Category Archives: Spreading the word

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Week Events

Celebrate the legacy and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week full of events.

Monday, January 15:

9 a.m.-5 p.m.:  Day of Service on the OC – Make items to donate tot the University of Iowa Hospital.  Sponsored by Intercultural Life and Civic Engagement.

5 p.m.:  MLK Vigil in the Thomas Commons – Join the Spiritual Life Office for a brief program of candle lighting and recollection.

Tuesday, January 16:

11 a.m.: Marathon Reading on the OC of Dr. King’s address during his visit to Cornell College.

Wednesday, January 17:

6 p.m.: Showing of the movie “Detroit” in Hall-Perrine.

Thursday, January 18:

11 a.m.: Radio Tribute to Dr. King by Intercultural Life.  Turn in online at or on the radio at KRNL FM 89.7.

6:30 p.m.:  Hilltop Chronicles – Series sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative, where we hear stories on what social justice means to them from members of the Cornell College and surrounding community.

Friday, January 19:

9 a.m.: Refugee Simulation – Join the Social Justice Initiative for a simulation of a family seeking refuge from a war torn land.

Questions?  TWestern

All-College Gathering: “These Three Things …”

We will begin the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year with a 10-minute all-college gathering featuring Barry Boyer ’84. An inspired speaker, Boyer was profoundly influenced by his time at Cornell and will give a talk titled “These Three Things …”

Monday, January 15 at 9 a.m.  in King Chapel

Classes will start after the convocation.

Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

All residence halls and houses will close at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st and will remain closed until 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 14th.

Access to student rooms will not be possible during this time. Students should make their travel plans accordingly.

See the Residence Life Winter Break Information webpage for more information or contact Residence Life.

Questions?  JGoetschius