Des Moines Metro Opera brings hilarious intrigue and star-crossed love to Roberts Theatre in free public performance.
The Commencement Committee requests your input for some important commencement weekend activities. Baccalaureate is a serious, student-organized activity held on the Sunday of Commencement Weekend. It features faculty speakers, student speakers, words from the President, and the awarding of honorary class memberships. The Commencement Committee would like your input as they work to select the speakers for this gathering.
Nominations are due by March 1.
Groundbreaking Irish dance group Hammerstep and world-renowned cellist Dave Eggar perform Jan. 27.
Internationally respected professor and scientist Judith Klinman presents a Scholars’ Convocation—After Science, There’s Laundry.
Grinnell, Iowa -- Jeffrey Kripal—a prominent religious scholar who also has written about mutants, mystics, comic book superheroes and the paranormal—will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Titled “Authors of the Impossible: How to Think About the Paranormal,” the talk will take place in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Religious studies expert Jeffrey Kripal talks about superheroes, religion, and the paranormal.
World-renowned classical sitarist Anoushka Shankar brings her experimental composition and virtuoso playing to Herrick Chapel on Monday, Nov. 11.
Set the mood for Halloween with spooky organ music, a dimly lit chapel, and treats. Costumes optional.
Proposals for the 2014-15 academic year are DUE November 15, 2013. Preliminary proposals for future years are still being accepted. By allowing for a multi-year horizon, we may be able to invite speakers whose schedules of engagement are very full. Divisions, departments, faculty or staff groups, individual faculty or staff members, or student groups may submit proposals. In making its decisions, the Committee will consider several factors:
For over 30 years, the Scholars' Convocation series has created a common educational experience shared by the entire Grinnell College community. Established in the late 1970s in response to the college's move to an open curriculum, the accessible interdisciplinary nature of convocation offers an intellectual encounter that transcends disciplinary boundaries.