Judges and Politics Are Subject of Albion College Aldrich Lecture
Syracuse University scholar Keith Bybee explains how "All Judges Are Political, Except When They're Not" for Albion College's David H. Aldrich Memorial Lecture Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Center Towsley Auditorium.
Bybee is the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper '72 Judiciary Studies Professor at the College of Law at Syracuse University. He also directs Syracuse's Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media. His latest book, "All Judges Are Political - Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law," examines Americans' beliefs that the courts are biased in favor of one group or another, and heir extraordinary willingness to rely on the courts to right wrongs and render justice.
The Aldrich Speaker Forum honors the life and memory of David Aldrich, '75, a trial lawyer and chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith P.C., where he worked from 1978 until his untimely death in 2006.
This event, sponsored by Albion's Law, Justice and Society program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Institutional Advancement secretary Brenda Brigham at
Orchestra Concert Highlights Inner Talents
Albion College's Symphony Orchestra associate conductor and bass instructor are featured on their concert of 20th-century music Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in the College Goodrich Chapel.
Adjunct bass instructor Ed Fedewa moves center stage performing Serge Koussevitzky's Double Bass Concerto, while associate conductor Drew Dunham conducts his arrangement from Bartok's "Hungarian Peasant Songs." Rounding out the concert are "Ein Marchen," Czech composer Josef Suk's suite inspired by four Czech folk tales, and Sibelius's masterpiece "Finlandia," performed with the Albion College Concert Choir.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Music Department,
Sculpture Exhibit Offers 'Disintegrated Growth Analysis'
Reported by Johanna Schulte, '15
Casey McGuire, an artist specializing in exhilarating sculptural pieces will have an exhibit at Albion College open from Saturday, October 27 through Friday, December 7. The exhibition is titled Disintegrated Growth Analysis.
The daughter of a taxidermist and decoy carver, McGuire was introduced to object making at a young age. McGuire received her BFA cum laude in Studio Arts from Alfred University; she received her MFA in 2007 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In May of 2009 she was a full fellowship resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. In 2010 she had solo exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Recently she was featured in the October 2009 issue of Sculpture Magazine. She currently is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton.
The Munro Gallery is located on the first floor of the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, which is open from Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The galleries are not open on Sundays, or during campus breaks or holidays. For more information, contact department secretary Jessica Merrild at
Student Farm Opens for Fall Festival
Albion College's Student Farm welcomes the community to its Farm Festival Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon. The farm is located on 29 1/2 Mile Road (Newberg Road) just north of the Erie Street intersection.
The Farm will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon for its new hoop house. Following that will be refreshments, crafts, a bonfire, and farm tours.
The Farm is located at the east side of the College's Whitehouse Nature Center and can also be accessed by parking at the Nature Center and walking down the main trail.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center at 517/629-0582 or Student Farm leader Kaitlyn Pospiech -