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)




Spotlight: KRNL.fm

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 campus radio station, KRNL. Besides bringing several musicians/bands to campus throughout the year, the radio station is open to student DJs. Here’s what station manager JT Thompson ’15 wrote:

At KRNL, our art goes boom-ba-boom-da-boom-ba-doom-pow —  we listen to music and we like it loud. We’ve been around before iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, 8tracks, and all those other new kids on the block. We have been after worldwide prestige since the 1950s by putting the best tracks on the radio and bringing awesome bands to campus. At the Foster Home of Rock and Roll, we like music, crayons, DJing, bands, chilling, and cool people. I know, it sounds like a tough gig, but if you’re oh so daring, you should join.

‘Like’ KRNL on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.


Weekend Events

If ever there was a weekend to do things on campus, it might just be this one!  Check out the list of events below, and click here for more information about Cornell College’s 101st Homecoming celebration events.


  • Beta Omicron Distinguished Alumni Visitor: Public Lecture with Derek Johnson, executive director of Global Zero,  3:15 pm in Hedges Conference Room
  • Homecoming Pep Rally, hosted by SAAC and Student Senate, 9:00 pm at the Football Field.
  • Homecoming Bonfire, hosted by NRHH, 10:00 pm at the Intramural Fields


  • Cornell Men’s Soccer vs St. Norbert, 11:00 am. Watch it live!
  • Cornell Women’s Soccer vs St. Norbert, 1:30 pm. Watch it live!
  • Homecoming Game: Cornell Football vs Knox College, 2:00 pm. Watch it live!
  • All Greek Reunion, hosted by Greek Council, 4:00 pm on the OC.
  • Cornell Studio & Emeriti Art Faculty Exhibition 2014 Homecoming Reception, 3:00 pm  in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery
  • Culture Show, hosted by Eyes of the World, 6:00 pm in Kimmel Theatre
  • Homecoming Dance, hosted by the Homecoming Committee and Slick Shoes, 9:00 pm in Hall-Perrine.



Meet Your Tech Assistants

Have you met your Tech Assistants?  The Student Life office has two student employees who work with tech for any of your events on campus.  This involves working with getting a mic set up on the OC to helping make sure you can play a video in Hall-Perrine.  They can even set up speakers or other items outside, when the weather and the event calls for this.

Like you, they are students on-campus, and so often times they need to make sure that their organization, classroom, and other requirements happen in a timely manner.  So, it’s really important to fill out the Thomas Commons Tech Request with at least two weeks notice.  When you have a planned event over block break, this sometimes means that they change their block break plans or otherwise need to figure out how to make the event occur by setting up the tech before leaving, etc.

When you submit a TC Tech Request (not a PAAC request, which until a year ago used to happen), you should hear back from one of the two tech folks within a few days.  If you are not hearing back from them, please let Gwen know.

The tech assistants for 2014-15 are Alex Wolf and Jackson Smith.

Dinner With Doula

Dinner with a Doula

Don’t miss Dinner with a Doula on Thursday, October 16 at 5 pm!

Doula Monica Brasile will be visiting Cornell to discuss birthing practices and midwifery with students. There will be an informal dinner in Zamora’s at 5:00 pm and then a more formal talk and presentation beginning at 6:30 pm. Attendance of this event will count towards credit in the GSS 510 adjunct course.


Feminism 101 with TWRG

Feminism 101

Join TWRG  for Feminism 101 on October, 15! This event begins at 6:30 in Hall-Perrine.

Feminism 101 is an event that aims to provide insight as to how feminism can be applied or interpreted in the everyday life. The keynote speaker will be Francine Thompson from the Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City, and will be followed by a panel of professors who will be open to answering questions about what feminism means to them.