From: Risley Residential College
Date: September 30, 2022
Subject: Risley Newsletter

Risley Newsletter


Saturday, October 1
Start End   Event         Location
10:45am 1:00pm Risley @ Apple Fest Risley Front Hall
Monday, October 3
8:30pm 9:30pm Risley Revue October Meeting CLR
Tuesday, October 4
Start End   Event         Location
7:00pm 8:00pm MT Dance Risley Dance Studio

Risley Specific Events/News

Want to create a design for all your fellow Risleyites to wear? Submit your t-shirt designs here for this year's free Risley t-shirt.

- Submissions are due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 14th.

- Designs will be voted on.

RMASD this weekend at 7:00pm in the CLR!

T-Sub this weekend at 8:00pm in the theater!

Kommittee  this weekend at 9:00pm in the CLR!
MT Dance with RA Melanie every Tuesday at 7:00pm. MT Dance stands for Musical Theatre Dance and is a weekly program. You earn one Rispoint per week for attending. We do some light exercise, stretching, and learn part of a dance each class. No experience necessary.

Faculty Fellow News

Fashion Talks dinner with Denise Green every Monday at 6:00pm.
Fantasy Science Fiction dinner with Tom Hill every Thursday at 5:30pm.

Campus News

Trouble with Your Wifi? We want to bring your attention to the Wifi access units you will see throughout the halls. If you do not want yours or others’ Wifi connection disrupted, it is important that you do not touch these units, or adjust or remove the antennas. If you are having Wifi issues or see damage to these units, please put in a service request to the Cornell IT Service Desk.

Touchdown's Guide to Thrive: Study Skills Workshop with Mike Chen Thursday, September 29th | 7-8pm | Tatkon Center (RPCC 101)


Join Mike Chen from the Learning Strategies Center for a study skills workshop that is guaranteed to help you through your time here at Cornell! Mike has a BA in English from Yale and an MFA in creative writing from Cornell. Much more importantly, he has been helping Cornell students with their study skills since the turn of the century. Mike coordinates LSC study skills services, and consults one-on-one with students on their time management, note-taking, test preparation and other issues related to their studies. We know you won't want to miss out!

Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) tour Friday, September 30th | 3:30-4:30pm | Meet at Barbara McClintock Parking Lot


Join the Faculty in Residence of Barbara McClintock, Dr. Susan Daniel, for a drive over to the Borehole Observatory to learn what exciting experiment Cornell is undertaking to heat our campus in the future using the warmth of the earth! Come for a chance to win a sustainable gift!

FIRst Faculty Friday with Dr. Connie Yuan & Dr. Kristen Underhill Friday, September 30th | 4-5pm | Tatkon Center (RPCC 101)


Engaging with faculty members for the first time can be scary but you don't have to do it alone. Join the Tatkon Center and North Campus Faculty in Residences for a series geared towards introducing you to faculty members outside of the classroom. During FIRst Faculty Fridays, come meet and engage with the different faculty in residence on North campus. You'll get a free mug to bring with you every week, some coffee (or tea!), cookies and conversations. We can't wait to see you there!

This week we will be joined by Faculty in Residence of Clara Dickson and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall, Dr. Connie Yuan and Dr. Kristen Underhill. Y. Connie Yuan grew up in China and then immigrated to the U.S for her advanced degrees. She joined Cornell in 2004 and is now a professor in the Departments of Communication and Global Development. Her teaching and research interests include intercultural communication, social networks, knowledge management, and technology use in organizations. In addition, she enjoys meditation, ethnic cooking, and dragon boating on the lake. Kristen Underhill is the Faculty in Residence at Ruth Bader Ginsburg House. She is a professor at Cornell Law and holds a joint appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her research focuses on health law, including Medicaid policy, health care discrimination, and access to care; she teaches Torts, Health Law, and Law & Economics. She's often around North Campus with her family, including her 3 young kids.

