Monday, October 05, 2015
In the insular and technical world of book restoration, there was only one word to describe what kind of shape the Albion College copy of the historic King James Bible was in. “Terrible; it was so damaged” said book conservator Marieka Kaye. “It was in the saddest shape imaginable,” said College archivist Justin Seidler. But in the Tuesday, October 6 Schleg Lecture, Kaye will unveil a restoration project few people, save for Kaye, thought was possible.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Albion—the College, the City and the surrounding community—will celebrate The Big Read throughout October. In addition to a number of book discussions on Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea, community businesses and groups are sponsoring events and activities related to The Big Read themes of community dialogue and youth empowerment.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Opened in 1975, The Ray Herrick Center for Speech and Theatre was "one of the reasons I was happy to come here," says professor emeritus Royal Ward. "The whole building was pretty state of the art," and having a main theatre and a black box "was fairly new back then." The venerable place still has plenty of life left in it and celebrates its 40th anniversary with its first production of the season, Shakespeare in Hollywood (left), running Thursday through Sunday, October 1-4.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
"Hungarians generally don't own clothes dryers, and the currency is different; 250 florints is one dollar," says Tim Szocinski, '16. "But I don't think Budapest is too much different from cities in the U.S. I wouldn't know for sure because I never lived in a big city before." Given his reason for being in Hungary—studying pure mathematics through an international program at McDaniel College in Budapest—Szocinski's easygoing approach to what many might see as stressful isn't surprising.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Dylan Neal, a senior on the Albion men's lacrosse team, learned that sports isn't the only way to tour the country. Though his summer internship with Cotswold Industries, a leader in technical textiles, lasted only three and a half weeks, Neal tackled a marketing project in New York, learned about the manufacturing supply chain in South Carolina, and job-shadowed a sales-and-trade-show assignment in San Francisco.
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Monday, September 28, 2015
"I'm very involved in Relay for Life at Albion and raising cancer awareness is very important to me," says Kassy Kneen, '16. For a lot of students, this level of effort in the fight against cancer is all they can do. Kneen, however, spent this past summer in one of the country's premier research centers, the Cleveland Clinic, helping to expand scientific understanding of cancer in order to combat it.