Whitehouse Tells 'Haunted Houses' Tales for Albion College Odd Topics
Reported by Johanna Schulte, '15
The October Odd Topics Society Luncheon is scheduled to be held at noon on Wednesday, October 24. Jim Whitehouse ’69, discusses “Haunting Houses.” It will be an examination of how people relate to their homes.
Whitehouse has been a newspaper columnist for 25 years, writing two humor columns each week for a number of newspapers in southern Michigan. He attended Albion College and received his J.D. from the University of Toledo. He practiced law in Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties for 20 years and worked as a Major Gift and Planned Giving fundraiser for another 20 years.
The Odd Topics Society provides individuals with an opportunity to share their more unusual interests with others. The Society meets for lunch at noon in the Mary Sykes Dining Room in Baldwin Hall on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The discussions are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Albion College library director Cheryl Blackwell at 517/629-0447 or
Trustee Jeff Weedman, '75, Discusses International Business with E&M Class
Jeff Weedman, '75, a former vice president of global business development for Procter & Gamble who has been tapped to serve as a P&G CEO on Loan to launch a regional innovation incubator called Cintrifuse, talked to a recent economics and management class about how corporations have the ability to be a global force for good.
A member of Albion's Board of Trustees and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management's advisory board, Weedman told students in Vicki Baker's international management class that consumers reward companies whose goals, according to former P&G chairman and American venture capitalist Howard Morgan, are to constantly improve society.
Athletic Training Students Shine in Quiz Bowl
Albion College athletic training education program students Kylen Bradley, Anthony Moon, and Elaine Starkey placed second in a quiz bowl competition at the end of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Student Seminar on Sunday, Oct. 14.
All 14 athletic training programs from the state of Michigan accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education entered a total of 20 teams in the quiz bowl competition. The content featured items the students will encounter when they sit for the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.
Rigoni, '13, Handles Disney World Internship with a Smile
A native of the small Upper Peninsula town of Kingsford, senior communication studies major Alicia Rigoni is proud to say she didn’t melt under the intense pressure of the crowds and summer heat at Main Street USA while completing a six-month internship at Walt Disney World.