Kenyon News Digest, April 19, 2011


Challenge issued. Challenge met.
Thanks to strong support from alumni, parents, and friends, the $1 million Trustee Challenge has concluded with healthy increases to the Kenyon Fund and the Kenyon Parents Fund.

Two Named 2011 Goldwater Scholars
Nathan Huey '13 and Joseph Murphree '12 have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the nation's most competitive science scholarship for undergraduates.

Honoring Excellence
The Kenyon community came together last week to celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, and mentors at the annual Honors Day Convocation. See the complete list of honorees, including this year's winners of the Trustee Teaching Excellence Award.

Microbiologist Wins NSF Grant
The National Science Foundation's award of a $453,000 grant to biology professor Joan Slonczewski will fund student researchers.

Historic Streak Concludes
Swimming fans witnessed the end of an era when the Kenyon Lords were narrowly defeated by one point at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The Lords' record of 31 consecutive national titles is the longest winning streak in the history of college athletics. Watch a video about the streak.

Young Alumni Kenyon Fund Challenge
In progress until April 30! Graduates in the classes of '08, '09, '10, and the very soon-to-be grads of the Class of 2011 are competing for a $50,000 needs-based scholarship to benefit an incoming Kenyon student in the Class of 2015.

Register for Reunion Weekend
The deadline to register for Reunion Weekend is May 6. Preregistration is strongly encouraged to guarantee campus housing and seating at class dinners.

Shaka Sensation
Fans of basketball, Kenyon, and Facebook enjoyed a special form of March Madness as media sensation Shaka Smart '99 coached the VCU Rams to the Final Four in the NCAA Division I basketball tournament. In a show of support for Smart, more than 200 Kenyon alums formed the Shaka Smart Inspires Kenyon group on Facebook, chatting online throughout the tournament and replacing their profile photos with Smart's picture.

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Reunion Weekend:
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Men's Tennis
Polster sets doubles record in Lords' sweep More....

Women's Tennis
Kenyon rallies for another NCAC win More....

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