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Celebrate Albion! Schedule of Events

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 11-13, 2014

Download and print out the College's pdfcampus map as a guide for locations.

Thursday, September 11

7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Albion Tomorrow: The Liberal Arts College as Partner in Community Revitalization”

Location: Towsley Lecture Hall, Norris Center

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Friday, September 12

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Guest Registration

Location: Science Complex Lobby

9:00-11 a.m.

Albion College Showcase: An Interactive Exhibit of Faculty and Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Location: Science Complex Atrium

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Arts Exhibits: “Finding a Way In: Explorations in Clay”

Location: Bobbitt Visual Arts Center

2:00 p.m.

Inaugural Ceremony

Location: Campus Quadrangle; Rain Location: Goodrich Chapel

3:30 p.m.

Inaugural Reception

Location: East End of Quadrangle; Rain Location: Science Complex Atrium

7:00-9:00 p.m.

“Celebrate Albion!” - Evening Entertainment: Javier Colon

Location: Band Shell, Victory Park, Hannah Street

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9:00-10:30 p.m.

Night-Sky Observing

Location: Astronomical Observatory, Brown Honors Building, Quadrangle; Baird Observatory, Palenske Hall Rooftop, Science Complex

The telescopes will be open to the campus community and the public for viewing celestial objects, weather permitting.

Saturday, September 13

10:00 a.m.

“Celebrate Albion!” - Community Service Project Ceremony

Location: Corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street, Next to Biggby Coffee

Hear about the exciting partnership between Albion College and the city of Albion.

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

“Celebrate Albion!” - Picnic Lunch

Location: East end of Quadrangle; Rain Location: Lower Baldwin

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Department / Student Organization Showcase

Location: East End of Quadrangle; Rain Location: Lower Baldwin Dining Hall

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

“Celebrate Albion!” - Family Tailgate

Location: Dow Recreation and Wellness Center Grounds

Enjoy fun games and sports activities with friends and family before the Albion College football team takes the field.

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Football Game: Albion vs. Illinois Wesleyan

Location: Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium

Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a voucher for a free hot dog and admission to the game.Tickets can be purchased at registration or before the game. Be sure to stick around for the halftime show provided by the British Eighth.

After the Football Game – 4:30 p.m.

Solar Observing

Location: Baird Observatory, Palenske Hall Rooftop, Science Complex

The telescopes will be open to the campus community and the public for viewing celestial objects, weather permitting.

6:00 p.m.

“Celebrate Albion!” - Community Blessing Service

Location: Lewis Chapel A.M.E. Church. 522 W. Center St. Albion

Community Blessing Service for Mauri and Judi Ditzler. All are welcome.

Inauguration of Mauri A. Ditzler

A Celebration of History


The start of a new chapter in Albion College’s nearly 180-year history was officially recognized with the inauguration of Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler as the College’s 16th president.

Watch our highlight video above, and view a photo slideshow of the memorable event, which took place outside on the quad, on the front steps of Kresge Gymansium.

Preceding the inauguration, on September 11, a thought-provoking panel discussion explored the College’s role in community revitalization. An inspiring Community Day on September 13 capped three days of Celebrate Albion! festivities.

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