Four students on stage at CALC 2015.

Schedule

The CALC program provides leadership training sessions, updates from Cornell administrators, networking with other Cornellians, and more!

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Thursday, February 20

Friday, February 21

  • Optional activities

    Explore with Cornell
    Behind the Scenes Tour: Caesar's Palace
    Behind the Scenes Tour: UFC Training Facility

  • Mosaic Board Meeting

    8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • Board Meetings

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    CAAAN Advisory Council (C’AC)
    Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO)
    Cornell University Council (CUC) Administrative Board
    Cornell’s LGBTQ Alumni Association (CUGALA)
    Cornell Asian Alumni Association (CAAA)
    Engineering Alumni Association
    Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council (FSAC)
    Human Ecology Alumni and Young Alumni Associations

  • CALC Kickoff Lunch: From Student Trustee to Chairman of the Board

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Robert Harrison ’76, chairman of the Board of Trustees, will provide us with a candid and conversational look at his decades of engagement with and volunteer work for Cornell. We will discuss his early student government accomplishments, his experience as a Rhodes Scholar and his multifaceted career, and, finally, his most rewarding experiences as a Cornell volunteer.

  • Updates from the Hill

    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Undergraduate Admissions Update
    Learn more about the current landscape of Undergraduate Admissions at Cornell, what you can do to support recruitment and enrollment efforts, and what you need to know to be most effective in doing so.
    Presenter: Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost for Enrollment

    Sorority and Fraternity Life
    Calling all sorority and fraternity members! Join staff members from the Office for Sorority and Fraternity Life, as well as alumni and student leaders, to hear an update on sorority and fraternity life at Cornell today, and how you can help this community moving forward. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
    Presenters: Jenny Loeffelman, Assistant Vice President, Student & Campus Life and Kara McCarty, Robert G. Engel Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life

    CUeLINKS: Building Community, Brick by Big Red Brick
    Come together as alumni and students describe their connections with CUeLINKS. Conversations will focus on relationships with their Cornell community and how those connections have made an impact on their lives. Helpful tips on how to make the best of your CUeLINKS experience will be shared, so don’t miss out!

  • CACO Annual Meeting and Class Officer Update

    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Are you a class officer, a Reunion planner, or interested in exploring ways for classes to connect with alumni across the generations? The Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) Board welcomes you to join their interactive session that explores meaningful class engagement with students, young alumni, and Cornellians of all ages.

  • Networking Across Generations

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Cornell alumni are 250,000 strong and span eight generations. Sponsored by the Cornell Association of Class Officers, this fun and interactive session helps us to recall our individual journeys and the Cornell experiences that have shaped our lives. You might find that we have more in common than we think!

  • Meet the Greek Leaders

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Meet the administrators, students, and alumni leaders who are supporting the sorority and fraternity community at Cornell.

  • Town Hall with Michelle Vaeth ’98, Associate Vice President, Alumni Affairs

    4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    This session will provide a fun and interactive update on Alumni Affairs and the Cornell Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan.

  • Welcome Reception

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Optional Activities

    6:30 p.m.
    Group meetings and dinner on your own.

  • Young Alumni After-hours

    8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Join young alumni (classes of 2010-2019) for a night on the town in Vegas! All young alumni are welcome, regardless of conference attendance. Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided. Venue TBA

Saturday, February 22

  • Breakfast

    8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Faculty and the alumni who support them share a unique perspective and bond. The breakfast
    program will feature Cornell faculty members and donors that support their research, facilitated by Fred Van Sickle, vice president, Alumni Affairs and Development. In addition, the presentation of the 2020 William Vanneman ’31 Outstanding Class Leader Award, recognizing a dedicated class officer who has provided-long term exemplary service to their class, will take place.

  • Volunteer Expertise Workshops I

    9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    Communicating and Storytelling in Today’s World
    Conveying the University’s story is a complex matrix of opportunities. How do you know when to communicate via email, social media, or simply by sending a letter? Join Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations, as he unravels the web of communication and storytelling for today’s Cornell audiences.
    Presenter: Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations

    Student and Campus Life’s Ever-Changing Needs
    Each year the student population becomes more and more diverse. Join Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student & Campus Life to discuss how the university shifts to meet the generational and societal needs of today’s students.
    Presenter: Ryan Lombardi, Vice President of Student and Campus Life

  • Volunteer Expertise Workshops II

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Communicating and Storytelling in Today’s World
    Conveying the University’s story is a complex matrix of opportunities. How do you know when to communicate via email, social media, or simply by sending a letter? Join Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations, as he unravels the web of communication and storytelling for today’s Cornell audiences.
    Presenter: Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations

    Student and Campus Life’s Ever-Changing Needs
    Each year the student population becomes more and more diverse. Join Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student & Campus Life to discuss how the university shifts to meet the generational and societal needs of today’s students.
    Presenter: Ryan Lombardi, Vice President of Student and Campus Life

  • Lunch

    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Keynote Presentation

    The program will include the presentation of the 2020 Mosaic Medal of Distinction, which recognizes alumni, faculty, and administrators for their commendable impact or leadership in creating opportunities and access for diverse communities within the academy, industry, public service, and the professions.

  • Cornell Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan in Action

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Engaging Young Alumni
    How does Cornell welcome, prepare, and engage young alumni for lifelong participation? This session will explore how to best connect with this part of the Cornell family; join us as we break into working groups to explore new ideas and proven practices.

    Exploring the Volunteer Lifelong Journey
    As Cornellians we belong to various alumni communities. Learn about the volunteer lifecycle from theory to practice and share stories in this active learning session. How do you navigate the various memberships you hold from class to identity-based organizations, to regional clubs, and beyond? Where do you find synergy and inspiration? How do you navigate the moments when these “memberships” intersect?

    Communicating Across Difference
    Effective and inclusive communication is key to the work we do to engage fellow alumni, parents, and friends in the life of the university. Explore how to create a shared One Cornell experience in your conversations and interactions with fellow alumni. This session will provide tools and tips for better communication and opportunities for experiential practice. Let’s learn from one another!

  • Connection, Community, and Caring: Bridging the Divide

    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Presenter: Risa M. Mish ’85, JD ’88, Professor of the Practice of Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

  • Farewell Reception

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Optional Activites

    6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 23

  • Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA) General Body Meeting

    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    This meeting provides an opportunity for members and alumni to hear from the executive board on our work in the last year, as well as plans for the coming year. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share ideas and suggestions, as well as a chance to volunteer your time towards the continued work of CBAA.

    Our General Body Meeting is held in accordance with Section VI, Par. 1 of the By-laws of the Cornell Black Alumni Association.
    *This is open to all attendees

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Optional meetings
    Self-guided tours



    *This schedule is subject to changes and updates.

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