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Maymester's Message? 'I Want to Be a Teacher'

Bess Pelton, '17, at the 2016 Maymester Showcase
"I always knew I wanted to work with kids and this just solidified it," said Bess Pelton, '17 (left), an English major with an elementary education concentration from Bloomfield Hills. Education, it seems, can come from all directions and perhaps that was never more in evidence than at the 10th annual Showcase Learning Fair on May 26, hosted by Albion College's Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.

Quinn, '03, Uncorks a New Online Business

Audra Quinn, '03

The first game was Read Between the Wines. The new game is Brew Ha Ha! And the third game, currently in the midst of some serious research and development, is called Whiskey Business. And they are all part of an online startup, Uncorked Games. Sense a theme? Audra Quinn (left), '03, laughs. She knows how it looks. But the Royal Oak native isn't as interested in alcohol and the consumption thereof as she is camaraderie and fun and, yes, perhaps making a few bucks.

Albion Students Engaged, Politically Diverse, Says Website

Robinson Hall
In the current supercharged red vs. blue political climate, color Albion College students a calm shade of purple. At least that's according to Collegestats.org, which analyzed 2.4 million tweets originating on or near college campuses across the country to determine Republican and Democratic leanings. Albion ranked No. 2 in tweets using Democrat keywords and No. 9 using Republican keywords, prompting the site to conclude that "Albion College can easily boast the most diverse set of politically engaged students on social media."

Luce Foundation Grant Helps E&M's Baker Study Mid-Career Academia

Vicki Baker, associate professor of economics and management
Vicki Baker, associate professor of economics and management at Albion College, along with professors in Arizona and Pennsylvania, are researching the needs and concerns of a subset of professors who, according to Baker, "don't get a lot of attention." Their work has been bolstered by a $50,000 grant from the New York-based Henry Luce Foundation that will engage 20 mid-career professors in a yearlong study and result in a new book on the subject in 2017.

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