Employee Service Manual

2016-17 Student Handbook

Foreword

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement — with people, special programs, and issues — that are available at Albion College. It describes programs and services that will help increase the quality of every student’s educational experience. The handbook also informs the College community of many of the policies governing students while at Albion College. These policies express expectations of behavior, convey a respect for community, and provide for the protection of the rights of the individual. Each student or student group is held responsible for the policies and procedures of the College that are currently in effect or, from time to time, put into effect by the appropriate authorities of Albion College. Please be aware that the handbook (1) is not a complete statement of all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of Albion College; and (2) that the College reserves the right to change any procedures, policies, programs, and so on, that appear in the Student Handbook. The College will give notice to students of changes within a reasonable amount of time. Albion College acknowledges that best practices which include state and federal laws and/or regulations, continue to change, e.g., 2013 Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Consequently, if College policies and procedures conflict with or are not in line with current best practices, then current best practices, including state and federal laws and/or regulations, will take precedence over conflicting College policies and procedures.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.

Important Telephone Number Extensions

Campus Safety Emergency Line

0911

Campus Safety Business Lines

1234, 0213, 0255

Student Health Services

0220

Chaplain's Office

0492

Counseling Services

0236

Women's Center

0226

Residential Life

0224

Oaklawn Hospital Local Number

269/781-4271

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

0226

Sexual Assault Counselor
(24 hour on-call, press the # sign first)

#9876

Title IX Coordinator - Lisa Locke

0206


Suicide and Crisis Intervention Hotlines

Gryphon Place

269/381-4357

Michigan Suicide Hotline

800/784-2433; 800/273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Spanish only)

888/628-9454

Summit Point Crisis Line

800/632-5449


To all students:

What an exciting time to be at Albion College!

As we consider the challenges that must be addressed by the national and international communities, we are reminded of the importance of colleges like ours. Like they have done so many times before, graduates of private, residential, liberal arts colleges will provide the leadership and wisdom to resolve the tough issues of our day. Since Albion is one of the best of this select group, in only a few short years the world will look to you to do remarkable things.

I hope you are expecting great joy in the weeks and months ahead. College should be lots of fun. At the same time, I hope you are expecting repeated challenges. In fact, you should insist that we push you to do your very best work. Embrace the opportunity to pursue excellence in the classroom, on stage, on the field, in your sorority or fraternity, and every place in between. Never again will you be in an environment where everything is aligned and designed to help you develop as a person of influence.

Explore all the opportunities available and then create some of your own. Work as hard as you can in all of your classes and then spend some time thinking about how those classes inform each other. Learn to persuade your classmates and then learn to be persuaded by them. Find ways to learn and develop through things that others are doing only as recreation. Ask questions of everyone and give your best ideas to those who ask your opinion.

Use this document as one of many handbooks to help you get the greatest value for the time and resources you invest in Albion College. We are committed to your success, so take advantage of all we have to offer. We will enjoy watching your Albion successes, and, in a few years, we will take pride in what you are doing as a force for good around the world.

Mauri Ditzler
President

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.

416 Erie Street Apartments

The Basics416 Erie Street Apartments

The 416 Erie Street Apartment building is considered a privileged housing option for senior-status women. The building consists of two apartments, housing a total of 14 students. One apartment houses six students and one apartment houses 8 students. The first-floor apartment is the six-person unit and comprises three double rooms. The second-floor apartment consists of four double rooms, housing eight students.


Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
    • Can be bunked or placed as singles
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room/apartment throughout the entire academic year.


Board Plan

Students in 416 Erie Street Apartments are not required to be on a College Board Plan. However, students may purchase a College Board Plan if desired. Please see Dining Services for more information.


Apartment Amenities

Per Apartment:

  • Carpeted dining/living rooms
  • Air conditioned facility
  • Mini blinds
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Two bathrooms
  • Fully furnished living room and dining room
    • Sofas, lounge chairs, end tables, etc.
    • Dining room table and chairs
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove
    • Sink with garbage disposal
    • Dishwasher
    • Two refrigerators

Laundry Machines

  • One washer and one dryer for each floor (free of charge)

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping of their individual apartments. Students need to bring their own cookware, dishware, and silverware.


Internet Access

416 Erie Street Apartments have wireless access throughout the building. Wired connections are available upon request (submit work order request to the Helpdesk to be connected).


Key Access

416 Erie Street Apartments are set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual room.


Residential Life Staff

The Residence Hall Director (RD) that oversees all apartments is also the RD for Mitchell Towers and lives on the first floor of Mitchell Towers year round.


