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    Thursday, May 6th

  • ICL Power Hour

    Virtual Room:https://www.facebook.com/CornellCollegeInterculturalLife
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Join the Office of Intercultural Life and friends each Thursday of each block for a virtual discussion of current events and important topics. Tune in to the Office of Intercultural Life FaceBook page and join the conversation! This event is open to the general public. https://www.facebook.com/CornellCollegeInterculturalLifeThursday, May 6th | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Virtual Room:https://www.facebook.com/CornellCollegeInterculturalLife
  • Friday, May 7th

  • Kate Durbin & Raquel Salas Rivera Poetry Reading

    Zoom virtual meeting
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Join the Center for the Literary Arts for a reading featuring Los Angeles-based artist and writer Kate Durbin and Puerto Rican poet and translator Raquel Salas Rivera. ~ Registration required: https://cornellcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdOGuqzkvEtcvX1zutB-xv6BSjHOW34Pj ~ Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. Her books include Hoarders (Wave Books, forthcoming 2021), E! Entertainment, The Ravenous Audience, and ABRA. ABRA is also a free, interactive iOS app that is "a living text," which won the 2017 international Turn On Literature Prize for electronic literature. The project was partly funded by an NEA grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Her novella Kim's Fairytale Wedding was translated to Spanish and published in Mexico/Spain. In 2015, and again in 2020, she was the Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence in Brisbane, Australia. Kate makes films, new media work, and does performance art in public spaces and online. She shows her work nationally and internationally. Her work includes Hello Selfie, which she performed for the Pulse Art Fair in Miami with Transfer Gallery, in Union Square with Transfer Gallery, in Los Angeles with Perform Chinatown, and with Arts Queensland in Australia. Other recent work includes Unfriend Me Now!, about Facebook and the 2016 US Presidential election, screened with Peer to Space in Berlin and shown at the Spring Break Art Fair and Femmebit Art Festival in Los Angeles; and The Supreme Gentleman, about Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger, featured on Art 21's website and performed for the Yes All Women Art Benefit and Auction in Los Angeles. Kate's work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art in America, Art Forum, The Believer, XO Jane, Nylon, Casa Vogue, Yale's American Scholar, NPR, The Creator's Project, Public Art Dialogue, ArtSlant, Poets and Writers, DAZED, BOMB, poets.org, The American Poetry Review, Flavorwire, Best American Experimental Writing, PennSound, The Pulitzer Foundation and elsewhere. She has shown her work or performed at The Frye Museum, The Pulse Art Fair, MOCA Los Angeles, the Haifa Museum in Israel, SF MOMA, The Spring Break Art Fair in Los Angeles, Peer to Space in Berlin, The School for Global Art Down Under, The Poetry Project, The Queensland Poetry Festival, The Ashbery Home School, The Brisbane Writer's Festival, and more. In 2017-2018 she was a Digital Studies fellow with Rutgers-Camden University. RAQUEL SALAS RIVERA (Mayagüez, 1985) Poeta, traductor y editor. Sus reconocimientos incluyen el nombramiento como Poeta Laureado de la ciudad de Filadelfia y el Premio Nuevas Voces del Festival de la Palabra de Puerto Rico. Cuenta con la publicación de cinco poemarios. Su tercer libro, lo terciario/the tertiary, ganó el Premio Literario Lambda a una obra de poesía transgénero y también fue semifinalista para el Premio Nacional del Libro del 2018 (EEUU). Su cuarto poemario, while they sleep (under the bed is another country), fue semifinalista para el Pen America Open Book Award del 2020 y finalista para el CLMP Firecracker Award del 2020. Su quinto poemario, x/ex/exis, ganó el Premio Ambroggio. antes que isla es volcán/before island is volcano, su sexto libro, es una apuesta imaginativa por un futuro decolonial para Puerto Rico y será publicado por Beacon Press en el 2022. Coeditó dos antologías. Puerto Rico en mi corazón es una antología basada en una colección de volantes de poetas puertorriqueños contemporáneos. La piel del arrecife es la primera antología de poesía trans puertorriqueña. En el 2021, gracias a una beca de traducción del NEA, estará traduciendo la poesía de su abuelo, Sotero Rivera Avilés. Obtuvo un Doctorado en Literatura Comparada y Teoría Literaria de la Universidad de Pensilvania y escribe y enseña en Puerto Rico. Raquel Salas Rivera (Mayagüez, 1985) is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and editor. His honors include being named the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and receiving the New Voices Award from Puerto Rico’s Festival de la Palabra. He is the author of five full-length poetry books. His third book, lo terciario/ the tertiary won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry and was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award. His fourth book, while they sleep (under the bed is another country), was longlisted for the 2020 Pen America Open Book Award and was a finalist for CLMP’s 2020 Firecracker Award. His fifth book, x/ex/exis won the inaugural Ambroggio Prize. antes que isla es volcán/before island is volcano, his sixth book, is an imaginative leap into Puerto Rico’s decolonial future and is forthcoming from Beacon Press in 2022. He has co-edited two anthologies. Puerto Rico en mi corazón is a bilingual anthology based on a special collection of handmade letterpress broadsides by contemporary Puerto Rican poets. La piel del arrecife is the first anthology of Puerto Rican trans poetry. Thanks to a 2021 NEA Translation Fellowship, he will be translating the poetry of his grandfather, Sotero Rivera Avilés. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania and writes and teaches in Puerto Rico. Photo Credit: Tamara MazFriday, May 7th | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm | Zoom virtual meetinghttps://www.facebook.com/events/234353108461316
  • Friday, May 7th

