Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Kalamazoo College, also known as K College or simply K, is a private liberal arts college in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1833, the college is among the 100 oldest in the country. Today, it produces more Peace Corps volunteers per capita than any other U.S. academic institution. From 1997 to 2006 it ranked 21st among all baccalaureate institutions in the percentage of graduates who went on to earn doctorates. The school was founded by American Baptist ministers, but today maintains no religious affiliation.Kalamazoo College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. It is listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. In 2012, Forbes rated it 65th of America's Best Colleges, the highest ranked in Michigan as a private college. Wikipedia.

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TROY, Mich., Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gregory J. Gamalski‘s article, “A Socratic Discourse Regarding Section 67(3) of the Condominium Act and Related Philosophical Digressions,” appears in the Fall 2016 Volume of Michigan Real Property Review. The Review is published by the State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section (see link: ..\Socratic Discourse on Section 67(3) of the Condominium Act Michigan Real Property Review.pdf). Mr. Gamalski is a shareholder in the firm’s Business Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the areas of business law and real estate law. Mr. Gamalski is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Section Law, has served on the Section’s governing Council since 2011, and has served as chairperson of the Section’s Continuing Legal Education and Condominium, Cooperatives and Planned Unit Developments Committees. He is also a past president of the University of Detroit-Mercy Law Alumni Board. Mr. Gamalski has an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability. He has been rated a Best Lawyer by U.S. News from 2012-2016, a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine from 2010-2012 and again in 2016, a Leading Lawyer from 2014-2016 and has been recognized as a Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times. Mr. Gamalski received his B.A. degree from Kalamazoo College and his J.D. degree from University of Detroit-Mercy. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. ranks as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan. Founded over 40 years ago and located in Troy, Michigan, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is a full service law firm with 66 attorneys. GMH has been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Additional recognitions include Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

TROY, Mich., Nov. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryan L. Perry has been named as a 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation.  Mr. Perry is a shareholder in the Firm.  His area of specialization is commercial litigation and business and employment law. He assists businesses and business owners in all areas of commercial litigation and arbitration including breach of contract, shareholder disputes, non-competition issues, collection actions, and wrongful discharge. He has extensive experience in these areas, and is known for his aggressive pursuit of his client’s claims while also providing great personal service. Mr. Perry  has  an  “AV”  Peer  Review  Rating  from  Martindale-Hubbell,  the  highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.  He is also recognized as a “Top Lawyer“ by dbusiness. Mr. Perry received his B.S. from Kalamazoo College and his J.D. from Wayne State University. Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. ranks as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan.  Founded over 40 years ago and located in Troy, Michigan, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is a full service law firm with 66 attorneys.  GMH has been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Additional recognitions include Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

