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Abe H. Rosenbloom Field

Located in a natural bowl north of 10th Avenue, Rosenbloom Field was made possible by a gift from Virginia Whitney Rosenbloom '36 and Abe H. Rosenbloom '34. The Pioneers observed the occasion of the field's dedication on Oct. 4, 1975, by defeating Carleton 36-26. Rosenbloom Field has a seating capacity of 1,500. A former member of the Grinnell Advisory Board and other college committees, Abe Rosenbloom played football at Grinnell from 1931 to 1933. He played guard and was one of the Missouri Valley Conference's smallest gridders (5'6" and 170 pounds). He averaged more than 45 minutes a game playing time during a 24-game varsity career and was named to the Des Moines Register's all-Missouri Valley Conference squad in 1932 and 1933. On the south side of the field, a memorial recalls the 100th anniversary of the first intercollegiate football game played west of the Mississippi. The game took place on the Grinnell campus on Nov. 16, 1889. On the north side, a marker commemorates the first 50 years of football in the West, and recalls the same game, played in 1889, Grinnell College vs. the University of Iowa. Grinnell won, 24-0.

Baseball Diamond

Grinnell plays baseball on a complex just north and east of the President's residence. The field was renovated prior to the 2009 season. Highlights of the complex include a dirt warning track, black vinyl fencing, large dugouts, home and visitor bull pens, a double tunnel batting cage and bleacher seating for fans. Straightaway centerfield is 400 feet from home plate.

Darby Gymnasium

Darby Gymnasium is home for the Grinnell College men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the Pioneer volleyball squad. The state-of-the-art arena, which opened in 2005, seats 1,250 fans and is highlighted by a vibrant student section that is called the "Scarlet Sea."

ARH 102 - Kallaus Lecture Hall

Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Chalkboard (2)
  • Computer - Mac/Windows
  • Av: Data Projection
  • Document Camera
  • DVD/CD Player (International)
  • Laptop Ready
  • Wireless Handheld and Laper Microphones
  • Network/Internet Access
  • Projection Screen (2)
  • Projector - 35mm Slide
  • Sound System Interface
  • Transparency Overhead Proj
  • VCR (International)
  • Clock
  • Electrical Outlets (Per Plug) (18)
  • Carpet Flooring
  • Lectern/Podium
  • Lectern/Podium - Tabletop
  • Lighting - Dimmable, Variable
  • Phone
  • Seating - Chair
  • Seating - Tiered, Fixed Benches (38) (72 seats)
  • Table - Fixed, Rectangular Less than 8-feet (37)
  • Windows - Darkening (10)

Ward Field

Ward Field, now an open grassy area near the East Campus residence halls, was the site of the College's football stadium from 1911 to 1974. Ward Field itself was first used in 1893. The Ward Field football stadium was torn down in 1976 and the area was landscaped to provide one large, open area for playing fields. Ward Field also served for a time as the varsity men's soccer field.

Tennis Courts

Grinnell College's tennis courts, north of 10th Avenue, have recently been resurfaced and contain windscreens. Set up in blocks of two courts, the facility provides tremendous viewing areas for fans and coaches.

ARH 120

Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Chalkboard (2)
  • Computer - Mac/Windows
  • Data Projection
  • Document Camera
  • DVD/CD Player (Usa Only)
  • Laptop Ready
  • Network/Internet Access
  • Projection Screen
  • Transparency Overhead Proj
  • VCR (USA Only)
  • Clock (2)
  • Electrical Outlets (Per Plug) (16)
  • Carpet Flooring
  • Lectern/Podium - two tabletops
  • Lighting - Dimmable, Variable
  • Phone
  • Seating - Moveable Chairs (36)
  • Tables - Rectangular, Less Than 8-feet (18)
  • Windows - Darkening (12)

$1 million "capstone award" from HHMI boosts intermediate-level science education

Thursday, May. 24, 2012 7:30 pm | Contact: Des Moines Register; e! Science News; Iowa Higher Education

Grinnell College has received a $1 million science education “capstone award” from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), one of the nation’s largest private funders of biomedical research and education.

Faculty promoted to new ranks for 2012-13 academic year

Tuesday, May. 8, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2012-13 academic year:

  • Promoted to associate professor with tenure: David Cook-Martin (sociology); Janet Davis (computer science); Timothy Dobe (religious studies); Jacob Willig-Onwuachi (physics).
  • Promoted to full professor: Vincent (Vince) Eckhart (biology); Jin Feng (Chinese and Japanese); David Harrison (French and Arabic); Elaine Marzluff (chemistry).
  • Moving from active teaching to senior faculty status: Sigmund (Sig) Barber (German); Victoria Brown (history); Robert (Bob) Cadmus (physics); Robert (Tim) Chasson (art); Janice (Jan) Gross (French and Arabic); Jennifer Michaels (German); Charles (Chuck) Sullivan (biology); Roger Vetter (music).
  • Moving from senior faculty status to emerita/emeritus status: Diane (Dee) Fairchild (physical education); Helen Scott (Russian); Christopher McKee (library); Saadi Simawe (English).

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.