Rigoni, '13, Handles Disney World Internship with a Smile
A native of the small Upper Peninsula town of Kingsford, senior communication studies major Alicia Rigoni is proud to say she didn’t melt under the intense pressure of the crowds and summer heat at Main Street USA while completing a six-month internship at Walt Disney World.
'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.
Danielle Cadena Deulen Reads Award-Winning Memoir
A variety of writing forms translated into many writing awards for Danielle Cadena Deulen and her memoir "The Riots," including the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) 2012 Creative Nonfiction Writing Prize. Deulen reads from her memoir on Tuesday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Albion College Library Wendell Will Room.
In "The Riots," Deulen mixes narrative, essays and other writing forms to explore subjects including autism, ethnic heritage, suicide and self-identity, as experienced by herself and others in her life. Along with the GLCA award, the memoir won the 2010 Association of Writing Programs Prize in Creative Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2011 Grub Street National Book Prize in Nonfiction. She also published a collection of poems, "Lovely Asunder," which won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Her poetry and essays have appeared in journals such as The Utne Reader, The Missouri Review, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and The Indiana Review. Deulen received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from George Mason University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah. She currently serves as assistant professor of poetry in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati. More information on her writing can be found at www.danielledeulen.com.
This program is sponsored by the English Department and the Albion College Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact English professor Helena Mesa at
Moon, '13, Goes Pro as Athletic Training Intern
Anthony Moon has earned a varsity letter as a member of the Albion College baseball team and he is used to the relatively slower pace of the game as compared to many other sports.
The senior from Paw Paw, however, adjusted nicely this summer when he made the leap to the frantic pace common to the National Football League as one of the athletic training interns for the Cleveland Browns during training camp. The adjustment was even more impressive considering it was Moon's first physically demanding activity since coming off hip surgery, which forced him to miss the 2012 Briton baseball season.