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Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa

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600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
(319) 895-4334 http://www.cornellcollege.edu/about-cornell/buildings-tour/hubs/the-commons.shtml

Thomas Commons at Cornell College contains a variety of facilities used for events, including:

  • Hall Perrine Room (Middle Level)
  • Hedges Conference Room (Middle Level)
  • Lindquist Conference Room (Middle Level, North Wall)
  • Smith Dining Room (Upper Level)
  • The Orange Carpet (Upper Level)

For assistance locating a particular room, the Information Desk is located on the Upper Level.

 

March 2016

Andy Stoll Presents “How (and Why) To Travel Around The World”

March 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Join entrepreneur, media director, and world traveler Andy Stoll as he leads a session about "How (and Why) To Travel Around The World." His message: the distance between who you are and who you want to become is closer than you think.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

March 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) talk

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Small-Thomas Lecture: “Capturing the Presidency and Losing One’s Soul: Elections, Christianity, and Realpolitik”

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Campus Sign during the summer

This lecture will examine the manner in which particular models of the American presidency have both hindered and enabled the consideration and promotion of concerns for justice, and the ways these models have led Americans to think about Christianity and politics.

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April 2016

The White Apron, Spanish Play

April 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This play, in Spanish and English, is a social criticism that denounces the social inequalities in society.

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Community Leaders Breakfast

April 7, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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One event on October 6, 2016 at 7:30 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$7
Community Leaders Breakfast at Gwen's

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Care for Cornell Day

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Flowers blooming in Mount Vernon

Spend a few hours helping make the Cornell College campus look amazing! The group will be picking up trash, weeding, mulching, and planting flowers.

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Spring Cornell College Fellows Showcase

April 13, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The recent Cornell Fellows will present summaries of their 8-week fellowships and how the experience has influenced their academic and professional futures.

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Cornell College Student Symposium 2016

April 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:45 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Cornell College Student Symposium provides a venue for students to work closely with a faculty sponsor to choose, prepare, and present scholarly and creative work.

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Holocaust Survivor Lecture

April 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Holocaust survivor Magda Brown will speak about her experience at camps in both Auschwitz and Stadtallendorf.

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Lecture by Justin Kerr, Marketing Professional and Author

April 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Justin Kerr will share tips, tricks and funny stories about his unexpected rise to leading some of the world's leading retail and fashion brands.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

April 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Join this Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) talk.

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Reading and conversation with José Orduña

April 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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turning book pages

José Orduña, author of "The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement," will discuss his work with students and answer questions.

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October 2016

Community Leaders Breakfast

October 6, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$7
Community Leaders Breakfast at Gwen's

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

October 13, 2016 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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HAIG talk by Jai Shanata, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  The presentation is titled "Being Brown at Cornell College: A Personal Narrative."

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Fall Harvest Festival 2016

October 15, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Photo of pumpkin pie

This is a harvest celebration that will take place on the east side of the Cornell College campus.

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Cornell College Homecoming/Family Weekend

October 21, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Cornell College Homecoming/Family weekend will be on October 21-23, 2016.

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Superhero Supertour

October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This tour has been created specifically for Cornell College students to help them learn about the products and services available in Mt Vernon and Lisbon. CDG volunteers will act as guides and will be dressed as Superheroes both on the trolley and at stops along the route.

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November 2016

A Street-Level View of Europe’s So-Called “Migrant Crisis”

November 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Dr. Nat Godley of Alverno College will share his first-hand accounts of police raids in Paris last summer violently breaking up makeshift camps set up by people seeking asylum.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) / Science Interest Group (SIG) Lecture

November 10, 2016 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Dr. Frank Farris of Santa Clara University will speak on "Creating Symmetry: Making art with waves."

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Wahutu Siguru Presents: “When is it a Genocide?”

November 15, 2016 @ 11:10 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This presentation looks at how Rwanda and Darfur were framed by both the U.S. State Department and media organizations in African countries. It asks us to grapple with the changing meaning of to the term genocide between these two atrocities whilst reflecting the usefulness of the term in raises awareness.

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Cornell College Fellows Showcase

November 30, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Fellows will present summaries of their 8-week experiences and how they have influenced their academic and professional futures.

