Strosacker Foundation Joins Albion College Library Campaign
The Midland-based Charles J. Strosacker Foundation recently provided $250,000 toward the renovation of Albion College's Stockwell Memorial Library, part of which will become the new John S. Ludington Career and Internship Center.
Weatherwax Foundation Signs On to Albion College Library Campaign
Albion College's approach to teaching and learning has attracted attention from the Weatherwax Foundation of Jackson, Mich., which recently made a $250,000 gift in support of the renovation of the College's Stockwell Memorial Library. Reimagined as a 21st-century learning center, Stockwell will be transformed by expansive new digital collections, high-tech classrooms, powerful research technology, and spaces and services that foster personal, professional, and collaborative scholarship.
Tree Lighting Features Photos with Santa
Free photos with Santa, a holiday sing-along and lighting of the Albion College Quadrangle are all part of the College's annual Tree Lighting, set this year for Wednesday, December 5. Photo ops with Santa begin at 5 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center, and the lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
An Albion College photographer will be on hand for everyone wishing for a photo with Santa, which will be available for free download via Albion College's flickr.com account. People may also take their own photos of Santa.
The tree lighting will include remarks from President Donna Randall, Chaplain Dan McQuown, students who celebrate Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, and musical selections with a sing-along.
This event is free and open to the entire Albion community. For more information, contact Albion College's Office of Alumni Engagement,
, or 517/629-0448.
Albion Men's Basketball to Visit NCAA Division I Oakland University
After starting the 2012-13 academic year with a memorable Italian tour, the Albion College men's basketball team is gearing up for another noteworthy experience: a November 9, 7:30 p.m. exhibition at Oakland University, an NCAA Division I opponent that has twice qualified for the NCAA tournament in the last three years. The game counts as the season opener for Oakland.
"It will be a fantastic experience for our guys," said Britons head coach Jody May, whose squad returns eight players with starting-lineup action under their belts. "It is the opening game for them and an exhibition for us. We're treating it like a game as it will provide great preparation for our season. Oakland is a strong program."
Albion, which finished last season 11-14 overall and 7-7 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play, will be taking the floor of the Athletics Center O'rena, a modern 3,000-seat facility that hosted its first game against Michigan State University in 1998. The venue has hosted five Big Ten Conference and four Southeastern Conference opponents, as well as teams from the Atlantic Coast and Big 12 conferences.
Tickets for the game can be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the O'rena box office. See Oakland's sports web site for information. Please note that the Albion-Oakland men's matchup scheduled for 7:30 p.m. immediately follows a 5 p.m. Oakland women's contest vs. George Mason University. One ticket serves as admission to both games.