Relay For Life

Join Colleges Against Cancer for Cornell's 11th annual Relay For Life Saturday April 26th. Students, faculty, staff, and community members come together to honor those who have battled cancer and support goals of the American Cancer Society. Last year more than $41,000 was raised. Help us to celebrate, remember, and fight back!


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For more student

 events, visit the student activities calendar here!

Know Your Status

Did you know the Student Health Center offers FREE, confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases?

Join us on April 22nd, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for our special Get Yourself Tested (GYT) event! Call 319-895-4292 or stop by to set up an appointment!


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Anxiety Screening

Wondering if you may have symptoms of anxiety?  

Cornell students click here to take a 
free, confidential screening online to see if you may have symptoms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety and PTSD.


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x4292 (319-895-4292)

Fall 2014-2015 Reservations

On Wednesday, April 23rd  the Information Desk will accept reservation requests for The Commons for student group meetings, fall semester 2014.

Reservations requests will NOT be accepted prior to April 23rd. We are asking that you submit your request rather than making the reservations yourself, so that we can accommodate as many people as possible. Click here to submit a reservation request. 


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Monday, April 21st

Please refer to the master calendar for events that began earlier in the day.

Study Abroad Returnee Conference Event
Hedges, Thomas Commons, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Kailey Colestock is a senior at Cornell College. She participated in a semester long program through the ACM in Amman, Jordan. Kailey presents "Changes in Amman" and various re-entry insights. Contact: Kimberly Cullen

India/China/Italy Off-Campus Presentations
Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what takes place on a course trip to Italy? China? or India? As part of the 2014 Study Abroad Returnee Conference: Students and faculty who have participated in off-campus courses now have a chance to share their diverse experiences on April 21, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., on the Orange Carpet. This off-campus presentation will be an exclusive presentation on three 2013-14 off-campus trips (Italy, China, & India). The theme is traveling around the world. Pictures, artifacts, writings, and posters will be shared with the Cornell community from all three destinations. You won't want to miss it! FREE REFRESHMENTS. This event will be followed by a grand prize raffle drawing at 5:30 on the OC. Raffle prize is eligible for those who filled out an RSVP form online. Contact: Kimberly Cullen

Presentation by Michael Mosier
203, Law Hall, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Michael Mosier, candidate for the Spanish Latin American teaching position in the department of classical and modern languages, will give a presentation titled "The Rise of Detective Fiction and the Birth of the Modern Reader in Latin America." A reception will follow in Moosehead Lounge. He will also give a teaching demonstration Tuesday, April 22 from 11:15 a.m.-noon in Russell Classroom - Thomas Commons. Contact: Alice Povey

Teen Movie Night - Catching Fire
108, Cole Library, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, April 21 from 6:30-9 p.m. we will be showing the second movie installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy! Follow Katniss and Peeta as they take part in their Victor's Tour and face President Snow for the second time. Popcorn and a drink will be provided. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat! Contact: Grace Chamberlain

Tuesday, April 22nd

Study Abroad Returnee Conference Event
Hedges, Thomas Commons, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Jason Napoli, Cornell College Career Engagement Office, presents "Marketing Your Experience Abroad." Contact: Kimberly Cullen

Earth Day with Environmental Club
Orange Carpet, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join Environmental Club's working groups on the OC for a palooza of activities and information! With a special visit from Blank Park Zoo! Contact: Nathan Spalding

Lego Club
108, Cole Library, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join Lego Club and build! Contact: Grace Chamberlain

Chemistry seminar: Sustainable Chemistry: Re-thinking chemicals
100, West Science, 4:00 p.m.

Prof. George Kraus from Iowa State University will present a seminar. Join us at 3:30 p.m. for a reception before the talk at 4 p.m. Talk details: From plastic bottles to chemicals used in food production, there is a growing recognition that we need to produce these materials from renewable resources and by more environmentally benign processes. In less than two decades the field of green chemistry has emerged. The guiding principles of this emerging area will be presented along with examples of successful reactions. Contact: Craig Teague

Softball vs. Knox College
Mount Vernon, 4:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Knox College
Mount Vernon, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. Coe College
Cedar Rapids, 5:00 p.m.

