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Calendar of Events

 5-14 August United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships, Stowe Stadium
1-6 September Orientation for Visiting International Students, Kalamazoo College Campus
3 September 1 p.m. Football v. Oberlin College, Angell Field
6 September 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Hope College, MacKenzie Field
7-11 September Orientation for First-Year Students, Kalamazoo College Campus
8 September 4 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. University of Chicago, MacKenzie Field
9 September 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Albion College, Anderson Athletic Center
12 September Fall Term Classes Begin
7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Saint Mary’s College, MacKenzie Field
13 September 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Olivet College, MacKenzie Field
14 September 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Saint Mary’s College
15 September 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Calvin College, MacKenzie Field
16 September 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Religion and Spirituality at K. Join the Interfaith Student Leaders for a reflection on how to engage in religious practices on campus.  Explore new options for expanding your spirituality. Stetson Chapel
17 September Noon. Volleyball v. Hiram College, Anderson Athletic Center
4 p.m. Volleyball v. Anderson College, Anderson Athletic Center
19 September – 22 November 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Famous Firsts: A Selection of Important First Editions from the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room Collection. The A.M. Todd Rare Book Room at Upjohn Library Commons
20 September 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Adrian College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Adrian College, MacKenzie Field
23-25 September TBA. Men’s Tennis hosts the ITA Regional Tournament, Stowe Stadium
23 September 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Ideas, Not People: Political Discourse on Campus. Join the Kalamazoo College Democrats and Republicans for a reflection on engaging with politics at K.  Discussion topics include civil dialogue, the importance for exercising your rights while in school, and how our liberal arts values inform our engagement. Stetson Chapel
27 September 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Adrian College, MacKenzie Field
8 p.m. “The Victory Lab 2016: A Report From the Campaign Trail,” The 2016 William Weber Lecture in Government and Society by Sasha Issenberg, poliical journalist and author of The Victory Lab, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
28 September 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Albion college, MacKenzie Field
29 September 6:30 p.m. Bachtoberfest! Celebrate the Kalamazoo Bach Festival’s community with a very festive spirit.This fundraiser will be an opportunity to celebrate KBF’s chorus members and raise community awareness of KBF events and outreach. The event will feature local music, art, food and drink, including The Corn Fed Girls, Carl Witt, Katelin Spencer, a small chorus ensemble, and a brass quintet. Tickets are $20 (entry, food and entertainment).  Cash bar.  All funds raised at this event will support the Bach Festival’s 70th anniversary season of concerts, events, and community outreach. Bell’s Brewery (Backroom), 355 E. Kalamazoo Avenue
30 September – 2 October TBA. Women’s Tennis hosts the ITA Regional Tournament, Stowe Stadium
30 September 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Envisioning the Campus We Want. A reflection on institutional racism, call-out culture, and the ways we participate in and resist the dehumanizing of one another.  Moving forward into the future requires envisioning and embodying transformative ways of being in community together. Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Department of Religion, and ERACCE. Stetson Chapel
1 October Noon. Women’s Soccer v. Olivet College, Anderson Athletic Center
1 p.m. Football v. Alma College, Angell Field
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Hope College, MacKenzie Field
7 October 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Intimate Partner Violence Awareness. October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month.  We will remember those in our community who face daily violence as well as the history of K’s own struggle to become a place free of violence. Stetson Chapel
7 p.m. Volleyball v. Olivet College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Trine University, MacKenzie Field
11 October 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Alma College, MacKenzie Field
8 p.m. The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture by Nora Naranjo Morse, sculptor, writer, film producer and expert on Pueblo Indian culture, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
12 October 7 p.m. Volleyball v. Trine University, Anderson Athletic Center
14 October 11 a.m. Community Reflection–More in a Lifetime. This event is part of the Center for Career and Professional Development’s Professional Development Institute and Homecoming 2016.  Alumni share how their K-Plan, coupled with their professional experiences, have helped shape career choices and personal decisions in their “Lives after K.” Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development and the Office of Alumni Relations. Stetson Chapel
15 October 2 p.m. Football v. Trine University (Homecoming), Angell Field
2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Calvin College (Homecoming), MacKenzie Field
18 October 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Alma College, MacKenzie Field
19 October 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Trine University, MacKenzie Field
21 October Mid-term Break
20-23 October With/Out–¿Borders? ll Conference. This will be a CONFERENCE – [UN]CONFERENCE featuring modules that will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, and performances designed to prompt us to collectively conjure, theorize, decolonize, and map a future we can all thrive in. Modules will focus on the following interventions: Afrofuturism & post-oppression desire, decolonizing knowledge & liberatory education, sustainable futures, and next systems and new economic possibilities. Sliding fee; registration remains open. Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, 205 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
22 October 1 p.m. Volleyball v. Calvin College, Anderson Athletic Center
7:30 p.m. Emergency, one-person show by Daniel Lee Beaty. The 2006 Obie Award winning play includes slam poetry, multi-character transformation (Beaty portrays a cast of 40) and song. The performance will be followed by an audience talk back and book signing, and the event is part of the With/Out Borders Social Justice Leadership Conference. Dalton Theatre
23-25 October The Global Alliance Institute for Civic Engagement. Teachers, students, scholars and activists from around the world gather to discuss best practices in community engaged learning, particularly in response to critical global challenges. Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room. See schedule for times
28-30 October Family Weekend, Kalamazoo College Campus
