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    Wednesday, January 28th

  • CANCELED: Into an Unclenched Moment: Centering Prayer
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Sam Kean Presentation and Book Signing
    Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist. Kean is the author of popular works The Violinist's Thumb, Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, and The Disappearing Spoon. The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named on the Amazon "Top 5" science books of the year. The Violinist's Thumb was a finalist for PEN's literary science writing award. Sam Kean will present on his most recent publication: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. All 3 of his books will be for sale at the event. Already own his books? Bring them to have them signed! Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio
  • Student Senate Executive Board candidate speeches
    Orange Carpet
    11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Candidates running for the Executive Board positions on Student Senate will be giving speeches during lunch on the OC. All candidates must be present to give a speech. Presidential candidates will be answering questions from the audience. Open positions are President, Vice President, Chair of Appropriations, Chair of Academic Affairs, Chair of Organizations, and Chair of Student Life. For more information, visit the website. Contact: Lane Zahourek
  • RA Required Seminar #2
    Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #2. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions and one of the Required Seminar #1 are eligible to attend Required Seminar #2. For more information, visit the RA Selection website. Contact: Judy Goetschius
  • Writing Personal Statement Workshop
    MLK classroom
    3:30 p.m.
    Session devoted to crafting effective personal statements for a variety of applications, including scholarships/fellowships, graduate school applications and professional applications. Contact: Laura Farmer

  • Thursday, January 29th

  • Campus Currents
    Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    All day
    All staff members are encouraged to attend a Campus Currents meeting to gain and share information useful for engaging current students, recruiting new students, and connecting with alumni and friends of the college. These meetings also give staff members opportunities to discuss and provide feedback on broader college issues. Campus Currents meetings are repeated so offices can remain open while staff rotate attendance. These meetings are 9-10 a.m. and again 2-3 p.m. each day they are held. Participants suggest agenda items in advance, and meetings are held only when an agenda is created approximately two weeks in advance. Contact: Cindy Krob
  • Student Senate Executive Board elections
    Cornell College
    All day - 11:55 p.m.
    Election day for Student Senate Executive Board. Any student may run for the position of President, Vice President, Chair of Appropriations, Chair of Academic Affairs, Chair of Organizations, and Chair of Student Life. Voting will take place all day, and all students will receive an email with information on how to vote. For more information, visit the website. Contact: Lane Zahourek
  • Science Interest Group lecture: "'And there’s the humor of it': Shakespeare and the four humors"
    Cole Library
    11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Science Interest Group Presents Barbara Christie-Pope and Katy Stavreva on "And that's the humor of it": Shakespeare and the Four Humors. Join us as we discuss the science and literature behind the four humors, Professor Stavreva's "Words Like Daggers": Violent Female Speech and Gender in Early Modern England, and view 16th century volumes discussing the four humors from the University of Iowa John Martin Rare Book Room. Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio
  • Cover letter workshop
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m.
    Students are invited to learn how to format, draft, and perfect a stand-out cover letter, an essential tool when applying for jobs or internships. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with Laura Farmer from the Writing Studio. Contact: Jason Napoli
  • Math Club meeting and movie
    203, Law Hall
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Paul Erdos: homeless, unemployed ... one of history's most prolific mathematicians. Actors have their Bacon numbers; mathematicians have their Erdos numbers. Join the Math Club to watch a documentary about this amazing, eccentric man--it also contains a hint to this month's Problem of the Block! Contact: Laura Wetzel
  • Presentation by Jae Park
    203, Law Hall
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Jae Park, candidate for the finance teaching position in the department of economics and business, will give the presentation "Research on the Effect of Corporate Governance on Corporate Decisions." A reception will follow in Moosehead Lounge. Contact: Katie Green
  • RA Required Seminar #2
    Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #2. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions and one of the Required Seminar #1 are eligible to attend Required Seminar #2. For more information, visit the RA Selection website. Contact: Judy Goetschius

  • Friday, January 30th

  • Resumania
    Thomas Commons Lobby, Cornell College
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Need résumé help? A good résumé is critical for finding jobs, internships, research, and graduate schools. Don't miss this opportunity to get personalized help from a Career Assistant in the Thomas Commons Lobby on how to start a résumé or make your current résumé stand out! No appointment is necessary! There will also be the opportunity during the event to take a professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile too. Dress your best if you want to have a FREE photo taken. Contact: RJ Holmes-Leopold
  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Translation for global literacy: Integrating translation across the curriculum
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:15 a.m.
    Presentation for faculty and students by Aron Aji, director of the MFA in literary translation at the University of Iowa. Translation for Global Literacy (TGL) fosters the integration of translation in the undergraduate curriculum both as practice and as a method of inquiry into the dynamics of the global society. Highly interdisciplinary and integrative, TGL is academic training at the intersection of world languages, creative writing, translation studies, as well as disciplinary programs. A liberal arts college is an especially ideal environment for this practice given our commitment to integrative learning, dialogue across disciplines, diversity, and global engagement. Contact: Devan Baty
  • Faculty Social
    Paul K. Scott Alumni Center
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Cole Library faculty and staff Contact: Nancy Rawson
  • Steel Drum Ensembles Concert (POSTPONED, see March 27)
    New concert date: Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst
  • Grocery Bingo - Presented by PAAC's Dark Purple
    Orange Carpet
    9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Did your parents forget to restock your snack stash after Winter Break? Too snowy to drive to buy food? Hungry? Well Grocery Bingo is your convenient and fully-stocked solution! Bring your friends and competitive spirit for an evening of bingo and BIG prizes! Contact: LPeterson15

  • Saturday, January 31st

  • ADD and Loving It?! A documentary showing and discussion
    Hall-Perrine West, Thomas Commons
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Join DOORS for a documentary showing, discussion, and Q&A session exploring ADHD. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information on the documentary, visit TotallyADD.com Contact: Andrew Crow

  • Sunday, February 1st

  • Black History Month Luncheon
    Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Black tie event for all students in Cornell, to kick off the Black History Month. Great time to network. Contact: Sandrine LJ