New Blank Park Zoo Discount
The Office of Community Enhancement & Engagement is pleased to announce that Grinnell College has teamed up with the Blank Park Zoo to offer exciting membership savings to faculty and staff. Because Grinnell College is a new corporate member of the Blank Park Zoo, employees can now receive a $10 savings on the membership rate. By becoming a member of the Blank Park Zoo, you will receive many great benefits including:
- Free admission to the Zoo all year long
- Subscription to their Zoo Tracks member newsletter
- Free or discounted admission to more than 200 zoos and aquariums across the country. To view their reciprocity list, go to: http://www.blankparkzoo.com/documents/filelibrary/pdf/Reciprocity.pdf
To learn more about how to purchase your $10 discounted Blank Park Zoo membership, please log on to Pioneer Web at https://pioneerweb.grinnell.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp . Select the "Community" tab, go to "My Organizations Plus" and select "Employment Resources." The Zoo membership information is located under "Benefit Perks."
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Robyn Berardo at BERARDOR@Grinnell.EDU or call extension 4818.
Training Opportunity: "Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: 10 Skills to Increase Your Diversity Competency"
Presentation by Dr. Maura J. Cullen
August 23, 2012
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Open to Staff, Faculty and Students
Presentation by Dr. Maura J. Cullen, Author of "35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say that Widen the Diversity Gap".
Description: Many of our conversations around diversity have us walking on eggshells. This program offers practical ways to quickly transform the quality and effectiveness of our interactions. Participants will learn ten very common statements that are often well intended but may be offensive. Knowing the actual statements is helpful, however, the real learning comes by implementing the ten core concepts that ultimately increases diversity skills and competency for you and those you work with.
Dr. Cullen is considered one of the foremost authorities on issues of diversity and leadership having worked with over 500 organizations with audiences ranging from 8 to 8,000 people. She has been referred to as being the best there is at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational manner.
"Maura is one of the most outstanding diversity educators I have ever witnessed. I call Maura the Lily Tomlin or Whoopi Goldberg of the diversity circuit. You will laugh one minute and be teary-eyed the next. Your school or organization will be forever changed because of her presence."
Light refreshments will be served.
August 31, 2012 - October 14, 2012
The Becker Archive contains approximately 650 drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, 19th-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper observing, drawing, and sending back for publication images from the camps and battlefields of the Civil War. Additional drawings capture the construction of the railroads, the Chinese in the American West, the Indian wars and other aspects of 19th-century American culture.
This exhibition features over 100 drawings from the Becker Archive that document in lively and specific ways key developments in the history of the United States of America.
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection is curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher and premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College. The traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.
Opening Reception: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
Friday, August 31, 4:15 – 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Yoga in the Gallery with Monica St. Angelo
Mondays and Thursdays, September 6 – October 11, 12:15 -12:50 p.m.
Connecting breath and movement, this short 30-minute yoga practice offers a midday break. Enjoy warming and invigorating poses, finishing with a period of relaxation. For beginners and experienced practitioners. Mats provided.
Co-sponsored by Faulconer Gallery and Live Well Grinnell.
Saturday, September 15 (October 6), Noon - 5 p.m.
The Sons of Union Veterans will provide a living history camp presentation on the lawn just north of the Faulconer Gallery as a special part of the Faulconer's Community Day. Families can also enjoy Civil War era games, hands-on activities, refreshments and tour Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection.
Gallery Talk: Sarah Purcell "Seeing Corpses: Death and Visual Culture during the U.S. Civil War"
Thursday, September 20, 4:15 p.m.
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Rosenfield Program Sarah Purcell will put the Faulconer's exhibition in the broader context of Civil War visual culture. Pulling from her scholarship on the meanings of Civil War death, she will relate Civil War drawings to the larger culture of photographs, print culture, material culture, ephemera, paintings, and other visual forms. Purcell will discuss how the spectacle of death helped to shape the political and social meanings of the Civil War.
Concert: Grinnell Orchestra
Saturday, September 29, 2 p.m.
The Grinnell Orchestra, directed by Associate Professor of Music Eric McIntyre, presents a concert of music related to the Civil War, with tenor Michael Oxley singing popular songs from the era.
Gallery Talk: Judith Bookbinder, curator of Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
Tuesday, October 2, 4:15 p.m.
Professor Judith Bookbinder, Fine Arts Department, Boston College, curator of Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, will speak about the exhibition and the larger collection of drawings from which it was drawn.