Home » A to Z Index » Office

Office

Document

Login required: Faculty Resources intranet
As an academic library, we rely heavily on our Student Assistants to help with many tasks such as processing and shelving library materials, and staffing public service desks at Burling, Kistle, the Listening Room and Special Collections/Archives. Our Library Student Assistants...
This document serves as the official response to the Student Conduct Program review during the 2010-11 academic year.
The review team's final report on the student conduct program and the student activities/campus center operations department.  Completed spring 2011.
This first document (Part I) is the short version of the Student Conduct Program self-study conducted in the fall of 2010.
This second document (Part II) is the completed Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education Self-Assessment Guide for Student Conduct Programs that was completed in the fall of 2010.

Art Catalog

As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's...
Curious about the state of modern sculpture, and specifically organic forms in sculpture, this exhibition invites exploration into a transformation of forms. Curator Lesley Wright writes in the introduction, Nature persists but in various states depending on the particular human...
Inspired by the end of the Soviet occupation in 1994, Kay Wilson, Curator of the Print and Drawing Study Room, and John Mohan, Professor of Russian, traveled to Estonia to discover art that reflected major social and political change. They found art inspired by Estonian history...
Catalog for the exhibition From the Book Forest: Commercial Publishing in Late Imperial China, featuring works from the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, University of California, Berkeley. With an essay by Deborah Rudolph, Guest Curator.
Curated by ten students and Assoc. Professor of Art Tim Chasson, this catalog is the product of a semester-long seminar culminating in a four-week exhibition. The catalog includes seven essays by the student curators, a checklist of the exhibition, and a selected bibliography....
For Phoebe Washburn's Faulconer Gallery installation in the summer of 2003, she recycled pieces used from a previous installation. Washburn created a 14-foot tall and 95-foot long curved wall using only small cardboard pieces, drywall screws, and the help of volunteers. To...
Curated by Robert Coffland and Donald Doe. Essays by Donald Doe and Robert Coffland, artist biographies, and bibliography. Two full-page photographs of each basket.
Curated by twelve students and Assoc. Professor fo Art, Susan Strauber, this catalog is the product of a semester-long seminar culminating in a four-week exhibition. The catalog includes eight essays by the student curators, a timeline of Goya's life and current events, and a...
Curated by Kay Wilson and Aziz Daki. Art in a variety of media by Hicham Benahoud, Hassan Darsi, Abdelali Dahrouch, Safaa Erruas, Mohamed El baz, Mounir Fatmi, and Ikram Kabbaj, exploring social, cultural and political themes of our times. Essays by Kay Wilson, Aziz Daki, and...
With 100 images from the 15th to the 21st century, this exhibition and catalog is a comprehensive view of the Castelvecchio's collection. Color reproductions of all 100 images and artist and drawing biographies accompany the images.
Year:  2004 Price:  $22 Dimensions:  8.5 x 11 in., 84 pp Essays by Pamela Franks and Dave Williams, interview with the artist by Saadi A. Simawe. Checklist, biography, chronology, 41 color plates, 6 bl/wh photographs of the artist.  
Year:  2001 Price:  $11 Dimensions:  7 x 8.5 in., 42 pp Written and organized by Emil Stamey '01, this catalog represents one of the few comprehensive examinations Gross-Bettelheim. The exhibition was held in Grinnell College's Print and Drawing Study Room. Essays include:...
Combining traditional printmaking techniques with unique paper shapes, stamping and collage, Achepohl creates layered images that have an even more powerful effect in their unique installation. Achepohl, professor of printmaking at the University of Iowa, sees himself not only...
Hardcover catalog produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, text by Richard Shone. Philip and Janice Levin assembled a remarkable collection, primarily of paintings but also of works on paper and small bronzes, all by French artists or artists working in France between 1840 -...

