Albion College Presents Annual Lessons and Carols
The Albion College Music Department proudly presents its beloved Lessons and Carols program, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.
This year’s program is under the direction of Albion College alumnus Dr. Clayton Parr, '80.
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was designed by Archbishop E. W. Benson for use in the cathedral at Truro, England. The first formal event was held there on Christmas Eve, 1880. The service was later modified for use in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918 by the Very Reverend Eric Milner-White, who was Dean of the Chapel at that time. The late David L. Strickler introduced the service to Albion College in 1966. It has been a cherished tradition ever since.
The Lessons and Carols program is free and open to the public. For more information, email
or call (517)-629-0481.
Math Sculptor Lends Fun to Building on Return Visit to Albion
Albion College's Mathematics and Computer Science Department welcomed back George Hart, geometric sculptor and creator of the Comet! art installation, to the Science Center Atrium Nov. 7-8 for a two-day colloquium, "Symmetry + Cardboard = Sculpture."
Dave Reimann, associate professor of mathematics, spoke with Hart at a summer conference and invited him back to campus for another project during the department’s colloquium series.
ABC News' Blakemore Appears on WJR Radio Ahead of Albion Visit
Veteran ABC news correspondent Bill Blakemore was the latest guest for Kirk Heinze, '70, on his "Greening of the Great Lakes" radio show. ABC's primary reporter on climate change, Blakemore discussed the significance of Hurricane Sandy and his own Northern Michigan history. Blakemore's radio appearance also previewed his upcoming visit to Albion College November 19-20. Blakemore was featured, with history professor Geoff Cocks, in the new documentary "Room 237," an exploration of the Stanley Kubrick classic "The Shining." The film will be screened November 19 on campus, and Blakemore and Cocks will anchor a panel discussion following the show.
CIE Offers Community 'International Infusion'
The Albion College Center for International Education invites Albion to “Understand and Celebrate Our Differences” in celebration of the College's Global Diversity Theme Year. The fun begins in the Kellogg Center at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.
The event celebrates transnational cultures in order to help the Albion campus and community to understand and embrace culturally-based trends and traditions. The event features a performance of the dance craze, Gangnam Style by the BRIT and Hip Hop Dancers, a fashion runway, musical performances, cultural discussions, and opportunities to share off-campus experiences. Ethnic cuisine will be served.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact student organizer Sandra Myint at
or the Center for International Education at 517/629-0307.