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Mount Vernon one of 5 ‘Midwestern towns to visit now’

Fodor’s travel website called Mount Vernon, Iowa, one of the five Midwestern towns to visit now. The town offers a nationally-recognized restaurant, great shops, outdoor recreation opportunities, and, of course, Cornell College.

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Homecoming 2012

Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to celebrate the college’s Homecoming in an all-new format.

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Global Voices at the Center for the Literary Arts

International authors Federico Falco and Alisa Ganieva will read their work at the Center for the Literary Arts at the Van Etten-Lacey House on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The reading is part of the college’s ongoing Global Voices series.

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Cornell College partners for research

Cornell is one of five Iowa colleges and universities that have joined with Tanager Place, a community mental health facility, to create the Tanager Place Research Center. The center will help develop a fellowship program for faculty and students to help perform research, as well as share the findings.

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Alumnus, Pulitzer winner speaking Oct. 5

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Sullivan ’93 spoke about the importance of investigative journalism when he came back to campus for Homecoming.

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Classics professor earns prestigious fellowships

Philip Venticinque, who teaches in the classical and modern languages and classical studies departments, will be on leave next year to serve several prestigious fellowships, including with the American Council of Learned Societies and Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies.

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Interim appointment in Admissions

Sharon Grice has been named the interim Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission while a national search continues for a permanent replacement. Grice has worked in Admission since 1994 and holds a master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in communication education and a B.A. from Central College with a major in communications. She replaces Jonathan Stroud, who will leave for a new position at Earlham College in Indiana effective July 1.

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Gerard named VP for advancement

Pamela Gerard will start Aug. 1 as Vice President for Alumni and College Advancement. Gerard, a Cedar Rapids resident, is currently Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Loras College in Dubuque.

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Baccalaureate and Commencement 2012

Cornell College held its Baccalaureate service and 154th Commencement on June 1 and 2. The events featured graduating seniors and faculty sharing memories, stories and words of wisdom.

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Professor and alumnus get research grant

Marty Condon, professor of biology, will do research in Peru along with Darius Ballard ’07, as part of a National Science Foundation grant. The program places K-12 science teachers with college professors doing research to strengthen science education

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