K Grad Studies Desert Fish With a Far Eye Cast to Cancer

Claire Riggs ’11 received a pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation, a prestigious award that allows her to continue research on killifish embryos as she works on her doctorate at Portland State University. Her research was the subject of an article (“Life in the Extreme”) by Maya Seaman that appeared in the publication, Vanguard. […]

Honors Day October 2012

The following students received awards during the Honors Day ceremony on October 26, 2012. Brian Gougeon Prize in Art McKenna Kring Corinne MacInnes Kira Sandiford Lillian Pringle Baldauf Prize in Music Bret Linvill Hannah Shaughnessy-Mogill Margaret Upton Prize in Music Morgan Walker Cooper Award Amy Jimenez Arshia Will Theatre Arts First-Year Student Award Katelyn Anderson […]

“I Went to Kalamazoo College!”

Dan Blustein, Joel Haas, and Tess Killpack have a great deal in common. They’re classmates (2006); they’re working on their doctorates; and they’re finalists in a video contest! “Dan entered us in an NSF fellows video contest (of course he did…),” wrote Tess to Professor of Biology Paul Sotherland, “and we made it to the […]

Kalamazoo College To Stage Shakespeare’s TITUS ANDRONICUS

Kalamazoo College To Stage Shakespeare’s TITUS ANDRONICUS

The Festival Playhouse of Kalamazoo College’s production of William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus opens on Thursday November 1, in the Nelda K. Balch Playhouse on the Kalamazoo College campus and continues Nov. 2, 3, and 4. Thursday’s performance begins at 7:30 P.M.; Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 8 P.M.; Sunday’s is 2 P.M. matinee. Thursday […]

Kalamazoo College Political Science Lecture Features Joan Mandle

Joan Mandle, executive director of Democracy Matters and professor emeritus of sociology, Colgate University will deliver the 2012 William Weber Lecture in Political Science at Kalamazoo College on October 24 at 8 P.M. The event will take place in the Mandelle Hall Olmsted Room; it is free and open to the public. The title of […]

Arcus Center Names 2012-13 Visiting Fellows

  The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership has announced Sonia Baez-Hernandez, MFA, and Karika Phillips, MA, as Visiting Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. Baez-Hernandez is a visual artist, filmmaker, scholar, human rights advocate and most recent artist-in-residence for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from Miami, FL. She most recently produced an award-winning film, […]

Once Upon a Book, Now on Video

  K’s Summer Common Reading program joins new students, faculty, and staff in a conversation about a novel they’ve read during the summer. The author of the chosen novel visits campus during orientation each fall to join the conversation. It’s an important first step for new K students and part of the College’s nationally recognized […]

Confronting Terrible Stories

“Remembering Maggie Wardle” was the theme of the Week 4 (Oct. 5) Community Reflection in Stetson Chapel. Featuring an annual speech by Ann V. and Donald R. Parfet Distinguished Professor of English Gail Griffin, the reflection remembered those in our community who face daily violence as well as the history of K’s own struggle to […]

K Economics Professor Publishes Third Edition of Textbook

Professor of Economics Ahmed Hussen has published the third edition of his textbook–Principles of Environmental Economics and Sustainability: An Integrated Economic and Ecological Approach (Routledge, September 20, 2012). New chapters in the book cover the economics of climate change, the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services, “green” accounting and alternative economic and social indicators of […]

An Internship Becomes a Career for Bruce Timmons ’64

Bruce Timmons ’64 was so intrigued by his Kalamazoo College professor’s explanation of a local annexation dispute between two municipalities, that when he spotted an opening for a legislative internship with the Michigan House Judiciary Committee a few years later, he applied and was one of eight hired. He’s still there more than four decades later, and […]

Temporary Shelter

Temporary Shelter

“Perspectives on Sukkot: Celebrating a Quest for Solace and Community” was the theme of the Week Three (Sept. 28) Community Reflection in Stetson Chapel. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Organization, the reflection educated the audience about the Jewish holiday Sukkot and the metaphors it provides in a pilgrimage towards maturity and self-awareness. JSO President Craig […]

K Graduate Wins Poetry Contest

Genevieve Leet ’11 is the winner of the poetry category in the 3rd Annual Contests in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Her poem set was titled “[when I died they found a nest of snakes in my intestines, their backs]” and “Somewhere beyond the curve of the earth, there is a ceremonial bamboo boat.” The […]