The Rosenfield Center is the central gathering place at Grinnell. In addition to space for a range of campus offices, it contains the central dining room and kitchens of the College, the Spencer Grill, the Crady Mail Room, recreational areas and lounges, a multipurpose room, smaller meeting rooms, classrooms, and a gallery. The Rosenfield Center is named after longtime Grinnell College trustee and benefactor Joe Rosenfield ’25.
The Harris Center is an "event" facility, including a concert hall, a cinema, two concession areas, and an informal lounge. The Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) office and equipment room are also located in the Harris Center. The Harris Center was designed to house large all-campus functions and weekend student activities. The Harris Center serves as a gathering place for student activities such as films, concerts, parties, talent shows, and novelty acts.
The chapel’s interior exhibits the timber-trussed vaulted ceiling typical of the spacious Perpendicular Gothic style. Also characteristic are the high clerestory windows, which admit more light than is the case in other church styles. Seating about 700 people (630 in the nave and 70 in the balcony), the chapel is in basilica form with a narthex or vestibule on the west, broad nave with a center aisle plus side columns and aisles, and apse at the east end.
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.
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on stage and made guest appearances on many popular TV series.
Films selected for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival will be shown Friday, January 28th, through Sunday, January 30th, in the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell College campus. The times and features are:
Friday, January 28th:
4:30 pm -- Planet Earth
7:30 pm -- Planet Earth (cont'd)
10:30 pm -- Planet Earth (cont'd)
Saturday, January 29th:
1:30 pm -- Rear Window
7:30 pm -- Rear Window
10:30 pm -- Rear Window
Sunday, January 30th:
Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.