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"Africa's Role in International Arena" symposium Apr. 9-13

Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA - Africa’s current and future roles in the international arena will be the focus of a week-long symposium at Grinnell College, Apr. 9-13, sponsored by the college’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights. A former ambassador to Ethiopia, scholars of African politics and economics, and a recent leader of Africare will share first-hand experiences about the continent.

“Africa is a continent of contrasts that has tremendous importance for the rest of the world—international relations, economic growth, cultural affairs,” said Sarah Purcell, director of the Rosenfield Program. “We want to get at that importance by taking a look at Africa’s regional issues, as well as its effective relationships with the rest of the world.”

The week-long symposium will include the following free, public events to be held in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus (unless otherwise noted):

  • Mon., Apr. 9, 8 p.m.: Lahra Smith, assistant professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, will discuss “Old Trade-Offs and New Realities: Challenges of Economic Development and Political Reform in Africa” in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302.
  •  Tues., Apr. 10, 4:15 p.m.: Boniface Dulani, a member of the faculty at the University of Malawi, will consider recent political movements in “Neither Consolidating nor Fully Democratic: The Evolution of African Political Regimes, 1999-2008.”
  •  Wed., Apr. 11, 4:15 p.m.: Africa’s place in the arts world will be the topic for Kelly Askew, associate professor of anthropology and Afroamerican/African Studies at the University of Michigan, in “Poetry and Politics along the Indian Ocean Littoral.” Askew is also director of Michigan’s African Studies Center.
  •  Wed., Apr. 11, 8 p.m.: Ambassador David Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, will compare “China and Africa: An Evolving Relationship.” Shinn is adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.
  •  Thurs., Apr. 12, 11 a.m.: Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Julius Coles will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation on “Prospects for Africa in the 21st Century.” Coles, the former president of Africare, is director of Morehouse College’s Andrew Young Center for International Affairs.
  •  Thurs., Apr. 12, 4:15 p.m.: The role of women will be the topic of a talk by Pearl Robinson, associate professor of political science at Tufts University, in “African Muslim Women and Civic Islam.”
  •  Fri., Apr. 13, noon: The symposium will close with a lecture in South Lounge of the College Forum by Assefa Mehretu, professor of geography at Michigan State University. Mehretu, who is also director of the Center for Integrative Studies in Social Science at Michigan, will discuss “The Rise and Decline of America's Soft-Power in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia.”

The African and Caribbean Students Union will host a film festival in connection with the symposium, offering “Umkhungo” at 8 p.m. on Apr. 12; “Teza” at 7 p.m. on Apr. 14; and “Ties that Bind” at 4:15 p.m. on Apr. 15. All films will be shown in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302.

For more information about the symposium, contact Sarah Purcell, purcelsj@grinnell.edu, 641-269-3091. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the college website. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or calendar@grinnell.edu.

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"1966 Yearbook Project" exhibition takes trip back in time via latest digital technology

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA - In the days before personal computers, cell phones and email came the yearbook “Grinnell College – 1966,” deemed too controversial and banned from publication by the college until 1986. Photographed by Grinnell alumni Henry Wilhelm and the late John Phillips with contributions from fellow students John Wolf and Robert Hodierne, the yearbook was created as a photographic documentary of life in and out of the classroom at Grinnell during the mid-1960s, a time that soon led to major cultural and political turmoil on campuses and in society.

As part of a project to digitally re-master the 1966 yearbook for free worldwide online distribution, more than 100 high-quality, large-format photographs selected from the yearbook will be exhibited at Grinnell’s Faulconer Gallery, Apr. 13-June 3. The black-and-white images have been digitally printed from high-resolution scans of the photographers’ original 35mm negatives, preserved by Wilhelm for more than 45 years.

Wilhelm is an internationally recognized expert on photographic preservation and director of research at Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. in Grinnell. He has been a preservation consultant to numerous collecting institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Corbis documentary photography collections owned by Bill Gates. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Photoimaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association for his work on the evaluation of the permanence of traditional and digital color prints. In 2011, he received an honorary doctor of science degree from Grinnell.

A series of free, public exhibition programs, sponsored by Grinnell College and Faulconer Gallery, will provide background on the yearbook project and insight into the technological transformations making it accessible to the public. All events will be held in Faulconer Gallery unless otherwise noted.

