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It's Easy to Enter the Campus Memo Photo Contest

  1. Snap a cool photo around campus (in good taste, of course)
  2. Share your photo with us via Instagram by tagging it #GCPhotoContest (If you don't have Instagram, email it to communications[at]grinnell[dot]edu)

The contest is open to staff, faculty, and students. Submissions will appear regularly in the Campus Memo and online. Multiple entries will be accepted. Winners will be announced at the end of each semester. The contest will be judged by Justin Hayworth, a photographer in the Office of Communications.

Institutional Identity Milestones to be Presented to Campus

Institutional Identity
All-Campus Milestone presentation
March 6 and 7
Noon, Harris Center Cinema

During these sessions, Patti Crane will provide a framework and an overview of their "Review & Reflection Paper,” which summarizes Crane's deep study of everything Grinnell: their numerous individual and group conversations with faculty, staff, and students; phone interviews with trustees, alumni, students, parents, and college counselors; and their thorough review of our institutional documents and history, including online and print materials, strategic planning reports, Art & Science findings, campus climate surveys, and more. Patti's presentations will provide you the opportunity to hear the Crane team's impressions of Grinnell’s distinctive qualities. They will also share insights into aspects of the College that they feel may be hampering our ability to present our best selves. 

The second part of the presentation will be an unveiling of a first-draft "Promise Statement." This document, which builds on Crane's observations, will provide a first look at the thematic direction of Crane’s recommendations, and will deeply influence the eventual outcome of the work Crane is doing for us. It is vitally important to the success of this project that faculty and our whole community take the time to understand and reflect on Crane’s observations. 

Lunch will be provided.

We would also like to take this opportunity to once again acknowledge the generous support of Trustee Steve Holtze ’68 and his wife, Elizabeth Alexander Holtze ’68, which made Crane’s identity work possible.

Promotions for Grinnell College Faculty Members 2013-14

Sunday, May. 26, 2013 4:15 pm

Grinnell, IA - The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year.

Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics).

Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Paul Hutchison (education); Asani Seawell (psychology); Stephen Sieck (chemistry); Justin Thomas (theatre and dance).  

Promoted to full professor: Shuchi Kapila (English); Sarah Purcell (history); Ralph Savarese (English); Erik Simpson (English).

Moving from active teaching to senior faculty status: Susan Strauber (art); Edmund "ED" Gilday (religious studies); John H. "Jack" Mutti (economics).

 

Moving from senior faculty status to emerita/emeritus status: Elizabeth Dobbs (English); Andrew Hsieh (history); Daniel "Dan" Kaiser (history); Martha Voyles (education).

Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu

Grinnell Farms

Navigating complex issues such as sustainability, chemical input, food justice, and land consolidation, Grinnellian farmers are a thoughtful, passionate presence in the American agriculture sector. Meet just a few:

  • Suzanne Castello ’87 runs B&B Farms, a livestock operation in Grinnell, with her husband, Barney Bahrenfuse.
  • Corey McIntosh ’00 is a sixth-generation farmer on a corn and soybean operation in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
  • Jim Riddle ’78 and his wife, Joyce Ford, run an award-winning organic fruit farm in Winona, Minn.
  • Jordan Scheibel ’10 is in his first year running Middle Way Farm in Grinnell.
  • On campus, Ellie Honan ’14 and Eva Metz ’14 are summer apprentices with the College’s student-run garden.

To learn more about how Grinnellians are making an impact in agriculture, see “Grinnell Farms” from The Grinnell Magazine Summer 2013 (PDF).

Communication Services

Media Relations

The media relations team acts as a direct liaison between Grinnell College and both print and broadcast media. Staff issue news releases, communicate Grinnell news and information to media outlets, and facilitate student/faculty interaction with the press.

For students, faculty, and staff

Contact Media Relations to:

  • publicize an event, accomplishment, or other initiative
  • suggest interesting Grinnell-related stories for coverage

If a reporter contacts you: