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Fall 2022 Alumni Town Hall
Acting President Jeff Bowman provided an update on the semester so far, Kenyon’s efforts toward carbon neutrality by 2040, how the Kenyon Access Initiative is inspiring students and alumni while lowering financial burdens for Pell-eligible students, the creation of a computational studies major, the opening of Lowell House and more.
Bowman was joined by:
Ubongabasi Asuquo ’23, student council president
Colleen Garland, vice president for advancement (moderator)
Sheryl Hemkin, acting provost and professor of chemistry
Drew Kerkhoff, associate provost and professor of biology
Celestino Limas, vice president for student affairs
Kenyon Women Giving Back: Environmental Justice
This installment of the Kenyon Women Giving Back series continues with a virtual event that will feature alumnae panelists discussing their philanthropic support for environmental justice.
Hear Colette Pichon Battle '97 H'18 and Karin Chamberlain '92 discuss their philanthropic support for maintaining a healthy environment in which to live, learn and work. The event is moderated by Dorothy & Thomas Jegla Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ruth Heindel.
Instructional Design Roundtable
Instructional design is a relatively new field that has evolved at the same time that education has become infused with different technologies and learning methodologies. Hear from our panelists, all of whom entered the field almost by accident.
Latine in Law
Join a panel of alumni working in a diverse array of legal professions for a discussion that will include hot topics, strategies for allyship and how to utilize leadership and mentorship to advance members of the legal profession with Latin American heritage.
Panelists for this session include:
Javier Flores '03, Office Managing Partner, Boston, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Luz Lopez Ortiz '92, Senior Supervising Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
Gerard Solis '95, General Counsel, University of South Florida
Carlos Lopez Martinez '23, president of Adelante (moderator)
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Understanding the Current Crisis
A panel discussion featuring:
Eliza Ablovatski, Associate Professor of History
Anna Aydinyan, Assistant Professor of Russian
David Rowe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for American Democracy
Joseph Klesner, Professor of Political Science (moderator)
Spice up your online Zoom meetings with some beautiful Kenyon backgrounds courtesy of Brad Remick '84.
Hoping to connect with your pledge class, athletic team, former hall mates, or a cappella group? We're here to help you host a virtual reunion. Contact us if you need up-to-date contact information or other assistance.
'A La Calle' with Leopoldo Lopez '93
Premiering Sept.15 on HBO Max, "A La Calle" is a firsthand account of the efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures including Leopoldo López '93.
What Every 21st Century Kenyon Student Needs to Know
Learn how the director of Kenyon's Integrated Program in Humane Studies, Associate Professor Katherine Elkins, and former Silicon Valley startup CEO Jon Chun teamed up to create a new interdisciplinary curriculum for the 21st century. Convinced that many of the big questions facing us today center around technology — and that we shouldn't leave the solutions to the engineers — they created the first curriculum of its kind and are writing a textbook for a major publisher.
Managing Up: Working Successfully with Any Type of Boss
Join Mary Abbajay '86, author of "Managing Up: How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You," for an interactive presentation.
Global Kenyon International Alumni Gathering
Connect with Kenyon from afar! International alumni (both those from another country who attended Kenyon and those currently living internationally) are invited to join us for a virtual, global gathering to hear updates from the Hill and discuss how you'd like to stay connected with the College.
Family Virtual Town Hall
President Sean Decatur joins senior administrators and members of the Kenyon Parents Council for a virtual town hall to give an insider’s look at Kenyon’s strategic priorities.
You're Never Too Old to Read Children's Books
The Class of 1972 sponsored a pre-Reunion event with Charles Otting '72 P'05 '06 and Paula Barone '72, GP'25 as they reviewed and recommended children's literature for you and the children in your life. Recorded live from the Kenyon Bookstore.
Kenyon in Copenhagen
Join Sarah Heidt, associate professor of English and resident co-director of the Kenyon-Copenhagen fall 2021 program, and other Kenyon faculty and staff who are supporting the innovative program to hear about Kenyon in Copenhagen.
Higher Ed Roundtable
Alumni, families and friends of the College are invited to join Kenyon alumni working in higher education for an informal conversation about hot topics, best practices and connecting with fellow alumni in the field.
How to Career Pivot Like a Pro
Contemplating a career shift? Hear from experts and alumni who have taken the plunge and changed career fields. Panelists include: Amy Rowland '97, founder at Varia Search; Larae Schraeder '97, solo practitioner at Schraeder Law LLC and director of enterprise analytics at Nationwide Insurance; Win Sheffield '77, career coach; Ronald Maheia '13, talent management and human resources professional at Carmen Schools of Science and Technology; and Christine O'Neill '98, career coach.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Dialogue
This year’s virtual keynote speaker, Gretchen Sorin, is the director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, a distinguished service professor at SUNY Oneonta, and author of several titles exploring race in America. Sorin’s talk "Driving While Black: African Americans and Mobility in American Life" is based on her similarly-titled book which was recently turned into a major documentary with Ric Burns.
