Cornell College (IA) Updates

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November 2018
Access to counselors, technology boosts college readiness
Building bridges between colleges and rural high schools

Some students don’t have the money to spend on college applications or AP tests, and they lack the resources to research their options for college. What are the challenges rural students face?

Faculty mentors key to student success
Faculty mentors key to student success

It’s not surprising that having dedicated faculty mentors for students leads to overall greater academic achievement, career development, and well-being. Because of One Course At A Time, Cornellians always have a faculty or staff mentor who, over the course of 18 days, is able to get to know, support, and guide each of their students.

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Students can use smartphones to complete the FAFSA
The Department of Education has made completing the FAFSA easier by launching a mobile app, as well as a mobile-friendly website. (P.S. we created a Spotify playlist to help!)
Students can earn college credit during a gap year
High school graduates looking for an academic adventure prior to enrolling full-time at Cornell College now have the opportunity to earn college credit before coming to the Hilltop.
Alumni at a glance
Shannon Carty ’13, a behavior analyst who works to reduce dangerous or isolating behaviors in individuals from low-income families, originally majored in geology at Cornell.
Study shows that students do not take advantage of mental health resources 
A recent study highlights that students across the country do not take advantage of the mental health resources available to them. We responded by creating a cutting-edge Well-being Network.
Cornell women’s volleyball finishes a terrific season
Cornell finished another terrific season at 18-10 with its seventh trip to nationals in eight years. Go Rams!
Russell Science Center opens Nov. 26 
The long-awaited Russell Science Center officially opens for classes on Nov. 26. STEM students will begin Block 4 in the high-tech labs and classrooms within the new four-story, 45,600 square foot science building.
We’re feeling thankful 
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and with it a much-needed (and well-deserved) breakyay! One thing we’re thankful for is…YOU! And we’re not the only ones.

Connect with Cornell

Excellent Cornell candidates come from all over the nation and beyond. Do you have a student whose curiosity about how things work, how humans interact, how to approach a problem, or how to fully engage in their world is larger than life? Introduce us. We could be great for each other.

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