Set the mood for Halloween with spooky organ music, a dimly lit chapel, and treats. Costumes optional.
"Students have a lot of influence on this campus," says Pooj Padmaraj '13."They're not just going to class." He talks about how his work as a campus concerts coordinator and his religious studies major are two parts of a holistic Grinnell experience in which academics and cocurriculars often complement and reinforce one another.
The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights has enriched campus life for over 30 years by creating exciting co-curricular programs. The Rosenfield Program invites distinguished scholars, public servants, and political and social commentators to Grinnell to talk about important current events and issues. The Rosenfield Program also funds student internships in public affairs, international relations, and human rights to connect Grinnellians to the world and to prepare future global leaders.
Grinnell College hosts hundreds of events annually, from speakers and musical performances to weddings and conferences. Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we can help you plan your event. We are a one-stop shop for reserving space; requesting room layouts, equipment, and food; and pretty much everything else you need to plan an event.
The Umoja Conference is an annual program created by a network ofAfrican groups and organizations in the Midwest. The word "Umoja" is aSwahili word that means "Unity". The purpose of the Umoja Conference isto discuss pertinent issues concerning the African continent and Africanstudents particularly in the diaspora.
This year the African Caribbean Student Union of Grinnell College isproudly hosting this conference.
Date: April 27 - April 29, 2012
Kisses are being dispensed around the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (CRSSJ). Well, Hershey’s kisses, that is. But the giddy mood is infectious nonetheless.
It’s late on a Monday night. I rush down the dark stairs to the basement of Main Hall and pull open the door to Bob’s Underground Café. The wail of a trombone echoes from down the entryway, the piano and bass comp cool through the changes to “So What,” and each slap of the high hat matches my footfall.
The presiding officer’s heavy wooden gavel comes smashing down on the table as the opening theme to Lady Gaga’s new single blares from my computer speakers. My friend and I flinch, sigh, and exit the YouTube window, shaking our heads at yet another failed attempt to spice up the beginning of the Joint Board meeting between the Student Government Association cabinet and senators. We’ve got three new resolutions on the table and four budgets to approve, so we know it will be a long Wednesday night. With hours of debate ahead of us, why not start off with a catchy song?