Student achievement will take center stage on Tuesday, April 11, when the College holds its annual Honors Day Convocation, starting at 10:45 a.m. in Rosse Hall. In addition to presenting departmental and College prizes, Kenyon will confer honorary degrees on Donald K. Bandler '69, a diplomat and legal-political strategist; Maurice Kanbar, an inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist; and Helen Zelkowitz, a local businesswoman and philanthropist. The Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards and Robert J. Tomsich Science Awards will also be presented.
PACT is sponsoring a community book exchange, "Swap 'til You Drop," on Friday, April 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crozier Center. The event welcomes gently used books in the categories of general fiction, mystery, biography, and romance. Donations should be placed in designated boxes before Wednesday, April 5, at the following locations: the mail rooms of Ascension and Higley halls, the multimedia collections room in Olin Library, the International Education Office, the College Relations Center, the Harcourt Parish House, the Gambier House Bed and Breakfast, the Gambier Post Office, and the front porch of 209 Ward Street. There's no need to donate books in order to pick up some free reading material. PACT, the President's Communication and Advisory Team, is Kenyon's employee organization.
The Philander Chase Corporation has been recognized for its efforts in land preservation. Last month the corporation received the 2006 Mary Miller Conservation Partnership Award of the Knox County Park District. The corporation was chosen because of its role in the creation of Wolf Run Regional Park and its efforts to promote farmland preservation and establish conservation easements along the Kokosing River.