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

Wenger earns Fulbright

Emily Wenger, a Cornell College senior double-majoring in English and creative writing and theatre, has earned a Fulbright Award and will spend 9 months in Turkey. Read More

Commencement moved indoors

Cornell College will confer degrees on approximately 270 students during its Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 11. The ceremony will take place in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Live video will be available. Read More

Cornell College dedicating renovated student center May 2

Cornell College is hosting a dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on May 2 for the newly-renovated and expanded Thomas Commons. Read More

Stavreva is NEH summer scholar

Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English and creative writing at Cornell College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar. Read More

Cornell College Theatre Department presenting “Here and Now”

The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will put on the devised theatre piece "Here and Now" April 25 and 26 and May 2–4. Read More

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

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.

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