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Baccalaureate Nomination Form

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.

 

Religious Studies Expert Jeffrey Kripal Sets Grinnell College Convocation Talk on Superheroes, Religion, and the Paranormal

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 4:58 pm | Contact: Stacey Schmeidel

 

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.

Scholars' Convocation Proposal Form

Convocation Proposals

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:

Scholars' Convocation

Scholars' Convocation

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.

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