Smoking Policy

416 Erie Street Apartments is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 79 of our 2015-2016 Student Handbook.


Emergency Telephone Locations

416 Erie Street Apartments have one emergency telephone that is a direct line to Campus Safety:

  1. Front foyer – indicated by a blue light

Please see Campus Safety’s Emergency Telephone Location Map for all emergency telephone locations.


Room Sign Up Requirements

Students interested in living in 416 Erie Street Apartments must apply in groups of six or eight during the Apartment phase of the Room Selection Process. Students must be in good social and academic standing to reside in this apartment. Each applicant is required to sign a release form (giving the Office of Residential Life permission to request each student's records through Student Affairs) when applying for this option.

Apartment/Ingham Applications are due Thursday, March 24, 2016 by 4:00 PM.

pdfApartment/Ingham Application

pdfStudent Release Form

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office's Tuition & Fees page.


Physical Address

416 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

View it on the map


Floor Plans

416 Erie: First Floor Layout
416 Erie: Second Floor Layout

507 Erie Street Apartment

The Basics

The 507 Erie Street Apartment is considered a privileged housing option for senior-status women. This apartment houses seven students in five-single occupancy rooms and one double-occupancy room.


Room Furnishings

Per Student:

  • XL twin size bed (80” x 36”)
  • Can be bunked or placed as singles (in double occupancy rooms)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Bookcase/shelf
  • Chest of drawers (three-drawer unit)

Per Room:

  • Cable TV hookup
  • Mini blinds
  • Closet

Building your own loft is prohibited. All college furniture must remain in the room/apartment throughout the entire academic year.


Board Plan

Students in 507 Erie Street Apartment are not required to be on a College Board Plan. However, students may purchase a College Board Plan if desired. Please see Dining Services for more information.


Apartment Amenities

  • Carpeted dining and living rooms
  • Air conditioned facility
  • Mini blinds
  • Cable TV hookup
  • Three bathrooms (two upstairs, one downstairs)
  • Fully furnished living room and dining room
    • Sofas, lounge chairs, end tables, etc.
    • Dining room table and chairs
  • Full kitchen
    • Stove
    • Sink with garbage disposal
    • Dishwasher
    • Two refrigerators
    • Microwave
  • Laundry Machines
    • One washer and one dryer (free of charge)

Residents are responsible for the housekeeping of their individual apartments. Students need to bring their own cookware, dishware, and silverware.


Internet Access

Wireless access is only available in the common areas of the apartment. All student rooms have active, wired ports.


Key Access

507 Erie Street Apartment is set up with a card system that allows students to use their Albion1Card as a key to their residential building as well as their individual room.


Residential Life Staff

The Residence Hall Director (RD) that oversees all apartments is also the RD for Mitchell Towers and lives on the first floor of Mitchell Towers year round.


Use of Tobacco Products

507 Erie Street Apartment is a smoke-free facility. For more information about our Smoking Policy, please see page 79 in our 2015-2016 Student Handbook.


Room Sign Up Requirements

Students interested in living in 507 Erie Street Apartment must apply in groups of seven during the Apartment phase of the Room Selection Process. Students must be in good social and academic standing to reside in this apartment. Each applicant is required to sign a release form (giving the Office of Residential Life permission to request each student's records through Student Affairs) when applying for this option.

Apartment/Ingham Applications are due Thursday, March 24, 2016 by 4:00 PM.

pdfApartment/Ingham Application

pdfStudent Release Form

 

For information on room rates, please see the Accounting Office'sTuition & Fees page.


Physical Address

507 E. Erie Street
Albion, MI 49224

View it on the map


Floor Plans

507 Erie: First Floor Layout
507 Erie: Second Floor Layout

A World of Song: Teachers' Workshop

Thursday, July 7 & Friday, July 8, 2016

Led by Clayton Parr, Director of Choral Activities, Albion College with guest ensembles, this workshop is designed for choral educators working with grades 5-12 who are looking for ways to integrate world music into their curriculum meaningfully. We'll look in detail at music from Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe/Eurasia, and South and East Asia. The packets of choral scores and arrangements from each of these regions—for equal-voiced or mixed ensembles in 2 and 3 parts, with some 4-part scores included—will be presented with background information on original setting, cultural context, language and pronunciation resources. Through performance, listening, presentations and workshops with leaders of guest ensembles, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the roots of this music to pass along to their students.

  • Two days of in-depth world vocal music study
  • Six reading packets - world music for 2, 3 and 4 part choirs
  • Four guest ensembles
  • Repertoire, techniques and approaches you can use with your singers
  • 16 SCECH continuing ed. hours available
  • Registration $250 (includes reading packets and lunches)
  • Overnight accommodation available for $25/night.

