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Reduce, Reuse, Really Cool
Sustainability, Environmental Awareness are Focus for Albion's NWF Fellows
Two Albion students who recently won National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellowships will study ways in which Albion can become a more ecologically sustainable college while increasing awareness of environmental issues on campus.
Hot Spot: The Atrium
The atrium of Albion's Science Complex is a perfect example of a space transformed. It began life decades ago as the courtyard connecting Norris, Putnam, and Palenske in the old science complex. With the recent science complex renovation and expansion project, the courtyard morphed into a four-story atrium complete with a wave machine, flying pterodactyls, cork flooring, recycled wood from the original courtyard, and a large movie screen, to name a few features.
The open, inviting space is most often used as a meeting and study spot, but events frequently are held there---everything from academic fairs to Passover Seders. The atrium also has seen service as a major reception area for events such as admission visit days, President Donna Randall's inauguration, and Family Day.
The atrium has become THE place on Albion's campus where art meets science. The first installation, by students enrolled in the Art and the Environment First-Year Seminar, was "Bottle Falls." Then came the major installation of George Hart's spherical sculptures, transforming the atrium's skyline. Most recently, the Art in the Environment students were back with a giant flower made of recycled consumer packaging.