'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.
CIE Offers Community 'International Infusion'
The Albion College Center for International Education invites Albion to “Understand and Celebrate Our Differences” in celebration of the College's Global Diversity Theme Year. The fun begins in the Kellogg Center at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.
The event celebrates transnational cultures in order to help the Albion campus and community to understand and embrace culturally-based trends and traditions. The event features a performance of the dance craze, Gangnam Style by the BRIT and Hip Hop Dancers, a fashion runway, musical performances, cultural discussions, and opportunities to share off-campus experiences. Ethnic cuisine will be served.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact student organizer Sandra Myint at
or the Center for International Education at 517/629-0307.
Math Sculptor Lends Fun to Building on Return Visit to Albion
Albion College's Mathematics and Computer Science Department welcomed back George Hart, geometric sculptor and creator of the Comet! art installation, to the Science Center Atrium Nov. 7-8 for a two-day colloquium, "Symmetry + Cardboard = Sculpture."
Dave Reimann, associate professor of mathematics, spoke with Hart at a summer conference and invited him back to campus for another project during the department’s colloquium series.