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 […]

Student of Color Leadership Conference

Twenty-seven “K” students (see photo) joined Associate Dean of Students Karen Joshua-Wathel and traveled to the 2011 GLCA Student of Color Leadership Conference at Allegheny College (Meadville, Pennsylvania). The group shared a ride with students attending the conference from Hope College. “A diverse group of keynote speakers provided insights across a range of topics and interests,” said Joshua-Wathel, including […]

What is Orange and Black and Green All Over?

Sierra Club magazine ranks Kalamazoo College as the 58th “greenest” institution of higher learning in the United States in its annual “America’s Coolest Schools” rankings. The ranking is based on a 12-page questionnaire sent to 940 four-year undergraduate colleges and universities. Questions center on environmental goals and achievements. Ten categories include energy supply, efficiency, food, […]

“We Were Googled!”

Or—alternate headline: “How to Ruin a Spring Break.” Though Professor of Chemistry Jeff Bartz quickly notes that the ruination was sweet indeed, given that it led to the publication of a paper in the The Journal of Chemical Physics (September 7, 2011) on which he and two students—Nic West ’12and Kelly Usakoski ’14—are co-authors. The story begins last spring break […]

Kalamazoo College Unveils Preliminary Building Design For Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 May 17, 2011 –Award-winning Studio Gang Architects create a “unique, welcoming space” and “dynamic, accessible crossroads”– –College moves oldest structure on campus to make way for newest– [KALAMAZOO, Mich. – May 17, 2011] Kalamazoo College officials today unveiled the preliminary design for a new building to house the Arcus Center for Social […]

New Vice President Appointed at Kalamazoo College

CONTACT: Jeff Palmer, 269.337.5724 Nov. 30, 2010 Kalamazoo College has appointed Albert J. DeSimone vice president for college advancement. DeSimone brings more than 25 years of higher education development and management experience to Kalamazoo, where he will lead the College’s fundraising, alumni relations, and communications offices. Among his responsibilities will be overseeing annual gift giving and directing […]