Each year the Grinnell Prize recipients come to campus in the fall. They receive their prizes, meet with students and the wider community, and offer presentations about their work.

The following events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 25

2:00 p.m.
Drake Community Library, Community Room (934 Park St.)
“Stories from Africa”
Kids story time with Grinnell Prize winner, Deborah Ahenkorah

Monday, October 26

5 – 6 p.m.
Burling Gallery on lower level of Burling Library (1111 Sixth Ave.)
“Styles in African Illustration”
Exhibit Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 27

4 p.m.
Herrick Chapel (1128 Park St.)
Grinnell Prize Award Ceremony & Prizewinner Talks
Maria Vertkin, Founder & Executive Director, Found in Translation
Deborah Ahenkorah, Founder & Executive Director, Golden Baobab
An open reception will directly follow at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts Rotunda (1108 Park St.)

Wednesday, October 28

Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room 101 (1115 Eighth Ave.)
Careers in Social Innovation Lunch Panel
Moderator: Dr. Mark Peltz, Daniel and Patricia Jipp Finkelman Dean of Careers, Life, and Service
7 p.m.
Roberts Theatre, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts (1108 Park St.)
Spark Tank Mingle
7:30 p.m.
Roberts Theatre, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts (1108 Park St.)
2015 Spark Tank Innovation Challenge!
Master of Ceremonies: Nate Dobbels, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Career Programs
9 p.m.
Lyle’s Pub, Rosenfield Center lower level (1115 Eighth Ave.)
Social Justice Pub Quiz
With the prizewinners