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Calendar of Events

Mar. 29 10 A.M. Women’s Tennis v. Olivet College, Stowe Stadium
1 P.M. Women’s Lacrosse v. Keuka College, MacKenzie Field
2 P.M. Men’s Tennis v. Trine University, Stowe Stadium
Mar. 30 10 A.M. Men’s Tennis v. Adrian College, Stowe Stadium
1 P.M. Baseball v. Alma College (DH), NOTE: This “home” game will be played at the Davenport College baseball field in Grand Rapids!
2 P.M. Women’s Tennis v. Adrian College, Stowe Stadium
Mar. 31 Spring Term Classes Begin
5 P.M. Baseball v. Calvin College, Woodworth Field, (single 7-inning game) POSTPONED because of field conditions and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1, at 5 P.M.
Mar. 31 – June 5 Sincerely Yours: Noteworthy Signatures from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection,” exhibit that includes the documents, letters, and books from Franklin, Lafayette, Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, and others. A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, Upjohn Library Commons Third Floor. Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1 PM to 3 PM, or by appointment (269.337.7147). NOTE: the exhibit will be closed May 19 through May 30.
Apr. 1 5 P.M. Baseball v. Calvin College, Woodworth Field, (single 7-inning game) POSTPONED because of field conditions and rescheduled for Monday, April 7, at 4:30 P.M.
Apr. 2 2 P.M. Baseball v. Alma College (DH), Woodworth Field
4 P.M. Men’s Tennis v. Calvin College, Stowe Stadium
7 P.M. Women’s Lacrosse v. St. Mary’s College, MacKenzie Field
Apr. 3 5 P.M. Baseball v. Alma College, Woodworth Field, (single 7-inning game) POSTPONED because of field conditions and rescheduled for Friday, April 4, at 5 P.M.
Apr. 4 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Leadership at Kalamazoo College. Come and learn more about the experiences of student leaders across campus. Stetson Chapel
5 P.M. Baseball v. Alma College, Woodworth Field, (single 7-inning game) POSTPONED because of field conditions and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, at 5 P.M.
Apr. 5 1 P.M. Softball v. Hope College (DH), Softball Field POSTPONED because of field conditions
2 P.M. Q/A and Craft Talk with Poets Aracelis Girmay and Ilya Kaminsky, part of the 2014 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
7 P.M. Aracelis Girmay and Ilya Kaminsky Reading and More, 2014 Kalamazoo Poetry Festival closing event, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Apr. 6 1 P.M. Baseball v. Albion College (DH), Woodworth Field
2 P.M. Men’s Tennis v. University of Chicago, Stowe Stadium
Apr. 7 4:30 P.M. Baseball v. Calvin College, Woodworth Field, (single 7-inning game) NOTE: Rescheduled from April 1
Apr. 8 5 P.M. Baseball v. Alma College, Woodworth Field, (single 7-inning game) NOTE: Rescheduled from April 4
6 P.M. Cambodian Son, film viewing and discussion with the film’s director, Masahiro Sugano, sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Dewing Hall Room 103
Apr. 9 10 AM to 6 PM. Tuition Freedom Day. Did you know that tuition covers about two-thirds of what it costs to educate a K student? Tuition Freedom Day is a gratitude event where the Kalamazoo College community thanks those who make charitable contributions to the College in support of scholarships, faculty excellence, and the immediate needs of the College. Weimer K. Hicks Center
4 P.M. Women’s Tennis v. Calvin College, Stowe Stadium
7 P.M. “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914,” the 2014 Kalamazoo College Department of History Moritz Lecture, delivered by Dr. Christopher Clark, professor of history, Cambridge University, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
Apr. 10 4:10 P.M. “How We Can (Finally) Get More Women Into STEM Fields,” The 2014 Jennifer Mills Lecture, delivered by Professor Eileen Pollack, University of Michigan. Professor Pollack  received her undergraduate degree in physics (Yale University) and a M.F.A. in creative writing (University of Iowa) and is a faculty member of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.  She has published numerous works of fiction and creative non-fiction. She also published the article “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” in the New York Times. Dewing Hall Room 103
6 P.M. Men’s Tennis v. Western Michigan University, Stowe Stadium
7 P.M. Readings from the Fiction of Eileen Pollack, A 2014 Jennifer Mills Lecture event, featuring Professor Eileen Pollack, University of Michigan. Professor Pollack  received her undergraduate degree in physics (Yale University) and a M.F.A. in creative writing (University of Iowa) and is a faculty member of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.  She has published numerous works of fiction and creative non-fiction. She also published the article “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” in the New York Times. Dewing Hall Room 103