  • Apr. 13, 4:15 p.m.: A panel discussion by college trustee Harold Fuson, an authority on freedom of the press; Wolf, who co-authored the yearbook’s text; attorney Michael Horwatt; and Wilhelm will focus on the book’s innovations, controversies and eventual publication. The discussion, moderated by Grinnell President Emeritus George Drake who arranged to publish the yearbook in 1986, will include First Amendment rights and the exercise and restraint of those rights at colleges and universities. Fuson, former editor of the college newspaper, lawyer, and journalist, is the author of “Telling it All: A Legal Guide to the Exercise of Free Speech.” Horwatt represented Phillips and Wilhelm in 1966 in negotiations with the college about the banned yearbook. 
  • April 13, 6-7 p.m.: Opening reception. • Apr. 24, 4:15 p.m.: “The Forbidden Text” reading and panel discussion by Grinnell College students, faculty and staff who will read from censored or banned texts and explore issues of censorship and technology. 
  • May 3, 4:15 p.m.: Gallery talk by Wilhelm about the changing technologies of photography, printing and image storage since the 1960s.


Concurrent with the “1966 Yearbook Project” are three special exhibitions in campus galleries: civil rights photographs by John Phillips in Burling Gallery and John Chrystal Center, and a related Burling Gallery exhibit of activism photos and memorabilia organized by members of classes from 1967 to 1973. The Phillips’ prints, selected from two portfolios of work acquired by Faulconer Gallery, include photographs taken in 1965 of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic voting rights protests in Selma, Ala.

A set of prints of the 501 photographs in the yearbook will become part of the college’s permanent collection, and a high-resolution Adobe Acrobat PDF/A archival format digital edition of the book will also be created for online distribution. Supporters of these projects include Grinnell College, the late John Phillips, Henry, Carol, and Charlie Wilhelm, and the staff of Wilhelm Imaging Research, with assistance from Canon and ScanCafe.

Faulconer Gallery, located in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St. on the Grinnell campus, is open Tuesday-Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m., Thursday-Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; closed Monday. For more information about the photographers, exhibition and related programs, call 641-269-4660 or visit www.grinnell.edu/faulconergallery.

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Writers@Grinnell kicks off fall semester

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Grinnell, IA - Writers@Grinnell will open its fall semester program with a reading from novelist and essayist Natalie Bakopoulos on Thurs., Sept. 13. All readings will be in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center on the Grinnell College campus at 8 p.m. unless noted.

"We have an incredible group of writers coming this year," said Dean Bakopoulos, assistant professor of English, who is directing this year's program. "Some of the most entertaining readers and engaging teachers of writing in the country are coming to Grinnell this year. I'm excited for our students."

Natalie Bakopoulos will hold a roundtable discussion in Room 226 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center at 4:15 p.m. Bakopoulos recently released her first novel "The Green Shore," which paints a finely-etched portrait of one family, whose heartbreaking stories of love and resistance play out against the backdrop of the late 1960s Greek military dictatorship. She has also written essays for "Granta," "Salon," and "The New York Times" about Greece's current economic crisis. She is the sister of Dean Bakopoulos, who will join her for the roundtable discussion entitled "Sibling Rivalry: Writing About Family Without Getting Disowned."

Historian, biographer, and journalist Sam Tanenhaus, a 1977 Grinnell College graduate and visiting faculty in English, will give a presentation on Thurs., Sept. 27. Tanenhaus is the editor of "The New York Times Book Review" and the author of "The Death of Conservatism" and "Whittaker Chambers: A Biography."

On Oct. 4, author Charles Baxter, acclaimed fiction writer, critic, and one of the nation's most beloved creative writing teachers, will read from his most recent story collection, "Gryphon: New and Selected Stories," recently published by Pantheon/Random House. Baxter is also the author of a dozen other books, including the National Book Award finalist "The Feast of Love."

May-lee Chai, a writer, educator and 1989 graduate of Grinnell College, has participated in past Writers@Grinnell series and will be back on Thurs., Oct. 11 to lead a roundtable discussion on "Writing after Grinnell" at 4:15 p.m. in Room 226 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center. Following the roundtable, Chai will read from her new memoir "Hapa Girl." This event will be held at the college's Faulconer Gallery at 8 p.m.

