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Community Reflection

Community Reflections Spring 2014-- Every Friday of the Quarter at 11am in Stetson Chapel

Week 1: Friday, April 4, 2014

Leadership at Kalamazoo CollegeCome and learn more about the experiences of student leaders across campus.


Week 2: Friday, April 11, 2014

La Lucha y La VictoriaLa Lucha can be translated in one of two ways, the struggle or the fight. You can't have one without the other and once the struggle ends with La Lucha we enter La Victoria, "victory"; the metaphorical point in our lives in which we have accomplished what we have set out to do. Sometimes there's sacrifice along the way and people aren't able to see La Victoria. We want to use this time to invite the community to reflect with us on our personal luchas and speak on how we envision our individual victorias. Sponsored by MECHA and LSO.


Week 3: Friday, April 18, 2014

Earth Day 2014: Sustainability at K— Join Envorg in a reflection on our relationship with the nature world. We will discuss how to better live in our environment and we will all walk away feeling empowered to promote environmentally-conscious living. 


Week 4: Friday, April 25, 2014

Founders DayCelebrating 181 years of community


Week 5: Friday, May 2, 2014

Yom HaShoah: Remembering the Holocaust—Please join the Jewish Student Organization in remembering the Holocaust through the words and thoughts of students.


Week 6: Friday, May 9, 2014

Gender, Drag, and the Culture of Queer: Real Talk about Crystal Ball—Several members of the  LGBTQ community and/or drag culture will reflect on what drag means to them and how drag at Crystal Ball can be done well and respectfully.  Come learn why this is important for our campus community. Sponsored by Kaleidoscope.


Week 7: Friday, May 16, 2014

The Importance of Political DiversityCome reflect on the variety of diverse political views on campus and challenge yourself to welcome and respect all political views.  Sponsored by the College Republicans.


Week 8: Friday, May 23, 2014

Do You Lift, Bro?: A Conversation on Masculinity This reflection aims to spark conversation about masculinity, male socialization, the perpetuation of patriarchy.  Join us in reflecting on how notions of masculinity affect men and women on campus and beyond. Sponsored by S3A.


Week 9: Friday, May 30, 2014

Cauldron Unveiling and Celebration— Come celebrate the unveiling of the 2014 volume of The Cauldron. The authors of our award-winning pieces will have a chance to read their work, and free copies of the journal will be available to everyone.


Week 10: Friday, June 6, 2014

Student Commission Awards and InaugurationThis reflection stands as a yearly tradition in which current Student Commission members present the Amy Trenkle Campus Leadership Award, the William Crockett Staff Award, and the Frances Diebold Award. The new executive board and general commission members for 2014-2015 will be sworn in and share their aspirations for their upcoming terms.


Interested in applying for a week of Community Reflection time? 

You and/or your group need to fill out the application you find below.  All applications are due Monday of 8th week the preceding quarter.  Decisions are typically made by the end of 9th week.  Applications are judged on a variety of characteristics.  The selection committee tends to favor events that lead listeners/participants through a thoughtful, reflection on a matter of meaning or importance.  The committee tends to reject applications that come across as an advertisement for a group or a subject.  We hope that everyone who leaves community reflection feels that they have been challenged to think and feel in a new way.    If you have any other questions, contact Chaplain Candido at

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