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Calendar of Events

5 September 7 P.M. Volleyball vs. Albion College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 P.M. Women’s Soccer vs. Transylvania College, MacKenzie Field
6 September 11 A.M. Volleyball vs. Trine University, Anderson Athletic Center
5 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. University of Chicago, MacKenzie Field
1 P.M. Football vs. Rose-Hulman College, Angell Field
10 September Orientation for the Kalamazoo College class of 2018. Complete schedule
7 P.M. Volleyball vs. Calvin College, Anderson Athletic Center
12 September 7 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Ohio Northern University, MacKenzie Field
13 September Noon. Women’s Soccer vs. Olivet College, MacKenzie Field
1 P.M. Football vs. Wheaton College, Angell Field
15 September
Classes Begin
15-28 September 1 P.M. to 3 P.M on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. “John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations,” exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, Upjohn Library Commons, 3rd floor, Kalamazoo College, 150 Thompson Street.
17 September 7 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Adrian College, MacKenzie Field
19-21 September Times to be announced. Women’s Tennis hosts ITA Regionals. Stowe Stadium
19 September 11 A.M. “Secrets: We Don’t Know How to Talk to Each Other,” Community Reflection, Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, Stetson Chapel
4 P.M. Dedication Ceremony for the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Building, the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (corner of Monroe and Academy Streets)
20 September 8 P.M. 2.5 Minute Ride (by Lisa Kron ’83), Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. As part of her Senior Individualized Project in theatre arts, Grace Gilmore ’15 will perform this award-winning, one-woman show that interweaves the stories of the playwright’s visit to the Auschwitz museum with her father, a Jew who’d escaped Nazi Germany, and her family’s annual excursion to Cedar Point amusement park. Kron’s play is a wildly funny disturbing, and a deeply moving statement of the love of a daughter for her father. The performance will be followed by a public reception honoring Jim and Sherry Gilmore ’83 for initiating the campaign to re-upholster the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse.
22 September 1 P.M. Men’s Golf hosts MIAA Jamboree, Kalamazoo Country Club
23 September 7 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Albion College, MacKenzie Field
24 September 7 P.M. Volleyball vs. Hope College, Anderson Athletic Center
25-28 September With/Out ¿Borders? Conference, the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and various other campus locations. Complete Schedule
26 September 11 A.M. Crossing Cultures: Calvert Johnson in Concert, Community Reflection and part of the With/Out ¿Borders? Conference. Johnson will perform organ music that crosses borders of European, African-American, Asian, and Latin American cultures. There will be the opportunity for some audience participation. Stetson Chapel
2:35 P.M. Hearing Radmilla (film screening and Q&A), Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
27-30 September Times to be announced. Men’s Tennis hosts ITA Regionals, Stowe Stadium
27 September 11 A.M. (Men’s teams start); Noon (Women’s teams start). Cross Country hosts MIAA Jamboree, Eastern Hills
3:20 P.M. Translation: Crossing Language Boundaries (workshop), Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, location to be announced
7 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Olivet College, MacKenzie Field
7:30 P.M. Imaginary Activism, by world-renowned performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dalton Theatre. (Note: There is no charge to attend this performance for those participating in the full With/Out-¿Borders? Conference. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $5.)
30 September 7 P.M. Volleyball vs. Alma College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 P.M. Women’s Soccer vs. Hope College, MacKenzie Field
2 October 5 P.M. We Question While We Walk: Building Community Through Popular Education in Albany Park, Chicago. Isabel Valenzuela and Tony Nelson share lessons from their work in popular education in the immigrant neighborhood of Albany Park, Chicago. Sponsored by the departments of religion and anthropology and sociology, and the Center for Civic Engagement. Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
3 October 11 A.M. Secrets: Is There a Space for Me Here? Community Reflection. If you break from the larger community’s expectation of behavior or appearance, it can feel like you aren’t validated or that you simply don’t exist. The community is depleted and our souls are damaged by not seeing and receiving the richness of our whole community. Stetson Chapel
7 P.M. Volleyball vs. Olivet College, Anderson Athletic Center
4 October Noon. Women’s Soccer vs. Alma College, MacKenzie Field
1 P.M. Football vs. Benedictine College, Angell Field
2:30 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Trine University, MacKenzie Field
8 October 7 P.M. Women’s Soccer vs. Trine University, MacKenzie Field
9 October 11:30 A.M. and 4 P.M. “American Culture” (First-year Forum), Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
10 Oct. – 25 Nov. 1 P.M. to 3 P.M on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. “John Gould’s Glories: Hand-Colored Illustrations,” exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, Upjohn Library Commons, 3rd floor, Kalamazoo College, 150 Thompson Street.
