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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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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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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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Fast Track

Sally Read, blessed with one of the great surnames for a head of a school.

The time it took to reach her dream job seemed amazingly short to Sally (Warner) Read ’08. So short, in fact, she considered declining the offer at first, fearing she may not be ready. There are a lot of kids happy she changed her mind.

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Happy Hour Cheers

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Thanks to the Alumni Association Executive Board and the Department of Alumni Relations, Kalamazoo College has campuses (sort of) in some 25 cities throughout the country. You can join one, or create your own.

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Bee Man, Bee Artists

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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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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

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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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