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Emily Wenger

Wenger earns Fulbright

Emily Wenger, a Cornell College senior double-majoring in English and creative writing and theatre, has earned a Fulbright Award and will spend 9 months in Turkey.


Exercise Physiology lab students

Students apply science to sports and exercise

Students in Physiology of Exercise examined how the human body works and changes from a resting to an exercising state, gaining hands-on experience through a series of labs to complement their classroom learning.



Tabak on “Ethical Perspectives in the News”

Leon Tabak, professor of computer science, is scheduled to appear on KCRG-TV’s “Ethical Perspectives on the News” Sunday, May 4 at 11 a.m.


Cornell College's Baccalaureate ceremony, May 11, 2013

Commencement moved indoors

Cornell College will confer degrees on approximately 270 students during its Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 11. The ceremony will take place in the Small Multi-Sport Center. Live video will be available.


Human-Robot Interactions Course

Students explore human-robot interaction

Students in Ross Sowell’s Human-Robot Interaction course relied on the latest research to learn about this emerging field, then applied their knowledge to their own robotics projects.



Cornell College dedicating renovated student center May 2

Cornell College is hosting a dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on May 2 for the newly-renovated and expanded Thomas Commons.


Cornell College Theatre Department presenting “Here and Now”

The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will put on the devised theatre piece “Here and Now” April 25 and 26 and May 2–4.


Nathan Schneider Poster 1

Literary journalist speaking at Cornell College

Literary journalist Nathan Schneider will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Van Etten-Lacey House about the importance of storytelling in our encounter with the world and give world-tested advice about how to survive as a young writer.


Cornell College offering online education courses

This summer Cornell College will offer its first online-only courses: Foundation of Literacy and Literacy in the Content Areas—Elementary, taught by Professor of education Kerry Bostwick, and History of American Education taught by Assistant Professor of education Kate Kauper.


The Cornell College Mock Trial team in Orlando, Fla.

Bertschy is All-American Mock Trial witness

Sophomore Sarah Bertschy was named Cornell College’s first All-American witness at the American Mock Trial Association national championship tournament in Orlando, Fla. on April 13.


  • Rose Reed-Maxfield won the  Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association conference.
    • Sociology major wins award for paper

      Cornell junior Rose Reed-Maxfield won the prestigious Manford Kuhn Award for best Junior-Senior paper at the Iowa Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting.

    Jacob Fields ’14 is going to be part of Teach for America, working in a low-income school in Brooklyn, N.Y.
    • Fields honored for engagement

      Jacob Fields ’14 won the Student Leadership Award from the Iowa Campus Compact for his work with education and cancer research fundraising.

  • Cynthia Strong
    • Cornell, Coe share grant for scientific equipment

      Coe College and Cornell College have jointly received a $10,000 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant award to help purchase a new scientific instrument that will aid in a wide variety of experiments.

    Johanna Schuster-Craig
    • Schuster-Craig earns summer fellowship in Germany

      Johanna Schuster-Craig, assistant professor of German, has accepted a Fulbright/DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Summer Fellowship for participation in the Summer Academy in Leipzig for American Faculty in German this June.

  • Ben Miller ’86
    Susan Shillinglaw ’73, an authority on the work of John Steinbeck and a professor at San Jose State University in California.
    • Shillinglaw featured on NPR and Washington Post

      Susan Shillinglaw ’73, a professor at San Jose State University and scholar of John Steinbeck, was interviewed by National Public Radio Monday about the 75th anniversary of Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”

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