On Thurs., Nov. 1, Ronald Wallace, will read from his poetry, including selections from "Long for this World" and "For a Limited Time Only." Wallace will also lead a roundtable presentation on formal poetry at 4:15 p.m. in Room 209 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center. Praised as "one of our liveliest, most readable poets" by Charles Harper Webb, Wallace's trademark warmth and wit makes poetry lovers out of the form's sworn enemies.

Brothers Davy and Peter Rothbart began FOUND Magazine in 2001. The magazine spawned the 2004 bestseller "Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World," as well as two other collections in 2006 and 2009. On Sun., Nov. 11, Davy will read selections from his new essay collection "My Heart is an Idiot" and will be accompanied by musical selections composed and performed by Peter. True performers, the Rothbart brothers have sat on David Letterman's interview couch and have been featured on the radio show "This American Life."

Students of the Grinnell Review will round off the fall semester readings on Thurs., Dec. 6, with readings from the campus's literary journal, which is edited and designed entirely by Grinnell students.

The Joe Rosenfield '25 Center is located at 1115 8th Ave. on the Grinnell College campus. Faulconer Gallery is located in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts at 1108 Park Street, also on the college's campus. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the college website. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or calendar@grinnell.edu.

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Four Grinnell College students awarded federal scholarships to study abroad

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

GRINNELL, IA—Four Grinnell College students have received federally-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year.

The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that "provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide." The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The four Grinnell students and their programs are:

  • Laura Huerta, a third year sociology major with a concentration in American studies, is from Los Angeles, Calif., and will study in Denmark. She volunteers at a local animal shelter, has worked as a multicultural resource intern on Grinnell's campus, and is a Posse scholar. She hopes to either receive her master's in social work or start her own organization to help the youth and gang members of South Central Los Angeles.
  • Anika Manzoor, a gender, women's and sexuality studies major with a concentration in global development studies, from Bethesda, Md., will study in Costa Rica for the fall semester of her senior year. At Grinnell she is a student advisor and Posse Scholar. In Maryland she leads School Girls Unite, a nonprofit organization that engages young people in activism regarding global issues that affect girls.
  • Jenny Mith, a rising junior and Philosophy major from Los Angeles, Calif., will study in the Grinnell-in-London program. At Grinnell, she is a part of the student educational policy committee for the philosophy department, a Mellon Mays Fellow, and a Posse Scholar.
  • Sara Sanders, a political science major from Lincoln, Neb., will study in France. She is entering her third year and is the head librarian of Grinnell College's KDIC 88.5 radio station.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.

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Mellon grants to Grinnell totaling more than $1 million

Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Grinnell College grants totaling more than $1 million to support continual development of interdisciplinary courses and programs in the humanities and to encourage students to consider college teaching careers.

            A $100,000 Mellon Presidential Discretionary Grant supports development of courses and co-curricular programs that demonstrate the benefit of humanities study in lifelong learning. Grant activities will be coordinated through Grinnell’s Center for the Humanities, which supports research and teaching as well as invited talks, symposia and ongoing activities that draw attention to scholarly work in classical and modern languages, the arts, philosophy, and religion.

“The Mellon grant allows us to develop programs that address recent national discussions about the place of the humanities in education, policy-making and business,” said Shuchi Kapila, director of the Center for the Humanities and associate professor of English. More than one-third of Grinnell students graduate with degrees in humanities fields of study.

            A second Mellon grant of more than $400,000 renews the college’s relationship with the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program, which encourages “minority students and others with demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities” to pursue Ph.D.s in the arts and sciences. Grinnell joined the MMUF program in 2009 with assistance from an initial Mellon grant. MMUF fellows receive mentoring from faculty, funding for conference attendance, loan repayment support, and other resources that connect them to a national network of current and future college professors.

            “We are grateful to the Mellon Foundation for recognizing Grinnell’s commitment to the Mellon Mays Fellowship Program,” said Shanna Benjamin, faculty coordinator for the MMUF program and assistant professor of English. “The renewal grant allows us to continue our efforts to identify and support promising students who want to teach at the college level.”