Please contact Clayton Parr for more information, by email at , or by phone 517/629-0251.

Register Now

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 7
9:30 - 10 a.m.Registration, coffee
10 - 11 a.m.Introduction
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Packet I: world music in context
1 - 2 p.m.Lunch (included)
2 - 3:30 p.m.Packet II: Eastern Europe/Eurasia
3:30 - 5 p.m.Packet III: Latin America
5 p.m.Dinner
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.Concert I: Alioni Georgian Choir of Chicago/Battle Creek Boychoir & Girls Chorus
Friday, July 8
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Packet IV: repertoire of Anima Young Singers of Chicago
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Packet V: South/East Asia
12 - 1 p.m.Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m.Packet VI: Sub-Saharan Africa
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.Workshop with Village Harmony traveling teen ensemble and leaders
4:30 - 5 p.m.Workshop wrapup, questions, comments
5 p.m.Dinner
7:30 p.m.Concert II: Village Harmony traveling teen ensemble

Workshop Leaders

Clayton ParrClayton Parr, workshop leader, is director fo choral activities at Albion College, and music director of Alioni Georgian Choir of Chicago. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and is editor for the choral series "Music from the Republic of Georgia" for earthsongs publishing. His article "8 Simple Rules for Singing Multicultural Music" was published in Music Educators Journal. He is music director of Battle Creek Community Chorus, and MEME (Michigan Educators Male Ensemble.)

Suzannah ParkSuzannah Park comes from a family of three generations of ballad singers, storytellers, and dancers and lives in the North Carolina mountains of her birth. She began teaching at Village Harmony in 2000 after participating as a camper since the age of twelve. Her joyous and intuitive teaching style, born of a lifetime of familiarity with traditional music, makes singers old and young feel at home in the songs that she shares and with each other. Whether she's teaching American ballads, South African songs and dances or Appalachian clogging, laughter and good times abound. When not on tour with Village Harmony Suzannah can be found singing with the Starry Mountain Singers, leading the Wild Asheville Community Chorus and kicking up her heels with the Green Grass Cloggers. For more information about Suzannah, visit her website.

Bongani MagatyanaBongani Magatyana is a professional singer, music director, composer, and theatrical producer living in Gugulethu Township in Cape Town, South Africa. He was born in Cape Town in a township called Old Crossroads; his father was a self-taught choir conductor in the Old Apostolic Church. Bongani's father taught him how to read and write tonic solfa music notation at a very young age, and young Bongani dreamt of becoming a church choir conductor, too. Today he is conducts a 120-voice OAC choir himself, and his folk-inspired choral compositions—popular pieces for South Africa's major choral competitions—are sung by choirs around South Africa and internationally. Currently Bongani teaches at the Zolani Centre in Langa Township, leads an educational musical theatre company, and continues to compose music in a variety of genres, bringing vibrant performances to communities across Cape Town.

Avery BookAvery Book has been singing with Village Harmony since 1999, and has been on several Northern Harmony tours. Avery's eclectic musical interests span the gamut from early music to traditional world folk to the music of social movements. He has traveled a number of times to Georgia to study with traditional singers, and is currently working on a set of educational recordings and transcriptions of traditional Georgian music from the province of Svaneti. As an undergraduate, Avery started a class at Oberlin College featuring American shapenote and Georgian folk singing, and more recently founded the Burlington Solidarity Singers, a group of singers and song leaders that lead and adapt songs for Vermont social and environmental justice organizations. Avery is a founding member of the Starry Mountain Singers, the Starry Mountain Trio, and Tenores de Aterúe, a male quartet that focuses on the cantu a tenore tradition from Sardinia. He currently lives in Burlington, Vermont. When he isn't singing, Avery is a community organizer.

Ian BäbyIan Bäby (pronounced "Bobby") has been teaching music at Marshall Public Schools since 1999. In his time at Marshall, he has taught various grade levels and ensembles and is currently the Director of Marshall Middle School Choirs. In his current position with the Marshall Public Schools, Ian grew his choirs from 8 students to a class average of 40 students, 30% of whom are boys. Ian holds a double Bachelors in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and a Masters of Music Education from Western Michigan University, with an emphasis in the female changing voice. Ian sings with the Battle Creek Community Chorus and the Michigan Educator's Male Ensemble, a professional vocal ensemble, and is the founding director of the Marshall Summer Community Chorus with the Music Center's Community Music School. For more information about Ian, visit the Battle Creek Boychoir website.

Registration

Registration is $250 (includes packets and lunches) with an additional $25 per night for private room accommodations (linens included).

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