News & Events


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

    Sunday, September 21st

    Monday, September 22nd

  • Leipziger Lichtfest - 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
    Lobby, Thomas Commons
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Nov. 9, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which came suddenly to residents of East Germany who had been protesting human rights violations, environmental pollution, and governmental intransigence in the late 1980s. Called "The Peaceful Revolution," the opening of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent fall of the Iron Curtain began with peaceful demonstration marches and religious activism from Protestant churches in Leipzig. In conjunction with the Block 1 German course "Life Under Dictatorship," students will lead visitors on a walking exhibit through various stations on life in the former East Germany. We will end our walk at Allee Chapel with a reenactment of some of the famous events at the Church of St. Nicholas in Leipzig. We invite all members of the Cornell and Mount Vernon community to participate in this event as we celebrate the power of citizens to change the world around them, even in the face of economic hardship and dictatorial oppression. Exhibit walks will begin at the Thomas Commons at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22 and end in Allee Chapel. Contact: Johanna Schuster-Craig

  • Tuesday, September 23rd

  • Lego Club
    108, Cole Library
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Join Lego Club and build! Contact: Grace Chamberlain
  • Knitting Night
    326, Cole Library
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 326. Bring your current knitting project and join in the fun! Contact: Cathy Boggs

  • Wednesday, September 24th

    Thursday, September 25th

  • National resiliency conference
    Thomas Commons
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    A national conference focused on increasing resiliency and coping among youth, Thriving Communities, Thriving Lives, will be held on campus Sept. 25-26. The conference is for educators, mental health and health professionals, nonprofit organizations, community groups, parents, and leaders dedicated to using best practices to grow more resilient youth and communities. More information and registration is available online. Contact: Heidi Levine
  • Children's Story Time
    Children's Room, Cole Library
    9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Come join us for Story Time fun! Contact: Cathy Boggs
  • Sister 4 Sister Leadership Retreat
    Info Desk, Thomas Commons
    11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Come and enjoy team and leadership-building exercises with Sister 4 Sister at the Four Mounds Ropes Course in Dubuque, Iowa. There will be zip lines, high swings, and much more at no cost to you. Sign up at the info desk by Sept. 23. Contact: Vashti Blackmon
  • 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