CAPS counseling groups still available
More than a dozen of Cornell Health’s fall counseling groups still have openings for new members, including:

- Tools for Feeling Better: using mindfulness to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions

- Finding Your Focus Support Group: for students with ADHD or ADHD symptoms

- LGBTQ+ Support Group for Undergraduates & Graduates

- BEING: A Processing & Motivational Group for Undergraduate Students of Color

- Process Group for Black Men

- Anxiety & You: Managing Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty
Group counseling offers a safe environment to process with and learn from other students who are dealing with similar concerns. Groups are led by CAPS counselors, are free, and are primarily offered online (a few groups meet in person). See the complete group list at

Make time for sleep: Enroll in Refresh

Take 15 minutes a week to prioritize your sleep! Enroll in Refresh, Cornell Health’s eight-week self-guided online program for evidence-based strategies proven to help you catch more high-quality ZZZs. This fall’s Refresh program begins October 2 (enrollees are welcome after the program begins).

Body Positive Cornell: Fall groups

Join a Body Positive Cornell group for weekly peer-led discussions on body acceptance and positive body image. Groups are open to all students, with one group especially for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students. Registration for fall groups will remain open until October 18; learn more and register at

Flu shots & COVID boosters

Prioritizing your health supports your academic success. Protect your immune system this fall by washing your hands often, getting enough sleep, and nourishing your body with healthy food. Remember to get your flu shot at one of Cornell’s free on-campus clinics. And be sure to stay up to date with your COVID boosters — the new bivalent booster is now available at Cornell Health and at local pharmacies.

Do you know about the Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making?

The Office of Spirituality and Meaning-Making (OSMM) is a part of the Dean of Students, and they are here to support students — all students, spiritual, religious, and nonreligious — by helping them find meaning, connection, and opportunity to cultivate the spiritual, religious, or ethical dimension of life.

OSMM works with the student-led Interfaith Council at Cornell to support over 30 student organizations, and OSMM includes Cornell United Religious Work (CURW), an association of affiliated chaplains and religious organizations. Click on their linked website for more information and upcoming events!

Queer Sex Ed Workshop
How does consent with alcohol work? Are fisting and scissoring real? How much lube is too much lube? Why am I sticky all over? Join the LGBT Resource Center to get all your sex questions answered and more at an all-inclusive and fun Queer Sex Ed workshop this Tuesday, October 3 at 626 Thurston, 3rd floor! All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win FREE SEX TOYS!!!  
Learn about affirmative consent, safe sexual practices, and what sex can be in a comprehensive and nuanced lens, all while dismantling cis-heteronormative assumptions. Our workshop is a no-judgement zone and open to all, regardless of gender or sexual identity. Link to CampusGroups:

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Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) tour

Friday, September 30, 2022
3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Join the Faculty in Residence of Barbara McClintock, Dr. Susan Daniel, for a drive over to the Borehole Observatory to learn what exciting experiment Cornell is undertaking to heat our campus in the future using the warmth of the earth! Come for a chance to win a sustainable gift!

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M&M Meeting

Friday, September 30, 2022
9:00pm - 10:00pm
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Murder Mystery, or M&M (a Risley major program) is an interactive show that revolves around a themed murder mystery and encourages audience participation to figure out “Who Done It?” This year will be the third annual M&M.
Today's meeting will be the first of many in planning for this year's M&M. We will do some overall logistics planning and just chat about general show stuff. Feel free to stop by and ask questions.

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Risley @ Apple Fest

Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:45am - 1:00pm
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Join RA Melanie and RA Jacob downtown for Apple Fest. Apple Fest is Ithaca's annual celebration of the iconic upstate NY fruit: the apple. With a variety of foods ranging from apple cider donuts to ice cream to mac n' cheese, there's something for everyone at Apple Fest. We will be meeting in the Risley front hall at 10:45am and leaving Risley at 11am to take the bus. We plan on staying about 2 hours (because the lines can get crazy!). Some things you should bring:
-your ID
-maybe a mask
-a bag
-maybe an umbrella
-walking shoes
Check out the official website for more information:

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Risley Revue October Meeting

Monday, October 3, 2022
8:30pm - 9:30pm
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Come to the CLR at 8:30pm for our second Risley Revue meeting of the year! Meetings will occur on the first Monday of each month. Submit your creative work in advance here:

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MT Dance

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join RA Melanie every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm in the Risley Dance Studio for Musical Theater Dance. Every week, we will learn a part of a dance, that we will perform at the end of the semester. We always start with a warm up and end with some stretching, all to a catchy musical theater playlist. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing, bring wear, and have fun!