Community Invited to Albion College's Green Day
Music, crafts, and information on earth-friendly activities are all part of the fun for Albion College's fall Green Day fair, held Wednesday, November 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the college's Whitehouse Nature Center.
"There will be informational table presentations, a plant sale, refreshments and crafts for all ages.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact student organizer Noelle Scelina at
or contact the Whitehouse Nature Center at 517/629-0582.
Classic 'Hedda Gabler' Staged at Albion College
Ibsen's classic Hedda Gabler comes to Albion College Theatre Thursday, November 15 through Sunday November 18, in the Herrick Auditorium, part of the Dow Recreation Center complex. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The production is directed by Kamara Miller, '13.
Hailed as a model of 19th-century realism, Hedda Gabler traces the effect of love, jealousy, competition and desire among the lives of its characters. It has been performed countless times around the world since its 1891 premiere. Interpretations of Hedda include portrayals of her as feminist, a victim of circumstance and a villain.
Tickets are $2 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Albion College Theatre Department at
Odd Topics Dispenses PEZ Obsession
The November Odd Topics Society Luncheon is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, November 14, in Albion College's Baldwin Hall Mary Sykes Room. Retired schoolteacher Eric Petro shares his view of "The World of PEZ: An Adult Obsession with a Children's Candy Dispenser."
Petro is a retired fifth-grade social studies teacher for Albion Public Schools and a former Michigan Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He has been collecting PEZ dispensers for a number of years.
The Odd Topics Society brings speakers to share their more unusual interests with others. The Society usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The discussions are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Albion College Library Director Cheryl Blackwell at 517/629-0447 or
Alumni Discuss 'Business of Science for Gerstacker Institute
Albion College alumni return for a panel discussion on "The Business of Science" Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the College's Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. The panel is sponsored by the Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management.
The panelists will cover many issues focusing on the benefits of a scientifically-focused education on the development and management of business. "Training in the sciences, like a liberal arts education, can be applied to many business situations, like organizational management, supply-chain strategy," said Gerstacker Institute coordinator Anne Cox. "These skills transfer to many areas of business."
Panelists include Jayme Cannon, '04, a vaccine formulation scientist at Novavax, where she develops vaccines that will be stored and manufactured in developing countries; Joe Heinzelmann, ‘04, a product manager market development manager for Neogen; and Chip Hurley, real estate officer and associate broker with Macatawa Bank .
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Gerstacker Institute,