Journalism and Comic Books Discussed by Albion College Guest Presenter
Josh Neufeld discusses his work in "comics journalism" in a public presentation at Albion College on Monday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the College's Norris Science Center Towsley Hall.
Neufeld's illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of "A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge" and illustrated "The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media," both of which were New York Times bestsellers. Neufeld is currently the Knight-Wallace Fellow in Journalism at the University of Michigan.
The lecture/presentation is free and open to the public, and is cosponsored by the English department, Art and Art History department, and Gerald R. Ford Institute.
To learn more about Josh Neufeld, visit www.JoshComix.com. For more information about the event, contact Glenn Deutsch, visiting assistant professor of English, at
, or 517/629-0342.
In the Fast Lane: English Major Develops Car Web Site
In addition to developing the Car Wars web site, Jake Lane was a member of Albion's swimming & diving team and the canoe club.Though his career at Albion College recently passed under the checkered flag, Jake Lane can safely say that he has already accomplished his goals even before he enters the workforce.
A 2012 graduate from the Detroit suburb of Northville, Lane originally stepped on campus as an English major with a goal of writing for a publication like Car & Driver. He took the step of turning ambition into reality in the closing days of his junior year as a study break during final examinations led to the development of Car Wars, which Lane describes as an online car show.
Heimler, '12, Links Academics to Avocation for Knitting Book Project
"I was a casual knitter until high school," recalled Libby Heimler, '12. "Then my family moved from California to Michigan and I really needed knitted stuff, because it was cold." The religious studies and psychology major recently completed a directed study, writing about the craft of knitting, which she hopes will fnd a publisher next year.
English Professor Emeritus John Hart Passes Away at 94
A renowned scholar of American literature and a lion of the Albion College English Department for nearly three decades, Dr. John Edward Hart, professor emeritus, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the age of 94.
Hart made an imprint as an author and a prolific contributor to literary journals, but it was his 28 years of fostering discussion and debate and challenging students in Albion classrooms that is most remembered—and cherished.