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Former K Professor Wins Prestigious Award

GaryDorrienThumb Gary Dorrien, a former professor of religion and chaplain at Kalamazoo College, was named the recipient of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, The New Abolition: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel. Gary is the … Continue reading

MLK and “Our Moment”

Danez SmithTHUMB What does the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.–his achievements and his ideas–mean for the present moment, what K students’ might term “our moment?” How should his spirit apply–in imagination, in word, in action–to their now and their future? … Continue reading

Showerdough and Sourdough

rob_dunn Rob Dunn ’97 is at it again; it being another citizen-science project (or two). And it (or they) are the subject of a fun and wonder-ful piece by Nicola Twilley, “What’s Lurking in Your Showerhead,” that appears in the December … Continue reading

Van Gogh Mystery’s K Connection

DavidKesslerTHUMB PBS will premiere Van Gogh’s Ear on Wednesday, December 14, (check local listings) and, if you watch, see if you can find David Kessler ’70. The documentary is based on a recent book by Bernadette Murphy, which reveals much that … Continue reading

Two-hour delay for Dec. 12

Due to the clean up from the severe weather, the opening of Kalamazoo College will be delayed until 10 a.m., today, Monday December 12, 2016. Only weather emergency designated employees should report to work at their scheduled time. All other … Continue reading

Social Justice Fellows Named

ACSJLFellowsThumb The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL) has announced the 2016-17 Regional Fellows. The program helps leaders in Kalamazoo County clarify the core values they want their work to exemplify, increase their effectiveness, and bring a stronger social justice … Continue reading

Dean’s List Fall 2016

Congratulations to the following Kalamazoo College students, who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better for a full-time course load of at least three units, without failing or withdrawing from any course, during the Fall 2016 academic term. … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Journey Home

SchraubThumb Jamie Schaub ’12, a Montessori teacher who lives and works in Traverse City, Michigan, traveled to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota during Thanksgiving. She shared her story of leaving home to go home. A few days before Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Profile of Courage

DavidFranceThumb In May of 2013 alumnus David France ’81 returned to Kalamazoo College’s campus to present his Oscar-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague.” David has recently written and published a book of the same title, How to Survive a Plague: … Continue reading

Providing Professional Experience and Networks

28September2016 The 2016 Fall Recruiting Expo at Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo College’s Center for Career and Professional Development seeks alumni and friends interested in helping  students to gain the experience and networks that will advance their career aspirations. There are three ways to get involved, according to Joan Hawxhurst, director … Continue reading