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Gallo, Stromquist named to All-MWC South elite team; Montgomery is 2nd team pick

Fri, 2009-05-08 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)


Grinnell College softball players Brianna Gallo '11 (left) and Amanda Stromquist '12 (center) have been named to the All-Midwest Conference South Division First Team for the 2009 campaign.

Gallo, a second baseman from Grinnell, Iowa (Grinnell HS), led the Pioneers in batting average (.340), runs scored (20), hits (33) and stolen bases (11). Her stolen base figure ranked third in the Midwest Conference. Gallo was second on the team in on base percentage (.402) and total bases (34).

Grinnell's Kieselbach named All-America Scholar

Tue, 2009-05-05 17:39 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College's Pete Kieselbach '10 (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.To be eligible for the honor, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 79.0, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2.A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

The Firefly Project

Entering the Noyce Science Center's northeastern stairwell, you may note a welcome change to the décor: 27 glowing firefly sculptures, made of wire and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), now line the banister. The fireflies are the result of a summer Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) headed by Janet Davis, assistant professor of computer science, and executed by computer science majors Tim Miller '09 and Pat Rich '10.

Wish You Were Here

This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Spring 2009.

Grinnellians, never known to pass up a good party, were well represented among the throng that streamed into Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 for the inauguration of the United States' first black president, Barack Obama.

For those of us who couldn't be there, the next best thing is a postcard. We got a bunch of them from Grinnellians who were there.

The Kite's-Eye View of Grinnell

Photos by David Montgomery, Sam Calisch, and Anders Ahlberg (all '10)

Did you ever wonder what the kite sees? Three Grinnell students — David Montgomery, Sam Calisch, and Anders Ahlberg (all '10) — were determined to find out. Their kite aerial photography rig captured some fascinating and beautiful images of the Grinnell campus, normally seen only by birds, bats, and insects. Here's a sample of their photos.

Grinnell's Evolving Libraries

From the College's earliest days, the library has been an important place for study, research, and interaction. While the function has remained the same, the form has changed immensely from those early days. Photos and Captions courtesy of the Grinnell College Archives and Catherine Rod, Special Collections Librarian and Archivist of the College.