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Kenyon News Digest October 2007

Literary Award Goes to Margaret Atwood
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood will receive the 2008 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Following the award presentation in New York, Atwood will come to Kenyon to participate in the Review’s inaugural literary festival on November 9-10. More...

An Extraordinary Torah
Kenyon and its Jewish community will receive an extraordinary gift this month with the arrival of a Torah scroll that disappeared during the Holocaust but was recently recovered and restored. More...

Teachers Schooled in History
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $996,792 grant to Cleveland, Ohio, schools for a three-year program driven by Kenyon historians Peter Rutkoff and William Scott to improve the teaching of American history. More...

Student Research in Big Pond
Biologist Wade Powell has received a federal grant to continue his lab group's research about how frogs process the toxic chemical dioxin. More...

Research Pioneer
Linda Smolak of Kenyon's psychology faculty will receive one of the nation's top awards for research in the field of eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has named Smolak winner of the 2007 Price Family Award for Research Excellence. More...

Research by Kenyon Scientist Receives National Attention
Drew Kerkhoff, a member of the biology and math departments, is the co-author of a paper in the journal Nature explaining a mathematical model developed to measure plant growth. More...

Inaugural Alumni College a Success
Alumni and spouses returned to Kenyon to participate in the first Alumni College during Homecoming Weekend. In addition to attending seminars taught by professors Pamela Jensen and Royal Rhodes, participants had opportunites to take classes with current students, tour local farms, view the Peirce Hall renovations, and learn more about Philander Chase Corporation's role in area land conservation. Our enthusiastic "pioneer" participants made this event such a success that plans are under way for next year's Alumni College. Be on the lookout for more information soon.

Five Join Hall of Fame
During Homecoming Weekend, alumni from around the country cheered the newest inductees in the Kenyon Athletic Association Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are: Katie Petrock Madigan ’97 (swimming), Dave Cronin ’73 (lacrosse), Marshall Chapin ’94 (soccer), Robert Tanner ’40 (swimming, posthumously), and former athletic trainer George Christman. Congratulations to these outstanding recipients.

Support Kenyon: Every Gift Makes a Difference for Kenyon
We would like to extend thanks to all who have already donated to the Kenyon Fund and the Kenyon Parents Fund. If you haven't given 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 to make a gift to the 2007-08 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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