Gambier is Talking about...

Prompted in part by the closing of Campus Auto and Fuel last summer, a "sustainability group" is discussing the future of downtown Gambier. The group circulated a survey and sponsored a well-attended talk in which Village Council member Tom Stamp '73 traced Gambier's historic development. The goal is to improve the central business area while preserving its character.

Aiding Africa
Local residents collected books, tools, and other materials to help a Liberian university recover from the ravages of war. Aided by area businesses and Harcourt Parish, the group will ship materials to Cuttington University College in June. The university was founded in 1889 by the American Episcopal Church and is the oldest university in Liberia. Gambier resident and Harcourt Parish member Susan Givens helped to lead the effort.

Indian Food
Gambier residents packed Henry's restaurant, located at the Curtis Inn on the square in Mount Vernon, when it began offering Indian cuisine. The Indian menu supplements the more traditional fare offered by the restaurant since it opened in the early 1970s.

Relay for Life
Members of the campus community staged an eighteen-hour Relay for Life in April to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Students, professors, staff members, and Gambier residents circled the indoor track at the Kenyon Athletic Center, honoring the spirit of those battling cancer. The event raised more than $35,700.