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Twenty-five years ago I helped kill dozens of other human beings. At that time I was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College with two degrees in philosophy. I also was an expert in directing 100-pound high explosive projectiles to scream from the sky and burst among the...
Cy Mistry ’11 has learned much about political science in the classrooms of Grinnell College. His interest has carried him far from Iowa to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he recently had the opportunity to dive into the real world of international politics at the 55th General Assembly of...
If you’ve got a few minutes, you can take a whirlwind tour of the world’s musical instruments by visiting Grinnell’s World Music Instrument Collection in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. There, you’ll find instruments as diverse as the tarka flute from the Andes, the djembe...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Grinnell is known for graduating students with a strong sense of social justice—in fact, one part of the mission of Grinnell is to graduate women and men who “work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Three Grinnell alumni, all focusing on public...
  Astrid Henry Associate Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Louise Noun Chair in Women’s Studies The chair was endowed in 1985 by Joseph Rosenfield ’25 in honor of his sister, Louise Rosenfield Noun ’29. It was previously held by Mary Lynn Broe. Professor Henry...
  Congratulations to all of this year’s winners of national scholarships, fellowships and grants! Grinnellians secured three Watson fellowships, a Davis Project for Peace award, two Barry Goldwater scholarships, and seven Fulbright grants, for a total of 13 awards. These winners...
Two Grinnell students recently won awards for research presentations at the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) annual meeting in Des Moines. IPS provides networking opportunities for physiologists in applied research and teaching. “The IPS experience gives the students an...
On Feb. 17, Grinnell Pioneer Michael Brus ’14 swam his way into the national record book, setting an NCAA Division III record in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking time of 1:45.94.  Brus was competing at the 2013 Midwest Conference (MWC) Swimming and Diving Championships,...
    Our lodging is at the far end of Nanjing University campus.  The campus is divided into the dormitory area for the students (and we live in this part of campus) and the academic and teaching area.  Hankou Road runs through the middle of campus and divides the two sections. ...
  Grinnell Magazine Wins National CASE Award For the first time in its 40-year history, The Grinnell Magazine has been honored by the CASE Circle of Excellence Award program. The magazine won a silver award in the "Best Articles of the Year" category for "Campus Mystery: My...
  Publication:   The Laurel Leaf Opt-In List Servs of Interest to Staff and Faculty Career Development Office NewsletterThis weekly newsletter is full of information on upcoming workshops, recruiters, speakers and special events at the CDO. Additionally, information on...
  Issue:   (Unpublished) April 22, 2010 The 8 Colors of Fitness: Understanding and Embracing Your Fitness PersonalityFriday, April 30th, 12-1pm, JRC 209Open to all staff, faculty and partners. Part of the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is figuring out what kinds...
      Publication:   Pioneering Neuroscience Journal Issue:   Volume 10 Author:   Jenna Beeler    Gabe Kringlen    TJ Schaid View this article as PDF: Beeler, Kringlen, and Schaid - PNv10 PDF ABSTRACT We tested the effects of nitric oxide (NO), and...
Career and Post-Graduate Study Planning As an academic adviser, the CDO relies on you as the first connection in the career development of our students. Below they list many reasons you could send one of your students to see a staff member there. Other resources, such as the...
  Issue:   Spring 2008 Author:   Smita Elena Sharma '08 The Iowa caucuses came a few weeks early this time around, on a chilly evening three days into the new year. College was out, and winter break was on for another three weeks. There was no reason for us students to be around...
   Author:   Maggie Kamraczewski ’10 Nationally, colleges and universities are expanding and strengthening the mental health services they provide to students, says Houston Dougharty, vice-president for student affairs. Grinnell College is also implementing this practice...
Normally, a student's tutorial professor serves as the student's adviser until the student declares a major (by pre-registration in the fourth semester). Transfer students not in tutorials are assigned advisers in the department in which they have indicated an interest. However...
  Issue:   Fall 2007 Author:   Nmachi Jidenma '09 Every morning when I wake up and stagger to the bathroom downstairs in my lovely new Cowles apartment, I do so with a great degree of pride and satisfaction. I love the wooden furniture, I love the stairs, I even...
Clark Allen Lindgren Professor of Biology Patricia A. Johnson Professor The professorship was established in 2000 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. to honor his mother, Patricia Armstrong Johnson of Hastings, Nebraska. It was previously held by Bruce Voyles. Professor Lindgren joined...
Grinnell College's class of 2014 is already beginning to take shape. In mid-December, students who applied in the first round of Early Decision learned whether or not they had been admitted. Although these admitted students comprise less than a quarter of the class that will...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees initiated a series of studies at its February meeting designed to result in a wind farm to supply power for college use. College officials are now preparing a financing plan, performing feasibility studies and considering locations to...
With the start of the new academic year, Grinnell College has launched a program designed to help the college, its students, local nonprofit organizations and the entire community. Created by Monica Chavez-Silva through the Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement in...
Footing off the tin tunnel into a wanton airport of bouncing black hair, rummage among the piles of passports, papers and endless red stamps Hello! (they will shout) Welcome to China! Come stay here! The "Hello Taxi!" man angles you a sharp and sticky leer that rebounds off the...
David Cook-Martín (2007). Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles. David Cook-Martín joined Grinnell’s Department of Sociology in 2007 after two years as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the...
David Harrison (1999). Professor of French. Director of the Center for International Studies, 2007-. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. David Harrison, a scholar of French literature, has served as Director of the Center for International...
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for...
  Elaine Marzluff (1997). Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology. Elaine Marzluff joined the Chemistry Department in 1997 following her postdoctoral program of research at the California Institute of Technology. Since joining...
  Phone:   (641) 269-4655 Mears Cottage,1213 Sixth Avenue, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112 Chair: Astrid Henry Overview Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field in which women, men, gender, and sexuality are examined by looking at various...
  Publication:   Departmental Advising and Registration Suggestions German: Courses | Department Entering students who have previously studied German for three or more years should take the German Department's Placement Test during New Student Orientation (it is not given at any...
  Issue:   Winter 2007 Author:   Patrick Busch '08 I got my laptop a few weeks before I started college, and it’s been more or less my constant companion ever since. What makes it cooler than other laptops is it’s adorned with 79 stickers. To clarify, my laptop...
