What's your Kenyon Quotient?

Painter and art professor Joseph Slate, who retired in 1988 after thirty years at Kenyon, went on to a successful career as what?
A. Animator
B. Children's book author
C. Journalist
D. Magazine illustrator

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Answer: B. Children's book author.
Slate, who helped to build the modern art major, did in fact work as a journalist before turning to a career in art. Since his retirement, however, he has earned some measure of fame as the creator--the author, not the illustrator--of the popular, award-winning Miss Bindergarten series of books, about a border-collie kindergarten teacher and her classroom. Starting with Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (1996), the series now has seven titles, most recently Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten (2006). This past fall, the Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, presented the first professional stage adaptation of the books.