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Pioneers expect successful campaign in 2010

Sat, 2010-03-20 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College softball team narrowly missed making the Midwest Conference Tournament last season. But with a combination of experience and youth, the Pioneers are hoping to get over that hump in 2010.

“Making the Midwest Conference Tournament is definitely a realistic goal,” said interim head coach Craig Arendt (pictured). “Our goal would be to host it (the MWC South champ hosts in 2010). The conference will be very competitive. I think we’ll be better than last year.”

Faulconer Gallery outreach activities planned for two exhibitions

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 11:30 am


GRINNELL, IA— Concurrent exhibitions of Grinnell College’s art collections will be the backdrop for outreach activities at Faulconer Gallery through the end of February and March. “Influence,” a faculty-curated exhibition of “cabinets of curiosity,” and “Repeat, Reveal, React: Identities in Flux,” a student curated exhibition of art from the college’s collection, offer a wide variety of programming so visitors can experience the interdisciplinary nature of the shows.

Theologian Catherine Keller to deliver Scholars' Convocation, Gates Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—Theologian Catherine Keller will present the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation, “After Omnipotence: Power, Pluralism, Peace,” on Thurs., May 6, at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus.

Keller, who is professor of constructive theology at Drew University’s theological and graduate schools, is also the Gates Lecturer at Grinnell for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Gates Lectures were established in memory of George Gates, the college's second president, and are intended “to bring to campus the very best of modern thought.”

Smith named MWC Men's Swiming and Diving Performer of the Week

Wed, 2010-01-20 07:04 | By Anonymous (not verified)


Nick Smith '10 (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week.

Smith dominated the diving events at last weekend's Grinnell College Invitational, placing first in both one- and three-meter diving with scores of 399.35 and 367.90. Both of those are MWC bests for the season and helped the Pioneers win the team title at the meet for the first time since 2005.

The Women's Performer of the Week is Becky Shaak of Lake Forest College.

LINES Ballet to perform at Grinnell College

Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 12:30 pm

GRINNELL, IA—Alonzo King’s celebrated LINES Ballet of San Francisco will perform on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus.

Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, choreographer Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. The visionary choreography connects audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity, vulnerability, tenderness, furious abandon, and exhilarating freedom.