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Cornell College dedicating renovated student center May 2

Cornell College is hosting a dedication ceremony May 2 to honor the donors who made possible the $12-million, 20-month renovation and expansion of the Thomas Commons, the college’s student center and activity hub. The dedication ceremony will take place there at 11:30 a.m. on the Orange Carpet. 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”

Shillinglaw featured on NPR and Washington Post

Bertschy is All-American Mock Trial witness

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Thursday, April 24th

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

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 with Nathan Schneider
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

Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance (Smith Dining Hall, Thomas Commons)
Smith Dining Hall, Thomas Commons, 7:00 p.m.

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

The Department of Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW
Brackett House, 7:00 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 boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. This production is intended for mature audiences. Contact: Janeve West Contact: Janeve West

The Department of Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW
Brackett House, 8:30 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 boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. This production is intended for mature audiences. Contact: Janeve West Contact: Janeve West

Saturday, April 26th

Moonlight Cafe's Last Opening
Zamora's Market, 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.

Don't miss Moonlight Cafe's last opening for this year. Bring your friends and have fun! Contact: Trang Hoang

Men's Tennis vs. TBA
Madison, Wis., 8:00 a.m.

MWC Doubles Championships Contact: Teresa Flockhart

Student Symposium
Thomas Commons, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The 18th annual Cornell College Student Symposium will showcase research on a wide range of topics. The symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For further details, visit the symposium website. Contact: Alice Povey

Relay For Life
Ash Park, 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Join Colleges Against Cancer for Cornell's 11th annual Relay For Life. 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! Contact: Molly Johnson

Baseball vs. Illinois College
Mount Vernon, 1:00 p.m.

Baseball vs. Illinois College
Mount Vernon, 1:00 p.m.

Middle School Book Group
108, Cole Library, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Middle School Book Group will meet Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. to discuss "The Order of the Odd-Fish" by James Kennedy. Contact: Grace Chamberlain

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
2nd floor, Cole Library, 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cornell's Phi Beta Kappa chapter will initiate twelve new members selected from the senior class. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's only purely academic honors society that selects students for excellent academic performance and demonstrated devotion to broadening their horizons through the liberal arts. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Contact: David Yamanishi

PAAC Music: The Ballroom Thieves
Small Multi-Sport Center, 6:30 p.m.

This charismatic Boston trio captivates audiences with unrivaled three-part vocal harmonies, accompanied by skilled parts of guitar, cello and percussion, that work together to create an inspiring, passionate folk sound. The Ballroom Thieves will play at 6:30 p.m. outside the Small Multi-Sport Center. Contact: Emily Wyler

The Department of Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW
Brackett House, 7:00 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 boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. This production is intended for mature audiences. Contact: Janeve West Contact: Janeve West

The Department of Theatre Presents HERE AND NOW
Brackett House, 8:30 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 boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu. This production is intended for mature audiences. Contact: Janeve West Contact: Janeve West

OLA Spring Formal
Cedar Rapids, 9:00 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.

All are invited to the Shores Event Center in Cedar Rapids for the Spring Formal. The theme will be Casino Royale and DJ is TBA. Transportation, beverages and snacks will be provided. Contact: Leticia Valencia

Sunday, April 27th

Men's Tennis vs. TBA
Madison, Wis., 8:00 a.m.

MWC Singles Championships Contact: Teresa Flockhart

Baseball vs. Illinois College
Mount Vernon, 11:00 a.m.

Baseball vs. Illinois College
Mount Vernon, 11:00 a.m.

Admission Admitted Student Day
Thomas Commons, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Baseball's 175th Birthday?
108, Cole Library, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

On Sunday, April 27, join us as baseball enthusiast and historian Phil Lucas shares "Baseball's 175th Birthday?" We will be drawing for a voucher for tickets to attend a Cedar Rapids Kernels game at this program. Contact: Cathy Boggs

High School Book Group
108, Cole Library, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The High School Book Group will meet Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. to discuss "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Contact: Grace Chamberlain

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Barn Dance & Grillout
Small Multi-Sport Center, 5:30 p.m.

Join Fellowship of Christian Athletes for our annual grill-out and, new this year, barn dance! The dance will feature a live band and caller, so come ready to dance and enjoy great food and company! Contact: KOeltjenbruns15

Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir - QED: Engaging Richard Feynman
King Chapel, 7:00 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Martin Hearne; Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Lisa Hearne. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst

Monday, April 28th

Monday Matinee Movie for Adults
108, Cole Library, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cole Library will show the movie "In a World" at 1 p.m. in Room 108. This film was recognized as one of the best top ten independent films of 2013 and won Best Screenplay at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat. Contact: Cathy Boggs

Berry Center End-of-year Dinner and Awards
Hall-Perrine, Cornell College, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join the Berry Center for a year-end celebration of the Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) induction, and recognition of Enactus and Cornell Financial Group members. Faculty and Staff, please R.S.V.P to jwaldron@cornellcollege.edu. Students, please R.S.V.P. in JIVE. Contact: Jamie Waldron