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.
Burling has a new energy and water efficient water fountain/cooler on first floor near the elevator. One can fill water bottles or take a drink. Try it out.
Voting for the films to be shown at the sixth annual Grinnell College Favorite Films Festival has begun. Members of the college community are invited to log into PioneerWeb and vote for their favorite films in three categories:
- Movie Thrillers
- Cult Classics
- Film Adaptations
The only limit is that the films must be part of the Grinnell College Libraries' collections.
On July 24, Team Grinnell was among the mass of 15,000 riders dipping their tires in the Missouri River water to kick off RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The annual seven-day ride across the state touts itself as “the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world.” The team enjoyed an extra treat on Thursday as RAGBRAI rolled into town—an overnight stay at the College.
The survey for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival has closed with our highest total participation (263 or 11.2 percent) ever! The final vote totals are below:
- Rear Window – 9
- The Sound of Music - 15
- Planet Earth – 8
- Supersize Me – 8
To break the tie between Planet Earth and Supersize Me, the library's circulation of the films was checked, with Planet Earth having the higher totals.