First-Year Students Build Oven for 'Intersectional Pizza' Seminar
It's not often that poured concrete and mozzarella cheese are course materials—let alone in the same course—but one Albion College first-year seminar recently whipped up some of each. This October the class, offered by professor of women's and gender studies Trisha Franzen, built a wood-fired pizza oven in the Whitehouse Nature Center, presenting it as a gift to the College.
Albion College to Offer Tuition, Room, Board for Top Local Students
Albion College is deepening its commitment to the City of Albion with the launch of the Build Albion Fellows Program. Starting in fall 2015, the College will meet the four-year costs of tuition, room, and board for up to 10 first-year students who attended Albion Public Schools for at least three years (grades 6-8), live within the APS district, and demonstrate high financial need, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students will also develop meaningful experience toward a career through work and service within the Albion community.
Parks, '16, Pays It Forward as a Mentor
Colin Parks is in the middle of his best season as a running back on the Albion football team. But it didn't happen suddenly for the junior exercise science major from Southfield, and it went beyond simply learning a new offense. "I needed good vibes, people I could talk to," he says about his early days as an Albion student. "I needed advice from people who had experienced things before." He got that advice and support through the College's Smooth Transitions program; now, he's the mentor and helping another first-year student adjust to college life.
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Spring 2015 Offers ETHN 289: Social Movements
ETHN 289: Social Movements
T/R 2:15-4:05 p.m.
This course will review the theory and research on social movements, with an empirical emphasis on American movements such as the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Movement, and numerous "issue" movements such as peace, environment, neighborhood, sexuality, etc. We will give attention to international movements to develop an understanding of movements in different countries with a focus on structures and cultures. We will talk explictly about the differences between movements around social cleavages such as race, class, and gender.
This class generally operates from the intellectual standpoint of the activist who is concerned about an issue and wants to do something about it.