Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
Albion College Orchestra, Women's Chorus Open Up to Community Musicians
The Albion College Music Department is calling interested musicians to join the Symphony Orchestra and the Women’s Chorus this fall.
The Albion College Symphony Orchestra rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. All string instruments are welcome, and wind, brass, and percussion will be accepted based on needs of the orchestra. Adult community players and accomplished high school musicians are encouraged to become members. The orchestra plays several concerts throughout the school year. Past repertoire has included pieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Dvorak.
Albion College’s Women’s Chorus is open to high school girls as well as women of all ages. The group meets Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in the basement of Goodrich Chapel, room 127. The group performs a variety of choral music, including classical, jazz, and folk. In the fall, the Women’s Chorus performs during the Albion College choral concert and at Lessons and Carols in December.
Those interested or seeking additional information may contact Symphony Orchestra Director James Ball at
or 5/17/629-0256. or Women’s Chorus Director Karen TenBrink at
Krauss, '12, Featured in The Detroit News
Gerstacker Institute member Spencer Krauss, '12, will graduate in December with a degree in economics and management. Part of his last semester will also involve quarterbacking the Albion football team to what the Britons hope is a second straight MIAA championship.
The Tipton, Mich., native was recruited by a number of NCAA Division I schools, including Stanford, where he threw passes alongside top NFL Draft pick Andrew Luck during his visit. A serious knee injury changed Krauss' plans, but the last several years have proven mutually beneficial for him and Albion. Krauss talks about his experience in an Aug. 29 Detroit News feature.
Legendary Jurist Damon Keith Presides over Opening Convocation
Distinguished jurist Damon J. Keith is the special guest for Albion College's 2012 Opening Convocation, set for Friday, September 7, at 1 p.m. in the College's Goodrich Chapel. Keith visits as the College's 2012 William K. Stoffer lecturer.
Aaron Hiday, '13, has studied turbidity in Rice Creek for the past two years with professor of geology Thom Wilch.
"FURSCA has given me the opportunity to get two summers of field experience," Hiday says. "In the geology world, that's big."
"For many students, FURSCA research will lead to national presentations and publications," Ian MacInnes, English professor and FURSCA director, says. "These can help them enroll in graduate programs and succeed in their fields."
Hiday was honored for his research by winning the Best Student Poster Award at the 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. He hopes to write a departmental thesis on his research this year.
MacInnes says FURSCA helps students plan and study independently, and to problem solve over the course of their summer research. That independent project management experience is a hallmark of the liberal arts, he says.
"All of this will hopefully add up to put me in a good position to get a good job after I graduate," Hiday says.