Kenyon News Digest, May 14, 2012

Philander Chase Wants You!
Philander Chase founded Kenyon in 1824. The Kenyon Fund is 1,824 donors away from a record number of alumni supporters. If you haven't made a gift this year, you can help Philander count down to a record by making a gift online at or mailing your gift before June 30. You don't have to part with your crown or pearls; a gift of any size will do. Kenyon is grateful to the more than 4,500 alumni who have already pledged their support, and the 1,824 who will.

Super Coach
Jim Steen, the iconic Lords swimming coach, has decided to step down as coach and will help Kenyon with special projects.

Smart Talk
Basketball coaching star Shaka Smart '99 returns to Kenyon for a conversation with students. View photos from the event.

Celebrating Cry-i-i-ing
The National College Dance Festival invites a Kenyon dance quintet to perform this month in Washington, D.C.

Project for Peace
Palista Kharel '13 wins $10,000 grant to help the school in her ancestral village in Nepal.

Democracy Conference Now on YouTube
Kenyon welcomed a blue-ribbon lineup of top-tier diplomats, foreign policy experts, and former White House officials for a conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Democracy. View all the talks on YouTube.

Get Social at Reunion Weekend 2012
We don't just mean mingling with classmates, we're talking about bringing the conversation online to Facebook and Twitter. During the weekend of May 25-27, 2012, connect with your friends while also making new ones by posting your pictures, thoughts, memories, and videos to Kenyon's Facebook page or Twitter handle, or using the hashtag #KenyonReunion. Whether you're on The Hill or unable to attend, join in on the Kenyon conversation.

Kenyon on Martha's Vineyard
We're planning a Kenyon gathering on Martha's Vineyard for the evening of Saturday, July 21. The event is open to all Kenyon alumni, parents, and students. If you will be in the area and would like to receive an invitation, please let us know! For more information, or to join the group, please contact Alex Compton, director of regional events.

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Reunion Weekend

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May 25-27, 2012


Men's Tennis
Lords ground Eagles, advance to Elite Eight More....

Women's Tennis
Schlessman to play in NCAA singles tournament More....

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