Earth Words


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


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


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


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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K Journey; Space Journey


A half-a-planet, multi-month trek was no obstacle to Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti’s desire for a liberal arts education at Kalamazoo College. His K-Plan included the launch of a NASA mission to study the earth’s magnetosphere.

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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


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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Come Home


Homecoming is a lot more than what most alumni think. And your Alumni Association Executive Board provides an array of events that connect alumni with one another and with their alma mater. They make homecoming a year-long opportunity.

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