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Kalamazoo College Establishes Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership

Kalamazoo College officials announced today the establishment of the Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership, a biennial $25,000 prize that honors an innovative and collaborative leadership project in the pursuit of social justice and human rights anywhere in the world. The inaugural $25,000 Social Justice Leadership Prize will be awarded May 11, […]

K Student Activities Win Awards

K Student Activities Win Awards

For the second year in a row, Kalamazoo College has earned awards from the National Association of Campus Activities—Mid-America Region, during its annual conference in Grand Rapids. Awards were given to campus events at member institutions in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia during the 2011-12 academic year. K earned the NACA Region’s […]

Hornets Join Broncos in Hurricane Cleanup

Hornets Join Broncos in Hurricane Cleanup

Brock Crystal’s ’15 decision to attend the weekly athlete bible study at Kalamazoo College led him on an adventure in giving and gratitude he says he’ll never forget. Crystal, a member of the K Men’s Cross Country team, heard about a planned mission trip during Thanksgiving weekend to the East Coast where Hornets would collaborate […]

K Alumna Wins Prize for Science Journalism

Kirsten Weir ’99 is the winner of the 2012 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in the children’s science news category. The awards are administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for professional journalists to honor distinguished reporting for a general audience. Weir received the award for her article “Uninvited Guests,” which […]

K Science Majors Present at Undergraduate Research Conference

K Science Majors Present at Undergraduate Research Conference

Nine Kalamazoo College science majors and two chemistry department faculty members (Regina Stevens-Truss and Laura Lowe Furge) attended the recent West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference in Grand Rapids. The students were Carline Dugue ’12, Chelsea Wallace ’13, Nicholas Sweda ’12, Mara Livezey ’13, Michael Hicks ’12, Kelly Bresnahan ’12, Josh Abbott ’12, Amanda […]

Kalamazoo College’s Only Rhodes Scholar Offers Advice to WMU Finalist

Kalamazoo College’s Only Rhodes Scholar Offers Advice to WMU Finalist

Kalamazoo College alumna Becky Gray ’81 is the only student from K or Western Michigan University ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. In a Nov.15, 2012 Kalamazoo Gazette article, she offered some words of advice for Rhodes Scholarship finalist Mitch Zajac, a WMU graduate student and former football player.

Celebrations of Light

Celebrations of Light

“Diwali & Eid Celebrations” was the topic of the Week Nine (Nov. 9) Community Reflection in Stetson Chapel. Sponsored by K Desi and the Chapel Program, this Reflection sought to inform the campus community about the origins and customs of the holidays celebrated by Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs this time of year. Utsav Adhikari ’14 […]

Kalamazoo College Alumna Helps Develop Bicycle Safety Simulator

Kalamazoo College Alumna Helps Develop Bicycle Safety Simulator

Jodie Plumert ’85, professor and chair of psychology at the University of Iowa is helping lead a joint research project with the University’s computer science department to develop a simulator that uses virtual environment technology to study children’s decision making process when riding a bike. The simulator employs a stationary bicycle sitting in the middle of three large […]

Peter Tippett ’75 Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award

Peter Tippett ’75 Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its first Leadership in Health Care Award to Peter Tippett M.D., Ph.D ’75, chief medical officer for Verizon and vice president of the Verizon Incubator. Peter is responsible for Verizon’s health IT strategy and the development of an extensive portfolio of solutions that are enabling the rapidly evolving health care information technology […]

K Alumnus Is Half of “Dynamic Duo” Behind Health Fair for Homeless

K Alumnus Is Half of “Dynamic Duo” Behind Health Fair for Homeless

Stevie Simmons ’12 graduated from Kalamazoo College in June with a Bachelor’s degree in history. Now a Battle Creek, Mich., resident, Stevie is pursing a Bachelor’s degree in human service administration from Sienna Heights University, while working for AmeriCorps VISTA at Kellogg Community College, a national service program that aims to fight poverty. He’s also […]

K Again Rates High for Study Abroad

K Again Rates High for Study Abroad

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Nov. 12, 2012) – Kalamazoo College has again been recognized as a leader in study abroad programs for U.S. college students. According to the Institute of International Education (IIE), Kalamazoo ranks #10 among U.S. colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees based solely on the percentage of its graduates that studied abroad during the 2010-11 […]

Bach Festival Christmas Concert on December 2

On Sunday, December 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. in Stetson Chapel, the Bach Festival Chorus will present its annual BachFest Christmas! concert featuring works by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, and others. Lyric soprano Rhea Olivaccé will make her Kalamazoo debut with a performance of “O, Holy Night” and as the featured soloist in Moses Hogan’s “Glory to […]