Art Exhibition

Curated by Florence Fearrington Modern museums and art galleries have their origins in late Renaissance European private collections of artifacts gathered for study and admiration. This exhibition documents this fascinating intersection of science and art, and explores the shift...
Over the past several years, Michigan-born artist Sandow Birk has turned his interest and extensive travels in the Islamic world into a project to transcribe by hand an English-translated text of the 114 suras, or chapters, of the Qur'an. While adhering to traditional guidelines...
Pop-up exhibition in the Faulconer Gallery through March 13  It feels quite appropriate for the new Grinnell Artist in Residence Program (GARP)* to invite Detroit-native Scott Hocking as one of the first residents, on the basis of his attention and dedication to place and...
Curated by Emily Stamey '01 Shopping carts, candy wrappers, grocery lists, paper bags, milk bottles, and cereal boxes—these ordinary, often overlooked items, emerge as objects for artistic investigation in Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles. This exhibition...

External News

Program unites area college libraries Drake University announced recently the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI), partnering with Grinnell College, Grand View University, Central College and Simpson College. The initiative, as outlined in the formal...

Landing Page

At the center of a Grinnell education is intensive mentoring of students by the faculty. This mentoring begins in the First-Year Tutorial, the only required course at Grinnell College. While faculty members from all academic departments teach the tutorial and their topics vary...
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts and the Faulconer Gallery History The Bucksbaum Center for the Arts (BCA) was built in 1999 to consolidate Grinnell’s art, music, and theatre departments under one roof. The building incorporates two structures, each designed by internationally...
Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible....
Forms and Information of Interest Email Accounts Payable Check Request Form Accounts Payable Payment Requirements Currency Converter ACH Payment Authorization Forms Accounts Payable ACH Faculty/Staff Sign Up Form (fillable) Accounts Payable ACH Vendor Sign Up Form(fillable) ACH...
Grinnell College Alternative Break (GCAB) is a student-run organization that offers students the opportunity to travel as members of a fun, safe, and intentional service community during their Fall and Spring breaks. By living and working in the communities they serve, students...
How the CLS Can Assist Grinnell College Alumni Do you need guidance in dealing with a career change? The CLS can help! We can provide you with assistance on your resume, direct you toward job search resources, and even help you with career exploration and the application process...
2012-13 Course Schedule Fall 2012 Fall 2012 ScheduleSpecial and Variable Topic Course DescriptionsFall 2012 Final Exam ScheduleShort Course Information Spring 2013 Spring 2013 ScheduleSpecial and Variable Topic Course DescriptionsSpring 2013 Final Exam ScheduleShort Course...
If you take good care of your mind and body, your mind and body will take great care of you!  This does not have to involve a lot of time or energy on your part.  Taking good care of yourself really just means identifying the personal balance you need among work, sleep, play,...
All College housing (residence halls and College-owned houses) open and close according to the following schedule: Fall '12 Semester New Students - Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25. Fall '12 Semester Returning Students Residence halls and houses open...
Clery Annual Disclosure Reports Grinnell Campus 2014 Jeanne Clery Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Campus Security Authorities Letter Campus Security Authority's Role Clery Act Compliance-Emergency Mass Notification Procedure Clery Crime Statistics Report Form Clery...
Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmSept. 9, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmSept. 16, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmSept. 23, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmSept. 30, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmOct. 7, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmOct. 14, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmOct. 21, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:15pmOct. 27, 2014 - 5:45pm - 6:...
2015-2016 Comprehensive Fee Tuition $46,574 Room $5,388 Full Meal Plan (see Meal Options) $6,020 Student Activity Fee $416 Total Comprehensive Fee $58,398  The college reserves the right to increase the rates charged with due notice. Advance Deposit An...
Your care at Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) will be confidential.  We will neither acknowledge to others that you are a client here nor discuss your treatment here without your permission. There are some limits to confidentiality, but they occur only in extreme...
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is dedicated to providing Grinnell College students with the highest quality of care and to protecting the privacy of student information.  For these reasons, we prefer not to use email to communicate with our clients.  We use email...
Upcoming Events Gallery Talk & Reception: Justin Hayworth and Jon Andelson: A Closer Look Burling Gallery September 2, 4:00 p.m. Grinnell College Photographer Justin Hayworth and Center for Prairie Studies Director Jon Andelson will talk about the loss of the Iowa prairie,...
The Faulconer Gallery presents exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists throughout the year in 7,420 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space at the heart of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Exhibitions in the Print and Drawing Study Room and...
Please note: The instructions and forms on this page are only required if you have been notified that your FAFSA has been selected for verification. Approximately one-third of FAFSAs filed each year are selected for Federal Verification. Verification is the process in which the...
The staff of the Cashier Office has collected some of the common questions and listed them with our answers below. Do I have to enroll in the college health insurance plan? All students are required to carry health insurance. All students are billed for the insurance on the Fall...
On the Prize Background History of the Grinnell Prize The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their...
RSS is a system that was designed to notify people when content is added to a blog or other Web site. It is now used by over 18,000 journals to notify readers when new issues are published. This video provides a "plain English" introduction to RSS. To use RSS, you need two...