Apr. 11 11 A.M. Community Reflection: La Lucha y La Victoria. When La Lucha (the struggle or the fight) ends we enter La Victoria (the victory), the metaphorical point in our lives in which we have accomplished what we have set out to do. Sometimes there’s sacrifice along the way and people aren’t able to see La Victoria. We want to use this time to invite the community to reflect with us on our personal luchas and speak on how we envision our individual victorias. Sponsored by MECHA and the Latin Student Organization. Stetson Chapel
Apr. 12 11 A.M. The Aftermath of the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, discussion sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Hicks Center Banquet Room
1 P.M. Baseball v. Hope College, Woodworth Field
3 P.M. Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Concert. Winners of the Bach Festival’s annual Young Vocalist Competition perform in this special award recital.  This concert features the most promising young vocalists from the four-state region in both high school and college divisions.  Meet the vocalists at a light reception following the concert. Light Fine Arts Building
Apr. 14 7 P.M. Women’s Lacrosse v. Defiance College, MacKenzie Field
Apr. 16 1:15 P.M. Author Visit: Novella Carpenter (author of Farm City), part of the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Reading Together Program, Dalton Theatre and Light Fine Arts Building
Apr. 17 3:30 P.M. Softball v. St. Mary’s (DH), Softball Field
4 P.M. “Literature and Depth of Mind,” lecture by Lisa Ruddick, Ph.D., University of Chicago. What conduces to the feeling of aliveness? Why do good poems and novels seem to draw us close to something we’d call being? Is there a way to talk about this phenomenon in non-fuzzy, theoretical terms? These questions offer occasion for exploring the intersections of  aesthetic theory, psychoanalytic theory, and religion. Presented by the Department of English. Dewing Hall Room 103
Apr. 18 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Earth Day 2014: Sustainability at K. Join Envorg in a reflection about our relationship with the natural world. We will discuss how to better live in our environment, and we will all walk away feeling empowered to promote environmentally-conscious living. Stetson Chapel
2 P.M. Baseball v. Olivet College (DH), Woodworth Field
Apr. 19 1 P.M. Women’s Lacrosse v. Hope College, McKenzie Field
1 P.M. Women’s Tennis v. Albion College, Stowe Stadium
3 P.M. Senior Individualized Project Music Recital by Ramon Rochester ’14, Stetson Chapel
Apr. 21 3:30 P.M. Softball v. Defiance College (DH), Softball Field
Apr. 23 3:30 P.M. Softball v. Alma College (DH), Softball Field
4 P.M. Men’s Tennis v. Alma College, Stowe Stadium
6 P.M. Leadership Dinner with Dr. Reid Gomez, the Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Hicks Center Banquet Room
Apr. 25 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Founders Day. Celebrating 181 years of community. Stetson Chapel
Apr. 26 9 A.M. Piano Master Class, by Aaron Goldstein, pianist featured in the 2014 Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Dalton Theatre
11:30 A.M. Brahms’ Piano Quintet (First Movement), Performance with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony, Dalton Theatre
1 P.M. Softball v. Olivet College (DH), Softball Field
1 P.M. Women’s Lacrosse v. Calvin College, McKenzie Field
Apr. 27 1 P.M. Baseball v. Adrian College (DH), Woodworth Field
1 P.M. Women’s Lacrosse v. Olivet College, McKenzie Field
Apr. 28 7:30 P.M. “Rarely Do You See a Drunken Jew: The Images of the Gentile Lower Class Among Jewish Intellectuals, 1881-1920,” lecture by Dr. Gil Ribak, director of the Institute on American Jewish-Israeli Relations, and assistant professor of Jewish and Israeli studies at the American Jewish University (Los Angeles, Calif.). Dewing Hall Room 103
May 1 2 P.M. Baseball v. Rochester College (DH), Woodworth Field
8 P.M. “Math Fun Facts,” the annual George Kitchen Memorial Lecture, delivered by Professor Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College, Stetson Chapel
May 2 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Yom HaShoah: Remembering the Holocaust. Please join the Jewish Student Organization in remembering the Holocaust through the words and thoughts of students. Stetson Chapel
2 P.M. LOCATION CHANGE Baseball v. Trine University (DH), Woodworth Field GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT TRINE UNIVERSITY
May 4 1. P.M. Baseball v. Trine University (DH), Woodworth Field
May 7 4 P.M. Social Justice Senior Individualized Project Symposium, seniors present capstone research work in areas germane to social justice, sponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Light Fine Arts Lobby
May 9 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Gender, Drag, and the Culture of Queer: Real Talk about Crystal Ball. Several members of the  LGBTQ community and/or drag culture will reflect on what drag means to them and how drag at Crystal Ball can be done well and respectfully.  Come learn why this is important for our campus community. Sponsored by Kaleidoscope. Stetson Chapel
