October will be an exciting time for the Kenyon community as we welcome trustees, lead volunteers and major donors back to campus for the public launch of the Our Path Forward fundraising campaign on Oct. 12–13, 2018.
While some events are invitation-only, others are open to everyone:
• Oct. 13, 12 p.m. Downtown Block Party: Gather for a community lunch amid the newly renovated Kenyon Bookstore, Village Market and student apartments.
• Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. "Within Reach: Our Path Forward Toward a More Accessible Kenyon:" David Feldman '78, professor of economics at William & Mary and co-author of "Why Does College Cost So Much?," joins President Sean Decatur in a conversation about the economics of higher education and the steps Kenyon is taking to put its transformative education within the reach of top students regardless of their financial circumstances. (Community Foundation Theater in Gund Gallery)
• Oct. 13, 3 p.m. The Poetry of Rita Dove: Join Kenyon Review Associates for a student reading of the Pulitzer Prize–winning poetry of Rita Dove, the first African American woman to be named Poet Laureate of the United States. Dove has been selected to receive the 2018 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Cheever Room, Finn House
• Oct. 13, 4 p.m. Panel Discussion on Teaching and Learning: Teaching excellence has always been the heart of the Kenyon experience. A new generation of stellar faculty members are advancing the curriculum, mentoring student researchers and tackling society’s biggest questions. Meet some of Kenyon’s young, bright faculty as they discuss their teaching and scholarship. (Community Foundation Theater in Gund Gallery)
Saturday, October 13