Faculty Development

Japanese Language Speech Contest Participants K Nets Two Place-Winners in Japanese Language Speech Contest (3/7/2019) - Out of dozens of college and university students who applied this year, four Kalamazoo College students were invited to participate in the 23rd Michigan Japanese Language Speech Contest, a record for any college or university in the competition’s recent history, with two finishing among the top three competitors. The contest, organized by Detroit’s Consulate General of Japan,
Students Honored with Senior Leadership Recognition Awards cDugal 8963 Positive Attitude, Dedication Are Hallmarks of Senior Leadership Honorees (2/27/2019) - Thirty students known for their invaluable contributions to the Kalamazoo College community were honored Friday at the 15th annual Senior Leadership Recognition Awards. The selection committee, consisting of Associate Deans of Students Karen Joshua-Wathel and Dana Jansma, asked faculty and staff through a letter in December to nominate students, while noting an exemplary nominee isn’t necessarily the
Student Body Rehearsal Festival Playhouse to Stage Student Body (2/18/2019) - The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse’s 55th season, featuring the theme of Assumption and Confusion, continues this week with the powerful play Student Body. Written by Frank Winters and directed by Visiting Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Bianca Washington, the play approaches complicated ethical questions when a college student wakes up after a party in her parents’ house and
American College Theatre Festival Honorees American College Theatre Festival Honors 3 Students (2/5/2019) - Three from a Kalamazoo College contingent of 15 who attended were recently honored with awards at the 51st annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional event in Madison, Wisconsin. During the festival, theater students from across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin presented their work to industry professionals, participated in workshops, attended performances and competed for
Westhuizen Duo Westhuizen Duo to Perform Feb. 1 at K (1/21/2019) - An international piano duo known for playing at major festivals and venues throughout the U.S., will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Dalton Theater in the Light Fine Arts Center. South Africans Pierre and Sophié Westhuizen, acclaimed as the Westhuizen Duo, will perform works from Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Poulenc and Corigliano. Since completing their educations
pollinators Professor’s Project Promotes Pollinators, Begets Buzz (1/15/2019) - Kalamazoo College Biology Professor Ann Fraser is hoping to create some buzz with her latest project at the Lillian Anderson Arboretum. Part of her project aims to sustain more pollinators such as bees after a perceived decline in the state’s pollinator population since the 1990s. The Kalamazoo Community Foundation is providing support of $7,000 from the Love
Bangura and Thioub in Sénégal K Professor Visits Sénégal, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (12/19/2018) - Kalamazoo College Professor of History and Director of African Studies Joseph Bangura and Kalamazoo College Center for International Programs Executive Director Margaret Wiedenhoeft recently visited Université Cheikh Anta Diop Chancellor/President Ibrahima Thioub in Dakar, Sénégal, to strengthen the ties between their institutions. Bangura also presented Thioub with a copy of his book titled “The Temne of Sierra
New Provost Danette Ifert Johnson K Names New Chief Academic Officer (11/14/2018) - Kalamazoo College has named a new provost to provide vision and direction for the academic program. President Jorge G. Gonzalez tapped Danette Ifert Johnson, currently the vice provost at Ithaca College in New York, for the top academic position. She will begin her role on July 1, 2019. Johnson brings a wealth of experience to Kalamazoo College.
Student Prepares for Alzheimer's Research Grant Empowers Alzheimer’s Research at K (10/3/2018) - Kalamazoo College Professor of Biology Blaine Moore and Upjohn Professor of Life Sciences Jim Langeland ’86 have secured a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth more than $440,000 over three years to help K students research the origin and evolution of key proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The research will examine the evolutionary origins of two interacting
Christina Carroll Among Five Endowed Chairs Endowed Chairs Reflect K’s Continued Teaching Excellence (9/19/2018) - Kalamazoo College recently appointed five faculty members as endowed chairs, recognizing their achievements as professors. Endowed chairs are positions funded through the annual earnings from an endowed gift or gifts to the College, and reflect: the value donors attribute to the excellent teaching and mentorship that occurs at K; and how much donors want to see that