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“Figural Columns,” an art installation by Audrey Nation '15, created by mounting digital mixed media prints on wood.

Staging a Revival

Two students resurrect a theater group that focuses on the underrepresented talents of women.

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In the Spotlight

Kenyon recognizes two top professors for their efforts with the Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Kenyon in Quotes

There's still work to be done, but I like to think it's getting better in terms of writing and roles. There's still a ridiculous discrepancy in pay. That can't continue." — Allison Janney '82 H'00, in the Irish Times, on opportunities for women in the entertainment industry.

Across the Universe

Writer-in-Residence P.F. Kluge '64 defied the expectations of his classmate Emeritus Professor of English Perry Lentz '64 P'88 H'09 by being named Gambier Citizen of the Year. While making the announcement, Lentz admitted his surprise but went on to praise Kluge's "edgy eloquence" and dubbed him "the Salman Rushdie of Knox County, the H.L. Mencken of College Township." Professor of Religious Studies Royal Rhodes was named village poet laureate on the same day. In a poem, Rhodes observed, "Village life reflects the universe."

Ahead of the Game

San Francisco-based gaming enthusiast Jeremy Williams '96 launches a successful new product.

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Good as Gold

Ruth Crowell Wild '02 heads up the London Bullion Market Association.

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Snapshots of Kenyon Life

Treasures from Kenyon's Archives

Ceremonial Masonic aprons, bearing characteristic symbols such as the all-seeing eye, belonged to “the first of Kenyon’s goodly race,” Bishop Philander Chase. They were donated to the Kenyon library in 1918 by Chase’s granddaughter, Susan E. Clark of La Grange, Illinois.

Chase’s involvement in freemasonry reflects the group’s importance in American civic culture. Many of the country’s early leaders, including presidents George Washington and James Monroe, were Masons. 

On Base

Fifth-year head coach Erin O’Neill ’02 directed the Ladies softball team to its finest season ever, going 29-11. She now possesses a 96-93 career coaching record with the Ladies and is just nine wins shy of becoming the program’s most-winning coach.

Coaching to Learn

George Cooper Jr., a former member of the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, joined Kenyon's coaching staff this season, taking advantage of the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) coaching internship program. “It gives me the opportunity for hands-on coaching, while learning from the other coaches,” said Cooper.

Head football coach Chris Monfiletto says he is thrilled to have Cooper on board this season as the outside linebackers coach: “Our players will have a great opportunity to learn from someone with experience at the highest level.”

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’06

Whitney A. Bratton Vendt and husband Daniel celebrated the arrival of son Martin Geoffrey on tax day this year. If you’re near Reseda, California, they’d love to introduce you to him.

’10

Daniel W. Streicher is entrepreneur-in-residence at the Latin School of Chicago and CEO of React Learning. His company’s software facilitates educational role-playing and works with Code.org and the International Computer Science Institute on a “very cool simulation to teach the global impact of concepts like big data and cloud computing,” he reports.

’69

Dana B. “Brad” Story retired from wooden boatbuilding and has been making sculpture — “with modest success; see my work at bradstory.com.”

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