News Article | December 7, 2016
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KALAMAZOO, MI, December 07, 2016-- The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Resident Conductor Daniel Brier, proudly presents the world premiere of Daniel Capelletti's The Night Before Christmas, as they launch their first Family Discovery Series concert of the season. This KSO commission brings together the incredible talents of internationally recognized composer Daniel Capelletti from Brussels, Belgium, up and coming Los Angeles playwright, Adam Pasen, award winning director, Ben Zylman and Lighting Director Kristen Chesak, both of Kalamazoo, MI."I am delighted to bring this new work to the Kalamazoo community," said Maestro Brier. "Mr. Capelletti's music brings the magic of this timeless story to life. Adam's script is wonderfully evocative and I can't wait to see how Ben Zylman and his cast bring the story to life."Taking the stage with Maestro Brier and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for this semi-staged, KSO original production, are cast members - Carly Koch as Lucy Snow, Jay Kurtis Oetman as Greg Snow, Brittin Schumaker as Barbara Snow, and Lou Price as Grandpa.Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00 PM with the Kushner & Company Instrument Petting Zoo. The popular Meet the Conductor event begins promptly at 2:40 PM in the reception room. Join us as we bring this timeless tale to life for an afternoon the entire family will enjoy.Daniel Brier, KSO Resident Conductor, is an emerging conductor committed to compelling and engaging performances of diverse repertoire. He leads over a dozen concerts with KSO each season. Increasingly active as a guest conductor, Daniel has led performances with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Adrian Symphony, Whiting Park Festival Orchestra, Royal Oak Symphony, Detroit Medical Orchestra, Orion Chamber Orchestra, and Andrews Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Rachel Barton Pine, Bobby McFerrin, Ian Greenlaw, Antonina Chehovska, Vince Yi, Gil Goldstein, Louis Cato, Jeans'N'Classics, and more. He has conducted opera and ballet productions including Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. In 2016, he is conducting the world premiere of Daniel Cappelletti's The Night Before Christmas, commissioned by the KSO. He received his musical training at the University of Michigan, earning degrees in orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler and choral conducting with Dr. Jerry Blackstone.Daniel Capelletti, a native of Luxembourg, has played the piano since he turned three. At the age of thirteen, he became a student of the Brussels Royal Conservatoire of Music in the class of maestro Eduardo del Pueyo. He graduated seven years later, having obtained all the diplomas for instrument, theory, and composition.Mr. Capelletti is laureate of several international piano competitions, both in Belgium and abroad (Italy, Spain) and he has won the Sabam Prize for composition of the Queen Elisabeth's International Musical Competition several times. He has performed in numerous concerts and recitals all over Europe including Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Germany, Hungary, and Poland.Performances in his career include Cariatides for violin and piano (1985), Aquarelles for symphonic orchestra (1986), Reeds for 28 single reed instruments, a piece created by the "Musique des Guides" in 1997, Sven, symphonic tale based on the novel of Pierre Coran (1998), Anamorphose for string quartet, created during the Ars Musica Festival 2001, Suite latino-americaine for violin, guitar, accordion, piano and double bass, commissioned by "Soledad" (2002), and Ennemi Public, original soundtrack of the eponym TV series (2015), among many others.Mr. Capelletti has collaborated as a pianist, composer and arranger in many other musical genres; jazz, pop, and film music. Daniel has taught piano at the music school of Zaventem since 1993 and previously taught musical analysis and composition at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire.Mr. Pasen is currently based in Los Angeles, CA, where he is pursuing a career in screenwriting. In 2012, he graduated from the PhD program in Playwriting at Western Michigan University where he studied under Steve Feffer. He is the recipient of the National 10-Minute Play Award from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as well as a BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best New Work for his play Tea with Edie and Fitz (which was originally produced in the York Arena Theater at WMU and directed by D. Terry Williams). He has published short plays and monologues in Best American Short Plays from Applause Books and Best Women's Stage Monologues and Scenes from Smith & Kraus. His full-length play Board Fold: a tale of retail was first produced by Fancy Pants Theater at Studio 246 and is published by Chicago Dramaworks. Adam appeared in many shows in the Kalamazoo area, including Tartuffe, Legally Blonde, King Lear, and The Drowsy Chaperone at the Civic Theatre.An award-winning actor and director, Mr. Zylman has over 35 years of experience and 120 productions to his credit. His Kalamazoo Civic Theatre directorial credits include Over the River and Through the Woods, Crazy for You, Broadway Bound, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Gala Reunion Concert, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Mame, Oklahoma! and the award-winning Forever Plaid. Additionally, Ben has directed The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Peter Vs. the Wolf for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and The United Teens Talent Show for The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.Named Actor of the Year by the Kalamazoo Gazette for his performance in The Nerd, Ben also received the Excellence in Acting Award from the American Association of Community Theatre for his work in The Boys Next Door. The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre presented him with their Excellence in Performance Award and People's Choice Award for his portrayal of Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone and their Excellence in Performance Award for Applegate in Damn Yankees. In 2013 Ben received the Community Theatre Association of Michigan's Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award for his work in The Imaginary Invalid.His extensive list of performance credits includes The Sunshine Boys, The Odd Couple, Greater Tuna, Lost in Yonkers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Little Shop of Horrors, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, and Doubt. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Ben has been presented with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo's Community Medal of Arts Award (2005) and the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre's Larkin H. Noble Award (2015).Kristen started her career in theatre as a lighting designer and has lit over 200 productions to date. Most recently she had the pleasure of designing lights for the Civic's production of 4000 Miles. When not serving as a designer, Kristen spends her days as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. She joined the Arts Council in June 2016. Prior to this appointment, Kristen had a 22-year career at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre - serving in the positions of Intern, Carpenter, Lighting Designer, Production Manager, and most recently as its Executive Director - a position she held for the past 11 years. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Kristen has also had the pleasure of working for the Group Theatre, The Alice B., and the Annex Theatre. A graduate of both Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, Kristen holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Communication and an M.F.A. in Performing Arts Administration.Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents2016-2017 Family Discovery SeriesDaniel Brier, Conductor; Daniel Capelletti, Composer; Adam Pasen, Playwright; Ben Zylman, Director; Kristen Chesak, Lighting DesignerCarly Koch as Lucy Snow; Jay Kurtis Oetman as Greg Snow; Brittin Schumaker as Barbara Snow; Lou Price as GrandpaThe Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Resident Conductor Daniel Brier, will present the world premiere of Daniel Capelletti's The Night Before Christmas. This KSO original production brings together the incredible talents of internationally recognized composer Daniel Capelletti, playwright, Adam Pasen, director, Ben Zylman and lighting designer, Kristen Chesak for an afternoon of holiday entertainment the entire family can enjoy.Pre-concert activities begin at 2:00 PM with the Kushner & Company Instrument Petting Zoo. The popular Meet the Conductor event begins promptly at 2:40 PM in the reception room.Sunday, December 18, 2016 | 3pm (activities begin at 2pm)Chenery AuditoriumTickets: $5 general admissionFor tickets, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com , call the KSO Box Office at (269) 349-7759 or call Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.Visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan's premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-in-Residence program.

