News & Events


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

    Saturday, April 30th

  • Board of Trustees Spring Meeting
    Thomas Commons
    All day
  • String Quartet Recital
    Ringer Recital Studio
    3:00 p.m.
  • Cornell Block Party
    Cornell College
    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Hosted by KRNL, Cornell Block Party (a.k.a. Merner Lawn Party) is a grand end of the year celebration on Saturday, April 30, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Quad by Russell and PR. Featuring live music, games and prizes, lemonade, and beer for 21 and up. KRNL is bringing in artists like rock-and-roll group Music Band and hip hop artist Bryce Vine. Bring your competitive action and play a game of beach volleyball for a chance to win prizes! Drink responsibly! Contact cvalenzuela18 for questions. Contact: Cynthia Valenzuela
  • PAAC Novelty Events: Outdoor Movie
    Amphitheater next to King Chapel
    7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Join PAAC outside by the ampitheater to see one of your favorite movies! Snacks will be provided! :) Contact: Wibby Coghlan
  • Theatre Production: "Those That Fall": A Devised Piece
    The Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre, Armstrong Hall
    7:30 p.m.
    The Cornell College Department of Theatre is proud to present "Those that Fall"; a story of love and loss in a town gripped by fear. Inspired by Iowa lore and supported by a yearlong process of research and development, "Those that Fall" was written by an ensemble of Cornell College students, with Janeve West, associate professor of theatre, helming the production as generative artist and director. In a series of actual news articles printed in September of 1903, the Des Moines Daily News reported that the town of Van Meter, Iowa was "visited" by a giant bat-like creature that was seen throughout the town over the course of four consecutive nights. Inspired by these articles, Those that Fall, tells the story of a fictional Iowa town garnering unwanted national attention due to circulating reports of a large bat-like creature terrorizing the town. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students/youth, and free for Cornell faculty, staff, and students with ID. For tickets contact the Box Office at 319-895-4293, or Audiences are invited to remain or return to the theatre for a talk-back with the ensemble on Saturday, April 23, immediately after the performance, where they will have opportunity to learn more about the actual urban legend and the process of making this production. Contact: Cathy Schonhorst
  • Tuesday, May 3rd

  • F'Art
    Public Floor, Zamora's Market
    7:00 p.m.
    Come watch the Intermedia Art class perform, LIVE, in Zamoras! If you think you know what art is, you might have another thing coming. It will be a fun and unique experience for those unfamilar, and familiar, with performance art. Hope to see you all there! Contact: Benjamin Groeper
  • Wednesday, May 4th

  • Purple Wednesdays
    On Wednesdays we wear purple. Contact: N/A
  • Thursday, May 5th

  • Story Time
    Children's Room, Cole Library
    9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Story Time is every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. We will share stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. Contact: Cathy Boggs
  • Residence halls close for non-graduating students
    Residence Life Office
    11:00 a.m.
  • 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
  • Faculty/Staff Year End Luncheon
    Hilltop Cafe, Thomas Commons
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Please gather to enjoy a complimentary year-end luncheon for all faculty and staff in the Hilltop Café on Thursday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m. Contact: Cindy Krob
  • Friday, May 6th

  • Baccalaureate Rehearsal
    King Chapel
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Rehearsal for Baccalaureate (actual event to be held Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m.) Contact: Tara Anderson
  • Commencement Rehearsal
    College Hall Lawn, College Hall
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Commencement Rehearsal (actual event to be held on Sunday, May 8 at 10 a.m.) Contact: Tara Anderson
  • Senior Class Reception
    Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.