Engaged Citizens

In academic year 2011-12, some 28 Civic Engagement Scholars (CES) are leading 20 different service-learning programs in collaboration with some 17 community partners. According to Breigh Montgomery, Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service-Learning, Institute programming this year will focus on food justice – with CES for MiRA (Migrant Rights Action), Farms to K, El Sol […]

Four Score

By Maggie Kane ’13 Add ‘em up: FOUR teams of Kalamazoo College students finished among the top 10 at the 2012 Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition, with one K team bringing home the top prize. The three-hour competition held April 14 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids pitted multiple teams from 10 colleges against each other. The […]

Two Earn Luce Scholarships

Class of 2013 members Lauren Wierenga (left) and Erica Dominic have been selected to receive prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Women in Science and Engineering. The scholarships will cover tuition for each quarter they are enrolled on campus during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. Erica Dominic, from Farmington Hills, Mich., is pursuing a double major in mathematics […]

Science Grant Benefits Breast Cancer Research

Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jennifer R. Furchak has received a 2011 Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. She will use the $35,000 award to further her work into the development of a multiplexed assay for the analysis of breast cancer metastasis. “The potential impact of this […]

Five “K” Students Compete in Poster Presentation for ASBMB

Kalamazoo College enjoyed a strong scientific presence at the Washington, D.C. meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Associate Professor of Chemistry Laura Furge served as a judge in the 15th Annual Undergraduate Poster Competition, in which five “K” students competed against more than 200 other undergraduates from throughout the country. Laura Diffenderfer […]

Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss Receives Accolades for Outstanding Poetry

Kalamazoo College’s Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss ’78 continues to receive accolades for her outstanding work in the world of poetry. A sample of a few recent honors follow–honors that help put Kalamazoo College, on Di’s coattails, on the literary map! First, she will be teaching the “Advanced Seminar,” with poets Patrick Donnelly and Reginald Dwayne Betts, at the Frost […]

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 […]