News & Events


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

    Tuesday, December 1st

  • Lego Club
    108, Cole Library
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Come and build with Legos! Contact: Grace Chamberlain
  • Positive Youth!
    Ringer, Thomas Commons
    5:00 p.m.
    World AIDS Day Documentary Event: The Office of Intercultural Life will be showing the documentary Positive Youth. Positive Youth is a one hour documentary that follows four HIV+ positive youth (late teens to 27) in four different North American cities. Join us in Ringer Dining Room at 5 p.m. for dinner and a movie. Cosponsors include The Social Justice Initiative. View a trailer on the website. Contact: Quinneka Lee
  • Wednesday, December 2nd

  • Purple Wednesdays
    On Wednesdays we wear purple. Contact: N/A
  • Scholarship Week on the OC - Humanity in Action Scholarship
    Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Week of hour-long information sessions on the OC. A different scholarship will be presented each day. Contact: Ben Greenstein
  • Bible Study & Tea
    Old Sem
    3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Students, faculty, and staff welcome. 3:15 p.m. in Chaplain's Office, 3rd floor Old Sem. ~Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritus Spiritual Life leaders Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • German Stammtisch
    Dining Room, Thomas Commons
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    A "Stammtisch" is a dinner table around which friends join for fun and conversation. At Cornell, our Stammtisch meets in the dining hall (look for the German flags) every Wednesday evening from 5-6 and offers you the chance to speak and listen to some German. All abilities are welcome! Come and enjoy! Contact: Tyler Carrington
  • 2015 Cornell Fellows Showcase
    Hedges & Shaw, Thomas Commons
    6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Come hear from the 14 most recent Cornell Fellows as they present summaries of their 8-week fellowships and how the experience has influenced their academic and professional futures. These presentations highlight some of the finest experiential learning work being conducted at Cornell. Fellows will be presenting in both Hedges Conference Room and Shaw Lounge, and the presentation order will be posted by the door on the day of the event. Contact: Rebecca Sullens
  • Thursday, December 3rd

  • HAIG talk
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cornell College English Professor Michelle Mouton will present. Her talk is titled "'No Vegetables in England!' Food, Industry, and Race in Anthony Trollope's Travel Writings." The Victorian writer Anthony Trollope (who is "trending" according to recent article in The New Yorker) is undoubtedly best known for his astonishing output of novels—more than 40 works of fiction. Trollope was among the most widely traveled English novelists of his day. Trollope, while traveling, enjoyed local foods and investigated and reported on agricultural innovations, food distribution infrastructures, and global food trade opportunities abroad. Mouton argues that Trollope's travel writings provide an invaluable resource for scholars working to understand the roots of today's global food systems. Contact: Rebecca Wines
  • Scholarship Week on the OC - Gilman Scholarship
    Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
    12:00 p.m.
    Week of hour-long information sessions on the OC. A different scholarship will be presented each day. Contact: Ben Greenstein
  • Magical Night
    Uptown Mount Vernon
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Mount Vernon's annual Magical Night will be a celebration of holiday magic beginning on the lawn of the First Street Community Center, 221 First St. NE. At 5 p.m., on Dec. 3, Santa himself will be throwing the switch unveiling Mount Vernon's holiday lights. This will be followed by a wide range of events along Mount Vernon's historic First Street that include visits and photos with Santa and live music and activities in almost every building in Uptown. See the website for more information. Contact: Dee Ann Rexroat
  • Hometown Holiday - multicultural and international holiday event
    Stoner House
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Join us on Magical Night for an international and multicultural holiday celebration at Stoner House. Contact: Quinneka Lee
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, DOORS and the Social Justice Initiative ( Office of Intercultural Life, Office of Spiritual Life, and Office of Civic Engagement) will co-sponsor the film "Lives Worth Living." This is a 2011 documentary film directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey. The film shows the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-World War II era until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. The film will be shown on Dec. 3, 2015, at 6 p.m. in Hedges Conference Room. A discussion will follow. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Andrew Crow (ACrow16) of DOORS or Quinneka Lee at The trailer for the film can be found on the website. Contact: Quinneka Lee
  • Friday, December 4th

