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Moon, Saturn featured objects at observatory open house

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am


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.

Stephanie Cheung '11 wins Goldwater Scholarship for excellence in science

Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 11:30 am


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.

Randye Jones, Michelle Crouch to present spirituals recital


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.

Center for Humanities to sponsor symposium on relevance of place and memory

Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 11:30 am | Contact: For more information, contact Daniel Reynolds, reynolds@grinnell.edu, 641-269-3097.

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.

Percussionist, composer Dame Evelyn Glennie to give Convocation, concert at Grinnell College

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—World-renowned percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform and share stories from her career while on the Grinnell College campus, Apr. 8-9.

Glennie will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Apr. 8 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. She will also perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 9 in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.

Filippos Tsakiris '10 awarded prestigious Watson Fellowship

Friday, Mar. 12, 2010 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College senior Filippos Rodger Tsakiris has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Tsakiris, a physics major from Chios Island, Greece, with an environmental studies concentration, is one of only 40 students nationwide to receive the $25,000 fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.