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Calendar of Events

5 January Winter Term 2015 Classes Begin
5 January – 12 March  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Petals & Paws, Selected Flora and Fauna Resources in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection, for information, please call 269.337.7147. A.M. Todd Rare Book Room in the Upjohn Library Commons
7 January 7:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Saint Mary’s College, Anderson Athletic Center
9 January 11 a.m. Community Reflection: Civic Disengagement. Student Commission leads a conversation about the role of community and government in the shaping of active and engaged citizens at Kalamazoo College and beyond, Stetson Chapel
10 January 3 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Olivet College, Anderson Athletic Center
14 January 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Trine University, Anderson Athletic Center
15 January 7 p.m. Kalamazoo College English Department Faculty Reading, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
16 January 11 a.m. Community Reflection: The Determination to Dream: The Courage to Achieve Regardless of Barriers. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community reflection is an opportunity for faculty, staff, ands tudents to speak from their own experiences on the this year’s theme: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Stetson Chapel
6 p.m. Swimming and Diving v. Calvin College, Kalamazoo College Natatorium
19 January 10:50 a.m. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, Lecture by Reverend Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Chapter NAACP, Stetson Chapel
21 January 6 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Adrian College, Anderson Athletic Center
7:30 p.m. What’s Missing in Middle East Reporting? lecture/discussion with journalist Mark Lavie, author of Broken Spring. Event sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Kalamazoo College and Hillel Campus Alliance of Michigan, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
8 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Calvin College, Anderson Athletic Center
22 January 4 p.m. Conversation with Buddhist Reverend Jimyo about her relationship with religion and spirituality, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
23 January 11 a.m. Community Reflection: Why is Happy Wrong? Does (and, if so, why does) the culture of K insist that one ought to feel bad if one’s stress level isn’t as outrageous that of one’s peers?  Is there a way to value the things that make our souls happy while still being excellent at academics?  Join this “Secret Conversation” about the culture of unhappiness at K. Stetson Chapel
6 p.m. Men’s Swimming and Diving v. Wabash College, Kalamazoo College Natatorium
24 January 1 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Hope College, Anderson Athletic Center
3 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Trine University, Anderson Athletic Center
7 p.m. Piano Recital featuring Ang Li, who will works by Gluck, Sgambati, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Gershwin. Li is ranked among the top classical pianists in the World by The Cliburn Competition (2009) and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ruïnekerk of Bergen in the Netherlands, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in China. Dalton Theatre
25 January 4 p.m. Reflections Past and Present, recital by Katelin Spencer, soprano, who will perform works by Faure, Schubert, Bernstein, and Carpenter, Stetson Chapel
28 January 7:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Olivet College, Anderson Athletic Center
29 January 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Documentary Film–”Anita: Speaking Truth to Power.” RAISE YOUR VOICE event (RAISE YOUR VOICE introduces Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo community to nationally known artists, activists, writers, and scholars actively working to end hostility and violence against women.) Alamo Drafthouse. NOTE: Admission to all RYV events is free of charge, but tickets are required and may be picked up at the Lee Honors College between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (269) 387-3230. Tickets for this event also are available at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.
30 January 11 a.m. Community Reflection: Why We Play. Current and alumni student-athletes articulate the purpose and meaning of athletics at Kalamazoo College. Stetson Chapel
30 and 31 January Friday, 7 p.m., (keynote introductory address by Dr. Alhaji Njai, research scientist, Proctor and Gamble, Inc., and research fellow in pathological sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (symposium). Ebola in Perspective: Our Roles as Global Citizens.  Event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the Kalamazoo community. For further information and to RSVP for Saturday’s symposium please contact Jax Lee Gardner (269.337.7053.)
31 January 9:30 a.m. Women’s Tennis v. Baldwin Wallace College, Markin Racquet Center
3 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Albion College, Anderson Athletic Center
1 February 3 p.m. Guitar Recital by Matthew Cosgrove, Dalton Theatre
4 p.m. Concert featuring the St. Olaf Choir (Bach Festival 2015 Event), tickets available by phone at 269-337-7407 or online (adult $28-$15 / student $5), Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Avenue. The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is the premier a cappella choir in the United States. For over a century, the choir has set a standard of choral excellence and remained at the forefront of choral artistry. Conducted since 1990 by Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir continues to develop the tradition that originated with its founder, F. Melius Christiansen.
3 February 7 p.m. Public Lecture–Anita Hill: “Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law, and on College Campuses: From 1991 to Today.” RAISE YOUR VOICE event. (RAISE YOUR VOICE introduces Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo community to nationally known artists, activists, writers, and scholars actively working to end hostility and violence against women.) Chenery Auditorium. NOTE: Admission to all RYV events is free of charge, but tickets are required and may be picked up at the Lee Honors College between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (269) 387-3230. Tickets for this event also are available at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.
4 February 7:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Alma College, Anderson Athletic Center
4-5 February 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 17th Annual High School Choral Festival (Bach Festival 2015 Event), Dalton Theatre. Clinician Sigrid Johnson, associate conductor of VocalEssence and conductor of the Manitou Singers at St. Olaf College, will coach 10 school choirs from across southwest Michigan.  The festival provides singers with an opportunity for education and growth in a non-competitive setting.