  Germination rate, length, and weight differences in native and non-native Ratibida pinnata and Sorghastrum nutans seedsD. Achio, E. Evans, and N. ReprezaBiology Department, Grinnell College, Grinnell IA 50112, USAAbstractAn important aspect of tallgrass prairie reconstructions...
As director of the Faulconer Gallery in Grinnell, Iowa (population 9100), I feel a deep commitment to the art and artists of the Midwest region. But--perhaps as a result--I also love to travel and discover the ways in which artists are connected to their places all over the...
  Issue:   Spring 2009 Author:   Deborah Berk '12 I’ve been a musical theatre kid my whole life. Though I never wanted to make it my career, most of the music on my iPod is musical soundtracks. While other middle school girls mooned over Justin Timberlake and...
  Issue:   Fall 2008 Author:   Jacob Gjesdahl '10 When I first heard about a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) using goats as a tool to manage invasive woody vegetation at Grinnell’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), I was incredibly excited about the...
  Issue:   Winter 2007 Author:   Patrick Busch ’08 I’m not a regular visitor to language tables, but I do drop by occasionally when I have the time and happen to wander up to the second floor of the dining hall at the right time. At Grinnell, most language...
  In a few hours, we will be boarding our flight in Shanghai for the nonstop flight to Chicago. We are eager to be home, but not yet ready to leave China. Here are some final impressions. The images we will retain (like these two pictures) span the unimaginable scale of...
  Graduating On Time: A Brief Overview of Regulations Making "normal progress" toward graduation: See the Student Handbook. The usual number of credits required is 16 per semester, but one 12 credit semester still allows for graduation on time. For example: 7 semesters of 16...
  Grinnell College is among the nation’s leaders in the number of graduates who are awarded Fulbright grants to work and serve in international locations, according to the U.S. Fulbright Program, in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Grinnell is among the top...
With the recent move to overhaul the federal student loan program , it's an appropriate time to reassess the impact of debt on college graduates. Grinnell College President Russell Osgood believes that while education loans have been criticized for overly encumbering students,...
The Early Show - New York, NY, United States - 4/15/2009 ...3. Grinnell, Iowa (9,233) An eclectic small town that blends the charm of a rural community with the quirkiness of a college town. Located: About 55 miles from the capital, Des Moines. Population: 9,205 Known for its...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot. Juan...
Grinnell College's Marco Fulgoni '12 (pictured) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Fulgoni, from Kalamazoo, Mich. (Plainswell), had a busy and successful weekend at the Great Scot Invitational hosted by Macalester College. He...
Grinnell College's Pete Kieselbach '10 (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.To be eligible for the honor, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level...
Grinnell College’s David Montgomery has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Track Performer of the Week. Montgomery, who is from Elmhurst, Ill. (York HS), had a stellar weekend at the Buena Vista Challenge in Storm Lake, Iowa, taking second in both the mile (4 minutes, 25...
The Grinnell College baseball doubleheader at William Penn University in Oskaloosa on Wednesday has been postponed due to rain. The contests will now just be a single game, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Starting times have been changed for the Grinnell College and Knox College basketball games Feb. 18 in Galesburg, Ill. The men's game has been switched to a 5:30 p.m. start, followed by the women at 7:30.
Due to the standing water on the field and impending storms, the Grinnell College softball doubleheader with Monmouth College has been postponed on Sunday, April 26. The games will be made up in Grinnell on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m.
Most Americans watched events at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, unfold from afar. One Grinnell senior’s own initiative took him to Copenhagen last December to attend the conference in person. Nathan Pavlovic ’10 calls the experience “eye-opening” in...
Warren Morrow '99 and Max Cardenas '01 are great exemplars of the Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking. While activism is continually reinterpreted for each generation at Grinnell, Warren Morrow and Max Cardenas are part of a Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking and...
Christine Thorburn '92 narrowly missed medaling at the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's cycling competition. "I was fifth in the time trial (3.2 seconds slower than the bronze medalist over 36 minutes of racing!)" Thorburn says. She was 52nd in the road race, after doing the work...
Henry M. Walker, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics and professor of computer science at Grinnell College, has been named a Distinguished Educator by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and...
  Starting in August you might notice that there are no more "off-campus access" links in the Databases A-Z listand on the subject and course guides. The Libraries are implementing a new proxy service called EZProxy, which will allow the libraries to provide both on and off...
Film has a curious way of bringing people together through emotion and storylines of ordinary human issues. Professor Galina Aksenova, a returning Department of Russian artist in residence, shared this interest and dedicated nearly half of spring semester to teaching “History of...
  Dear Members of the Grinnell College Community: It is with enormous sadness that we announce the death of Robert Zhongjie Yin '12, in Springfield, Illinois surrounded by his family and with W. Houston Dougharty, Vice-President for Student Affairs, and Deanna Shorb, Dean for...
On Founder's Day, June 10, Grinnellians worldwide sported their Grinnell gear. They also shared their small world stories. Here is a sampling: A year after graduation, I was at the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Munich, Germany, and ran into a fellow graduate, Alice Sims-...
J.B. Grinnell is a towering figure in the history of Grinnell, Iowa. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell -- better known as J.B. -- was born in Vermont in 1821. He grew up a farm boy, working in the fields in the spring and summer and attending school only in the winter. He learned quickly...
My story is that I came to Grinnell in 1958 as an early entrant (didn’t graduate high school) from an East Coast suburb. Not only was I Jewish, but also I came from a secular Jewish, left-wing family. I think my Grinnell experience solidified my Jewish identification because I...
Jin Feng (2001). Professor of Chinese. B.A., Fudan University (China); M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Since being tenured in 2006, Jin Feng has not only continued to teach in the core curriculum of the Department of Chinese and Japanese (including...
Former Grinnell College pitching star Gary Kahn '09 continues to make his mark in baseball overseas. After playing in the top league in Sweden the past four months, Kahn has taken his talents to a league in South Africa. He signed a six-month contract to play for the Durbanville...
Katherine Kraft Harris ’39 died at Westminster Canterbury Richmond (Va.) on April 23 at the age of 93. Katie, as she was called, was born in Des Moines, Iowa and educated in the public schools there. She attended Grinnell College for her freshman year and then transferred to the...
