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Ervin and Fore Lead Dressage at Findlay (November 5, 2016)

The University of Findlay (OH) hosted dressage teams from the region on Saturday, November 5 in a competition that saw the Britons finish fourth, their score boosted by the performances of sophomore team captain Jessi Fore (Wenatchee, WA/Wenatchee) and her classmate Shannon Ervin (Ortonville/Brandon).

Fore led off for the Britons at First Level and came away with a third place finish; Ervin then followed suit and finished third at Lower Training Level. First-year rider Madelin Darby (Alto/Caledonia) finished fifth in her First Level ride and sophomore McKenzie Bush (St. Clair/Marysville) was allowed a wild card spot to compete as an individual during the meet at Upper Training level.

“We were all assigned to very different horses and it was both fun and educational to watch each rider solve a different type of problem,” team captain Fore commented at the end of the weekend.

Briton dressage has a respite from competition until second semester when they’ll head to a double-header hosted by Lake Erie College (OH) February 18 and 19.

Nathan Horsman Brings Wealth of Experience to Albion Equestrian

Nathan Horsman was seven, maybe eight, years old when he'd decided he'd had enough of just about everything.

Horsman smiles at the memory.

"I told my dad I was going to walk to Colorado and train deer and elk how to ride," he said.


Printing Prices-Phaser

The HP Laserjet Pro 500 and the HP 5225 color printers are capable of printing glossy magazine-quality prints and offer duplex printing. These printers can print from a 8.5x11 to a 11x17.

You can send your project to be printed  to  and a staff member will print it for you.  Please also include in your email what size print you want, quantity (100 is the maximum) and the account number to be charged.  

The following costs reflect the actual cost of printing (printer usage, paper and ink).


 All prices quoted are for a sheet of paper (single or double-sided are the same price)

8.5x11 (regular size)       regular paper -                $.30/page
8.5x11                           soft gloss or cardstock - $.50/page

8.5x14 (legal size)           regular paper -               $.50/page

11x17 (tabloid size)         regular paper                  $1.00/page
11x17                             glossy/brochure paper   $1.50/page








Is it Phishing?

Attempts to gain access to one’s account information, known as phishing, have increased dramatically with the increased use of cloud resources. It is often difficult to tell the difference between a legitimate notice and emails that are phishing for your account information. If you would like to read more about what is phishing, please click the previous link.

It used to be that you could simply judge the validity by reviewing the grammar of the message. Now a more critical eye is needed.

Recent Example

Below is a sample of a phishing attempt that recently spread across campus. As you can see, it seems fairly legitimate, until you put it through the three step test.

How to identify phishing emails

Three Quick Checks

Below are three quick checks you can perform to help judge the validity of a message regarding your Albion Account.

  1. What are from: and to: fields? - If they are the same or you are not the only recipient you should be skeptical. Information Technology communicates only with individual users about their account's credentials, we will not send out bulk email about one's account.
  2. Is there a link in the message that points somewhere other than the identified URL? It is most likely a phishing attempt. The URL of the Albion Password Change Form is https://www.albion.edu/it/pwman and is the only page we would direct you to use to handle an account password issue.
  3. Is the message signed generically or is there an individual that you know sending the message? - When handling issues regarding Albion account information, you will be contacted directly by Information Technology, and we will always sign the message from a particular staff person.
  4. If you receive a message about your Albion Account from anyone not known to be in Information Technology you should question the validity of the message.

It is also common practice when we send you a message about your account to provide an alternative contact method, normally calling the Help Desk at (517) 629-0479, to confirm the accuracy of the information. Messages without alternative contact information should be handled with suspicion.

What to Do?

When you determine a message is phishing, the best course of action is to report it as phishing within Gmail. This will decrease the chances of the message landing in other’s inbox.

If you are a victim of a phishing attack and provide your account information, the first step is to change your password. The page you need to visit to change your e-mail password is: https://accounts.google.com/EditPasswd. Changing your password terminates the access gained through a phishing attack.

As always, should you have questions about phishing or how to more safely navigate this cloud based world, please contact the Help Desk.

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