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The Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel ’89 during a Martin Luther King Day vigil.

Events set to honor MLK

Cornell College will hold a day of service and a candlelight vigil, screen films, and host a guest speaker to honor the legacy of Civil Rights movement leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.



Exhibit on Shakespeare and the four humors

Cornell College will host the U.S. National Library of Medicine exhibit “‘And there’s the humor of it': Shakespeare and the four humors” from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28 in Cole Library with a presentation on Jan. 29.


Sam Kean and book cover

Best-selling author speaking Jan. 28

Sam Kean, a best-selling science author, will speak about neuroscience and his latest book, “The Dueling Neurosurgeons,” at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Cornell College.


V'amber Miller cleaning artifacts in the Office of the State Archaeologist

Miller explores the past through off-campus adventures

Ve’Amber Miller has explored the past through work with the State Archaeologist, museum studies in Chicago and Rome, and a summer in Mexico using 3D imaging to virtually reconstruct an ancient tomb.


The three members of Puppet Kitchen who will be in residency on campus this spring.

Expert puppeteers coming to campus

Three nationally recognized puppeteers from the Puppet Kitchen in New York City will be in residency at Cornell College this spring. They will teach courses, work with students, and direct a play based on Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 “Pictures at an Exhibition.”


Cornell College honored for value

For the fifth year in a row business publisher Kiplinger has named Cornell College one of the 100 best values in liberal arts colleges.


Winter Break Hours

Cornell College will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. In addition, some offices might have limited staffing or reduced hours between Dec. 20-23 and Jan. 5-11. Campus safety will remain open at all times and can be reached at 319-895-4299.


Last year, more than 400 students participated in community service through Cornell College's Career and Civic Engagement Center.

Cornell College honored for service

Cornell College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes schools that offer the best community service programs in the nation.


Students performing service over winter break

Fourteen Cornell College students will be spending part of their winter break performing community service in Xela, Guatemala. The trip marks the first time students are participating in an international service trip over winter break.


Cornell College Dean Joe Dieker and University of Iowa College of Law Dean Gail Agrawal sign the 3+3 agreement between the two schools.

Cornell College joins UI Law 3+3 program

Cornell College and the University of Iowa College of Law have entered an agreement that will allow qualified Cornell College students to earn their bachelor’s degree and law degree in a total of six years.


  • Lydia Meece in clown makeup during her internship in Peru.
    David Yamaguchi in the lab at his fellowship at the University of Iowa.
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    • Professor’s book out Jan. 1

      Kirilka Stavreva, professor of English and creative writing at Cornell College, has a book, “Words Like Daggers: Violent Female Speech in Early Modern England” that will be available Jan. 1 from the University of Nebraska Press.

    Geology Professor Rhawn Denniston teaching.
    • 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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