Dan Krauss '12 of Grinnell College has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 21 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Highland, Ohio. A total of 32 teams and 56 individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who were...
Grinnell College tennis player Dan LaFountaine '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 At-Large First Team.By being named to the First Team, LaFountaine is in the running to be an NCAA Academic All-American. That team will be named next month....
Author:   Peggy Elliott Grinnell College Associate Professor Mark Levandoski plans to add to basic scientific knowledge with the three-year $373,000 grant his research was awarded last week by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His past research,...
  Contacts:   Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars By Lauren Sieben Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted...
  M. Johanna Meehan Professor of Philosophy McCay-Casady Professor of Humanities The chair was created in 1993 by a donation of Dale (’32) and Rose Casady (’34) McCay. McCay was Professor Emeritus of English at Iowa State University, where he taught from 1945 through 1974. The...
  As millions of Americans struggle with nicotine addiction, Grinnell College biological chemistry researchers have made a discovery that could guide efforts to design drugs to block the effects of nicotine – helping users to overcome this addiction. The research, which examines...
  Russell Osgood’s term as 12th President of Grinnell College concludes this Wednesday, Aug. 18. He sat down with the Herald-Register in July to look back over his years in Grinnell, touching on a wide range of topics including changes at the college, trends in education,...
  Some areas of academic concentration fit a particular college or university better than others. Such may be the case with Grinnell College’s newest area of academic concentration, policy studies, which seems to fit particularly well at Grinnell. The new concentration will...
Grinnell dedicated its new $90-million recreation and athletic center Saturday and named the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center for the late alumnus, trustee, and publishing executive Charles Bear. “This is more than a recreation and athletic center,” said...
  "...At Grinnell College, a quarter of our students come from middle-income families. To better understand their financial circumstances, we recently performed a simple analysis. The results confirmed what we have long believed: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the...
  For Grinnell’s international students, Iowa offers a unique but limited slice of the American experience. Last summer, two international students were offered a chance to explore the United States thanks to theMerle Fischlowitz ’53 International Student Travel Fellowship....
  Grinnell College’s Jessica Shotts ’10 has been named to the All-Midwest Conference Women’s Basketball second team in balloting by coaches. Shotts (Thornton, Colo./Horizon), who ranks in the top 10 in Pioneer scoring, also owns the record for 3-pointers in a game when she...
  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...
Student Work presented at SIAM PP12  Jeff Blanchard attended SIAM PP12 (otherwise known as the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2012 Conference on Parallel Processing for High Perfromance Computing) in Savannagh, Georgia, February 15-17, 2012. During the conference...
When Sam Harris '58 was a student at Grinnell, he did not talk about the first 12 years of his life. At Grinnell, Sam was a popular, well-liked, social kind of guy. He studied hard, having transferred from the University of Michigan after just one year because fraternity life...
Take Back the Night is an event focused on collectively speaking out against — amongst many other social problems — rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children, and violence against women. Across the country, Take Back the Night rallies are made up of...
  Four Grinnell students were the only undergraduates to present at a recent graduate conference in cinema studies in San Francisco. During fall break, Sam Stragand ’10, Eleanor Russell ’10, Courtney Sheehan ’11, and Amanda Stromquist ’12 attended San Francisco State University’...
  Ultimate is one of the fastest-growing club sports in the country, according to the 2009 Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association survey. The Grinnellephants and the Sticky Tongue Frogs, Grinnell’s men’s and women’s Ultimate teams respectively, had great seasons in this...
  Shanghai was our last stop in China, and I was unable to post a blog about our experiences before we flew home. As the largest city in China, Shanghai (the city) is home to as many people as Florida (the state).  Not only do about 20 million people call the city home, but...
  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....
  Posted by:  Jim Reische In my last post I compared website development to a family dinner: it’s not easy trying to make everyone happy, but let’s not give up and take the kids to McDonald’s. Today I want to stretch that family analogy a little further (sociologists and...
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...
  Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal...
Shonda Kuiper presented a web-based talk focusing on her new textbook, Practicing Statistics. More about her book, which is still in progress, can be found at http://www.pearsonhighered.com/kuiper1einfo/.
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...
  Where in the world were Grinnell faculty and students this summer? China, Korea, France,Italy, Poland, Namibia,Romania, to name a few sites of international scholarly activity. Additional examples may be sent to Cindy Deppefor followup stories. China Jin Feng, associate...
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...
The Grinnell writer dropped her forehead onto her arms in abject despair. She lay there, limp and hopeless, like a corn doll abandoned in the rain. The husks of her notebooks lay about her, fluttering idly in the Iowa wind that whistled through the partially open window. A page...
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni “I was working on my calculus homework in the math lab, and one of the tutors got sidetracked and started to tell me about an article that she had read about ‘yarn bombing’  — people...
  On the cold and snowy afternoon on Fri., Nov. 13, I found myself sitting in the Early Music Room at Grinnell College surrounded by 15-20 like-minded individuals. Over the next 45 minutes or so, I would be learning how to yodel.   This wasn’t just any yodeling workshop. This...

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GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will premiere the U.S. production of “The Contingency Plan” by British playwright Steve Waters, Oct. 7-10, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, which...
GRINNELL, IA—“Why Does Irony Matter?” will be the topic of the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation by philosopher Jonathan Lear on Thurs., Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Lear, who is the John U. Nef Distinguished...
Grinnell College has received a $1 million science education “capstone award” from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of the nation’s largest private funders of biomedical research and education. The four-year HHMI grant recognizes Grinnell for “sustained excellence...
Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of 10 alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 1-3 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their careers and...
GRINNELL, IA—Paul Harding, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will read from his work in the final event of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on Thurs., May 6 in the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Harding’s...
Grinnell, IA 9/7/11 Grinnell College today announced the call for nominations for the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize. This prize program, now in its second year, honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their...
Funk, jazz and hip hop will collide in a Grinnell College performance by Abraham Inc.—an eclectic group of klezmer, clarinet, and trombone—on Mon., Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. Featuring klezmer artist and clarinetist David Krakauer; funk trombonist Fred Wesley; and...
