2012-13 Convocation/Public Events Schedule
September 29 Harris Concert Hall Public Events Performance: The Second City
October 1 Herrick Chapel Public Events Performance: Des Moines Symphony
October 3 Herrick Chapel Scholars' Convocation: Raynard Kington
Reception for Lakesia Johnson and Mirzam Pérez
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Joe Rosenfield Center Room 101
Baylor University Press cordially invites you to a reception in honor of:
Iconic Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman
The Comedia of Virginity Mary and the Politics of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater
Women's Health Focus & Baby Fair
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Location: Grinnell-Newburg Community High School
Cost: Free to Grinnell College Staff
**limited number of free tickets available
- first-come, first-served, one ticket per person
The humble Hula Hoop. It's not just a kid's toy anymore! The hoop can be a powerful vehicle for personal discovery and transformation. You can "Have a Hoopla" when Grinnell Regional Medical Center brings Theresa Rose, a.k.a Hoop Woman, to the 2012 Women's Health Focus & Baby Fair. Theresa delights and inspires women by performing lessons she's learned both in and out of the hoop. In her unique presentation, "Get Big: The Hoop Woman's Guide to Living Freely and Fully", Theresa will show women how to turbo-charge their energy and unleash their potential. Tickets to this event include exhibits, speaker, dinner, party favors, and a chance to win many door prizes.
In the Last name field, add "Grinnell College". When asked how you will pay for your ticket, indicate "check". GRMC will send a bill to the Office of Human Resources who will be sponsoring your attendance. Once you complete registration, an email will be sent to the email account you provided so that you may print your ticket to the event.
**Childcare is available for this event
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., Faulconer Gallery
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: Sarah Purcell "Seeing Corpses: Death and Visual Culture during the U.S. Civil War"
Thursday, September 20, 4:15 p.m., Faulconer Gallery
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., Faulconer Gallery
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., Faulconer Gallery
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.