concert features piece that combines physics, philosophy and music

The Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir will perform “QED: Engaging Richard Feynman” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in King Chapel. This is only the second time this ambitious piece has been performed. Read More

Doris Kearns Goodwin speaking Sept. 18

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will share her insights into the leadership qualities of exceptional U.S. presidents at the 2014 Delta Phi Rho Lecture on Sept. 18, in King Chapel. Read More

Senior art exhibits open April 6

Senior thesis art exhibits will open on April 6 in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery at Cornell College. The show, which opens with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on April 6, will feature the works of Hannah Wilber, Katelynn Paul, Kathleen O'Connor, and Patrick Loughlin. Read More

Biggs giving 2014 Small-Thomas lecture April 7

The Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs will speak on “Honoring the Faith of Another without Dishonoring Your Own” at 6:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons. Read More

Condon publishes new research in Science

Marty Condon, professor of biology at Cornell College, has studied flies in the tropics for years. In a paper published in Science this week, she reports evidence that there is more to a fly’s ecological niche than where it lives and what it eats—you have to look at what eats the fly, as well. Read More

Cornell College gets $250,000 grant for first-generation college students

Cornell College has received a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to help ensure first-generation college students succeed. The money will be used to create a professional orientation and development program for first-generation college students. Read More

Cornell College hosting Black Iowa Youth Conference

Students involved with The Black Awareness Cultural Organization/Umoja Living and Learning Community have organized the second annual Black Iowa Youth Conference, which runs March 7 through 9 at Cornell College. Read More

Spring Break Hours 2014

Cornell College is open during the week of spring break, but some offices will have abbreviated hours. Read More