THOSE THAT FALL

The Cornell College Department of Theatre is proud to present THOSE THAT FALL; a story of love and loss in a town gripped by fear.

In a series of actual news articles printed in September of 1903, a small Iowa town was terrorized by a giant bat-like creature over a series of nights. Inspired by these articles, THOSE THAT FALL tells the story of a fictional Iowa town grappling with the threat of economic collapse, anxious with the surge of immigrant newcomers and threatened by rumors of a monster circling above the town. All the while, Lily and Henry cope to balance the traditions of the past with their youthful hopes for the future.

Written by the ensemble, THOSE THAT FALL is an often hilarious, deeply moving story of a town desperate to save itself and hopeful that it will without losing its heart.

THOSE THAT FALL runs April 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30 pm and April 24 at 1 pm. Post Show Talk Back with the Ensemble on April 23.
Tickets are free with a Cornell College ID. SEATING IS LIMITED so reservations are strongly recommended. Send an e–mail to boxoffice@cornellcollege.edu.

Holocaust Survivor

Holocaust survivor Magda Brown speaks Monday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Hedges Conference Room about her experience at camps in both Auschwitz and Stadtallendorf. This lecture is free and open to the public.

~Sponsored by The Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office, The Thaler Holocaust Committee and The Inter-religious Council of Linn County, and Hillel.

 

Kiosk Message Concern

Dear Campus Community Members,

A message written on the kiosks this morning, “Build A Wall/Make it Tall”, caused a range of reactions on and beyond our campus, including, but not limited to:

–          questioning whether Cornell is a welcoming, inclusive campus

–          feeling unsafe

–          supporting the concept that students are free to express their opinions

–          wanting the administration to punish the individual(s) who wrote the message

First and foremost, we want to affirm that our students, faculty, and staff members belong here. We have a place, together; albeit a place that feels imperfect at times.

Second, finding a balance of the ideal, always comfortable, campus environment, while upholding inherent individual rights to expression, is an ongoing challenge without a perfect solution. Free speech can, at times, cause frustration, anxiety, and fear, especially among groups who have felt marginalized.

As members of this community, we must bear in mind how our words and actions impact those around us, whether the impact was intentional or not. When a message is considered offensive, the hope is that counter speech and civil discourse emerge to rebut it. The ultimate power is more speech, not less.

This afternoon and evening we have engaged in conversation with student leaders on this matter, and will continue to do so. We encourage you to continue the conversation with those around you. Also, our offices, as well as those of Dean of Students Gwen Schimek, and Chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel, are here for you to visit.

In the spirit of community,

John W. Harp

Vice President for Student Affairs

 

Schvalla R. Rivera

Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Intercultural Life

Hari Kondabolu

In collaboration with PAAC, TWRG presents comedian Hari Kondabolu. Kondabolu is “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” –New York Times.  He will be performing at 6 P.M. in Zamora’s Market on Friday, April 15th. For questions contact brobb16

Off-Campus Studies

From the International & Off Campus Studies Office:

Third Annual Off-Campus Studies Returnee Conference (April 18-19).

All Cornell students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Come discover more about studying off-campus in Chicago, other parts of the United States, and all over the world. The conference kicks off at lunchtime, with the chance for Cornellians to meet students who have studied abroad all over the world and the United States. Come visit with them and see their amazing photos on the OC. (And start dreaming about or planning your next trip or study-abroad experience.)

Schedule of events:

DAY 1: Monday, April 18

Off-Campus Studies Fair

11 AM – 12:45 PM

Student-led sessions on the Orange Carpet, where you can chat with students who studied abroad for a block, summer, or a semester and see their photos.

Study Abroad Panel Discussion

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

 Bring your dinner to Smith Dining Hall  to listen to panel discussions, including students who studied in Turkey, Bolivia, Sweden, and other amazing places.

DAY 2: Tuesday, April 19

 “Marketing Your Experience Abroad & A Glimpse at Future Opportunities Abroad”

11:15 AM – 12 PM

A talk from Jason Napoli (Career and Civic Engagement Office) in Hedges Conference Room (Thomas Commons).

Off-Campus Studies Returnee Reunion Dinner

5:30 PM

All students who studied or did internships abroad or off-campus for a block, a summer, or a semester are invited to celebrate together. This includes students in Cornell professor-led courses during the 2015-16 academic year and students who participated in non-Cornell programs abroad and off-campus for the past several years.

Contact International & Off-Campus Studies (SNomura) for more information.

Fellows Showcase

From the Career and Civic Engagement Center:

Cornell Fellows Showcase Presentations & Dessert Reception

Wednesday, April 13th 6:45pm in Hedges

We hope you will join us to hear recent Cornell Fellows present summaries of their 8-week fellowships and how the experience has influenced their academic and professional futures. These presentations highlight some of the finest experiential learning work being conducted by Cornellians.

All members of the campus community are welcome to attend!

 

?s: RSullens

Weekend Events

Some ways for you to procrastinate this weekend: you’re welcome.

Friday, April 1

Saturday, April 2

Sunday, April 3

If you want to be included on future Weekend Events roundups in the future, make sure to submit a request to the Master Calendar here or submit a marketing request here!