Bremner Cup Contact: Teresa Flockhart

Knitting Night
326, Cole Library, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in Room 326. Bring your current knitting project and join in the fun! Contact: Cathy Boggs

Wednesday, April 23rd

Study Abroad Returnee Conference Event
Hedges, Thomas Commons, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Rose Reed-Maxfield studied through SIT in Madagascar blocks 1 through 4 of this academic year. She shares highlights from her experience abroad, research, as well as re-entry tips for those entering back into life at Cornell after an experience abroad. Contact: Kimberly Cullen

Thursday, April 24th

Children's Story Time
Children's Room, Cole Library, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Story Time Fun! Contact: Cathy Boggs

HAIG Lecture: Wilderness, National Parks, and the Poetic Imagination
Hedges, Thomas Commons, 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This talk will be part travelogue, part philosophical meditation, part poetry reading as Professor Glenn Freeman recounts his experiences as artist-in-residence at several national parks and wilderness areas. Freeman will reflect on the relationship of culture to wilderness, and the role the arts can play in wilderness preservation. Contact: Michelle Herder

Softball vs. Westminster College
Mount Vernon, 4:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Westminster College
Mount Vernon, 4:30 p.m.

Academic Awards Celebration
Hall-Perrine Room, Thomas Commons, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate student academic achievements at Cornell. All-college, departmental, and interdepartmental award winners will be recognized. Everyone is welcome. A reception will follow. Contact: Nancy Rawson

Friday, April 25th

Student Senate Elections
Cornell College, All day

Vote for your class representatives all day on Community. Each class has four representatives, and each student may vote for the representatives for their class. Polls are open midnight to midnight! Contact LZahourek15 with questions. Contact: LZahourek15

Men's Tennis vs. TBA
Madison, Wis., 8:30 a.m.

MWC Team Championships Contact: Teresa Flockhart

Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit
Allee Chapel, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday at 11:30 (except block breaks) in Allee Chapel. Drop into this contemplative community of students, faculty, staff, and others gathering for East-West spiritual practices and related wisdom to increase personal and communal healing peace, compassion, and awareness of life's inter-connective oneness. Both prayerful and secular variations of commonalities. ~ Led by Chaplain with Spiritual Life Inter-faith & Spiritus leaders Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel

Music Seminar Student Recital
Ringer Recital Studio, 3:15 p.m.

The Urgency of Narrative - Discussion with Visiting Writer Nathan Schneider at the Center for the Li
Van Etten-Lacey House, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Come hear literary journalist Nathan Schneider discuss the importance of storytelling in our encounter with the world and world-tested advice about how to survive as a young writer. A collaborative, interdisciplinary event sponsored by the Berry Center, the Center for the Literary Arts, and the Civic Engagement Office. Cookies, Coffee, and Lemonade! Schneider is a journalist who has written about religion and resistance for publications including Harper's, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times. He is the author of two books, both published by University of California Press in 2013: Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet. He is an editor for two online publications, "Waging Nonviolence" and "Killing the Buddha," and is a contributing editor for "The Immanent Frame," the Social Science Research Council's online forum on religion, secularism, and the public sphere. Schneider has appeared as an invited speaker at institutions including Columbia University, Harvard Divinity School, New York University, UNESCO, Yale University, Haverford College, Fordham University, and the Ford Foundation. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Brown University and an M.A. in the same subject from University of California, Santa Barbara. Contact: Mark Mayer

The Department of Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW
Brackett House, 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This immersive experience invites 25 audience members per performance to physically explore a world created by the performers. Set in the atmosphere of an upscale party, an ensemble of hosts will guide the audience as they explore the rooms, halls and doorways to discover performances that offer a variety of perspectives on the topic of identity and identity construction. Written by the ensemble, this production was inspired by conversations, poetry, technology, dance, film, news reports, blogs and music and offers a night of reflection that is filled with poignancy and humor. Here and Now opens Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Brackett House, the Alumni Guest House across the street from Norton Geology building on the corner of 5th Ave. SW and 2nd Street SW the Cornell College Campus. The production runs April 25 and 26 and May 2 and 3 with back to back performances at 7 and 8:30 p.m. and May 4 at 2 and 3:30 p.m. This is a free performance, but space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made by calling (319) 895-4293 or by sending an e-mail to This production is intended for mature audiences. Contact: Janeve West

Jazz Ensemble Concert (Smith Dining Hall, Thomas Commons)
Smith Dining Hall, Thomas Commons, 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Dr. Martin Hearne. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst

Theatre Production: "Here and Now - A Devised Piece"
TBA, 7:30 p.m.

Here and Now – A Devised Piece Directed by Janeve West The show runs April 25, 26 and May 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m. – Location TBA. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors/students/youth. Free for faculty, staff, and students. For tickets contact the Box Office at 319-895-4293. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst