Halloweekend Events

Happy Halloween, Cornellians! It’s the first weekend of the block, and there’s plenty to do- spooky and otherwise, check it out below!


  • Trick or Treat for Unicef, hosted by Believe in Zero, 6:00 pm at the Old Fire Station in downtown Mount Vernon
  • The Flies, produced by Student Theatre Council, 7:00 pm in the Uptown Theatre at the First Street Community Center
  • Cornell Volleyball vs. Coe, 7:00 pm


  • Cornell Volleyball vs. Wartburg 12:30 pm
  • Cornell Football vs. Lake Forest 1:00 pm
  • The Flies, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, in the Uptown Theatre at the First Street Community Center
  • Cornell Volleyball vs. Wheaton 4:00 pm
  • Scare to Dance: Dance and Costume Contest , hosted by Slick Shoes, Lesson at 7:30  pm and Dance at 8:00 pm on the OC



STC Presents: The Flies

The Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre


Join us for the first Student Theatre Council production of the year!

10/30-11/1 at 7 pm

11/1 at 2 pm

Free, General Admission

Tickets can be collected at the door or reserved by emailing reserveSTC@gmail.com

Featuring: Alexis Atkinson, Libby Auger, Catherine Backer, Jacob Bennington, Haley Farrand, Kira Gaudynski, Kalyn Marquez, Mary Kate McAlpine, Madison Serrett, Cynthia Valenzuela, Donna Warfield and Benjamin Wong.

Stage Manager: Jaszmyn Patrice

Assistant Stage Manager: Jane Mulkerin

Technical Direction: Lili Björklund

Master Electrician: Gabby Ferro

Directed by: F. Boadu

Notice: Due to scheduling changes our official opening night is now Friday, October 31st. There will still be a performance on Thursday, October 30th as an open dress rehearsal and you are more than welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to see behind-the-scenes as we fine tune our story in the Uptown Theatre.




Credit Card Purchases

Greetings, Student Orgs!

We know there have been some changes to the student organization credit card processes and wanted to make sure you had the latest information.

Moving forward, you will need to enter a purchase into Community and have it approved by your Technical Advisor prior to being able to purchase through Cindy in the Student Affairs Office.

As you anticipate these costs being spent, please begin entering these into Community as soon as you know a purchase will be made so that you can make the purchase in a timely manner.


Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Trick or Treat for UNICEF is a UNICEF event first held in 1950 to help many kids who were left vulnerable after WWII. Throughout the years, it has aggregated millions of dollars to continue to help kids all around the world.

Join us in downtown Mount Vernon! Have fun and raise awareness for children!

  • Face Painting
  • UNICEF quizzes
  • Candy
  • Donation box decorating

Halloween Day, Friday, October 31st
Old Fire Station in downtown Mt. Vernon
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

?s: siwata17


All Hallows: Candlight All Souls Night Prayer Service

Come honor your loved ones, mentors, & friends who, in death, are parted from sight, yet whose spirits remains part of your own. A beautiful age-old All Hallows/All Souls & candle lighting service from The Book of Common Prayer/Christian Spirituality. Includes brief history of Halloween, soul cakes & pumkin pie. Open Communion, inclusively welcoming of all. ~ Led by Chaplain & Spiritus

This service will be held on October 29 at 6:30 pm in Allee Chapel.


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Spotlight: Chicago Road Trip

Each week we put a “spotlight” on an aspect of student life at Cornell, whether it be opportunities, resources or just people on campus. This week, we’re featuring the Career Engagement Center’s Chicago Road Trip in a post written by Kelsey Gaillot ’15. Stay tuned for the trip in the spring!

My normal email routine includes a lot of deleting. I like my inbox organized and uncluttered. When I saw that there was a Career Road Trip to Chicago for students interested in psychology during an upcoming block break, I broke out of my mid-email stupor, and realized that this was an opportunity built for me. I am currently a junior at Cornell College, studying psychology and kinesiology, while setting for our championship volleyball team, working as a Sports Medicine Assistant, and working with the admissions office.

Prior to the Career Road Trip, the fear of the looming job search following graduation was beginning to hang a grey cloud over my head. I was feeling very underqualified in experience, extremely low as far as networking capabilities, and absolutely unaware of the opportunities that were available. My first warning sign of my incompetency was my uncertainty concerning “business casual” dress. Thanks to my much more professionally-minded friends and their closets, my bags were packed and our crew of 9 Cornell College students was off.

From our first meeting with alumni and other professionals from Chicago at a casual meet and greet, my fears and doubts about my capabilities to enter the professional world disappeared. I felt as though I could communicate effectively, listen effectively, and present myself as a qualified and competent young individual who had dreams and goals worth pursuing. This feeling continued to grow throughout the weekend, during meetings with the MacArthur Foundation (so cool!), The Jacobson Group, The Gorilla Group, and visiting the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

My favorite stop was The Gorilla Group. This company is an IT web development group working in e-commerce. Throughout their presentation, consisting of the front line sales people to the script writer technical guys to the CEO, the theme was consistent of their workplace environment being the most important factor of their success. There were many mentions of the collaborative style of work, and how the culture of their workplace was the most important indicator of the success of the company. I had to keep from giggling when I realized that this is very similar to the goals of the Cornell College student body, as well as my extracurricular activities in which I participate.

Collaboration and culture have been essential factors to my high satisfaction with my Cornell experience. In our small classes with engaged professors, the way the students and faculty collaborate and learn together is absolutely key to learning. In Sports Medicine, especially as a student assistant, every decision and diagnoses is made as a collaborative team of certified trainers and students. As a young professional, I will work to engage the collaborative skills and the positive culture that has developed throughout my life and during my time here at Cornell.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Career Engagement Center for the opportunity to attend the Career Road Trip to Chicago.

What's Different Wednesday

What’s Different Wednesday

It’s Block Break and this month to add some excitement to the start of the break, instead of the traditional Gwensday Wednesday update, we’re asking folks to identify what’s different in these two photos.  Leave it in the comments.  Those who note the five changes in these two photos will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Zamora’s gift certificate. OC View More: http://robynphoto.pass.us/cornellcollege2013

Keep Calm Block Break

Block Break Events!

Finally it is upon us! Second Block Break has come at last!

Things to do:

  1. Sleep
  2. Sleep
  3. Sleep
  4. Check out these events on and around campus!




  • Beading Workshop, hosted by NACC, 1:15 pm in Berlin
  • Cornell Volleyball vs Illinois College, 6:00 pm
  • C&G Samhain: Murder Mystery. 7:00 pm in Pfieffer Lounge
  • Play in Day, hosted by STC 7:00 pm in the Black Box


  • C&G Samhain: Games and Movies, all day in Tri-Hall
  • Men’s Soccer vs Ripon 11:00 am
  • Women’s Soccer vs Ripon 1:30 pm
  • Scream Acres: Haunted House, hosted by Get Outta Town, 7:30 pm. (Sign up at the info desk by Thursday)