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Academic Resource Centers are a network of professionals from 13 offices or departments with expertise in teaching a variety of academic skills. Our purpose is to support faculty and student success in teaching and learning. Academic Advising Any student can work with an...

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Grinnell's Apprenticeship Program adapts the traditional apprenticeship model to suit the unique characteristics of a liberal arts education and the realities of small town development through a unique, network-based approach. The program: -        pairs student apprentices with...
Jeanne Burkel Award in Women's Studies The award was established in 1986 through gifts in memory of Mrs. Burkle by her family and friends. She was the wife of Professor Howard Burkle. Mrs. Burkle, art historian and lecturer in Religious Studies was a strong advocate of women's...
In addition to our major projects, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program provides continuing coordination and support for the small claims mediation program in Poweshiek County. On the third Mondays of every month, volunteer mediators handle cases scheduled for mediation at the...
Directed Research Directed Research (299 or 399) is an opportunity for a student to work under the continuous direction of a faculty member on a research project, often of the faculty director’s design. Directed research, in comparison to projects conducted under the rubric of a...
Externships vary in length, but usually last three to five days. They generally involve shadowing a Grinnell alumnus professional through a normal day's activities and may include informational interviews, a tour of the facility, and participation in actual office projects. This...
GRINNELLINK Internships These internships are specific opportunities with College alumni and friends are open exclusively to Grinnell students. These opportunities are competitive and will provide funding to the selected student. Internship sites change from year to year and may...
Independent Study Guided Reading 297 and Independent Study 397 [links to catalog] provide an opportunity for a student to explore an academic area not part of the present College offerings. Either might include reading of a body of literature, reproducing published scientific...
The Peace and Conflict Studies Program supports internships that deepen students' understanding of the causes of violence and violations of human dignity and give them direct experience applying creative strategies for conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation in...
Registration for the 2014 Summer Season of the Manhattan Film Institute is now open.  The program will take place from July 6-20, 2014 on the North Fork of Long Island. MFI is a boutique film conservatory that offers a unique opportunity for college students who want to expand...
Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) Many academic programs offer a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), either as independent study or in the context of a seminar. The MAP, closely guided by a faculty director, gives upper-level students opportunity to culminate a sequence of academic...
Peace and Conflict Studies funds many peace-related events on Grinnell College's campus. If you or your group are interested in applying for funds, please download the funding guidelines.
The PACSP Committee includes faculty, staff, and students. Occasionally, the committee invites a community member to be part of the committee.  If you would like to become a student member of the Peace and Conflict Studies Committee, please submit a one page statement describing...
Search and apply for job and internships through the Office of Career Development’s PioneerLink website.
Plus 2 A course-related independent study option referred to as the “Plus-2” permits a student to choose an independent study component that adds two credits to a regular course. With the approval of the instructor, this option is available in some courses above the introductory...
The Noun Grant The Noun Grant supports internships that focus on women and/or LGBTQ communities and that offer students first-hand experience working for feminist, queer, and anti-racist organizations. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their...

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Director Joan Mohan provides individual and small-group instruction to help students: strengthen verbal skills, emphasizing critical comprehension and vocabulary; improve reading efficiency; acquire more effective study strategies (such as managing time, concentrating,...

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"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad. Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our...

