Media relations

Dispelling the Myth: Nothing Happens on Campus in the Summer

Mon, 2011-07-11 14:54 | By Anonymous (not verified)

A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for followup stories.

All Over the Campus: MAPs

Biology students win physiological awards

Wed, 2010-10-20 09:22 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Two Grinnell students recently won awards for research presentations at the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) annual meeting in Des Moines. IPS provides networking opportunities for physiologists in applied research and teaching.

“The IPS experience gives the students an opportunity to interact with undergraduate peers in a local setting before potential attendance and presentation on a broader level,” said Clark Lindgren, professor of biology who encouraged the biology students to attend.

College initiates year-long apprentice program with local nonprofits

Fri, 2010-09-10 15:37 | By Anonymous (not verified)

With the start of the new academic year, Grinnell College has launched a program designed to help the college, its students, local nonprofit organizations and the entire community. Created by Monica Chavez-Silva through the Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement in cooperation with numerous other college offices, the program has chosen six apprentices interested in learning nonprofit management and placed them with six nonprofit organizations in paid positions lasting a year. Five of the organizations are Imagine Grinnell, the Claude W.

Alumni tackle global health issues in international settings

Fri, 2010-06-18 14:41 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell is known for graduating students with a strong sense of social justice—in fact, one part of the mission of Grinnell is to graduate women and men who “work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Three Grinnell alumni, all focusing on public and international health issues as well as patient care, enrolled at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.

Pope is MWC Pitcher of the Week

Mon, 2010-04-26 15:33 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Grinnell College’s Ben Pope, a 6-3, 175-pound sophomore from Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa HS), has been named the Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Through the team’s first 11 games, Pope had a spotless 0.00 earned average in four appearances and 13 1/3 innings pitched. He had struck out six batters and owned a 1-0 record in a season that has included two starts, one a complete game, and two relief appearances.
Nate Paul of Ripon was named Performer of the Week.

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.”

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.

Prouty earns All-Region honors for 3rd straight season

Wed, 2009-12-16 07:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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.

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