A message from the director

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 (Around 5 years ago)

I was among the group convened to draft the first grant proposal to the Bush Foundation to start what has become the Kendall Center for Engaged Learning back in 1999. It has been enormously rewarding to remain involved in its programs in a variety of ways over the years, and I appreciate having had the chance to serve as a bridge to new leadership.

Thanks to all who have participated in Kendall Center activities this year, particularly to the faculty associates (Paul Saulnier, Brandy Russell, and Julie Gilbert), to Kyle Chambers who organized our technology discussions, as well as to Cathy Blaukat who keeps everything running and organized. Thanks also to the members of the Faculty Development Committee, who welcomed me to their meetings and gave advice. And a super-sized thank you to Margaret Bloch-Qazi, who has interrupted her sabbatical leave more than once to discuss Kendall Center matters. I am extremely pleased that it will be in her very capable hands for the next few years.

Enjoy the remaining programs scheduled for the month of May, including a Nobel preview, the release of our second volume of scholarly achievements, and our final social event of the year.

Barbara Fister

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