Observatory Opens for International Moon Night
The Albion community is invited to enjoy "International Observe the Moon Night" Saturday, September 22, at Albion College's Science Complex Observatory, located at the corner of East Michigan and Hannah Streets in Albion. Weather permitting, the telescope atop Palenske Hall will be open to the public from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Eggenberger, '13, Charts Her Own Course in Biophysics
Olivia Eggenberger, '13, says she has great role models in the physics department at Albion College, but she was seeking a female mentor in biophysics when she attended a Women in Physics conference during the break between the fall and spring semesters last winter. The Canton native got more than she bargained for as Amy Rowat, an assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offered Eggenberger an opportunity to join a research opportunity from May to August.
Albion to Host Venus Transit Viewing June 5
The Venus transit is a rare alignment when the planet passes directly between the Earth and sun.
Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner and Aly Ganem, ’14, a physics major who is participating in the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity this summer, will serve as the hosts of a Venus Transit viewing event June 5 on the roof of Palenske Hall. Zellner said the Palenske roof will open at 5:15 p.m. with the transit visible from about 6 p.m. until sunset.
Paul Lewis, '13: A Performer on Many Stages
Paul Lewis performed in the Theatre Department's production of "Once on This Island" in 2011.There is a difference between cockiness and confidence, and Albion College sophomore Paul Lewis manages to express his athletic prowess and unique talents without doing so in an arrogant manner.
The three-sport athlete finished 21st overall and earned All-Region honors at the 2010 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional cross country meet with a time of 25:35.9 in his first year at the collegiate level.
Lewis, who was a three-time Jackson Citizen Patriot Dream Team runner and a member of back-to-back state championship track teams at Albion High School, also finds time to be a track standout, a varsity diver, a bass trombone player in the jazz ensemble, and a double major in physics and music.