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K Alumnus’ Sculpture Part of International ArtPrize

K Alumnus’ Sculpture Part of International ArtPrize

After graduating from Kalamazoo College in June with a studio art major and classical civilizations minor, sculptor Daedalian Derks ’12 spent the summer rebuilding and expanding a portion of his Senior Individualized Project for installation in downtown Grand Rapids as a competitor in the international art competition ArtPrize 2012. The sculpture is called the “Binary […]

Welcome Back, Orange-and-Black: Homecoming 2012

Welcome Back, Orange-and-Black: Homecoming 2012

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is October 19-21. Join fellow Hornets on campus for the 8th annual 5K Run/Walk, departmental receptions with current and emeriti faculty, the K versus Hope College football game, and much much more! All alumni, students, faculty, staff, and K friends are invited. Weekend highlights include: – Reunion activities for the classes […]

Kalamazoo College Professor Earns National Writing Award

Visiting Professor of English Rachel Swearingen, Ph.D., has received a 2012 Rona Jaffe Award, the prestigious writing award given annually by the Rona Jaffe Foundation to six women “who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their career.” It’s the only national award dedicated to women writers. She will pick up her $30,000 award at a […]

Kalamazoo College Begins 2012-13 Academic Year

  Class of 2016 Convocation held Wed., Sept. 5, 3:00 p.m. on the K “Quad” Continuing a beloved tradition, Kalamazoo College’s Convocation 2012 begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. This colorful event on the campus Quad, which some have called “reverse commencement,” is free and open to the public. It comes complete with […]

Kalamazoo is Among “Colleges That Change Lives”

“If you were to build your own liberal arts college, you’d look closely at Kalamazoo College for ideas about how to do it. That’s because other colleges offer some of the same distinctive features you’ll find at Kalamazoo, but few integrate all of them so thoughtfully to create life-changing experiences.” So begins the chapter on […]

A “Life Changing” Summer in Haiti

A “Life Changing” Summer in Haiti

Kalamazoo College juniors Roxann Taneisha Lawrence and Amy Jimenez recently had what Roxann calls “a life changing experience,” courtesy of the College’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL). They spent much of their summer interning at Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “Through the CCPD, ACSJL, and […]

Nancy Stevens ’83 Reaches New Summits

After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1983, Nancy Stevens moved to Colorado to work at a Girl Scout camp. Soon she began hiking “Fourteeners,” Colorado’s numerous 14,000-foot mountains. Her first was Long’s Peak. Her most recent is Grand Teton. Impressive? Yes, especially considering that Nancy has been almost completely blind since birth. Read about this […]

K Professor Takes First Place in Literature Competition

Kalamazoo College Writer in Residence Diane Seuss is the first-prize winner in Mid-American Review’s 2012 Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts, and Anything in Between! Judge Amelia Gray selected Seuss’s piece “I emptied my little wishing well of its emptiness” out of some 1,000 entries. The work will appear in the forthcoming fall issue […]

K Connection Spans 30 Years in Internship

K Connection Spans 30 Years in Internship

Cassandra Fraser, Class of 1984, is a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia. This summer she hosted Michael Paule-Carres, Class of 2014, in her laboratory, where he did research for his Senior Individualized Project. “It was kind of scary to contemplate that 30 year gap!” wrote Fraser, who had a good antidote for any […]

K Theatre Director Participates in Art Hub Anniversary

Jon Reeves, director of technical theatre at Kalamazoo College, will participate in the 30-year anniversary celebration of the Park Trades Center, held this weekend (Aug. 17-18) in the former warehouse that has been an art hub in downtown Kalamazoo for three decades. When he’s not guiding K students through the process of building sets for […]

Memorial Service for Wen Chao Chen

Memorial Service for Wen Chao Chen

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Wen Chao Chen, one of Kalamazoo College’s most beloved professors and administrators, will be held Sunday Sept. 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Stetson Chapel on the Kalamazoo College campus. Speakers will include Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, Timothy Light, Jack Hopkins, Joe Fugate, Milt Rohwer, and Alice Chen. A reception […]