With numerous events designed to inspire and inform, Albion College is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. Unless otherwise specified, these events are free and open to the public. For questions and additional information please call 517/629-0501.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Miriam Brysk hasn’t been an artist all her life. In fact, if it wasn’t for her first career as a scientist, her digitally constructed works portraying old photographs in powerfully poignant ways—combining narrative realism and expressionism—may not have materialized. Even more so, however, her transition from successful professor to successful artist required revisiting and re-embracing her early childhood—in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust. Her exhibition Scrolls of Remembrance runs through February 17 in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center's Munro Gallery.
Nine years ago, longtime California resident and dedicated 1950 alumnus Wendell Will decided to establish the Wendell Will, ’50, Out-of-Great Lakes Endowed Scholarship, aimed at making Albion’s student body more geographically diverse. Recently, Will increased his gift to the endowment, and its principal now stands at more than $1 million.
"The efforts led by Albion City Council Member Lenn Reid to transform Holland Park, the FireKeepers and Community Foundation grants for playground restoration, and the timely Albion visit of Ruth Holland Scott, daughter of Robert Holland, Sr., contribute to Albion's revitalization and provide an opportunity for all of its citizens to better understand their history," writes the Albion resident and College history professor.
The fall semester technically ended in December, but for approximately 30 students, their first batch of Albion College coursework concluded in early January with a field trip to Hawai'i. The 10-day experience capped a pair of First-Year Seminars: Mountains and Oceans, taught by associate professor of geology Carrie Menold, and Mauka and Makai, taught by associate professor of education Suellyn Henke. From leis to lava flows, volleyball student-athletes Lauren Ferguson and Rachel Spencer shared thoughts about their journey.
A spirit of collaboration, shared history, and common purpose made the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation a true Community Celebration Tuesday, January 27, as Albion community members and Albion College students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in the Bohm Theatre, filling the recently reopened downtown venue to capacity, and then some. Albion native and Rochester, New York, civic leader Dr. Ruth Holland Scott, '56, presented a thoughtful and unique view of both the past and the future of the civil rights movement.
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- Albion Athletics Earns National Recognition for Community Service
- Albion College Names Robert Anderson VP for Alumni Relations and Development
- Sanders, '15, Wraps Undergraduate Research Career at Oak Ridge
- A Year in Review: Albion College 2014
- Bond, '10, Reflects on Impactful Nepal Trip
- Shaheen, '88, Proposes Downtown Hotel to Albion City Council
- Kirsch, '12, Markets Health Care in Africa Through Medical Start-up
- Intern, E&M Class Give Boost to New Albion Food Hub
- Albion's Perfect Season, Now for All Time