February 19, 2011, Grinnell will send a team of competitors to Iowa State University (Ames) for the Iowa Collegiate Mathematics Competition. Do you enjoy working on math problems with other people? There are no specific math prerequisites. Our team will be organized by David Romano; contact him by February 8 to participate. Contact him for more information about the contest or visit http://www.central.edu/maa/contest/
What began as a course commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution evolved into a 20-year friendship.
Two Grinnell students recently won awards for research presentations at the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) annual meeting in Des Moines. IPS provides networking opportunities for physiologists in applied research and teaching.
“The IPS experience gives the students an opportunity to interact with undergraduate peers in a local setting before potential attendance and presentation on a broader level,” said Clark Lindgren, professor of biology who encouraged the biology students to attend.
The Libraries wish to thank the faculty for their hard work and time during the Serials Review that took place last academic year. Over a period of several months, faculty collectively reviewed every Library journal and database subscription and recommended a large number of changes. As a result of those changes, the Libraries gained the budget flexibility to add a significant number of new journal and database subscriptions and an additional pay-per-view service.
With the start of the new academic year, Grinnell College has launched a program designed to help the college, its students, local nonprofit organizations and the entire community. Created by Monica Chavez-Silva through the Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement in cooperation with numerous other college offices, the program has chosen six apprentices interested in learning nonprofit management and placed them with six nonprofit organizations in paid positions lasting a year. Five of the organizations are Imagine Grinnell, the Claude W.
New Spaces and Tools:
Consultation Spaces: Two semi-private spaces are now available on Burling's first floor (west side, next to Current Journals) for group meetings. Each accommodates up to 5 people around a table, with power and data. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to schedule these spaces for one-on-one or small-group meetings. They will be available for student group study on a first-come first-served basis when not reserved.
In 2008 the Libraries started a self study to identify our strengths, our weaknesses, and our key directions for the next several years. We were assisted by many faculty, students, and staff across campus. In April 2009, the Dean's Office hosted a pair of external reviewers who met with students, faculty, and staff to prepare their own report of assessment and recommendations. The Libraries submitted a formal response to the External Reviewer's report in April 2010.
On Founder's Day, June 10, Grinnellians worldwide sported their Grinnell gear. They also shared their small world stories. Here is a sampling:
A year after graduation, I was at the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Munich, Germany, and ran into a fellow graduate, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser '74. Six weeks later I ran into her again on a street in Copenhagen. We Grinnellians get around! -Elise Kolbjornsen Anton '75