Monday, October 3: I a.m. THE QUEEN explores how three Puerto Ricans negotiate being a teenager and transgender in a predominantly Latino neighborhood, while competing in the Cacique Queen pageant. Directors Josue Pellot and Henrique Cirne-Lima will answer questions following after the screening. 7 p.m., Norris Science Center Towsley Hall
Tuesday, October 4: The Untold Stories of Muslims in America, a presentation led by Albion College's adjunct ethnic studies professor Rosina Hassoun and students. 6 p.m., Olin Hall Room 113
Wednesday October 5: Freeze, a unique performance presentation project. Students will "freeze" for 5-10 minutes, displaying t-shirts and posters that highlight facts, events and people that have often been neglected in our understanding of history. Noon to 1 p.m., Baldwin Hall steps
Thursday, October 6: Histories Untold. Spoken word performance by Flint-based poet Mona Haydar, artist-in residence with Ethnic Studies Week. 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Center.
Paul Lewis, '13: A Performer on Many Stages
Written by Zach Dirlam, '13
Paul Lewis performed in the Theatre Department's production of "Once on This Island" in 2011.There is a difference between cockiness and confidence, and Albion College sophomore Paul Lewis manages to express his athletic prowess and unique talents without doing so in an arrogant manner.
The three-sport athlete finished 21st overall and earned All-Region honors at the 2010 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional cross country meet with a time of 25:35.9 in his first year at the collegiate level.
Lewis, who was a three-time Jackson Citizen Patriot Dream Team runner and a member of back-to-back state championship track teams at Albion High School, also finds time to be a track standout, a varsity diver, a bass trombone player in the jazz ensemble, and a double major in physics and music.
A ceramics class for Albion College staff members last fall gave Jason Moritz an opportunity to connect with experiences of growing up in the Midwest as the son of a talented painter and formerly living in Los Angeles. But he never expected to create pieces worthy of display in a show as large as ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.
The Certification Officer in the Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development at Albion, Moritz created ceramic tiles depicting scenes of southern California, collectively titled Smoggy Sunsets over Blue Palms, Los Angeles, 1998-2007. The tiles will be on display at Kate Lewis’ studio during the show, which runs from Sept. 21-Oct. 9.
State Farm Makes Grant to Albion College Education Program
An innovative learning experience for Michigan's future teachers and local children foresees a bright future, thanks to continued major underwriting from State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation. Albion College's Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development has accepted a $20,000 grant from State Farm's foundation to help underwrite its collaboration project with Albion Public Schools.