Student News

April 4th- April 8th

Announcing your new CSLC Executive board!

Congratulations to the following students on their election to the Cornish Student Leadership Council!

Chair: Celine Besson
Vice Chair: Kit Bernal
Executive Secretary: Courtney Butterfield
Director of Finance: Alexander Hawker
Director of Community Outreach: Sarah White
Director of Student Interest Groups & Engagement: Melody Carlisle

Open Positions for Appointment
Director of Public Relations
Event Planners (3 positions)

The new executive board will be making appointments to the above positions in the coming weeks to finalize the leadership team. If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, you can let an EBoard member know, contact, or come to a CSLC General Meeting on Fridays at noon.

Writing Center is hiring peer consultants!

We in the Writing Center are thrilled to be hiring 2 new Writing Center Peer Consultants for the 2016-17 academic year!

Here's a few highlights of what we look for in candidates:

- strong peer-to-peer collaboration skills

- the ability to ask insightful, open questions

- dependable and self-directed

- interested in being a leader on our team as we conduct research and outreach at Cornish

- strong reading skills

- demonstrated commitment to diversity at Cornish

Please note that this position is a work study job, so applicants must have work study funding.

Feel free to email ( or speak to Amanda Hill if you have any questions.


Stop by the Office of Student Life to check out our new shirt design!

Cost is $12 plus tax. We can accept any major credit card or debit card for payment.

News from Professional Development!

Do you have any legal or business questions relating to the arts?

Check out: Shunpike is hosting an Art Business Clinic on April 26 @ 6-8 pm: If you’re an artist, arts entrepreneur, or member of an independent arts group, and you’d like to chat with supportive arts advisors about your work, join us for Shunpike’s Arts Business Clinic for 2016! At this informal, drop-in clinic, Shunpike staff and experienced arts industry professionals are on-hand to talk with you about your arts business needs. Find the information you want while networking with other artists over snacks and drinks. Best of all, it’s free! Register here

Washington Lawyers for the Arts

offers clinics and other legal resources for artists. Check out this link to register: Legal Clinics

Also check out their next work shop on April 7th about Art Valuation. Visit their link to workshops for more information about all offerings and upcoming events.

It is also FREE to become a member as a student, so take advantage of this opportunity! Register here: Become a Member

Upcoming Gaming Industry Panel (your input is requested!!):

On Wednesday, April 6th, the Professional Development Center together with a group of dedicated students will be hosting a panel discussion with several professionals from the gaming industry to highlight the professional opportunities that can be found in gaming that go beyond animation or design. We would like to ask you what you want to know, so please use this link to enter what questions you might have for these panelists and we will use your input to guide the discussion on this day.

As always, if you have any questions about professional development such as resume and cover letter tips, networking tips, mock interview practice, or assistance connecting with an internship please contact Ona Fisher at or 206.726.5156

Puget Sound A Cappella looking for a new Singer!

We are in need of a bass or tenor to join our ranks for the rest of the semester, and hopefully forever! If you are looking for some solo opportunities, this is definitely the place for you!

We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-10pm and Tuesdays at lunch from 12:15-12:45.

For more information, or if you’re interested in auditioning, email ASAP! We are already in rehearsals!

Upcoming Theatre Performances!

Good Kids

By Naomi Iizuka

Directed by Corey McDaniel

April 8, 12, 15 at 8pm, April 17 at 1pm

Skinner Theater, Raisbeck Performance Hall

Tickets 12.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community, Alumni and Teen Tix

Get tickets here.

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smart phones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who's telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

Into The Woods, Jr.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Directed by Hugh Hastings

Music Direction by Katherine Strohmaier

April 9, 13 at 8pm, April 16 at 2pm, April 17 at 5pm

Skinner Theatre, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue

Tickets, 12.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community and Alumni

Get tickets here.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.

Sanctuary: A Generative Piece

Created by Members of the Sophomore Ensemble

Directed by Marc Kenison

April 10 at 7pm, April 14 and 16 at 8pm, April 17 at 7:30pm

Skinner Theatre, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue

Tickets, 12.00 General, 7.00 Senior Citizens, 5.00 Cornish Community and Alumni

Get tickets here.

Theater without a net! The generative project will use the play Good Kids as a jumping-off point for a thematic investigation, but the methodology of the process and the shape of the eventual production will be developed by the ensemble and the director.

