News & Events


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

    Thursday, April 2nd

  • 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
  • SIG lecture: "Mishaps in the Chemistry Lab: How to screw up a synthesis, get rich, and transform the
    100, West Science
    11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Chemistry Professor Charley Liberko will deliver the Science Interest Group Lecture "Mishaps in the Chemistry Lab: How to screw up a synthesis, get rich, and transform the world." In 1856, 18-year-old William Henry Perkin had an idea on how to synthesize the antimalarial drug quinine. His naïve attempt didn't even come close to producing the life-saving alkaloid. While most people would have cleaned up and moved on, Perkin noticed that when he went to wash the waste down the drain, the solution had a beautiful purple color. That purple color sparked Perkin's imagination leading him to quit school, risk his professional reputation and his family's fortune, create an entirely new industry, revolutionize the course of agriculture, science, and medicine, and ignite a fashion craze. This is a story of how a scientific failure can, in the hands of a liberal arts minded person, become a triumphant success. Contact: Craig Teague
  • Farewell Reception for Mike Johnson
    Orange Carpet, Thomas Commons
    3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Please join the Office of Student Affairs at a farewell reception for Mike Johnson, Civic Engagement coordinator, on Thursday, April 2, at 3:15 p.m., on the OC. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Contact: Cindy Krob
  • Presentation by Kelsey Feser
    303, Norton
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Kelsey Feser, candidate for the geology position in the department of geology, will give the presentation "How shell accumulations in seagrass beds reveal recent changes in coastal marine environments." A reception will follow in Norton 303. Contact: Katie Green
  • Scholarships in the UK
    Shaw Lounge, Thomas Commons
    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Information session devoted to prestigious scholarships available in the UK. These include the Gate, Mitchell, Marshall, Rhodes. Scholarship advisors will provide information and answer questions related to these life-changing and career-launching opportunities. Contact: Ben Greenstein
  • Room Selection 2015-16: Double rooms
    lounge, Pfeiffer Hall
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Students interested in a double room will select rooms for 2015-16 academic year. Bring your Numbers Draw passes and IDs for all roommates. Contact: Judy Goetschius
  • Maundy Thursday - Ecumenical Holy Week Observance
    Allee Chapel
    6:30 p.m.
    A gathering for Communion, Foot washing, and Tenebrae to commemorate Jesus' love, Last Supper, and experience of human fear amid his abandonment by his friends and disciples. Led by students, faculty, and staff. Service is open to everyone. ~ Sponsored by Spiritus/Chaplain & Spiritual Life Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Public Lecture by Casey B. Mulligan: "Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform"
    Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
    7:30 p.m.
    The Wall Street Journal calls him "The economist who exposed Obamacare." The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy presents a public lecture by University of Chicago economics professor and author Casey B. Mulligan. His lecture, entitled "Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform" will share his analysis of the economic side effects of Obamacare from his book of the same name. This lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Hall-Perrine room of the Thomas Commons. Professor Mulligan will take questions immediately following his lecture. Those with an interest in the areas of politics, economics, or health care are encouraged to attend. He is also the author of the book "The Redistribution Recession." More information related to Professor Mulligan's lecture topic can be found on the website. Contact: Rebecca Sullens
  • Friday, April 3rd

  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch and Learn: Career in Analytics and Data Science
    118, College Hall
    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Join the Berry Center and ‘09 Cornell grad Jeff Curran for a Lunch & Learn on Careers in Analytics and Data Science. Jeff majored in ECB and POL at Cornell and now serves as a Business Strategy & Insights Analyst at LogMeIn located in Boston. Learn about Jeff's career path after the Hilltop and ask him questions about his field. College Hall room 118, 12pm (noon)- 1pm Email if you are interested in attending. Bring your own lunch. (Lunch is provided to those who registered by March 30th) Contact: Rebecca Sullens
  • Music Seminar Student Recital and Senior Recital: Dannie Chen, piano
    Ringer Recital Studio
    3:15 p.m.
  • Ecumenical Good Friday Service
    Allee Chapel
    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    GOOD FRIDAY - April 3 @ 4:15 p.m. Allee Chapel Recollection upon Divine self-emptying and suffering in solidarity with all who struggle or experience pain and loss. ~ Open to the public and led by students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office including Spiritus. Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Pretty Girl Rock!!
    Orange Carpet
    7:00 p.m.
    Please join Sister 4 Sister for the annual Pretty Girl Rock showcase, in honor of Women’s History Month. TWRG will also be doing the TWRG monologues. Contact: Sandrine Louis Jeune
  • Saturday, April 4th

  • Senior Recital: Tiffany Lawless, soprano
    Ringer Recital Studio
    3:00 p.m.
  • Deal or No Deal - Presented by PAAC's Dark Purple
    Orange Carpet
    9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 6th

  • Presentation by John Orcutt
    303, Norton
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    John Orcutt, candidate for the geology position in the department of geology, will give the presentation "(Marsupial) Lions, (Tasmanian) Tigers, and (Pig) Bears: Predators Past and Present in Australia and the Americas." A reception will follow in Norton 303. Contact: Katie Green
  • Wednesday, April 8th

  • CPR/AED Class
    Heartsaver AED training through the American Heart Association. Cost: $7. To sign up, please call the Health Center at 319-895-4292. Class size is limited. Contact: Nancy Reasland