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McLennan Center Dedication Nov. 2012
McLennan Center Dedication   
Alumni, students, and faculty were on hand Nov. 3 to celebrate the dedication of the McLennan Center in Chicago. The center, which opened this fall, allows students to live and study in Chicago for a block. Take a virtual tour of the Center here and see photos of the event here. 
collegenews College News

New trustees elected  

In October, the Board of Trustees elected two members, Neil Eckles '62 and Sheryl Atkinson Stoll '70. Taylor Koch '12 attended her first board meeting as a young trustee. Read more... 

Mock Trial wins second consecutive tournament      

Cornell's Mock Trial team kept up its remarkable success with back-to-back tournament wins in October and November. Read more... 

Heard on campus 
Gary Becker
, Nobel Prize-winner in economics, spoke about how the U.S. is falling behind the world in higher education. Author Charles D'Ambrosio read from his short stories at the Center for the Literary Arts.

athleticsnews Athletics News

Cornell College Volleyball 2012 Volleyball success      

Cornell's volleyball team capped their return to the Midwest Conference with a conference championship and its second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. The Rams played perennial powerhouse St. Thomas in the tournament and lost in a five-set heartbreaker

The Rams placed four volleyball players on the All-Midwest Conference team and swept the two individual awards with junior outside hitter Kathleen O'Connor voted Player of the Year and Jeff Meeker honored as Coach of the Year. O'Connor also made the All-Central region team.  

Women's cross-country places two in all-region 

Cornell's women's cross-country team put two runners on the all-region team after the NCAA Division III Central Region Championships hosted by St. Olaf. The pair are the first all-region runners in four years. Read more... 

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Relay For Life places second in the nation
Cornell's Relay For Life continued its streak of fundraising awards by placing second in the nation and first in the Midwest for per-capita fundraising by a youth event.
Read more...  

alumninews Alumni News

Cornellians win elections

A number of people with Cornell College connections did well in elections held Nov. 6. Nancy Kleihauer Adams '64 was re-elected mayor of Pequot Lakes, Minn., Deb Mell '90 was elected to a third term  in the Illinois House of Representatives, and Dave Loebsack, professor emeritus of politics, won a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Alumnus was CTO of Obama campaign

Harper Reed '01 is getting media attention for his work as chief technology officer of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. You can see some of the stories published recently about Reed and his accomplishments here. 

Ash is MSU's winningest coach

Rob Ash '73, head football coach at Montana State University, set a record for most coaching wins at the school with his team's victory over Portland State University on Nov. 10. Read more... 

We did it!

Young Alumni surpassed their $25,000 goal and raised a total of $27,085 for the Cornell Scholars Program during Young Alumni Giving Month! Next academic year 10 students will receive Young Alumni Scholarships, providing current students with the same extraordinary experiences you had on the Hilltop. Thank you for giving back to Cornell. Collectively young alumni have the power to make a real difference in the lives of students on the Hilltop. 

comingup Coming Up
Upcoming alumni events
Dec.1, 2012: CCCC Annual Holiday Party at RiverBend Condos, Chicago
Feb. 1, 2013: Arizona Alumni Event at home of Dean Riesen '79 & Bambi Hull Riesen '82, Scottsdale, Ariz.
April 13, 2013:  Washington, D.C., Alumni Event at home of John McGrane '73 & Marty Benson McGrane '73, McClean, Va.
More information on upcoming alumni events...

Music Mondays Concert: Flanders Recorder Quartet
Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel
Find out more... 

Thanksgiving break
Administrative offices will be closed from noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, until 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26. 

Holiday Choral Concert, featuring Handel's Messiah  

Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel 

Steel Drum Ensembles Concert   

Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., King Chapel 

Jazz Ensemble Concert   

Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Kimmel Theatre 

Winter break
Winter break begins for students on Thursday, Dec. 20, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 13. Administrative offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. 

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