GRINNELL, IA—Artist and activist Steven Kurtz will deliver the final Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation of the fall semester on “Intervention and Public Art,” Thurs., Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Kurtz, who is...
Grinnell College will offer the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) throughout the summer with courses taught by faculty in anthropology, biology and French. The free courses, co-sponsored by the Community Education Council and Grinnell College, will be held on Wednesday...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Lori Ann Schwab Alumni Grants for service projects in their home communities. The Schwab alumni grants are named for the late Lori Ann Schwab who died while an arts student at Grinnell in 1994. The $1,500 grants support...
GRINNELL, IA— Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Joseph F. Wall Alumni Service Awards of $25,000 each for service projects in their selected non-profit organizations. The Wall Alumni Service Awards are named for the late Joseph F. Wall, a Grinnell College alumnus and...
Grinnell College is responding to the nation’s call to fill the scientist pipeline. This year eight Grinnell graduates have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious fellowships carry a $30,000 stipend and $...
Amy Fraenkel, North American regional director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will deliver the Grinnell College Phi Beta Kappa Scholars’ Convocation lecture, Thurs., Apr. 26 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus....
Arabic virtuoso Simon Shaheen will lead an instrumental quartet in performance at Grinnell College on Tues., Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Shaheen, who is considered one of the most significant contemporary Arab musicians,...
Archaeologist Brian Rose will deliver the sixth annual McKibben Lecture on “Assessing the Archaeological Evidence for the Trojan War: Recent Excavations at Troy,” Thurs., Apr. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Rose, who...
Grinnell College student Ashraya Dixit will implement an international peace project this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award through Davis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who committed $1...
GRINNELL, IA—Author, journalist and historian Adam Hochschild will discuss “Twelve Men in a Printing Shop, London, May 22, 1787: A Great Human Rights Movement is Born” in a Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thurs., Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’...
GRINNELL, IA—Award-winning author Edward Hirsch will read from his poetry as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on April 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Hirsch, a 1972 Grinnell graduate, is the author of more than 10...
GRINNELL, IA—Bard College President Leon Botstein will deliver the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation on "The Politics of Art and Culture: Education and Democracy," Thurs., Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus. Botstein, who...
Author Danielle McGuire will deliver a Black History Month lecture titled “At the Dark End of the Street: Sexual Violence and the Civil Rights Movement—A New History,” at Grinnell College, Wed., Feb. 23, at 4:15 p.m. in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302. McGuire’s lecture is...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees elected new officers and re-elected eight trustees to four-year terms at its spring meeting.  Clinton D. “Clint” Korver, a 1989 Grinnell graduate and venture capitalist from Atherton, Calif., was elected chair of the board, serving a two-...
Four Iowa high school graduates will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship each year...
"Political, spectacular, universal, rich” describes the street theatre-style of Bread and Puppet, one of the country’s oldest, non-profit theatre companies, coming to Grinnell College for a week-long residency this month. Bread and Puppet uses larger-than-life papier-mache...
Witness for Peace Speaker Nancy Garcia of the Center for the Orientation of Migrants in Oaxaca, Mexico, will speak on the Grinnell College campus, Wed., Oct. 5 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Garcia is part of a Witness for Peace tour of the Upper...
 tRADitions + enCOUNTers  The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the Grinnell College Dance Ensemble in tRADitions + enCOUNTers, Dec. 2-4, in Flanagan Arena Theatre of Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The performance will explore dance traditions on campus as well as...
The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights will sponsor a Feb. 1 campus visit from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Executive Editor David Shribman. Shribman will discuss “American Politics and the Press in a Period of Transition” at 4:15 p.m. in...
Broken Mirrors on stage Mar. 8-10 Broken Mirrors, three short stories by Salman Rushdie, will be performed by an ensemble of 15 in Flanagan Theatre, Thur., Mar. 8, Fri., Mar. 9, and Sat.,Mar. 10 at 7.30 p.m.  The Sun., Mar. 11 performance is at 2 p.m.  Tickets are free at the...
Grinnell Singers to perform Duke Ellington jazz Fri. On Fri., Apr. 20, the Grinnell Singers will perform Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” with the Grinnell Jazz Ensemble and the Grinnell Oratorio Society. The concert at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall will also feature...
  Buddhist studies scholar Jose Cabezon will deliver a Scholars’ Convocation lecture on “Just Rule: What We Can Learn from Ancient Buddhist Political Ethics,” Thurs., Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Cabezon is the...
CANCELLED: Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding will perform on the Grinnell College campus on Fri., Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. A solo performer, Spalding creates a modern chamber music group with her improvisation and arrangements for jazz, folk,...
Caribbean novelist Jamaica Kincaid will address the Grinnell College Class of 2012 at the college’s 166th Exercises of Commencement, on Mon., May 21, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* Kincaid, known as a “significant voice in contemporary literature,” is the author of “At the...
The Grinnell College Center for the Humanities will host speaker Geoffrey Harpham of the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, on Tues., Sept. 27. Harpham will give a public lecture titled “From Eternity to Here: Shrinkage in American Thinking about...
GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell College Center for the Humanities will sponsor a symposium, April 21-23, on the role that place and memory play in remembering historic events, configuring public spaces, and shaping private experiences. “We hope that people will take away from the...
Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will co-sponsor a two-day symposium analyzing “Iowa’s Troubled Waters: the Challenges of Quality and Quantity.” The Apr. 6-7 symposium, also hosted by the college’s Luce Program in Nations and the Global Environment, will explore...
Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will look to the future during a Nov. 8-10 symposium examining “How Will the Midwest Survive? Visions for the Future.” The three-day symposium will include presentations by rural economic development specialists, farmer and former...
Grinnell College student Charity Porotesano has been awarded the Truman Scholarship, a $30,000 nationally competitive graduate study scholarship sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Foundation. Porotesano, a senior political science major from American Samoa, plans to teach before...
GRINNELL, IA— If creepy crawlies give you the heebie jeebies, then this workshop may be for you. The Grinnell College Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) is hosting a two-day citizen science workshop June 18-19 for those interested in learning more about the amazing...
  More than 100 original drawings by Civil War era artist-reporters will be on display at Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery, opening Aug. 31. "Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection," a travelling exhibition from Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art, includes...
