Kenyon News Digest, April 12, 2010


Heidt '97 and Murnen Receive Awards at Honors Day
The Kenyon community came together last week to celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, and mentors at the annual Honors Day Convocation.

Think Politics
The nation's top political thinkers gathered at Kenyon to discuss "The Future of Political Parties."

A Reading by David Goodwillie '94
Acclaimed writer David Goodwillie '94 will read from his new book, American Subversive, on Wednesday, April 14, in the Cheever Room of Finn House. Can't come? Signed copies can be ordered through the Kenyon Bookstore.

National Champions
The Lords captured their record 31st consecutive NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving championship with the largest margin of victory ever recorded at the meet.The Ladies took fourth place during the four-day championship meet.

A Vision for Sculpture
Barry Gunderson, professor of art, has won a $90,000 Ohio Percent for Art program commission for "Eye to Eye" on the campus of Kent State University.

Spellbound
Kenyon students embraced their inner wizard during the celebration of Harry Potter Day.

Job Opening: Director of the Career Development Office
Kenyon is seeking a Director of the Career Development Office ("CDO"). See the complete job description and information on how to apply.

Don't Forget to Vote
The Alumni Ballot deadline is April 15th! Kenyon Alumni received a paper ballot in the mail and may also download the ballot (PDF). All ballots must be received by the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs no later than April 15th. You may fax your signed ballot to 740-427-5454.

Register for Reunion Weekend 2010 Online
The registration deadline for Reunion Weekend is May 7. This year's registration form is available online only. If you know alumni who do not have Internet access, please have them call the alumni office at 1-800-536-9662 (prompt 1) to request reunion registration information via regular mail. Preregistration is strongly encouraged to guarantee campus housing and seating at class dinners.

Reaccreditation Notice
Kenyon is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its reaccreditation visit by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC).

Kenyon Fund Challenge: Alumni vs. Faculty
In the spirit of friendly competition aimed at the worthiest of causes—that extraordinary college on Gambier Hill—professors and graduates are vying to see who can produce more participation in this year's Kenyon Fund. The Faculty-Alumni Challenge will benefit all areas supported by the Fund, including programs like the Hannah More Scholarship, which is awarded to first-generation college students. The Faculty-Alumni Challenge concludes on June 30, and the group with the highest percentage of participation will be "winners."

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