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Art Catalog

As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's...

Building

This college-owned house is one of Grinnell’s five language houses. These houses are associated with their corresponding academic department. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an...
Rooms Cleveland Hall has 16 singles and 19 doubles, and houses 55 students. Floors Singles Doubles Pit 1 5 First 2 4 Second 9 5 Third 4 5 Other Rooms : Mini Coop on the Second Floor, Arabic Language Assistant Suite. Amenities Lounges Cleveland Hall has three lounges. There are...
Rooms Cowles Hall has 7 apartments, a 2 person Student Adviser apartment, one four person apartment, one five person apartment and 4 six person apartments. Each apartment has a bathroom, a kitchen and pantry, and a lounge with a tv.  All Cowles Apartment and 1st floor rooms are...
Rooms Dibble Hall has 15 singles, 4 doubles, and 6 triples. It houses 41 students. Floors Singles Doubles Triples Annex and First 1 3 1 Second 9 0 3 Third 5 1 2 Amenities Lounges Dibble Hall has two lounges. A study lounge is located in the pit, and a larger lounge with a...
This college-owned house is one of the three available project houses on campus. A project house consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community. Groups interested in a house must submit a project proposal and present...
This college-owned house is one of the three available project houses on campus. A project house consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community. Groups interested in a house must submit a project proposal and present...
French House is a student-run housing co-operative in which French majors and others interested in French live together with the French Assistant in a French-speaking environment. The house receives the television station TV5 and Radio France Internationale, which provide...
More commonly known as German House, this college owned house is one of Grinnell’s five language houses. These houses are associated with their corresponding academic department. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak...
Rooms Haines Hall has 22 singles, 13 doubles, 5 triples, and a quad.   Singles Doubles Triples Quads Pit 3 4 0 0 First 6 1 1 1 Second 7 0 4 0 Third 6 8 0 0   Amenities Lounges Haines has three lounges. They are located on the first and third floor and in the pit. The lounges...
The Harris Center is an "event" facility, including a concert hall, a cinema, two concession areas, and an informal lounge. The Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) office and equipment room are also located in the Harris Center. The Harris Center houses large all-campus...
The chapel’s interior exhibits the timber-trussed vaulted ceiling typical of the spacious Perpendicular Gothic style. Also characteristic are the high clerestory windows, which admit more light than is the case in other church styles. Seating about 700 people (630 in the nave...
Rooms James Hall has 10 singles, 22 doubles and a triple. and houses 57 students. Floors Singles Doubles Triples Pit 1 4 0 First 1 5 1 Second 3 8 0 Third 5 5 0 Standard Single     Standard Double     Amenities Lounges James Hall has three lounges. There are lounges  in the pit,...
The Rosenfield Center is the central gathering place at Grinnell. In addition to space for a range of campus offices, it contains the central dining room and kitchens of the College, the Spencer Grill, the Crady Mail Room, recreational areas and lounges, a multipurpose room,...
Rooms Kershaw Hall 17 singles, 26 doubles and houses 69 students.  All Kershaw Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted.  Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com. Floors Singles Doubles First 6 7...
Rooms Lazier Hall has 10 singles, 21 doubles and 1 triple. It houses 53 students.  All Lazier Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com. Floors Singles...
Rooms Main Hall has 12 singles and 22 doubles. Floors/Rooms  Singles Doubles Second 5 8 Third 5 8 Fourth 2 6 Standard Single        Standard Double        Amenities Lounges Main Hall has 3 lounges. It is home to the Gardner Lounge, located in the pit. The remaining lounges are...
Rooms Norris Hall has 36 singles and 35 doubles, and houses 106 students. West Floors Singles Doubles First 3 2 Second 6 5 Third 6 5 Fourth 6 5 East Floors Singles Doubles First 0 0 Second 4 7 Third 6 5 Fourth 5 6 Amenities Lounges Norris has a large lounge located on its first...
Rooms Rathje Hall has 17 singles and 27 doubles. It houses 71 students.  All Rathje Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com. Floors Singles Doubles First...
Rooms Read Hall has 32 singles, 6 doubles, and  9 triples. It houses 71 students. Floors Singles Doubles Triples Pit 9 0 0 First 6 0 4 Second 9 1 4 Third 8 5 1 Amenities Lounges Read Hall has three lounges--in the pit and on the first and third floors. The first floor lounge has...
Rooms Rose Hall has 10 singles and 29 doubles. It houses 68 students.  All Rose Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com. North Floors Singles Doubles...
1217 Park Street is a College-owned house and is our Russian House. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the...
Rooms Smith Hall has 14 singles, 13 doubles and 4 triples. Floors Singles Doubles Triples Pit 3 2 0 First and Annex 1 6 0 Second 7 1 3 Third 3 4 1   Standard Double     Three Room Triple Main Room The door to the triple opens into this room. Adjoined Rooms     Amenities...
1316 Park Street is a College-owned house. More commonly known as Spanish House, 1315 Park is one of Grinnell’s five language houses. These houses are associated with their corresponding academic department. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who...
This college-owned house is one of the three available project houses on campus. A project house consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community. Groups interested in a house must submit a project proposal and present...
Rooms Younker Hall has 41 singles and 36 doubles. North Singles Doubles Pit 4 2 First 3 3 Second 5 6 Third 7 7 South Singles Doubles Pit 7 4 First 1 3 Second 8 7 Third 6 4   Standard Single     Standard Double     Amenities Lounges Younker Hall has 4 lounges. The main lounge...

