News & Events


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

    Monday, February 15th

  • Dean's Fora
    Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Dean's Fora
    Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
    3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Music Mondays Concert Series: BMR4 (jazz quartet)
    King Chapel
    7:30 p.m.
    BMR4, a jazz quartet from Chicago, will perform the final Music Mondays concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, in King Chapel. The band describes its sound as jazz, funk, soul, and groove, and features bassist Chris Bernhardt, guitarist Neal Alger, drummer Mike Rodbard, and Jay Moynihan on reeds as they mix R&B with traditional jazz sounds. General Admission: $10 / Students: $5. Admission is free to Cornell students, faculty, staff, emeriti faculty, and retired staff, and to Purple Pass holders. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst
  • Tuesday, February 16th

  • Daytime Community Book Discussion Group
    310, Cole Library
    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 9:30–11 a.m. in Room 310 on the library's third floor. If you would like to join in the discussion, call Sherene at 319-535-1105 or just come that morning. Contact: Cathy Boggs
  • Interview workshop
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Join Rebecca Sullens '09 from the Career Engagement Center to learn the do's and don'ts for being an effective interviewer. Whether you'll be seeking an internship, post-graduate service, graduate school or a full-time career, don't miss this workshop, as interviewing is a relevant skill you'll use again and again at, and after, Cornell. Contact: Rebecca Sullens
  • Poetry for Empathy presentations
    Van Etten-Lacey House
    4:30 p.m.
    Faculty, staff, and students will offer presentations from their fields of expertise, all centered around the theme of empathy and social justice. Creative writing inspired by these presentations will be collected in a chapbook to be released in March. Everyone is invited to listen, write, and collaborate. Hosted by the Student Literary Advisory Board and the Center for the Literary Arts. Contact: Helen Rubinstein
  • Community of Readers Book Discussion Group
    310, Cole Library
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Community of Readers will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 895-4262. Contact: Cathy Boggs
  • Wednesday, February 17th

  • Purple Wednesdays
    On Wednesdays we wear purple. Contact: N/A
  • Embracing Black Reality - Liberation Theology Talk
    Allee Chapel
    11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    The word, "compassion," in a theology of Black Liberation can be expressed not only in a soft language of forgiveness, but also in a hard language of resistance and transformation that embraces black reality and at the same time discloses racial inequality deeply rooted in contemporary America. Compassion requires audacious courage and risk-taking boldness to be unashamedly powerless in a spirit of nonviolence that was incarnated in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It reflects on a prophetic voice from James Cones' Black Liberation Theology, "God is black," as a theological revolution that has been a great awakening to a white mythology of Christianity. The blackness of God is the weakness of God who is suffering with the oppressed that are changing human history on the way. The Rev. Dr. Heecheon Jeon is the senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion and theology from Claremont Graduate University in California. His area of specialization and competence in teaching and writing is primarily focused on Poststructuralist/Postcolonial understanding of culture, subjectivity, community, and religions. He also authored a book titled "Subjectivity of Differance: A Poiesis of Deconstruction of Subjectum, Deus and Communitas" in 2011. ~This Inter-Spiritual Healing Wisdom Wednesday talk by Rev. Dr. Heecheon Jeon is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative (Offices of Spiritual Life, Civic Engagement, and Intercultural Life) in conjunction with BACO's Black History Month events Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Early Out Movie
    108, Cole Library
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Join us for the Early Out Movie on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in Room 108. We will provide popcorn and a drink for each person. This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District. Please call 895-4271 to reserve a seat. Contact: Cathy Boggs
  • 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
  • Thursday, February 18th

  • HAIG talk: "Hamlet, the Enduring Adventure." Prof. Katy Stavreva
    Hedges, Thomas Commons
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    "Hamlet, the Enduring Adventure." Talk by Professor Katy Stavreva. In 1999, in the midst of devastating economic, financial, and political crises, a film-making team led by the Bulgarian screenwriter and producer Stanislav Semerdjiev and the American inventor of Virtual Cinema Greg Roach began shooting a film about Hamlet’s spiritual journey and effort to set right a time twisted “out of joint.” The location, an Alpine wilderness some 8,000 feet above sea level, matched the lofty artistic vision. Beleaguered by financial and logistical problems and near catastrophes, the film was abandoned, yet nine years later Semerdjiev managed to complete The Hamlet Adventure, a drama-documentary about the failure of the original project. Composed from the shards of crushed artistic aspirations, salvaged film stock, and the memories of a scattered company, this film is a declaration of the usefulness of the Hamlet myth in fostering individual and communal creative resistance to the dispiriting circumstances and mores of post-communism. The focus of the film, and of Prof. Stavreva’s HAIG talk, is “Hamletizement” – the imperative to create, sacrifice, reflect, and inspire others – as a definition of liberty. Contact: Rebecca Wines
  • Red Cross blood drive
    Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    In order to reserve an appointment, please go to the webpage and type in "52314." This time is merely a rough suggestion! By clicking on the Red Cross logo, you can also find more information about donating eligibility. Contact: Katie Wilson
  • AA Meeting
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Alcoholics Anonymous meeting - open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. For more information, contact Contact: Becki Elkins
  • Chemistry seminar: New Strategies to Achieve Photoactivation of Biomolecules Using Visible Light
    100, West Science
    4:00 p.m.
    Professor Art Winter from Iowa State University will discuss his research on ways to control biomolecules in space and time using focused and pulsed light to release activated molecules in cells. Contact: Charley Liberko
  • Friday, February 19th

  • 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.
  • Get Outta Town Ski Trip to Minnesota
    The Ski and Snowboarding Club is putting on a Get Outta Town event for Cornell College. We will leave Friday after classes and come back Sunday night. We will stay in villas at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota. In between skiing, sledding, and other fun activities, we will eat delicious meals prepared by our very own chaperone Chef Mike. If you want to know more, email Justin Futrell @ jfutrell16. The trip costs $60 and that covers housing, meals, lift tickets, rentals, and transportation. Contact: Justin Futrell
  • Dinner discussion: masculinity, LGBT+ identity, and the Black experience
    Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
    5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Students and members of campus are invited to join in a discussion over dinner dealing with the topics of masculinity in the black community, while offering some insight into the relationship within and between the Black and the LGBT+ communities. Contact: Kahn Branch
  • Theatre Production: A Man of No Importance
    Kimmel Theatre
    7:30 p.m.
    A Man of No Importance By Stephen Flaherty (music), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and Terrence McNally (book) Directed by Jim VanValen Musical Direction by Julia Andrews West Kimmel Theatre Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. From the award-winning creators of Ragtime comes the story of Alfie Byrne, a Dublin bus driver in 1964, whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's Salome in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry, loneliness, and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." A tender and beautifully woven tale of friendship, community, and the power of theatre that invites us to celebrate who we are and the love we can offer to one another. For tickets contact the Box Office at 319-895-4293, or Adults $10 (Musical Ticket Price $15) Seniors / Students / Youth $7 (Musical Ticket Price $12) Cornell Faculty / Staff / Students Free Regular business hours: M-F 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Two weeks prior to performance and one hour prior to show time. The Box Office is closed during block breaks and school holidays. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst