Good Soil Growhouse Adds to Student Farm Sustainability
Even autumn had a good time as the Albion College Student Farm dedicated its new hoop house October 27. The crowd included the family of Linda and Rich Baird, '78, who presented the Good Soil Growhouse in honor of daughter Jessie Baird, '11, one of the Student Farm founders.
The End of the World as We Know It: Albion Professors Dissect '12/21'
It's not a news flash, say Albion physics professor Nicolle Zellner and anthropology professor Brad Chase: the world will not end on December 21, 2012. The pair recently teamed up for a public presentation of how research and science make the case for December 22, this year and years to come.
Berkey Takes a Bow After 35 (and a Half) Great Years
Professor of sociology Len Berkey distinctly remembers where his career path started, at a community pool in Washington, Pennsylvania. "I was 15 years old, sitting with some friends and looking at girls," he recalls. "There were hundreds of people, and suddenly everyone got out of the pool when three little African-American kids came to swim. That left a mark—I just had to figure this out and do something about it. It's driven me my whole career."
Whitehouse Nature Center Sponsors Holiday Craft Fun
Celebrating winter and the holiday season, Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center hosts a natural crafts open house Saturday, December 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Featured crafts include "pioneer lightbulbs" (also known as candle-dipping), grapevine wreath making and paper-making. "These are sustainable crafts and decorations that anyone can make," said Nature Center director David Green.
This event is free and open to the public and there is no charge for materials. For more information, contact Green at 517/629-0582 or