Kenyon News Digest, September 19


A Kenyon Landmark Reborn
Peirce Hall, one of Kenyon's most beloved landmarks, has reopened after a $28-million renovation project that preserved the building's magnificent traditional spaces while adding new amenities, with an emphasis on sustainability and local foods.

From Classroom to Convention
Political scientists John Elliott and Tim Spiekerman attended the Republican National Convention. Listen to their experience on Kenyon's iTunes U.

Federal Funds for Fieldwork
Biology professor Siobhan Fennessy wins grant for study of local wetlands' impact on Mississippi River surface water quality.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The College is making smart environmental practices part of everyday life on campus through a number of sustainability intiatives.

Scranton Makes House Call
Surgeon Pierce E. Scranton Jr., Class of 1968, author of Death on the Learning Curve, will visit Kenyon for a lecture and book-signing.

Epitaphs and Old Lace
"Through the Hourglass" brings to the Olin Art Gallery a meditation on death and loss with a poignant touch by artist Mary Jo Bole.

Bulletin seeks Iraq War soldiers and survivors of the Old Kenyon Fire
In recognition of the sixtieth anniversary of the Old Kenyon fire, the Alumni Bulletin would like to hear from witnesses and survivors who are willing to share their stories and recollections. Please contact Mike Harden at 614-327-7667 (home), 614-430-0687 (cell), or cosmosmariner46@yahoo.com.

The Bulletin is also looking for alumni who served or are currently in combat in Iraq. If you are a soldier or can provide names of those who are, please contact Shawn Presley at presleys@kenyon.edu.

Support Kenyon: Every Gift Makes a Difference for Kenyon
We would like to extend sincere thanks to all who have donated to the Kenyon Fund and the Kenyon Parents Fund. Help us make 2008-09 another successful year by making a gift. 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 2008-09 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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Learning in the Company of Friends

New York, NY
Speaker: Writer-in-Residence Fred Kluge, October 7, 2008.

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