The Research Pro server will be offline from 9:00pm to Midnight on Saturday 2/4/2012 for maintenance. Once the system is brought back online, there should be no outstanding problems, and full functionality should be restored.
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are:
- Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic)
- Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (Favorite Film Adaptation)
- Saturday, Janaury 28 at 9:00 p.m. Silence of the Lambs (Favorite Movie Thriller)
All screenings are open to the public.
New Faces in the Libraries
We welcome two new Library Research Tutors this spring: Meg Rudy '14 (undeclared) and Liz Holmes '13 (Psychology). Liz, Meg and our returning tutors – Kim Steele, Biva Rajbhandari, Victoria Vertilo and Mateo Jarquin – will provide research tips and strategies online and at Burling's Research Desk. Please stop by!
The campus community has selected the three films for the 6th annual Favorite Films Festival. The films are:
- Movie Thriller: Silence of the Lambs
- Cult Classics: The Big Lebowski
- Film Adaptations: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 27-29. More information about screening dates and times will be announced.
Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s festival entries.
Transparency Working Group Report, December 13
The Transparency Working Group’s charge is to collect, organize and share feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the various strategic planning working groups and report the work of the working groups to these constituents.
Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:
The Libraries are now accepting Food for Fines, now through December 10. Students can bring in up to 10 canned or boxed food items for the MICA food pantry and reduce their library fines ($1 per item). Items will be collected at the Burling and Kistle circulation desks.
The Libraries' trial of the Films on Demand video streaming service has been extended until December 21, 2011. Patrons may access the full range of films available through the service and are encouraged to share their views of the service as we evaluate it for possible subscription.
To access Films of Demand, the URL and login information is below:
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments.
Grinnell College has chosen six new students to serve partner organizations in the Grinnell community through the Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management program. The program, inaugurated last year, places Grinnell College students in paid positions with local non-profit organizations. The program’s unique structure, most notably the one-year commitment of students to their organization, offers many benefits to the apprentices and their host organizations. Student apprentices benefit from the time the non-profit directors invest in their professional growth and skill development.