The A-List

Sept 4th - Sept 11th

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 Fridays at 11:59p EST. Anything submitted after this deadline will be on the following week's edition.

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Meet the 2017-2018 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 (Programming Coordinator), Kathleen Li (Programming Coordinator), Keri Gill (MCFAB Chair), and Evelyn Ambriz (Faculty Advisor)

Not pictured: Aaliya Khan (Treasurer), Barbara Esuoso (Programming Coordinator), and Shayra Kamal (Programming Coordinator)


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Mandatory Financial Training Workshop and Registration Event

Register at . Organizations must send a representative in order to be in good standing for ALANA Funding for the Fall 2017 semester.

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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!

Dr. Renee Alexander as NEW Senior Advisor to the Dean of Students!

I am excited to announce that Dr. Renee Alexander will now be serving as the Senior Advisor to the Dean of Students on issues of campus climate. In this new role, Dr. Renee will work closely with the Dean of Students, Dr. Vijay Pendakur, on shaping a student climate at Cornell that is engaged, equity-minded, and committed to free speech. Dr. Renee will also continue her Breaking Bread programming series, while identifying new opportunities for inter-group exchange and dialogue across difference. Please come visit Dr. Renee at her new office in 401 Willard Straight Hall, and her satellite office in 221 RPCC! During this transition, Sophie Sidhu has stepped into the role of Interim Building Director of 626 while she will also maintain her role as Director of the Asian and Asian American Resource Center (A3C).

For now, please do e mail Dr. Renee to schedule an appointment and see where and when you may be able to meet with her.


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You're Invited to IBM Day at Cornell University

Come meet IBMers! All majors are welcome. Learn about career opportunities within various IBM areas including: Consulting, Software Development and Data Science, Sales, Corporate Marketing, Market Development & Insights, Digital Business Group, and Corporate HR.

Friday, September 8th, 2017 10:30AM-3:30PM

ILR Conference Center, King Shaw Hall, Room 225


What can you do with the power of IBM?

There is no other company like IBM and there is no business professional like the IBMer. We are experts in nearly every technical scientific and business field. We are citizens of, and apply our expertise in, more than 170 countries. Yet we are united by a single purpose: to be essential. We do that by creating the most advanced technology to change how our clients work and run their businesses.

And through them, IBMers change how the world works. The world is at a major turning point: technology is enabling entirely new forms of business operations, business models, industries and outcomes. We have exponentially more power to reach the full potential of our life's work than any humans before us. This is our vision for the future our belief in the rise of you this is: You to the power of IBM.

Do your best work ever.

Questions? Reach out to Blake Brown:

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JOBS ON CAMPUS: Campus Tour Guides Wanted!

Looking for a challenge and a job that brings you paid public relations experience? How about a chance to work with some of the most fun & energetic people on campus in a positive, flexible work environment? Do you love meeting new people & making new friends?

Cornell University's Visitor Relations is looking for people just like you! Our Information Specialist Tour Guides welcome tens of thousands of guests to campus each year, answering questions about every Cornell topic from the renowned Brain Collection to the flavors served at the Dairy Bar, while walking backwards every step of the way. This semester, we’re looking for students who want to shape their futures and Cornell’s.

You can access the application at Applications for Fall 2017 are due by September 12th at 5pm.

Contact the Hiring Managers, Elise Czuchna ( and Jack Nienaltow ( with any questions about the application process or the job in general!

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MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum

Dear Members,

On September 15, 2017, the MiSK Foundation and UNDP are hosting a global youth forum, bringing together high-achieving young people to discuss how tolerance can be used as a tool for achieving peace and the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will also address UN Security Council Resolution 2250, which urges member states to increase representation of youth in decision-making at all levels.

About the MiSK-UNDP Youth Forum:

Theme: Promoting Tolerance for Peace & Sustainable Development: A Dialogue with Youth

Location: Sept 15, The Plaza Hotel located at 768 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, United States 10019.

Audience: 300 youth, 100 other individuals including government officials, UN officials, MiSK Partners & VIPs (speakers)


Language: English

Selection Criteria

  • Age 18-30
  • High-achieving
  • Demonstrated interested and/or achievements related to the event theme

If you would like to participate, please submit your application at under “Youth Applicants.” All applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee. If accepted, you will receive a final confirmation via email.

About the Organizers

MiSK is a foundation focused on youth, education, and culture, based in Saudi Arabia, and Chaired by the Crown Prince – HRH Mohammed bin Salman.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to expert knowledge and resources to build a sustainable society.

If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them at


  1. When is the application deadline?
    Acceptances are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, we strongly suggest you fill out the application as soon as possible to ensure there are available spots to apply for.

  2. When will I be notified of my acceptance?
    All applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee. Once a decision has been made, you will receive a final response via email.

  3. What will I do at the event?
    Participate in interactive workshops, network, brainstorm ways to build a tolerant and sustainable society, and listen to an amazing group of inspirational speakers.