Communication

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COMMUNICATIONS

Katherine Kraft Harris '38

Sun, 2013-02-03 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Katherine Kraft Harris ’39 died at Westminster Canterbury Richmond (Va.) on April 23 at the age of 93. Katie, as she was called, was born in Des Moines, Iowa and educated in the public schools there. She attended Grinnell College for her freshman year and then transferred to the University of Iowa, where she was chosen Pep Queen for 1936. She was a member of the Beta Zeta chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned a B.A., with a certificate in journalism, in 1938.

Communications Office

The Office of Communications facilitates all of the College’s internal and external communications. This includes helping faculty and staff members and students publicize events; creating publications such as brochures, newsletters, and invitations; providing photography; and working with the news media. The communications team also produces The Grinnell Magazine quarterly and manages content on the Grinnell College website.

Communication Project Job Request

Please fill out this form to start a publication project. Once you complete the form, a publications team member will schedule a meeting with you. At that meeting, you and the publications team will discuss the project in detail. Following that meeting, the publications team will create a workflow and production schedule that outlines the projects steps and deadlines and the roles and responsibilities of all involved.
We look forward to working with you!

Survival skills for the fittest

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell students learn the ancient skills of hunting and gathering in an unusual course taught by Professor of Anthropology John Whittaker. In this class, students are required to gather acorns and then use prehistoric tools to pulverize them and create a meal (which they are encouraged to taste).

Sociologist available to discuss cultural implications of how we die in era of medical advances

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Grinnell College sociologist Karla Erickson studies “the way people die” and the cultural implications of a rapidly aging population in an era of significant medical advances. As part of her academic research, Erickson trained as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to “live” the role of those who deliver ongoing palliative care. A retirement community in the town of Grinnell provided her with personal access for her research on the intimate connections between patients, families and caregivers.

Liberal Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Contacts: 

 Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education

Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

By Lauren Sieben

Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education

John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted mostly of playing pinochle or spades and watching sitcoms on television. Serving time for burglary, he wanted to better himself, but he had no outlet.

Why writing matters in the digital age

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

With the explosion of online channels like Twitter and text messaging, written communication has become more immediate and, in many cases, abbreviated. Despite this trend, there is still a vital need for people in all fields to know how to write well.

Grinnell takes an encompassing approach to the teaching of writing. The College stands apart from many similar institutions in requiring every tenure-track professor – including mathematicians, sculptors and chemists – to teach writing as part of a first-year tutorial.

Grinnell College president available to discuss student loan overhaul

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

With the recent move to overhaul the federal student loan program , it's an appropriate time to reassess the impact of debt on college graduates.

Grinnell College President Russell Osgood believes that while education loans have been criticized for overly encumbering students, there is a strong case that students are more engaged with their education when they have a personal financial stake in it.

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