Kenyon News Digest, October 17

Kenyon Mourns Passing of Paul Newman
Paul Newman belonged to the world, but he held a special place at Kenyon, where he first made his mark as an actor, and where he left a long legacy in the form of steady, generous support, culminating in a recent $10 million gift for scholarships.

Family Weekend 2008
Kenyon expects to host more than a thousand parents and siblings during Family Weekend, October 17-19.

A Celebration of Peirce Hall
Kenyon will officially celebrate the reopening of Peirce Hall with a campuswide celebration October 24-25. See the schedule of events.

Kenyon Review Literary Festival
The Kenyon Review will host readings, workshops, seminars, and panels November 6-8. Featured authors include Fred Anderle, David Baker, Gerald Duff, Holly Goddard Jones, G.C. Waldrep, and others. Acclaimed novelist Richard Ford will give the Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall. See the complete schedule.

Mixing Religion and Politics
Randall Balmer, an expert on religion in America who has scripted and hosted three television documentaries, will discuss faith and presidential politics at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20.

Mack is Back
Mack the Knife is back on the Kenyon stage for a three-night run of The Threepenny Opera, starting on October 16 in the Bolton Theater.

Social Activist Barbara Ehrenreich Lectured at Kenyon
Journalist and social activist Barbara Ehrenreich discussed the American economy and social order in a lecture called "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America" on October. 6.

Feminism Goes Global
The many manifestations of global feminism were explored during an ambitious Great Lakes Colleges Association conference at Kenyon on September 26-28.

IRA Direct Charitable Rollover Provisions
If you are over 70-1/2, you may be interested to know that Congress has renewed the IRA direct charitable rollover provisions through 2009.

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 to make a gift to the 2008-09 Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund.

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