The Grinnell College Art Collection began with 28 etchings given in honor of Maude Little Macy (1845-1926) and $1,200 raised for the purchase of art during the endowment campaign of 1908. Since then, gifts, bequests, and judicious purchases with endowed acquisition funds have...
Information Technology Assessment & Planning Committee February 2012 Information Technology Assessment & Planning Committee (ITAP) is charged to serve in an advisory role regarding campus information technology initiatives. The committee, chaired by the Director of ITS,...
REPORT OF A COMPREHENSIVEEVALUATION VISIT TO GRINNELL COLLEGEGrinnell, Iowa November 16-18, 1998 for theCommission on Institutions of Higher Education of theNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools EVALUATION TEAM James W. Lyons, Ph.D., University Dean Emeritus of...
The Robert N. Noyce '49 Visiting Professorship in the Physical Sciences, Math, and Computer Science In June of 1998, Grinnell College received a generous gift from the Noyce family, whose purpose was to bring outstanding scholars and leaders to campus from the fields of physics...
Opeyemi Awe '15, Student Intern with Challenging Heights, 2012 Opeyemi Awe '15, 2012 Grinnell Prize Student Intern Photographer:   Anne Geissinger   Opeyemi Awe '15 was awarded a Grinnellink internship to work with 2011 Grinnell Prize winner James Kofi Annan ...
Social Justice Student Organizations Social Justice Action Group Social Justice Action Group (SJAG) The Social Justice Action Group is committed to working directly towards peace, justice, and positive social change; which includes fighting hunger, promoting volunteerism, and...
Externships Externship Program Overview   Video of Grinnell College Spring 2015 Externship Program What is an externship: *Externships vary in length, but usually last three to five days. They generally involve shadowing a professional through a normal day's activities and may...
Summer 2015 MAPs (499) and Directed Research (299) Dept Student Title Faculty ANT Lane Atmore MAP: Sustainable & Spiritual Andelson, Jonathan ART Eliza Harrison MAP: Sonia Terk Delaunay Anger, Jennifer A. BCM Anne Boldt MAP: GFPMyTH4andMitoticdelays Sandquist, Joshua C. BCM...
Grinnell, by the Numbers About 1,600 students 9:1 student/faculty ratio Over 500 course offerings every semester Most classes have fewer than 20 students 26 majors, 11 concentrations 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad Burling Library contains 1...
African Art at Grinnell College (1997) 11 x 7 in, 63 pp     Austin Thomas: Perches and Drawings (2006) 9.5 x 7 in., 88 pp     Diane Victor, Recent Work: Of Fables and Folly(2011) 10 x 6.25 in. 24 pp.                     Energy Inside (2001) 6.75 x 8.25 in...
In addition to providing students safe, comfortable living spaces, the residence halls at Grinnell College foster a sense of community, and provide a living and learning environment which complements their academic experience. Within these halls, Grinnellians learn to practice ...
Resources for Students General Resources PioneerLink PioneerLink lists a variety of internships, on-campus career events, and jobs posted both directly to Grinnell students and a nationwide network of colleges and universities. Student User Instructions.pdf (PDF) PioneerLink...
Grinnell College Policies Identify Theft Detection Policy Identify Theft Disclosure Statement (fillable) Whistleblower Policy Whistleblower Disclosure Statement Conflict of Interest 101 Conflict of Interest Policy - Campus Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement Grinnell...
Accessibility Mission Grinnell College promotes the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community. It is the policy of Grinnell to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section...
The Grants Office has access to multiple resources for faculty seeking outside grant funding. We can help you identify potential funders for your research by using public and private databases, working with program officials to find out more about funding opportunities, and...
Holiday Calendars Statement of Religious Observance Grinnell College acknowledges and embraces the religious diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. Faculty and students share responsibility to support members of our community who observe religious holidays. Students...
Facilities Management is responsible for the following projects and services throughout the Grinnell College campus: Capital Projects: Our goal is to complete all capital projects on schedule, within budget, per the drawings and specifications, and in compliance with all...
When Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is closed, health and mental health consultation and assistance are still available to you. Emergency Assistance Call Campus Safety and Security at 641-269-4600.  Depending on the urgency of your situation, the Residence Life...
The Software We Support The following is a list of software currently being delivered to desktops on campus, either pre-installed on systems or available by request/approval.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, but is indicative of the software we provide. *Note: Many of...
The Burling Media Room, located on the lower level of Burling Library, houses a collection of nearly 7000 documentary and feature films in DVD, VHS and Blu-ray formats as well as a collection of over 22,000 audio recordings primarily in compact disc format.   The facilities...
Reflections on Accessibility 2012 "Reflections on Accessibility" is a video showing a snapshot of the College's progress in making the the campus accessible. Produced by the Accessibility Committee, it features three students (Patrick Comparin '12, Claire Forest  '13,and Jen...
2014 Grinnell Prize Winners The 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice — will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two organizations making the world a healthier, cleaner place. The winners were selected from among 211...
WINTER BREAK STUDENT HOUSING College-owned housing is closed during winter break.  Students must vacate College-owned residence halls and houses according to the date and time scheduled by the College, unless sponsored for Winter Break Student Status (WBSS). WBSS means students...
WINTER BREAK STUDENT HOUSING College-owned housing is closed during winter break.  Students must vacate College-owned residence halls and houses according to the date and time scheduled by the College, unless sponsored for Winter Break Student Status (WBSS). WBSS means students...
WINTER BREAK STUDENT HOUSING College-owned housing is closed during winter break.  Students must vacate College-owned residence halls and houses according to the date and time scheduled by the College, unless sponsored for Winter Break Student Status (WBSS). WBSS means students...

