Faculty Development

Oliver Baez Bendorf Receives Creative Writing Fellowship_fb Poetry Professor Receives NEA Creative Writing Fellowship (2/4/2021) - The National Endowment for the Arts today announced that Oliver Baez Bendorf, a Kalamazoo College assistant professor in the Department of English, is one of 35 writers who will receive a 2021 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. Baez Bendorf was selected from about 1,600 eligible applicants. Fellows are selected through a highly-competitive, anonymous process and are judged
Disability Sports Book_fb Faculty Member’s New Book Examines Disability Sports in Japan (1/28/2021) - When most sports enthusiasts are thinking about the Super Bowl, a new book from a Kalamazoo College faculty member is focusing on a different kind of athletics competition and how it relates to creating a barrier-free society for those with disabilities. Wen Chao Chen Associate Professor of East Asian Social Sciences Dennis Frost has unveiled More Than
Three students who had International Internships standing in front of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership International Internships Offer Global Work in Study Abroad’s Absence (12/3/2020) - When study abroad stayed on pause this fall, Kalamazoo College faculty and staff got creative. In a short period of time, they developed positive, educational experiences for many of the juniors who expected to spend time in another country, showing the strength of the College’s relationships with its external partners. “Our challenge partly was to identify what
Community Medal of Arts Recipient Andrew Koehler conducting Two Music Faculty Members Earn Community Medal of Arts (11/10/2020) - Two Kalamazoo College music faculty members are being honored with top awards for their contributions to the city’s arts scene. Andrew Koehler, the Music Department chair and director of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia; and Tom Evans, a music professor and K’s director of bands, will receive the Community Medal of Arts from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Two students assemble lighting kits with a blue filter Kits Allow Lighting Students to Shine on (10/28/2020) -   After assembling, shipping and delivering several large kits, Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts Professor Lanny Potts can say, “Let there be light.” Normally, Potts’ lighting design course, conducted each fall, would use a light lab filled with hundreds of lights and pieces of lighting equipment to guide his students. This term, though, required some quick thinking for
Ambrose Prize Honoree Kristen Eldred K Recognizes Two with Lucasse, Ambrose Honors (9/23/2020) - 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; and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Office Coordinator Kristen Eldred was granted the W. Haydn Ambrose Prize, recognizing her outstanding service to
Rochelle Rojas Discusses Spanish Witch Trials_fb Fellowship Assures a Unique Look at Spanish Witch Trials (9/16/2020) - 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 16th and 17th centuries. Left behind was one of the richest records of witch trials in Spain,
Tabernacles of Clay Religion Chair’s Book Offers ‘Glimmers of Hope’ for LGBTQ Mormons (6/29/2020) - 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 and conservative Catholics are well-documented, as they traditionally reflect political opposition to feminism, same-sex relationships and trans
Shanna Salinas tenure 2 Three Faculty Members Earn Tenure (6/22/2020) - 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 make throughout their careers. The following faculty members were approved by the Board of Trustees for tenure
World Bee Day Flowers Plan Bee: Cut Insecticides, Preserve Habitat (5/20/2020) - 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 the world marks World Bee Day on May 20, Kalamazoo College Biology Professor Ann Fraser said she