Teaching Fellowship Honors K’s Williams (5/16/2019) - Think of it as a mark of teaching excellence and a sign of educational quality in which all Kalamazoo College students and faculty can take pride. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Course Hero, an online learning platform for students, have extended a 2019 Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching grant to Dwight Williams, the Roger F.
International Jazz Day Gives K Reason to Toot its Own Horn (4/30/2019) - There are days during the year when it makes sense for Kalamazoo College to toot its own horn. International Jazz Day is one of them, as the College's Jazz Band is known for its well-attended, quality performances popular with the musicians themselves and audiences alike. According to its website, International Jazz Day — celebrated each April 30
Get Versed in National Poetry Month (4/26/2019) - If your knowledge of poetry is limited, April is the perfect time to expand your horizons and practice your writing. That’s because it’s National Poetry Month, and Assistant English Professor Oliver Baez Bendorf has creatively developed ways for students to hone their skills and develop their interests in poetry to celebrate. Among his classes, Baez Bendorf teaches
K Honors Outstanding Employees at Founders Day Event (4/19/2019) - Don Mack, Kalamazoo College director of technical and media services, is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence. The award, given Friday at the annual Founders Day Community Reflection marking the College’s 186th year, recognizes an employee who has served the institution for at least 26 years and has a record of stewardship and
‘Ambassador of Science’ Earns NSF Graduate Fellowship (4/18/2019) - Each year, up to $100 billion worth of harvested food is lost worldwide to pests and microbes. A Kalamazoo College student’s research could hold part of the solution. Marco Ponce ’19, a biology major from San Diego, conducted his Senior Individualized Project (SIP) last summer under Rob Morrison, Ph.D., ’06, a research entomologist working for the U.S.
Chemistry Symposium Bids Farewell to 40-Year Professor (3/29/2019) - UPDATE: The venue for the chemistry symposium has been changed to Dewing Hall, Room 103. Kalamazoo College department symposiums typically kick off student presentations of senior individualized projects. This year’s chemistry symposium has added significance, serving as the official sendoff for Dorothy H. Heyl Professor of Chemistry Tom Smith, who is retiring after 40 years at the
K Nets Two Place-Winners in Japanese Language Speech Contest (3/7/2019) - Out of dozens of college and university students who applied this year, four Kalamazoo College students were invited to participate in the 23rd Michigan Japanese Language Speech Contest, a record for any college or university in the competition’s recent history, with two finishing among the top three competitors. The contest, organized by Detroit’s Consulate General of Japan,
Positive Attitude, Dedication Are Hallmarks of Senior Leadership Honorees (2/27/2019) - Thirty students known for their invaluable contributions to the Kalamazoo College community were honored Friday at the 15th annual Senior Leadership Recognition Awards. The selection committee, consisting of Associate Deans of Students Karen Joshua-Wathel and Dana Jansma, asked faculty and staff through a letter in December to nominate students, while noting an exemplary nominee isn’t necessarily the
Festival Playhouse to Stage Student Body (2/18/2019) - The Kalamazoo College Festival Playhouse’s 55th season, featuring the theme of Assumption and Confusion, continues this week with the powerful play Student Body. Written by Frank Winters and directed by Visiting Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Bianca Washington, the play approaches complicated ethical questions when a college student wakes up after a party in her parents’ house and
American College Theatre Festival Honors 3 Students (2/5/2019) - Three from a Kalamazoo College contingent of 15 who attended were recently honored with awards at the 51st annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional event in Madison, Wisconsin. During the festival, theater students from across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin presented their work to industry professionals, participated in workshops, attended performances and competed for