Kalamazoo Religion Professor Quoted in NY Times Article on Mormonism

Assistant Professor of Religion Taylor Petrey is among and growing national cadre of scholars of Mormonism. He is the author of a much discussed recent article, “Toward a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology,” published in Dialogue, an independent Mormon journal, and on July 2 he was quoted in “The Mormon Lens on American History,” an article published […]

English Professor’s Witch Piece Accepted–Story or Fable?

Gail Griffin, English, writes, “I guess I’m a fiction writer now.” Her piece, “Four or Five Witches,” will be published in the October 1 issue of Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism. The October issue will be the second for the new journal and is “dedicated to developing an understanding of and appreciation for […]

Alum Keith Crandall Hired to Direct Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University

Keith Crandall ’87 has been hired by George Washington University to direct its new Computational Biology Institute. Computational biology combines elements of computer science and biology, and its practitioners develop tools to analyze data generated in researching genetics and genomics, including genetic mapping and DNA sequencing. Crandall’s research interests have included crustacean biology, biodiversity, and infectious diseases. […]

Hornet’s Olympics

Chris Manning ’12 finished 88th out of 139 swimmers with a time of 1:04.73 in the 100m Breaststroke at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. on Monday, June 25. Manning moved up nine spots, but did not qualify for the the evening’s finals. “Chris had an absolutely amazing season this year and to end his career […]

Basketball Coach Will Move to Oregon

Basketball Coach Will Move to Oregon

Rob Passage ’93, Kalamazoo College’s head men’s basketball coach since 2002-03, announced this week that he is leaving to become the athletic facilities and operations manager at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. “We are extremely grateful to Rob for his hard work, dedication, and commitment to Kalamazoo College,” said Kristen Smith, Director of Athletics, “He was a […]

College Rezoning Approved

College Rezoning Approved

By Suzanne Curtiss ’14 After three-and-half hours and 48 college and neighborhood speakers, the Kalamazoo City Commission approved an amended version of Kalamazoo College’s Institutional Campus (IC) rezoning application at its Monday, June 18, meeting in the City Commission chambers. With the approved IC zone, the College can now move forward with its 10-year campus […]

Professor Werner Appointed Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor in the Humanities

Assistant Professor of History Janelle Werner has been appointed the Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor in the Humanities, effective July 1, 2012. Werner earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Here teaching interests include medieval Europe, early modern Europe (1500-1789), Reformation Europe, and British history to 1660. Her thematic fields focus on […]

Dean’s List Spring 2012

Congratulations to the following students, who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above in three courses during the Spring 2012 quarter. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W Y Z A Laura Abram Grant Abrams Mojtaba Akhavantafti Nicole […]

Senior Awards 2012

The following students received awards during the Senior Awards Ceremony, June 9, 2012 Fine Arts Division THE LILIA CHEN AWARD IN ART, awarded to students in their junior or senior year who distinguish themselves through their work in ceramics, sculpture, or painting, and who exhibit strong progress in their understanding of art. Joanne A. Heppert […]

Farewells and Inaugurations

By Elaine Ezekiel ’13 Student Commission presented its annual awards during the Week Ten (June 1) Community Reflection in Stetson Chapel. The annual event recognizes outstanding Kalamazoo College staff, students, and faculty, and passes the torch to the elected members of next year’s Student Commission. Mike Ignagi ’12, Tommy Jackson ’15, Colin Smith ’15 and Brad Stech ’15 from K’s improvisational jazz […]