Category Archives: Campus Events

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:

Linda Oatman High & Eli Huckabee

Cornell’s 2019-20 Distinguished Visiting Writer Linda Oatman High, who taught a course called “Writing Young Adult Fiction: Free-Verse Illuminations of Tough Subjects” in Block 7, reads new work. Oatman High is an author/journalist/playwright who holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. She’s published more than 30 books for children and teens, many of which have won awards and honors. Linda was honored in England in 2012 with the Sunday Times EFG Short Story award, being the only American on a shortlist of six authors. She lives in Lancaster County, PA and teaches creative writing both nationally and internationally.

Eli Huckabee, who was a student in Oatman High’s course, will kick off the reading with work composed in the class. Eli is a creative writing major from Portland, Oregon. Although he lives with his parents right now, he enjoys running for Cornell and traveling. Watch out Hollywood, in two to ten years Eli will be the talk of the town.

This event is free and open to the public. The Zoom link will be sent out the day of the reading. (Please RSVP to if you’d like to attend)

September 24 @ 4:30 pm.  More info on Facebook

It’s time for Mental Health Wellness Weeks! 

Learn why mental health is important for college students

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

Want to take a screening and get feedback from a counselor instead of the computer?
Come to Screening Day on Wednesday, October 30, from 11am-12:30pm on the OC, to get information about resources and do some self-screenings or a screening with a counselor to check your gratitude, attitude, mood, food, drinking, thinking, phone use, satisfaction with life, and more – a checkup from the neck up!

Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Health Promotions
?  Contact the Counseling Center, 319-895-4292