Dobbins, '12, Selected for Challenge Detroit Program
Albion College graduate Caroline Dobbins says her experience with Caster Concepts, her family's business in Albion, gives her an understanding of how a vibrant Detroit will change the state of Michigan. Her vision of a renewed, thriving and exciting Motor City helped her become one of 30 winners in the Challenge Detroit competition.
Dobbins, who graduated May 5 with an economics and management major and concentration in the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, will work for hiredMYway.com for the next year while sharing positive attributes about Detroit through social media, live presentations and contacts with mainstream media.
In the Fast Lane: English Major Develops Car Web Site
In addition to developing the Car Wars web site, Jake Lane was a member of Albion's swimming & diving team and the canoe club.Though his career at Albion College recently passed under the checkered flag, Jake Lane can safely say that he has already accomplished his goals even before he enters the workforce.
A 2012 graduate from the Detroit suburb of Northville, Lane originally stepped on campus as an English major with a goal of writing for a publication like Car & Driver. He took the step of turning ambition into reality in the closing days of his junior year as a study break during final examinations led to the development of Car Wars, which Lane describes as an online car show.
E&M Students Consult on Redesign of Municipal Web Site
Written by Dan Myckowiak, '14
Katie Blumberg gestures while making her final presentation in class.Academics are an essential part of the everyday life of a Division III athlete. But it’s not every day that athletes are given the opportunity to enter their surrounding community and take a hands-on approach to their learning.
Albion College baseball pitcher Brett Timmer (Jenison, senior), women’s tennis No. 2 singles player and 2012 all-MIAA first team performer Katie Blumberg (Farmington Hills, sophomore), football kicker Steve Seward (Trenton, sophomore), and women’s soccer midfielder Lindsey Lubanski (Lathrup Village, sophomore) were part of a school project charged with assisting Albion’s local government during the spring semester.
Faculty News May 2012
The Department bids farewell to Dr. Yajun Mo who joins the faculty at Long Island University.
Geoffrey Cocks has published a new book, The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany (Oxford University Press, 2012). He is featured in the documentary film Room 237 (screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival). Summer takes him to London to conduct research at Stanley Kubrick Archives, University of the Arts.
Deborah Kanter's article "Making Mexican Parishes: Ethnic Succession in Chicago Churches, 1947-77," will be published in U.S. Catholic Historian.
Chris Hagerman, on sabbatical in fall 2012, is embarking on a new project to explore how experience of the intense environmental destruction of the Western Front during the Great War influenced conceptions of nature in British artistic and scientific discourse. His research, supported by a GLCA New Directions Initiative grant, will take him to France, Belgium, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Algonquin Park.
Marcy Sacks has two publications forthcoming: "Behind the Brown Mask: Joe Louis's Face and the Construction of Racial Mythologies," in ConFiguring America: Iconic Figures, Visuality, and the American Identity, Michael Fuchs, ed. (University of Chicago Press); and "Speaking Through Silence: Whites' Efforts to Make Meaning of Joe Louis," in The Cultures of Boxing, David Scott, ed. Indiana University Press).