Observatory Opens for International Moon Night
The Albion community is invited to enjoy "International Observe the Moon Night" Saturday, September 22, at Albion College's Science Complex Observatory, located at the corner of East Michigan and Hannah Streets in Albion. Weather permitting, the telescope atop Palenske Hall will be open to the public from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Eggenberger, '13, Charts Her Own Course in Biophysics
Olivia Eggenberger, '13, says she has great role models in the physics department at Albion College, but she was seeking a female mentor in biophysics when she attended a Women in Physics conference during the break between the fall and spring semesters last winter. The Canton native got more than she bargained for as Amy Rowat, an assistant professor of integrative biology and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offered Eggenberger an opportunity to join a research opportunity from May to August.
Internship in Her Own Words: Liz Elias, '13, Studies Psychology Through Business
"Working in human resources is a combination of business and psychology," Elias writes. "It requires the ability to handle business aspects, such as payroll and benefits, and deal with people on a personal level. ... This summer, I used my psychology studies at Albion College to dive into human resources with an internship at Plymouth Technology."
Author Brings Story of Ugandan School to Albion College Common Reading Experience
The author of a heartwarming story about a school for Ugandan orphans visits Albion College on Thursday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Goodrich Chapel. Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, author of A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka, speaks to the community as Albion College’s 2012-13 Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience lecturer.
Born and raised in a rural village, Kaguri was an undergraduate at Uganda’s Makerere University when he co-founded Human Rights Concerns to help victims and raise public awareness. In 2001, Kaguri founded The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, which provides free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. In addition to two schools, it also operates a library, a farm and nutrition program, a medical clinic, a clean-water system, and a support program for the grandmothers who care for up to 14 children at a time.
In 2010, Kaguri resigned as interim senior director of development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University to focus full-time on The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Kaguri has been named a Heifer International Hero and recognized in Time magazine's "Power of One' series. He has also spoken to the United Nations about his work.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Assistant Dean of Students Connie Smith at 517/629-0750 or