Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

March 12th, 2014

Herbert E. Hendriks ’40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96. Read More…

Don Chamberlain 1952-2014

January 13th, 2014

Don Chamberlain, professor emeritus of music, died on Jan. 11. He was 61. There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in King Chapel, with a reception to follow in Cole Library. Read More…

Mary Iber 1949-2014

January 6th, 2014

Mary Iber, consulting librarian for the sciences at Cole Library and college archivist, died Thursday, Jan. 2. She was 64. A Celebration of Life in her memory will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in King Chapel, with a reception in Cole Library following at 5:30 p.m. Read More…

Economics and Business Professor Emeritus Don Cell dies

June 12th, 2013

Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Don Cell died June 12 of an acute aortic dissection. He was 81. Read More…

Religion professor emeritus Charles Vernoff dies

March 12th, 2013

Charles Vernoff, emeritus professor of religion, died March 11 at his home in West Hollywood, Calif. He was 71. Vernoff taught at Cornell College for 28 years, from 1978 until his retirement in 2006. Read More…

Barron Bremner 1936-2012

February 13th, 2012

Longtime coach, athletic director, educator and vice president for college advancement Barron Bremner died Feb. 12. He was 75. Read More…

Emeritus biology professor Bob Black dies

January 13th, 2012

Bob Black, emeritus professor of biology and longtime assistant men’s basketball coach, died on Friday, Jan. 13. He was 61.

Visitation will be held at Brosh Chapel in Solon on Jan. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held at  King Chapel on Jan. 22nd with Bob’s favorite music being played beginning at 2 p.m. with the service to follow at 2:30 p.m. with Chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel presiding. A family inurnment will be held at a later date. You can read the obituary published in the (Iowa City) Press-Citizen here.

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Theatre professor Mark Hunter dies

November 7th, 2011

Mark Hunter, associate professor of theatre, died on Sunday, Nov. 6. There will be a memorial service on campus on Monday, Nov. 14 starting at 11:10 a.m. in Kimmel Theatre. The service will be live streamed on the web here. Read More…

Francis Pray, emeritus professor of biology, dies at 86

August 1st, 2011

Francis Pray, emeritus professor of biology and honorary alumnus of Cornell College, died on July 20 from complications following pneumonia. He was 86 years old. Pray taught at Cornell from 1957 to 1987 and was especially known for educating future doctors. After retiring from the college, he and his wife, Edith Pray, moved to Sarasota, Fla. A memorial service will be held at Cornell during Homecoming at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Allee Chapel. The family is holding a memorial service at Medford Leas in Medford, N.J. on Sept. 3. The full obituary, submitted by his family, follows. Read More…

Robert Dana links

February 12th, 2010

The legacy of poet and Cornell Professor Emeritus of English Robert Dana has been noted in many corners, including:

The North American Review published an essay about Dana in its Spring 2010 issue. You can see an image of the essay here.

April 12: A picture slide show from the memorial service can be downloaded in Quicktime MOV format from: http://catnipfarm.com/robert_dana.mov (74MB) – there are also options for a larger version of the slide show (124MB), or a smaller version (28MB).

April 3: Coverage and photos of the Memorial Reading in Celebration of Robert Dana’s New and Selected Poems, March 27, in Iowa City.

March 27 & 28: Audio podcasts of the Memorial Reading (March 27) and Memorial service (March 28), along with copies of the two programs.

March 25, Robert Dana Remembered in the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Sun.

Feb. 26, Chronicle of Higher Education blog column by former Cornell English Professor David Evans, now dean at Buena Vista University.

Feb. 22,  Garrison Keillor reading “Beach Attitudes” on “The Writer’s Almanac” (plus “A Short History of the Middle West” in 1998, and “Heat” in 1994)

Feb. 18, “Gulf Coast Live” from Southwest Florida public radio station WGCU; previously recorded but never before broadcast interview with Dana, in which he reads “Beach Attitudes.”

Listen to the recording: Robert Dana on Southwest Florida Public Radio (.mp3)

Feb. 14, Iowa City Press-Citizen comments on Dana’s legacy

Feb. 14, Iowa City Press-Citizen prints poem “Selling the Earth and Everything On It”

Feb. 12, Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) Sun

Link to Feb. 11 broadcast of “The Exchange” on IPR for replay of Robert Dana interview

Reminiscences from former students/colleagues

Video of Dana’s April 2009 reading

News story by the Iowa City Press-Citizen

Memorial by Poet Denise Low

Memorial from Florida Literary Arts Connection

Dana’s Wikipedia page

If you know of other links to add, please contact Dee Ann Rexroat.