News Item

During the summer of 1970, I was a member of the construction crew that built the Physical Education Complex, or PEC. It was a hot job during a hot summer during a hot time. As I watched the building come down during 2010–11 while visiting my son, C.J. Erickson ’11, I began to...
*/ This postcard, postmarked 1913, depicts three of Grinnell’s most famous “ghost buildings.” From left: Chicago Hall, Blair Hall, and Alumni Hall. The rear of Goodnow is visible in the background, just to the right of Chicago Hall. Blair Hall is often considered one of...
  With our new discovery tool 3Search, you can now explore 3 sets of resources at the same time: Grinnell's Collections (including the library catalog, Digital Grinnell, and the College's archives and manuscript collections), WorldCat, and More than 20 article databases from...
*/ Steve Johnston ’92, general counsel for the Oakland A’s, says heading to Phoenix, Ariz., to watch spring training is one of his favorite job duties. He sent this photo slideshow of a day at the ballpark with the A’s, along with some family snapshots. Photos used courtesty of...
By Richard Cleaver ’75 The son of a Grinnell faculty member himself, Richard Cleaver grew up just around the corner from Professor of Philosophy Neal Klausner, overhearing many an animated philosophical conversation among Grinnell’s “faculty legends.” Neal Klausner has a gift...
Holbrook calculated the trajectory of artillery shells on plywood like this.Courtesy of Jim Holbrook ’66 Twenty-five years ago I helped kill dozens of other human beings. At that time I was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College with two degrees in philosophy. I also was...
*/ Katie Mears ’03 works for Episcopal Relief and Development as program manager for U.S. disaster preparedness and response. She was recently in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, handling logistics for transfer of relief supplies into Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake...
Photos Courtesy of the Grinnell College Archives except where noted For 150 years, the community of Grinnell and Grinnell College have grown and thrived, side by side, sharing a name as well as a beloved place. The Grinnell College Archives provided this photo slideshow,...
Edith Renfrow Smith '37 interviewed by Jacqueline Hartling Stolze, editor of The Grinnell Magazine Early Days at Grinnell Get an Education! Stories of Slavery Student Days at Grinnell Career, Family, and More  Full Interview  (all files are mp3...
Grinnell, Iowa – Sister Helen Prejean—the Roman Catholic nun whose efforts to abolish the death penalty inspired the Oscar-winning film Dead Man Walking—will present the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Herrick Chapel at...
*/ This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Fall 2009. Photos by Jim Heemstra The beauty of a late summer Iowa day provides a backdrop for the continuing construction on Phase II of Grinnell's Athletic and Fitness Center, north of 10th Avenue. The...
Burling Library's Listening Room is set to undergo a major renovation beginning this summer (see periodic updates at http://listenroomren.wordpress.com/). Plans are in place to expand the room so that library patrons can have direct access to most of the collection of over 20,...
Grinnell Magazine Wins National CASE Award For the first time in its 40-year history, The Grinnell Magazine has been honored by the CASE Circle of Excellence Award program. The magazine won a silver award in the "Best Articles of the Year" category for "Campus Mystery: My...
*/ On Saturday, Nov. 21, Chalutzim hosted a challah-baking workshop. Participants learned how to make challah, a braided egg bread served on the Jewish Sabbath. The challah baked at the workshop was given to the local foods Thanksgiving meal held the next day. This article...
In July 2011, as he concluded his first year at Grinnell, President Raynard S. Kington charted a 31-city regional alumni event schedule — starting in London in July 2011 and concluding in late-May 2012 in Se oul, Korea. At each stop, Kington delivered his “Choosing Grinnell’s...
In the fall and winter of 2010, closely following the completion of the new Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center, workers dismantled and largely recycled the College’s Physical Education Complex (PEC). You can read all about the 1971 building’s history in the...
Clockwise from top: Harold Kasimow (left) as a child with his family after the war; Celina Karp Biniaz '52 as she prepares to begin school; and Sam Harris '58 (front row, left) with schoolmates. Before the Nazis invaded in 1939, about 1 million Jewish children lived in Poland....
