News & Events


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

    Thursday, September 18th

  • 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
  • Rudy Francisco Slam Poetry Reading
    Kimmel Theatre
    6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Rudy Francisco is a slam poet. Slam Poetry is the art of speaking your mind through poetry in front of an audience so as to convey your thoughts. It also referred to as spoken word. Join us for a night of good spoken word poetry in Kimmel Theatre Contact: Marquis Terrell
  • Delt Lecture featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin
    King Chapel
    7:30 p.m.
    “Leadership Lessons of History: Doris Kearns Goodwin on the American Presidents” Contact: Summer Gaasedelen

  • Friday, September 19th

  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Final session on breath work (pranayama) for stress reduction compliments this meditation/support group's regular focus on gentle embodied Qi or energy medicine movements, and compassion meditation for both personal and communal peace. Everyone welcome. Led by Chaplain Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Music Seminar - Guest Dance & Percussion Recital
    Ringer Recital Studio, Armstrong Hall
    3:15 p.m.
    Guest Dance & Percussion Recital - Andy Thierauf is a percussionist and composer who specializes in the creation and performance of contemporary music. Sean Thomas Boyt is a dancer and choreographer. Sean invests much of his time in choreographing and producing dance works. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst

  • Saturday, September 20th

  • Coral Ridge Mall Trip
    Iowa City
    12:00 p.m.
    Join Get Outta Town in a trip to Coral Ridge Mall in Iowa City. Get all your school and dorm essentials in one trip! The mall offers shopping, restaurants, ice skating, a movie theatre, etc. Sign up at the info desk with a $5 refundable deposit in order to reserve your spot. Contact: Katlyn Arndt
  • Outdoor Movie
    Amphitheater next to King Chapel
    7:00 p.m.
    Cone join PAAC outside at the amphitheater to watch a movie outside on the big screen! Snacks provided. Contact: LLeong15

  • 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