Professor emeritus of political science Charles "Charley" Schutz died Friday, June 25 in Ann Arbor. He was 84. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Martin, children Alicia Martin-Schutz, Justin Schutz, Jason Schutz and three grandchildren.
Albion's inaugural Grandparents College, three full days of unique experiences designed specifically for grandparents and grandchildren, is prominently featured in the June 29, 2010 USA Today. The article, a comprehensive look at similar programs across the country, quotes several alumni and is headed with a photo taken during Albion's Grandparents College on June 22.
The Whitehouse Nature Center (WNC) invites Michigan volunteers for two unique environmental opportunities this summer. The amphibian survey takes place Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, and the Honeysuckle Hunt will be held Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The amphibian survey is focused on identifying and counting frogs, otads and salamanders along the Kalamazoo and WNC wetland areas. Participants do not need experience or familiarity with amphibian species. Participants should be prepared to walk through water and mud.
The Honeysuckle Hunt is a large-scale removal of the invasive plant from the WNC's woodcock habitat. Participants should wear shoes or boots and bring gloves, clippers and limb cutters if they have them.
These events are free and the public is encouraged to assist with these important WNC activities.For more information, contact David Green, director of the Whitehouse Nature Center, at 517/629-0582 or .