Every season is great, but autumn is a special time of year at Albion College: the warm sweaters, the chill in the air, the changing colors. We want your help capturing the fall spirit with a photo contest. Show us your creativity, and you could win a prize package -- as well as recognition on Albion College's website and social media accounts!
So for this October, grab your phone or camera and capture the best autumn scene at Albion!
Rules for Entry
Each photo submission will be judged on capturing the spirit of autumn at Albion College.
Photo submissions only accepted from current Albion students.
Photos must be taken on campus: the Quad, Whitehouse Nature Center, Wesley Hall, athletic games, etc.
Be sure to include a caption, with location and people (as best you can) in the photo.
Steer clear of nudity, alcohol, or illegal or lewd activities in your photos.
Photos must be taken in the month of October 2015. All photos are due by October 31.
No limit on entries, but do try to make them unique -- don't post 10 pictures of the same scene, etc.
There will be two award winners -- Grand Prize and Runner Up.
An Old Cliché: The Harder You Work, the Luckier You’ll Get
Albion College's Office of Alumni Engagement and Career and Internship Center hosted a free webinar on career success strategies on Thursday, August 13 from noon to 1 p.m. (ET).
David Ross, ’07 (right), offered a unique look at early career success strategies in this free webinar for Albion College students and alumni.
From Sales Manager at Mitsubishi to Business Development Manager at American Express, David Ross shows how grit and determination will help in your early career. In this webinar, you will learn:
Strategies to be successful in the beginning of a career
The role that grit and determination play in your job
How to increase awareness of the little details that can get a professional recognized
"I truly believe that my willingness to outwork those around me while thinking outside the box, a skill set that was instilled in me while at Albion, has ultimately resulted in continued career success despite significant obstacles," says Ross.
If you have questions about this webinar or other Career and Internship Center offerings, please contact the Center at 517/629-0332 or .
Cucinella, '01, Improves Children's Lives at Cambodian NGO
Nick Cucinella spearheaded a drive that netted some 60 secondhand laptops for a nongovernmental organization serving children in Cambodia. "Most of these children have never been inside a car, let alone used a computer. The way to bridge the skills gap and prepare our students for meaningful employment is to empower them with technology," explains Cucinella, who is volunteering on-site in Siem Reap. "Teaching someone to fish allows them to survive; teaching a student to write code will allow her to thrive."
For my project, I am arranging jazz music for small ensembles. I'm taking already existing tunes (for example, "At the End of the Day" from Les Misérables) and I'm creating new versions of them, kind of like covering a song. In order to do this, I've been reading extensively about arranging and listening to music analytically. I use the music notation software Finale to create scores and parts for my arrangements).
What have you learned so far in doing your research?
I've learned a lot about harmony, melody, form and various other essential aspects of music that are involved in the arranging process. I've really deepened my understanding and appreciation of jazz and music theory as well.
Why did you pick this particular project?
I've always wanted to try arranging as a way of utilizing my music theory knowledge in a different and more intensive way than I have before. This project gives me the perfect chance to really delve into arranging as a form of creative musical expression.
How will this FURSCA project help you after Albion?
My project is helping me to become a better, more experienced and versatile musician, which will help me greatly after Albion. It's also helping me to further develop my self-discipline and creativity, which will help me throughout my life.
What's next for your project?
In the last weeks of FURSCA, I'm finishing up my last few arrangements. Hopefully, in the upcoming year(s), the Albion College Jazz Ensemble will find an opportunity to play some of my arrangements.
An Albion College education. It's hands-on. It's the liberal arts. It's career readiness. It's providing you the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need to succeed in college, in your career, and in your life.