  • SLAB Time Capsule Event

    Van Etten-Lacey House
    3:00 pm -

    Friday is the last day to put something in the Covid-19 time capsule. So bring something join SLAB in burying it!Friday, May 7th | 3:00 pm | Van Etten-Lacey House
  • Saturday, May 8th

  • Emergency Drill

    Small Multi-Sport Center
    8:00 am -

    Emergency medical service crews will take over the Cornell College Small Sport Center for a rare training opportunity. Regional fire, police, and ambulance services are teaming up with Cornell College’s construction projects manager, Scott Ladwig, and construction partner, Mortenson, to hold an emergency drill. They’ll use the Small Sport Center to practice life-saving scenarios because it’s currently in the demolition stage of a $19.5 million renovation and expansion.Saturday, May 8th | 8:00 am | Small Multi-Sport Center
  • Saturday, May 8th

  • Cornell Music Series: May Music Festival

    Kimmel Patio
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    This outdoor event will be held on the Kimmel Patio in front of Armstrong Hall. Rain date: 5/9/2021.Saturday, May 8th | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm | Kimmel Patio
  • Monday, May 10th

  • Senior Commencement wristband distribution

    Thomas Commons
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Due to the pandemic, we will strictly enforce 2021 Commencement entry only to guests with a wristband. Every 2021 graduate will receive one wristband per ticket ordered through Eventbrite or awarded through the lottery. ~ Wristbands will be available at the Thomas Commons lobby tables from 10 a.m.–noon Monday and Tuesday, May 10–11, and in or near the Thomas Commons from 10 a.m.–noon Sunday, May 16. ~ Only students who ordered tickets may pick up their wristbands and student ID is required.Monday, May 10th | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Thomas Commons
  • Tuesday, May 11th

  • Senior Commencement wristband distribution

    Thomas Commons
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Due to the pandemic, we will strictly enforce 2021 Commencement entry only to guests with a wristband. Every 2021 graduate will receive one wristband per ticket ordered through Eventbrite or awarded through the lottery. ~ Wristbands will be available at the Thomas Commons lobby tables from 10 a.m.–noon Monday and Tuesday, May 10–11, and in or near the Thomas Commons from 10 a.m.–noon Sunday, May 16. ~ Only students who ordered tickets may pick up their wristbands and student ID is required.Tuesday, May 11th | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Thomas Commons
  • Tuesday, May 11th

  • Late Night Munchies

    Thomas Commons Patio Room:Fire Bowl
    10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Take a break from studying for your final to grab a sweet snack at the Thomas Commons courtesy of Student Affairs. Format is grab & go or please eat outside. Q’s: rsullensTuesday, May 11th | 10:00 pm-11:00 pm | Thomas Commons Patio Room:Fire Bowl
  • Wednesday, May 12th

  • Celebration of Life & Tree Planting in Honor of Carol Brokel

    Russell Science Center
    3:00 pm -

    We will meet on a grassy area near Russell Science Center and West Science on the Cornell campus to honor Carol Brokel, who worked on campus for over 50 years. Carol served the college from 1962 to 2014, most notably in West Science, where she took good care of the faculty, staff, and students. The gathering area near the offices on the third floor of Russell Science is named for her. ~ Best parking for this ceremony is at Cole Library and Norton Geology (see campus map at crnl.co/map). ~ To join virtually: https://cornellcollege.zoom.us/s/95746871423 Contact CQuehl-Engel@cornellcollege.edu by noon on Wednesday, May 12, for the passcodeWednesday, May 12th | 3:00 pm | Russell Science Center