Discover Grinnell Programs – September 21 and October 5
The Office of Admission is gearing up for our annual Discover Grinnell Programs on Friday, September 21 and Friday, October 5, 2012. These programs are designed for prospective students and their families to experience the Grinnell College community. We make every effort to present a thoughtful and comprehensive picture of the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities available to our students.
During the Discover Grinnell Programs, students are able to spend the night in one of the residence halls with a current student host, attend class, eat in the dining hall, and take a tour of campus. We also offer a variety of informational sessions featuring faculty, staff and current students.
We rely on the entire college community to make the Discover Grinnell Programs a success. We could not offer these programs without great cooperation and flexibility from all staff, faculty and current students. We would like to thank the entire Grinnell College community for generously hosting the prospective students and their families!
The Discover Grinnell Programs are coordinated by Jennifer Hirsch, Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Campus Visits and Events, with a great deal of help from the rest of the Admission staff. We are always looking to further refine the program and welcome any questions or suggestions for the programs. Please contact Jennifer Hirsch (otottjen) with questions and comments.
Do you work at Grinnell College and have kids age 2-12?
...then mark your calendars for "Parent's Night Out" next Friday, September 21! Space still available.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, together with the President's Office, is pleased to announce this evening of campus-sponsored childcare so you can enjoy a Friday night out. Grinnell College student-athlete volunteers will supervise activities for your kids in the Bear Recreation and Athletic Center while you enjoy a relaxing evening. Program supervisor is Abby Copeman '01 (a Grinnell College grad with a master's degree in child development). Karen Veerhusen-Langerud (director/lead teacher of the Grinnell College Preschool) is program co-coordinator.
Please see the attached announcement and registration forms for more information.
The activities will be limited to 50 children, and registrations will be accepted in the order in which they're received, so register early!
Family Weekend Hours
The College Bookstore, on campus, will extend hours for Family Weekend. Saturday, 9/29, the College Bookstore will be open 9 am – 5pm. The Pioneer Bookshop, downtown, will be open on Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.
National Student Day is October 4
On Thursday, October 4, the College Bookstore celebrates National Student Day sponsored by the National Association of College Stores. There will be treats and prizes in the bookstore from 2pm – 5pm. Keep up with the activities by going to the Grinnell College Bookstore facebook page. Or, go here to find out more about the national celebration http://www.nationalstudentday.com/
Bookstore White Wall has a new question
Some of you may have seen the "White Wall" on the front of the bookstore. The White Wall asks questions and people are allowed to express themselves on the wall with answers. Periodically, the wall is painted white again and the White Wall asks a new question. Previous questions have been "What makes Grinnell Distinctive?" and "Advice for the Class of 2016?". The next question is "How and why do you volunteer in your community?"