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Celebrated Poet Visits, Inspires K

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo When an award-winning poet speaks on campus, you can bet Kalamazoo College students are eagerly listening and learning. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, a celebrated writer known for his early life experiences as an undocumented immigrant, was warmly welcomed last week to […]

Theatre Professor Receives Lighting Design Award

Lighting Design Award EncoreMichigan.com, a web-based publication focusing on Michigan’s professional theater industry, highlights the top productions, actors, artists, designers, writers and technicians in the state through its annual Wilde Awards. This year, the spotlight shone on Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts Professor Lanny […]

K Chooses Lucasse, Ambrose Honorees

Ambrose Recipient Bruce Stack with President Jorge Gonzalez Kalamazoo College announced today that one faculty member and one staff member have earned two of the highest awards the College bestows on its employees. Jeff Bartz, K’s Kurt D. Kaufman professor of chemistry, will receive the 2020 Florence J. […]

Faculty Celebrate Poetry Book Release, Film Honor

Faculty members celebrate book launch and film honor As the academic year begins, two Kalamazoo College faculty members are celebrating accomplishments outside the classroom: Assistant Professor of English Oliver Baez Bendorf released a new collection of poetry titled Advantages of Being Evergreen, and Documentary Film Instructor Danny Kim […]

K Professor Spotlights Fossil-Fuel Dependence

fossil-fuel dependence A Kalamazoo College art professor will receive international attention while combating fossil-fuel dependence and climate change as a recipient of a Fulbright award in the 2019-20 academic year. Tom Rice, K’s Robert and Jo-Ann Stewart professor of art in the […]

K Professor Serves Neural Networks Conference as Honorary Chairman

Neural Networks Conference Honorary Chairman Peter Erdi Peter Erdi, the Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College, served as the honorary chairman of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks in July. The conference, with 850 participants in Budapest, Hungary, aimed to build bridges between […]

National Moth Week Spotlights Winged Insects

National Moth Week blacklighting at Quad If you ever see Kalamazoo College students hanging sheets by clotheslines suspended between trees on the Quad, they’re not doing laundry. They’re rounding up moths for their entomology class collections in a practice called “blacklighting.” The process emits a black […]

Four Professors Receive Tenure

Menelik Geremew earns tenure Four Kalamazoo College professors from the business and economics, psychology and biology departments have been awarded tenure. The milestone recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to Kalamazoo College, and signifies the College’s confidence in the contributions these professors will […]

Conference, Faculty Catalyze Chemistry Students

Chemistry Students Attend Drug Metabolism Conference The opportunity to present to and learn from pharmaceutical professionals is normally reserved for graduate students, professional scientists and postdoctoral fellows. For Kalamazoo College chemistry students in Dorothy H. Heyl Professor of Chemistry Laura Furge’s lab, attending the Great Lakes […]

Kalamazoo Promise Fulfills its First Class at K

Kalamazoo Promise Student Druanna Darling with a dog When students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) receive their diplomas, 92 percent of them are eligible for an outstanding graduation gift: a tuition-free post-secondary education thanks to the Kalamazoo Promise. KPS graduates who have lived in the district and […]