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CCSM Going Virtual

Cornell Boomers are Zoomers!

Virtual is the new way to connect.

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If you plan to participate in any of the Cornell University offerings, you will need to know and use your Cornell Net ID, for more information.

Upcoming Virtual Events

    • Fri, November 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

    The BrownCornellColumbiaDartmouthHarvardPenn,  Princeton, & Yale Clubs invite All-Ivy Classes 1985 - 2020 and their guests to a Virtual Event on Friday, November 6th, 5:00-7:00pm ET via Zoom (link provided after registration)

    An Evening of Improv

    We will be led by members of the Florida Studio Theater Improv group.  They will introduce us to the art of Improv and then we will break into groups to create our own skits.  This should provide a fun way to connect with other alumni in the area.

    The event is free, but we suggest a $5 donation to FST to help the organization during these difficult times.

    Zoom link and donation information will be emailed after registration and to attendees prior to the event.

    • Wed, November 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Zoom

    The museum will be using their system to register all attendees.

    The museum will be using their system to register all attendees.

    Explore the Art of Glass and the History of the Imagine Museum 

    Glass thru the Past…and the Present!!

    A visual tour of transformative masterpieces by Glass Artists.

    Join Museum Exec. Director, Jane Buckman,
    on a virtual tour of the
    Imagine Museum
    St. Petersburg, FL

    We will visit current exhibits with Jane who will also provide the inside “color” on building the Museum. It’s a beacon of beauty and reflection for our Gulf Coast community. 

    Free but membership/donations encouraged.

    Registration closes on SUNDAY, Nov. 16th.

    We will add your name to the CCSM attendee list when we receive the information from the museum after registration closes.

    Click here to register directly with Imagine Museum

    • Thu, December 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • zoom

    Leading USF through the three C’s:

    Consolidation, Covid-19 and Commitment to Community

    Hear from our guest speaker, Steven C. Currall, Cornell PhD '90 and current President of the University of South Florida!

    Hired in 2019, Steve Currall’s first year as president of the University of South Florida has been one of the most eventful and challenging periods in the history of USF. We invite you to hear from President Currall about his vision for the fastest-rising public university in the country, drawing on his three decades of leadership and academic expertise at top research universities, both public and private, including his doctoral study in organizational behavior at Cornell’s School of Indus-trial Relations.

    • Thu, January 14, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Celebrate Our Future
    & Cornell Speaker

    Buried Treasure: Highlights of Cornell’s Archives with Corey & Evan

    Corey Ryan Earle '07, Cornell Archivist

    Evan Earle, Cornell unofficial Historian

    • Tue, January 26, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Bertha Palmer:  Entrepreneur, cattle rancher, railroad magnate, and gardener!!

    Join us for a history of Historic Spanish Point, a virtual tour of the garden features recreated from Bertha Palmer’s estate, The Oaks, which was located just to the north.  

    Our guide is John McCarthy, who says of Palmer, “Gardening was her love; she was quoted in the Chicago papers as having discovered her true passion in life when she arrived in Osprey.”

    John will be joined by Selby Gardens President and CEO Jennifer O. Rominiecki.

    Free but membership/donations appreciated.

    • Thu, February 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom


    Our monthly lunch time speaker!

    • Thu, February 25, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual via Zoom
    • 100

    Newtown Community and the Pandemic.  

    Challenges and opportunities faced during the hardships of Covid-19

    Panelists of local Newtown leaders
    and Mr. Walter Gilbert III, Newtown Alive

    The African American community in the Newtown area of Sarasota has been severely impacted by the pandemic.  Within the community there are folks banding together to do what they can to meet head on the events of the past year and provide support to the community.  Listen to a panel of local stewards discuss the “real” issues of the health and economic hardships of the past year and how the Newtown community responded to help.  Walter Gilbert III, a long time resident of Newtown, will lead the panel.  Questions and Answers will be allowed via Zoom.

    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom


    Our monthly lunch time speaker!

    • Thu, April 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom


    Our monthly lunch time speaker!

Past events

Sun, October 18, 2020 CCSM's Celebrate Cornell Traditions!!
Thu, October 15, 2020 Zinck's Happy Hour with Corey!
Thu, October 15, 2020 24 Hours of Zinck's
Fri, October 09, 2020 State of the University Address and Keynote Panel
Tue, October 06, 2020 Homecoming Opening Session with Dr. Fauci MD '66 & Snow '91
Tue, October 06, 2020 StayHomecoming
Fri, October 02, 2020 Launch & Tour of the New CCSM Website!

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