The Albion College dressage team traveled to Lake Erie College to compete in their second Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) doubleheader of the season on February 16-17, and they returned home with ribbons galore.
Global diversity isn't just a concept, but a campus-wide reality at Albion. From the classroom to the dining hall, science labs to athletic fields, "'global' is what we do," says Global Diversity Theme Year Committee Co-Chair Dianne Guenin-Lelle, French professor in the Modern Languages and Cultures Department. While diversity encompases everyone, the following College offices and departments have placed a particular emphasis in enriching, timely, and valuable programming throughout the Global Diversity Theme Year:
The Albion-France connection: The city of Albion and Albion College have several vibrant academic and cultural relationships in the Paris/Versailles area. Since the 1990s, several hundred schoolchildren, college students, summer interns and community members have traveled between sister cities Albion, Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, forming personal relationships through academic study and cultural exchange. These international relationships have produced new and innovative partnerships for teaching and learning between Albion College and French universities, offering Albion and French students the opportunity for semester exchange programs and even degree programs that are completed by studying at more than one institution.
The Global Diversity Theme Year focuses our attention on the interdependence of international, transnational, and local phenomena in order to understand how we shape and are shaped by systems and values. With experiences on and off campus, we deepen our understanding of our identities as responsible "global citizens" through our diversity and shared dependence on the natural environment.
Established by the GDTY Committee on April 13, 2012.
Global Diversity Theme Year Committee
Dianne Guenin-Lelle, Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
Sally Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
David Abbott, Associate Professor of Music
Marie Ames, Director of Development
Dannette (Cheyenne) Brown, Student
Erika Buckley, Assistant Director for Global Diversity
Xinya (Daniel) Dai, Student
Wesley Dick, Chair and Professor of History
Karen Erlandson, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Trisha Franzen, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Harriet Groenleer, Student
Clifford Harris, Professor of Chemistry
Gavin Hedin, Student
Timothy Lincoln, Professor of Geological Sciences and Director of the Center for the Sustainability and the Environment
Daniel McQuown, College Chaplain and Director for Global Diversity
Carrie Menold, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences
Debra Peterson, Director, Center for International Education
Alfred Pheley, Director, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Kyle Shanton, Chair and Associate Professor of Education
Midori Yoshii, Associate Professor of International Studies