Albion College issued several updates to the College community—through e-mails and automated telephone messages and on Albion.edu and social media—shortly after and in the days following the thunderstorm of September 11 that caused property damage in many parts of the City of Albion.
Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
It was a win-win all around as Albion residents showed up in force to celebrate the College's Community Day. While a big focus was the first night football game (and first win under the lights) at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium, the community also scored big, donating nearly 700 pounds of food for Albion's Food Bank.
Carrie Booth Walling, assistant professor of political science, authored an op-ed piece in the Sept. 10 Detroit Free Press in advance of President Obama's evening address to the nation regarding the situation in Syria. She also provided her analysis on two area TV news programs—on WWMT (channel 3, Kalamazoo) and WLNS (channel 6, Lansing)—before and after the president spoke.
A $500,000 gift has given new impetus to Albion College’s fund drive for Phase II of the planned improvements in its outdoor athletic facilities, expected to cost $3 million. The gift, which came in August from anonymous donors, will support the construction of a new soccer/lacrosse complex.
An airline CEO, the founder of a camp for children with serious health issues and President Obama’s campaign finance manager are among Albion College’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. The awardees will be honored Friday, October 11, as part of Albion’s Homecoming Weekend festivities.
Albion junior biology major Ashley Glenn spent the summer working to improve living conditions in an economically challenged part of Fayette County, W.Va., as a staffer for the Appalachia Service Project. “The problem is that I can't explain the magnitude of the poverty,” Glenn says. “By the end of the workday I was so emotionally drained from seeing all the problems that we needed to solve, that these families and children have been living [with] their whole lives.”
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