“Cathy McCann Drive” Named to Honor “K” Alum

Catherine (Rutherford) McCann ’55 was a longtime resident and public servant of South Miami, Florida. She served 10 years as city commissioner and four years as mayor. McCann passed away on April 19, 2009, at age 75. But recently, family and friends gathered to honor her legacy with the naming of Cathy McCann Drive in South […]

Kiran Cunningham Appointed Teagle Pedagogy Fellow

Kiran Cunningham ’83, Anthropology, has been appointed a Teagle Pedagogy Fellow by the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA). She is one of 20 Teagle Fellows chosen from GCLA member colleges for their knowledge of research on human learning and pedagogical technique, as well as for their strong interest in enhancing liberal arts teaching and learning. […]

Student Researches American Volley Ball Coaches Association

Colleen Leonard ’12 examines results from the first-ever salary survey conducted by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in the February/March 2012 issue of Coaching Volleyball, an AVCA publication. She drew valuable conclusions from coaches at all levels of NCAA competition for “Money Talks: AVCA Salary Survey Analysis,” an article she researched and wrote as part of […]

SIPs into Published Works: Alumni Collaborate in Research

When alumni mentor seniors doing their Senior Individualized Projects it can lead to co-authorship of published papers. The proof: Rebecca (Becky) Tonietto ’05 and Katherine (Katie) Ellis ’09. The two are coauthors of the paper “A comparison of bee communities of Chicago green roofs, parks and prairies,” which appeared in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning 103 (2011) 102-108. Tonietto […]

Alum Takes Appellate Judge Seat for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Corinne Beckwith ’85 was sworn in as an appellate judge for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals during ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She was nominated last spring by President Obama, earned Senate confirmation in November, and has been serving in the post since December. Cori earned a B.A. degree in English from Kalamazoo and while […]

Alum Aubrey Parker Covers “Run Across Palestine”

Alum Aubrey Parker Covers “Run Across Palestine” as Journalist series chronicling the event, and she plans to write an article on water issues related to olive farming for Circle of Blue. Parker is also pitching the story to other various media organizations.

Kalamazoo College Contributed $32 Million to Area Economy During 2010-11 Academic Year

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 February 9, 2012 – College generated 685 direct and indirect jobs, $25.7 million in personal income – – Students and campus visitors spent $5.6 million – – Analysis conducted by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research – Kalamazoo, Mich. – Kalamazoo College contributed $32 million to the Kalamazoo area economy during the 2010-11 academic […]

Canasta Chamber Pop Group Plays Mongolia

Usually if you wanted to hear the chamber pop group Canasta (featuring “K” alums Matt Priest ’97 and Elizabeth Lindau ’97) you’d drive to Chicago. But attending a concert in early February would have meant a longer trip…to Mongolia. Canasta members trekked to the Far East country as part of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ Arts Envoy Program. […]

SIPs Presented at 59th Annual Spectroscopy Meeting

Seniors Aidan Klobuchar and Niclas West presented posters describing their Senior Individualized Project research at the 59th annual Western Spectroscopy Association Meeting at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, in January. Klobuchar worked on the project “Revealing Orientation Using Circularly Polarized Light” with Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz. West based his poster, […]