Marijuana as Medicine
The Class of 1972 invites you to join them for an evening with Dr. Theodore Parran Jr. '78 to learn about the current understanding and trends around marijuana as medicine.
Working Abroad Virtual Roundtable
Alumni, families and friends of the College are invited to join Kenyon alumni working abroad for an informal conversation about hot topics, best practices and connecting with fellow alumni in the field.
Where Does the Time Go? Tips for Managing Time and Priorities
Join Doug Gertner '81, Ph.D., to take a quick dive into time management. This session includes a review of current and best practices, clarification of core values and an introduction to new skills that will help you focus on priorities, get organized and stay on track during challenging times.
Marketing & Digital Advertising Roundtable
All alumni, families, students and friends of the College are invited to a virtual roundtable discussion on marketing, digital and insights. Tune in to hear about the hot topics, trends, best practices and pro tips from our panel of conversation leaders.
Becoming a Nonprofit Board Member: What You Need to Know
Join a panel of Kenyon alumni to learn more about deepening your community involvement and meaningfully enriching your resume through nonprofit board membership.
Robin Salomon '80
Lisa Wood '81
Chip Burke '83, moderator
Why Can't We Be Friends?
In her book, "Dear White Woman, Please Come Home," Kimberlee Yolanda Williams helps readers understand why authentic cross-racial friendships have been nearly impossible and explores the tools that put them within reach. Join Debby Irving '83 and Kimberlee, author of "Waking Up White," as Kimberlee reads from her book and they discuss their own journey to authentic friendship and solidarity.
What is Literacy? Digital Storytelling in Education Today
Join a panel of alumni and faculty experts to learn more about expanding literacy, contributing to the library of the future and providing different modalities of expression through digital storytelling. Panelists include:
Brett Pierce '81
Author of the forthcoming book from Heinemann, "Expanding Literacy: Bringing Digital Storytelling into Your Classroom;" Founder and Executive Director, Meridian Stories
Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy, Kenyon College
Assistant Professor of English, Kenyon College
All alumni, families, students and friends of Kenyon are invited to a virtual roundtable discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion. Tune in to hear about hot topics, trends, best practices and tips from our panel of conversation leaders.
Writers of the Class of 2002
Members of the Kenyon community are invited to attend an alumni panel of writers from the class of 2002 who will be discussing how Kenyon shaped their writing and careers.
The panel will be moderated by English professor and Kenyon Writer-in-Residence P.F. Kluge. Panelists include David Bukszpan, Monica Cure, Jesse Donaldson, Jeremy Hawkins and Caitlin Horrocks.
Leopoldo López Freedom and Democracy Award
Kenyon College announced that the Leopoldo López Freedom and Democracy Award will be bestowed upon Nicaraguans exiled or imprisoned by the ruling regime for their efforts to establish greater democracy in that country. These include especially the seven 2021 presidential candidates currently imprisoned by dictator Daniel Ortega — Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, Arturo Cruz Sequeira, Félix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastián Chamorro, Miguel Mora Barberena, Medardo Mairena Sequeira, and Noel Vidaurre — as well as Hugo Torres Jiménez, who recently died while in the regime’s custody.
The award was created by family and classmates of prominent Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, a 1993 graduate of Kenyon, to honor his dedication to the peaceful advancement of freedom and democracy. The inaugural award was given in 2021 to Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng.
Alumni Town Hall
Join President Decatur, Provost Bowman, Vice Provost Hemkin and others for a pre-Reunion virtual Alumni Town Hall.
Hill to Hill: Midterm Elections Panel
The midterms are behind us, members of a new (and divided) Congress will soon take their seats and the 2024 presidential election looms — one contender has already announced his candidacy. What do the next two years hold for us politically? Kenyon's Center for American Democracy hosted an alumni panel discussion focused on that question, including:
Jim Ceaser '67 H'02
Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia
George Cook '99
Senior Director, State Government Relations at the Kellogg Company
Sarah Longwell '02 (moderator)
Republican Political Strategist and Publisher of The Bulwark
Pre-Reunion Event featuring Happiness Expert and '93 classmate Dan Lerner
Join us for a Class of 1993 Zoom session that will dig into the “Science of Happiness." Dan Lerner '93, renowned speaker, author and instructor of one of the most popular undergraduate courses at NYU, will share his expertise in positive and performance psychologies and how you can put them to use to realize greater success at work and in life. We could all use a little more happy and what better way than in the company of the class!
