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African Art at Grinnell College

As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's permanent collection that were used for this exhibit.

Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center

The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, physics, and psychology. Containing modern scientific equipment and instrumentation, the facility has laboratories, classrooms, and seminar rooms, which are equipped with electronic and other modern instructional tools. The building also houses the Kistle Science Library and the Physics Historical Museum. In the northeast section of the building, a greenhouse is used as an instructional and research facility.

Reading Lab

Director Joan Mohan provides individual and small-group instruction to help students: strengthen verbal skills, emphasizing critical comprehension and vocabulary; improve reading efficiency; acquire more effective study strategies (such as managing time, concentrating, remembering, test-taking); improve ESL (English as a Second Language) proficiency and pronunciation. The Reading Lab is located at 1321 Park Street, across from Younker Hall.

Ninth Semester Education Students Fall 2012

  • Harley Chang, his cooperating teachers are Erika Wieh, Na Pan and Brandon Jensen, Valley West High School, Des Moines
  • Rachael Pederson, her cooperating teacher is Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Settlement High School, Tama
  • Wes Phipps, his cooperating teachers are Liz Hansen and Todd Crites, Grinnell-Newburg High School, Grinnell
  • Anne Ross, her cooperating teacher is Kent Kastendick, Grinnell-Newburg High School, Grinnell