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Earth Words

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English instructor (and Writing Center director) Amy Newday’s courses in ecopoetry and community-supported agriculture share a common theme of sustainability and sow seeds in both the earth and minds.

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Uncommon Reading

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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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New Major Added

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Kalamazoo College students laud (twice!) the approval of the Critical Ethnic Studies in November of 2014. Calls for the change go back four decades; the response puts K at the forefront of the discipline.

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How to Grow a Poet

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There’s no richer soil than that of Kalamazoo College. Seniors Kate Belew and Jane Huffman, two of the most outstanding writers (in a class of outstanding writers), share a pair of mentors—Diane Seuss and Conrad Hilberry.

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Gracious Stumbling

Our mystery writer at a book signing.

For Barbara Heming ’66, gracious living is a multifaceted journey that has included religion, teaching, healthcare, ministry, as well as residency in several states and countries. Her newest adventure: Whodunits.

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Blogger De-Fogger

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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.

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Take a Bite!

AAEB’s one-page menu, Alumni Bites, provides engagement opportunities of various sizes to support admission, career development, and alumni relations.

The Alumni Association Executive Board has prepared a menu of engagement opportunities for K graduates. Small, medium, and large volunteer “bites” are ready for tasting, and all are important.

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Memories, Mistakes, and Memos

The staff of Judge Jeffery Hopkins at the United States Bankruptcy Court (Cincinnati, Ohio) included (l-r): Matthew Harte ''07, Patricia Francis, Hopkins, Andrea Johnson ''15, and Richard Jones.

An internship at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Cincinnati, Ohio, helped Andrea Johnson ’15 learn much about more than just legal research and writing. Good law, and a good life, requires mistakes and multiple drafts.

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Where the TinyTent AT?

Emily Sklar ''15 encounters a wild pony in Grayson Highlands, a portion of the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail hike she is doing for her Senior Individualized Project.

Move over Bill Bryson, make way for Appalachian Trail Hornet (Through)-Hikers Emily Sklar ’15 and Margaux Reckard ’13, off from Georgia and bound for Maine! Join them on their blog (and Emily’s SIP journey).

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Korean Soundscapes

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

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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