Kenyon News Digest, January 17, 2011

Campaign Reaches $220 Million
We Are Kenyon: The Drive for Excellence is in the home stretch, with $220 million in commitments posted on December 31, as the College's most ambitious comprehensive campaign heads into its final six months. The $1 million Trustee Challenge, announced last fall, is leading the charge toward the June 30 finish line. "More than 2,500 alumni and parents have made new or increased commitments to the Kenyon Fund or Parents Fund to meet this powerful challenge for financial aid," said Vice President for College Relations Sarah Kahrl. "We invite everyone to join them in this final sprint toward our $230 million dollar goal."

To learn more about the Trustee Challenge, visit To make your gift to the Kenyon Fund or Kenyon Parents Fund, visit

Honoring King
A day of dialogue has grown this year into the Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue at Kenyon, as the event hits its stride in its third year.

Neanderthal News
David Hohl '12 and anthropology professor Bruce Hardy test a theory about Neanderthal hunting methods, using spears, animal hides, and an apparatus known as a ballista.

Growing a Business
Lori Alf '88, the founder and CEO of two companies, returns to Kenyon to share ideas on entrepreneurial success.

Kenyon Alumna Addresses the NCAA
Former Kenyon College swimmer and the 2003 NCAA Woman of the Year Ashley Rowatt Karpinos '03 gave a speech at the NCAA Convention about her experiences as a student-athlete.

Reunion Weekend: May 27-29
This year, members of the classes ending in 1 and 6, plus alumni members of the Chamber Singers, will return to campus to reconnect with friends, professors, and the charms of the Hill. Look for registration materials this March.

Call for Facebook Tales
Do you have an extraordinary Facebook story? The Alumni Bulletin is planning an article on social networking, and we'd like to hear from alumni with horrible, wonderful, or unusual experiences in this realm. Has Facebook brought you embarrassment, identity theft, job problems? Has it jump-started your career or given you a life partner? Send your tales of woe or glory to

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Reunion Weekend:
May 27-29, 2011


Men's Basketball
Lords' free-throw parade marches past Oberlin. More....

Women's Swimming
Ladies take two at CMU. More....

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