GRINNELL, IA—Five Iowa high school students will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College professor Gerald V. Lalonde will deliver the fifth annual McKibben Lecture on “Thucydides on Human Nature and Violence: Realist or Pessimist?” Thurs., Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus....
Grinnell College announces a $40,000 community challenge to help the Grinnell Area Arts Council build an endowment.  For every two dollars in new endowment gifts given to the Arts Council, Grinnell College will donate one dollar toward immediate capital needs, including...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood announced today that Mickey Munley, a 1987 Grinnell graduate and vice president for college and alumni relations, will cap his 17 years of service to the college by vacating his current position and assuming a role as...
GRINNELL, IA— Nine Grinnell area organizations will benefit from $25,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for community, educational, and arts initiatives. Monica Chavez-Silva, director of community enhancement and engagement at the college, said...
  Twelve Grinnell area organizations will benefit from $25,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for community-based projects and initiatives. “The grant process was highly competitive with nearly 30 applications and $120,000 in requests,” said Monica...
  Grinnell College faculty will offer courses in biology, chemistry, economics, and statistics through the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) this summer. The free courses, co-sponsored by the Community Education Council and Grinnell College, will be held on Wednesday...
  Grinnell College is now accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants. The Mini-Grant Program provides catalyst funding for small-to mid-scale projects to help Grinnell become a more attractive place to live, work and play. Mini-grants, which range from $1,000 to $7,500,...
  Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Jane Ginsburg will deliver a Scholars’ Convocation lecture on “The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright,” Thurs., Apr. 21 at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. A recognized copyright expert, Ginsburg is the Morton L....
GRINNELL, IA—Internationally acclaimed DAH Theatre will perform on the Grinnell College campus Wed., Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The Serbian theatre company was formed at the breakup of the former Yugoslavia and has gained...
  GRINNELL, IA – Jazz musician Damani Phillips, assistant professor of music at Grinnell College, will release a new CD, “The String Theory,” at a Nov. 5 concert on the Grinnell campus. “The String Theory” is a collection composed and/or arranged by Phillips for jazz rhythm...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College Commencement speaker and Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs charged the college’s 380 graduates with being the “generation that can end poverty on this planet . . . with the ideals of social purpose, community, skill and scientific knowledge...
  Public events surrounding Faulconer Gallery’s showing of “Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an” continue in March on the Grinnell College campus. The Faulconer Gallery exhibition includes 85 panels of handwritten English translations and handpainted illustrations of the sacred text....
  Eight Grinnell College graduates have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious fellowships carry a $30,000 stipend and $10,500 cost of education allowance for up to three years of study at some of the...
  GRINNELL, IA – Eight Grinnell College graduates have received Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments. The prestigious Fulbright international education exchange program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and...
  The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the installation of six senior faculty members to endowed professorships for the 2012-13 academic year: ·         William (Bill) Ferguson, professor of economics, named the Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics, an...
  GRINNELL, IA—Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding will perform on the Grinnell College campus on Wed., Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. A solo performer, Spalding creates a modern chamber music group with her improvisation and arrangements for jazz, folk...
  GRINNELL, IA—New York string quartet ETHEL will perform on the Grinnell College campus Wed., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. Featuring two violinists, a violist, and cellist, ETHEL performs worldwide with a repertoire of original music as well as works by contemporary...
  GRINNELL, IA-- The Eulenspiegel Puppets, known internationally for their inventive shows and beautifully crafted puppets, will be in residence at Grinnell College, June 30-July 2. The company will host a series of shadow, finger, and hand puppet making and performance...
  As classes open Jan. 23 for the second semester, Grinnell College has scheduled two events to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr.: a Jan. 26 lecture by White House director John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., and a Jan. 30 lecture by Civil Rights author Tomiko Brown-Nagin. Wilson,...
  GRINNELL, IA—David Sloan Wilson will present “Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition” at the Scholars’ Convocation at 11 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus....
  Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, will deliver a Scholars’ Convocation lecture on “Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State,” Thurs., Mar. 3 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the...
  Writers@Grinnell will offer weekly activities throughout April, featuring Shakespeare, novelists, poets, and memoirists. On Thurs., Apr. 5, novelist and memoirist Jennifer Finney Boylan will read from a range of works including young adult books and short stories. Boylan has...
  The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2012-13 academic year: ·         Promoted to associate professor with tenure: David Cook-Martin(sociology); Janet Davis (computer science); Timothy Dobe (religious...
  The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2011-12 academic year: • Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Keith Brouhle (economics); Brigittine French (anthropology); and Lee Emma Running (art)....
  Two upcoming Faulconer Gallery exhibitions will demonstrate the history of printing and publishing in China—from intricate woodblocks to intriguing political posters. Opening Sept. 23, “From the Book Forest: Commercial Publishing in Late Imperial China” and “Chinese Propaganda...
  Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery is offering free hands-on art activities for area children and families throughout June and July. The Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks will offer children a choice of activities at each session held on-campus and in city parks....
  Print and photography portfolios from the Grinnell College Art Collection will imbue the summer exhibition at Faulconer Gallery, opening June 15. “Portfolio: Artists Work in Series” features artists Edward Burtynsky, Tacita Dean, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, Shahzia Sikander,...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery is offering a number of outreach activities throughout November and early December to engage the public with “Culturing Community: Projects about Place,” a four-part exhibition currently open in the Bucksbaum Center for the...
  GRINNELL, IA— Concurrent exhibitions of Grinnell College’s art collections will be the backdrop for outreach activities at Faulconer Gallery through the end of February and March. “Influence,” a faculty-curated exhibition of “cabinets of curiosity,” and “Repeat, Reveal, React...
  Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery will host a number of public events through the remainder of the fall semester to highlight three ongoing exhibitions: “From the Book Forest: Commercial Publishing in Late Imperial China,” “Chinese Propaganda Posters” and works by Prairie-...
  GRINNELL, IA—Writer Leslie Marmon Silko will read from her acclaimed fiction during the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation, Thurs., Mar. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus. Silko, who grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation in...
  GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College senior Filippos Rodger Tsakiris has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Tsakiris, a physics major from Chios Island, Greece, with an environmental studies concentration, is one of only...
