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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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Gooooaaaaaalllllllllll!

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The College’s 18th president is passionate about soccer, and Mexico’s national team tops his list. And soccer is more than a sport; it’s an international language that bridges difference and provides an opportunity to share love.

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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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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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K Journey; Space Journey

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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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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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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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Come Home

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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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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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The Road Less Traveled…

Ski trail in Munising, Michigan, near Pictured Rocks National Preserve.

… requires the wherewithal to take it. And that, according to author John Hitchcock ’78 is an outcome and value of the K-Plan. Example: an impromptu winter-ski-and-camping trek that took 20 students to the very edge of the Upper Peninsula.

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