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About Claire Forrest ’13 Claire Forrest ’13, originally from Minneapolis, Minn., earned a bachelor of arts degree in English. Claire has cerebral palsy, and used a motorized scooter and manual wheelchair to navigate the campus. While at Grinnell, Claire was a 4-year member of...
Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community. Because the key to safety and security is being prepared, we have a comprehensive plan in place for organizing, coordinating, and directing available resources toward the...
Active Shooter Policy Active Shooter Policy Aircraft Crash Immediately take cover under tables, desks and other objects that will give protection against falling glass or debris. Immediately after the effects of the explosion and/or fire have subsided, notify Campus Safety...
Emergency Resource Card Campus Security 641-269-4600 RLC's on Call 641-269-4600 Hospital E.R. 641-236-7511 Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) 641-269-3230 Iowa Local Health Center 641-236-2380 Safe Rides 641-269-4600 Suicide Hotline 1-800-...
Policies Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy Nondiscrimination Policy Student Handbook Sexual Misconduct Harassment Community Standards and Responsibilities  Title IX About Title IX Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, states...
Committees Task Force on Safety, Responsibility, and Prevention President Kington’s commitment to prevention of sexual misconduct and substance abuse required an examination and plan to improve how the college community prevents incidents of sexual misconduct alongside a review...
About Jennifer Jen Brooks ’15, who is originally from Atlanta, Ga., graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology. Jen was the third Grinnell student in recent years who used a wheelchair. She also needed full-time personal care attendant (PCA) services and a communication aid...
About Merlin Mathews ’17 Merlin Mathews ’17 will be graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and gender, women's, and sexuality studies. Merlin is neurodivergent and chronically and mentally ill. He writes about the variety of accommodations he has received and...
Social Justice Student Organizations Social Justice Action Group Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) The Social Justice Action Group is committed to working directly towards peace, justice, and positive social change; which includes fighting hunger, promoting volunteerism, and...
About Patrick Comparin ’12 Patrick Comparin ’12, originally from Bettendorf, Iowa, earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy. Patrick was Grinnell College's first full-time power wheelchair user and served as an integral part of the College's efforts to make its campus more...
Grinnell College expects that all members of the College community – students, faculty, staff, and friends – should be able to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from sexual coercion, violence, or intimidation. The College is committed to fostering a...
SHACS Online is an electronic record system which allows you to manage your health forms and some of your appointments at SHACS.  It also automatically generates email reminders of your upcoming appointments at SHACS. Please visit SHACS Online to: Complete your required health...
What's it like to be a student with a disability at Grinnell? Three of our recent graduates tell their stories, talking about why they choose Grinnell, what it's like being a student with a disability here — both in and out of the classroom — and how they handled things like...
Grinnell College gives students a great deal of freedom to build the college experience they want. Patrick Comparin ’12, Claire Forrest ’13, Jennifer Brooks ’15, and Maddie O’Meara ’17 — Grinnellians with disabilities — offer tips for new students on how to get the most out of...