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December 2016

Mississippi Valley Blood Drive

December 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center donor

This blood drive benefits the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which is the provider of blood and blood components for over 87 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

December 8, 2016 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2017 at 11:10 am

One event on February 23, 2017 at 11:10 am

One event on March 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

One event on April 27, 2017 at 11:10 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This talk is scheduled as part of the HAIG Lecture Series.

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January 2017

Free Movie Showing of “Higher Learning”

January 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Winter photo of Cornell College Campus Sign

This event is open to all Mount Vernon and Lisbon community members and the Cornell College community.

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February 2017

Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

February 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Winter photo of Cornell College Campus Sign

This HAIG Lecture features Katy Stavreva with "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 122 on the Iron Hand-Press as Public Remembrance."

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Kate Harding presents new work from Nasty Women anthology

February 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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writing on tablet near laptop

Cornell College's Center for the Literary Arts presents Distinguished Visiting Writer Kate Harding, who will share an essay from a forthcoming anthology she's co-editing with Samhita Mukhopadhyay.

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March 2017

Jazz Ensemble Concert and Dance

March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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horn

The Cornell College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Martin Hearne will perform a dance concert.  Admission is free and open to the public.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

March 30, 2017 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Winter photo of Cornell College Campus Sign

This talk is scheduled as part of the HAIG Lecture Series. Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English and Director, Center for the Literary Arts, will present "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 122 on the Iron Hand-Press as Public Remembrance." In January 2016, Stavreva responded to a call, issued by Oxford University’s Bodleian Library to small presses worldwide, to contribute to a new, hand-printed collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. For this initiative, commemorating Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, she chose sonnet 122,…

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April 2017

Community Leaders Breakfast

April 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Community Leaders Breakfast

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Cornell College Student Symposium

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Campus Sign during the summer

The Cornell College Student Symposium is a forum for Cornell College students to present their scholarly and creative work to the community.

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Holocaust Memorial Speaker

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Holocaust survivor Jacob Eisenbach will speak about his experiences. Attending this Holocaust Memorial Speaker is open to the public.

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Lecture: Kyle Davy

April 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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looking up at basketball hoop

Kyle Davy plans to share his experiences working within professional sports organizations across multiple major leagues in this public lecture.

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Anderson Natural Science Lecture

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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science experiment with plants growing in beakers

Michael Tylinski, Visiting Chemistry Lecturer will present "From skateboarding on a tablet to brighter cellphone displays; recent advances from the world of glass."

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June 2017

Injury Prevention Workshop

June 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This event is free and open to the public.

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Meet the Artists Panel

June 26, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Outside of Thomas Commons

This event is free and open to the public.

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September 2017

Cornell College Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2017

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Cornell College Homecoming/Family weekend will be on September 22-24, 2017.

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October 2017

Community Leaders Breakfast – October 2017

October 5, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$7.15
Community Leaders Breakfast

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Fall Harvest Festival

October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Pumpkins in baskets

This is a harvest celebration that will take place west of Thomas Commons at the Cornell College campus.

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December 2017

Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

December 7, 2017 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

One event on October 4, 2018 at 11:10 am

One event on November 1, 2018 at 11:10 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Classics Professor Philip Venticinque will present a Humanities and Arts Lecture titled: "Bound for Success: Cursing and Commerce in Antiquity."

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January 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Week

January 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on January 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

One event on January 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

One event on January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Cornell College Office of Intercultural Life is hosting a number of events in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that are open to the public.

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February 2018

Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Former Cornell professor and now Colorado College Professor Emeritus of Religion David Weddle will speak on "Christianity Without The Cross: A Critique of Religious Sacrifice."

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Bryant K. Smith: The Media’s Assault on Black Images

February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Back of Thomas Commons

Is there a media bias against minorities? This interactive workshop will provide the attendants with a history of minority representation in television, film, radio, print, and other forms of electronic media.

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April 2018

Community Leaders Breakfast – April 2018

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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$7.15
Community Leaders Breakfast

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Holocaust Survivor Lecture

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Back of Thomas Commons

Michael Bornstein, one of the youngest known survivors of the Auschwitz death camp, and his daughter, TV news producer and co-author Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, will speak and sign their book "Survivors Club."