28 October 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Honors Day Convocation. During this Family Weekend event students receive special awards for accomplishments in the previous academic year. Please come and support your fellow students. Stetson Chapel
11:55 a.m. Music Faculty Performance and Discussion: Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8, with Kalamazoo College music professors Joanna Steinhauser, violin; Andrew Koehler, violin; Karin Code, viola; and David Peshlakai, cello. Connable Recital Hall, Light Fine Arts Building
7 p.m. Volleyball v. Alma College, Anderson Athletic Center
29 October 11 a.m. Volleyball v. Hope College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Albion College, MacKenzie Field
1 November 6 p.m. Roundtable discussion of aspiring writers and activists with Ana Castillo, award winning novelist, poet and essayist and editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ’zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship. In June 2015 Castillo was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in literature for her “literary contributions to the Latino/a community, and commitment to the betterment of our younger generations” by Latina 50 Plus, a motivational organization based in the Bronx, New York. Castillo is a member of the Bread Loaf faculty with Middlebury College in Santa Fe, teaching creative nonfiction. She also teaches in the American Indian Institute of Arts (Santa Fe) summer M.F.A. programs. Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
2 November 7 p.m. Reading by Ana Castillo, award winning novelist, poet and essayist and editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ’zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship. The event is part of the Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic Reading Series. Reading will be preceded by a reception with students in the WMU Assistance Migrant Program and will be followed by a book signing. 3512 Knauss Hall, WMU.
3 November 7:30 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Richard O’Brien’s play centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek to make a telephone call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. The couple discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite. The production, directed by Guest Artist Jon Reeves, is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B-Movies of the 1930s through the early 1970s. Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 or older, $5 students (free with a Kalamazoo College ID). Nelda K. Balch Theatre
4 November 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Unique. Much has been said about the stress culture of Kalamazoo College.  This reflection focuses on the ways this myth has led students to believe they are unique in their struggles and therefore alienated from the support of others. Stetson Chapel
7:30 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Richard O’Brien’s play centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek to make a telephone call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. The couple discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite. The production, directed by Guest Artist Jon Reeves, is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B-Movies of the 1930s through the early 1970s. Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 or older, $5 students (free with a Kalamazoo College ID). Nelda K. Balch Theatre
12 a.m. Midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Richard O’Brien’s play centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek to make a telephone call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. The couple discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite. The production, directed by Guest Artist Jon Reeves, is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B-Movies of the 1930s through the early 1970s. Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 or older, $5 students (free with a Kalamazoo College ID). Nelda K. Balch Theatre
5 November 1 p.m. Football v. Wisconsin Lutheran College, Angell Field
1 p.m. Swimming & Diving v. Saginaw Valley State University, Natatorium
7:30 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Richard O’Brien’s play centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek to make a telephone call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. The couple discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite. The production, directed by Guest Artist Jon Reeves, is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B-Movies of the 1930s through the early 1970s. Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 or older, $5 students (free with a Kalamazoo College ID). Nelda K. Balch Theatre
6 November 2 p.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Richard O’Brien’s play centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek to make a telephone call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. The couple discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparently mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite. The production, directed by Guest Artist Jon Reeves, is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B-Movies of the 1930s through the early 1970s. Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 or older, $5 students (free with a Kalamazoo College ID). Nelda K. Balch Theatre
11 November 11 a.m. Community Reflection–City People. A celebration of the city of Kalamazoo and all the amazing things that can be done here.  Students, faculty and staff will share ways you can take advantage of your time in this incredible part of the world. Stetson Chapel
12 November 1 p.m. Football v. Albion College, Angell Field
18 November 11 a.m. Community Reflection–Good Riddance. Join the Interfaith Student Leaders in a reflection celebrating all the things we want to be rid of at the end of the quarter.  Stetson Chapel
7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball v. Manchester College, Anderson Athletic Center
Fall Term 2016 Classes End
19 November 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Anderson College, Anderson Athletic Center
20-22 November Final Exams
30 November 7:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Adrian College, Anderson Athletic Center
3 December 3 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. University of Chicago, Anderson Athletic Center
4 December 4 p.m. 47th Annual BachFest Christmas! featuring Bach Festival Chorus, James Turner, conductor; Arcato Chamber Ensemble, Andrew Koehler, conductor. A community tradition since 1970, BachFest Christmas! rings in the holidays with a festive classical program,  including portions of the Bach Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah. Ticket prices range from $5 to $29. Purchase by November 4 to receive an “Early Bird” discount. Stetson Chapel
11 December 4 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Marygrove College, Anderson Athletic Center
17 December 3 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Alma College, Anderson Athletic Center
21 December 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Lawrence Technological University, Anderson Athletic Center
27 December 7 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Manchester College, Anderson Athletic Center