From Crayon to Key Art


Art appraiser Kendra Eberts ’07 has a vision—a Kalamazoo-based art gallery and cafe/coffee shop. She rendered her first business plan for the idea at the age of four, in crayon. Her K-Plan has played a key role since then.

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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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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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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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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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LEED-Like Leaders


Kalamazoo College’s new fitness and wellness center will be green in large part because of the efforts of two student LEED-equivalent auditors. The collaborative solution (so like K!) carries a nice solar-panel side effect.

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Bee Man, Bee Artists


One of the most original ArtPrize entries in 2014 was the collaboration of K alum Ladislav Hanka’s (class of 1975) with his bees. Their combination of etching and honeycomb made the competition’s short list for awards.

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Gum-shoe Duty

Gum-shoe duty

A careful search of historical records leads College archivist Lisa Murphy ’98 to conclude that Charles Lewis Williams Jr., class of 1907, was the first African American to earn a degree at Kalamazoo College.

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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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The Light and the Dark


The debut novel of writer Morowa Yejidé has earned high praise and several award nominations. Its themes have roots in her K experience, and Yejidé will be on campus this month to share her work in person with the K community.

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