by Sam Colt
In the world of college events — specifically the college events calendar — there really can be too much of a good thing. That’s why this past Monday, Kenyon’s Office of Public Affairs introduced “Highlights on the Hill,” an email newsletter designed to guide Kenyon and Gambier residents toward the Hill’s most exciting offerings.
“We’re trying to cut through the noise and help people find opportunities for their entertainment,” News Director Mark Ellis said.
The first newsletter indicated that Highlights on the Hill would come out twice a week — on Mondays and Thursdays — to advise readers both during the week and on weekends.
“People sometimes struggle to identify events,” Ellis said. “We have an online calendar, we want people to use it, but there’s a sense that it’s not fully exploited. … Part of “Highlights” is to encourage use of the calendar.”
The first newsletter highlighted three talks and a sporting event, suggesting the College’s view that some of the speakers it brings to campus go unnoticed.
“We’ve been relying on [Sports Information Director] Marty Fuller to tell us, ‘This is important,’ or, ‘This is a grudge match,’” Ellis said about encouraging community members to check out local sporting events.
Students hoping to see their event make “Highlights” should submit details to calendar.kenyon.edu.