Alumnus Addresses Fun in Philosophy
Albion alumnus Casper "Cap" Uldricks, '75, visits Albion College to discuss "Philosophy: Funnily, It Matters!" in a public address Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall.
A philosophy major at Albion College, Uldricks went on to earn a master's degree in divinity from Boston College and a law degree. He worked for the Food and Drug Administration for nearly 20 years. Currently, he works for a private law firm and specializes in legal work involving the FDA and the USDA.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Philosophy department secretary Linda Clawson,
, or 517/629-0207.
Weatherwax Foundation Signs On to Albion College Library Campaign
Albion College's approach to teaching and learning has attracted attention from the Weatherwax Foundation of Jackson, Mich., which recently made a $250,000 gift in support of the renovation of the College's Stockwell Memorial Library. Reimagined as a 21st-century learning center, Stockwell will be transformed by expansive new digital collections, high-tech classrooms, powerful research technology, and spaces and services that foster personal, professional, and collaborative scholarship.
Good Soil Growhouse Adds to Student Farm Sustainability
Even autumn had a good time as the Albion College Student Farm dedicated its new hoop house October 27. The crowd included the family of Linda and Rich Baird, '78, who presented the Good Soil Growhouse in honor of daughter Jessie Baird, '11, one of the Student Farm founders.
Melzer Offers Insight After Connecticut School Tragedy
Scott Melzer, associate professor of sociology, wrote an opinion piece in the days after the Newtown, Conn., school-shooting tragedy titled "A History of Violence" for The Conversation blog on The Chronicle of Higher Education's website. Melzer, who also serves as chair of Albion's Department of Anthropology and Sociology, is the author of the 2009 book Gun Crusaders: The NRA's Culture War, and was featured in the 2011 HBO documentary "Gun Fight."
Read Melzer's piece on The Chronicle's website