5 February 8 P.M. “Detroit Bankruptcy: Lessons Learned,” the 2015 William Weber Lecture in Social Science, the Honorable Gerald Rosen ’73, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and chief judicial administrator for the Detroit bankruptcy case, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
 7 February  9:30 a.m. Men’s Tennis v. Ohio Wesleyan University, Markin Racquet Center
3:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis v. Ohio Wesleyan University, Markin Racquet Center
11 February 6 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Calvin College, Anderson Athletic Center
8 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Hope College, Anderson Athletic Center
12 February 7:30 p.m. The Gas Heart and Wooed and Viewed (Senior Performance Series) directed by Joseph Westerfield ’15 and Arik Mendelevitz ’15, respectively, $5, Dungeon Theatre (Light Fine Arts Building)
13 February 11 a.m. Community Reflection: “Kalamazoo College: Where Your best Hasn’t Been Good Enough Since 1833.” During this “secret Conversation” presenters share stories of feeling not good enough or falling short of an archetypal standard of achievement. Stetson Chapel
8 p.m. The Gas Heart and Wooed and Viewed (Senior Performance Series) directed by Joseph Westerfield ’15 and Arik Mendelevitz ’15, respectively, $5, Dungeon Theatre (Light Fine Arts Building)
14 February 9:30 a.m. Men’s Tennis v. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Markin Racquet Center
3 p.m. Women’s Basketball v. Albion College, Anderson Athletic Center
8 p.m. The Gas Heart and Wooed and Viewed (Senior Performance Series) directed by Joseph Westerfield ’15 and Arik Mendelevitz ’15, respectively, $5, Dungeon Theatre (Light Fine Arts Building)
15 February 2 p.m. The Gas Heart and Wooed and Viewed (Senior Performance Series) directed by Joseph Westerfield ’15 and Arik Mendelevitz ’15, respectively, $5, Dungeon Theatre (Light Fine Arts Building)
20 February 11 a.m. Community Reflection: The Index. Students, faculty, and members from the local media discuss the ways we consume media and the importance of being an informed citizen. Stetson Chapel
7:30 p.m. Concert by the Kalamazoo College Symphonic Band, Dalton Theatre
21 February 9 a.m. Men’s Tennis v. Wabash College, Markin Racquet Center
3 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Alma College, Anderson Athletic Center
8 p.m. Concert by the Kalamazoo College Jazz Band, Dalton Theatre
26 February 7:30 p.m. Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), $5 students with ID, $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older and guests of faculty and staff (faculty and staff with ID may attend at no charge), Nelda K. Balch Theatre. (To reserve tickets, please call 269.337.7333. Tickets will be held in the box office under your name and may be paid for when you arrive. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain time; the doors to the theatre open about 15-20 minutes before curtain.  Please note that no food or beverage of any kind is permitted in the theatre.)
27 February 11 a.m. Community Reflection: Creating Space for Mental Difference. This “Secret Conversation” focuses on the pressure to hide mental illnesses and mood disorders and the community impact and implications of that pressure. Stetson Chapel
8 p.m. Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), $5 students with ID, $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older and guests of faculty and staff (faculty and staff with ID may attend at no charge), Nelda K. Balch Theatre. (To reserve tickets, please call 269.337.7333. Tickets will be held in the box office under your name and may be paid for when you arrive. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain time; the doors to the theatre open about 15-20 minutes before curtain.  Please note that no food or beverage of any kind is permitted in the theatre.)
28 February 8 p.m. Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), $5 students with ID, $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older and guests of faculty and staff (faculty and staff with ID may attend at no charge), Nelda K. Balch Theatre. (To reserve tickets, please call 269.337.7333. Tickets will be held in the box office under your name and may be paid for when you arrive. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain time; the doors to the theatre open about 15-20 minutes before curtain.  Please note that no food or beverage of any kind is permitted in the theatre.)
1 March 2 p.m. Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College presents Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), $5 students with ID, $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older and guests of faculty and staff (faculty and staff with ID may attend at no charge), Nelda K. Balch Theatre. (To reserve tickets, please call 269.337.7333. Tickets will be held in the box office under your name and may be paid for when you arrive. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain time; the doors to the theatre open about 15-20 minutes before curtain.  Please note that no food or beverage of any kind is permitted in the theatre.)
2 March 7:30 p.m. “Fraught Justice: Is Reward and Punishment a Dangerous Religious Idea?” The 2015 Thompson Lecture by Rabbi Rachel Mikva, Ph.D., the Herman Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies and Director of the Center for Jewish, Christian and Islamic Studies, Chicago Theological Seminary. Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
3 March 7 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse v. Aurora College, MacKenzie Field
7 p.m. Public Lecture–Soraya Chemaly: “Effecting Change Through Social Media.” RAISE YOUR VOICE event. (RAISE YOUR VOICE introduces Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo community to nationally known artists, activists, writers, and scholars actively working to end hostility and violence against women.) WMU Schneider Hall Room 2000. NOTE: Admission to all RYV events is free of charge, but tickets are required and may be picked up at the Lee Honors College between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (269) 387-3230.
