Albion Mourns Passing of Physical Education Emerita Professor Charlotte Duff
A portrait of Charlotte Duff from the 1960s.Charlotte Duff, professor emerita of physical education, passed away Oct. 3 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.
Duff, who joined the Albion staff in 1956, was hailed for developing a sports science track for the physical education major and serving as chair of the department for 15 years from 1975-1990. In addition to her 34-year teaching career at the College, she served as longtime coach of Albion’s tennis and field hockey programs, and she also coached the women’s basketball and tennis squads, gaining induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.
Hands On with U. Michigan Health Services: Erin Davis' Summer Internship
As a member of the Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service and with a concentration in human services, it's no wonder Erin Davis wanted an internship that could give her a wide array of experiences. "I've always been interested in helping others and it was nice to get an internship in which I could see things firsthand and work with college students at the same time," Davis said.
Ethnic Studies Week Reveals 'Untold Stories'
Intimate, fascinating and entertaining "Untold Stories" are the focus for Albion College's Ethnic Studies Week. All events are free and open to the community, although some events may not be suitable for all ages. For more information, contact Albion College's office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501 or
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.