Here's a complete list of all the tutorials offered in Fall, 2012. Clicking on a title below will take you to that tutorial's description, or you can scroll down to read them all. Our Prairie Town: Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives Castles, Foundations, Freedom: Walden ...
Two courses of students and faculty participated in international field trips during winter break 2013.  Kathy Jacobson and Peter Jacobson, associate professors of biology, traveled with students from their Namib Desert Ecology course.  Students in Korea's Economic Development...
Matthew Imber ‘11’s student musing “Stirring the Pot” in Grinnell Magazine’s winter 2010 issue chronicles the long history of Grinnell’s alternative press. But it can’t possibly convey just how funny the B&S, the College’s current alternative paper (Imber edits it), really...
Glitter Dust Documentary Trailer from Mer-chan Productions on Vimeo. J.R. Osborn ’97 recently edited and produced the documentary feature film Glitter Dust: Finding Art in Dubai. It combines animation and video to explore artistic creation in a city that combines artificiality...
NOTE: This story was updated at 4:05 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013, to reflect the fact that Dorje Gurung arrived in Nepal.  Last week Dorje Gurung, a Grinnell College graduate from the Class of 1994, was arraigned in Doha, Qatar, on charges of insulting Islam and jailed....
*/ On Aug. 1, 2010, Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., will become the 13th president of Grinnell College. When Kington was introduced to a packed Herrick Chapel on Feb. 17, the response was remarkable in its passion and its volume. Photos by Jim Heemstra. This article...
Navigating complex issues such as sustainability, chemical input, food justice, and land consolidation, Grinnellian farmers are a thoughtful, passionate presence in the American agriculture sector. Meet just a few: Suzanne Castello ’87 runs B&B Farms, a livestock operation...
>> PRESIDENT KINGTON: Good Evening. As President of Grinnell College I am pleased to welcome you to the presentation of the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize Winners. The Grinnell Prize honors individuals under the age of 40, who have...
*/ Love 'em or loathe 'em, you just can't ignore the plentiful and beautiful fox squirrels that thrive on the Grinnell College campus. We asked several of our photographers to catch the many moods of Grinnell's squirrel population. The fox squirrel is named for the fox-like...
Harry Hopkins 1912 is best known as a the architect of the Works Progress Administration. But he had an argueably more important roll in world history — as aide to F.D.R. during the Second World War. As the president’s personal envoy to Churchill and Stalin, Hopkins played “a...
Zoe Schein ’12 created "If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want Your Chocolate Chip Cookies" for one of her favorite classes — a six-week radio essay course taught last fall by visiting professor Jeff Porter, author of the memoir Oppenheimer Is Watching Me. For more works by Grinnell...
*/ Jim Holbrook ’66 graduated from Grinnell with a passion for philosophy. He was on the brink of entering the Ph.D. program at Yale when his plans fell apart. It was 1968. Martin Luther King was killed, and then Bobby Kennedy. “The world seemed a little crazy,” Holbrook says...
Dr. Craig Henderson ’63 recently brought his perspective on health care reform to the Grinnell campus in his talk, “A View from Inside the Death Panels,” sponsored by the Wilson Program. Dr. Henderson presented a contrast to the controversy that has surrounded “death panels” in...
Kumail Nanjiani '01 talking to Grinnell audience during his 2010 visit.Photographer: Grant Dissette '12 Comedian Kumail Nanjiani ’01 returned to campus to talk to students in Paul Hutchison’s Taking Comedy Seriously tutorial and perform in Grinnell's Harris Center on September 8...
J.B. Grinnell is a towering figure in the history of Grinnell, Iowa. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell -- better known as J.B. -- was born in Vermont in 1821. He grew up a farm boy, working in the fields in the spring and summer and attending school only in the winter. He learned quickly...
Jerry Greenfield delivers the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize Symposium in November 2012. Credit: Blur MediaWorks >>SARAH PURCELL: So it is my real privilege to introduce Jerry Greenfield this afternoon. I first met Jerry when he was here for the commencement of his...
