The Story Zoo


A menagerie of stories from K alumni, some heartfelt, some hilarious, all uniquely K.

Stick it to the Man!

1-11-2013 5-08-48 PM

An appreciation of an administrator, Provost Mickey McDonald, and his willingness to “be there” and precipitate change. Cooper Wilson ʼ11.

Spaghetti Head to Streaker

1-11-2013 4-55-02 PM

Jen Feuerstein ʼ93 fondly recalls two embarrassing moments in the cafeteria.

A Kinnell Kindling

1-11-2013 4-37-39 PM

A studentʼs doubts about K are devoured by THE BEAR. Jim VanSweden ʼ73.

Measures of Devotion

1-11-2013 4-32-14 PM

Jothy Rosenberg ʼ78 recalls the “clean start” of K, a matter of dancing, math, and the extraordinary devotion of Professor T.J. Smith.

Service Learning Leadership

1-11-2013 4-24-52 PM

Travis Smith ʼ10 describes his life-changing experience in the Collegeʼs Center for Civic Engagement.

Bowen Paean

Susan Larson ʼ63

Susan Larson ’63 guides the listener through Bowen Hall, basement to theatre aerie (and the incomparable Nelda Balch).

Fun, and Late Minutes

Sally Goddard ʼ62

Sally Goddard recalls campus life in the late ’50s and early ’60s: Lots of fun! … worth every late minute.

Wonderful Woodward

Alex Rigney ’13

A book writing project in a local elementary school made a memorable connection for Alex Rigney ’13.

Practice for a Marriage

-3-2013 4-50-38 PM

Kelly ’82 and Barb (Handelsman) Rigney ’82 share the story of a friendship that grew into lasting love, with the help of foreign study.