• Uncommon Reading
    Uncommon Reading
  • Korean Soundscapes
    Korean Soundscapes
  • Complicated Demons
    Complicated Demons
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Uncommon Reading

There’s nothing common about Kalamazoo College’s Summer Common Reading program – so unique and marvelous that some people call it subversive. The 2014 selection was WE NEED NEW NAMES by NoViolet Bulawayo.

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Blogger De-Fogger

In an eye blink K professor Siu Lan Tan has progressed from not knowing what a blog was to becoming one of the medium’s most popular practitioners. She peels the curtain of the quotidian and reveals insights into psychology.

In the 1980s Gary (second from left) and his teacher Kim (left) perform farmer’s music with the latter’s band.

Korean Soundscapes

Nora Hauk ’04 has lived in Korea for several years. She discovered and shares the story of fellow K alum Gary Rector ’65, who has lived there more than 40 years. The way Korea became his home has much to do with music.

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Matriarchy, Mezcal, and Mole

Alumni and spouses Carolyn Berg ’72 and David Hammond ’73 visited the Oaxaca, Mexico, region to see its archaeological preservations and to eat its delectable and nuanced cuisine. Carolyn’s career service made it a homecoming of sorts.

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Sneak Peek

Some 50 students enjoyed the opportunity of Summer 2014 externships, a kind of crystal ball or sneak peek into life-after-Kalamazoo-College possibilities. And the guide for these forward-looking tours are often K alums.

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Complicated Demons

Carly Orosz Robbins ’07 has published her first novel and created a new “webcomic” as a bridge between it and its sequel. The novel taps wellsprings from Kalamazoo College: literature, creative writing, and sociology and anthropology.

Senior Katie Moffit answers discusses her research with “SIP Czar” Ahmed Hussen.

“Next” Questions

Asking the hard question, no matter how obvious, followed by full engagement with the “next” question is a hallmark of a K education, explained alumnus Will Robbie ’04 during the inaugural economics and business department SIP symposium.

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Drones Protest

K alumni members of Peace House participated in a march from Chicago to Battle Creek (Mich.) protesting the use of drone technology in warfare. The Battle Creek wing commander shares the military’s point of view.

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Golden Ending

Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College celebrated its first 50 years in the 2013-14 season. BeLight completes its year-long tribute to the golden anniversary with short features on two theatre majors who graduated in June.

AAEB President Alexandra Altman (right) pictured with Board Chair Charlotte Hall ’66 (left) and Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson Oyelaran

Letter from the AAEB President

The Alumni Association Executive Board represents the some 20,000 K alumni living throughout the world. The AAEB helps the College connect alums with each other and with their alma mater.