5 March 7 p.m. “Pro Voice”: Stories of Reproductive Justice, sponsored by the Feminist Psychology of Women class, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan, Office of Student Involvement, and the Center for Civic Engagement, Dewing Hall Room 103. Free tickets must be reserved through the psychology department office (Brenda Westra, 337.7331)
6 March 11 a.m. Community Reflection: Sing Along. Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for a musical reflection that will warm your soul! Be prepared to sing your heart out with friends. Stetson Chapel
7:30 p.m. International Percussion Concert, Dalton Theatre
7 March 9 a.m. Women’s Tennis v. Denison University, Markin Racquet Center
1:30 p.m. Men’s Tennis v. Denision University, Markin Racquet Center
4 p.m. Vocal Recital by Gabrielle Holme-Miller, Connable Recital Hall
8 p.m. Concert by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia, directed by Andrew Koehler, Dalton Theatre
8 March 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse v. Benedictine College, MacKenzie Field
1 p.m. Women’s Tennis v. Alma College, Markin Racquet Center
3 p.m. Concert by the Kalamazoo College Singers and Women’s Ensemble, directed by James Turner, Stetson Chapel
10 March 7 p.m. CANCELLED Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo reads from his new book, The Endless Practice. Stetson Chapel. The new book, which was cited by Spirituality and Practice as one of the best spiritual books of 2014, explores the difficult and rewarding aspects of being human, including how to move toward what is precious and restore our trust in life when suffering makes us lose our way; how to begin the work of saying yes to life so it can enliven us; and how to make our inwardness a resource and not a refuge.
13 March 11 a.m. Community Reflection: Celebrating Food on Campus. Farms to K bridges the gap between students and campus food providers in a discussion with Creative Dining and its local partners.  Topics include food preparation on campus and what “real” food means. Stetson Chapel
Winter Term Classes End
15-17 March Final Exams
18 March 4 p.m. Women’s Tennis v. Trine University, Markin Racquet Center
21 March 11 a.m. Baseball v. Calvin College, double header, Woodworth Field
30 March Spring Term Classes Begin
2 April 5:30 p.m. Public Lecture–Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: “Stop Telling Women to Smile.” RAISE YOUR VOICE event. (RAISE YOUR VOICE introduces Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo community to nationally known artists, activists, writers, and scholars actively working to end hostility and violence against women.) WMU Richmond Center for the Visual Arts Room 1004. NOTE: Admission to all RYV events is free of charge, but tickets are required and may be picked up at the Lee Honors College between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (269) 387-3230.
16 April 7 p.m. The Annual Moritz Lecture, Professor Doris Bergen, University of Toronto. Professor Bergen is one of the world’s leading experts on the Holocaust. Dewing Hall Room 103
25 April 2 p.m. Vocal Recital by McKenna Kring, Stetson Chapel
27 April 7 p.m. Talk/Discussion with Nicolette Hahn Niman ’89, attorney, advocate for sustainable food production and farm animal welfare, and author of the books Righteous Porkchop and Defending Beef, Stetson Chapel. Event is cosponsored by the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement, Kalamazoo College’s Upjohn Library, and the Portage District Library.
2 May 4 p.m. Vocal Recital by Rachel LePage and Elizabeth Uribe, Stetson Chapel
3 May 4 p.m. Lecture by Hamza Walker, Associate Curator and Director of Education of The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago. Connable Recital Hall (Light Fine Arts Building). Walker will discuss past and upcoming projects, and comment on his experience curating contemporary art exhibitions in Chicago. In 2001, The New York Times called him one of the “seven most influential curators in the country,” and “one of the museum world’s most talented essayists.”  Over the past few decades, The Society has developed a reputation for providing local, national and internationally recognized artists their first museum exhibitions. Walker won the Ordway Prize in 2010, in recognition of his innovative curatorial work and his wide-ranging thinking and writing about contemporary art. Prior to his position at The Society, he worked as a Public Art Coordinator for The Department of Cultural Affairs. NOTE: Walker is serving as the 2015 juror of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ West Michigan Area Show (WMAS).  While in Kalamazoo, he will select WMAS award-winners. The WMAS is an exhibition showcasing work in all media by individuals (age 18 and above) living or working in a 14-county region surrounding Kalamazoo. Established and emerging artists and students are invited to submit work for consideration. The submission deadline is March 16, for an exhibition on view May 9 through August 9.  The winners will be announced at the opening reception on May 8.
4 p.m. Piano Recital by Morgan Walker, Dalton Theatre
7 May 7 p.m. Guitar Recital by Matthew Cosgrove, Dalton Theatre
30 May 3 p.m. Vocal Recital by Hannah Shaughnessy-Mogill, Stetson Chapel
5 June Spring Term Classes End
8-10 June Final Exams
13-14 June Times and campus locations TBA. Emeritus Club Weekend
14 June 1 p.m. Commencement of the Class of 2015, Campus Quadrangle
29 June 10 a.m. Hornet Golf Jamboree, Kalamazoo Country Club