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Chenette, Jonathan

  • Person

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.

Clapp, Harold L.

  • Person
  • 1909-1961

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

Community Service Center

Historical Note: The Community Service Center began in 1988 with a student community service grant from ACTION and with funding from Grinnell College. The mission of the Center is to support volunteer projects that address poverty- related issues, promote positive social change, and develop cross-cultural understanding. Projects in which students have participated fall into seven categories: tutoring projects, social service agencies' programs, and programs serving adults with special needs, children, homeless people, women, and senior citizens. Student volunteers usually commit one to five hours per week on an ongoing basis.

Center directors have been:

Heather Kenvin Hietala, 1988-91

Amy Eilert Graves, 1991-2007

Conard, Henry S.

  • Person
  • (1874-1971)

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.

Congregational Church (Hartwick, Iowa)

The Congregational Church of Hartwick was probably moved to Hartwick, IA during the 1880s. There is no record of the previous location or indication of the date the church was established in Harwick, but the earliest recorded reception of a member into the church was 1882. Some of the early pastors were W.E. Sawerman, A.H. Fish, Henry Willson, and Otis Crawford. Declining membership led to the closure of the church in 1999 (?).

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