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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.



Exhibit on Shakespeare and the four humors

Cornell College will host the U.S. National Library of Medicine exhibit “‘And there’s the humor of it': Shakespeare and the four humors” from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28 in Cole Library with a presentation on Jan. 29.


Sam Kean and book cover

Best-selling author speaking Jan. 28

Sam Kean, a best-selling science author, will speak about neuroscience and his latest book, “The Dueling Neurosurgeons,” at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Cornell College.


V'amber Miller cleaning artifacts in the Office of the State Archaeologist

Miller explores the past through off-campus adventures

Ve’Amber Miller has explored the past through work with the State Archaeologist, museum studies in Chicago and Rome, and a summer in Mexico using 3D imaging to virtually reconstruct an ancient tomb.


The three members of Puppet Kitchen who will be in residency on campus this spring.

Expert puppeteers coming to campus

Three nationally recognized puppeteers from the Puppet Kitchen in New York City will be in residency at Cornell College this spring. They will teach courses, work with students, and direct a play based on Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 “Pictures at an Exhibition.”


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.


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.


Last year, more than 400 students participated in community service through Cornell College's Career and Civic Engagement Center.

Cornell College honored for service

Cornell College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes schools that offer the best community service programs in the nation.


  • Lydia Meece in clown makeup during her internship in Peru.
    David Yamaguchi in the lab at his fellowship at the University of Iowa.
  • Erin Davis
    • 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.

    Shannon Reed Portrait
    • 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.

    • 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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