Geology Student Repeats National Win for Poster Presentation
For the second consecutive year, Aaron Hiday, '13, won a Best Student Poster prize at the Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting, held last month in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sigma Gamma Epsilon, a national honor society and sponsor of the GSA's undergraduate poster session, presented Hiday with its 2012 National Council Best Poster Award.
Randall Joins Leadership Team for National Liberal Arts Campaign
Albion College President Donna Randall is one of a handful of college and university leaders invited to join the new Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Campaign for the Liberal Arts advisory committee. In accepting the invitation, Randall will be one of approximately 15 executive, admission and public relations administrators, from institutions across the U.S., who will develop and direct the activities of the campaign.
Students Share December Scenes
Students off-campus share scenes from their December holiday season from England, Spain, Germany, and Belgium.
Equine Business Seminar Offered at Equestrian Center
Back by popular demand, Albion College's Held Equestrian Center and the firm of Grant, Millman & Johnson, P.C., present "Are You Ready for the IRS?" a workshop for horse owners and horse-related entrepreneurs. The program takes place Saturday, January 26, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Held Equestrian Center.
The seminar will be led by Jacob R. Strecker, director of equine services at Grant, Millman & Johnson. Strecker has 35 years' experience with income tax, accounting, and management issues facing horse businesses and their owners. He is the author of “Letter from the Dark Side," a series of articles on developing a successful horse-centered business.
The Albion seminar will address numerous topics, including IRS audits, employees and subcontractors, and federal and state tax laws impacting horse-related business.
Registration for the seminar is $25/person and should be made before Friday, January 24. For more information or to register, contact Held Equestrian Center Office Manager Carolyn Killewald,
Whitehouse Nature Center Hosts 'Bee School' for Beginner, Intermediate Keepers
Beekeepers get the buzz on starting and improving hives with a Michigan Beekeepers Bee School. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 23, hosted at Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.
In addressing the growing community of local beekeepers, this year's bee school will have sessions for beginning and intermediate beekeppers, along with people who have never started a hive. Classes will focus on the natural history of the honeybee, hive care,ordering bees, bee pests/parasites and more. Local bee vendors will be on hand and all classes are taught by experienced beekeepers.
Pre-registration is $45 and additional family members can register for $35/person. Lunch and refreshments are included. For more information and to register for Bee School go to www.michiganbeekeepers.com/coming-events or contact Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center director David Green,
Hilo to Honolulu: First-Year Students Study Hawaiian Culture, Education
January isn't so cold for several Albion College students who took education professor Suellyn Henke's first-year seminar "Mauka and Makai: A Sense of Place and Education in Hawai’i." Five students (along with upperclass mentor Elaine Starkey and registrar Drew Dunham) toured parts of Hilo and Oahu, visiting a school, national parks, and other places, learning about Hawaiian culture and educational opportunities offered by the unique community and environment.
Power Holds 'Dance-In' Against Violence
Raising serious awareness through a fun time, Albion College's Power feminist group invites the community to a "dance strike" Thursday, February 14 at 5 p.m. The dancing takes place in front of Baldwin Hall, on Hannah Street between Cass and East Erie streets.
Power's dance strike is part of One Billion Rising, an international movement working to stop violence against women. "We wanted to do this to raise awareness for those without a voice," said Power member Ariel Farley. "This is a strike against rape and abuse but our strike is a dance."
Farley further pointed out that statistics indicate that one in three women will be the victim of rape or other physical abuse in her lifetime. "This means your mother, your grandmother, and your sister. One of them is or will be a victim," said Farley. Participating in the dance strike is "for them, for others, or for yourself."
This event is free and open to the public. It is not expected to last longer than 30-45 minutes. For more information, contact Farley at
or visit onebillionrising.org.
Exciting New Authors Read GLCA Award-Winning Works
Governor Appoints College Archivist to State Historical Records Advisory Board
Governor Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Albion College archivist Nicole Garrett to the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board (MiSHRAB).
Garrett recalled her surprise upon receiving a phone call in late 2012 from the governor's office. "I asked if someone had recommended me, and they said no; they had conducted a search and thought my experience and knowledge matched the appointment," said Garrett. "I'm pretty excited."
Anthropologist Dissects Wall Street Culture for Yinger Lecture
For the wheelers and dealers on Wall Street, "What were they thinking during the meltdown?" is answered from an anthropologist's viewpoint Monday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Albion College's Bobbitt Auditorium. This presentation by the University of Minnesota's Karen Ho serves as the College's 2013 Yinger Lecture.
Latin@ American Heritage Month
September 10th, 2013
Come learn about the Organization for Latino@ Awareness, play games, listen to music, and discuss upcoming events. There will be food provided by La Casa. In the Kellog Center Stack at 8:00pm
Sponsored By: The Organization for Latin@ Awareness & The Office of Intercultural Affairs
September 20th, 2013
Salsa the rhythmic music and dance created in the Latin cultures of the Caribbean. While its origin is disputed, it is not to be confused with the dip. Come enjoy the food, music, and dance lessons. In the Kellog Center Stack at 8:00pm
Sponsored By Union Board, The Organization for Latin@ Awareness, & The Office of Intercultural Affairs
October 10th, 2013
A fascinating musical documentary film about the similarities between two types of music genres known as Salsa and Reggaeton. Various artists all came together with the same purpose, to discuss how two different styles of music can have so much in common and how their music is all composed under "La Clave". In Norris (101) Auditorium at 7:00pm
Sponsored By : African Carribean Student Union, The Organization for Latin@ Awareness, & The Office of Intercultural Affairs
November 2nd, 2013
National Museum of Mexican Art Trip
As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, take the opportunity to get immersed in the richness of authentic Mexican art and culture on a fun filled trip to Chicago. Whatever your background this museo will connect with you on a personal level. Please RSVP through
by November 1st, 8am. (For people who have actively been involved with Ola. Max of 15 people.) Meet at Ferguson Lot 9:00 am
Sponsored By: Sociology, Anthopology and Criminology Department,The Organization for Latin@ Awareness, & The Office of Intercultural Affairs