Journalism and Comic Books Discussed by Albion College Guest Presenter
Josh Neufeld discusses his work in "comics journalism" in a public presentation at Albion College on Monday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the College's Norris Science Center Towsley Hall.
Neufeld's illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of "A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge" and illustrated "The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media," both of which were New York Times bestsellers. Neufeld is currently the Knight-Wallace Fellow in Journalism at the University of Michigan.
The lecture/presentation is free and open to the public, and is cosponsored by the English department, Art and Art History department, and Gerald R. Ford Institute.
To learn more about Josh Neufeld, visit www.JoshComix.com. For more information about the event, contact Glenn Deutsch, visiting assistant professor of English, at
, or 517/629-0342.
Music Showcases Students in College Concert
Homecoming weekend at Albion College ends with a flourish, as the Music Department presents a College Concert Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.
The concert will features the British Eighth marching band, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Briton Singers, Women's Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. In addition, student pianists Matthew Gallick and Scott Santoro, and harpist Phillip Carlisle will perform crowd-pleasing solo pieces.
The concert will end with the orchestra and combined choirs performing Jean Sibelius' masterpiece "Finlandia."
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at 517-629-0481 or email
Theatre Stages '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Life meets art meets an evening of fun as Albion College Theatre opens 2012-13 with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." This unique and award-winning musical runs Wednesday, October 10 through Friday, October 12, each night beginning at 8 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee is presented on Sunday, October 14. All performances are in the Herrick Theatre, located in the College's Dow Recreation Complex.
The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. The show may also feature audience members chosen at random to compete in the Bee.
The 2005 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book.
"Putnam County Spelling Bee" contains some adult language and content and is recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets for these performances are $3. For more information or to make reservations from off-campus, please call 517-629-0344 or e-mail
Trustee Diane Carr, '81, Offers Insight on Work-Life Balance in E&M Class
Women who aspire to have it all can achieve those goals if they define the things they want, Albion College trustee Diane Carr, '81, told students in Vicki Baker's Women in Business & Leadership class.
Carr balanced the responsibilities of being a wife and a mother of two sons while working her way to becoming a partner in the East Lansing law firm of Brookover, Carr & Schaberg before retiring in 2011.
"In general, a woman can have it all, but she has to figure out what having it all means to her," Carr said. "There are tradeoffs."