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The Social Gospel in Grinnell


“The Social Gospel in Grinnell” is now on display in Burling Gallery on the lower level of Burling Library. Using materials from the Special Collections and Archives, this exhibit explores the main figures of the Social Gospel Movement in Grinnell and how the movement affected the town and College.  In addition to the physical exhibit, you can learn more about the Social Gospel Movement in Grinnell online.


The Social Gospel Movement of the late 19th century arose in response to the social and economic disruptions of the times. Grinnell became a center of this movement when George A. Gates became president of Iowa College and George D. Herron was appointed Professor of Applied Christianity. While Herron became nationally known for his fiery rhetoric, it was  Gates whose Social Gospel ethos transformed the College.


This exhibit was curated by retired Archivist of the College, Catherine Rod and student, Matthew McCarthy ’17.







Department of Chinese & Japanese Graduation Dinner 2017


The Department of Chinese and Japanese hosted its annual graduation dinner on May 12, 2017, at Chuong Garden in town. Those present included six faculty members in Chinese and Japanese and six graduating seniors: Daniel Delay (East Asian Studies Concentration), Mona Choo (Independent Japanese major), Anthony Lam (Chinese major), Sophie Wright (Chinese major), Megan Caufield (Chinese major), and Nola Novak (Independent Japanese major).







Writers@Grinnell: Bennett Sims


Bennett Sims imageAward winning author Bennett Sims will read from his work on Friday, April 28, at the final Writers@Grinnell event this semester.  Bennett will be reading from "White Dialogues," a horror story set at a lecture on Hitchcock's Vertigo.  His presentation will also include a multimedia piece incorporating visuals from the film. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 4:15 p.m. in Burling Library Lounge.


The spring writing contest winners will be announced after the reading.


Bennett Sims is the author of the novel A Questionable Shape, which received the Bard Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Believer Book Award. White Dialogues, a story collection, is forthcoming in September 2017. His stories have appeared in A Public Space, Conjunctions, Electric Literature, Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, and the 2015 Pushcart Prize Anthology. He has taught at Bard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently teaching the Weird Fiction short course at Grinnell.


Refreshments will be served.


Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If you plan to attend this event and need accommodation, please contact Burling Library as soon as possible to make your request.







Chemistry Research Presented at ACS National Meeting


Continuing an annual tradition, chemistry and biological chemistry students and faculty from Grinnell College attended the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting this spring. Eighteen students and three of their faculty mentors traveled to San Francisco to join nearly 19,000 other chemistry-focused folks. Our students participated in poster sessions and attended talks, career fairs, and other conference activities.


The Grinnell College group often meets up with alumni who are also at the conference. Faculty get to reconnect with past students and mentees, and current students get to network with alumni who have chosen careers in chemistry.


Students discuss their research with others at the spring 2017 ACS national meeting.


Photo caption: Students discuss their research with others at the spring 2017 ACS national meeting. On the left, Sam Lopez '18 with his poster in the Geochemistry division. On the right, William Rebelsky '17 and Katie Parrish '18 have neighboring posters in the Chemical Education division. 







April 18 Student Research Symposium Poster Session


The Grinnell College Libraries is excited to be a part of the Student Research Symposium this year.  Come join our Grinnell students across all divisions who will present their posters from 4-6 p.m. in Burling Lounge.  


The symposium is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available.


Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If you plan to attend this event and need accommodation, please contact Burling Library as soon as possible to make your request.







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