News Item

During the summer of 1970, I was a member of the construction crew that built the Physical Education Complex, or PEC. It was a hot job during a hot summer during a hot time. As I watched the building come down during 2010–11 while visiting my son, C.J. Erickson ’11, I began to...
Grinnellians ask a lot of themselves. To do our best, we have to be at our best. President Raynard S. Kington is challenging Grinnellians to get healthier, happier, and more productive by joining him in a new wellness program. The President’s Wellness Challenge is a 12-week...
Issue: Winter 2011 Author: Shelby Carroll '13 Eggs-to-order Although waking up can be difficult, nothing can beat having fresh eggs made any way you like to ease that early morning struggle. Wing night Not only are there four different types of chicken wings served on this...
Get to know your roommate(s)/floormates Offer to go to dinner or lunch together at the D-hall. Get out of the dorms and study in a cool spot like the Noyce elbow. Getting to know the people around you can be a great way to expand your circle of friends. You can meet other people...
Films selected for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival will be shown Friday, January 28th, through Sunday, January 30th, in the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell College campus.  The times and features are: Friday, January 28th: 4:30 pm -- Planet Earth 7:30 pm -- Planet Earth (...
Voting for the films to be shown at the sixth annual Grinnell College Favorite Films Festival has begun.  Members of the college community are invited to log into PioneerWeb and vote for their favorite films in three categories: Movie Thrillers Cult Classics Film Adaptations The...
"A Closer Look at the Iowa Prairie: Photographs by Justin Hayworth" is on view at Grinnell College through Sunday, Oct. 11, in Burling Gallery on the lower level of Burling Library. Prairie dominated the Iowa landscape when the first white settlers arrived in 1833. Now, less...
Jackie: How did you end up at Grinnell? Tom: In 1982, I was in the process of finishing up my master's degree in counseling. And I was looking to work for a college that would allow me to do counseling and not focus on discipline. So that's one of the reasons. Second reason...
For her class Making History: 1968, Diane Lenertz ’15 visited the Grinnell College archives. She looked at some of the underground newspapers and other student publications from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and also some of the FBI documents about the College. “I thought it...
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...
It’s late on a Monday night. I rush down the dark stairs to the basement of Main Hall and pull open the door to Bob’s Underground Café. The wail of a trombone echoes from down the entryway, the piano and bass comp cool through the changes to “So What,” and each slap of the high...
*/ Lonnie Gamble, assistant professor of sustainable living, Maharishi University of Management, will teach the principles of ecological design and the application of permaculture principles in two related sessions. Gamble says, "the sustainability revolution, like the...
8,700 miles and 18 hours on his first plane ride separate Bazil Mupisiri ’18 from his hometown in Zimbabwe. Yet, it’s the milestones, not the miles, that truly set this first-year student apart. Bazil (pronounced Bay-zl) first learned about Grinnell through the U.S. Student...
Former Republican Senator Bob Dole at Grinnell's veterans' memorial, posing with Sarah Purcell '92, Director of the Rosenfield Program and associate professor of history (left); and Art Heimann, Mayflower resident and World War II veteran. On Senator Chuck Grassley: "You're...
In a recent list of most liberal college campuses, Grinnell came in fourth, reflecting its long-standing, politically liberal reputation. Yet over time, both conservative and non-partisan, cause-related groups have also made their voices heard. Rosenfield Professor of Political...
*/ On Saturday, Nov. 21, Chalutzim hosted a challah-baking workshop. Participants learned how to make challah, a braided egg bread served on the Jewish Sabbath. The challah baked at the workshop was given to the local foods Thanksgiving meal held the next day. This article...
The Cyperaceae plant family includes sedges (Carex spp.), bulrushes (Schoenoplectus spp.), cottongrassses (Eriophorum spp.), spikerushes (Eleocharis spp.), and in Iowa, over 160 species of grass-like, tufted plants with reduced flowers, found primarily in wetlands, but also in...
In the fall and winter of 2010, closely following the completion of the new Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center, workers dismantled and largely recycled the College’s Physical Education Complex (PEC). You can read all about the 1971 building’s history in the...
Jen Brooks ’15 sits in a yoga-like pose on a blue gymnastics mat on the floor of her bedroom in Lazier Hall. She faces a wide-screen Mac on a table about 4 inches off the floor. Flowers and 21st birthday cards decorate the nearby windowsill. Using a joystick and a separate...
