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We rang the Church of the Holy Spirit’s bells more than 1,000 times on March 27 for each donation made to the Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund, raising $687,044 and nearly doubling last year’s record! Your generosity was heard across the Hill and will go a long way toward supporting academics, athletics, scholarships and student life at Kenyon.

2018 Schedule

10 a.m. — Asst. Prof. of Biology Natalie Wright

Bird expert Natalie Wright and her student research team discuss their work and introduce us to their feathered friends.

10:30 a.m. — College Township Fire Department

Some of Kenyon’s bravest explain how serving as volunteer firefighters and EMTs fits into a liberal arts education.

11 a.m. — Lords and Ladies Swimming and Diving

Meet the coaching staff and student stars of Kenyon’s most storied sports legacy.

11:30 a.m. — Ladies Basketball

Veteran coach Suzanne Helfant and her team visit to reflect on another strong season.

12 p.m. — Chamber Singers

Professor of Music Ben Locke leads the Chamber Singers in an encore performance of their spring break tour.

1 p.m. — WKCO Station Managers

Managers Maddie Farr ’18 and Stephanie Holstein ’18 give us an inside look at Kenyon’s student-run radio station.

1:30 p.m. — Professors Kate Elkins and Jon Chun

The co-teachers of Kenyon’s new “Programming Humanity” course explain artificial intelligence, our automated future and how to approach the new field of “digital humanities.”

2 p.m. — Oliver VandenBerg ’20

The star of Kenyon’s 2017 Holiday Greeting video shows off his unique musical talents.

2:30 p.m. — Career Development Office

Staff members of Kenyon’s CDO will give tips on how to approach those tricky job interview questions.

3 p.m. — Ballroom Dance Club

Members of Kenyon’s most elegant club sport provide a demonstration of some popular steps.

3:30 p.m. — Fools on the Hill

Members of Kenyon’s improv comedy group will say “yes, and?” to our suggestions in a performance that’s sure to be hilarious.

4 p.m. — Kenyon Pealers

We turn the bells over to the experts for a raucous demonstration of the bell tower’s full musical range.

4:30 p.m. — Meredith Bonham ’92 and Marc Bragin

Kenyon’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life visit the bell tower along with their friends Lord and Lady Kenyon.

5 p.m. — The Chasers

Kenyon’s oldest a cappella group squeezes into the bell tower to perform several of their hits.

5:30 p.m. — Kenyon Review Associates

The student gatekeepers of the prestigious Kenyon Review share an inside look at how they tackle an annual flood of submissions.

6 p.m. — Professors Judy Holdener and Karen Snouffer

These two faculty friends explain how they joined forces to bring art and math together in an exciting interdisciplinary class.

6:30 p.m. — Owl Creeks

As Kenyon’s first all-female a cappella group, the Creeks will croon their eclectic repertoire.

7 p.m. — Jazz Ensemble

Members of Kenyon’s Jazz Ensemble will discuss the group’s recent spring break tour in Peru.

7:30 p.m. — Professors P. F. Kluge ’64 and Perry Lentz ’64

Two of Kenyon’s most famous writers discuss Kenyon in the ’60s and what it’s like to return to the Hill as English professors.

8 p.m. — Gund Gallery Associates

We’ll test the artistic skills of the students who help keep Kenyon’s professional art museum running.

8:30 p.m. — President Sean Decatur

Our beloved college’s 19th president will thank Kenyon Fund donors and demonstrate his mastery of Kenyon trivia.

9 p.m. — Gospel Choir

Kenyon’s holy rock and rollers deliver an inspiring performance.

9:30 p.m. — Kokosingers

Kenyon’s snappiest dressers suit up in their khakis and coats to close out our program.


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