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Kenyon News Digest April 2008

Reunion Weekend 2008
Reunion Weekend is just around the corner! We hope you can join us on May 29-June 1 as we will welcome back classes ending in 8 and 3, as well as the Kokosingers, ADs, ALOs, and Cornerstones. Registration materials were recently mailed to the honored classes and special affinity groups. Online registration began on March 24. More...

Honoring Excellence
The Kenyon community came together on Tuesday, April 8, to celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, and mentors at the annual Honors Day convocation. More...

Relay for Life Spurs Cancer Fight
The Kenyon community will rally against cancer on April 11 and 12 by celebrating life. The overnight Relay for Life of Kenyon College has all the trappings of a festival, with activities, games, and music, but the fun comes with the serious intent of fighting cancer. More...

2008 Commencement Speaker
Anna Quindlen, a best-selling novelist and Pulitzer-prize winning columnist, will deliver the address to the Class of 2008 at Kenyon's one hundred eightieth Commencement on Saturday, May 17, 2008. More...

Playwrights Wrestle with God
A panel of playwrights will explore the intersection of faith and art in a two-day College event in April at the Bolton Theater. More...

Sparrows and More
Science students at Kenyon don't simply read textbooks and take classes. They "do" science, hands-on, in the lab and in the field. And among the most intensive "doers" are the Summer Science Scholars, who tackle ambitious research projects in close collaboration with faculty members during the summer months. More...

Good Works for Peace
A team of Kenyon students has won a grant from the Davis Projects for Peace program and will travel to Ethiopia this summer to work with blind children. More...

Another Luce Scholar Heads to Asia
For a second consecutive year, a recent Kenyon graduate will travel to Asia as a Luce Scholar. More...

Middle Path Day: A Tradition Renewed
This year the College is reviving Middle Path Day, a community celebration of spring that takes the form of cleanup and beautification chores. The event, to be held on Saturday, April 19, will bring students, faculty, staff, and village residents together, to plant bulbs and trees, mulch plantings, rake pathways, and pick up trash. Middle Path Day originated in 1971, a year after the first Earth Day. This year's efforts will honor the memory of Dick Ralston, Class of 1950, Kenyon's longtime superintendent of buildings and grounds.

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 18 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.

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 http://gift.kenyon.edu to make a gift to the 2007-08 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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