Academic Offices

Manhattan Film Institute

Registration for the 2014 Summer Season of the Manhattan Film Institute is now open.  The program will take place from July 6-20, 2014 on the North Fork of Long Island.

MFI is a boutique film conservatory that offers a unique opportunity for college students who want to expand or create their reel in just 2 weeks time while supplementing their college education with hands on classes taught by industry professionals as well as experienced actors, writers, and directors.
 

Directed Research

Directed Research

Directed Research (299 or 399) is an opportunity for a student to work under the continuous direction of a faculty member on a research project, often of the faculty director’s design. Directed research, in comparison to projects conducted under the rubric of a Mentored Advanced Project, has less formal application procedures and does not necessarily have the expectation of producing results intended for dissemination to the wider scholarly community.

More information: [link to catalog]

Plus 2

Plus 2

A course-related independent study option referred to as the “Plus-2” permits a student to choose an independent study component that adds two credits to a regular course. With the approval of the instructor, this option is available in some courses above the introductory (100) level. The Plus-2 provides opportunities for more extensive work in some aspect of a course, for more extensive exploration of general literature of a course, for additional studio or laboratory activity, or for other corollary work.

More information: [link to catalog]

Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs)

Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs)

Many academic programs offer a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), either as independent study or in the context of a seminar. The MAP, closely guided by a faculty director, gives upper-level students opportunity to culminate a sequence of academic work by completing an advanced project in research or creative arts.

MAPs currently offered include: [link to department MAP offerings]

The Noun Grant

The Noun Grant

The Noun Grant supports internships that focus on women and/or LGBTQ communities and that offer students first-hand experience working for feminist, queer, and anti-racist organizations. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying.

For more information, please contact Astrid Henry.

Awards and Funding - Noun Program

Jeanne Burkel Award in Women's Studies

The award was established in 1986 through gifts in memory of Mrs. Burkle by her family and friends. She was the wife of Professor Howard Burkle. Mrs. Burkle, art historian and lecturer in Religious Studies was a strong advocate of women's studies at Grinnell College. 

This award is made at Commencement to a graduating student who, in academic and co-curricular activities, has “advanced the cause of women and gender equality.” The award this year will be in the amount of $1,000.00. 

Internships

The Peace and Conflict Studies Program supports internships that deepen students' understanding of the causes of violence and violations of human dignity and give them direct experience applying creative strategies for conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation in international, intergroup, or interpersonal disputes.

Community Meditation

In addition to our major projects, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program provides continuing coordination and support for the small claims mediation program in Poweshiek County. On the third Mondays of every month, volunteer mediators handle cases scheduled for mediation at the Montezuma courthouse.

Volunteer small claims mediators:

Nancy Cadmus
Otto Hall
Val Vetter

A full list of undergraduate service opportunities is available through the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program.

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