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Student Lunchtime Concerts

Please join us for a lunchtime concert on the 7th floor in MCC at 12:15 pm. Feel free to bring your lunch. Mark you calendars for these additional events on the 7th floor.

Monday, April 4 - 7th Floor Piano Lobby

Preview of the spring opera, The Silver Fox by Libby Larson (coordinated by Professor Michael Delos and Eric Jeffords)

Tuesday, April 5 - 7th Floor Piano Lobby

Music by Nick and Nic: original compositions by student composers Nicholas Mackelprang and Nicholas Mourer

Thursday, April 7 - Commons Fireplace Room

Improv Ensemble coordinated by Professor Tom Varner

Monday, April 11 - 7th Floor Piano Lobby

Triofus: Moe Weisner, Joel Bean and Will Lone perform standards and original jazz compositions

Wednesday, April 13 - 7th Floor Piano Lobby

Chamber Music - Trios performed by Paul Taub, flute; Joseph Syverson, violin/viola; Lewis Thompson, piano

Alumni News!

Richard Peacock, a former CSLC member, Cornish alum, and drag show host was featured on this BBC segment.

Click here to watch!

Goodbye March Challenge, Hello April Challenge!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our March Joyful Little Things Challenge in the Student Life Office! Reading all of your happy little things brought us so much joy, and while it was hard to decide on a winner, these were our picks!

Sarah Ball, Theatre Senior: I saw my aunt this week who I haven't seen in 8 years. She finally got to meet my husband and it was just wonderful.

Lindsey Moore, Film and Media Sophomore: I pretended to be wolverine with forks between my fingers.

Sam White, Theatre Junior: This week I lined up my first job (in the profession I'm studying), and I couldn't be happier! Life is happening!!

Annie Rocks, Foundations Freshman: 5 years ago today, I bought a plane ticket for my move to Seattle. I had never been there before!

Nyasia Madrigal, Art Freshman: I asked someone out for the first time, and they said yes!

For the month of April, we challenge you to come in to Student Life and much like the joyful little things, we want you to share with us your ACCOMPLISHMENTS from the past school year! Whether it be waking up on time for class every day, making that art piece you've dreamed about, or discovering something new about yourself, what have you accomplished this year? What goals have you met... what have you done that inspires you to do even more? Come in to the office during the month of April, write down your accomplishments on a polka dot, and we will pick our favorites for prizes at the end of the month! Happy Spring time... go forth and achieve your goals!

Classroom connections with the Diversity Film Series

The Grand in partnership with the Tacoma Community College will be hosting the 6th annual Diversity Film Series April 10 – 27th featuring films that connect audiences with themes related to Social Sciences, Humanities, Music, Arts and Culture.

TCC and The Grand invite you to make connections between these featured films and your course content. Please see the attached flyer to learn how each movie can be connected to various disciplines.

This year’s films encompass a wide range a topics and narratives:

· Meet the Patels - a real life romantic comedy about dating and marriage caught between two worlds | April 10

· Straight Outta Compton – dramatizing the rise and fall of the 1980’s American hip hop group N.W.A (2016 Oscar Nominated) | April 14

· Mustang – a portrait of a young girl and her teenage sisters coming of age in northern Turkey (2016 Oscar Nominated) | April 19

· Landfill Harmonic - the true story of Paraguayan children who created a symphony from trash and toured the world with their Recycled Orchestra (featured at the Tacoma Film Festival 2015) | April 21

· Saving Face – the first feature film from writer/director Alice Wu, Saving Face tells the story of young Asian-American lesbian balancing her personal life with family matters | April 24

· The Hand that Feeds – a documentary about the “mild-mannered sandwich maker” in New York City who helped undocumented workers organize to demand better and safer working conditions. | April 27

All films will play one day only at The Grand.

Tickets prices:

· General Admission $10 (students with ID and seniors save $2)

· Matinee: $8

Want to see a free movie on Wednesday, April 6?

Below is the ticket link for DEMOLITION. The screening will be on Wednesday, April 6 at AMC Pacific Place at 7pm.

Click here for the ticket link.


Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Click here to see the trailer.

Does school have you stressed out?

The Community Acupuncture Project of West Seattle is offering a $15 student special. They can help with fatigue, memory and concentration, test anxiety, stress, and so much more!

Visit for more information. or call (206) 933-7891

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