Lester Alemán ’07 champions diversity at TEDxGrinnell.
Screening of “Fremde Haut,” and noon talk explore queer European cinema, queer rights, and asylum law and policy.
A dozen local projects and initiatives will benefit this year from the College’s Mini-Grant Program.
Artist Faheem Majeed discusses a multifaceted South Side Chicago installation and screens the film “Medium Cool.”
Inspirational global activist Spencer West will deliver a free, public talk about 'redefining possible.
Activist Professor Petra Kuppers will discuss Disability culture pedagogy and social justice on April 22.
Free showing of a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses will be followed by a panel discussion on April 16.
Now is the time to apply for student membership on the Rosenfield Program Committee for 2015-16. All current 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students who have an interest in public affairs, international relations, and human rights are urged to apply.
Free public events will feature prominent speakers on race and social justice.
Grinnell, Iowa - Shoppers can help Grinnell High School students by making purchases at the Pioneer Bookshop during December, when 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the GHS library.
"We, at the Pioneer Bookshop, want to support the love of reading by contributing to the Grinnell High School library," said Cassie Wherry, manager of the College Bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop. "We hope to make it a little easier for the librarian to fulfill the special requests of high school readers and spark the interests of future readers."
Last year, local shoppers raised $1,720 for the GHS library by making purchases at the Pioneer Bookshop in December 2013.
"Grinnell High School students and staff are pleased that the Pioneer Bookstore and Grinnell College have been so generous to donate funds to our library," said GHS librarian Chelsey Kolpin. "In the past, these funds have greatly benefited our library, especially by expanding our series offerings, and classic novels collections.
GHS junior Katrina Sieck said she greatly enjoyed reading Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices" series, which was purchased with the donated funds last year. "The characters were complex and built up throughout each book, and the love triangle was fun to read about," she added.
Sieck also said - that it's great to have the College help support the high school library. Her message to community members about this year’s promotion is simple: "Help support reading at our school by shopping at the Pioneer Bookshop."
About Pioneer Bookshop
Located in downtown Grinnell at 823 Fourth Ave., the Pioneer Bookshop features current popular books, books with Iowa connections, children’s books and educational toys, Pioneer and Tiger apparel, and more. The Pioneer Bookshop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting Monday, Dec. 8, the bookshop will have the following extended holiday hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. On Christmas Eve, the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Grinnell High School junior Katrina Sieck reads a book purchased last year with funds donated to the school library by the Pioneer Bookstore. Photo credit: Chelsey Kolpin