Alum Aubrey Parker Covers “Run Across Palestine”

Alum Aubrey Parker Covers “Run Across Palestine” as Journalist series chronicling the event, and she plans to write an article on water issues related to olive farming for Circle of Blue. Parker is also pitching the story to other various media organizations.

Kalamazoo College Contributed $32 Million to Area Economy During 2010-11 Academic Year

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 February 9, 2012 – College generated 685 direct and indirect jobs, $25.7 million in personal income – – Students and campus visitors spent $5.6 million – – Analysis conducted by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research – Kalamazoo, Mich. – Kalamazoo College contributed $32 million to the Kalamazoo area economy during the 2010-11 academic […]

Canasta Chamber Pop Group Plays Mongolia

Usually if you wanted to hear the chamber pop group Canasta (featuring “K” alums Matt Priest ’97 and Elizabeth Lindau ’97) you’d drive to Chicago. But attending a concert in early February would have meant a longer trip…to Mongolia. Canasta members trekked to the Far East country as part of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ Arts Envoy Program. […]

SIPs Presented at 59th Annual Spectroscopy Meeting

Seniors Aidan Klobuchar and Niclas West presented posters describing their Senior Individualized Project research at the 59th annual Western Spectroscopy Association Meeting at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, in January. Klobuchar worked on the project “Revealing Orientation Using Circularly Polarized Light” with Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz. West based his poster, […]

President Wilson-Oyelaran Elected Vice Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran was elected vice chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) board of directors at the Association’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. As a member of the NAICU board’s executive committee, she will help lead the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourage support of NAICU priorities […]

Students, Staff, and Partners Present: “Students as Colleagues: A Fellowship in Learning”

The Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service-Learning (MJUSISL) at Kalamazoo College gathered a team of students, staff, and a community partner to give a panel presentation, “Students as Colleagues: A Fellowship in Learning,” at the Michigan Campus Compact Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Institute 2012 on January 30 in East Lansing. Sophomore Civic Engagement Scholars Raven […]

“K” Alum Plays International Tennis Championship

Lew Miller ’93 will represent the United States at the 32nd International Tennis Federation Seniors World Team Championships. The nation’s top tennis players in age groups 35+ and 55+ will compete against teams from 35 counties February 6 through 11 in San Diego. More than 1,000 athletes are expected to participate. This will be the fourth […]

“K” Art Professor Exhibits Sculptures in Bellevue Art Museum

Sarah Lindley, Associate Professor of Art, will participate in three upcoming art shows. Lindley and her husband, sculptor Norwood Viviano, are among 35 artists invited to exhibit in “Push Play: The 2012 NCECA Invitational” to be held Jan. 19 through June 17 at the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle, Wash., in conjunction with the 46th […]

Kalamazoo College Receives $23 Million Grant From Arcus Foundation to Fund Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 January 17, 2012 Kalamazoo, Mich. – Kalamazoo College has received a $23 million grant to endow the work of its Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL). The grant, made by the Arcus Foundation, will support a broad array of activities including: student scholarships and two endowed professorships, student internships and leadership […]

Cognitive Partners

By Faiza Fayyaz ’13 Last fall, Professor of English Bruce Mills and a group of ten Kalamazoo College students led by K Civic Engagement Scholar Faiza Fayyaz ’13 began the Young Adults Program, a service-learning partnership that pairs K students with young adults on the autism spectrum from West Campus, a public school within the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency. […]

English Alum Receives “Outstanding Faculty” Award

Amelia Katanski ’92, English, received the Outstanding Faculty award from Michigan Campus Compact ( at the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference on January 30 in East Lansing. Nominated by President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran and the College’s Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Institute for Service-Learning, Katanski was honored for her commitments to local food, food justice, and sustainability and her […]

Alum Vicky Minderhout Receives “Professor of the Year”

Vicky Minderhout ’72, a professor of chemistry at Seattle University, was named the State of Washington’s “Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She was one of 27 state-level winners in 2011; four others were national-level winners. Minderhout was cited for her innovations in teaching, particularly biochemistry. “Her research […]