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.
Each year, Cornell College honors students from across disciplines at the Academic Awards Ceremony. This year, dozens of students were recognized for their academic performance.
Three Cornell College students have won scholarships that will allow them to study abroad and pursue advanced degrees.
Sophomore Erinn Voas received a Boren Scholarship—an extremely competitive grant from the US State Department to study in Jordan for the entire 2013-2014 academic year, junior Kyle Durgin received a Gilman Scholarship, another State Department-funded scholarship, to study this summer in Guatemala, and senior Sanjeev Khatiwada received a McElroy Fellowship.
Seventeen Cornell College seniors were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most respected academic honor society. The students will be officially inducted on April 27, after the annual Student Symposium.
Kirilka Stavreva, an English and creative writing professor at Cornell College, collected and edited a cluster of 11 articles—including one she wrote herself—about multidisciplinary approaches to teaching Dante for the Winter 2013 edition of the journal Pedagogy.
Christopher Essex, a professor in the department of applied mathematics at the University of Western Ontario, will speak at Cornell College on March 21. He will talk about “When Scientific Technicalities Matter.”
Cornell College is on the list of the 25 colleges with the best professors, according to the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
Students preparing for the Broadway hit musical “Avenue Q” got a chance to learn puppetry from world-renowned expert Emily DeCola of the Puppet Kitchen in New York.
Hans Hassell, assistant professor of politics, found that 65 percent of Cornell College students who plan to vote plan on doing so in Mount Vernon this coming November, adding between 300 to 400 votes to the town’s electorate