Bookstore Holiday Open House and Sale for Staff
Mark your calendars for Friday, December 7. The College Bookstore has set aside that day to appreciate Grinnell College staff. Enjoy hot spiced cider and get a jump on our 20% off sales event. Books, Apparel and Gifts will be 20% off. Even the clearance apparel will be an additional 20% off. (Some exclusions apply, such as textbooks and the $6 tee.) The $6.00 Grinnell T-shirt is back! They come in 6 colors. The 20% off sale officially begins on December 10 and ends on December 14.
Semester End Bookstore Sale
The end-of-semester 20% off sale at the College Bookstore begins on Monday, December 10. Enjoy 20% off your purchases of apparel, books and gifts through Friday, December 14. (Some exclusions apply.) The $6.00 Grinnell T-shirts have arrived!
Shop the Pioneer Bookshop in December and help the Grinnell High School Library
Help the Grinnell High School library by shopping locally. Because Grinnell College is GHS's Partner in Education, The Pioneer Bookshop will donate 10% of all sales for the month of December to the GHS library. The bookshop features current popular books, books with Iowa connections, children's books, educational toys, Grinnell Pioneers and Grinnell Tiger apparel, and so much more. The Pioneer Bookshop is located in downtown Grinnell at 823 4th Avenue.
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Holiday Hours starting December 16:
Sundays Dec. 16 and Dec. 23 12 noon – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday, Dec. 17 - 21 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday Dec. 22 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Christmas Eve 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Updates from the Staff Council:
The open forum for staff to come together and discuss the strategies for enrollment management being debated by the campus community took place the morning of Thursday, November 29. If you were not able to attend, and have comments, please don't hesitate to send them to email@example.com. Your ideas are important, and will be considered as the council develops the staff position statement regarding the strategies for enrollment management.
Several recent discussions between members of the Staff Council, the Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the Diversity Roundtable have focused on the hiring and retaining of a diverse staff at all levels, non-exempt and exempt. Not only do we strive to hire a diverse workforce, we would like to retain all of our employees. The council would like to hear from you regarding ideas for retaining staff and encouraging diversity in our ranks. Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnering with Communication, we would love your help! Previous surveys have shown that we are all interested in more communication across campus. And we would love to oblige. Part of the Staff Council strategy has been to provide Laurel Leaf updates, but we know you'd like more, and from someone other than the council. Where we get stuck is in deciding how often you'd like to hear information we think would be interesting to all staff. That is where you come in! Please take less than a minute to provide some feedback! At https://survey.grinnell.edu/se.ashx?s=2511374534767FE4, you will find a one question survey soliciting your feedback regarding how often you would like to receive communication, and in what format. And, you'll receive immediate feedback! When you submit your survey, you'll see a running tally of responses. A special thanks to Sarah Anderson, the College's new Director of Internal Communications, for her enthusiasm and support as the council continues to try and encourage open lines of communication across campus.
Bits & Pieces
We are pleased to report that the search for an ombudsman is nearing completion. Look for an announcement shortly! The Council will meet with Raynard on December 11. Let us know if there's any burning question you have, and we'll ask him! Council members Mary and Brent participated in the website user testing, and report it went well. We're looking forward to Grinnell's new web experience early next year.
The following is a message from the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce:
Our efforts focus on connecting new and long-standing residents through social, civic, charitable and professional activities.
If you live and/or work in the Grinnell area, this is the group for you! Get updates on fun events and activities in the community and have a built-in group of friends to attend those things with.
Membership is free and open to all, to join send an email to email@example.com or find our group on Facebook!