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Earth Week Tree Planting

April 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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hands holding soil and plant while gardening

Cornell College's Eco-Club is holding a tree planting for Earth Week. Community members are invited to participate.

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September 2018

Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

September 6, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This Humanities and Arts Lecture is titled: "“What Gender, Spirit? Shakespeare’s Ariel, Cultural Authority, and Social Change in Post-Communist Bulgaria.”

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Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa: The Final “Look” of Black Books

September 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa presents:  "Who is the audience for African American literature?"  It’s a question that has hovered over the profession of black authorship for much of the 20th century.

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October 2018

Community Leaders Breakfast – October 2018

October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Community Leaders Breakfast

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

October 4, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chris Hoklotubbe will present a Humanities and Arts Lecture titled: "Lying Cretans, Superstitious Jews, and the Christians that Love Them."

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Cornell College Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2018

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Back of Thomas Commons

The Cornell College Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is on October 5-7, 2018.

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November 2018

Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

November 1, 2018 @ 11:10 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Rev. Anna Blaedel will present a Humanities and Arts Lecture titled: "Queer Liberation Theology."

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How Economics Shapes Science

November 1, 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Paula Stephan's research focuses on the economics of science and the careers of scientists and engineers.

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Movie: Honor Flight – One Last Mission

November 12, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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This 80 minute film documents the voyage of four WWII veterans who were part of the first Honor Flight to the WWII memorials in Washington D.C.

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December 2018

Writers After Dark

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Writers Night at the Pal (now Palisades pen) Group Reading a Play

All writers and lovers of the written word are invited to join us for a fun forum to share our writings.

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KRNL 70th Anniversary Party

December 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The community is invited to help Cornell College celebrate the 70th anniversary of KRNL 89.7 FM.

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January 2019

Cornell College MKL Week

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
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One event on January 22, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on January 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on January 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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Winter photo of Cornell College Campus Sign

This event is open to all Cornell and local community members.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Winter view of the outside of Cornell College's Armstrong Hall & Youngker Hall

Jill Heinrich and Kerry Bostwick will co-present "The 18th Century Salonniere."

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February 2019

Soothing Sound & Healing Vibration with 40+ Singing Bowls

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Outside of Thomas Commons

Wake up dormant energy while soothing your spirit, balancing your nervous system, and returning your mind to a state of calm. Transition into spring with this complementary deep peace and well-being offering for the Cornell and Mt. Vernon area community.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

February 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College side view of Thomas Commons

Cornell College is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Hall-Perrine Room.

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Chop It Up Chats

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Outside of Thomas Commons

All Cornell and local community members are invited to participate in a drop-in, student and Cornell community-driven dialogue about various topics of culture, diversity, and inclusion.

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Lecture – “Leadership: Bridging Failure and Success”

February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Ted Enberg will share stories and wisdom about leadership development, working in professional sports management, leading a global career on multiple continents and the value of a liberal arts education.

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Gary Nabhan presents “Food from the Radical Center”

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Winter photo of Cornell College Campus Sign

Gary Nabhan is one of the world’s foremost experts on sustainable agriculture and food justice. He is considered a pioneer in the local food movement and the heirloom seed saving movement.

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Humanities and Arts Interest Group (HAIG) Lecture

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Winter view of the outside of Cornell College's Armstrong Hall & Youngker Hall

Devan Baty (and friends) will present "Civic Engagement at Cornell College."

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Small-Thomas Lecture: “Faith and Social Justice for sustaining the peace in Liberia”

February 27 @ 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Back of Thomas Commons

Learn about the history of Liberia and root causes of its civil war and instability, and identify the challenges to--and recommendations for--genuine reconciliation and lasting peace.

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April 2019

Community Leaders Breakfast – April 2019

April 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Community Leaders Breakfast

Attendees will hear updates from Lisbon and Mount Vernon City Halls, Lisbon and Mount Vernon schools, Cornell College, local service groups, and businesses.

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Holocaust Survivor Lecture

April 16 @ 6:30 pm
Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College side view of Thomas Commons

Rachel Goldman Miller is providing a presentation that is open to the public.

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Cornell College Student Symposium

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

One event on April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am

Cornell College Thomas Commons – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Campus Sign during the summer

The Cornell College Student Symposium is a forum for Cornell College students to present their scholarly and creative work to the community.

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