Kiese Laymon, Common Reading Experience Author, Visits Albion
This year’s Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience for first-year students has set a positive buzz around campus, sparking intellectual conversation in many classrooms and residence halls. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a powerful collection of essays written by Kiese Laymon, an American writer and associate professor of English at Vassar College who visited Albion College on September 10.
Cross Country and Over an Ocean: Two Runners Answer London's Call
Albion distance runners Mitch Clinton, '16 (left), and Jon Wylie, '17, found a new path to work on their academic and athletic journeys this summer. With cross country and track competitions keeping them busy during the academic year, the Britons waited until summer to journey to London to participate in a study-abroad program sponsored by the University of Rochester.
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Cox, '16, Empowers Customers with Info as Consumers Energy Intern
A communication studies major at Albion College, Thomas Cox, ’16, used his summer internship with Consumers Energy to learn more about customer service. The senior from Parma, Mich., worked at the utility’s Jackson headquarters and compiled data for a daily report about the operation of smart meters, which are designed to give customers the opportunity to go online to check energy usage, compare bills to previous months, and compare their bills to those of other customers in their area.
Herrick Theatre Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
Opened in 1975, The Ray Herrick Center for Speech and Theatre was "one of the reasons I was happy to come here," says professor emeritus Royal Ward. "The whole building was pretty state of the art," and having a main theatre and a black box "was fairly new back then." The venerable place still has plenty of life left in it and celebrates its 40th anniversary with its first production of the season, Shakespeare in Hollywood (left), running Thursday through Sunday, October 1-4.