The A-List

September 26 - October 2

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)



Join us as we sit down with the umbrella liaisons and address the different problems in our community as well as approach ways to work together towards a solution.

FIRST MEETING: Sunday, October 1st

PLACE: G10 Biotech

TIME: 5-7pm

2017-2018 ALANA VP of Programming - Elaine Liu

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



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How to use the Sensus Access service to create accessible documents

This week, SDS will be hosting an informational session about how to use the Sensus Access service to create accessible documents. Sensus Access allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille. The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats like PDF.

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Get As with the LTAs

Join the Lovely Lambda Ladies de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin, Sorority Inc., Gamma Phi Chapter, as we hit the books! This Thursday, and every other Thursday, from 5:30pm to 7pm in Kennedy Hall room 103. Let's succeed together!

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 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


Latina/o Studies Program Silent Art Auction
with artwork donated by Kevin Cruz ’18
American Studies/Fine Arts with a minor in Latina/o Studies

Proceeds from the auction will go to support the
Cornell Dream Team and Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County

Original work available to view in
Latina/o Studies, 4th Floor Rockefeller Hall, Monday – Friday 9 – 3.
(Auction ends on October 15, 2017)

Bids begin at $75 for Mr. 213 (actual size 28 x 20)
Bids begin at $50 for Prey/Predator series (actual size 22 x 28)

To bid by email please send to or

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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Latinx Heritage Month Food Sale

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, The Lovely Lambda Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Gamma Phi Chapter, will be having a food sale! All the proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pre-Order starts this week! Pick up will be at LLC on October 21st. Place your orders here:

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!