The A-List

September 19 - September 25

The ALANA A-List showcases the top events in the multicultural community happening on campus. Listed below are events you do not want to miss!

Please email to be featured on the next edition of the A-List. Submissions are due on Sundays at 11:59p EST. Anything submitted after this deadline will be on the following week's edition.

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Meet the ALANA E-Board

Top: Marisa Knox (President), Richard Escobar (VP of Internal Affairs), Lovette Ekwebelem (VP of Public Relations), Adaugo Ezike (VP of External Affairs), and Haris Hassan (Programming Coordinator)

Bottom: Janee Dennis (Public Relations Chair), Elaine Liu (VP of Programming), Kathleen Li (Programming Coordinator), Keri Gill (MCFAB Chair), and Evelyn Ambriz (Faculty Advisor)

Not pictured: Aaliya Khan (Treasurer)


2017-2018 ALANA VP of Programming - Elaine Liu

Please join me in congratulating Elaine Liu on her new position as VP of Programming!!!


Quick Notes

CHANGE: Submission deadline for the newsletter has been extended to Sundays @ 11:59pm EST! Remember to send them to

Thank you to all who came to our mixer on Friday! It was loads of fun and there were plenty of good vibes to go around.

Want to get a recap of our first meeting that happened a couple weeks back? Already forgot some of that important info? I'll be attaching the powerpoint of the first meeting to the email with this newsletter. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the email, and it should be there :)

Somehow missed out on both of these events? Worry no more!

Scroll down for some pretty awesome info and cool events happening in a building (hopefully) near you! :D


ALANA E-board is recruiting one more programming coordinator for the 2017-2018 school year!

His/her responsibilities will include:
- Work on large-scale programs involving collaborations with multiple communities on campus, e.g. Halloween at Southside, Dining with Diverse Minds.

- Attend weekly meetings with the programming team
- Assist VP of Programming with the development and coordination of ALANA’s programs and co-programs

If you are interested, please submit a letter of intent (maximum 250 words) highlighting your relevant experiences and passions in programming specifically for multicultural communities. Also include your name, year, and major in the letter, and send it via email to Elaine Liu (

DEADLINE: September 24th @ 11:59pm EST!

Thank you! If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Elaine Liu.

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No More ALANA G-Body Meetings

There will no longer be ALANA general body meetings. To replace them, the umbrella liaisons will create ALANA Meetings that are for members to attend and they will focus on different topics in their respective multicultural communities. Stay tuned for upcoming events!


Join the C.I.A

Community Intersectionality Advocates (CIAs) serve as a resource for the community and resident advisors in the areas of programming and resolving conflicts involving social identity issues. They are role models within the community by receiving on-going training designed to recognize their own identities and how it affects their view of the world, encouraging dialogue among students discussing on-campus resources and working toward the creation of truly inclusive communities. The CIAs assume an active role in the advancement of multiculturalism and social justice by engaging their peers through community development, celebration, and dialogue.

Application due September 24th @ ll:59pm!

To Apply and for More Information:

Sponsored by Campus & Community Engagement

Strokes of Color: Where Do We Draw the Line?

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Upcoming OEI Student Leadership Opportunities and Events

· Engaged Cornell Grants and Funding Information Session (9/28, 10am in 102 Mann)

· Be the Change Workshops (9/27, Mentoring for Community Engagement and Leadership Development): open to students, community partners, staff, and faculty

· Community-Student Networking Event (9/28): connect with Tompkins County community leaders

· Certificate in Engaged Leadership Application to Committed Stage 2 (rolling): for involved students about to commit to an off-campus project, the application route into Stage 2 of the certificate

· Certificate in Engaged Leadership application to Capstone Dialogue (10/1): for students who already have taken committed engagement

Be the Change Workshops

Open to all students and community members

Register here (registration preferred but not required)

For all dates, dinner 5-5:30 p.m., workshop 5:30-7 p.m.

