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Cornell College, Mount Vernon School District upgrading baseball field

Cornell College and the Mount Vernon Community School District will split the cost to renovate the Ash Park baseball field.


Cornell College participating in Iowa Private College Week

Cornell College is one of 26 Iowa colleges and universities participating in Iowa Private College Week from Aug. 4-8.



Cornell eReport Summer 2014

Inside: Ask the Experts; Tiny flies, big research; Fisk Exchange student 50 years later


A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will expand the number of opportunities for student-faculty research at Cornell College.

Mellon grant will fund summer research institute

Cornell College has received a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a summer research institute and to expand its digital liberal arts efforts.



Cornell College Alternative Spring Break third in the nation

Cornell College’s Alternative Spring Break program is the third most active in the nation, according to Break Away, the organization that puts on Alternative Spring Break.


Two student groups win funding from UI startup accelerator

Two groups of Cornell College students were accepted into the the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Student Accelerator program for the summer.


Ellen Hoobler

Hoobler one of NerdScholar’s 40 Under 40

Ellen Hoobler, assistant professor of art history, was named one of the 40 professors under 40 by the college financial literacy website NerdScholar.



Writing studio dedicated to Madgetta Dungy

Cornell College has dedicated the writing studio to Madgetta Thornton Dungy ’64, the first African American female to graduate from Cornell.


2014 summer hours

During Commencement week and over the summer, some offices will and services will have special or reduced hours.


2013-14 Academic Awards

Each year Cornell College recognizes student achievement with an awards celebration. Dozens of students were honored at this year’s ceremony.


  • Rose Reed-Maxfield won the  Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association conference.
    • Sociology major wins award for paper

      Cornell junior Rose Reed-Maxfield won the prestigious Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting.

    Jacob Fields ’14 is going to be part of Teach for America, working in a low-income school in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    • Fields honored for engagement

      Jacob Fields ’14 won the Student Leadership Award from the Iowa Campus Compact for his work with education and cancer research fundraising.

  • Cynthia Strong
    • Cornell, Coe share grant for scientific equipment

      Coe College and Cornell College have jointly received a $10,000 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant award to help purchase a new scientific instrument that will aid in a wide variety of experiments.

    Johanna Schuster-Craig
    • Schuster-Craig earns summer fellowship in Germany

      Johanna Schuster-Craig, assistant professor of German, has accepted a Fulbright/DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Fellowship for participation in the Summer Academy in Leipzig for American Faculty in German this June.

  • Ben Miller ’86
    Susan Shillinglaw ’73, an authority on the work of John Steinbeck and a professor at San Jose State University in California.
    • Shillinglaw featured on NPR and Washington Post

      Susan Shillinglaw ’73, a professor at San Jose State University and scholar of John Steinbeck, was interviewed by National Public Radio Monday about the 75th anniversary of Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”

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