Faculty Development

Chris Ludwa Virtual Choir_fb Virtual Choir Reprises Notes of Normalcy (3/31/2020) - 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 Festival, Ludwa has maintained a constant belief in the power of connections formed during rehearsals — to
Distance Learning_fb Faculty, Staff Prepare for Distance Learning (3/23/2020) - A social media meme circulating of the late children’s TV star Mr. Rogers is reminding people to “look for the helpers” in a crisis. When that crisis is COVID-19, which has forced Kalamazoo College to switch from in-person to distance learning this spring, those helpers for students are K faculty and staff. Distance learning, defined as cooperative
Period Poverty Book Nelly Rupande K Students Want to Help Women, End Period Poverty (3/9/2020) - A group of Kalamazoo College students has a story to tell this International Women’s Day. It’s a story Shukurani A. Nsengiyumva ’20, Anne Kearney Patton ’22, Juanita Ledesma ’21, Kushi Matharu ’22 and Catherine Dennis ’22 created in the form of a children’s book with former visiting student Nelly Rupande through Associate Professor of Psychology Karyn Boatwright
Trevor Rigney (from left), Niko Nickson, Amy Cazier and Nicki Bailey comprised Biology Professor Ann Fraser's summer research group last year. Meet the Hornets Helping Bumblebees Through Citizen Science (3/3/2020) - What’s black, yellow and fuzzy all over? Bumblebees. And Biology Professor Ann Fraser wants to know what it takes to preserve them in Michigan. To that end, Fraser and her Kalamazoo College lab students are launching the Southwest Michigan Bee Watch. The program will track bumblebee diversity, measure local restoration efforts and discover whether any species might
Japanese Speech Contest_fb Two K Students Among Top Three Finishers in Japanese Speech Contest (2/20/2020) - For the second year in a row, two Kalamazoo College students placed among the top three finishers in a prestigious Japanese Speech Contest organized by Detroit’s Consulate General of Japan. Xiu Cai ’20 and Shane Spink ’20 finished second and third respectively out of dozens who represented the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University
Peter Erdi in South Africa_fb K Professor Addresses Forums in South Africa (1/16/2020) - Péter Érdi, the Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College, recently visited Johannesburg, South Africa, where he served as the keynote speaker at the sixth International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (ISCMI) and spoke at the Biomath Forum at the University of Pretoria. The annual ISCMI conference Nov. 19 and 20, organized by
cMUMMA Fari Nzinga lo 1025_facebook 2 Students Should ‘Feel Empowered’ By Alumna’s Art (11/19/2019) - A first-year seminar this term is giving 14 Kalamazoo College students a chance to see critically acclaimed art created by a professional painter who once attended K herself. Organized by the Studio Museum in Harlem and the American Federation of Arts, Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, is an exhibit on display at the
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Celebrated Poet Visits, Inspires K (11/7/2019) - 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 K. He conversed with students in classes taught by Assistant English Professor Shanna Salinas (Reading the World:
Lighting Design Award Theatre Professor Receives Lighting Design Award (9/25/2019) - 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 Potts, who was selected from a field of six nominees as the winner of a 2019 Wilde
Ambrose Recipient Bruce Stack with President Jorge Gonzalez K Chooses Lucasse, Ambrose Honorees (9/23/2019) - 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. Lucasse Lectureship for Excellence in Teaching, and Bruce Stack, an electrician in facilities management, will receive the