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When you're ready to ring the bell, click below to make your gift to Kenyon, then spread the word on social media with #KenyonChimesIn. Watch our livestream to hear your name as we ring the bell! Names will be read every half hour until 10 p.m. at approximately 25 and 55 minutes past the hour.

2019 Schedule

10 a.m. - Prof. Jay Corrigan

How much is Facebook worth to you? Professor of Economics Jay Corrigan discusses his groundbreaking research on the value of the social media network.

10:30 a.m. - Ballroom Dance Club

“Dancing With the Kenyon Stars” champions Nyota Mbuyu ’20 and Assistant Director of Admissions Guy Hatch show off their prize-winning footwork.

11 a.m. - Kenyon Showcase

Live updates from the Kenyon Athletic Center will demonstrate the range of high-impact practices happening on and off the Hill.

12 p.m. - Chamber Singers

Professor of Music Ben “Doc” Locke leads Kenyon’s premiere singing ensemble in an encore performance of their spring break tour.

1 p.m. - Dave Heithaus ’99 and Sustainability Interns

Director of Green Initiatives Dave Heithaus and his team of student interns will discuss Kenyon’s efforts to build a more sustainable future.

1:30 p.m. - Prof. Kathleen Fernando and Inside-Out Students

Assistant Professor of English, Kathleen Fernando, talks about teaching Kenyon’s first-ever class inside prison walls, joined by students from her “In Transit” course.

2 p.m. - Gund Gallery Associates

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

2:30 p.m. - Prof. Natalie Wright and Sarah Jean McPeek ’19

Assistant Professor of Biology Natalie Wright and biology major Sarah Jean McPeek discuss their research and introduce us to some feathered friends.

3 p.m. - Lords and Ladies Swimming and Diving

In the wake of the NCAA Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, meet the stars of Kenyon’s most storied sports legacy.

3:30 p.m. - Misha Rai and Ruby Schiff ’21

Kenyon Review Fellow Misha Rai and Ruby Schiff will discuss ending stigma around menstruation via the Oscar-winning film “Period. End of Sentence.”

4 p.m. - Meredith Harper 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.

4:30 p.m. - Kenyon Pealers

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

5 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.

5:30 p.m. - The Stairwells

Kenyon’s only acoustapella group will present a mighty arrangement of folk, alternative, bluegrass and country music.

6 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.

6:30 p.m. - Colla Voce

These a cappella ladies will perform music from the renaissance, classical, folk and contemporary vocal jazz repertoires.

7 p.m. - Kenyon CDO and Interns

Assistant Director for Career Development Jazz Glastra '11 will join two seniors whose internships laid the groundwork for post-grad careers.

7:30 p.m. - Lords and Ladies Lacrosse

Coaches and players from Kenyon’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams discuss their ongoing seasons and the construction of a brand new field.

8 p.m. - Sean Decatur and Colleen Garland

Kenyon’s president and vice president for advancement will discuss the groundbreaking Our Path Forward campaign and thank today’s donors.

8:30 p.m. - AJ Reid ’19 and Film Faculty

Kenyon’s film department will discuss projects including a new movie shot in Gambier and AJ Reid’s senior thesis, “Why Cats Purr.”

9 p.m. - The Chasers

Kenyon’s oldest a cappella group squeezes into the bell tower kick off the Bell-A-Thon’s homestretch.

9:30 p.m. - The Kokosingers

Kenyon’s snappiest dressers suit up in their khakis and coats to perform several of their hits and close out the night.


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