McWhirter Chosen to Participate in 2013-14 Wabash Center Colloquy
Jocelyn McWhirter, associate professor of religious studies, is participating in a 2013-14 colloquy on Religious Commitments in the Undergraduate Classroom. The gathering of 20 religious studies professors first met this past June and will convene again for multiday sessions in February and June 2014. According to the Wabash Center, “At first glance, it might seem odd that there should be a question about the place of religious commitments in undergraduate classes in religion and theology. But most teachers in undergraduate settings know first-hand the force of the question."
Albion Theatre Students Are a Hit Backstage at Ohio Light Opera
"It is possible to make a living doing what you love in the theatre," said theatre student Peter Verhaeghe. He and fellow Albion student Corey Brittain, '14, learned that lesson, along with others, working this summer with the Ohio Light Opera,
Institute, Alumni Physicians Discuss Pre-Med Track with High School Students
From left: Dr. Majed Sahouri, '88; Dr. Douglas Forsyth, '86; Dr. Andrew Wagner, '85; Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88
Institute Health Professions Advisor Marikay Dobbins, R.N., presents to the assembled group at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88 (general surgery), vice chair, surgical disciplines, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw
Dr. Douglas Forsyth, '86 (family practice), Chesaning
Dr. Andrew Wagner, '85 (obstetrics/gynecology), Saginaw, speaks with an attendee.
September 26, 2013
Over 100 Great Lakes Bay area high school students and family members got an insider’s perspective on preparing for the medical profession during an Albion College-sponsored program on “Thinking Ahead to a Career in Medicine” Sept. 25 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. The program included a panel discussion with four alumni who are now practicing physicians in the Saginaw/Midland area, and a presentation by staff from the College’s Institute for Healthcare Professions.
Participating in the panel (pictured in first photo above, left to right) were physicians Majed Sahouri, ’88 (ophthalmology), Great Lakes Eye Institute, Midland and Saginaw; Douglas Forsyth, ’86 (family practice), Chesaning; Andrew Wagner, ’85 (obstetrics/gynecology), Saginaw; and Samuel Shaheen, ’88 (general surgery), vice chair, surgical disciplines, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw. Together with Barbara Keyes and Marikay Dobbins from Albion’s Healthcare Institute, they offered advice on the most valuable learning experiences for students planning a medical career.
Additional events are scheduled for Nov. 19 in Grand Rapids and Nov. 20 in Metro Detroit.
Sculptor Middlebrook, '66, Celebrates Monumental Year
David Middlebrook, '66, is in the midst of a monumental year. The Los Gatos, Calif., sculptor was selected to participate in the prestigious Venice Biennale, running through November; his work is being featured in an exhibit as San Jose State University's Department of Art and Art History celebrates its 100th anniversary; and he has been selected for induction into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame in October.