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Albion College Performance Artist Takes Inflatables Down I-94

art_kuehnle1.jpgPresenting a unique blend of art and the artist, Albion College's current artist-in-residence Jimmy Kuehnle announces a performance, featuring his inflatable sculptures beginning at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Wearing one of his suits, Kuehnle will depart from the College's Bobbitt Visual Arts Gallery and make his way to and through downtown Albion.

Physics Major Lays Foundation For 'Green' Career

Marie Galante, left, enjoyed the opportunity to go hiking with a friend during her time in Colorado.Marie Galante, '11, a physics major at Albion College, laid the foundation for a career in a green industry while completing a summer internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo.

A native of Canton, Mich., Galante came to Albion with an interest in chemical engineering. She learned about NREL while surfing the Web for internship possibilities and then spent the course of the internship running experiments making transparent conducting oxides out of indium zinc oxide to increase solar energy production.

Albion Kicks Off National Walking Month

President Donna Randall (right) walks alongside first-year student Helen Habicht. C. Amos photo.The Albion College campus wellness initiative is supporting October as National Walking Month by challenging the campus community to log more than 100,000,000 steps from Oct. 1-31. The kickoff event was held at the Elkin Isaac Track Thursday as President Donna Randall and the college's vice presidents led more than 100 people in a lap around the Elkin Isaac Track.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to register online and log steps daily using a pedometer or best estimate. Everyone who completes the daily log will receive a prize. There is no charge to register and participate in the program.

Detroit Tigers Batboy Transitions to International Scholar

Jacob RinkinenJacob Rinkinen, '11, was working as a batboy for the Detroit Tigers during the 2008 season when he caught the attention of members of the organization in the clubhouse late after a game at Comerica Park one night.

Rinkinen, a double major in anthropology and sociology and chemistry at Albion College, was working on research for a paper with ‘Dimeji Togunde, the chair of the anthropology and sociology department. That paper, Agents of change: Gender Differences in Migration Intentions among University Undergraduates in Nigeria, was published in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in August.

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