Grinnell College will host a series of events throughout April and early May in celebration of Earth Month. The free, public events will be focused on local food, volunteering and exploration. The events will take place throughout the city, with a focus toward "getting rooted in...
Matthew Imber ‘11’s student musing “Stirring the Pot” in Grinnell Magazine’s winter 2010 issue chronicles the long history of Grinnell’s alternative press. But it can’t possibly convey just how funny the B&S, the College’s current alternative paper (Imber edits it), really...
Adjusting to life in Grinnell can be daunting for even the most well traveled international student. Want to know what the quirky local customs are? Wishing you had someone to talk to about your favorite traditions at home? Feeling the need for family when yours is far away? Don...
The student app developers want to help solve world problems as part of Grinnell’s emphasis on social responsibility. But they also want to use their smartphones to handle much smaller tasks, like checking whether the D-hall, Grinnell's Marketplace dining hall, is serving pizza...
*/ From the College's earliest days, the library has been an important place for study, research, and interaction. While the function has remained the same, the form has changed immensely from those early days. Photos and Captions courtesy of the Grinnell College Archives and...
*/ Love 'em or loathe 'em, you just can't ignore the plentiful and beautiful fox squirrels that thrive on the Grinnell College campus. We asked several of our photographers to catch the many moods of Grinnell's squirrel population. The fox squirrel is named for the fox-like...
Issue:  Spring 2007 Author:  Elizabeth Bologna ’08 “There’s nothing to do!” It’s the mantra of young adults everywhere, the perennial complaint of high schoolers and college kids alike. It was something I was worried about when I was thinking of coming to Grinnell. It’s a...
Juliette Sterkens, a renowned audiologist with expertise in hearing loop installation, will lead a free, public information session about hearing loops, hearing aids and other listening technologies at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. At the information...
Issue:  Winter 2007 Author:  Lindsay Robinson ’09 As a first-year student, I dabbled in a little bit of everything. I went to half a dozen meetings every week and signed up to be on all the mailing lists. I was planning events with Concerned Black Students, Grinnell...
Larry Boateng Asante ’17 is a problem solver, although that’s not his official job title. Asante took a job as a web assistant in the Office of Communications at Grinnell shortly after he arrived in September 2013 as a first-year student. That was right before the College...
Nick Wilding will discuss “Machinations: Plotting the Early Modern World" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. He is the latest speaker in the Center for the Humanities series "Science, Technologies, and the Human Condition." The series offers...
Grinnell College will host three outdoor performances of “Nature — A Walking Play” about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau from Sept. 11-13 at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). TigerLion Arts will present the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual...
For the residents of Food House, the road to personal development is paved with comfort food, cupcakes, and a community of growth and learning. “As a first-year student, I had a floor that was very committed to creating a community,” says Sheva Greenwood ’16. “I wanted to make...
*/ Grinnell College’s Summer Astronomy Program for students entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade this fall offers the opportunity to explore planets, stars, and galaxies. The program, set for 8 p.m. July 21, 22, and 23, features presentations, activities, and discussions....
  PipeScreams Spooktacular: 9-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Herrick Chapel. Looking for something scary and musical to go with your Halloween treats? How about some spooky organ music in a dimly lit church under the dark of an October night? On Halloween, join organists Carl...
On July 24, Team Grinnell was among the mass of 15,000 riders dipping their tires in the Missouri River water to kick off RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The annual seven-day ride across the state touts itself as “the oldest, largest and longest...
There is no shortage of leaders among Grinnell’s alumni. Plenty have risen to what most would consider lofty leadership positions in business, finance, and politics. Grinnellians also are leaders in the arts, academia, technology, and social reforms. Despite this, a 2008 on-...
Groundbreaking author and transgender activist Janet Mock will discuss her best-selling book during Pride Week. “It’s important that people on this campus get to see someone like Janet Mock speak about her life and struggle,” says Javon Garcia ’14, a senior in gender, women’s,...
