GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College will offer the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) throughout the summer with courses taught by faculty in political science, English, and chemistry. The courses are free, and registration is requested to assist instructors in preparing for class needs. All ACES classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Pioneer Room of the college's Old Glove Factory, located at 733 Broad Street in Grinnell, unless otherwise noted.
GRINNELL, IA—Paul Harding, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will read from his work in the final event of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on Thurs., May 6 in the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Symphonic Band and the Percussion, Marimba, and Steel Pan Ensemble will present their spring programs during the week of April 25. Both groups are directed by Mark Dorr and will perform in Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA--The moon and Saturn will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory, Thurs., April 22, at 8:30 p.m.
Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the observatory, will lead the free, public observation. If the weather is cloudy, the program will consist of computer imaging demonstrations and videotaped views through the telescope.
GRINNELL, IA.—Grinnell College’s Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will present public concerts, March 20-23, in St. Paul and Milwaukee as part of a spring break tour. The choir’s concert repertoire, directed by Barry Jones, will include traditional gospel and contemporary selections as well as spiritual dance and a praise team, accompanied by percussion and guitar.
The YGB singers’ tour schedule will include the following public concerts:
Mar. 20: St. Paul, Minn., St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 6:30 p.m.
GRINNELL, IA— Artists John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber build works that challenge assumptions about digital art in the exhibition, “Hybrid Media: John F. Simon, Jr. and Matthew Kluber,” opening Friday, April 9, in Faulconer Gallery on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College student Stephanie Cheung has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for up to $7,500 toward tuition and other expenses during the 2010-11 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress to encourage excellence in science and mathematics for American undergraduate students with excellent academic records and outstanding potential.
GRINNELL, IA -- Soprano Randye Jones and pianist Michelle Crouch will present "The Art of the Negro Spiritual" on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The program will feature familiar spirituals such as "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," "O Freedom," and "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child." The recital is free and open to the public.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood will deliver his final Scholars’ Convocation address on Thurs., Apr. 29, at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The convocation is also the annual recognition of the college’s new Phi Beta Kappa scholars.
GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell College Center for the Humanities will sponsor a symposium, April 21-23, on the role that place and memory play in remembering historic events, configuring public spaces, and shaping private experiences.
“We hope that people will take away from the symposium the richness and relevance of place and memory, and appreciate the complexities of how we choose to remember and memorialize events and choices,” said Daniel Reynolds, director of the center and symposium organizer.