king chapel

  • Grant to restore King Chapel clock tower

    Aug 18, 2015

    The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette wrote about a $50,000 grant to restore King Chapel’s clock tower.

  • Jonathan Brand’s Inauguration

    Apr 24, 2012

    On April 21 Jonathan Brand was installed as Cornell’s 15th President. In a speech before hundreds in King Chapel, Brand spoke about the value of the liberal arts, his passion for Cornell College and his hopes for the future.

  • King Chapel getting an elevator

    Nov 29, 2011

    Work will begin this fall to add an elevator addition near the southeast entrance to King Chapel, the historic centerpiece of Cornell College’s campus. The elevator is part of an ongoing renovation to the first building on campus named to the National Register of Historic places.

  • Teacher, alumna left nearly $400,000 to Cornell

    Oct 14, 2011

    A longtime elementary teacher who also taught education at Cornell has left the college nearly $400,000, half of which will go toward restoring the college’s historic King Chapel.

  • Improvements all around campus

    Aug 23, 2011

    One of the most visible—and audible—updates to the Hilltop this fall will be felt throughout town as the 1882 King Chapel clock is ticking again and the carillon is ringing.  The Seth Thomas clock once again keeps time over campus and rings on the hour after being shut off for a year, and the carillons […]

  • An update on King Chapel

    Aug 10, 2010

    Jeff Mick of Facilities management, gives an overview of the King Chapel renovations so far and what remains to be done.

  • Alumni give $50,000 to King Chapel

    Jun 29, 2010

    Three alumni have pledged a total of $50,000 toward the renovation Cornell College’s historic King Chapel, the centerpiece of campus.

  • Cornell gets grant to preserve King Chapel

    Mar 1, 2010

    The State Historical Society has awarded Cornell College $100,000 challenge grant for the restoration of King Chapel, the iconic 19th-century building that dominates Mount Vernon’s skyline.

  • Cornell Class of 1959 donates $220,000 to renovate historic King Chapel, annual fund

    Oct 13, 2009

    MOUNT VERNON – As part of their 50th reunion gift, the Cornell College class of 1959 has donated over $220,000 in cash and pledges to the college for King Chapel renovations and the annual fund.

  • Emeritus professor donates for Cornell chaplain, chapel

    Sep 9, 2008

    MOUNT VERNON – A $60,000 gift from Linda and Truman Jordan, professor emeritus of chemistry, will help endow the Cornell College chaplain position and further improvements to King Chapel.

  • Alumnus donates memorial for wife to Cornell College

    Jul 28, 2008

    MOUNT VERNON – A Cornell alumnus has donated $250,000 to the King Chapel renovation in honor of his late wife, Ruth “Gussie” Ohlsen Warden.

  • Alumna’s history with chapel draws donation

    Jul 16, 2008

    MOUNT VERNON – A Cornell alumna’s $130,000 donation will help renovate Cornell College’s historic King Chapel and repair the aging organ.