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K Recognizes Two with Lucasse, Ambrose Honors

Ambrose Prize Honoree Kristen Eldred 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; […]

Fellowship Assures a Unique Look at Spanish Witch Trials

Rochelle Rojas Discusses Spanish Witch Trials_fb 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 […]

Religion Chair’s Book Offers ‘Glimmers of Hope’ for LGBTQ Mormons

Tabernacles of Clay 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 […]

Three Faculty Members Earn Tenure

Shanna Salinas tenure 2 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 […]

Plan Bee: Cut Insecticides, Preserve Habitat

World Bee Day Flowers 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 […]

Technology Empowers Art in Distance Learning

Art in Distance Learning_fb 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 […]

Day of Light Helps Spotlight Laser Lab, K Professor

Day of Light Laser Lab 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 […]

Founders Day Marks K’s 187th Year, Honors Three Employees

cMUMMA HOME 2018 0291.JPG 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 […]

Professor’s Creative Trailer Motivates Biology Students

Santiago Salinas trailer fb   When Assistant Professor of Biology Santiago Salinas learned that Kalamazoo College would be transitioning to distance learning for the spring semester, he knew how he felt. “I was bummed,” said Salinas. Without meeting face-to-face in a classroom or lab, […]

Virtual Choir Reprises Notes of Normalcy

Chris Ludwa Virtual Choir_fb When Kalamazoo College moved to distance learning for the spring term, Assistant Music Professor Chris Ludwa was initially wary about how his day-to-day teaching could change. As the director of K’s College Singers, Lux Esto Chamber Choir and Kalamazoo Bach […]