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  Alumni Engagement The alumni engagement working group is developing "Blue Sky" ideas, as encouraged by the Board, centered upon three themes: alumni-student interactions, alumni-faculty/staff interactions, and alumni-alumni interactions.  One of the major ideas is to create an...
  Member Update The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments. Ideas for the Future The first "Ideas for the...
  Transparency Working Group Report, December 13 The Transparency Working Group’s charge is to collect, organize and share feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the various strategic planning working groups and report the work of the working groups to these...
  Strategic Plan Update, February 2012 During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan...
  The Strategic Planning process, begun with a Board of Trustees retreat in June, is in full swing on campus with students, faculty, staff, and alumni involved in working groups on an aggressive timeline.  A 24-member Steering Committee, co-chaired by David Lopatto, chair of the...
  Timothy S. Dobe (2005). Associate Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Harvard Divinity School. Timothy Dobe joined the Department of Religious Studies upon earning his Th.D. in Comparative Religion...
  Vincent Eckhart (1996). Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Utah. Vince Eckhart joined the Biology Department in 1996 after having taught and conducted research at the University of Utah, University of California-Berkeley, and Cornell University....
January 29,1989 In my 30 years of preaching, I have never done a sermon on the passage just read, Jesus walking on water. (Mark 6:45-52) Why? One commentator says, "It's a story difficult for modern readers." How's that for understatement! The miracle story of Jesus walking on...
  Issue:   Summer 2007 Author:   Mark Baechtel When Grinnell's English department brought Ralph Savarese to Iowa six years ago from Florida, he saw it as a chance to nourish a range of interests that -- to an outsider, at least -- looks not only exhaustive, but...
While we were spending a lot of time on the back-end of our web management, our site grew, organically, freely, and not necessarily coherently. So we decided to take the next, long overdue step: to look what the actual user experience. Normally, people are scared of the audits...
New Faces Jieun Kang: A newly graduated librarian from Kent State University in Ohio. Jieun also holds an MA in History from The Ohio State University, with a concentration in Modern US history; and a BA in History Education from Seoul National University (South Korea).  Jieun...
  New Faces Biva Rajbhandari '12, Reference Assistant Nathan Clubb '10, Evening Circulation Supervisor, Burling Library New Tools, Databases and Other Collections Send us a Text Message! Text (712) 560-9033 for brief answers to your simple questions. Reference help is also...
  New Faces in the Libraries We welcome two new Library Research Tutors this spring: Meg Rudy '14 (undeclared) and Liz Holmes '13 (Psychology). Liz, Meg and our returning tutors – Kim Steele, Biva Rajbhandari, Victoria Vertilo and Mateo Jarquin – will provide research tips and...
Posted by: Raynard S. Kington I want to do everything I can to ensure good communication on campus. My first choice is always to meet and talk with you all in person, with time for some questions on your part and some listening on my part. But I realize 1) we can’t always do...
William D. Ferguson Professor of Economics Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair...

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Grinnell, IA 3/29/11 Immigration—complicated policies, controversial possibilities. A Grinnell College symposium on “U.S. Immigration Policy,” Apr. 11-14, will examine a wide range of viewpoints on this timely topic, with experts on both sides of open and closed borders;...
Grinnell College has announced the winners of the second annual  Grinnell Prize honoring young innovators for social change: Cristi Hegranes, executive director and founder, Global Press Institute; Jacob A. Wood, president of  Team Rubicon, and William B. McNulty III vice...