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Alum is Finalist in Japanese Language Speech Contest

Kristen Bergh ’09 is the second Kalamazoo College student to become a finalist in the Michigan Japanese Language Speech Contest. The contest has occurred for the past 16 years; Bergh delivered her speech, “Japanization,” on March 31 at the Novi (Michigan) Civic Center.

The Binary Strip

When it comes to the Senior Individualized Project, sculptor Daedalian Derks ’12 thinks BIG—as in the kind of installation measured by “chain” (a forestry metric of 66 and one-half feet), as in a three-dimensional sculpture stronger than the urge to procreate. No kidding! “The Binary Strip,” the fourth and largest sculpture in Derks’ SIP quartet (the other […]

Voice Performance Students Place in Regional Audition

Three of Professor of Music Jim Turner’s voice students placed in the 2012 Great Lakes Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions, which were held in early March at Grand Valley State University. Hannah Shaughnessey-Mogil ’14 was awarded an Honorable Mention for First Year Women. Jenna Hunt ’’13 took third place in Junior Women. And Erin Donevan ’12 placed first […]

Student Shines as Peace Corps Volunteer

Megan Barnes ’10 is featured in the March 21, 2012 issue of Harbor Light newspaper, published in her hometown of Harbor Springs, Mich. Megan is a Peace Corps volunteer in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Working in small communities of 10 to 100 homes, she trains community members to pass along preventive health information to their neighbors and […]

“K” Alum Travels to Japan Following Natural Disasters

Ethan Segal ’90, professor of Japanese history at Michigan State University, made two trips to Japan following the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that continues to dramatically affect the northeastern part of the country. Segal earned his B.A. in biology and did his study abroad in Japan (Waseda University in Tokyo). He […]

Professor Emeritus Publishes in Revue Bénédictine

John Wickstrom, professor emeritus of history, will have an article published by Revue Bénédictine in 2013. It is titled “Claiming St. Maurus of Glanfeuil: an 11th-Century Sermon from Fossés.” John is also the 2012 Moritz Lecturer at Kalamazoo College. His talk, “Picturing the Saints: What Medieval Illuminations Can Tell us About History,” will be delivered on Wednesday, […]

Professor Barclay Lectures on West Berlin in the Context of Postwar History

David Barclay, the Margaret and Roger Scholten Professor of International Studies, delivered a lecture titled “Island City, Cold War City: West Berlin in the Context of Postwar History, 1948-1994” at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Florida. The presentation was based on his current book project: a general history of West Berlin from the […]

Student and Mentor Receive Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for Environmental Education’s Nature in Words Fellowship

Kate Belew ’15 and Di Seuss, English, have received the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for Environmental Education’s Nature in Words Fellowship for the summer of 2012. Following Fellowship guidelines, students apply with a mentor from one of the consortium institutions.  Kate proposed that she will write a collection of poems inspired by Professor Emeritus of English Conrad Hilberry’s object poems in his chapbook The […]

“K” Student and Alumni Earn Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society Fellowships

Two Kalamazoo College alumni and one current student have combined to earn three of the 23 national fellowships awarded this year by Alpha Lambda Delta honor society for outstanding students who are working towards a graduate or professional degree. Emma Perry ’08, pursing a graduate degree in English at Boston University, received a $5,000 award. Amel […]

Professor Baker Named to Athletic Hall of Fame

Ed Baker, former Kalamazoo College football coach and physical education professor, has been named to the Athletic Hall of Fame at Haverford High School in Havertown, Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia. He was athletic director at Haverford from 1959 to 1967 and head football coach from 1958 to 1966. He won three league titles as football […]

Coach Acker Named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

George Acker, longtime Kalamazoo College coach and physical education professor who died in July 2011, has been named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Acker served at K for 35 years (1958-93), coaching men’s tennis teams to seven NCAA Division III championships while winning 35 consecutive MIAA championships. His tennis teams were 537-231 […]