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Cornell College dedicating renovated student center May 2

Cornell College is hosting a dedication ceremony May 2 to honor the donors who made possible the $12-million, 20-month renovation and expansion of the Thomas Commons, the college’s student center and activity hub. The dedication ceremony will take place there at 11:30 a.m. on the Orange Carpet.

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Cornell College Theatre Department presenting “Here and Now”

The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will put on the devised theatre piece “Here and Now” April 25 and 26 and May 2–4.

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Literary journalist speaking at Cornell College

Literary journalist Nathan Schneider will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Van Etten-Lacey House about the importance of storytelling in our encounter with the world and give world-tested advice about how to survive as a young writer.

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Cornell College offering online education courses

This summer Cornell College will offer its first online-only courses: Foundation of Literacy and Literacy in the Content Areas—Elementary, taught by Professor of education Kerry Bostwick, and History of American Education taught by Assistant Professor of education Kate Kauper.

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The Cornell College Mock Trial team in Orlando, Fla.

Bertschy is All-American Mock Trial witness

Sophomore Sarah Bertschy was named Cornell College’s first All-American witness at the American Mock Trial Association national championship tournament in Orlando, Fla. on April 13.

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Twelve elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Twelve Cornell College seniors were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most respected academic honor society.

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The Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir will together perform the ambitious "QED: Engaging Richard Feynman" on April 7 in King Chapel.

Cornell College concert features piece that combines physics, philosophy and music

The Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir will perform “QED: Engaging Richard Feynman” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in King Chapel. This is only the second time this ambitious piece has been performed.

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The Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Ensemble performing April 6

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble, will present their newest touring show, Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom, on Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. on the Orange Carpet.

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Sacred Heart Archive's weeklong residency at Cornell College will conclude April 5 with a showing of the company’s devised production, "The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly."

Sacred Heart Archive in weeklong residency

Members of the Sacred Heart Archive are on campus for a week-long residency to support the ensemble cast of “Here and Now.” The residency will conclude with two workshops and a showing of the company’s devised production, “The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly.” This free performance will be held on Saturday April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimmel and will be followed by a post-show discussion open to the public.

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Students at the 2013 Relay for Life.

Relay for Life set for April 26

Cornell College’s annual Relay for Life will run from noon on Saturday, April 26 to midnight on Sunday, April 27 at Ash Park.

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  • Jacob Fields is running to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
    Thomas Cooke
  • Kirilka Stavreva
    • Stavreva is NEH summer scholar

      Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English and creative writing at Cornell College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar.

    Becki Elkins
    • Elkins receives ACPA Honor

      Becki Elkins, registrar and director of institutional research, has been selected for the 2014 Class of Diamond Honorees by the American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International.

  • 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.”

    Paint brushes made entirely from paint by John Wagoner ’05
    • David Hilmers talks about following his dreams

      David Hilmers graduated from Cornell College in 1972, went into the Marines, and became an astronaut. He flew on four space shuttle missions, and after retiring became a physician. He visited Cornell College April 2 and spoke about his experiences and how he followed his lifelong dream of becoming a physician.

    • Dimensions program makes better scientists and humanitarians

      Cornell College offers extensive advising and support to students pursuing careers in the health sciences through Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Graduates have been accepted to medical school at the University of Chicago, Creighton University, Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and many other programs.