While we were spending a lot of time on the back-end of our web management, our site grew, organically, freely, and not necessarily coherently. So we decided to take the next, long overdue step: to look what the actual user experience. Normally, people are scared of the audits and the consequences they might bring. We were different. We were begging for our audit. We wanted someone with hands on, real world experience to look at our site and the ways we use it.
Library service disruption Thursday July 19th: The library catalog will be unavailable on Thursday, July 19, while we upgrade our catalog software. Services should be restored by 6:00 pm. To search for books at the Grinnell College Libraries on July 19, please use WorldCat (http://grinnellcollege.worldcat.org) and limit your search to “Grinnell College Libraries.”
John Christian Rommereim
Professor of Music
Blanche Johnson Professor of Music
The professorship was established in 1997 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. in memory of his aunt, Blanche Johnson, who was a small town piano teacher, educated at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was previously held by Jonathan Chenette.
William D. Ferguson
Professor of Economics
Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics
The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair was Bradley Bateman.
Vincent Eckhart (1996). Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Utah.
Timothy S. Dobe (2005). Associate Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Harvard Divinity School.
The Postgraduate Success Working Group encountered a perception among various constituents on campus that Grinnellians thought pursuing a career with a for-profit organization was anti-Grinnellian. Yet when we asked individuals on campus if for-profit careers were consistent with a Grinnell education, many said yes. Intrigued by this paradox, we surveyed all 282 faculty members, 485 staff members, and 1,632 students (a total of 2,399 individuals) last semester; 46 percent of the faculty, 31 percent of the staff, and 24 percent of the students responded.
Student Work presented at SIAM PP12
Strategic Plan Update, February 2012
During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan steering committee. The committee will draw from this list to develop strategic themes and further develop a subset of ideas that will be pursued in the strategic plan.
Alumni Engagement: Engage alumni with one another, with faculty, and with students through:
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are:
- Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic)
- Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (Favorite Film Adaptation)
- Saturday, Janaury 28 at 9:00 p.m. Silence of the Lambs (Favorite Movie Thriller)
All screenings are open to the public.