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John Forrest Chapman was a 1924 Grinnell graduate who participated in the Grinnell-in-China program. He later became the foreign editor of Business Week magazine, a vice-president of McGraw-Hill International, and executive editor of The Harvard Business Review.
Jonathan Chenette received his Master of Music from Butler University and his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He began teaching at Grinnell College in 1983 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Music in 1989. He has served as Composer-in-Residence with the Cedar Rapids Symphony. As a composer and librettist he has also worked with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and has had works performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Symphony, and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra. He has received grants, awards, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy, the American Music Center, the Iowa Arts Council, Grinnell College, and the Grinnell Area Arts Council.
1909 June 14, born I Jamestown, New York
1928-29 Junior year at University of Nancy, France
1930 BA from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
1931 Married Laura Rice
1930-32 Instructor in romance languages at Colgate University
1933 MA from University of Wisconsin
1935 Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin
1935-29 Professor of Romance Languages, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio
1939-61 Grinnell College, Modern Language faculty
1941 Summer, Director, American Friends Service Committee, student work project, Mexico
1943-44 Coordinator of Area and Language Unites of the Army specialized Training, Assignment and Reclassification Unit (STAR), and if Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at Grinnell College.
1946-47 President, Iowa Foreign Language Association
1947-48 Director, University of Delaware Foreign Study Group in Geneva, Switzerland
1949-50 Summers. Organized and taught French Play School for children
1952-55 Served on National Council of the American Association of University Professors
1953-54 President of the Iowa Conference of the American Association of University Professors.
1956-57 Executive Secretary, Council for Basic Education, Washington D.C. Editor, Council for Basic Education Bulletin
1959-60 President, Council for Basic Education
1958-60 Chairman of the Faculty, Grinnell College
1960 Summer. Research in France and Switzerland
1961 Appointed to Seth Richards Chair of Modern Languages
1961 Sept. 3. Died of cancer, Grinnell, Iowa
Dr. Conard (1874-1971) received the B.S. and M.A. degrees from Haverford College and received a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. He was member of the Department of Biology at Grinnell College from 1906 to 1944. He was a botanist, a bryologist, and an authority on bryophytes (especially the mosses) and waterlilies.