September 2008
COME HOME
As the summer winds down, my thoughts inevitably turn to the crisp fall weather, the changing leaves, the excitement of a new school year at Kalamazoo College and, of course, Homecoming. This year's Homecoming, October 24-26, is going to be particularly significant for a number of reasons.
THE PLAY'S THE THING
Whether it's baseball or theatre, for Theatre Department Director Ed Menta... ...the play's the thing / wherein we catch ... If Ed Menta had been able to hit a curve ball, someone else would be teaching in the Kalamazoo College Theatre Arts effort today.
KAIZEN AND KALAMAZOO
All alumni should be mindful of the College's performance on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA). Many experts consider that assessment instrument to be the best direct measure of students' development of critical thinking...
GREEN MANSION
How green is our Hicks? Let me count the ways. By Homecoming, when the College dedicates it, the Weimer K. Hicks Student Center is expected to have received certification at the silver level in the "New Construction" category of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...
A WEB OF BRIDGES
When Jim Heath '78 addresses the next Kalamazoo College Guilds Summit (Saturday, September 27; and you're all invited!) he will weave together history (his major at "K"), athletics (he coached here), education (he taught here, too), and business...
POSSE RIDES TO KALAMAZOO
In keeping with its goal to create a diverse campus community, Kalamazoo College has announced that 50 students from Los Angeles public schools will enroll in the College through a partnership with the Posse Foundation. These "Posse Scholars" are public high school students...
ENDOWMENT POWER SERVES AN ACE
Kalamazoo College coaches teach and mentor "K" student athletes, a group that includes 25 percent of the entire student population. Ideally, each coach would be a full-time employee, a significant factor not only on the coach-athlete relationship, but also on a team's success.
PARDON OUR VIRTUAL DUST
For a Luddite like me, the word "foundation" connotes the concrete walls of the basement of my house. And if that foundation became cracked and outdated, I'd need to undertake its renovation or replacement so that my house could continue to stand. That sounds like a major project...