Even autumn had a good time as the Albion College Student Farm dedicated its new hoop house October 27. The crowd included the family of Linda and Rich Baird, '78, who presented the Good Soil Growhouse in honor of daughter Jessie Baird, '11, one of the Student Farm founders.
It's not a news flash, say Albion physics professor Nicolle Zellner and anthropology professor Brad Chase: the world will not end on December 21, 2012. The pair recently teamed up for a public presentation of how research and science make the case for December 22, this year and years to come.
Professor of sociology Len Berkey distinctly remembers where his career path started, at a community pool in Washington, Pennsylvania. "I was 15 years old, sitting with some friends and looking at girls," he recalls. "There were hundreds of people, and suddenly everyone got out of the pool when three little African-American kids came to swim. That left a mark—I just had to figure this out and do something about it. It's driven me my whole career."
The Albion College Music Department proudly presents its beloved Lessons and Carols program, on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.
This year’s program is under the direction of Albion College alumnus Dr. Clayton Parr, '80.
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was designed by Archbishop E. W. Benson for use in the cathedral at Truro, England. The first formal event was held there on Christmas Eve, 1880. The service was later modified for use in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918 by the Very Reverend Eric Milner-White, who was Dean of the Chapel at that time. The late David L. Strickler introduced the service to Albion College in 1966. It has been a cherished tradition ever since.
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.
Next fall, Albion College students will have an entirely new dining experience in Baldwin Hall, thanks to renovations slated to begin in March 2013.
"We intend to make Lower Baldwin Dining Hall a distinctive, restaurant-quality destination that's attractive to the entire campus community," said Todd Tekiele, the College's director of auxiliary services. "Enhancing the dining experience for our students is the primary goal."
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