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Senior art exhibits open April 6

Senior thesis art exhibits will open on April 6 in the Peter Paul Luce Gallery at Cornell College. The show, which opens with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on April 6, will feature the works of Hannah Wilber, Katelynn Paul, Kathleen O’Connor, and Patrick Loughlin.


Cornell Report Cover Spring 2014

Cornell eReport Spring 2014

In this issue: Telling the Cornell Story; The March for Freedom; Residence Hall Revamp


The Rev. Mouzon Biggs

Biggs giving 2014 Small-Thomas lecture April 7

The Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs will speak on “Honoring the Faith of Another without Dishonoring Your Own” at 6:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons.



Traces performing March 22

The New York a capella vocal group Traces will perform in King Chapel Saturday, March 22, 8 p.m., as part of the Richard and Marlene Williams Lecture Series.



A look at Alternative Spring Break 2014

More than 100 students spent Cornell College’s Spring Break serving others. They worked on urban farms, helped to rehabilitate animals, learned about activism, helped to mitigate poverty, and more.


Cornell College is sending a mock trial team to the national tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Mock Trial heading to Nationals again

For the fourth time in five years a Cornell College Mock Trial squad won a place in the national tournament during the Opening Round Championship Tournament March 14-16 in St. Louis.



Coolidge wins NCAA Championship

Senior Alex Coolidge brought home Cornell College’s first national title in 24 years with a dramatic 6-5 come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Shane Siefert of UW-Whitewater in the 197-pound final at the NCAA Division III Championships in the U.S. Cellular Center.



Condon publishes new research in Science

Marty Condon, professor of biology at Cornell College, has studied flies in the tropics for years. In a paper published in Science this week, she reports evidence that there is more to a fly’s ecological niche than where it lives and what it eats—you have to look at what eats the fly, as well.



Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

Herbert E. Hendriks ’40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96.


Cornell College gets $250,000 grant for first-generation college students

Cornell College has received a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to help ensure first-generation college students succeed. The money will be used to create a professional orientation and development program for first-generation college students.


  • Jacob Fields is running to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
    Thomas Cooke
  • Kirilka Stavreva
    • Stavreva is NEH summer scholar

      Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English and creative writing at Cornell College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar.

    Becki Elkins
    • Elkins receives ACPA Honor

      Becki Elkins, registrar and director of institutional research, has been selected for the 2014 Class of Diamond Honorees by the American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International.

  • 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.”

    Paint brushes made entirely from paint by John Wagoner ’05
    • David Hilmers talks about following his dreams

      David Hilmers graduated from Cornell College in 1972, went into the Marines, and became an astronaut. He flew on four space shuttle missions, and after retiring became a physician. He visited Cornell College April 2 and spoke about his experiences and how he followed his lifelong dream of becoming a physician.

    • Dimensions program makes better scientists and humanitarians

      Cornell College offers extensive advising and support to students pursuing careers in the health sciences through Dimensions: The Center for the Science and Culture of Healthcare. Graduates have been accepted to medical school at the University of Chicago, Creighton University, Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and many other programs.