Class of 2011 Arrives
Easy on the Mayonnaise
Heat and humidity moved Opening Convocation festivities indoors to the KAC this year, where the 463 students in Kenyon's newest class were officially welcomed to the College on Thursday, August 23.
Patti Sponaugle, a first-year student from Torrance, California, wrote about her initial impressions of the Kenyon community for her hometown newspaper. Read her article, "New school, new friends and, of course, a jar of mayo," which appeared in the September 10, 2007, issue of the Daily Breeze.
Study of Democracy Energized
Kenyon has won a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create the Center for the Study of American Democracy.
Power to the Voters
Kenyon student Matthew Segal, Class of 2008, this year founded a national nonprofit organization with a goal of stimulating voter participation among young people. The Student Association for Voter Empowerment has a Washington office and 19 chapters on college campuses around the country.
The Kenyon Career Network (KCN) is now available online for students and alumni. The network helps students and graduates obtain career advice from Kenyon alumni and parents. The KCN network includes more than 6,000 alumni and parents who have volunteered to provide advice and information about their careers, workplaces, geographic region, or the pursuit of advanced degrees. Find out how to access this valuable resource and how you can become a KCN volunteer. More...
Homecoming and Hall of Fame
Come watch the Lords play against Ohio Wesleyan University at Kenyon's McBride Field, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. Cheer them on with fellow alumni and enjoy refreshments at the hospitality tent. In the evening, the College will welcome five new inductees into Kenyon's Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Those to be inducted are: Katie Petrock Madigan ’97 – swimming; Dave Cronin ’73 – lacrosse; Marshall Chapin ’94 – soccer; Robert Tanner ’40 – swimming (posthumously); and George Christman, former athletics trainer. If you are interested in attending the induction ceremony and dinner, please contact Patty Bower at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Lords and Ladies on the Road
Our athletic teams travel all over and would enjoy meeting alumni and parents at away games. Add the athletic schedule to your favorite bookmarks and check back often!
Send Us Your Kenyon Traditions
Spring riot. Trestle parties. Tug of war, freshmen vs. sophomores. Streaking. Touching the pole at the College gates, for luck. Kenyon students have always created their own unofficial, unsanctioned (and at times unsavory) traditions and rituals. The editors of the Alumni Bulletin are contemplating an article about these home-made traditions and would love to hear from alumni of all generations. Send the glorious details to email@example.com.
War and Peace with Packer
George Packer, accaimed for his reportage from Iraq, visited the campus to speak about the lessons of the war and options for the future.
See the Light
Richard J. Light, the Walter H. Gale Professor of Education at Harvard University, visited on September 5 and 6 to share his thoughts on strengthening the college experience.
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. These two funds are a critical part of Kenyon's $230 million campaign, We are Kenyon: The Drive for Excellence. Your participation makes a difference. Please visit http://gift.kenyon.edu to make a gift to the 2007-08 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.
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