Faculty Named Chair Installation Ceremony
On Friday October 12th at 5:00 pm in Herrick Chapel, Grinnell College will honor six professors who have achieved academic excellence and were recently selected to hold a named chair. We invite you to come be a part of the honor and to attend a reception afterwards in the rotunda of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
Neverland Players Performance
Friday, Oct 5, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 6, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 7, 2:00 p.m.
Bucksbaum 154 - Wall Theatre Lab
The Neverland Players transform stories by kids in the Grinnell community into wonderful skits! Tickets available the Monday before performances in the Bucksbaum box office.
Grinnell Prize Faculty & Staff Lunch
October 9, 11 am-1 pm, JRC 224B
What is the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize? Faculty and staff are invited to stop by to share a meal with the Prize Office staff and learn more about the Prize and our recently announced 2012 winners:
Cristi Hegranes, founder of Global Press Institute (GPI). GPI empowers women by training and employing them as reporters and uses the resulting high-quality, locally produced journalism to address large-scale, structural social justice issues.
Jacob Wood and William McNulty, co-founders of Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon aids veterans reintegrating into civilian life while providing rapid, effective disaster relief worldwide.
Jane Chen and Linus Liang, co-founders of Embrace and Embrace Innovations. Embrace distributes an innovative, low-cost infant warmer to low-income communities worldwide, and is developing new healthcare products tailored for the developing world.
We can explore class visits, private meetings, workshops, possible short courses or course-embedded travel, volunteer opportunities, and more with the Grinnell Prize winners while they are here during the Prize symposium and award ceremony the week of November 12. You can also find out how to volunteer to review nominations for the 2013 Prize or visit the Prize Volunteer Opportunities page. You can drop by anytime between 11-1; no RSVP required. The Prize Office will provide a sign-in sheet for College employees and pay for those interested in attending.
Know a young innovator for Social Justice? Nominate them for the 2013 Grinnell Prize!
The Grinnell Prize honors innovative individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in advancing positive social change.
Nominations will be accepted through November 5, 2012.
Review the nomination criteria to see if your candidate is eligible, and collaborate with them to submit a nomination!
2012-13 Convocation/Public Events Schedule
October 9 Herrick Chapel Public Events Performance: Ti-Coca and Wanga Neges
October 10 JRC 101 Scholars' Convocation: Mark Umbreit
2012-13 Schedule of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Opera talks begin a half-hour before the listed show time.
October 13, noon: L'Elisir d'Amore, DonizettiOctober 27, noon: Otello, Verdi
All operas are broadcast Live in HD at the Harris Center Cinema. Come a half-hour early to watch the preceding Opera Talk. More information on upcoming productions and tickets go to Metropolitan Opera Schedule.
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.
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.
Gallery Talk: Dr. Helen J. Knowles
"Parchment Slaves! Popular Constitutionalism and Radical Abolitionism"
Friday, October 12, 4:15 p.m.
Radical American abolitionists who theorized about the relationship between the U.S. Constitution and slavery were constantly confronted with the reality of pro-slavery court decisions. Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Helen Knowles will discuss the ways in which one such abolitionist, Lysander Spooner, responded to that reality. Drawing on the archival research for her current book project, she will explain how Spooner's 1840s obsession with proper (read "anti-slavery") judicial interpretations of the text of the Constitution disappeared in the 1850s as he realized that the last best hope for the slaves lay not with the governors, but with the governed.