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Mitchell Chapman, Sara Feldman, Tom Wojcik, Sara Cooper in "Machinal." Photo by Haley Severance.

Machinal opens Feb. 20

The Cornell College theatre department’s production of “Machinal,” considered on of the greatest examples of Expressionist theatre, runs Feb. 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre.


Todd Knoop Teaching

Professor examines the causes of financial crises

Todd Knoop, an economics and business professor at Cornell College, has written his fourth textbook, “Business Cycle Economics: Understanding Recessions and Depressions from Boom to Bust.”


Quink, a Dutch a cappella vocal ensemble.

Dutch a capella group performing for Music Monday

Quink, a remarkable group of four Dutch singers with expressive a cappella programs of a varied repertoire, will perform the year’s final Music Monday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, in King Chapel.


Joe Jennison

Performance explores sexual orientation and religion

The Cornell College Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office will host a performance of Joe Jennison’s one-man show “Jesus in the Confessional” on Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. in Allee Chapel. The 20-minute piece chronicles Jennison’s return to the Catholic Church after more than 30 years away.


Best-selling novelist reading Feb. 19

Best-selling novelist Lauren Groff will give a reading at the Van Etten-Lacey House at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.


Students explore underwater geology in this photo by Professor Ben Greenstein.

Eight courses heading off campus

Dozens of students in eight different courses will spend Block 6 off campus, going as far afield as the Bahamas, Belize, Rome, and New Zealand.


Tabak on Ethical Perspectives in the News

Leon Tabak, computer science professor at Cornell College, will moderate a discussion of STEM education on KCRG TV-9’s “Ethical Perspectives on the News” that will air Sunday, Feb. 15.


Mock trial squad at the 2015 regional tournament.

Championship tournament bid for Mock Trial

One of Cornell College’s three Mock Trial squads won the regional tournament in St. Paul, Minnesota, and earned a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series tournament in March.



Offices are open Feb. 2; use caution commuting

Snow removal is proceeding normally on campus and Cornell College is open as usual on Monday, Feb. 2.


The Rev. Catherine Quehl-Engel ’89 during a Martin Luther King Day vigil.

Events set to honor MLK

Cornell College will hold a day of service and a candlelight vigil, screen films, and host a guest speaker to honor the legacy of Civil Rights movement leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


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    Brennen Hicklin ’15 (left) and Rebecca Sullens ’09, associate director of the Berry Center, during Startup Weekend-Cedar Rapids. The pair was on the team that won first prize.
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    • Davis interviewed on NPR

      Erin Davis, professor of sociology at Cornell College, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition on Monday about the way college students rate male and female professors differently.

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    • Reed selected as HERS Institute associate director

      English and creative writing Professor Shannon Reed has been selected to serve as the associate director/faculty-in-residence for the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Denver Summer Leadership Institute 2015.

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    • Alumna wins music award

      Kelly Montijo Fink ’92 won a Native American Music Award for Best Compilation Album at the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards.

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