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Scholarship Opportunities for Change Agents

Are you interested in changing the world around you? Want to pursue a career dedicated to serving the public good? Join Director of Fellowships and Scholarships Laura Farmer as she discusses five upcoming opportunities that can provide you with the training – and funding! – you need to create effective change.

When: Thursday, October 29th (block break) at 1 p.m.

Where: Email for the zoom link or to ask a question.

Miriam Greenberg and Philip Metres

Greenberg, who is currently teaching the creative writing course “Fieldwork: Poetry as Investigative Practice” as Cornell’s 2020-21 Distinguished Visiting Writer, reads new work alongside Philip Metres, whose award-winning book Sand Opera is featured in the course. Q&A to follow.

Miriam Bird Greenberg is the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth (University of Pittsburgh, 2016), winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Poetry Foundation, she’s written about the nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America’s margins and crossed the continent as a hitchhiker and aboard freight trains herself. The author of two chapbooks—All night in the new country (Sixteen Rivers, 2013) and Pact-Blood, Fevergrass (Ricochet Editions, 2013), Miriam grew up on an organic farm in rural Texas, the daughter of a New York Jew and a goat-raising anthropologist involved in the back-to-the-land movement. These days she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches creative writing and ESL, helping jewelry students use laser cutters and architecture grad students make sense of building information systems. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she’s taught at Stanford University and the National University of Singapore, led children’s creative writing courses around the US, in Bangkok, and in Shanghai, and bicycled thousands of miles in the US, Canada, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, and China. She’s currently at work on a fieldwork-derived manuscript about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions.

Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (forthcoming 2020), The Sound of Listening (essays, 2018), Sand Opera (poems, 2015), Pictures at an Exhibition (poems, 2016), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (translations 2015), and others. His work has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, six Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, two Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Creative Workforce Fellowship, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

This event is free and open to the public. Email with questions or to receive the Zoom webinar link.

Satellite Voting On-Campus Thursday

Voting occurs from Noon-6pm in the Arena of the Small Multi-Sport Center

Vote early for the Nov. 3 Presidential Election! All eligible Linn County voters are able to cast their ballot early. Please remember, you may only vote once. Voting during the Satellite Voting event will count as your single vote for the election. * Cornell students who wish to vote will need to bring a signed Voter ID card OR proof of identity and proof of residency. To learn more about acceptable identification, visit or Cornell College does not endorse any candidate seeking elected office or any political party. The college does support critical thinking and analysis of political candidates and how to become civically engaged in the American democratic process.


Rejuvenate. Prepare. Explore.

To help you rejuvenate, we’re offering the following activities for your on-campus enjoyment. We’re also sure many of you will start your next Netflix marathon between these events.

  • Zumba on the Tri-Hall Lawn, Wednesday, September 30, at 4:30 pm
  • ICL Power Hour: Hispanic Heritage and Being a Biracial Hispanic, Thursday, October 1 at Noon
  • Best Shot Disc Golf Tournament, Thursday, October 1 at 1:00 pm
  • Zumba on the Tri-Hall Lawn, Thursday, October 1 at 4:30 pm
  • Virtual Fringe Festival, Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 pm
  • Cornell Cupcake Decorating Competition, Friday, October 2 at 2:00 pm
  • Pickle Ball or Badminton Tournament, Friday, October 2 at 5:30 pm
  • Speed Friending, College Hall Lawn, Saturday, October 3 at 1:00 pm
  • Corn Hole Tournament, Sunday, October 4
  • Yoga & Energy Medicine on the Allee Chapel Lawn, Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 pm

If you would like to spend some of your block break preparing, start thinking about your next class and next steps:

  • Request a tutor from Academic Support services
  • Head to to schedule your sessions for next block at the Writing Studio, Quantitative Reasoning Studio, and Academic Technology Studio. Feel free to meet with our consultants in-person, online, over the telephone, while on a walk…you get the idea. 
  • Find some youtube videos relevant to  your next block course or work with the fantastic consulting librarians in Cole Library to identify other inspiring refresher content. 
  • Schedule a meeting with folks in the Berry Career Institute to start thinking about your future post-covid world.
  • Attend the Career Fair Basics: Learn to Tell Your Story zoom session with the Berry Career Institute, Friday, October 2 at 2:00 pm

If you would like to spend some of your block break exploring the area, head to: