Faculty Development

Community Medal of Arts Recipient Andrew Koehler conducting Two Music Faculty Members Earn Community Medal of Arts (11/10/2020) - Two Kalamazoo College music faculty members are being honored with top awards for their contributions to the city’s arts scene. Andrew Koehler, the Music Department chair and director of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia; and Tom Evans, a music professor and K’s director of bands, will receive the Community Medal of Arts from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Two students assemble lighting kits with a blue filter Kits Allow Lighting Students to Shine on (10/28/2020) -   After assembling, shipping and delivering several large kits, Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts Professor Lanny Potts can say, “Let there be light.” Normally, Potts’ lighting design course, conducted each fall, would use a light lab filled with hundreds of lights and pieces of lighting equipment to guide his students. This term, though, required some quick thinking for
Ambrose Prize Honoree Kristen Eldred K Recognizes Two with Lucasse, Ambrose Honors (9/23/2020) - Kalamazoo College today awarded one faculty member and one staff member with two of the highest awards the College bestows on its employees. Professor of History James E. Lewis Jr. was named the recipient of the 2020-21 Lucasse Fellowship for Excellence in Scholarship, honoring his contributions in creative work, research and publication; and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Office Coordinator Kristen Eldred was granted the W. Haydn Ambrose Prize, recognizing her outstanding service to
Rochelle Rojas Discusses Spanish Witch Trials_fb Fellowship Assures a Unique Look at Spanish Witch Trials (9/16/2020) - In standing up to inquisitors, a local court from Pamplona in the Basque region of Northern Spain smuggled more than 150 people accused of witchcraft away from the Spanish Inquisition for the sake of conducting 30 independent trials in the 16th and 17th centuries. Left behind was one of the richest records of witch trials in Spain,
Tabernacles of Clay Religion Chair’s Book Offers ‘Glimmers of Hope’ for LGBTQ Mormons (6/29/2020) - An often-forgotten member of the religious right and its views on gender identity are the subjects of a historical book released this month by Kalamazoo College Religion Department Chair Taylor Petrey. Petrey said the post-World War II views of Evangelicals and conservative Catholics are well-documented, as they traditionally reflect political opposition to feminism, same-sex relationships and trans
Shanna Salinas tenure 2 Three Faculty Members Earn Tenure (6/22/2020) - Three Kalamazoo College faculty members from the English, music and political science departments have been awarded tenure. The tenure milestone recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the College, and signifies its confidence in the contributions these professors will make throughout their careers. The following faculty members were approved by the Board of Trustees for tenure
World Bee Day Flowers Plan Bee: Cut Insecticides, Preserve Habitat (5/20/2020) - There’s been a buzz in the national news as Asian hornets, also called murder hornets, have appeared for the first time in the northwestern U.S. The two-inch-long invasive insects have frightening stinging power and are significant predators of honeybees. As the world marks World Bee Day on May 20, Kalamazoo College Biology Professor Ann Fraser said she
Art in Distance Learning_fb Technology Empowers Art in Distance Learning (5/18/2020) - In examining how Kalamazoo College students, faculty and staff have adjusted to distance learning this spring, it’s easy to see the community’s ingenuity in shifting from in-person instruction. For example, if it’s true that art imitates life, what is an art professor to do when distance learning forces a college’s classes online? If you’re Sarah Lindley, the
Day of Light Laser Lab Day of Light Helps Spotlight Laser Lab, K Professor (5/15/2020) - With Kalamazoo College’s motto being Lux Esto, or Be Light, it makes sense that the International Day of Light, celebrated each year on May 16, is significant for some in the K community. The date marks the anniversary of the first successful operation of a laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman, and calls on
cMUMMA HOME 2018 0291.JPG Founders Day Marks K’s 187th Year, Honors Three Employees (4/24/2020) - YouTube video: President Gonzalez surprises honorees with news of their awards Kim Aldrich ’80, Kalamazoo College's director of alumni engagement, is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence. The award, announced Friday to celebrate Founders Day marking the College’s 187th year, recognizes an employee who has served the institution for at least 26 years