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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.

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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.

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Cornell College joins Private College 529 Plan

Cornell College today announced that it is now offering students a way to hedge against the rising cost of college tuition by joining Private College 529 Plan, a pre-paid tuition savings plan that allows participating families to lock in today’s tuition rates for future use.

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New and returning trustees announced

The Cornell College Board of Trustees has announced the election of two new members, Bill Haffke ’65 and John Turner ’94, as well as the election of a returning member, Judy Hesler Jorgensen ’60.

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Thanksgiving Hours for 2014

Administrative offices will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and reopen on Monday, Dec. 1. Other closings and changes to hours are in the article.

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One Course At A Time is ideal for field trips, research

I love to tell my colleagues at other schools about the One Course At A Time curriculum at Cornell. Often they are skeptical about teaching and learning on such a short calendar, but as I answer them, I get increasingly excited about all the positive aspects of the One Course At A Time curriculum. For teaching geology, this might just be the ideal college schedule.

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Incredible opportunities, every day

Looked at horizontally—from day one to day 18—the block plan course doesn’t seem like a lot of time. But looked at vertically—from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.—each day on the block plan offers incredible flexibility and thus opportunity.

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One Course At A Time intensity fosters language learning

Learning a foreign language is a transformative experience. With each new word and expression, you see and experience the world in new ways. From the first day of French 101, you abandon your comfort zone. No longer a mere spectator or tourist, you become a direct participant in the global Francophone community by engaging with it on its own terms and in its own words.

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One Course At A Time ensures experiential learning

Experiential-based learning activities abound at Cornell College, where One Course At A Time allows for classroom time to incorporate this type of teaching. On a traditional academic calendar, the professor may have 50 minutes three times per week to effectively teach a subject. At Cornell we have up to four hours per day to immerse students in one subject.

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The business of One Course At A time

Absences, endless mental wanderings, dazing and dozing off, stolen screen time—I frankly don’t see it in my classes. My economics and business students are too busy with hands-on activities, group discussion, solving problems at the board, working with specialized software, or undertaking projects for area businesses. — Professor Santhi Hejeebu, Economics & Business

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