Events

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  Exhibition:   Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Iowa Year:   2011 Price:   $20 Dimensions:   9 x 9 in. 48 pp. Catalog with essays by Paul Kruty, Professor of Architectural History, University of Illinois, and Daniel Strong, Curator,...
Exhibition Date:  3 Feb 2006 - 17 Mar 2006 School Year:  2005 - 2006 Location:  Faulconer Gallery This exhibition, comprised of images reproduced in the British journal The New Age (1910-1914), explores Walter Sickert's impact on British modernism. The works in the...

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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 was designed to house...
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...
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,...

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"Students have a lot of influence on this campus," says Pooj Padmaraj '13."They're not just going to class." He talks about how his work as a campus concerts coordinator and his religious studies major are two parts of a holistic Grinnell experience in which academics and...

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Grinnellians in town this summer can grab some free popcorn and enjoy old and new classics at the College’s Movies under the Stars nights. Upcoming movies: Friday, July 18: Animated fantasy-comedy Frozen Friday, Aug. 8: Heartwarming sports drama The Blind Side All movies are...
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 (...
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are: Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic) Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p....
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...
The presiding officer’s heavy wooden gavel comes smashing down on the table as the opening theme to Lady Gaga’s new single blares from my computer speakers. My friend and I flinch, sigh, and exit the YouTube window, shaking our heads at yet another failed attempt to spice up the...
Author:   Maggie Kamraczewski ’10 Kisses are being dispensed around the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (CRSSJ). Well, Hershey’s kisses, that is. But the giddy mood is infectious nonetheless. Sure, some jaded college students may dismiss the...
Donna V. Jones, associate professor in of English at the University of California–Berkeley, will present “Immortal Inequalities: Towards a Critique of Futurist Discourse” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Rosenfield Center Room 101. The free event is open to the public. Jones...
  OPERA Iowa, a division of the Des Moines Metro Opera, is performing Donizetti’s comic masterpiece Elixir of Love at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Roberts Theatre. No tickets are necessary for this free public performance. Elixir of Love is a tale of star-crossed lovers who...
Grinnellians in town this summer can grab some free popcorn and enjoy old and new classics at the College’s Movies under the Stars nights. Friday, June 20: Classic coming of age comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Friday, July 18: Animated fantasy-comedy Frozen Friday, Aug. 8:...
The moon, Jupiter, and Mars will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and observatory director, will lead the...
Grinnell College is proud to participate in the 2014 Iowa Private College Week (IPCW). Each year, IPCW hosts approximately 5,000 Iowa students and families, many of whom will visit the Grinnell College campus as part of their IPCW experience. Corey McClain, assistant director of...
  This April marks the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which lasted three months.  Former United Nations war crimes prosecutor Don Webster will give a free public talk on “Litigating History/Prosecuting the Rwandan Genocide” at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday,...
Grinnell College has once again partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the Met’s 2013-14 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, March 15, watch Massenet’s Werther. Join Kelly Maynard at 11:30 a.m. for in introductory opera talk. Maynard,...
Noted scholar and media commentator Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will deliver his speech, “Race, Racism, and Race Relations in America,” at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Herrick Chapel. “A few members of Concerned Black Students had the chance to...
For the first 15 years of her life, Rae Sikora ate meat with impunity. “I was eating it every day,” says the activist and ethical vegan. “I never connected the dots.” Everything changed 43 years ago during an exchange with a clerk at a leather store. That day changed the animal...
  Organized Rhythm brings their unorthodox combination of percussion and organ to Grinnell in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Herrick Chapel. Free tickets are required for this public event. They are available beginning noon Thursday, Feb. 13 from Grinnell’s box...
  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...
Iowa State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad, who has represented the state’s 35th district, including Des Moines, since 2007, will speak at Grinnell College at 8 p.m. Monday, May 5. His talk, “Real Conversation, Removing the Mask,” will take place in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center...
When Isabella “Izzy” Sanchez Leo ’14 noticed an increase in racist and xenophobic outbursts in European soccer games, she developed the topic into a paper she will present Friday during Grinnell College’s Peace Studies Conference. “Soccer is the most popular sport in the world,...
  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...
Thomas Rayfiel '80, the author of six novels, returns to campus for the Writers@Grinnell creative writing series. He will present two events on Thursday, Sept. 18: Roundtable, 4:15 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 209 Reading, 8 p.m., Rosenfield Center, Room 101 Both events are...

News Release

Africa’s current and future roles in the international arena will be the focus of a week-long symposium at Grinnell College, Apr. 9-13, sponsored by the college’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights. A former ambassador to Ethiopia,...
Family photos, old and new, reconstruct memories in the summer exhibition opening at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery on June 24. Using digital photographic techniques, California-based artist Liz Steketee offers creative insights into the art of photographs that explore the...
GRINNELL, IA— Artists John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber build works that challenge assumptions about digital art in the exhibition, “Hybrid Media: John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber,” opening Friday, April 9, in Faulconer Gallery on the Grinnell College campus. Both...
“Kind Favor, Kind Letter, “ a collaborative exhibition by Grinnell College faculty artist Lee Emma Running; Tatiana Ginsberg of Mount Holyoke College; and Santa Fe sculptor Kate Carr, will open Jan. 28 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. The installation of handmade paper,...
2010 World Food Prize laureate Jo Luck, president of Heifer International, will deliver a public lecture at Grinnell College on Wed., Oct. 12 about her experiences in leading the world hunger assistance organization. Her lecture, “Listening, Learning, Leading on the Global Stage...
Grinnell College has partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the final three shows of the 2011-12 season “Live in HD” at the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. Each show will be preceded by a half-hour opera talk by Jennifer Williams Brown, associate...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 18-21, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, assistant professor of...
The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson, Mar. 10-13, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Professor Emeritus of Theatre Sandy Moffett,...
The Grinnell College Cultural Films Committee will present a screening of “UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS, a LIVE DOCUMENTARY!” on Sun., Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green will be on site to narrate the documentary...
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, 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...
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—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...
World-renowned opera star and Iowa native Simon Estes will present and perform at Grinnell College during a two-day residency, Nov. 2-3. The internationally known bass-baritone will perform on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The Grinnell...
World-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at Grinnell College, Thurs., Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The New Orleans jazz band—tuba, trombone, drums, trumpet, piano, clarinet and saxophone—derives its name from the venerable music...
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...
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...
Writers@Grinnell will open its fall semester program with a reading from novelist and essayist Natalie Bakopoulos on Thurs., Sept. 13. All readings will be in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center on the Grinnell College campus at 8 p.m. unless noted. "We have an incredible...
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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The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights prepares students for a lifetime of civic engagement and connects the Grinnell community to the broader social and political issues that define the world beyond Grinnell. The program enriches the...

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The Umoja Conference is an annual program created by a network ofAfrican groups and organizations in the Midwest. The word "Umoja" is aSwahili word that means "Unity". The purpose of the Umoja Conference isto discuss pertinent issues concerning the African continent and...