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A glimpse into the recording studio for WKCO 91.9 FM, Kenyon College Radio, in Farr Hall. WKCO first entered the airwaves as WKCG in 1946.

Kenyon College Rugby Club (KCRC) members Sadie Richards ’24, Christiane Betfarhad ’26 and Erin Gallagher ’25 go for the ball during practice. KCRC, now a gender-inclusive group, was founded in 1981 as a women’s team.

Audrey Baker ‘25 and her father, Patrick Baker, relax outside Rosse Hall while waiting for the pep band to perform during Family Weekend, in October.

One of Us

Pilot Maria Zarka '16 and her mother recently made aviation history on a first-of-its-kind flight.

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Saving the Swallows

Bryn Savidge ’24 created an interactive coloring book to help kids learn about barn swallows.

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Kenyon in Quotes

"I have often said about death: It’s the one thing that defines us. That struggle to fight it is misplaced. Why not live life the best you can so that when this thing that we all have comes our way, it is not an enemy, but, in fact, can actually be a friend?”

—Ted Walch ’63 in an Aug. 29 interview with NBC’s Today show. Walch died on Sept. 8 at the age of 80. An obituary will run in the next issue of this magazine.

Lost & Found

As leaves change color and start to drop along Middle Path, objects have a tendency to go missing. Thankfully, the campus listservs are there to provide a listening ear for those who have misplaced an item or two (and, on occasion, use it to reconnect the item with its owner). Here are some of this season’s finest lost (and found). 

Homemade pep band T-shirts.
After being labored over in preparation for a Friday afternoon Nerf war on south campus, the garments disappeared from the Watson common room, but were found in time for the foam battle in question. 

A professor’s wedding ring.
Thought to have slipped off its owner’s finger while teaching in the Cheever Room in Finn House, the “simple but broad yellow band” was soon found and returned to its rightful place.

A Beats headphone case at half-occupancy, “with one beat inside.” 
The owner reportedly dropped the Beat (and its case) somewhere on  south campus.

A dark blue newsie hat. 
Initials embroidered on the inside rim, last seen on Middle Path or in the Black Box theater. 

A sentimental pocket knife.
Last seen in Mather or McBride by a member of the maintenance team doing some much-needed restroom repair.

A bicycle, found abandoned 
at the intersection of Gaskin Ave. and New Gambier Rd. To get it back, its owner must call the email sender’s husband and describe the model, before embarking on the long, painful journey of earning back the bike’s trust. 

—Carolyn Ten Eyck '18

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Aileen C. Caldwell, Milwaukee, started a new job as senior specialist, archives and heritage communications, at Northwestern Mutual. “Happy to continue a career as a corporate archivist,” Aileen writes. Recently, she and her partner, Drew, bought a mid-century ranch house. “Excited to begin the journey of homeownership!”


Richard T. Nolan, Red Lodge, Montana, updates, “My health issues last year prompted Gretchen and me to sell our home in the country and move closer to town. With the sale, 20 years of living a country lifestyle come to an end. Back in 2001, while still living in Virginia and able to commute from anywhere, we decided we wanted less traffic and mountains for recreation. A friend had found Red Lodge and, after a couple visits, we bought 20 acres 11 miles out of town, designed a house and built it on a country road with spectacular views of the Beartooth Mountains. Afternoons we could sit on the porch, view the mountains and hear no human noise. Every year, the first big snow would magically blanket everything in a way that only the emerald green hills of spring grass rivaled. At our height, we had six goats, two dogs, three cats and a parrot. All are gone now except for PT (Prince of Turmoil), our 15-year-old cat.”


Debra L. Stone, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, writes, “I live with my wonderful husband, Ron Kim, and our faithful black cat. Attorney by day, ballet dancer by night.”

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