CABARET-19 combines film, live theatre, dance and music to create an immediate response to our times through a collection of interconnected short pieces.
Fall Dance Concert
Watch the livestream recording of the Kenyon College Dance Ensemble's fall concert.
Watch a livestream recording of the Kenyon Jazz Ensemble performing a socially-distanced concert on the Rosse Hall stage.
Spotlight on A Cappella
Enjoy a playlist of stellar performances that represent Kenyon's strong tradition of a cappella. Enjoy, and don't be afraid to sing along!
History of the Campus with Tom Stamp
This presentation spans Kenyon's history, from Philander Chase's choice to relocate to the Ohio wilderness to the construction of the West Quad.
About Philander Chase Conservancy & Kokosing Nature Preserve
Jayne Gelman '22 introduces the Philander Chase Conservancy and the Kokosing Nature Preserve.
In a Pandemic — An Outbreak of Poetry with Royal Rhodes
In this virtual talk led by Donald L. Rogan Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus Royal Rhodes, hear a few poems from the past and present connect during these dry days of disconnection.
Is the American Experiment Still Viable?
“Is the American Experiment Still Viable?” — a Hill to Hill event — is a series of six virtual alumni panel discussions sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Democracy in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.
Southern Responses to Social Injustice
Presented by the Carolinas, Nashville, and Atlanta Regional Associations, an interdisciplinary panel of alumni from the region addresses the past, present, and future of social justice in the South.
Neanderthals, Too Stupid to Live? with Bruce Hardy
Neanderthals are typically seen as the dimwits of the stone age who died out once we, the mighty Homo sapiens, showed up. Is this an accurate depiction?
The Great Simplification with Fred Baumann
Baumann discusses the increasingly simplified and extreme oppositions we are experiencing in current American politics and asks what this is likely to mean in the not so distant future.
Coaching Through COVID
Volleyball Coach Rosanna Sguerra, Swimming Coach Jess Book '01 and Women's Tennis Coach Scott Thielke discuss the many challenges and innovations in collegiate athletics in response to the pandemic.
Walking in Our Shoes: Student Athlete Panel
The Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation hosted a virtual panel featuring current varsity athletes discussing their experience as student athletes and people of color at Kenyon.
Walking in Our Shoes: Alumni Panel
The Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation hosted a virtual panel moderated by President Sean Decatur featuring alumni discussing their experience as student athletes and people of color at Kenyon.
December 10 Town Hall
Kenyon alumni are invited to join President Decatur as we close out 2020 and look forward to Kenyon's future, including plans for the spring semester, an update on the strategic plan and a look at the housing study.
'Ask Me Anything' with Lincoln Bleveans '89
What's going on in the renewable power sector? Are utility companies making progress toward cutting carbon emissions and reducing reliance on fossil fuels? What's an IPP?
Anthony Jack Discusses 'The Privileged Poor'
Anthony Jack examines how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the “experiential core of college life,” those often overlooked moments between getting in and graduating.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Dialogue
This year’s keynote speaker, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton.
A Celebration of Kenyon Green Initiatives
Celebrate 25 years of the Brown Family Environmental Center, 20 years of the Philander Chase Conservancy, five years of the Kokosing Nature Preserve, and learn more about the Kenyon Farm and the ambitious plans for the next 25 years!
Valentines Saints and Sinners: An evening with Royal Rhodes
Celebrate February's many holidays with an evening of poetry.
An Odyssey Back to Gambier
During our virtual event for alumni, parents and friends of the College, Sante and Simone, previously Sante's teaching assistant, discussed their eourneys from and to Gambier, as well as their collaboration collections of Sante's essays.
Poetry Across the Ocean
Join us for "Poetry Across the Ocean," a virtual event with poet Daniel Mark Epstein '70, in conversation with his Italian translator, Kenyon professor Simone Dubrovic.
Kenyon in the U.S. Civil War
College Historian and Keeper of Kenyoniana Tom Stamp '73 presented a talk on Kenyon during the Civil War.
2021 Leopoldo Lopez Freedom and Democracy Award
The Leopoldo López Freedom and Democracy Award honors an individual who has shown a commitment to plural and inclusive democracy echoing that of the award’s namesake, prominent Venezuelan opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo López ’93 H’07.
Virtual Reunion 2021
Connect with classmates, catch up with favorite professors and learn about Kenyon today at a two-week virtual reunion taking place May 16-29.