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History The Grinnell Careers in Education Professions Program emerged out of a generous gift by Charles Ashby Lewis and his wife and lifetime Grinnell Trustee Penny Bender Sebring ’64. A former teacher herself, Penny has made supporting education her life’s work and passion, a...
Jon Andelson, Director, Prairie Studies/Anthropology  Toni Androski '16, Biology Abby Aresty, Music Mark Baechtel, Forensics Bob Brierly, Community Member  Jackie Brown, Biology  Rob Cabelli, CRSSJ  Doug Caulkins, Anthropology  Sam Curry '16, Anthropology, Off-campus Fall...
Who Can Apply? Any first-year and second-year student in good academic standing and interested in a career in education after graduation may apply to the program. Only 3rd years who were off-campus during fall semester (2013) may apply. All other non-first or second-year...
2012-13 Course Schedule Fall 2012 Fall 2012 ScheduleSpecial and Variable Topic Course DescriptionsFall 2012 Final Exam ScheduleShort Course Information Spring 2013 Spring 2013 ScheduleSpecial and Variable Topic Course DescriptionsSpring 2013 Final Exam ScheduleShort Course...
One of the wonderful things about education is the wealth of career options within the field. While teaching is probably the most well known education-related career path, the modern world has increased exponentially the number and breadth of jobs in the field. Also, there is a...
Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2014. The projects judged to be the most promising...
Here you'll find our volunteer application for the fall of 2014. Note: Because of Department of Corrections/Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center regulations, students under the age of 18 are not eligible to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering and you are under 18...
Fall 2014 Schedule Evening Hours  7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The special expertise of student staff members is noted below. All staff can assist with basic statistics, and finding and downloading data. In addition to hours listed below, staff are also available by appointment.  ...
Jasmine Gerritsen Jasmine is a second year Posse student from Los Angeles majoring in English and is currently undergoing the education licensure tract. Along with teaching Kickboxing, she is a part of the local foods coop which promotes sustainable and locally grown foods, has...
Grinnell-in-London currently offers up to fifteen slots for internships, up to three in the British parliament and up to twelve at-large. Because the number of students in our program who can serve as interns is regulated by the UK Border Agency, selection of students for...
In the Writing Lab, instructors assist students to become elegant, eloquent writers and public speakers and support faculty in their roles as teachers of writing and speaking across the curriculum. We believe: Writing... Offers a powerful tools not only for communicating...
Speakers Lecture Series Each year, the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions Program will sponsor well known leaders and researchers in education to speak to Grinnell students, faculty, and staff about contemporary issues in education. On February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM in JRC...
Conference 2014 Program Conference 2014 Schedule All events open to the public Friday, February 28 4:15-5:45pm (two panels) Structural Violence, Social Suffering, and Subjectivity  (JRC225)(Faculty respondent: Maria Tapias, Anthropology)Leah Lucas '14 (Grinnell) - "Brothers of...
Tutoring Hours Tutoring Is Available: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Staff at the Math Lab includes the following: Math Tutors for Fall 2013Tutors with an * can also help with...
Outline of the 2014 Fall Semester Schedule: Please take this as an overview and limit your outside plans until after the first several weeks in London. Details about the semester, such as dates and destinations of field trips, will be finalized then. You will learn about your...
Advising and Career Planning Ashley Schaefer, the Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director of Grinnell Careers in Education Professions, provides advising and career planning services to all current and former Grinnell students interested in careers in education. Advising services include...
Fall 2013 Short Courses Below is a list of 1/2 semester and short course offerings for Fall 2013, as well as the applicable deadlines for each course.  Registration change forms are due in the Registrar's Office by 5:00 p.m. of the deadline day.  Full course descriptions for...
Fall 2014 Special and Variable Topic Course Descriptions Spring 2015 Special and Variable Topic Course Descriptions  
Interdisciplinary Study at Grinnell College In many ways, study at Grinnell College seeks to integrate different forms of knowledge, approaches, and ways of thinking. Interdisciplinary (and otherwise integrative) study begins with the first year Tutorial and can culminate with a...
This program could not exist without the generous support of Grinnell alumni, friends of the college, and the Grinnell-Newburg community. If you are interested in supporting the Careers in Education Professions program, a number of ways to get involved are listed below. If any...

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Jackie Blair ‘12 and James Yox ’12 were the two Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance summer garden apprentices, working with Center director Jon Andelson. They maintained the campus garden and community garden, worked with the Compass Plant CSA, worked with kids programs in the...
The Humanities Center is pleased to announce its annual student conference on April 19-20, 2013.  Following the success of the conference last year, the Center has decided to make this an annual event at which students have the opportunity to present a selection of their papers...
7:00 p.m. in JRC 101: Grinnell's Cultural Films Committee and Gandhi and Resistance course will join with the University of Iowa to sponsor a visit by Anand Patwardhan, India's leading activist documentary filmmaker. For nearly thirty years, Patwardhan's courageous work on slum-...
The opera world is celebrating the bicentennial of German composer Richard Wagner.  The composer, born on May 22, 1813, wrote some of the best-known operas of the 19th century.  The Grinnell College Libraries hold numerous sound and video recordings of Wagner’s works performed...
  Two experts on counterinsurgency present their sharply diverging views during a debate sponsored by the College’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Col. Gian Gentile is professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West...
4:15 p.m., ARH 102, informal discussion with Professor Donham7:30 p.m., ARH 102, lecture, "Intensive Livestock Production Systems: Occupational and Environmental Concerns" On Wednesday, February 6, the Center for Prairie Studies is sponsoring a visit to campus by Dr. Kelley...
As of December 10, 2013, Grinnell College is proud to introduce the first 35 members of the new Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program. The program, made possible by a generous gift by Charles A. Lewis and Penny Sebring ’64, is intended to encourage bright students...
The Grinnell College Peace and Conflict Studies Program is seeking undergraduate student paper submissions addressing issues of peace and conflict from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities for the Grinnell Peace Studies Student Conference February 28 - March 1, 2014....
When introducing the iPad, Steve Jobs said " “It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” Grinnellians are experts at marrying the liberal...
Ethan Lipton and Orchestra will present No Place to Go—a “hilarious, irreverent ode to the unemployed” that won the Obie Award in 2012—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center Room 101.  Steeped in American musical traditions ranging from blues and jazz...
Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies...
Grinnell faculty from a variety of disciplines are spending the academic year 2010-11 studying the complex issues of gender and identity in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. Under the guidance of Professors Susan Ireland (French), Kathy Kamp (Anthropology), and...
Panel Book Talk: noon Friday, Nov. 15, Bucksbaum Center Faulconer Gallery In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn argues against the view that science continually progresses throughout time. Instead, he asserts that science undergoes revolutions in which a...

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