Category Archives: Campus Events

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.

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

Weeks of Welcome!

Get your year off to a super start!

Monday, Sept. 4

All College Gathering at 9 a.m., King Chapel

Poster Sale, Outside the Thomas Commons

Sept. 4, 6, 8

Intramural Tabling, Thomas Commons Lobby

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Spiritual  Life Sign up Booth

A Campus Dialogue-Charlottesville at 6:30 p.m., OC

Wednesday, Sept. 6

JV Volleyball at 6 p.m.

Volleyball at 7:30 p.m.

Night Prayer at 6:30 p.m., Allee Chapel

Thursday, Sept. 7

Servapalooza at 5-7 p.m., OC (Sponsored by the Civic Engagement Office)

 Friday, Sept. 8

Breakfast Bars at 8:15 a.m. on the Ped Mall

Meditation at 11:15 a.m., Allee Chapel

Involvement Fair at 3:30 p.m., OC

Paint U Dance Party from 8-11 p.m., Smith Dining Hall (Sponsored by PAAC)

Plus…Weekly specials for Sunday Night Football in Zarmora’s.

Weekly yoga classes on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Shaw.

Weekly mediation on Fridays at 11:15 a.m. in Allee Chapel.

Weekly Farmer’s Markets outside the First Street Community Building Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.

Questions? ABaumanPower