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Io Triumphe! spotlights alumni and captures Albion highlights from both on and off campus. Enjoy our online edition below. You’ll find features and photos from the most recent issue, along with campus and Alumni Association news.
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Current Edition: Spring-Summer 2016
Spring-Summer 2016 Extras
‘Greening of the Great Lakes’ Host Kirk Heinze, ’70, on the Albion River Trail Extension (with audio)
Psychology’s Mareike Wieth Flies High with Media
Wes Dick, History Department Recognizes Retiring Professor Geoffrey Cocks (with video)
Commencement Tickets and Seating
Commencement is on May 7, 2016 and begins at 1 p.m. Please note that the Processional begins at 12:45 p.m.—all guests must be seated by 12:30 p.m.
The ceremony generally lasts about two hours and is held on the Campus Quadrangle, rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, before or during the ceremony, annoucements about a delay or change in location will be made.
Seating is unlimited and tickets are NOT required if the ceremony is held outdoors on the Campus Quadrangle.
If the ceremony is held indoors (Goodrich Chapel), Tickets will be required for any family members or friends who will be attending Commencement.
Each student will receive six tickets via their campus mailbox. Two tickets will be for Goodrich Chapel and Four for auxilary viewing in Kresge gymnasium.
Why do we have to have tickets if Commencement is held inside?
The College must abide by the fire code regulations for the number of people allowed in Goodrich Chapel. Therefore, tickets are necessary if the ceremony is held indoors.
We do not have replacement tickets for lost tickets.
Handicapped and Special-Needs Seating and Parking
Handicapped-accessible parking and special seating is available.
A Sign Language interpreter will be located near the Commencement platform.
Please call the Office of Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 to make arrangements for any guests needing barrier-free entrances or with other special needs.
Special Guest Reception Registration
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.
Wendell Will Room, Stockwell Library
A Message from the President
Welcome to Albion College!
Please join us on November 12 for Albion Spirit Day 2011. Once on campus, I think you'll quickly notice an energy and excitement we've been feeling throughout this fall semester.
New facilities always generate buzz, and this fall the campus community has been delighted with the improvements to the main floor of Stockwell Library. You may notice the first change before you walk in: After 30 years, Stockwell once again serves as the library entrance, having been moved from the adjacent Mudd building. Inside, the main floor has been transformed into Cutler Commons, a multifaceted and flexible learning space that features the latest technology, student-chosen furniture, and our new café, Read Between the Grinds, which offers coffee and pastries from Zingerman's of Ann Arbor. Students and faculty are taking full advantage of the invigorating space, which 1975 alumna Sally Stark Cutler made possible through her generous gift.
You'll see more additions at the football game vs. Trine University: our new football field and track as well as Brit, the first athletic mascot in Albion College's 176-year history. Schmidt-Fraser Field at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium was dedicated at Homecoming and honors Briton football coaching legends Pete Schmidt and Morley Fraser. The artificial turf surface can be cleared of snow during the winter, providing a year-round practice field for our student-athletes. The Elkin R. Isaac Track was replaced with a new base and all-weather running surface, and was accompanied by field event upgrades as well. The changes represent phase one of a multiphase plan for improvements to the College's athletic complex.
A large majority of our students regularly use our athletic and wellness facilities—whether they're student-athletes or intramural participants, or simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. On that note, the College is celebrating its theme year of wellness with regular activities and special events that promote health and wellness as a lifestyle for a lifetime. Of course, for students, preparing for life after Albion is a key component of wellness, and it starts from their first year on campus through the Albion Advantage, our four-year education model that thoughtfully integrates our rich liberal arts tradition with experience-based learning opportunities. In its second year, the Advantage already is helping students to realize their professional goals, offering them and their families assurance that in a challenging economy an Albion degree will enable graduates not only to find meaningful employment, but to make meaningful contributions to their communities and to society at large.
Spirit Day is a wonderful opportunity for Albion College and the Albion community to celebrate our heritage and together look toward the future—a future we're excited about. I hope that you take the time to look around, talk with our terrific faculty and students, and enjoy this special day on our campus. I look forward to seeing you on November 12.
Donna M. Randall