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.
The survey for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival has closed with our highest total participation (263 or 11.2 percent) ever! The final vote totals are below:
- Rear Window – 9
- The Sound of Music - 15
- Planet Earth – 8
- Supersize Me – 8
To break the tie between Planet Earth and Supersize Me, the library's circulation of the films was checked, with Planet Earth having the higher totals.
The Food for Fines program is starting this Monday, November 15, and running through November 30. 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 and in the Listening Room.
See the attached poster Food for Fines for more information.
Voting for the 5th annual Favorite Films Festival begins Sunday, November 7. The campus community is invited to vote for their favorite films in the following categories:
The survey can be accessed through PioneerWeb beginning November 7th at midnight. The only requirement is that the film must be a part of Burling Library's video collection. A link is available on the survey to the library's catalog for searching.
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.
George Gershwin’s “American folk opera” Porgy and Bess premiered in 1935 and has been the subject of interest—and controversy—throughout most of its existence. Based on the book Porgy, written by Dubose Heyward, the opera has spawned numerous sound and video recordings. Most of the operatic recordings, including the 1959 film production that has not been re-issued in the United States in 50 years, are housed in Burling Library’s Listening Room.
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.