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#CornellWorks 2015

Cornell College students from graduating seniors to rising sophomores are headed out into the world this spring. Here’s a look at what some of them are up to.

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2 Cornellians awarded Fulbright grants

A Cornell College senior and a 2012 alumna have both earned places in the highly-competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program.

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2015 Commencement on May 10

Cornell College will confer degrees on more than 270 students during its annual Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 10.

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2014-15 academic awards

Cornell College honored students with departmental and college-wide academic awards on Thursday, April 23.

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Michelson finds intersection of art and literature

A course using Cornell College’s 19th-century letterpress inspired junior Laura Michelson to discover her love of book arts.

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Junior receives CLS scholarship to study in Turkey

Cornell College junior Muriel Grubb will spend the summer studying Turkish in Ankara, Turkey, as part of the highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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The Thomas Commons renovation project, which included an all-new façade, won an award for its design.

Thomas Commons honored for design

The renovation of Cornell College’s Thomas Commons was one of five projects that won the 2015 Facility Design Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International.

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Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, with one of the stalagmites that helped create a record of tropical cyclones going back more than 2,000 years.

Denniston gets 2 NSF grants

Rhawn Denniston, professor of geology at Cornell College, has won two grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research on ancient climate.

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Annie Genrich, Tom Wojcik, Eric Wright, Amanda Bentz, Haley Severance-Burris, Haley Farrand, and                        Angie Hahn in "Pictures at an Exhibition."

“Pictures at an Exhibition” premieres April 24

“Pictures at an Exhibition,” a world-premiere devised theatre production will open April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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Orchestra concert April 24

The Cornell College Orchestra will perform in a concert on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in King Chapel.

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Documentary filmmaker on campus April 28

Luis Argueta, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will be at Cornell College on April 28 to present his new documentary, “Abrazos.”

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Student Symposium April 25

Students will present their independent research at Cornell College’s 19th annual Student Symposium on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thomas Commons.

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Author, alumna recalls writing experience at Cornell College

When author Elizabeth Evans ’74 comes back to campus to talk with students on April 14, she’ll be visiting more than her alma mater, she’ll be visiting the place that helped her realize she could be a professional writer.

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5 senior art shows open April 12

Five Cornell College seniors will present their senior thesis art exhibits starting April 12.

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4 students involved with professional theatre production

Four Cornell College students—three seniors and one junior—are taking part in the Old Creamery Theatre’s production of “The Matchmaker,” which runs April 30-May 21.

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    Brennen Hicklin ’15 (left) and Rebecca Sullens ’09, associate director of the Berry Center, during Startup Weekend-Cedar Rapids. The pair was on the team that won first prize.
  • Catherine Steward, professor of history
    Erin Davis Portrait
    • 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.

  • Tyler Jacobson ’09
    • 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.