My Experience: Deborah Rabinowitz Ericson ’71 I am writing because I am intrigued by The Grinnell Magazine’s call for stories about the unique perspectives of Jewish students  the Grinnell Experience. I am a secular Jew who graduated from Grinnell in 1971. I was born in New York...
My Experience: Naida C. Tushnet ’61 My story is that I came to Grinnell in 1958 as an early entrant (didn’t graduate high school) from an East Coast suburb. Not only was I Jewish, but also I came from a secular Jewish, left-wing family. I think my Grinnell experience solidified...
Joanna Harris arrived in Grinnell in 1855 at the age of 11, and did not venture much farther until her death at the age of 87 in 1931. She graduated in 1865 as the first female graduate of Grinnell College and one of the first women to graduate from a college west of the...
I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff. He and Judge Dale Mossey '68 and I started at the University Law School together in the fall of 1968, an incredible year of presidential resignation, two assassinations, exploding...
Babel Tower teachers (l to r): Nikeisha Sewell ’12, Juli Garcia-Vicente ’10, leader Claire Moisan, Camila Barrios-Camacho ’12, Mairéad O’Grady ’10, Hiba Elnour ’12, and Heidi Chun ’10. Photographer: Grant Dissette '12 At the same time globalization makes communication across...
President Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., had a special bond with his audience during New Student Orientation this fall. In one of his first official acts as president of Grinnell College, he faced a sea of faces and explained “You and I are beginning a grand adventure at the...
Kevin Cannon ’02 was still a student when his cartoons first delighted Grinnellians on the pages of The Grinnell Magazine. His wry, colorful graphics have had a long run. The end of Cannon’s cartoon “run” with the magazine this summer coincides with another — the conclusion of...
The Financial Aid Self-Service Student Portal allows you to:  View your award  Accept or decline loans and work-study  Make sure you are not missing any forms  Review the Terms and Conditions of your award Current students: log in using https://pioneerweb.grinnell.edu
    Peer mentoring has been part of Grinnell classrooms for decades. Now, a $250,000 grant from Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will help the College deepen and expand its programs over the next four years. The funds, says grant writer Susan Ferrari, will go toward evaluating...
Liane Ellison Norman ’59 wrote this poem about planning her 50th Grinnell College Reunion, held in 2009. Eight hundred and ten miles each way, a journey to the center of the country, Interstates 79 to 70 to 74 to 80. We left in 5 a.m. dark, fog thickening in hollows of West...
View as table Special thanks to Catherine Rod in the Grinnell College Archives for her contributions to this project. This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Spring 2010.
Seeking to maximize the benefits of the decennial accreditation process for formative reflection and conversation, the College requested and received permission from the Higher Learning Commission to engage in a Special Emphasis self study focused on an issue critical to...
Author Marjorie Bingham ’58 On May 25, 2011, Hans Wynberg, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell from 1954–56, died in his sleep at his home in Midlaren, the Netherlands. He was 88. Wynberg had spent the day being interviewed by a Canadian documentary film crew about his...
(photo courtesy of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law) I’ve been in-country for one day. I’m jet-lagged and overwhelmed by the complexity of my 24-hour experience in the Green Zone in Baghdad: the omnipresent armed guards, the ubiquitous dust in the air, the...
Assistant Professor of History Kelly Maynard (center) with students (clockwise from lower left) Paul Dampier ’12, Kim Knudsen ’10, Erik Jarvis ’12, and Briel Waxman ’12. Knudsen authored the review titled “Italian Opera Insults Catholics.” Photographer: Jim Heemstra Each...
The Burling Library’s scrapbook archives chronicle nearly one hundred years of Grinnell history in scrapbooks, created by alumni and donated to the College. Take a look at a few highlights from seven alumni scrapbooks — and get a taste of Grinnell in the early twentieth century...