· 9/27/17 Mentoring for Community Engagement and Leadership Development

· 10/4 Strategic Communication and Transmedia Knowledge: How to Present Your Ideas and Work using Digital Technology

Community-Student Networking Event

Thursday, September 28, 2017 5-7:30 p.m.

Dinner provided

Atrium of Center Ithaca on Ithaca Commons (171 E State St): group will meet and travel together by bus to location; travel details shared upon registration.

Register here

Co-sponsored by Office of Engagement Initiatives | Public Service Center | Ujamaa | Campus Activities Latino Living Center | Tatkon Center | Natural Leaders Initiative | Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life | New Student Programs | Asian & Asian American Center

Connect with Tompkins County community leaders, including graduates of Natural Leaders Initiative and Public Service Center Civic Leader Fellows

Certificate in Engaged Leadership

Application to Committed Stage 2

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Before you can apply for funding, students also are required to attend an Orientation and a Community-Engaged Leadership Retreat.

This application is for you if:

· You have been involved in engagement and leadership activities since arriving at Cornell

· Are now looking to make a commitment to serving off-campus communities

· Planning to work, intern or volunteer regularly, addressing social issues that impact off-campus communities, now or in spring or summer 2018

This application is one route into Stage 2 of the Certificate in Engaged Leadership. The application should take you 1-2 hours to complete. This is your opportunity to reflect on the same guiding questions that students in Stage 1 have been reflecting on for entrance into Stage 2.

Certificate in Engaged Leadership

Application to Capstone Dialogue Fall 2017

Deadline Extended: Sunday, October 1, 2017 11:59pm

Participate in this capstone experience after taking committed action in your community.

Earn the full certificate, qualify for resources and guide rising generations

Stipends are available for this 32-hour commitment

Certificate in Engaged Leadership Orientation (Entry to all Stages)

Monday October 16, 2017, 5-6 p.m.

Dinner provided

For students who want to turn their interest into involvement.

For students already committed to community engagement or exploring/new to Cornell.

Register to ensure a seat

Fitch Ratings Info Session at Cornell University - Join Us!

Fitch Ratings will be holding an information session at Cornell University on October 2, 2017. On behalf of the firm, we’d like to invite the members of your organization to this event. It’ll be a great opportunity to hear from and network with one of our senior analytical leaders. You’ll learn about our business, as well as hear about our job opportunities from a HR representative.

Please feel free to share this information and the attached flyer with your friends and peers. Note that refreshments will be provided. Click here to register.

We’re looking forward to this event and hope to see you soon!



Ana Monge
Human Resources
33 Whitehall Street, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10004


Service-Learning Opportunities for Alternative Breaks Date

Care about social justice?

Want an amazing Spring Break?


Attendance at an Info Session is mandatory to apply.

Come join us at one of our Info Sessions in October in order to pick up an application and learn more about our program's Spring Break service-learning trips to:


Tue, October 17 @ 5:00pm, Klarman Hall Auditorium KG70

Wed, October 18 @ 5:00pm, Kennedy Hall 209

Thu, October 19 @ 5:00pm, RPCC Multipurpose Room

Sun, October 22 @ 5:00pm, Carol Tatkon Center

Trip Leader and E-Board positions are open!

Alternative Breaks is a student-led organization that facilitates Cornell students during their spring break to engage with community agencies in domestic violence safe houses, homeless shelters, residential treatment facilities, LGBTQIA+ youth homeless shelters, schools, and other direct community services and centers. Before the trip, students are immersed in a 12-week service learning curriculum that discusses social justice and trip specific issues.

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Annual Black Ivy League Business Conference

Interested in business? Join the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association in their annual Black Ivy League Business Conference at the University of Pennsylvania from November 10th - 12th, 2017. Get the chance to attend panels, workshops, learn about a variety of industries including finance, consulting, and entrepreneurship and network with prominent business leaders! Tickets go on sale soon! Stay tuned for more updates! Contact Sharon (sk2275) or Diamond (db699) for more information/if you're interested in attending!