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More than 100 students are participating in this year's Alternative Spring Break.

More than 100 students performing service over spring break

More than 100 students, or about 10 percent of the Cornell College student body, will be going on service trips in March as part of the college’s 11th annual Alternative Spring Break.


Jason Kolowski '98 joins class remotely

Chemistry course explores real-life CSI

In the chemistry course Real Life CSI, Professor Craig Teague offers students a chance to explore the real-world practice of forensic science and compare it to the Hollywood version.


Spring Break Hours 2015

Cornell College is open during the week of spring break, but some offices will have abbreviated hours.


Cornell College Mock Trial squad 1104, which earned a bid to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series in March.

Second championship bid for Mock Trial

A second Cornell College mock trial squad has earned a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series, which will be held in March.


Mitchell Chapman, Sara Feldman, Tom Wojcik, Sara Cooper in "Machinal." Photo by Haley Severance.

Machinal opens Feb. 20

The Cornell College theatre department’s production of “Machinal,” considered on of the greatest examples of Expressionist theatre, runs Feb. 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre.


Todd Knoop Teaching

Professor examines the causes of financial crises

Todd Knoop, an economics and business professor at Cornell College, has written his fourth textbook, “Business Cycle Economics: Understanding Recessions and Depressions from Boom to Bust.”


Quink, a Dutch a cappella vocal ensemble.

Dutch a capella group performing for Music Monday

Quink, a remarkable group of four Dutch singers with expressive a cappella programs of a varied repertoire, will perform the year’s final Music Monday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, in King Chapel.


Joe Jennison

Performance explores sexual orientation and religion

The Cornell College Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office will host a performance of Joe Jennison’s one-man show “Jesus in the Confessional” on Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Allee Chapel. The 20-minute piece chronicles Jennison’s return to the Catholic Church after more than 30 years away.


Best-selling novelist reading Feb. 19

Best-selling novelist Lauren Groff will give a reading at the Van Etten-Lacey House at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.


Students explore underwater geology in this photo by Professor Ben Greenstein.

Eight courses heading off campus

Dozens of students in eight different courses will spend Block 6 off campus, going as far afield as the Bahamas, Belize, Rome, and New Zealand.


  • Lydia Meece in clown makeup during her internship in Peru.
    David Yamaguchi in the lab at his fellowship at the University of Iowa.
  • Erin Davis
    • Davis interviewed on NPR

      Erin Davis, professor of sociology at Cornell College, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition on Monday about the way college students rate male and female professors differently.

    Shannon Reed Portrait
    • Reed selected as HERS Institute associate director

      English and creative writing Professor Shannon Reed has been selected to serve as the associate director/faculty-in-residence for the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Denver Summer Leadership Institute 2015.

    • Alumna wins music award

      Kelly Montijo Fink ’92 won a Native American Music Award for Best Compilation Album at the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards.

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