Bijan Khaghani ’23 on his social media meet-cute with Kenyon and his most memorable moments.
Samantha Neilson '23 (center), Cat Mori '25 (to her right), Eva House '23 (to her left) and other members of the Kenyon College Dance, Drama and Cinema Club radiate joy as they rehearse for their Spring Dance Concert in the Bolton Theater, in May. Photo by Rebecca Kiger.
More than 1,130 people returned to Gambier for Reunion Weekend 2023, which featured endless opportunities for friends and families to reconnect. Here, alumni (and future alumni?) bond over a post-dinner sweet treat around the ﬁre. Photo by James DeCamp.
Aidan Biglow '23 (right) and Jiarong "Andy" Zhang '26 (left) demonstrate spikeball, a popular game on campus. Photo by Rebecca Kiger.
Arts & Culture
Explore new releases from members of the Kenyon community.
Recent Trustee Teaching Award recipients compare their experiences.
A jazz-loving octogenarian’s guide to New York City.
Kenyon in the Wild
In "Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club," a fictional tribute to Midwestern supper clubs and the generations of families who inherit them, author J. Ryan Stradal dedicates a few pivotal pages to Kenyon.
Arts & Culture
Diving into “The Wingmen,” a new book by Adam Lazarus ‘04.
Carla Birnberg ‘91 describes her work supporting young Kenyans with disabilities.
A missing brown wallet, containing a license and a business card signed by Tom Hanks.
"You can even keep the Tom Hanks business card!" said the owner, pleading for its return.
An antithetical book donation.
Personal copies of a red hardcover Children's Bible and "On Drinking" by Charles Bukowski, found together in the library return bins.
A staff member's glasses.
"For someone who never, ever lost her retainer as a kid, this is particularly frustrating," said the owner.
A 13-year-old border collie, missing from his home.
"He can sometimes be violent when scared," warned the owner (relatable). Despite this, the dog was reunited with his family within the hour.
A saucy offer.
"A long sequence of events has left me with a 2 quart bottle of Kikkoman brand soy sauce that I do not need," began an all-stu email from a professor. This was quickly followed up with a new email, subject line "SOY SAUCE SPOKEN FOR."
A cat, chilling in the Caples lounge.
Whether it took the elevator or the stairs down, odds are it was looking for a late-night snack (Campus Safety found the feline a little after midnight).
An emotional support jacket.
"If I don’t get my jacket back I’ll never stop crying for the rest of my life," began the all-stu email with the subject line, "Missing Jacket (I’m Inconsolable)." The owner included several reference photos of the jacket in question, including one of her wearing the item while siphoning beer out of a jug — "for (beer-making) class" with Professor Keller, she clariﬁed.
Robert M. Herzog, Westﬁeld, Indiana, retired in September from the FBI after 20 years as a supervisory special agent investigating global cyber-crime and espionage. “Any other ‘retirees’ in our class yet?” he wonders. “I spent the majority of my time based in Indianapolis but did stints in several countries and at FBI HQ. I still have two children in college, so in September I joined Crowdstrike as a principal on one of their adversary research teams.” Last January, Robert joined Scott R. Baker, Erik R. Zinser, Chad J. Withers and Steven C. Waterﬁeld in Chicago over MLK weekend.
Tracey E. Farris married Christopher Kincheloe, her “quarantine partner,” in April. “We live in Louisville, Kentucky, where I teach,” she relates.
Jocelyn Bonner Foote, Adamstown, Maryland, looks forward to retiring after 21 years with Ernst & Young. “Excited for the arrival of first grandchild,” she reports.