Civic Engagement News

Cornell College Alternative Spring Break third in the nation

Cornell College's Alternative Spring Break program is the third most active in the nation, according to Break Away, the organization that puts on Alternative Spring Break. Read More

Fields honored for engagement

Jacob Fields ’14 won the Student Leadership Award from the Iowa Campus Compact for his work with education and cancer research fundraising. Read More

DeLarm learns to be an advocate for change

Skating, sisterhood, and sociology all helped Chelsea DeLarm find her identity as an advocate of change and led her to become a case manager at the Catherine McAuley Center. Read More

Fields passionate about teaching and service

Jacob Fields will address educational inequality head-on by teaching at an elementary school in Brooklyn as part of Teach For America. 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

Relay for Life set for April 26

Cornell College’s annual Relay for Life will run from noon on Saturday, April 26 to midnight on Sunday, April 27 at Ash Park. Read More

A look at Alternative Spring Break 2014

More than 100 students spent Cornell College's Spring Break serving others. They worked on urban farms, helped to rehabilitate animals, learned about activism, helped to mitigate poverty, and more. Read More

Record number of students participating in Alternative Spring Break

A record number of Cornell College students, more than 120 in all, will spend a week performing community service during the college’s spring break as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. Read More

Alumnus optimistic after Iran agreement

Derek Johnson ’04, executive director at Global Zero, published an editorial in the Huffington Post where he expresses optimism that the recent nuclear deal with Iran could mean real progress toward global nuclear disarmament. Read More

Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict

David Zarembka will be presenting Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict at Zamora's Market Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. He has 49 years of involvement in the Great Lakes region as he first worked in the area in 1964 when he taught Rwandan refugees in now Tanzania. Since 1998, he has been the coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams, a Quaker organization that promotes peacemaking activities with local groups in the region. Read More

Art Interest Group nets $1300 for hunger relief project

During Block 1, 20 students in Cornell’s Art Interest Group (AIG) contributed their time and artistic talents to Empty Bowls, a nationwide anti-hunger project. Read More

19th annual service day Aug. 31

More than 300 students will work at 21 sites around the region as part of Cornell College's 19th annual Service Day— part of the college's New Student Orientation program. Read More

Cornell commits to Real Food Challenge goals

Cornell recently underscored its commitment to healthy dining practices, becoming one of the first 20 schools in the country to commit to the Real Food Challenge. Read More

DiCicco’s commitment to service leads to City Year post

Alex DiCicco's discovered a passion for service at Cornell. After graduation, he will work with youth in Orlando through the AmeriCorps City Year program. Read More

Students make impacts during Spring Break

This year’s Alternative Spring Break project was the largest yet, with 92 students traveling to seven locations around the U.S., ranging from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, to Elm Mott, Texas, to Chicago and Atlanta. Read More

Cornell teams with Special Olympics Iowa to host Unified Sports Day

103 Cornell students joined 85 athletes from Special Olympic Iowa (SOIA) for a memorable experience at Cornell’s sixth annual Unified Sports Day in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Read More

Cornell College Relay For Life places second in the nation

Cornell College’s 2012 Relay For Life was second in the nation and first in the Midwest Division for youth events. The event raised nearly $42,000. Cornell has received an award five out of the last six years, but has not placed second in the nation since 2009. Read More

Professor’s research indicated 65% of Cornell students plan to vote in Mount Vernon

Hans Hassell, assistant professor of politics, found that 65 percent of Cornell College students who plan to vote plan on doing so in Mount Vernon this coming November, adding between 300 to 400 votes to the town’s electorate Read More

Trebil, Hudson among Forty Under 40 honorees

Two Cornellians were chosen by the Corridor Business Journal as Forty Under 40 award winners: Director of Civic Engagement Kara Trebil, and past Alumni Board member and Cedar Rapids attorney Mark Hudson ’99. They will be profiled in the Journal on Oct. 22. Read More

Hitt excels in volleyball, civic leadership and pre-med studies

On the court, Kirtley Hitt '12 helped lead her volleyball team to the Division III national tournament. She also pursued numerous volunteer and pre-med opportunities in preparation for becoming a physician assistant. Read More