            A third grant of $540,000 renews initial Mellon funding of Grinnell’s Expanding Knowledge Initiative (EKI), which extends the college’s liberal-arts curriculum through interdisciplinary courses of contemporary academic relevance. “The Expanding Knowledge Initiative continues to be an important part of advancing student learning across traditional disciplines,” said Dean of the College Paula Smith. “The Mellon grant support is important to our commitment to faculty and curriculum development.”  For example, the Mellon grant funding has allowed Grinnell to add Arabic language instruction to the curriculum.  

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports projects in higher education, information technology, performing arts, arts conservation, and the environment. The MMUF program is in its 24th year and has supported more than 3,700 fellows nationwide.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.

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Grinnell to participate in Iowa Private College Week Aug. 6-10

Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Grinnell College, one of 28 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), will host prospective students and families during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10.

“These initial campus visits give students and families the opportunity to learn firsthand which Iowa college may be the right fit for their future,” said Will Cummins, assistant director of admission and coordinator of Grinnell’s activities for the tour week.

Information sessions will be held daily on the Grinnell campus at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Prospective students will meet with faculty and current students, learn about academic programs and financial aid availability, and tour residence halls and campus facilities.

Each visiting student will receive a “passport” stamped at each Iowa college on the tour; students who visit three or more campuses and enroll at a participating college are eligible for $500 bookstore drawings. Casey’s General Stores have also partnered with IAICU to offer gas discounts for families making campus visits Aug. 6-10.

Students may register for a Grinnell campus visit at http://www.grinnell.edu/admission/visit, or pre-register for IPCW campus visits at www.thinkindependently.com.  

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.

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Eight graduates awarded prestigious NSF Fellowships

Friday, Jun. 29, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Eight Grinnell College graduates have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious fellowships carry a $30,000 stipend and $10,500 cost of education allowance for up to three years of study at some of the world’s most highly regarded research institutions.

Each NSF Fellow conducted undergraduate research while at Grinnell, where approximately one-third of students major in science. About half of all Grinnell science majors complete research projects on campus, and many more do research at other universities, abroad and in national laboratories. Since 2006, more than 25 Grinnell graduates have received the prestigious fellowships. Six Grinnellians were also named honorable mention by the 2012 NSF Fellows program.

NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering. More than 80 percent of NSF Fellows earn Ph.D.s in their chosen fields within 10 years of receiving the fellowships. Grinnell ranks 8th nationally in the percentage of graduates who later complete Ph.D.s in the sciences.

The Grinnell graduates named NSF Fellows for 2012:

• Lauren Cantley, a 2011 physics graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she conducts research on the mechanical properties of nanomaterials.

• Deisy Del Real, a 2007 sociology graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the psychological well-being of undocumented young adults.

• Heather (Anu) Kramer, a 2009 anthropology and biology graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she conducts research in modeling wildfires using light detection and ranging.

• Karl Kremling, a 2010 biology and Spanish graduate, will pursue a Ph.D. in plant biology at Cornell University, studying plant genetics to better understand yield gains in hybrid plants.

• Bryan Leland, a 2009 biological chemistry graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. in cell biology at Yale University. His research focuses on the nuclear envelope, or membrane that surrounds the DNA inside of cells.

• Laura Mertens, a 2011 chemistry graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology, where she uses physical chemistry methods to study atmospherically relevant chemical reactions.

• Alison Mikulyuk, a 2002 biology graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. in limnology and marine sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research involves the impact of aquatic plants on lake ecosystems.

• Matthew Nielsen, a 2010 biology graduate, is pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, where he plans to study the behavioral adaptation of predatory insects to urban environments.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.

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Bowen Scholarships awarded to four Iowa high school graduates

Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA - Four Iowa high school graduates will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship each year ($100,000 total during four years at Grinnell).

The Bowen Scholars entering Grinnell College this fall include:

  •  Emily Hackman, daughter of Adrian and Lisa Hackman of Mason City. While a student at Mason City High School, Hackman participated in speech and debate, community service, marching band, symphonic band, varsity swimming, and an exchange program in Germany.
  •  China Mauck, daughter of Kent and Sheila Mauck of Des Moines. While a student at Roosevelt High School, Mauck participated in community service activities, jazz band, orchestra, Des Moines Youth Symphony, and dance.
  •  Rebecca Rasmussen, daughter of Ned and Carole Rasmussen of Des Moines. While a student at Roosevelt High School, Rasmussen participated in varsity volleyball, varsity bowling, community service, and National Honor Society.
  •  Charles (CJ) Ray, son of Charles and Brenda Ray of Ottumwa. While a student at Ottumwa High School, Ray participated in varsity tennis, debate, and math competition team.