  Four Grinnell College students are preparing to go to the head of the class as the next generation of college professors. The first cohort of Mellon Mays Fellows, made possible through a $500,000 four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been selected from...
  Grinnell, IA 10/5/11 Grinnell College will host its first symposium dedicated to the Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize on October 25-27. The Symposium – co-sponsored by the college’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human...
  GRINNELL, IA— Food security in changing times will be the topic of a World Food Prize Week lecture at Grinnell College on Wed., Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ‘25 Center. Former World Food Prize laureate Hans Herren will discuss the need for rethinking...
  GRINNELL, IA—Former Israeli Ambassador Asher Naim will describe his role in the 1991 Operation Solomon, Mon., Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Naim, who served as ambassador to Ethiopia at the time of Operation Solomon, set...
  Former White House correspondent Richard Benedetto will talk about his political journalism career while on the Grinnell College campus during the week of May 2 as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program. Benedetto will visit English, political science and history...
  GRINNELL, IA—Four Grinnell College students have received federally-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year. The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that "provides awards for U.S. undergraduate...
  Four Grinnell College students have received federally-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support study abroad during second semester 2011-2012. The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that “provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students...
  GRINNELL, IA—Dollar bills, political statements, video installations, oils on canvas. All are part of four new exhibitions by four artists opening June 18 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “The Silent Echo Chamber” by Harry Shearer, “Face Value” by Mark Wagner, “...
  Grinnell College student Alice Nadeau has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for up to $7,500 toward tuition and other expenses during the 2012-13 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress to encourage excellence in science and...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Board of Trustees today announced that Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a leading scientific researcher on the role of social factors as determinants of health, will...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College is among the nation''s leaders in the number of graduates who are awarded Fulbright grants to work and serve in international locations, according to the U.S. Fulbright Program, in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education . Grinnell...
   GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College is accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants for cultural, recreational, and educational projects in the Grinnell community. The Mini-Grant Program typically supports requests in the $500 to $5,000 range, with preference given to projects...
  After a national search, Grinnell College has named a new leader for the college’s fundraising and alumni relations operation. On July 5, Beth Halloran will begin her position as vice-president for development and alumni relations. Currently assistant vice-president for the...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College''s Cultural Films Committee will host the first annual Grinnell Cinefest Dec. 4-6 in the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. This year''s festival, which focuses on the work of international women filmmakers, is part of the Cultural Film...
  GRINNELL, IA—What began as a one-week faculty summer seminar to explore the Grinnell College Art Collection has transformed into a two-month Faulconer Gallery exhibition of cabinets—cabinets of curiosities—a Renaissance concept that predated museums. “Influence: Faculty...
  GRINNELL, IA - The Grinnell College Community Chorus will perform music for choir and organ on Fri., Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. Directed by John Rommereim, professor of music, the mixed chorus will perform Leonard Bernstein''s "...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Symphonic Band and the Percussion, Marimba, and Steel Pan Ensemble will present their spring programs during the week of April 25. Both groups are directed by Mark Dorr and will perform in Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center for the...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College and Grinnell High School have decided to establish a "Partnership in Education" with a goal of enhancing educational opportunities at both institutions. Through this new partnership, the two schools are looking into new and creative ways to link...
  The Grinnell College Libraries have been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) with the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for 2011. The award, presented by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), acknowledged the “outstanding services,...
  GRINNELL, IA – For the second year in a row, The Grinnell Magazine, Grinnell College’s flagship publication, has received top honors in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V competition. The quarterly publication edited by Jacqueline...
  GRINNELL, IA—Henry M. Walker, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics and professor of computer science at Grinnell College, has been named a Distinguished Educator by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest...
  GRINNELL, IA –International, national, and community journalists will debate “The Media: Changes and Challenges” during a three-day symposium on the Grinnell College campus, Feb. 16-18. “The media is in the midst of rapid change, and we don’t yet know the destination,” said...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College will host a participatory group sing of selections of George Frideric Handel''s classic "Messiah" on Sun., Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The First Annual Handel''s "Messiah" Sing is open to all who wish to...
  The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will present the original image-based performance “Flowers of E” on March 12-14 in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. “Flowers of E” is inspired by the life and writings of...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell Symphony Orchestra and Grinnell Jazz Ensemble will combine performances with guest artists James Bovinette on trumpet, vocalist Kimberly Fitch, and composer Robert Nelson for an afternoon of jazz, Sun., Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the...
  Grinnell College has announced the 10-member selection committee to determine the winners of the 2013 Grinnell Prize. The award program honors young innovators under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will perform Rachmaninov’s “Vespers” at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha, on Sun., May 2, at 8 p.m. The Grinnell Singers, known for their innovative and adventurous choral programming, are...
  The Grinnell Singers, a 45-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 20-25, in churches in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, and Dallas, as part of a spring break tour. The Grinnell Singers’ concert repertoire will span six centuries...
  GRINNELL, IA.—The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 22-26, in churches and high schools in Portland, Ore., Seattle, Kenmore, Richland, and Olympia, Wash., as part of a spring break tour. The Grinnell Singers’...
  The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will combine talents with Chicago’s celebrated Baroque Band, to perform Handel’s “Messiah,” Dec. 3 in Des Moines and Dec. 4 on the Grinnell campus. The Baroque Band period-instrument orchestra has...
  The Grinnell Singers, recently returned from a five-city tour, will perform the campus premiere of a commissioned work by rising composer Mohammed Fairouz on Sat., Apr. 14, with the composer present. The 49-voice select choir, directed by Professor of Music John Rommereim,...
  GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College student Ami Shrestha will implement an international peace project this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award through Davis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College senior Jake M. Joseph has been selected to receive a fellowship from the 2010 Fund for Theological Education (FTE). The undergraduate fellowships, which are funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., recognize students who have gifts for leadership and are...
  Grinnell College students Tinggong Zhan and Xiaorong Yin will implement an international peace project in China this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award throughDavis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will present Shakespeare’s 1600 romantic comedy “As You Like It” on Nov. 20-22 in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Long recognized as the greatest English...
  Grinnell College, one of 28 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), will host prospective students and families during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10. “These initial campus visits give students and families the opportunity to...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Google Map (©2010 Google) for Iowa destinations will include Grinnell College when prospective students and their families participate in Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 2-6. Grinnell is one of 29 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and...
