Albion Art Student Wins Prize at Michigan Mud Biennial
Junior Soe Yu Nwe took one of the top four student awards at the biennial Michigan Ceramic Art Association Michigan Mud conference held in October. The honor is even more impressive given that she knew nothing about art when she arrived in Albion in the fall of 2009.
Floyd, '12, Hones Athletic Traning Skills During Internship
Tyler Floyd was the second member of Albion's athletic training education program to intern with the Cleveland Browns.While many followed reports on the National Football League’s lockout for information about when to begin preparing for their fantasy draft, Albion College student Tyler Floyd, ’12, was wondering about the status of an internship to prepare him for his career.
A product of Canton, Mich., Floyd was set to become Albion’s second athletic training major to intern with the Cleveland Browns during the August training camp. Gordon Williams, who served as an assistant athletic trainer at Albion from 2006-07 and who currently serves as an assistant athletic trainer for the Browns, alerted the Albion faculty to the internship opportunity, and Mark Feger, ’11, took advantage in the 2010 preseason.
Geology Students Take Best Poster Award at National Meeting
Geology students Abby Williams, '12, and Aaron Hiday, '13, won the Austin A. Sartin Best Student Poster Award at the 2011 Geological Society of America annual meeting held last month in Minneapolis. Their poster was part of the undergraduate research session sponsored by Sigma Gamma Epsilon, a national earth sciences honorary society.
Student Farm Provides Local Food, Leadership Lessons
Cody Yothers, ’13, and Kaitlyn Pospiech, ’13, are getting their hands dirty learning how to provide locally grown, environmentally sustainable food to the Albion College community through the student farm.
Both students found out that when elements like weather and pests are factored in, things don’t always go as planned. But that experience may be the best educational lesson, says Tim Lincoln, professor and director of Albion College’s Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
Over the summer, Yothers worked with Albion’s student farm as part of his summer research project combining community outreach with community gardening. Pospiech made a deal with Bon Appétit, Albion’s dining service provider, to sell the tomatoes, beans, basil, and broccoli grown on the farm. She also enlisted Albion students to help with harvesting the produce this fall.