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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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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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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

friends posing

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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Professor, Former Student Cook Up Kettle Corn Business Partnership

Kettle Corn

Kalamazoo College alumnus David Rhoa and Professor Tim Moffit partnered to buy Kalamazoo Kettle Corn in August 2017 from the business’s husband-and-wife founders.

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Being There

Grace Gilmore '15 and Lindsay Worthington '15

“There” was the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington D.C. And having TWO K students as finalists was a rare theatrical achievement. Congratulations to Grace Gilmore and Lindsay Worthington.

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Eating Dearborn

flatbread and zaatar

Everyone eats. One way to celebrate our differences in a way that affirms what we share in common is to explore one another’s food and its influences. A grandson of immigrants did that in Dearborn, Michigan.

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