Kenyon News Digest, April 13, 2009

Dean of Students Search Launched
A national search for Kenyon's next Dean of Students was recently launched. The search committee, which is composed of students, alumni, staff, faculty, and trustees, welcomes your nominations. Please submit them to our consultants via

Honoring Excellence
The Kenyon community came together on Tuesday, April 6, to celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, and mentors at the annual Honors Day Convocation.

Goldwater Scholars
Kenyon students James Beckett '11 and Daniel Franz '10 have been named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

NCAA's greatest dynasty turns 30
The Lords won their NCAA-record 30th straight national title, while the Ladies earned their 23rd national title in the past 26 seasons. Watch the Lords celebrate.

A Satyricon Discovery
Latin and Greek major Jessica Wise '09 presented a research paper at a national collegiate convention on an aspect of literature and architecture under the Roman emperor Nero.

Lentz Presents New Novel
Perry Lentz, Charles P. McIlvaine Professor of English, presented his new novel, Perish From the Earth, in readings on March 26 and March 31. Watch the reading online.

New Facilities to be Dedicated
Kenyon will dedicate three new facilities in the coming weeks: Lentz House on April 24, the Peter Hughes VandenBerg Tennis Pavillion on April 25, and the new Michael J. Evans Seminar Room in Timberlake House on May 9.

Did You Study with Professor Michael Evans?
Professor Michael Evans is retiring this year after 45 years of teaching at Kenyon. Former students and colleagues are putting together an album for him with well wishes and memories from days gone by. Please consider submitting a favorite memory, a nugget of truth from class, or perhaps a note of congratulations to be included in the memory book. Submissions can be sent until Thursday, April 30, 2009, to Dorothy Michalski, College Relations Center, Gambier, OH 43022 or via email to If you have any questions or are interested in playing a role in the celebration of Professor Evans's career, please contact Jackie Robbins '73, And please attend the dedication of the Evans seminar room if you can.

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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