Catch up on the programming we offed during our two week virtual reunion.
Virtual Reunion Event Recordings
Opening Ceremony and Virtual Hospitality Tent: Hear from familiar faces in familiar spaces from your time on the Hill.
State of LGBTQ+ Life at Kenyon: Hear updates about the state of LGBTQ+ life at Kenyon, from top marks on the Campus Pride Index to student support services.
A Conversation with Leopoldo López ‘93 H’07: Leopoldo López reflects on the critical importance of democracy to building free and just societies, his many sacrifices in defending democracy in Venezuela, the importance of liberal education to building a more democratic world, and reasons for optimism about the future.
Sustainability at Kenyon: Director of Green Initiatives David Heithaus ’99, Jason Kass ’13, Erin Keleske ’18, and Kíra Lancz ’21 discuss sustainability, student engagement opportunities and how Kenyon's program has evolved over the past decade and longer.
Riding the Blockchain: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Disruption in the Art World : What is an NFT and what is the blockchain? And how are these ideas currently disrupting the financial world and the art world? Robert P. Fine '71 P`09, 12 will shed light on these questions.
Hill to Hill: This panel will consider the health of American democracy and the potential of the Biden Presidency in light of the past year's events, including the pandemic, racial and civic unrest, the emergence of violent political extremism, and the effects of politically-motivated falsehoods and conspiracy on the American body politic.
State of Athletics at Kenyon: The Department of Athletics, Fitness and shares the success of our student-athletes on and off the field with a brief presentation of the departmental updates since the introduction of Director of Athletics Jill McCartney, including department mission and facility enhancements.
Chalmers Library virtual sneak peek: Get a look inside Kenyon's almost-finished new Chalmers Library with Colleen Garland, vice president for advancement (moderator), Amy Badertscher, associate vice president for LBIS and library director, Jazz Glastra, associate director for career development and Seth Millam, construction property manager.
Faculty Reception Grab a drink and catch up with your favorite Kenyon faculty.
"Michel de Montaigne and Us," an evening with Fred Baumann Michel de Montaigne sat in his library writing about the human self and its relation to the world while the world outside was racked by religious civil war. He carefully charted a course for retaining sanity and good sense while surrounded by fanatics who had lost touch with themselves as well as with sanity and good sense.
Beer Lab Revisited Professor Keller and Stephan Hale '82 bring the popular Kenyon course, "Beer Lab," to a virtual format!
"Poetry is spoken here...": Voices from the Heart of Kenyon with Royal Rhodes Kenyon is a place where one can find poems in books, in trees, on doors, in mailboxes — even poems within poems, created by erasure. Poetry is part of the spiritual masonry of the College. It is a form of self-realization for meaningful change in our way to perceive ourselves, each other, and the world around us. It takes work, repetition, reflection, sufficient quiet, and a humility to listen to each other and to nature, using words crafted from the heart. For this reunion of alumni, let us spend some time together to listen tot he rich legacy of poets who made this place home, the College you remember and that remembers you.
Learning to Equitably Teach a Symbolic Science in Remote Professor Hofferberth will describe his approach to teaching organic chemistry and share how he adapted to a remote environment and what he learned from remote teaching.
Allyship in the Workplace panel discussion The Alumni of Color Task Force hosts a discussion about supporting BIPOC colleagues in the workplace. Moderated by Lanise Beavers ’18, this panel features Melzetta Moody ’05, Dave Hanson ’87 and Kevin Pan ’15.
International Alumni Reunion Center for Global Engagement staff and faculty provide updates about campus life and offer opportunity to reconnect with classmates across the globe.
Utilizing the Liberal Arts to Better Understand and Navigate Healthcare, Pandemics, and Medicine Dr. Catherine Kenworthy Allan '93, Dr. Brad Dreifuss '01 and Dr. Jim Lieberman '70 give an insiders look at the value of a liberal arts education in healthcare.
Alumni Town Hall and Virtual Class Dinners Join President Decatur for a virtual town hall to hear updates about the academic year and plans for next year. Stay on the call for a virtual class dinner where you will have the opportunity to socialize with your classmates.
Class of 1960 Social Gathering Members of the Class of 1960 join their classmates for an afternoon of catching up.