In this issue: Winter 2016

Global Engagement
Strategy Session

The Institute for Global Engagement: Cultivating a Global Mindset

David Cook-Martín, assistant vice president for global education and senior international officer, talks about the Institute for Global Engagement.

Ibuki Ogasawara attempts a field goal
Pioneers

Goal-Driven, Team-Oriented

Ibuki Ogasawara ’17 first got the notion to play American football when, as a newly arrived first-year, he saw Grinnell’s team eating together in the dining hall. “I wanted to be a part of that,” he says. “That was my motivation.”

Kesho Scott
Campus News

Kesho Scott Inducted into Iowa African-American Hall of Fame

IAAHF recognizes the outstanding achievements of African-Americans who have enhanced the quality of life for all Iowans.

Tammy Nyden and Eliza Willis with others at ceremony where Nyden was given the Isabel Turner Award
Campus News

Improving Children’s Mental Health

Tammy Nyden was honored with the Isabel Turner Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in advocacy for improving children’s mental health services.

Real Foods Coordinator Molly Schintler encourages students to sample real foods.
Campus News

Real Foods Coordinator Brings New Perspective

Real Foods Coordinator Molly Schintler works to “ensure that the food people have access to is truly nourishing to people and the planet.”

Dining Hall activity during the lunch hour
Campus News

Student Dining Worker Union Ratifies Contract, Raises Pay

After nearly 4 months of bargaining, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) and Grinnell administrators ratified a one-year contract.

Penny Bender Sebring ’64 and her husband, Charles Ashby Lewis
Giving

Supporting a Career Community Model

Penny Bender Sebring ’64 and Charles Lewis establish second CLS career community.

Alumni Council
Giving

Changes Grounded in Tradition

This fall’s Alumni Council gathering focused primarily on two key issues occupying Grinnell at the moment, diversity and inclusion, and “Global Grinnell.” 

I voted
Back Talk

From Egypt to Iowa

I recently became a U.S. citizen; and the day I took my oath, I voted in my first presidential election.