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Kenyon News Digest April 2007

Four Win Goldwater Scholarships
Four Kenyon students--the highest number possible from any college--have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship program for students planning careers in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. More...

Honoring Excellence
The Kenyon community came together on Tuesday, April 10, to celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, and mentors at the annual Honors Day convocation. More...

Spring Break in New Orleans
Another busload of volunteers from Kenyon--fifty-four students, faculty, and staff--has returned from a weeklong service trip to New Orleans, over the last week of spring break. More...

Lectures Galore
It's been a fabulous spring at the lectern with three world class speakers on campus. Acclaimed Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, whose work is both deeply intimate and broadly political, read from a memoir on March 26. Danticat was followed by influential author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who has been warning about the dangers of climate change for nearly twenty years and is the author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. And on Monday, April 16, former hostage Terry Waite will lecture on "Iraq, Guantanamo, and Human Rights." Waite, who had successfully negotiated the release of hostages in Iran and Libya, was sent to Beirut, Lebanon, in January 1987 to seek the freedom of four hostages. Instead, the British humanitarian and special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury was taken hostage himself and held captive for five years.

Memorial Service Planned for Caleb Gottinger
A memorial service for Caleb Edward Gottinger, a first-year student at Kenyon who passed away on February 17, will take place on Saturday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Church of the Holy Spirit. A reception at the home of President S. Georgia Nugent will follow the service. More...

Campaign Kickoff
It's going to be an exciting party! All members of the Kenyon family are invited to attend the campaign kickoff on Friday, June 1, 2007. To register, please go to the Reunion Weekend registration site. We hope you can join us!

Reunion Weekend 2007
Kenyon will welcome back classes ending in 7 and 2, as well as the Chamber Singers, Archons, and FLOO. Registration materials were recently mailed to the honored classes and special affinity groups. Online registration began on March 26. This year's Reunion Weekend will be even more special as we kick off our next campaign with a grand celebration on Friday evening, June 1. More...

Alumni Authors at Reunion Weekend
If you have written a book that's been published in the past five years and you will be attending Reunion Weekend, please notify Sue Dailey (dailey@kenyon.edu) by April 20 if you would like your book to be displayed at the Kenyon Bookstore during the weekend. No self-published books, please. There will be a reception in honor of recently published alumni authors on the Saturday afternoon of Reunion Weekend in the Olin Library.

Do You Have a Great Kenyon Photo?
Then send it to us! We are collecting photos from all of our alumni to use for our campaign kickoff event. We're especially seeking photos with you and yours wearing Kenyon gear. Please send your photos electronically to Lisa Schott (schottl@kenyon.edu) in the Alumni Office by May 1. Thank you!

Send Us Your Kenyon Ghost Stories
The Alumni Bulletin is contemplating an article on the ghost stories associated with the Kenyon campus. Have you personally had eerie, scary, funny, or odd experiences on campus that suggested the presence of something, well, spectral? What happened? Where? When? Tell us about your experience of the uncanny at Kenyon. Send an e-mail to presleys@kenyon.edu.

Support Kenyon: Every Gift Makes a Difference for Kenyon
We would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have already donated to the Kenyon Fund and the Kenyon Parents Fund. If you haven't given yet this year, please consider doing so before the fiscal year concludes on June 30. Your participation makes a difference. Please visit http://gift.kenyon.edu to make a gift to the 2006-07 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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