Category Archives: Announcements/News

Off-Campus Studies Fair

Come discover your off-campus study options in locations all over the United States and around the world. Meet with students who studied abroad for a semester, representatives from our Affiliated Programs, and our Language Department Professors. Learn about amazing possibilities and start planning your next or first study-abroad adventure.

October 11 at 11:00 a.m.


Seeking Open Field Editors

Join Cornell’s oldest literary magazine, established in 1968. We welcome English and non-English majors alike!

Work with fellow students to create something widely distributed amongst professors, students, parents, and alumni; and receive half an English credit for your work throughout the year.

Application information and editor job descriptions are available on our website:

Send applications to RP Dana Fellow Helen Rubinstein at by midnight on October 3.

It’s On Us Video Contest

We’ve spent some time thinking about sexual assault awareness this year and for your block break between blocks 2 & 3, I want to challenge you to take part in the national “It’s On Us” campaign.  It’s On Us is about asking for consent, it’s on us to intervene; to support survivors; to create a culture of respect.

At Cornell, we think this is especially important and we’ll be asking you to join the campaign throughout second block.  During 4th week, we’ll unveil a couple of videos we are working on to support the campaign, but we think you probably have some creative ideas as well.

The Sunday before Block 3 begins, you’ll need to upload your video to google drive and share it with Gwen Schimek, Dean of Students.  In the meantime, think about your It’s On Us messages.  First place group gets a meal cooked by Gwen.  Second place gets dessert or snacks cooked by Gwen.


  • Create a video promoting the It’s On Us campaign. Research statistics, information, and other items related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment and write a script, find some actors, and cut it all together.
  • Maximum length: 60 seconds
  • Deadline for submission: 8:00 p.m. October 30
  • Questions? Contact gschimek

Get inspired:

Study Skills Workshop!

Was Block 1 a rough transition back to academic life?  Do you want to create a new plan for being organized, so you can get all of your “stuff” done each block?

This is the workshop for you!

Join Brooke Paulsen, the Coordinator of Academic Support and Advising, for this one-hour interactive workshop on Friday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the Berlin Room in the Thomas Commons.  You’ll learn time management and organization tips that you can translate into academic success on the Block Plan (and in real life…because adulting can be hard)!

Questions?  Contact Brooke at or visit her in 309 Cole Library!