Sleight Leadership Fellows Program in Detroit
1/11 - 1/15/2011 The Sleight Leadership Fellows Program headed east this year for "Leadership and the Re-emergence of Detroit." This program provides an intense leadership skills enhancement experience for Albion College sophomores. It consists of a five-day, in-residence program that immerses students in cutting edge leadership models and experiences through classwork, hands-on learning, and small work-group projects. The Sleight Program provides a curricular component to leadership training at Albion College with specific intent of enhancing personal skills. The benefit, however, reaches beyond the participants as Sleight Fellows share their skills with peers, both in and out of the classroom. The theme of the Sleight Leadership Fellows Program reflects a different topic each year.
Ford Career Night: Serving the People
3/16/2011 Representatives from law schools, health professional schools, seminaries and non-profits were on hand for the My Future Career Night program at Albion College. They met with students in Upper Baldwin to talk about career and education opportunities in these fields. Students could also learn about preparing for the Kaplan test while they networked with those in the areas of their interest. This event was sponsored by the Ford Institute and Career and Internship Center.
Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
3/22/2011 The Ford Institute sponsored the campus-wide panel discussion "Japan in the Wake of an Earthquake and Tsunami." The panel consisted of Drs. Dyron Dabney and Andrew Grossman from Political Science, Dr. Kotaro Yoshida from Economics and Management, Dr. Midori Yoshii from International Studies, and Dr. Douglas White from the Center for Sustainability and the Environment. They discussed the events, the aftermath and the future ramifications of this devastating
disaster. A question-and-answer session followed. (Image courtesy of
The State Department Comes to Campus Again
2/21/2011 Each year, Tim Sears of the U.S. Department of State visits campus and speaks with Ford students about his career. This year he also covered available careers, internships, and education opportunities during small group meetings. Tim has over 25 years of experience as a U.S. Foreign Services Officer and currently serves as the Senior Course Manager of the Foreign Service Institute at the State Department. He was born in Albion and visited as part of the State Department's Hometown Diplomats program.