  • Meditation, Mindfulness, & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Everyone welcome. 11:15 a.m. to noon in Allee Chapel. Led by Chaplain & Spiritual Life Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Music Seminar Student Recital
    Ringer Recital Studio
    3:15 p.m.
  • Crafternoons!
    108, Cole Library
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Join our new arts and crafts-based program series, "Crafternoons!" Contact: Grace Chamberlain
  • Big Grove Brewery Beer Tasting, Lecture to benefit Pandemonium's Mardi Gras Tour
    Garner President's House
    6:00 p.m.
    Beer tasting, lecture to benefit steel drum band: Steel drum band Pandemonium and the Cornell College Calypso Singers will benefit from the first Beer Colloquium, sponsored by Big Grove Brewery. The event, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Garner President’s House, is a fundraiser for the group’s upcoming trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Bill Heinrich, a 2007 Cornell graduate and the head brewer at Solon-based Big Grove Brewery, will lead a discussion about the history of various beer styles and the design and brewing goals of at least four specific Big Grove brews, all of which will be available for tasting. The beers that Big Grove is bringing to discuss and the topics planned are: •BoomTown – the abbreviated history of German brewing the United States, and its influence on cream ale. •Big Grove IPA – research on export pale ales from the 18th and 19th century, and their relation to current trends in West Coast IPA. •Arms Race Pale Ale – a brief discussion of the last 40 years of craft brewing, and the trend line of single hop pale ales and IPAs. Also a brief foray in Citra and its lineage. •Que Sera Berliner-style Weisse – technique and results of hot side acidification procedures. Heinrich was a music major at Cornell College, and in addition to playing trumpet, he was a member of Pandemonium. Since becoming head brewer at Big Grove, he has stayed in touch with music professors Martin Hearne and Lisa Hearne. When Heinrich heard about the plans for a New Orleans tour, he offered to help, Martin Hearne said. **TICKETS are $45 per person, with a limit of 50, and are on sale now. **TICKETS are available by contacting Big Grove Brewery at (319) 624-2337 - or Cornell College’s Pandemonium steel drum band and Calypso Singers perform in four parades and a concert for Mardi Gras—crowds are expected to number more than a million people. Pandemonium will ride on a float representing Cornell in four parades: Feb. 3, Krewe of Druids; Feb. 4, Knights of Babylon; Feb. 6, Krewe of Iris; and Feb. 7, Krewe of Thoth. The 30 student musicians will also present a concert and tour historic sites throughout New Orleans. Pandemonium and Calypso Singers are directed by professors of music Martin Hearne and Lisa Hearne. Martin Hearne is a Louisiana native with close ties to New Orleans. The Hearnes have spent significant periods of time in New Orleans in the past 10 years since Katrina, and secured the invitations to Mardi Gras through local contacts. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst
  • "Dirt! the Movie" screening
    Zamora's Market
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    DIRT! The Movie, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, "DIRT! The Movie" is a call to action. “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” How can you affect that relationship for the better? Contact: Danielle Polson
  • Saturday, December 5th

  • President's holiday open house for faculty and staff
    Garner President's House
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Faculty and staff, and their families, are invited to celebrate the season at the Garner President's House. The Holiday Concert will follow at 7:30 p.m. in King Chapel. Contact: RuthAnn Scheer
  • PAAC Novelty Events: Music Mayhem
    Orange Carpet
    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Come and play Music Mayhem, where participants will have to be prepared to use their knowledge of old and new songs and their lyrics for prizes! Contact: Emily Andrulis
  • Holiday Concert
    King Chapel
    7:30 p.m.
    The Cornell College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Lisa Hearne, and the Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Martin Hearne. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst