Features

For K Professor, Home is Where the Help is

Disaster help

A few weeks after Hurricane Maria, Associate Professor Adriana Garriga-Lopez and others at Kalamazoo College and in the community created Todo Kalamazoo con Puerto Rico to help with disaster aid.

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Struggle, then Metamorphosis

Reko Coy

Bryan Rekowski’s girlfriend’s younger brother was struggling at a small liberal arts college. So Bryan (class of 2010) wrote to him. His article, adapted from that letter, suggests growth comes from struggle, and struggle requires risks.

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Earth Words

students farming

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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LEED-Like Leaders

Students and Faculty by the unfinished Fitness and Wellness Center

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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Take a Bite!

medium bites flier

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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Great Chemistry Inspires a Unique Anniversary Gift

wedding

Couple marks first anniversary of their marriage by making sure STEM internships are available to K women early in their relationships with science.

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Come Home

Buzz and friends

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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From Crayon to Key Art

measuring a picture frame

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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Key K Asian Studies Architect Reflects on a Three-Decade Project

Photo of Professor Madeline Chu.

Retiring Chinese professor Madeline Chu describes three distinct decades of achievement–bringing China to K; bringing K to China; and expanding the foundation of the program.

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Blogger De-Fogger

Professor of Psychology Siu-Lan Tan

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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