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MVPs Together Again

Picture of John Evans and Aaron Thornburg During their K days, Aaron Thornburg ’02 and John Evans ’02 were often together. After all, both majored in psychology, and both played on the Hornet men’s soccer team, where they shared MIAA championships (three) and team MVP honors. This […]

Kalamazoo College Joins “Generation Study Abroad” Initiative

Two Kalamazoo College Students holding flags Kalamazoo College has joined more than 150 other U.S. colleges and universities in the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative that aims to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad by 2020. Generation Study Abroad […]

Headline and Lead Combine “Data,” “Value,” and Kalamazoo College

Portrait of Associate Provost Paul Sotherland A Wall Street Journal article (“College Uses Test Data to Show Value,” by Douglas Belkin, February 20, 2014) describes K’s efforts to measure (and market) the gains its students experience in critical thinking and problem solving skills because of the […]

Second Generation Peace Corps

Anna Williams ’10 is a Peace Corps volunteer who began her two-year commitment this past June. Her title is Education Volunteer, and she will live and work in a community in the West African country of Togo to encourage critical […]

Bike Pilgrimage Becomes Book Basis

An illustration by Elayna Snyder '09 for a proposed upcoming book Elayna Snyder ’09 is gearing up to again bicycle an ancient pilgrimage route to 88 temples in Shikoku, Japan. The 900-mile route takes a circular path around Shikoku. Snyder is one-half of a writer-illustrator team that is working on Temple […]

Last Look Back

2013 Graduates on study abroad in Spain Graduating seniors of the Class of 2013 completed an anonymous survey titled “First Destination.” As the name implies most of the questions look forward. But at least one looked back: “What was your most meaningful or transformative experience at K?” […]

K Students Earn International Language Scholarships

Sophomores Luke Winship and Erin Eagan have been named Boren Scholars. The Boren is a national scholarship promoting the study of less commonly taught languages. Luke will spend his junior year in China studying Mandarin; Erin will spend six months […]

From Kalamazoo to Kyrgyzstan

2012 Kalamazoo College graduate Britta Seifert Britta Seifert ’12 is headed to the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan for a 27-month assignment with the Peace Corps. She has no idea where she’ll be living or what she’ll be doing, but she couldn’t be happier. “There’s something intriguing about […]

K alumna is both medical student and medical detective

2011 Kalamazoo College graduate Sarah Allexan Sarah Allexan ’11 is the lead author of a research paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics that looks into the cause of blindness in Mary Ingalls, older sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the […]