News & Events


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

    Wednesday, October 1st

  • Cornellian: New Look Release
    Thomas Commons
    All day
    The Cornellian is launching a whole new look. Get your copy in the Commons at the newspaper stand or at numerous other campus locations! Contact: Jess Reed or Thao Luu
  • Open Field Editorial Board applications due
    Consider applying to Open Field's editorial board! Positions are available as editor, assistant editor, and art editor. Please send a brief statement of interest, experience, and qualifications to by Oct. 1, 2014. Include the name of one faculty reference. Interviews will be held in block two. Questions? Please contact Prof. Rebecca Entel at Contact: Rebecca Entel
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
    Field House, Small Multi-Sport Center
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Will You Give? Walk into the Small Sportscenter and donate. Thank you for saving lives! Contact: Michael Johnson
  • Dimensions Reading Group Discussion
    Russell, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    The Dimensions reading group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of Blocks 1-4 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Russell classroom in Thomas Commons. Interested students should contact Danielle D'Ambrosio ( to sign up. Don't forget to bring your lunch! We look forward to seeing you there. Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio
  • Interdisciplinary Programs meeting for senior majors
    Ringer Dining Room, Thomas Commons
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    All seniors majoring in an interdisciplinary program (archaeology, ethnic studies, gender, sexuality, and women's studies, international relations, Latin American studies, medieval and early modern studies) are required to attend a meeting to discuss requirements for the major and how best to prepare for life after Cornell. For your convenience, you may attend on either Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. in Ringer Dining Room or Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 11:30 a.m. Feel free to bring your meal to the meeting. Contact: John Gruber-Miller
  • Soul Feast Chapel: Night Prayer
    Allee Chapel
    6:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
    Sacred refreshment and peace to ease the worry and hurry. Offering ecumenical Christian worship through loving community, scripture, Communion, and prayers both ancient and new. Everyone welcome. ~Led by chaplain & Spiritus. Contact: Catherine Quehl-Engel
  • Latin Reading Group
    Lindquist, Thomas Commons
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Come read the myth of Perseus and Andromeda with us. Prerequisite: LAT 102. Contact: John Gruber-Miller
  • Fields of Faith
    Ash Park
    8:00 p.m.
    Cornell will host a Fields of Faith event, which is a national event held across the United States. It will be a night of worshiping Jesus, prayer, and encouragement, and more information about the national event can be found on the website. We'll have hot chocolate and be on the football field, and have some members from the band Foursquare Generation to lead in worship. Everyone welcome! Contact: Kelly Oeltjenbruns

  • Thursday, October 2nd

  • Children's Story Time
    Children's Room, Cole Library
    9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Come join us for Story Time fun! Contact: Cathy Boggs
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Allee Chapel
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Alcoholics Anonymous meeting - open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. For more information, contact Contact: Becki Elkins
  • Ferguson And What Are You Going To Do About It?
    Orange Carpet
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    The BACO Umoja Living and Learning Community is having an open discussion on the events that have been happening in Ferguson involving the shooting of Michael Brown. The purpose of this event is to promote awareness about the details of the Ferguson case, and to openly/respectfully discuss the multi-faceted issues that surround it. Cornell students and the Mount Vernon community members are welcome to come talk, listen, and reflect about these important issues in order to answer the big question: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? Contact: Jackie Chacko
  • Studio & Emeriti Art Faculty Gallery Talk
    Peter Paul Luce Gallery, McWethy Hall
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    A gallery talk with the artists, Vivian Heywood, Hugh Lifson, Doug Hanson, Anthony Plaut, Susannah Biondo-Gemmel, Sandra Louise Dyas, & Sue Coleman, Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery. All are welcome. Senior art students are especially encouraged to attend this event. Contact: Sue Coleman

  • Friday, October 3rd

  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Mind-Body-Spirit Practices
    Allee Chapel
    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Cornell LEADS Informational Meeting
    Hedges, Cornell College
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Cornell LEADS (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Distinctive Service) is a distinctive leadership program in which students examine the qualities of leadership and its social importance by interacting with leaders from all walks of life. Each year a select group of 20 students has the extraordinary opportunity to learn about leadership by participating in a seminar, a panel discussion and a field trip in which they meet distinguished leaders in eastern Iowa and Chicago. Senior, junior, and sophomore students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Come learn more about the application process to be involved in this exclusive leadership program! Contact: Rebecca Sullens
  • Casino Night
    Orange Carpet
    7:00 p.m.
    Come join PAAC on the OC for its annual event! Play casino games such as Blackjack, Poker, Russian Roulette, and even Bingo to earn fake money. Trade that in for raffle tickets to win big prizes such as an ipod, a futon, DVDs, and more! All free of course. Come dressed in your best Las Vegas attire to win a giftcard. Contact: LLeong15

  • Saturday, October 4th

  • Wilson's Orchard Trip
    Iowa City
    1:00 p.m.
    Join Get Outta Town for a day-outing to get off campus, enjoy nice weather, and explore Iowa. Wilson's Orchard offers tractor rides, U-Pick apples, and other fun events. Sign up at the info desk with a $5 refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Contact: Katlyn Arndt

  • Sunday, October 5th

  • Especially For You: Race Against Breast Cancer 5k
    Cedar Rapids
    7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cornell College formed a team for the 24th Annual Especially For You Race. This race is co-sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and General Mills. Proceeds from the race are used locally to provide breast cancer screening and other support services for individuals in need. Come out to cheer on our participants, and/or visit Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids for race-end activities for people of all ages. Contact: Danielle D'Ambrosio