The Bowen Scholars were among more than 80 Iowa students who competed for the scholarship, which was established in 1987 to honor Dr. Howard R. Bowen, former president of Grinnell College. The Bowen Scholarship competition is open to all Iowa high school seniors who are United States citizens and eligible to attend Grinnell. For more information about financial aid at Grinnell College, http://www.grinnell.edu/Offices/financialaid/.

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Faulconer Gallery exhibits portfolios from college's permanent collection

Saturday, Jun. 2, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Print and photography portfolios from the Grinnell College Art Collection will imbue the summer exhibition at Faulconer Gallery, opening June 15. “Portfolio: Artists Work in Series” features artists Edward Burtynsky, Tacita Dean, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, and Kara Walker, whose works are part of the college’s permanent art collection.

“While Faulconer Gallery regularly exhibits travelling exhibitions by national and international artists, it isn't often that we get to fill the space with works from our own collection,” said Daniel Strong, associate director of the gallery and curator of exhibitions. “The Grinnell College collection has grown considerably since the gallery opened in 1999, and many of the works in “Portfolio” are on display for the first time.”

The Grinnell collection, comprised primarily of works on paper, is also rich in portfolios, which allow an artist to elaborate on a theme throughout a group or series of prints. Strong points to “Portfolio” examples such as Canadian photographer Burtynsky, who is represented in the show with a photography portfolio taken at the shipbreaking yards of Bangladesh in 2000. All of the Burtynsky works were acquired in the past year and are exhibited in Grinnell for the first time. A portfolio by the late painter and printmaker Michael Mazur features 20 etchings and accompanying texts based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” also on view in Grinnell for the first time.

Faulconer Gallery will host the following public events this summer surrounded by these artists’ portfolios:

• Fri., June 15, 7 p.m. Exhibition opens with sounds of Too Many Strings Band, including traditional bluegrass, folk ballads, Irish music covers, and original compositions.

• Tues., June 26, noon: Gallery talk with curator Daniel Strong.

• Thursdays, June 21-Aug. 16, 12:15-12:50 p.m.: yoga with Monica St. Angelo.

“Portfolio” is open June 15 through Aug. 19 during summer gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Monday and July 4. For more information about the exhibition and related programs, call 641-269-4660 or visit www.grinnell.edu/faulconergallery.

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Summer fun sponsored by Faulconer Gallery outreach

Thursday, May. 31, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery is offering free hands-on art activities for area children and families throughout June and July.

The Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks will offer children a choice of activities at each session held on-campus and in city parks. Activities include ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, truck glittering, sculpture, and more, according to Tilly Woodward, curator of academic and community outreach. No registration is required, and parents are welcome to participate with their children.

The Faulconer Arts Outreach program schedule includes:

• June 18 10:30 a.m. – noon Arbor Lake Shelter House

• June 20 10:30 a.m. – noon Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side

• June 25 10:30 a.m. – noon Merrill Park West Shelter

• June 27 10:30 a.m. – noon Drake Community Library

• July 2 10:30 a.m. – noon Bailey Park

• July 9 10:30 a.m. – noon Ahrens Park Shelter #1

• July 11 10:30 a.m. – noon Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side

• July 16 10:30 a.m. – noon Central Park

• July 18 10:30 a.m. – noon Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side

• July 20 10:30 a.m. – noon Poweshiek County Fairgrounds

• July 23 10:30 a.m. – noon James Miller Park

• July 25 10:30 a.m. – noon Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, north side

On Thurs., Aug. 2, from 5-6:30 p.m., Faulconer Gallery will host “Defining Moments,” an exhibition and reception for young artists who created work during these summer outreach programs.

Faulconer Gallery is also partnering with Drake Community Library, City of Grinnell Parks and Recreation, Grinnell Community Day Care/Preschool Day Camp, Davis Stars, the Galaxy and Galaxy’s new programs at Montezuma and Brooklyn on a variety of events. Registration is required for some of these events, and more information is available from the individual organizations.

For more information on the Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks program, contact Tilly Woodward at 641-269-4663 or woodward@grinnell.edu.

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