Every student pays a few hundred dollars a year to the College in the form of the student activities fee. The College immediately gives that money back to the student body to do with as it wishes, from bringing speakers to campus to having concerts nearly every weekend. Any...
Two Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) in theatre, one in chemistry, an internship with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and a job managing the campus pub — the key points on Ben Doehr ’15’s resume indicate the chemistry/economics double major’s depth and breadth...
Our service-oriented Alternate Break (alt break) and ReNew (disaster relief) trips are completely student-planned, led, and run.  So it was student-leaders Maddie Howland ’16 and Jasmine Gerritsen ’16 who quickly responded when the national government shutdown threw a wrench...
Who’s that taking over MacEachron Field this weekend? It’s Ultimate teams from across the Midwest, here for the 11th annual Elephantitis tournament! Grinnell’s nationally ranked men’s and women’s teams (the Grinnellephants and the Sticky Tongue Frogs) host it every year. “We...
On Sept. 20, 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played to a packed house at Grinnell's Darby Gym, virtually rockin' the place down. A month later, Springsteen simultaneously appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek, hailed as the future of rock and roll. In the...
"The Hunting Ground," a new documentary film about the national problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Alumni Recitation Hall (ARH), room 302. The showing of the 90-minute documentary, which highlights the first-person...
Eric Mistry ’14 loves to experiment in the kitchen, even when the kitchen is actually Grinnell's dining hall. Taking full advantage of the ingredients available, from the spice rack and salad bar to the daily entrees, he knows how to keep things fresh. Here he explains what led...
Loggias are as much a part of the Grinnell College experience as an architectural feature can be. They’re one of the first things people who arrive on campus ask about. “What are those . . . things?” they say. Grinnellians will respond, “You mean the loggia?” and take a moment...
  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...
  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...
Curious about the new group of first-years? Here are a few facts about the class of 2019: 81 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their secondary school class. 40 percent were varsity athletes. 54 percent participated in the fine arts (music, theater, dance, visual art)....
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion will perform “When the Wolves Came In,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. This stand-alone repertory-based program explores the historical legacy of two triumphs in the international history...
George A. Lopez, a vice president at the United States Institute of Peace, will deliver a free public lecture titled “With All the World’s Violence, Where is Peace?” at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. Lopez is an international expert on the...
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Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, Oct. 18, see Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s...
Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, October 11, see Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth. Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s...

News Release

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...
Two exhibitions, "Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument" and "Playing It Forward: German Expressionism to Expressionism Today," will open with a reception on Friday, Jan. 23, at Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will run...
Writers@Grinnell expects to increase its RBI with a Feb. 16 reading by noted sportswriter Marty Dobrow. The author of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream” and “Going Bigtime: The Spectacular Rise of UMass Basketball” will read from his...

Venue

The Faulconer Gallery in Bucksbaum presents exhibitions year-round, ranging from the annual Student Art Salon to traveling exhibitions from world-renowned artists. Students work with the gallery’s professional staff  as interns, gallery attendants, and arts outreach providers...

Group Info

Your safety and the security of all on-campus property and programs is the focus of Grinnell’s Office of Campus Safety and Security.  The security staff complements Grinnell’s philosophy of self-governance and personal responsibility by working with students, faculty members,...
Presenting exhibitions of regional, national, and international art year-round, Faulconer Gallery is the nucleus of Grinnell’s Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of more than 6,000 objects offer diverse classroom and research learning...
Live Well Grinnell serves students, faculty, and staff through multidimensional wellness programming.  This includes activity classes such as spinning and yoga, preventative interventions such as flu shots, credit courses such as “The Off Campus Kitchen”, fitness center...

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