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Arab Club Hosts Dinner

Reported by Emily Ralph, ’07

ALBION, Mich. — A delicious taste of the Middle East is offered as the Albion College Arab Club hosts its spring dinner on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. The dinner will feature a variety of Middle Eastern dishes and desserts.

“The Arab Club hopes to top its successful dinner last year, said Arab Club president Jeff Najor. “Not only is it great food, but it’s a great way to meet the members of the Arab Club. We will be having Arabic food, belly dancers, and live music for your enjoyment.”

Tickets for the dinner are $2/person n advance, $4 at the door, and reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Jeff Najor at 517/629-1695 or .

African Dinner Benefits Children in Uganda, Cameroon

Reported by Jake Weber

ALBION, Mich. — Food, shopping and entertainment, for a good cause, are all part of an African Dinner/Cultural Event sponsored by two Albion College student groups. The event takes place Thursday, April 12, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in Albion First United Methodist Church’s Tennant Hall.

Dinner features an African buffet with foods from across the continent (with spaghetti for less adventurous diners). Jewelry made by Bitone Project children in Uganda will be offered for sale, along with Bitone Project t-shirts and raffle tickets to win an African drum. Albion College students who have traveled to the Bitone Center and to Cameroon will share stories and photos.

Proceeds will help underwrite the activities of Albion College’s Bitone Project and Nwagni Project student groups. The Bitone Project supports Uganda’s Bitone Center, an orphanage that rehabilitates traumatized children through traditional music and dance performance. The Nwagni Project is raising funds to build an elementary school in Cameroon.

“The Bitone Center and Batchingou, Cameroon, are real places for us,” said Sarah Heddon, a member of the Bitone Project. “There is a real connection between Albion and Africa, and we are excited about helping these people. We’ve seen their needs personally and we know Albion can have a positive impact on that.”

Tickets for the event are $6, and reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Nwagni Project member Amber Hughson at 248/245-5505 or .

Amanda Boundy Presents senior Recital

Reported by Breanna M. Dell, ’08

ALBION, Mich. — The dreaded day of bad luck doesn’t sway Amanda Boundy as she performs her senior voice recital on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.

A variety of styles and centuries combine to make a diverting performance, as Boundy performs pieces by Berlioz, Bernstein, Dvorak, Handel, and Schubert. “This concert will feature some challenging works from the 15th to the 20th centuries,” Boundy stated. “The variety is sure to entertain any listener.”

A busy soprano with Albion College’s Concert Choir and Briton Singers, Boundy has been featured as a soloist in Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn and has had major roles in the College’s productions of Menotti’s “Monica and the Medium” and “The Pirates of Penzance.” Boundy caps her College career with a performance with the Albion College orchestra as a 2007 Concerto Competition winner.

This concert is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Albion College Music department, 517-629-0481.

Carolyn Jacques to Present Senior Recital

Reported by Breanna M. Dell, ’08

ALBION, Mich. — Senior Carolyn Jacques is winning over audiences Saturday, April 14, as she presents her senior recital on the Goodrich Chapel stage at 3 p.m.

Jacques performs pieces by Gabriel Faure, as well as a host of German composers who include, Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and G. F. Handel. Some well-known pieces in the repertoire include “Let Us Dance, Let Us Sing” and “Sweeter Than Roses,” both by Henry Purcell.

Though not a music major, Jacques is active with Albion College’s music department as she sings for both Concert Choir and the Briton Singers, and is an active member in the women’s musical fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota.

Since I was a kid I never thought I could do something like this senior recital where my hard work could have its own night of recognition,” Jacques reflected. “I feel as though I have made achievements beyond my own expectations.”

This concert is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Albion College Music department, 517-629-0481.

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