'Pumpkin Chunkers' Sought for Equestrian Club Contest
Fruit will be flying at the Albion College Equestrian Club's first annual Pumpkin Chunkin' contest Friday, November 2 at the Held Equestrian Center, located 1/4 mile south of the intersection of 29 Mile Road and Albion-Concord Road in Albion. Setup begins at 4:30 p.m., with a 5 p.m. launch.
According to Equestrian Club member Alyssa Olson, "pumpkin chunkin'" is the sport of launching pumpkins with team-built catapults. Although complicated catapult plans are available on the Internet, Olson stressed that their competition is focused on fun. "Two sticks in the ground with an exercise band works great," she said. "We want this to be something kids and families can get involved in."
Along with the contest, the Equestrian Club will sell homemade concessions.
The contest entry fee is $20/team. The Equestrian Club will supply pumpkins but not catapult materials. For a complete list of rules, see http://www.facebook.com/events/449158565126310/?ref=ts&fref=ts or contact organizer Heather Waldron,
, or contact the Held Equestrian Center, 517/629-0836.
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.
Students Share December Scenes
Students off-campus share scenes from their December holiday season from England, Spain, Germany, and Belgium.
Whitehouse Nature Center Offers Entertaining, Exploring 'Nature Tots'
An exploration of nature specifically designed for young children is offered Friday, January 25, at the Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center. "Nature Tots" invites children ages 3-5 for fun, crafts and games from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Nature Tots provides each child with the opportunity to investigate the natural world of wildlife and plants. Children should have warm clothing for outdoor activity, and must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free and pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, contact David Green, director of the Whitehouse Nature Center, at 517/629-0582 or