Suarez M.A.,Kalamazoo College
Pediatric Clinics of North America | Year: 2012

Children with autism experience many challenges that affect their ability to function. Sensory processing disorder and, specifically, sensory modulation disorder can compound dysfunction and further inhibit participation in productive activities. Through detection of and referral for sensory modulation disorders, treatment can be accessed. Emerging treatment evidence points to functional gains for autism and sensory modulation disorder that can ease the burden that this combination of symptoms has on the everyday life of children with autism. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

Hostetter A.B.,Kalamazoo College | Alibali M.W.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Journal of Memory and Language | Year: 2010

The Gesture as Simulated Action (GSA) framework (Hostetter & Alibali, 2008) holds that representational gestures are produced when actions are simulated as part of thinking and speaking. Accordingly, speakers should gesture more when describing images with which they have specific physical experience than when describing images that are less closely tied to action. Experiment 1 supported this hypothesis by showing that speakers produced more representational gestures when describing patterns they had physically made than when describing patterns they had only viewed. Experiment 2 replicated this finding and ruled out the possibility that the effect is due to decreased opportunity for verbal rehearsal when speakers physically made the patterns. Experiment 3 ruled out the possibility that the effect in Experiments 1 and 2 was due to motor priming from making the patterns. Taken together, these experiments support the central claim of the GSA framework by suggesting that speakers gesture when they express thoughts that involve simulations of actions. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 20.00K | Year: 2012

This award will provide support for a satellite workshop to the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), to be held in Dallas, TX on August 4-9, 2013. The goal of the workshop is to explore subfields in cognitive science that hold the most promise for increasing our understanding of neural networks and computational intelligence.

The IJCNN explores the theoretical and computational understanding of the brain in order to develop new and more effective forms of machine intelligence. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and mental processes. The workshop is intended to foster more effective integration between the two communities. The workshop will provide a venue in which neural network researchers and students can learn more about the state of the art in cognitive science and its interface with computational intelligence. The broader impacts of the workshop include fostering new collaborations between neural network researchers and those working in other areas of cognitive science. In addition, it provides for reduced registration for women and other scientists underrepresented in the field.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 608.55K | Year: 2014

