Criminal Profiler Richard Walter to Speak at Albion College
March 06, 2013
Criminal profiler Richard Walter shares his expertise with the Albion community on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. Walter will sign the book "The Murder Room" in the Kellogg Center between 3:45 and 5 p.m. that day.
Walter spent more than 20 years working with the Michigan Department of Corrections. He has also consulted with New Scotland Yard, the FBI and national and local law agencies around the globe. Walter was a founded the Vidocq Society, a group of forensic experts who meet regularly to assist with cases that have stomped local agencies around the U.S. Walter and the Vidocq Society were profiled in "The Murder Room," a popular book by Michael Capuzzo.
Walter's appearance is sponsored by the Albion Psychological Science and Anthropology and Sociology departments. For more information, contact the Psychological Sciences department at 517/629-0316.
WMU Faculty Bring Readings to Albion College
March 06, 2013
New works from Western Michigan University professors (and spouses) Thisbe Nissen and Jay Baron Nicorvo are presented by the artists in a public reading at Albion College. The presentations begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the College's Stockwell Library Wendell Will Room.
Nissen is the author of two novels, "The Good People of New York" and "Osprey Island" and a story collection, "Out of the Girls’ Room and into the Night," which was the winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award. She is also the co-author, with Erin Ergenbright, of "The Ex-Boyfriend Cookbook," a collection of stories, recipes and art collages. Nissen has received many awards, including fellowships for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. She earned a degree from Oberlin College and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches at Western Michigan University.
Nicorvo recently published a debut collection of short stories, "Deadbeat," and has contributed poetry, fiction, nonfiction and criticism to The Literary Review, Guernica, The Iowa Review and The Believer. He’s served on editorial staffs at Ploughshares and at PEN America, the literary magazine of the PEN American Center and worked for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. He teaches at Western Michigan University, where he’s faculty advisor to Third Coast.
This event is sponsored by the Albion College English department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517/629-0232.
Riley, '15, Spends Year Away from Albion to Help Friend After Paralyzing Injury
On July 27, 2011, Kevin Riley, an Albion College junior lacrosse player from Trumbull, Conn., was spending a relaxing summer day with one of his best friends, Chris O’Brien. They became friends in sixth grade, eventually spending every summer day together despite the fact that they attended rival high schools. On this particular day, they headed to Block Island, R.I., to savor a day on the beach.
'Post-Reform' Medicine Discussed by Alumnus
Alumnus Chris Behling, '94, examines "Practicing Medicine in the Post Reform Era" in a public presentation Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the College's Norris Center Towsley Hall.