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Melinda Green

One Course At A Time ensures experiential learning

Experiential-based learning activities abound at Cornell College, where One Course At A Time allows for classroom time to incorporate this type of teaching. On a traditional academic calendar, the professor may have 50 minutes three times per week to effectively teach a subject. At Cornell we have up to four hours per day to immerse students in one subject.


Sociology Professor Emeritus Richard Peterson

One Course At A Time: Another approach to what we’ve always done

It was 1978. The goal was to create ideas and actions that moved beyond a particular course. But then, right in the middle of my figuring this whole place out, the faculty adopted something called One Course At A Time. Now, why did we have to go and do a thing like that?


Scott Olinger

Guest artists are the norm

I recently found myself (as I often do) sitting in a darkened and hushed backstage corridor, speaking with a producer. The academic year was set to begin in a few days, and I had extended the opportunity to work on a special off-campus project to a few students who were returning early to staff events during new student orientation.


Student killed in car accident

One member of the Cornell community was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident on Monday. Connor Robinson, a first-year student from Illinois, was killed in a crash on Highway 30 near Clinton, Iowa, shortly after noon on Monday.


promise grant

Cornell College creates $20,000 Promise Grant for Iowans

Cornell College will offer a new grant program for all qualified Iowa high school students beginning in Fall 2015, with a minimum of $20,000 available per student. The Promise Grant for Iowans is renewable for four years, bringing the total value to $80,000.


Professor Hans Hassell works with students during Campaigns & Elections

Politics course studies elections in real time

In Campaigns & Elections, students become completely immersed in the democratic process at the peak of election cycle.


Cornell College's production of "Almost, Maine" opens Nov. 7. Photo by Hailey Severance.

Almost, Maine starting Nov. 7

The Theatre Department at Cornell College is presenting “Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy written by John Cariani starting Nov. 7 in Kimmel Theatre.


Ariam Kiflemariam

Kiflemariam studies and advocates for voting rights

Ariam Kiflemariam has found outlets for her interest in voting rights through internships, class projects, and a prestigious summer research opportunity at Duke University.


Rock the Vote at Cornell College on Oct. 16

The Cornell College Republicans and the Cornell College Democrats are hosting a Rock the Vote event on campus from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16.


Cornell College hosting Homecoming Oct. 17-19

Cornell College is holding its 101st anniversary Homecoming, combined for the first time with its annual Family Weekend, Oct. 17-19 on campus.


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    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.

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    • Barnes-Brus’ research featured on Radcliffe site

      Research by Tori Barnes-Brus ’97, associate professor of sociology, on the advertising used by the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company was featured by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study earlier this month.

  • Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli ’11 in front of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment,  one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider.
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