Grinnell, Iowa - More than 1,400 Grinnell College alumni, friends and family will return to campus for Grinnell College’s 135th Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 28–June 1, traveling from as far as China, Thailand and Israel to enjoy a full weekend of programming.
Alumni College, which begins Wednesday, May 28, gives former students a chance to return to the classroom with courses on various types of revolution. Alumni College courses will be taught by Kesho Scott, sociology and American studies; Marc Chamberland, mathematics and statistics; Eliza Willis, political science; and Michael Guenther, history. Jon Andelson ’70, the Rosenfield Professor in Social Science-Anthropology and director of the college’s Center for Prairie Studies, will moderate a panel discussion.
Wayne Moyer, the Rosenfield Professor of Political Science, will present the annual faculty lecture, “Addressing Climate Change in the World and in the Grinnell College 2012 Policy Studies Seminar,” at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, in Room 302 of Alumni Recitation Hall.
Alumni Awards for service to professions, the college, and community will be presented to 9 honored members of reunion classes on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Herrick Chapel.
Other weekend highlights include an all-reunion picnic, alumni 5K fun run, class dinners, the traditional bakery run, and tours of campus buildings and the community.
Many returning alumni will arrive early on Thursday to have some time to spend in town before reunion begins on Friday.