Students Roll Out Hand-Built Chariot in Demonstration
A group of Albion College first-year students have built a real Egyptian chariot for their seminar course Equus: The Horse in Western Culture taught by English professor Ian MacInnes. The Bronze Age vehicle will be put through its final paces in a public demonstration Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at the College's Held Equestrian Center, located on 29 Mile Road just south of the Albion-Concord Road intersection.
To create their chariot, students researched ancient source materials to create their own design, which they built with the assistance of skilled craftsmen and a harness maker. Once complete, the students used the chariot while attempting to shoot targets with arrows, evaluating the skill needed to use the chariot in battle.
For the December 2 demonstration, the chariot will be driven with a pair of ponies at the Equestrian Center.
This event is free and open to the public. For more contact MacInnes at
Albion College Presents Annual Lessons and Carols
The Albion College Music Department proudly presents its beloved Lessons and Carols program, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.
This year’s program is under the direction of Albion College alumnus Dr. Clayton Parr, '80.
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was designed by Archbishop E. W. Benson for use in the cathedral at Truro, England. The first formal event was held there on Christmas Eve, 1880. The service was later modified for use in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918 by the Very Reverend Eric Milner-White, who was Dean of the Chapel at that time. The late David L. Strickler introduced the service to Albion College in 1966. It has been a cherished tradition ever since.
The Lessons and Carols program is free and open to the public. For more information, email
or call (517)-629-0481.
Math Sculptor Lends Fun to Building on Return Visit to Albion
Albion College's Mathematics and Computer Science Department welcomed back George Hart, geometric sculptor and creator of the Comet! art installation, to the Science Center Atrium Nov. 7-8 for a two-day colloquium, "Symmetry + Cardboard = Sculpture."
Dave Reimann, associate professor of mathematics, spoke with Hart at a summer conference and invited him back to campus for another project during the department’s colloquium series.
ABC News' Blakemore Appears on WJR Radio Ahead of Albion Visit
Veteran ABC news correspondent Bill Blakemore was the latest guest for Kirk Heinze, '70, on his "Greening of the Great Lakes" radio show. ABC's primary reporter on climate change, Blakemore discussed the significance of Hurricane Sandy and his own Northern Michigan history. Blakemore's radio appearance also previewed his upcoming visit to Albion College November 19-20. Blakemore was featured, with history professor Geoff Cocks, in the new documentary "Room 237," an exploration of the Stanley Kubrick classic "The Shining." The film will be screened November 19 on campus, and Blakemore and Cocks will anchor a panel discussion following the show.