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.”
Analysis of a presidency and a walk down memory lane combined for a uniquely enlightening evening as Susan Ford Bales presented the 2013 Stoffer Lecture. The youngest child and only daughter of President Gerald R. Ford gave a heartfelt presentation and some thoughtful history to the hundreds of Albion College students, faculty, staff and community members gathered for the College's Opening Convocation.
The greater Albion community enjoyed a sunny and tasty introduction to Albion College's 2013-2014 Year of Sustainability with the College Farmers' Market on Thursday, August 29. Held on Hannah Street between East Cass and East Erie streets, local vendors offered a variety of fresh produce, meats, honey, and non-food goods and crafts.
Albion students regularly use a wide range of spiritual spaces on campus; now, they have a new home base as well. Journey House, at 1000 E. Porter St., is the new home of the Chaplain, Community Service and Intercultural Affairs offices, and welcomed the campus community during an Aug. 27 open house.
"My shoes melted; I don't think they were necessarily made for lava hiking," said Hannah Pankratz, '14, recalling an unexpected event during this summer's Regional Geology class field trip to Hawaii. The class was studying lava flow in Volcanoes National Park, a highlight of the trip.
Haley Gitre, a Dean's List student who has achieved distinction on the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Academic Honor Roll three times during her career with the Albion volleyball team, was rewarded for her academic efforts this summer through her internship in Jared Shaw’s lab at the University of California Davis. Gitre's internship was sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
- Frandsen Accepts Presidential Charge in Recognition Ceremony
- Puzzles in Polymers: Joe Thomas, '14, at BASF
- Lower Baldwin Reopens, Ready for Students
- Isaac, '48, Remembered as Legend, Mentor
- Susan Ford Bales to Present Albion College Stoffer Lecture
- Psychology Professor Christopher Wins National Award
- Albion Featured in The Princeton Review's 'Best 378 Colleges'
- Wall Street Summer: Waldron, '14, Interns with Goldman Sachs
- Havens, '12, Sets Course for Ocean Adventure
- Albion Duo Launch Music Careers