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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.


Cornell College hosting Black Iowa Youth Conference

Students involved with The Black Awareness Cultural Organization/Umoja Living and Learning Community have organized the second annual Black Iowa Youth Conference, which runs March 7 through 9 at Cornell College.


Spring Break Hours 2014

Cornell College is open during the week of spring break, but some offices will have abbreviated hours.


ASB 2013

Record number of students participating in Alternative Spring Break

A record number of Cornell College students, more than 120 in all, will spend a week performing community service during the college’s spring break as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.


  • Jacob Fields is running to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
    Thomas Cooke
  • 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.

    Sandra Dyas
    • Dyas’ work on display at Lawrence University

      Photography by Sandy Dyas, lecturer in art, is on display at the Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc.
      Dyas’ work, titled “my eyes are not shut,” features photography and video. The exhibit opens Jan. 17 and runs through March 16.

  • Paint brushes made entirely from paint by John Wagoner ’05
    Jon Loomer ’97 runs a social media blog recognized by
    • 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.