More than 5,000 Iowa students and families are expected to participate in Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 1-5, including visits to the Grinnell College campus. Grinnell is one of 28 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) to host...
  Guest conductor Simon Carrington will be in residence at Grinnell College, Apr. 10-17, and will direct The Grinnell Singers on Sun., Apr. 17 at 2 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall on the Grinnell College campus. Carrington will conduct the Grinnell Singers in a program that includes...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA—Director of The Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs will be available for media interviews Mon., May 24, from 8:30-9 a.m., prior to Grinnell College commencement exercises. Media who wish to interview Sachs should contact Cindy Deppe, media relations, deppec[at]grinnell...
  Two Iowa high school students have been awarded scholarships worth $100,000 during four years at Grinnell College. The generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell provides selected Iowa scholars a $25,000 scholarship each year for four years, based on a written...
  GRINNELL, IA—Iowa’s poet laureate Mary Swander and Monica Leo of the internationally renowned Eulenspiegel Puppet Company will present “The Girls on the Roof” on Mon., Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ''25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. “Girls on...
  “Mayberry,” an Iowa story with national implications by playwright Sean Christopher Lewis, will be on stage at Grinnell College, Fri., May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. Lewis created “Mayberry” to explore the...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
GRINNELL, IA—Journalist and professor David D. Perlmutter will give a talk on “How and Why Online Social Media Changed Everything: The Lessons of Political Blogs” on Mon., April 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus....
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College has added two more Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings to its green campus commitments. The Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, the campus center opened in 2006, and the Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center’s second phase...
  The Grinnell College Libraries will celebrate the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award received earlier this year during an outdoor ceremony on Fri., Apr. 29. Representatives of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL); Grinnell College President Raynard S....
GRINNELL, IA—Alonzo King’s celebrated LINES Ballet of San Francisco will perform on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, choreographer...
  Area preschoolers who attend the Grinnell College Preschool Laboratory just got a new playdate—the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. The Foundation, which supports Grinnell community projects in education, health, and parks and recreation, will contribute $41,000 to the...
  Human rights activists from the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, an Argentine organization fighting for justice for those who disappeared during the1976-1983 state terror, will discuss their efforts during a Grinnell College visit, Mar. 16-17. The activists, who have worked for more...
  Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood has appointed Marci Sortor, vice president for institutional planning, as acting vice president of college and alumni relations. In her new interim role, Sortor will be responsible for alumni relations, fundraising and communication...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  Grinnell College student Mateo Jarquín has been awarded a $34,000 competitive Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study. Jarquín, a third-year history major from Nicaragua, was nominated by Grinnell for the national competition based on his academic record, post-graduate plans...
  Dr. Han Duk-Soo, the Ambassador to the U.S. from the Republic of Korea, will visit the Grinnell College campus on Wed., Sept. 7. The Ambassador will present a public lecture at 8 p.m. on “Korea-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century” in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center....
  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Grinnell College grants totaling more than $1 million to support continual development of interdisciplinary courses and programs in the humanities and to encourage students to consider college teaching careers.             A $100,000...
  Grinnell College will host a sing-along of selections from George Frideric Handel’s classic "Messiah" on Sun., Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The Second Annual Handel’s "Messiah" Sing is open to all who wish to participate, and will feature...
  Grinnell College seniors graduating mid-year will be honored in a private campus ceremony on Dec. 5. The 24 mid-year graduates will hear remarks from President Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D.; Paula Smith, vice-president for academic affairs and dean of the college; Beth...
  For the 10th consecutive year, Grinnell College is accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants for projects to enhance the quality of life in the Grinnell community. Mini-grant support focuses on cultural, recreational and educational opportunities in the community, as...
  Grinnell, IA 3/7/11 Eleven Grinnell area organizations will benefit from more than $30,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for arts, educational and community initiatives. “We increased both the maximum grant amount and the total grant...
  GRINNELL, IA--The moon and Saturn will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory, Thurs., April 22, at 8:30 p.m. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the observatory...
  More than 1,300 Grinnell College alumni, friends and family will return to campus for the 133rd Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 1-3, travelling from as far as South Africa, Switzerland and Hong Kong to enjoy a full weekend of programming. Alumni College, which begins Wednesday...
  More than 1100 Grinnell College alumni, friends, and family will return to campus for the 132nd Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 3-5. Alumni will travel from as far as Thailand, Mexico and Canada to enjoy a full weekend of programming that begins Wednesday with Alumni College and...
  The conflict over mountaintop mining in southern Appalachia will be the topic of a Scholars’ Convocation by cultural anthropologist Susan Hirsch on Thurs., Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Hirsch, who is a...
  Grinnell College has been awarded a $220,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase equipment used to determine the structure of chemical compounds. The Major Research Instrumentation grant, submitted by Grinnell chemistry and physics faculty members,...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College neurobiologist Clark Lindgren and student researchers expect that their ongoing research into chemical synapses may contribute to better understanding of neurological diseases such as muscular dystrophy, thanks in part to a grant from the National...
  The Grinnell College Preschool Laboratory, where many area preschoolers begin their worldly adventures, will have a new home on Park St., with construction to begin this spring. The popular laboratory program is currently housed in a 1970s-style building at 1207 Park St. that...
  Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington has appointed Joseph P. Bagnoli, Jr., of Berea College to lead Grinnell’s strategic recruitment and financial aid programs. Bagnoli will join the Grinnell staff on Feb. 23 as vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and...
  GRINNELL, IA—Research by Grinnell College Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Levandoski and biological chemistry students may hold the key—a molecular “key”—to a protein “lock” leading to potential discoveries behind cellular “doors.” A three-year $373,000 grant from the...
  Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their careers and...
  Grinnell College’s Liberal Arts in Prison Program will celebrate its First Year of College Program offering at the Newton Correctional Facility during a Nov. campus symposium with national speakers on the benefits of education for incarcerated individuals. Since 2003, Grinnell...
  Harvard University Librarian Robert Darnton will discuss the fate of books and libraries in the digital world during a Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in Faulconer Gallery of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Darnton, an...
