E&M Students Consult on Redesign of Municipal Web Site
Written by Dan Myckowiak, '14
Katie Blumberg gestures while making her final presentation in class.Academics are an essential part of the everyday life of a Division III athlete. But it’s not every day that athletes are given the opportunity to enter their surrounding community and take a hands-on approach to their learning.
Albion College baseball pitcher Brett Timmer (Jenison, senior), women’s tennis No. 2 singles player and 2012 all-MIAA first team performer Katie Blumberg (Farmington Hills, sophomore), football kicker Steve Seward (Trenton, sophomore), and women’s soccer midfielder Lindsey Lubanski (Lathrup Village, sophomore) were part of a school project charged with assisting Albion’s local government during the spring semester.
Faculty News May 2012
The Department bids farewell to Dr. Yajun Mo who joins the faculty at Long Island University.
Geoffrey Cocks has published a new book, The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is featured in the documentary film Room 237 (screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival). Summer takes him to London to conduct research at Stanley Kubrick Archives, University of the Arts.
Deborah Kanter's article "Making Mexican Parishes: Ethnic Succession in Chicago Churches, 1947-77," will be published in U.S. Catholic Historian.
Chris Hagerman, on sabbatical in fall 2012, is embarking on a new project to explore how experience of the intense environmental destruction of the Western Front during the Great War influenced conceptions of nature in British artistic and scientific discourse. His research, supported by a GLCA New Directions Initiative grant, will take him to France, Belgium, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Algonquin Park.
Marcy Sacks has two publications forthcoming: "Behind the Brown Mask: Joe Louis's Face and the Construction of Racial Mythologies," in ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity, Michael Fuchs, ed. (University of Chicago Press); and "Speaking Through Silence: Whites' Efforts to Make Meaning of Joe Louis," in The Cultures of Boxing, David Scott, ed. Indiana University Press).
Class of 2012 Commencement Celebrates Liberal Arts
Overcast skies held a perfect temperature for the large crowd gathered to celebrate Albion College's Class of 2012. Nearly 380 graduates assembled on the College Quadrangle for the ceremonies, with an address from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Men's Basketball Seniors Rewarded for Mentoring Local Youth
Bob Wernet, Luke Walker, and Sean Hendon mentored students at Albion's Harrington Elementary School.The highlight of the week for many children at Albion's Harrington Elementary School is the one-hour visit by their mentor, who happens to be a student from Albion College. Three senior members of the men's basketball program – Sean Hendon, Luke Walker, and Bob Wernet – were among 25 Albion students who recently received Michigan Campus Compact Heart and Soul awards for their dedication to community service. They were also among the recipients of the Jessie Longhurst Rotary Service Award.
The mentorship program, now known as Jessie's Gift in memory of the 2002 Albion High School graduate and former Albion College student-athlete, was developed and is currently run by Peg Turner, the wife of former Albion men's basketball coach Mike Turner.