Features

Retiring K Professor Celebrates Long Musical Journey

Jim Turner

For more than two decades, Professor Jim Turner used music and voices to connect and celebrate the diversity of K’s community.

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New Major Added

Ethnic Studies class

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!

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 (and very popular blogger) 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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The Road Less Traveled…

snowy path

… 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

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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