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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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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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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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Fine Arts Connector

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Susan Schroeder Larson ’63, one of K’s study abroad pioneers, cites caring relationships as the bedrock of the K experience and shares her memories of the late Nelda Balch, professor emerita of theatre arts.

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Matriarchy, Mezcal, and Mole

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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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Blazer and Believer

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For senior business major De’Angelo Glaze, Commencement day will be a Janus-like moment, the look back and the look forward poised on a four-year fulcrum of his hard work and the love of family and friends.

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Sneak Peek

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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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