Io Triumphe! Spring-Summer 2016 web extra
July 1, 2016 | Read the feature story
Kirk Heinze, '70 (right), hosts the weekly radio program "Greening of the Great Lakes," which airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on WJR 760-AM in Detroit and other stations around Michigan. Recently, the chairperson and director emeritus, agriculture and natural resources communication, at Michigan State University talked with Io Triumphe! magazine about the recreational trail project in Albion and what being a regional hub for hikers and cyclists could mean for the City and the College, both in the near term as well as down the road.
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Albion College’s current longest-tenured professor, Wesley Arden Dick (far left), offered remarks about longtime History Department colleague Geoffrey Cocks at Cocks’ May 5 retirement reception in the Wendell Will Room of Stockwell Library.
The first time Mareike Wieth realized her field of interest resonated beyond her office walls was the day in 2012 she got a message she didn’t expect. “When I got a voice mail from the BBC, it was like, ‘What?’ I think I hyperventilated,” she said. After all, it wasn’t every day that the British Broadcasting Corporation called an associate professor of psychology at Albion College. But Wieth was working on something that not only intrigued that news organization, but has sparked the interest of media on this side of the Atlantic as well.
A renovated downtown Albion building that will serve as a hub for interaction between Albion College, the City of Albion and the region will be named The Ludington Center. The Ludingtons, a Midland-based family, have had a strong interest in the Albion community as well as a distinguished history at the College.