Trustee Nordahl Brue ’67 had an idea and termed it “selah,” a Hebrew word for a time to pause and reflect. Brue’s idea was to celebrate the talent and achievement within the College community, to commemorate the fourth rebuilding of Grinnell’s facilities, and to honor retiring...
With recent coverage by MSNBC and the Huffington Post, sun storms are making a scene. According to the Huffington Post, a strong sun storm caused a solar flare on March 6, 2012, that was strong enough to cause earthly damage — with more such storms likely to come. But what is a...
Jeffrey Kripal — a prominent religious scholar who also has written about mutants, mystics, comic book superheroes and the paranormal — will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Scholars’ Convocation: “Authors of the Impossible: How to Think About the Paranormal”Noon,...
*/ Images by Jim Heemstra. This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Summer 2010. Pfun with the Pfishes: Vic Verrett, Lucy Green, Bob Baumann, Dewey Meyer, Tom Evans, and Art Heimann. Vic Verrett, Art Heimann, and Gordon Packard begin their workout in...
Superfabulous Video of superfabulous-molly kennedy.wmv So I was watching TV last week and I must say I'm appalled: Entertainment Tonight told me that the new Superman was gay. My first reaction was: “Nonsense!” Superman is an icon! He stands for truth, justice, and the...
James Holbrook '66 with Meg Holbrook, his wife. Originally published in the Summer 1976 Grinnell Magazine Before I recount my tale about The Magical Place, I want to make one simple observation: Angels fly because they take themselves so lightly. Once upon a time, a little boy...
There’s something magical about an old newspaper office; it’s seen so much history, heard so many stories. The old Scarlet & Black press room at the Grinnell Herald Register is such a place. The old makeup room is filled with the tools that editors of old used to ready the...
Tips? We've got more tips than a truck-stop waitress. Here are some more ideas on how to survive the recession. From Rachel Bly ’93 Director of conference operations and events in the Department of College and Alumni Relations Take turns with other families and host “game nights...
Bonnie organized a reunion of Red Emma, made up of five Grinnelllians who moved to Portland in 1971. This photo, taken 11 days before Bonnie's death, includes four of us. From left: Bonnie Tinker '69, Kristan Knapp, Beverly Schnabel '72, Kathleen Clarke, Ann Mussey '72, and...
Photo courtesy of Sarah Casson ’11 Sarah Casson ’11 has spent her year after graduation on a study-abroad experience of her own design. She’s researching the effects of climate change on food production, but is learning that and so much more. To date she has traveled to India,...
  Issue:   Summer 2007 Author:   Mark Baechtel When Grinnell's English department brought Ralph Savarese to Iowa six years ago from Florida, he saw it as a chance to nourish a range of interests that -- to an outsider, at least -- looks not only exhaustive, but...
While we were spending a lot of time on the back-end of our web management, our site grew, organically, freely, and not necessarily coherently. So we decided to take the next, long overdue step: to look what the actual user experience. Normally, people are scared of the audits...
An English major goes entrepreneurial — and loves it! Courtesy of Laura Hamilton Waxman ’93   I chose my degree by instinct, the same way I chose Grinnell. There was something about dissecting poetry and prose that made me swoon. Practicalities were far from my mind. Then...
Posted by: Raynard S. Kington I want to do everything I can to ensure good communication on campus. My first choice is always to meet and talk with you all in person, with time for some questions on your part and some listening on my part. But I realize 1) we can’t always do...
Three Grinnell students and associate professor of theatre Lesley Delmenico traveled to India last spring to learn more about social implications of drought. Delmenico developed a theatre production about women and sustainable water issues in India. Students Sunanda Vaidheesh ’...
Video of Exonerate Johnnie Lee Savory Attorney Josh Tepfer ’97 is one of the founders of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY), part of the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Ill. He shared this video about Johnnie Lee Savory,...
Ambassador Kelly will be presenting an Information Session on Monday, November 4th at 12:15 p.m. in JRC 209. Ian C. Kelly, Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, was most recently (from March 2010 to September 2013) the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and...

