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Briton Singers Take Gold at International Competition

Briton Singers Caylyn Rose and Molly Carey in Wenceslas Square in PragueThe Briton Singers struck gold on March 28 at the 2008 Young Prague International Choral Competition. Along with winning the Festival Laureate for best choral performance, the Briton Singers also won the compulsory performance award and the gold level award for their competition category.

Japanese Culture Event Provides Fun for Albion


ALBION, Mich. —  Albion College's Japanese language program invites the community to an entertaining and educational peek into contemporary Japanese culture.  Their "Mega Culture" activity takes places Thursday, April 10, beginning at 7 p.m. in the College's International House.

The event will include food tasting and traditional Japanese games.  An open tournament of jan ken (Japanese version of rock-paper-scissors) will offer prizes.  Students will also compete in ninin baori, a game which pits a blindfolded person against a handcuffed person in skill tests such as writing or eating.  "This game is a lot of fun to watch, said Japanese instructor Chieko Shitara. 

Shitara notes that Albion has been growing its Japanese studies offerings over the past few years, and the International house now includes a Japanese section.  "This is an opportunity for us to share some fun things about Japan," she explained.

This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the College's Modern Languages and Cultures department. For more information, contact Shitara at 517/629-0408 or .

Noted Author Carl Hiaasen Presents 2008 Research Symposium Lecture

Carl Hiassen, Miami Herald journalist and author of 
Miami Herald journalist and author of "Hoot," "Strip Tease," and other bestsellers for children and adults promises a witty and winning sendoff for Albion College's Isaac Research Symposium.  "An Evening with Carl Hiaasen," the 2008 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote Address, happens Thursday, April 24.

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