Category Archives: Announcements/News

No FOMO Friday!

To wrap up Mental Health Wellness Week, the Counseling Center challenges you to put aside Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, etc., for a NO FOMO Friday!

FOMO (fear of missing out) is what you experience when you compare your life to others’ highlight reel on social media. Anxiety and depression can ensue if it seems like others are having more fun, look better, or are more successful than you even though you are only seeing a carefully crafted look into their lives without the rest.

If you are struggling with stress or mental health concerns, experiment by limiting access to social media today. Instead of looking at your phone, engage in activities such as having a face-to-face conversation, playing board games or going for a walk. Take inventory attention to your strengths and practice gratitude, observe what happens!

Want to know more? Learn more about FOMO and tips for changing your smartphone use, and check out this block’s Counseling Center bulletin board in the Thomas Commons!

Upcoming Islamic Feminist Programs

Check out two programs by Islamic Feminist scholar and Cornell Alum Dr. Roshan Iqbal ’00 on Wednesday, November 15.

11:10 a.m. in Hall-Perrine: Temporary Marriage in Islam: Innovative or Obsolete?

3:15 p.m. in Allee Chapel:  Sharing her Spiritual Journey as a Muslim Woman in Pakistan at Cornell, as a Scholar, and in a Post 9/11 United States.

Sponsored by Spiritual Life’s Inter-faith Understanding & SSAMOSA

Quesions? CQuehl-Engel

Become the Face of Cornell: Student Casting Call

Would you like to see your face on a postcard, get featured in a campus video, or take part in a media interview on behalf of Cornell College? The Office of Marketing and Communications is holding a student casting call at Brackett House on Nov. 13 &14 to find students willing to share their Cornell experience, and we can’t wait to hear about what makes you, YOU! The casting call will take place during lunch and after class hours.

Just for participating in the casting call, you’ll walk away with: *professional head shot

*Cornell College swag

*interview experience

*treats

Sign up at: crnl.co/cast

Questions?  Jill Hawk – jhawk@cornellcollege.edu

Mental Health Wellness Week

It’s Mental Health Wellness Week! Learn why mental health is important for college students.

Visit the Counseling Center’s website for self-assessments and resources.

Concerned About a Friend? Friends supporting each other through both good and bad times is part of mental health wellness. Wondering what you can do to help a friend who may be distressed, depressed, or thinking about suicide?

Click here for information, suggestions and resources.

And, come to the program “What Can I Do: How to Recognize and Help When Someone is in Distress”, Tuesday, November 14 from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm and 3:15 – 4:15 pm in the Stockholm Room. Questions? Call the Counseling Center at x4292 (319-895-4292).

Taste of Home – Juniors

Hello Class of 2019!

How would you like an opportunity to enjoy a great home-cooked meal or homemade desserts while relaxing in a welcoming home?

You are invited to participate in an experience like no other available on campus. Various staff and faculty that live locally have signed up to host a gathering in their Mount Vernon homes just for senior class students on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.!

All you need to do is complete this form no later than Tuesday, Nov. 7th, show up at the address provided, and enjoy!

Transportation is up to you, however all locations are within 1 mile of campus. Addresses and directions will be provided after sign up.

Questions?  ABaumanPower

SMALL-THOMAS LECTURE: “Standing Rock & The Growing Pan-Indigenous Movement for Life

“Standing Rock & the Growing Pan-Indigenous Movement for Life: Honoring What the Creator Has Made,” is the title of the 2017 Small-Thomas Lecture by Lyla June, of Diné (Navajo) and sétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. June will explore her experiences at Standing Rock, events and issues at Standing Rock, and the ancestral paradigm that lead protectors to take the positions they held. These ancient and refined belief systems vary from nation to nation but all hold a similar reverence for the inherent, life-giving design of nature. Through an exploration of these sustainable, ancestral world views, the lecture helps us to understand more specifically what we can do in this time to move with the rhythms of the earth, instead of forcing her to move to the rhythms of our anthropocentric greed. The Small-Thomas Lecture is an endowed lecture series focusing on the intersection of faith and social justice.

When:  Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Hall-Perrine

Questions:  CQuehl-Engel