Kenyon News Digest, March 16, 2009

Nayef Samhat Appointed Provost
President S. Georgia Nugent has announced the appointment of Nayef H. Samhat to the position of provost.

Dean Gocial to Leave Kenyon
Dean of Students Tammy Gocial has accepted an offer to become an associate vice president at a college in the St. Louis area and will leave Kenyon after this semester.

Squash Champs
Kenyon's squash club team won its division championship recently in the College Squash Association Team National Championships in Princeton, New Jersey.

Kenyon Swimming Featured in NY Times
As Coach Jim Steen and the Lords and Ladies attempt to win two more national championships, the New York Times examines the program's unparalleled success.

Civil War Scholar Visits
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson visits Kenyon on March 23 and 24 to discuss the Civil War.

Speak Out
Comedian Heather Gold used a touch of humor to strike a blow against discrimination during Speak Out Against Discrimination Day.

Alumni Council and Alumni Trustee Elections
Paper ballots were mailed to home addresses at the end of February. An e-mail will also be sent to those whose e-mail address is registered with Kenyon later this week. They may vote either by paper or e-mail, but may vote only once. Ballots must be received in our office on or before April 15, 2009.

Facebook: Are You a Kenyon Fan?
Become one today! Started by a Kenyon student, the Kenyon facebook page has 2060 fans so far. What other Kenyon connections can you make on Facebook? Here's a sampling of groups formed by alumni: Greater New York Facebook group, Kenyon College Reunion Class of 1969, 25th Reunion - Kenyon Class of 1984, Kenyon College Class of '89 20th Reunion, Kenyon College Class of 1994, Ten Year Reunion - Kenyon Class of 1999, Kenyon College Class of 2004 -- 5th Year Reunion!

Alumni Bulletin--Now Online
Have you read the latest Alumni Bulletin? It's now available online with a brand new design and web-only features including a documentary about the Old Kenyon fire by Martha Gregory '10, a video tribute to Paul Newman '49, and more images and a student-produced video about Peirce Hall.

Support Kenyon: Every Gift Makes a Difference
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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