Faculty Development

College Singers in concert Choral Concert Centers Around Love Affairs, Obsessions (5/15/2018) - The College Singers, a 24-voice choral ensemble that specializes in social justice-themed programming, will perform its concert titled “EXCESS: Shadows of Pleasure and Power” in two free, public performances in Kalamazoo.
Scenic photo of Lucasse teaching honoree Chuck Stull Award Recognizes Stull’s Love of Teaching (5/3/2018) - Ask students what they admire about Kalamazoo College economics and business Senior Instructor Chuck Stull and they’ll tell you he’s always there when they need his help and advice. So it should come as no surprise that being able to mentor students is one of the main things Stull enjoys about teaching. “I just love the interaction … Continue reading
Lux Esto Award Winner Ed Menta Theatre Arts Professor Menta Receives Lux Esto Award (4/20/2018) - Ed Menta, the James A.B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts, is this year’s recipient of the Lux Esto Award of Excellence, which honors an employee who has served Kalamazoo College for 26 or more years for a superlative record of stewardship and innovation. Biology Department Chair Binney Girdler and Educational Technology Specialist Josh Moon, who received … Continue reading
Sharmeen Chauhdry and Kevin Ford of Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo Experience, Opportunity Intersect for City, K (4/20/2018) - “Win-win.” That’s the phrase Kalamazoo city government officials and Kalamazoo College faculty and staff frequently use to describe a burgeoning partnership in which K students are gaining invaluable hands-on experience conducting research that is providing the city much-needed data to focus unprecedented community improvement efforts. Though having students work with the city is not a new idea, … Continue reading
National Science Foundation Fellowship Winner Megan Hoinville works with professors K Senior Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship (4/17/2018) - It’s a high achievement to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Just 16 percent of those who submitted proposals this year were chosen for the prestigious program. Megan Hoinville ’18 is part of an even more exclusive group. Though Kalamazoo College alumni are regular recipients of the fellowship, she is the first K student … Continue reading
Taylor Petrey Gay Marriage Documentary K Professor Featured in Mormon Gay Marriage Documentary (4/4/2018) - A Kalamazoo College professor has a featured role in a documentary, premiering Sunday, about the improbable toppling of Utah’s gay marriage ban. Taylor Petrey, associate professor of religion, says he gave an extensive interview to the makers of “Church and State” about the role of the Salt Lake City-based Church of Latter-day Saints in the fight against … Continue reading
Noriko Sugimori presenting at inauguration Five Faculty Members Receive Tenure (4/4/2018) - With specialties ranging from the psychology of adolescents to Victorian literature, five Kalamazoo College professors have achieved tenure. The milestone recognizes the scholarship and teaching they have completed to the point of tenure, and it is also a sign of confidence in the contributions they will make during their entire careers. The College’s Board of Trustees, meeting … Continue reading
George Washington Prize nominated book K Professor, Author a Finalist for George Washington Prize (2/26/2018) - Kalamazoo College History Professor James Lewis has been named a finalist for the George Washington Prize, a $50,000 annual award that recognizes the authors of the past year's most influential books about the nation's founding era. Lewis’s 2017 book, “The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis,” explores former Vice President Aaron Burr’s travels … Continue reading
Laura Lowe Furge HERS Institute HERS Institute Selects K Associate Provost for Cohort (2/2/2018) - Kalamazoo College Associate Provost Laura Lowe Furge is one of 65 women leaders from across the country who has been selected to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute. Furge will be a part of the University of Denver cohort that meets from June 18-30. The HERS Institute will support and encourage women as they … Continue reading
Book cover for The Temne of Sierra Leone K Professor’s Book Offers New Perspectives on Sierra Leone (12/19/2017) - A new book written by Kalamazoo College Associate Professor of History Joseph Bangura promotes new perspectives on the formation and social history of Sierra Leone. Research regarding Sierra Leone typically focuses on the roles of the Creoles and/or Krio, who were descendants of ex-slaves from Europe, North America, Jamaica and Africa living in the colony. Bangura, however, … Continue reading