GRINNELL, IA—Bard College President Leon Botstein will deliver the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation on "The Politics of Art and Culture: Education and Democracy," Thurs., Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus.
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.
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.
GRINNELL, IA—What began as a one-week faculty summer seminar to explore the Grinnell College Art Collection has transformed into a two-month Faulconer Gallery exhibition of cabinets—cabinets of curiosities—a Renaissance concept that predated museums.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery will present “Repeat, Reveal, React: Identities in Flux, Selections from the Grinnell College Art Collection,” a student-curated exhibition featuring 50 works from the college’s collection and running Jan. 29-March. 21.
GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College is accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants for cultural, recreational, and educational projects in the Grinnell community. The Mini-Grant Program typically supports requests in the $500 to $5,000 range, with preference given to projects that have impact on the safety, beauty, and economic vitality of the community; projects that request matching or challenge funds; and initiatives that demonstrate collaborative partnerships.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College and Grinnell High School have decided to establish a "Partnership in Education" with a goal of enhancing educational opportunities at both institutions.
Through this new partnership, the two schools are looking into new and creative ways to link their programming. The partnership will work on creating new connections, but will also focus on raising awareness of the many programs already in place.
Grinnell College’s JP Prouty ’10 has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-North Region Team. The defender from Stilwell, Kan., was named to the All-Region third team. A three-time All-Region performer and three-time All-Midwest Conference first-teamer, Prouty anchored a Pioneer defense that gave up a measly 1.43 goals per game and qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in school history. He ranked second on the team in assists with three and third in goals with five.
GRINNELL, IA – For the second year in a row, The Grinnell Magazine, Grinnell College’s flagship publication, has received top honors in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V competition.
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College is among the nation''s leaders in the number of graduates who are awarded Fulbright grants to work and serve in international locations, according to the U.S. Fulbright Program, in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education .
Grinnell is among the top 12 liberal-arts colleges in the country to produce graduates who are awarded Fulbright assistantships—seven 2009 graduates and six 2008 graduates. More than 30 Grinnell students and alumni have applied to the competitive Fulbright program in each of the last two years.