Alum Vicky Minderhout Receives “Professor of the Year”

Vicky Minderhout ’72, a professor of chemistry at Seattle University, was named the State of Washington’s “Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She was one of 27 state-level winners in 2011; four others were national-level winners. Minderhout was cited for her innovations in teaching, particularly biochemistry. “Her research […]

Student of Color Leadership Conference

Twenty-seven “K” students (see photo) joined Associate Dean of Students Karen Joshua-Wathel and traveled to the 2011 GLCA Student of Color Leadership Conference at Allegheny College (Meadville, Pennsylvania). The group shared a ride with students attending the conference from Hope College. “A diverse group of keynote speakers provided insights across a range of topics and interests,” said Joshua-Wathel, including […]

What is Orange and Black and Green All Over?

Sierra Club magazine ranks Kalamazoo College as the 58th “greenest” institution of higher learning in the United States in its annual “America’s Coolest Schools” rankings. The ranking is based on a 12-page questionnaire sent to 940 four-year undergraduate colleges and universities. Questions center on environmental goals and achievements. Ten categories include energy supply, efficiency, food, […]

“We Were Googled!”

Or—alternate headline: “How to Ruin a Spring Break.” Though Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz quickly notes that the ruination was sweet indeed, given that it led to the publication of a paper in the The Journal of Chemical Physics (September 7, 2011) on which he and two students—Nic West ’12and Kelly Usakoski ’14—are co-authors. The story begins last spring break […]

Kalamazoo College Unveils Preliminary Building Design For Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 May 17, 2011 –Award-winning Studio Gang Architects create a “unique, welcoming space” and “dynamic, accessible crossroads”– –College moves oldest structure on campus to make way for newest– [KALAMAZOO, Mich. – May 17, 2011] Kalamazoo College officials today unveiled the preliminary design for a new building to house the Arcus Center for Social […]

New Vice President Appointed at Kalamazoo College

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 Nov. 30, 2010 Kalamazoo College has appointed Albert J. DeSimone vice president for college advancement. DeSimone brings more than 25 years of higher education development and management experience to Kalamazoo, where he will lead the College’s fundraising, alumni relations, and communications offices. Among his responsibilities will be overseeing annual gift giving and directing […]

Kalamazoo College Readies for Homecoming 2010

CONTACT: Jim VanSweden, 269.337.7291 (KALAMAZOO, Michigan) A record high 1,000 alumni and guests have registered to attend the 2010 Homecoming Weekend at Kalamazoo College, Oct. 15-17. All alumni are invited, and special reunion events are being planned for class years that end in 0 and 5. This year’s Homecoming Weekend will also include Emeritus Club reunions […]

Kalamazoo College Receives $400,000 Grant From W.K. Kellogg Foundation

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 April 9, 2010 Grant will help fund College’s Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership  activities and associate director position Kalamazoo, Mich. (April 9, 2010) — Kalamazoo College has received a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of the curricula, programming, and learning […]