News & Events


Please refer to the master calendar for additional events and information.

    Thursday, October 2nd

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Allee Chapel
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Alcoholics Anonymous meeting - open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. For more information, contact Contact: Becki Elkins
  • Ferguson And What Are You Going To Do About It?
    Orange Carpet
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    The BACO Umoja Living and Learning Community is having an open discussion on the events that have been happening in Ferguson involving the shooting of Michael Brown. The purpose of this event is to promote awareness about the details of the Ferguson case, and to openly/respectfully discuss the multi-faceted issues that surround it. Cornell students and the Mount Vernon community members are welcome to come talk, listen, and reflect about these important issues in order to answer the big question: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? Contact: Jackie Chacko
  • Peace Corps on Campus
    Ringer, Thomas Commons
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Interested in service after graduation? Come to this discussion to gain insight into the Peace Corps from the regional recruiter and learn how to be a competitive applicant. Contact: Michael Johnson
  • Studio & Emeriti Art Faculty Gallery Talk
    Peter Paul Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    A gallery talk with the artists, Vivian Heywood, Hugh Lifson, Doug Hanson, Anthony Plaut, Susannah Biondo-Gemmel, Sandra Louise Dyas, & Sue Coleman, Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery. All are welcome. Senior art students are especially encouraged to attend this event. Contact: Sue Coleman

  • Friday, October 3rd

  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Law School Finaces Workshop
    Lindquist Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m.
    Natalie Sundeen from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law will walk people through the financial considerations of attending law school. There a lot of factors to consider when applying for, attending, and repaying the cost of law school! This workshop is open to ALL students. RSVP on JIVE by Thursday, Oct. 2. Contact: Thao Luu
  • Cornell LEADS Informational Meeting
    Hedges, Cornell College
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Cornell LEADS (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Distinctive Service) is a distinctive leadership program in which students examine the qualities of leadership and its social importance by interacting with leaders from all walks of life. Each year a select group of 20 students has the extraordinary opportunity to learn about leadership by participating in a seminar, a panel discussion and a field trip in which they meet distinguished leaders in eastern Iowa and Chicago. Senior, junior, and sophomore students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Come learn more about the application process to be involved in this exclusive leadership program! Contact: Rebecca Sullens
  • Casino Night
    Orange Carpet
    7:00 p.m.
    Come join PAAC on the OC for its annual event! Play casino games such as Blackjack, Poker, Russian Roulette, and even Bingo to earn fake money. Trade that in for raffle tickets to win big prizes such as an ipod, a futon, DVDs, and more! All free of course. Come dressed in your best Las Vegas attire to win a giftcard. Contact: LLeong15

  • Saturday, October 4th

  • Wilson's Orchard Trip
    Iowa City
    1:00 p.m.
    Join Get Outta Town for a day-outing to get off campus, enjoy nice weather, and explore Iowa. Wilson's Orchard offers tractor rides, U-Pick apples, and other fun events. Sign up at the info desk with a $5 refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Contact: Katlyn Arndt

  • Sunday, October 5th

  • Especially For You: Race Against Breast Cancer 5k
    Cedar Rapids
    7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cornell College formed a team for the 24th Annual Especially For You Race. This race is co-sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and General Mills. Proceeds from the race are used locally to provide breast cancer screening and other support services for individuals in need. Come out to cheer on our participants, and/or visit Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids for race-end activities for people of all ages. Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio
  • Catholic Mass
    Allee Chapel
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Catholic Mass on campus. Everyone is welcomed! Contact: Sharon Grice

  • Monday, October 6th

  • Vocabulary lunch
    Hilltop Café
    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Join us for lunch in the Hilltop Café to practice and grow your vocabulary. This once-a-block event will feature games and activities built around the vocabulary in the book "30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary." Ideal for those preparing for standardized exams or just wishing to improve their word power. Contact: Meghan Yamanishi
  • Scholarships and Fellowships
    Athens Room, Thomas Commons
    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    By invitation only to first year students, this session will outline selected prestigious scholarship awards available. Contact: Ben Greenstein