  GRINNELL, IA— The Peace Studies Program at Grinnell College will host a two-day student conference, Mar. 4-5, featuring Grinnell student presenters on a number of peace-related topics and keynote speakers on the pervasiveness of violence in American culture. “The Peace Studies...
  GRINNELL, IA—World-renowned percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform and share stories from her career while on the Grinnell College campus, Apr. 8-9. Glennie will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Apr. 8 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe...
  GRINNELL, IA—Slovenian poet Tomaz Salamun will read from his work as part of the Writers@Grinnell program on Wed., Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Salamun is the author of close to 40 books of poetry,...
  GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will celebrate local roots and landscape during a prairie festival on Sat., Sept. 18, at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), located 11 mi. southwest of the campus. The one-day “Prairie Festival: A...
  Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will offer two opportunities this month to learn more about the center’s ongoing educational programming and projects. The events are intended to “help people discover the rich and changing nature and culture of the prairie region...
  Works by Prairie-Style architectural legends Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin will be exhibited at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery, beginning Sept. 23. The late husband and wife team designed more than 350 structures—“from cottages to mansions, from...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., will open the 2010-11 academic year with a Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. Kington, who joined Grinnell Aug. 21 from the National Institutes...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood will deliver his final Scholars’ Convocation address on Thurs., Apr. 29, at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The convocation is also the annual recognition of the college’s new Phi Beta Kappa scholars....
  Writers@Grinnell will welcome three interdisciplinary and intercultural writers during April readings on the Grinnell College campus. On Apr. 7, Russian poet Ilya Kaminsky and novelist Gary Shteyngart will read from their published works during interdisciplinary events in...
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Anna Quindlen will address the Grinnell College Class of 2011 at the Exercises of Commencement in the 165th year of Grinnell College, on Mon., May 23, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* Quindlen, the author of five best-...
  GRINNELL, IA—Award-winning author Edward P. Jones will read from his fiction as part of the Writers@Grinnell program at 8 p.m. on Apr. 8 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. A novelist and short story writer, Jones has received numerous...
  GRINNELL, IA -- Soprano Randye Jones and pianist Michelle Crouch will present "The Art of the Negro Spiritual" on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The program will feature familiar spirituals such as "Nobody Knows the Trouble I...
  Seven recent Grinnell College graduates have received Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments. The prestigious Fulbright international education exchange program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and other...
  A record number of Grinnell College seniors have accepted Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments next year—11 who will graduate on Mon., May 21, plus one recent graduate, making a total of 12 Fulbrights for Grinnellians this year. The...
  GRINNELL, IA— Grinnell College dedicated its new $90-million recreation and athletic center Saturday and named the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center for the late alumnus, trustee, and publishing executive Charles Bear. Bequests of more than $10 million...
  Rockjazz pianist ELEW will bring his physical playing style to Grinnell College, Thurs., Mar. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. ELEW combines ragtime, rock and pop with “mesmerizing piano theatrics” to create a style that has complemented tours for...
  Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of six alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 3-5 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their careers and...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College will celebrate the 20th anniversary of gender and women’s studies at the college with a Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies Symposium on Apr. 9-10 on the Grinnell campus. The symposium will feature student and alumni panels examining women, men,...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College alumnus Ted Bromund, a senior research fellow at The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, will discuss “How National Sovereignty Promotes Human Rights,” Tues., Mar. 9 at 4:15 p.m., in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus...
  Three Grinnell College students have been awarded prestigious Watson Fellowships for one year of independent study and travel abroad. The three Grinnell seniors were among only 40 students from 23 colleges nationwide to receive the $25,000 fellowships from the Thomas J. Watson...
  This spring, the Grinnell College Board of Trustees announced the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2010-11 academic year: • Promoted to full professor: Vicki Bentley-Condit (anthropology); Katya Gibel Mevorach (anthropology); Kathleen Skerrett (religious...
  Grinnell, IA   6/13/11 Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Joseph F. Wall Alumni Service Awards of $25,000 each for service projects in their selected non-profit organizations. The Wall Alumni Service Awards are named for the late Joseph F. Wall, a...
Grinnell, IA 3/30/11 Two Grinnell College students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for up to $7,500 toward tuition and expenses for the 2011-12 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress to encourage excellence in...
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, IA 3/16/12 Grinnell College senior Wadzanai Motsi has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Motsi, an independent major in international relations from Zimbabwe, is one of only 40 students nationwide to...
  GRINNELL, IA—The remarkable properties of water will be the topic of a Scholars’ Convocation by chemist Geraldine Richmond on Thurs., Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Richmond, who is the Richard M. and...
  Grinnell College today named the winners of the first Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize: Boris Bulayev, president, and Eric Glustrom, executive director, Educate! (shared award); James Kofi Annan, executive director, Challenging Heights; and Rabbi...
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...
GRINNELL, IA—Writers@Grinnell events continue through the fall semester with readings by Iowa writer Harley McIlrath, non-fiction writer Patricia Hampl and science writer Rebecca Skloot. On Thurs., Oct. 7, Hampl will read from her award-winning collections of non-fiction, essays...
Note: Deborah Ager's reading has been rescheduled for Tues., Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. Writers@Grinnell will kick off its spring program with a reading by poet Deborah Ager on Thur., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Ager’s...
Writers@Grinnell will open the spring semester with readings by four Grinnell College professors who recently published in “Papa PhD,” a collection of essays about fatherhood and academia. Grinnell writers David Campbell, professor of biology; Mark Montgomery, professor of...
Writers@Grinnell readings through the remainder of the year will offer listeners a full range of genre, from prose poems to novels and essays. Grinnell resident and poet Bruce Whiteman will present his recent collections Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25...
Grinnell College today announced the creation of a $300,000 annual prize program to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change....
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 30-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 20-25, in churches in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, as part of a spring break tour. The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir,...
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 32-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 18-24, in churches in Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, and Houston, Tex., as part of a spring break tour. The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, open to...
GRINNELL, IA.—Grinnell College’s Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will present public concerts, March 20-23, in St. Paul and Milwaukee as part of a spring break tour. The choir’s concert repertoire, directed by Barry Jones, will include traditional gospel and contemporary...
GRINNELL, IA—The Zedashe Ensemble from the Republic of Georgia will present a concert of traditional music on Tues., Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. The ensemble’s repertoire includes ancient three-...

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