News Release

Grinnell, Iowa -- Houston Dougharty, vice president for student affairs at Grinnell College, was honored earlier this month at the regional meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The organization recognized Dougharty for Outstanding Performance...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year. Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics). Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Paul Hutchison...
Grinnell College today announced the creation of a $300,000 annual prize program to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change....

Piece of Work

Group Info

In the past year we made three improvements: We hired a full-time person <helpdesk[at]grinnell[dot]edu> to attend solely to classroom technology issues. We standardized classroom equipment so that students and professors do not have to learn the nuances of many different...

Webform

Please read through all of the event hosting guidelines before fully completing the Alcohol Agreement application below. Alcohol agreements must be completed by 5pm on the Friday one full week prior to the event. Upon receiving a completed Alcohol Agreement application, the...
The Commencement Committee requests your input for some important commencement weekend activities. Baccalaureate is a serious, student-organized activity held on the Sunday of Commencement Weekend. It features faculty speakers, student speakers, words from the President, and the...
  Grinnell College Feedback Service sending your e-mail to: gtones[at]grinnell[dot]edu  
Selection Process Timeline Applications for the 2015-16 fellowships will be DUE NOV. 2015. Interviews of qualified candidates will take place in December. Fellowship Selection Criteria Fellows will be selected based on:  Their academic and co-curricular preparation for this...
Please print and take to this Medical Diet Certification form to your Physician to complete to set up a special diet request.
Share news with campus. Submit an announcement or event using GrinnellShare, the College's intranet site. Log in using your Grinnell College email and password. Announcements and events for the Campus Memo (Grinnell's email newsletter) and GrinnellShare can now be submitted on...
  (1921-2009) Ralph A. Luebben spent most of his academic career at Grinnell College, where he was the College's first full-time anthropologist and the first chair of the independent Department of Anthropology. Starting in 1957, Luebben enthralled students for nearly four...
Please fill out this form so we can evaluate your request for assistance with Skype video conferencing.
The Student Activity Fund is administered through the Office of Student Affairs. This fund has beenestablished to support student initiated events and activities. The fund is intended to provide students withanother avenue to acquire funds to produce an event/activity, travel to...