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


    Monday, January 26th

  • Resume Workshop
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    The Career Engagement Center is excited to host Kate Blake, internship coordinator at Transamerica, as our resume writing workshop presenter on Monday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in Hedges. Kate has a unique background that makes her an excellent selection for this workshop, as she reviews and makes recommendations on hundreds of internship resumes every year, and she also comes from a student affairs/career development background. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a true resume writing expert … or the opportunity to network with a professional who hires over 100(!) interns every year. Contact: Jason Napoli
  • Vocabulary lunch
    Hilltop Café
    11:30 a.m.
    Join us at the Hilltop Café to expand your vocabulary through games and conversation. Great for admissions test prep and anyone wanting a richer, more powerful vocabulary. Look for the table with the purple balloon. Contact: Meghan Yamanishi
  • Presentation by Tim Carpenter
    203, Law Hall
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tim Carpenter, candidate for the finance teaching position in the department of economics and business, will give the presentation "Structure of Executive Compensation." A reception will follow in Moosehead Lounge. Contact: Katie Green
  • Transamerica Internship Program Presentation
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Come join the Career Engagement Center in welcoming Kate Blake, internship coordinator, Transamerica to campus on Monday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in Hedges. Kate and her team are poised to hire over 100 interns this summer across a variety of disciplines including IT, finance, accounting, actuarial science, HR, operations and more! Come learn about this exciting (and paid!) internship program and network with Kate to leave a positive first impression. Contact: Jason Napoli
  • Orquesta Alto Maiz "The Salsa Band" - Music Mondays Concert Series
    King Chapel
    7:30 p.m.
    Orquesta Alto Maiz "The Salsa Band" is a popular eleven-piece Latin-jazz-dance band made up of musicians now living in the "heartland" of America. The Latin tinged music they perform, usually found in the clubs of New York City, L.A. or Miami, has secured them a reputation as one of the hottest bands in the Midwest. Orquesta Alto Maiz plays a wide range of Latin musical styles, including merengue, samba, cha-cha-cha, salsa, calypso, and boleros. Regardless of age group or musical preferences, Orquesta Alto Maiz strikes a common chord with its audience. Once exposed to this vibrant, pulsating music, people find it so irresistible their feet won’t keep still. Audience participation (dancing, singing) is encouraged. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst

  • Tuesday, January 27th

  • Student Senate OC Meeting
    Orange Carpet
    6:30 p.m.
    Senate will be having a General Assembly meeting on the OC. All meetings are open to the campus community, so feel free to come down and listen or check it out as you're walking by! Contact: Kelly Oeltjenbruns

  • Wednesday, January 28th

  • CANCELED: Into an Unclenched Moment: Centering Prayer
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Sam Kean Presentation and Book Signing
    Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist. Kean is the author of popular works The Violinist's Thumb, Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, and The Disappearing Spoon. The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named on the Amazon "Top 5" science books of the year. The Violinist's Thumb was a finalist for PEN's literary science writing award. Sam Kean will present on his most recent publication: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. All 3 of his books will be for sale at the event. Already own his books? Bring them to have them signed! Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio
  • Student Senate Executive Board candidate speeches
    Orange Carpet
    11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Candidates running for the Executive Board positions on Student Senate will be giving speeches during lunch on the OC. All candidates must be present to give a speech. Presidential candidates will be answering questions from the audience. Open positions are President, Vice President, Chair of Appropriations, Chair of Academic Affairs, Chair of Organizations, and Chair of Student Life. For more information, visit the website. Contact: Lane Zahourek
  • RA Required Seminar #2
    Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #2. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions and one of the Required Seminar #1 are eligible to attend Required Seminar #2. For more information, visit the RA Selection website. Contact: Judy Goetschius
  • Writing Personal Statement Workshop
    Session devoted to crafting effective personal statements for a variety of applications, including scholarships/fellowships, graduate school applications and professional applications. Contact: Laura Farmer
  • Writing Personal Statement Workshop
    MLK classroom
    3:30 p.m.
    Session devoted to crafting effective personal statements for a variety of applications, including scholarships/fellowships, graduate school applications and professional applications. Contact: Laura Farmer

  • Thursday, January 29th

  • Campus Currents
    Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    All day
    All staff members are encouraged to attend a Campus Currents meeting to gain and share information useful for engaging current students, recruiting new students, and connecting with alumni and friends of the college. These meetings also give staff members opportunities to discuss and provide feedback on broader college issues. Campus Currents meetings are repeated so offices can remain open while staff rotate attendance. These meetings are 9-10 a.m. and again 2-3 p.m. each day they are held. Participants suggest agenda items in advance, and meetings are held only when an agenda is created approximately two weeks in advance. Contact: Cindy Krob
  • Student Senate Executive Board elections
    Cornell College
    All day - 11:55 p.m.
    Election day for Student Senate Executive Board. Any student may run for the position of President, Vice President, Chair of Appropriations, Chair of Academic Affairs, Chair of Organizations, and Chair of Student Life. Voting will take place all day, and all students will receive an email with information on how to vote. For more information, visit the website. Contact: Lane Zahourek
  • Science Interest Group lecture: "'And there’s the humor of it': Shakespeare and the four humors"
    Cole Library
    11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Science Interest Group Presents Barbara Christie-Pope and Katy Stavreva on "And that's the humor of it": Shakespeare and the Four Humors. Join us as we discuss the science and literature behind the four humors, Professor Stavreva's "Words Like Daggers": Violent Female Speech and Gender in Early Modern England, and view 16th century volumes discussing the four humors from the University of Iowa John Martin Rare Book Room. Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio
  • Cover letter workshop
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Students are invited to learn how to format, draft, and perfect a stand-out cover letter, an essential tool when applying for jobs or internships. The workshop will be presented in coordination with the Writing Studio. Contact: Jason Napoli
  • Cover letter workshop
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m.
    Students are invited to learn how to format, draft, and perfect a stand-out cover letter, an essential tool when applying for jobs or internships. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with Laura Farmer from the Writing Studio. Contact: Jason Napoli
  • Presentation by Jae Park
    203, Law Hall
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Jae Park, candidate for the finance teaching position in the department of economics and business, will give the presentation "Research on the Effect of Corporate Governance on Corporate Decisions." A reception will follow in Moosehead Lounge. Contact: Katie Green
  • RA Required Seminar #2
    Hedges Conference Room, Thomas Commons
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #2. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions and one of the Required Seminar #1 are eligible to attend Required Seminar #2. For more information, visit the RA Selection website. Contact: Judy Goetschius

  • Friday, January 30th

  • Resumania
    Thomas Commons Lobby, Cornell College
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Need résumé help? A good résumé is critical for finding jobs, internships, research, and graduate schools. Don't miss this opportunity to get personalized help from a Career Assistant in the Thomas Commons Lobby on how to start a résumé or make your current résumé stand out! No appointment is necessary! There will also be the opportunity during the event to take a professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile too. Dress your best if you want to have a FREE photo taken. Contact: RJ Holmes-Leopold
  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Faculty Social
    Paul K. Scott Alumni Center
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Cole Library faculty and staff Contact: Nancy Rawson
  • Steel Drum Ensembles Concert
    King Chapel
    7:30 p.m.
    Under the direction of Alan Kiser. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst
  • Grocery Bingo - Presented by PAAC's Dark Purple
    Orange Carpet
    9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Did your parents forget to restock your snack stash after Winter Break? Too snowy to drive to buy food? Hungry? Well Grocery Bingo is your convenient and fully-stocked solution! Bring your friends and competitive spirit for an evening of bingo and BIG prizes! Contact: LPeterson15