The goal of the Kalamazoo Scholars Program is to improve the success of students who are traditionally-underrepresented in STEM and to increase the diversity of the scientific workforce. The program builds on Kalamazoo Colleges success in attracting and retaining students in the natural sciences and mathematics and seeks to increase the likelihood that first-generation and underrepresented minority students with financial need will pursue careers and advanced degrees in STEM. To achieve these objectives, Kalamazoo College will award scholarships and provide academic and professional development support to two cohorts of 12-13 students majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, or engineering. Students in the program will have academic experiences common to all Kalamazoo students: broad training in the liberal arts, international engagement, in-depth study in an academic major, and a capstone research experience. In addition, Kalamazoo Scholars will engage in research-based practices shown to increase the persistence and success of students in STEM, beginning with a pre-orientation program, a Science in the World first-year seminar cluster, and peer mentoring, and continuing with weekly mentoring lunches with faculty, STEM leadership activities, early research experiences, internships and other career and professional development activities. The leadership experiences embedded in the program will also influence other STEM students on campus and younger students, often underrepresented minorities, in the community.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Chem Struct,Dynmcs&Mechansms A | Award Amount: 220.55K | Year: 2014

With this new award, the Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanism Program A (CSDM-A) of the Division of Chemistry supports Professor Jeffrey A. Bartz of Kalamazoo College in a project investigating the dynamics of photochemical bond breaking in a series of gaseous molecules. The studies will evaluate the influence of the shape of the starting molecules on the mechanics of their dissociation. This research, which will be carried out by undergraduate students who will receive training in chemical dynamics, vacuum techniques and laser technology, will contribute to our understanding of processes involved in atmospheric chemistry.

The project will involve photodissociation studies of NO and OH containing molecules in which velocity mapped ion imaging will be used to measure the dynamics and orientation of the NO and OH fragments. An important goal of the project is the elucidation of the role of the conformations of the starting molecules on the dynamics of photodissociation.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: IUSE | Award Amount: 48.48K | Year: 2015

Kalamazoo College has received an award through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources program to hold a conference entitled, Science and Social Justice Think Tank. The purpose of this working conference is to bring together (1) postsecondary STEM educators, (2) scholars, scientists, and public health professionals, and (3) higher education STEM thought leaders to consider, discuss, and plan for the inclusion of social justice issues in science. The conference includes several keynote addresses by leaders from various sectors who have expertise in science and social justice issues. These presentations are followed by small discussion groups composed of participants who have been working at the intersection of science and social justice. The participants will be tasked with articulating what science and social justice means, thinking about ways to extend and broaden the conversation, and developing a detailed plan for disseminating the products of the conference.

There has been significant attention to ethics in the natural sciences and considerable attention to the introduction of social justice topics in the undergraduate curricula in disciplines such as economics. However, there has been little consideration of issues of social justice, such as distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within society, in the practice of the natural sciences. By tackling such considerations and how they can be integrated into undergraduate STEM education, the conference will contribute to the preparation of future scientists, as well as the education of a STEM-literate citizenry, providing them with the ability to evaluate STEM research in the context of its impact on society. Results of the conference will be shared through the Science and Social Justice Praxis website hosted at Kalamazoo College.

News Article | December 23, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

US Sports Camps (USSC) is excited to announce Jay Daniels as the next camp director at it's Michigan Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College, July 30 to August 2. Outgoing camp director, Kathy Milliken, announced her resignation in July 2016 as Kalamazoo College's head men's and women's swimming and diving coach this past summer in order to spend more time with her young family. Jay Daniels took over in August 2016 as head coach for the 2016-17 season. "I am confident that Jay is ready to take this next step in leading the team," Milliken said. "He is passionate about the sport of swimming and diving and Kalamazoo College, having graduated from here in 2013. He is one of the bright stars of the sport's future." Daniels, a 2013 Kalamazoo College graduate and former swim team captain, assisted at nationally-competitive SUNY New Paltz for two seasons after graduation before returning to Kalamazoo in 2015. Kalamazoo College, located in scenic southwest Michigan, offers a beautiful hilltop campus, top-notch facilities and is a ideal location for a summer swim camp for competitive swimmers. Designed for competitive swimmers to improve and refine their stroke technique the Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College will give you the edge and self-confidence you need to compete at the next level. Swimmers can choose to do the Pre-Season Training Emphasis, which is a higher intensity of training that is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Or swimmers can choose to do the Stroke Technique Emphasis, where swimmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Registration for summer 2017 now open. Campers and parents can visit ww.ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-645-3226 for more information. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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