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The Magical Place

Fri, 2009-12-04 02:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Originally published in the Summer 1976 Grinnell Magazine

Before I recount my tale about The Magical Place, I want to make one simple observation: Angels fly because they take themselves so lightly.

Once upon a time, a little boy named Jimmy discovered himself in a magical place. The place was like an island in a sea of gold or white or green, depending upon the season, as Jimmy was to learn.

Reviewing Tosca

Fri, 2009-12-04 02:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Each student in the course Tyrants and Tunesmiths: Music and the State in Modern Europe wrote a review based upon the experience of the performance, but adopting the perspective of a particular cultural or political figure from the original premiere in 1900 in Rome.

According to Assistant Professor of History Kelly Maynard, the exercise provides a good way for students to apply the historical training they have been receiving in this unique course to their evening at the opera.

Two students share their reviews:

Calisch wins prestigious Roy W. LeClere Award

Thu, 2009-12-03 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Grinnell College's Sam Calisch '10 (pictured) has won the prestigious Roy W. LeClere Award winner for academic excellence.

The award goes to the Midwest Conference male student-athlete who had the highest grade point average during his junior year while lettering in at least two league sports. It is named for Roy W. LeClere, a collegiate sports enthusiast whose passion for the MWC led friends and co-workers to originally sponsor the award as a memorial in his honor.

Bruce is MWC Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week

Mon, 2009-11-23 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College's Kelly Bruce '12 has been named the Midwest Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week.

Bruce, from Middleton, Wis. (Middleton HS), earned an NCAA provisional standard in one-meter diving when she scored 259.50 in six dives at a home dual meet with Loras College Friday. She not only won that event, but claimed victory in three-meter diving, as well.

For the season, Bruce has won five diving crowns in three dual meets. She set the school record for one-meter diving (11 dives) last season with a score of 420.45.

Leslie named to Scholar All-Region Team

Thu, 2009-11-12 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Grinnell College's Frances Leslie '10 was named to the honorable mention list of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Central Region Women's Team.

The forward also helped the Pioneer women claim the 2009 Team Academic Award from the NSCAA. Leslie led the Pioneers in goals in 2009, including a four-goal performance against Illinois College that was just one shy of the school record.

Grinnell's men had two honorees on the All-North Central/Region Team, as JP Prouty '10 was named to the first team and Alex Exarhos '10 the second team.

Krauss selected for NCAA National Cross Country Meet

Tue, 2009-11-10 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Dan Krauss '12 of Grinnell College has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 21 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Highland, Ohio.

A total of 32 teams and 56 individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who were not a part of a qualifying team, were picked to participate in the national meet.

Krauss, who ranks among the fastest Pioneers in the history of the program, turned in an All-Central Region performance Saturday at Oakland Acres Golf Course. He finished 13th in the meet with a clocking of 25:26.3.

Reeder named MWC Volleyball Player of the Year, Hutchison is Coach of the Year

Sun, 2009-11-01 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Claire Reeder '11 of Grinnell College has been named the 2009 Midwest Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, while the Pioneers' Jackie Hutchison was tabbed the league's Coach of the Year.

The Pioneers enjoyed a historic season in which they qualified for the MWC Championships for the first time since a qualifying system was implemented in 2005. Grinnell finished third in league with a 5-4 mark.

Reeder makes all-tournament team at Benedictine event

Sat, 2009-10-10 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Claire Reeder '11 (pictured) was named to the all-tournament team as the Grinnell College volleyball squad posted a 1-3 mark at the Benedictine University Invitational over the weekend.

The Pioneers, 14-18 overall, defeated Monmouth College 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 in their first match and lost matches to Wheaton 25-18, 25-18, 16-25, 25-16, Benedictine 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 and North Central 25-16, 25-15, 25-19.

Grinnell will play in the Midwest Conference Championships this weekend.