Kenyon News Digest, May 10, 2010


Campaign Reaches 209.1 Million
The "We Are Kenyon: The Drive for Excellence" campaign leapt ahead in one dynamic evening when about $40 million in new commitments were announced before the combined boards of trustees of the College, the Kenyon Review, and the Philander Chase Corporation at Peirce Hall.

Lisa Schott to lead Philander Chase Corporation
Lisa Schott '80, a mainstay for twenty-five years in the alumni office, has been named managing director of the Philander Chase Corporation.

Innovative Thinking
The entrepreneurial incubator at Innovation Greenhouse has energized two start-up businesses with the help of $5,000 prizes.

Sophomore Named Goldwater Scholar
Elizabeth J. Bailey, Class of 2012, has been named a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Luce Scholar
Michael Machala '09 will pursue his interest in renewable energy in Southeast Asia thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation, which named him a Luce Scholar for 2010-11.

Dance Triumph
A dance choreographed by dance major Shaina Cantino has been selected for national performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on May 28.

Summer Sendoff
Students once again flocked to Ransom Lawn for the quintessentially Kenyon celebration of the end of the school year: Summer Sendoff.

Radnor Returns
Actor Josh Radnor '96 returned to Kenyon last month to screen his new film Happythankyoumoreplease at the Kenyon Athletic Center theater.

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).

Job Opening: Director of Alumni and Parent Programs
Kenyon is seeking a Director of Alumni and Parent Programs ("APP"). See the complete job description and information on how to apply.

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 challenge concludes on June 30, and the group with the highest percentage of participation will be "winners."

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