GRINNELL, IA—Journalist and professor David D. Perlmutter will give a talk on “How and Why Online Social Media Changed Everything: The Lessons of Political Blogs” on Mon., April 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College alumnus and trustee Ronald B.H. Sandler will address “Broken Bones in a Broken Country: An Orthopedic Surgeon Helps Victims of the Haitian Earthquake” at 4:15 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 29 in Room 102 of the Alumni Recitation Hall on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College professor Gerald V. Lalonde will deliver the fifth annual McKibben Lecture on “Thucydides on Human Nature and Violence: Realist or Pessimist?” Thurs., Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will perform Rachmaninov’s “Vespers” at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha, on Sun., May 2, at 8 p.m.
The Grinnell Singers, known for their innovative and adventurous choral programming, are directed by Grinnell Professor of Music John Rommereim. The ensemble, which has premiered more than 20 choral works in the past five years, performed in Portland and Seattle area churches in March as part of a spring break tour.
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— 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.