Albion Celebrates Constitution Week
An Albion student completes a "Which Founder Are You?" quiz during Constitution Day festivities in the Kellogg Center living room.The Albion College community paused for a civics lesson Friday afternoon as it celebrated Constitution Week. The week usually begins on Sept. 17 – the day The Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia – but the Albion celebration was moved up a day to avoid interfering with weekend activities.
A short program, led by Martha Bunde, admissions office secretary and State Second Vice Regent, Mary Marshall Chapter Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was held on the east side of Robinson Hall as those in attendance read the preamble of The Constitution of the United States. After the reading of the preamble, Eddie Visco, ’04, the associate director of the College’s Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, set up an online game where students could test their knowledge of the constitution and determine which framer they most identify with and served cake.
Students Pursue Diplomacy, Research in Suriname
Katie Kirsch, '12, Courtney Meyer, '11, and Claire Kaisler, '11, were the first undergraduate interns selected to work for the U.S. embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname's capital. During their ten-week internships, the trio worked with the embassy's political-economic, consular and public diplomacy departments, researching and writing reports, attending conferences, evaluating visa applications, and assisting with events related to the embassy’s priorities of democracy, human rights, and environmental sustainability.
In Betty Ford Remembrance, Ouendag, '12, Sees History's Narrative at Work
"History is not something to just be studied in dusty old textbooks ... Rather, it is a living, breathing narrative that enriches and influences us here today," writes Colleen Ouendag, '12, as she describes her experience this summer as an intern at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Ouendag, who is pursuing an individualized major in American studies, witnessed that narrative play out firsthand this month at work, as she was involved in the museum's preparations for the memorial and funeral service for former first lady Betty Ford.