8 P.M. Symphonic Band Concert, Dalton Theatre
May 10 8 P.M. Jazz Band Concert, Dalton Theatre
May 15 7 P.M. “Healing Publics:  Why the Study of Religion, Health, and the Body is not a Case of Mind Over Matter,” the 2014 Armstrong Lecture, Dr. Pamela Klassen, Professor for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. At a time when many scholars of religion are turning increasingly to cognitive science, neuro-scientific tools of measurement, and the “biological body” as keys to unlock the mysteries of how religion and healing intersect, Klassen argues that two different kinds of memory are crucial for research on religion, health, and the body. Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
May 16 11 A.M. Community Reflection: The Importance of Political Diversity. Come reflect on the variety of diverse political views on campus and challenge yourself to welcome and respect all political views.  Sponsored by the College Republicans. Stetson Chapel
May 18 4 P.M. Bach Festival Spring Finale Concert, the Bach Festival Chorus and Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Professor of Music James Turner. Program includes J.S. Bach, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, and Fauré’s Requiem. Tickets are $25 and $16 for adults; $5 for students. Tickets available by phone (269.337.7407) or online. Stetson Chapel
May 19 7 P.M. 27th Annual Bach Around the Block Organ Crawl. The churches surrounding downtown’s Bronson Park have some of the most magnificent pipe organs in all of Michigan. Come and hear three of them played by the area’s most gifted organists at this progressive concert event (in collaboration with Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists). Event begins at First Congregational Church (345 W. Michigan Avenue)
May 20 6:30 P.M. Bach Community Sing – Where the Audience is the Chorus. Join members of the greater Kalamazoo community in a choral tribute to J.S. Bach. Three guest choral conductors choose music by Bach or his followers and then will rehearse singers for 30 minutes each from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. Following a light reception, participating singers will re-gather to perform what they’ve rehearsed. All singers from the community are invited. No additional rehearsal is required. Music may be downloaded from the Bach Festival’s website. Light Fine Arts Building
May 21 12 P.M. Bach’s Lunch Concert. Enjoy this light lunchtime concert featuring faculty, students, and friends of the Kalamazoo College community. Bring your own sack lunch or purchase one from us in advance for this delightful one-hour recital. Light Fine Arts Building
May 23 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Do You Lift, Bro?: A Conversation on Masculinity. This reflection aims to spark conversation about masculinity, male socialization, and the perpetuation of patriarchy.  Join us in reflecting on how notions of masculinity affect men and women on campus and beyond. Sponsored by S3A. Stetson Chapel
May 30 11 A,M. Community Reflection: The Cauldron Unveiling and Celebration. Come celebrate the unveiling of the 2014 edition of the student literature and arts journal, The Cauldron. The authors will read their award-winning work, and free copies of the journal will be available to everyone. Stetson Chapel
7 P.M. Vocal Performance by Kelly Eubank ’14, Connable Recital Hall
May 31 2 P.M. Senior Individualized Project Vocal Recital by Madeline Aborn ’14, Stetson Chapel
4:30 P.M. Senior Individualized Project Piano Recital by Nathalie Botezatu, Dalton Theatre
8 P.M. Echoes of Spain, Concert by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia, Dalton Theatre
June 1 4 P.M. Kalamazoo College Singers Concert, Stetson Chapel
June 3 6:30 P.M. Concert by the International Percussion Ensemble, featuring guest artist Ken Koshio, Dalton Theatre
June 4 4 P.M. Applied Music Recital, Connable Recital Hall
7 P.M. Harp Recital, featuring the students of Ellen Grafius, Connable Recital Hall
June 5 7:30 P.M. Composition Recital, featuring the students of Adam Schumaker, Connable Recital Hall
8 P.M. Student Documentary Film Festival (showing different films on June 5 and June 6) Dewing Hall Room 103
June 6 11 A.M. Community Reflection: Student Commission Awards and Inauguration. At this annual reflection current Student Commission members present the Amy Trenkle Campus Leadership Award, the William Crockett Staff Award, and the Frances Diebold Award. The new executive board and general commission members for 2014-2015 will be sworn in and share their aspirations for the upcoming term. Stetson Chapel
5 P.M. Burgers and Blues, featuring the Kalamazoo College Jazz Band, Upper Quad
8 P.M. Student Documentary Film Festival (showing different films on June 5 and June 6) Dewing Hall Room 103
Spring Term Classes End
June 9-11 Spring Term Final Exams
June 15 1 P.M. Commencement 2014, Campus Quadrangle