10 October 11 A.M. Intimate Partner Violence Awareness, Community Reflection. October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. We will remember those in our community who face violence as well as the history of K’s struggle to become a place free of violence. Stetson Chapel
7 P.M. Women’s Soccer vs. St. Mary’s College, MacKenzie Field
15 October 7 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Calvin College, MacKenzie Field
16 October 4 P.M. “New Logic, Not New Content” (Ethnic Studies Teaching Series), Dewing Hall Teaching Commons (Room 206)
17-19 October Homecoming Weekend. Reunions will be celebrated for the Classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969 and 1964 along with gatherings for the Class of 2014 and the Delmega Society. Homecoming 2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of LandSea and there will be a special LandSea gathering on Saturday, October 18.
17 October 11 A.M. More in a Lifetime, Community Reflection. 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
18 October 11 A.M. Volleyball vs. St. Mary’s College, Homecoming, Anderson Athletic Center
Noon. Women’s Soccer vs. Albion College, Homecoming, MacKenzie Field
2 P.M. Football vs. Alma College, Homecoming, Angell Field
22 October 7 P.M. Volleyball vs. Adrian College, Anderson Athletic Center
7 P.M. Women’s Soccer vs. Adrian College, MacKenzie Field
23 October 11:30 A.M. and 4 P.M. “Maggot Brain” (First-year Forum), Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, Hicks Banquet Room East
25 October 1 P.M. Swimming and Diving vs. Olivet College, Kalamazoo College Natatorium
2:30 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Alma College, MacKenzie Field
28 October 7 P.M. Women’s Soccer vs. Calvin College, MacKenzie Field
29 October 4 P.M. “Critical Ethnic Studies Major at Kalamazoo College” (lecture), Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
7:30 P.M. “Boycott Divestment Sanctions: Alternative Narratives,” panel discussion featuring historian Kenneth Waltzer and political scientist Yael Aronoff, both members of the Jewish Studies program at Michigan State University, and political scientist Amy Elman, the Weber Professor in Social Science at Kalamazoo College. Moderated by Jeffrey Haus, director of Jewish Studies at Kalamazoo College. Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room
30 October 11:30 A.M. Master Class with Guest Artist, Guitarist Anton Baranov, Connable Recital Hall
8 P.M. Recital by Guitarist Anton Baranov, Stetston Chapel
31 October 11 A.M. Honors Day Convocation, Community Reflection. A presentation of special awards to students for their accomplishments during the previous academic year. Stetson Chapel
1 November 1 P.M.  Football vs. Trine University, Angell Field
7 P.M. Men’s Soccer vs. Hope College, MacKenzie Field
8 P.M. Jazz Band Concert, Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building
6 November 7:30 P.M. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Todd Espeland. Kalamazoo College students, free; students from any academic institution with I.D. $5; seniors (65 and older) $10; adults $15. Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
7 November 11 A.M. “Secrets: My Family is Not Like Your Family,” Community Reflection, Dr. Reid Gomez, Ethnic Studies, Stetson Chapel
8 P.M. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Todd Espeland. Kalamazoo College students, free; students from any academic institution with I.D. $5; seniors (65 and older) $10; adults $15. Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
8 November 1 P.M. Football vs. Adrian College, Senior Day, Angell Field
8 P.M. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Todd Espeland. Kalamazoo College students, free; students from any academic institution with I.D. $5; seniors (65 and older) $10; adults $15. Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
9 November 2 P.M. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Todd Espeland. Kalamazoo College students, free; students from any academic institution with I.D. $5; seniors (65 and older) $10; adults $15. Nelda K. Balch Playhouse
13 November 4 P.M. “Diaspora Literacy” (Ethnic Studies Teaching Series), Dewing Hall Teaching Commons (Room 206)
14 November 11 A.M. Secrets: Money Drives Academics, Community Reflection. How much is your degree worth? How much debt is too much? Money influences the academy in ways we would not choose. We both buy into and resist the corporate model of academics. Stetson Chapel
8 P.M. Symphonic Band Concert, Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building
15 November 8 P.M. Kalamazoo Philharmonia Concert, Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building
16 November 3 P.M. Concert by Kalamazoo College Singers and Women’s Ensemble, Stetson Chapel
18 November 7 P.M. International Percussion Concert, Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building
19 November 4 P.M. Applied Music Recital, Connable Recital Hall
21 November 11 A.M. Thanksgiving Celebration, Community Reflection. Interfaith Student Leaders sponsor this gathering focused on Thanksgiving, gratitude, and our role in preserving and establishing community in our lives. Stetson Chapel
7 December 4 P.M. BachFest Christmas! Celebrate the spirit of the season with a festive holiday concert featuring the Kalamazoo Back Festival Chorus under the direction of Professor of Music Jim Turner. Works include portions of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, and selections by Biebl, Larsen, BachFest founder Henry Overley, and others. An audience sing-along of favorite carols is part of this concert and beloved Christmas tradition. $25 main floor center and balcony; $16 main floor sides; $5 student (main floor sides or (if accompanied by adult) center or balcony. Children under 12 are free. Tickets available September 1. Purchase by November 1 for early bird pricing ($22 or $14). Stetson Chapel