Maureen Walsh ’13 discovered a passion for wildlife education during two summer zoo internships and a block in Israel studying migratory birds.
Karen Mercer, vice president for business affairs, is resigning from Cornell College effective Aug. 31. A national search to find Mercer’s successor will begin early this summer. In the interim, Mercer’s duties will be shared by Special Assistant to the President and Interim Vice President for Enrollment Jim Brown and Controller Lois Mulbrook. Brown will assume the business services functions while Mulbrook will assume the chief financial ones.
Cornell College graduated 264 seniors on May 12, 2013. Here we’ve gathered photos, videos and social media posts about the event to give a sense of the occasion.
Beginning Tuesday, May 14, a number of offices and services will be temporarily moved from the Thomas Commons to accommodate summer construction.
During Commencement week and over the summer, some offices and services will have reduced hours.
The college began converting used cooking oil from the dining hall into biodiesel to fuel campus vehicles in January, and maintenance workers say the exhaust smells just like French fries.
Cornell College will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in the quad bordered by South, Norton and College halls. More than 260 students from around the nation and the world will be granted degrees.
Cornell College’s Orchestra will perform selections from a number of works, including many by Russian composers, in a concert titled “Vodka and Caviar.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in King Chapel.
The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will present Caryl Churchill’s comedy Cloud 9 April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre. Directed by Janeve West, Cloud 9 reveals the ties of colonial oppression and the bindings of post-colonial identities through cross-dressing, gender switching, and uproarious laughter.
Ocie A. Trimble, the most successful running coach in Cornell College history, passed away Monday at the Solon Care Center. He was 81.
Liane Olson received the Steve Wieting Award for best paper integrating theory and research at the 2013 annual meetings of the Iowa Sociological Association.
Several Cornell College geology majors will be doing research over the summer, both on campus and off, including some who have won fellowships from National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program.