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Fall 2014 Applications

Here you'll find our volunteer application for the fall of 2014.

Note: Because of Department of Corrections/Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center regulations, students under the age of 18 are not eligible to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering and you are under 18 but will be turning 18 during the semester, you can still fill out an application and we will try to work you in during the semester.


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Rosenfield Fall 2013 Preview

Explore topics that affect us all through the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights.

Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies affecting both.  The Rosenfield Program plans a wide array of co-curricular activities and connects the Grinnell campus to on-going developments in public affairs.

Fall 2013 activities include:

  • Year-long symposium on the war on drugs. Activities begin on Oct. 2 with a Scholar’s Convocation by Dawn Porter, director of Gideon’s Army.
  • A symposium on the legacy of Title IX Sept. 16–19. Presenters include:
    • Angela Ruggiero, four-time Olympic medalist and president of the Women's Sports Foundation,
    • Mary Jo Kane, professor and director, of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport;
    • Joanna L. Grossman, Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law at Hofstra Law School;
    • Kristin Lombardi; and
    • Dee Fairchild.

There will also be a screening of "Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority." Mink co-authored Title IX.

  • Scholar's Convocation by Winona LaDuke, American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist and writer on Sept. 25.
  • Visit by Jeetander Dulani '98,  Rosenfield Program Alumni in Residence Oct. 9–11. Activities include a presentation on "The Wrongly Convicted, the 6th Amendment and Habeas Corpus," roundtable lunches, student legal workshops, and career connections.
  • World Food Prize lecture by Dr. Louise Fresco on Oct. 16.
  • Book signing by David Roll, author of The Hopkins Touch, on Oct. 29.
  • Bread for the World Roundtable on Nov. 1.

In addition, the Rosenfield Program will co-sponsor the Grinnell Prize symposium in November.  The keynote speaker will be Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and a leading advocate for the abolition of the death penalty.

Visit the Rosenfield Program for more information.



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Mentored Advanced Projects (MAP)

In a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), you’ll work closely with a faculty member on a research or creative project that integrates the knowledge and skills you’ve gained at Grinnell. Many MAPs result in papers, presentations, performances, and exhibits that share the results of the project regionally, nationally — even internationally. Nearly 40 percent of Grinnell students complete a MAP.