A cache of photographic negatives, overlooked for almost a century, was brought to light this summer by Audrey DeGroot, '16. Learning two historic printing techniques, DeGroot produced a gallery exhibit that will be on display in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center on Thursday, July 17, and then at Albion's Gardner House Museum through the 2014-15 academic year.
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.
Albion College’s Facilities Operations staff has set an ambitious schedule for construction projects this summer. The most visible project, the construction of a boulevard on Hannah Street, and the repaving of sections of Mingo, Perry, and Ingham streets, started the last week of June. On the quad, the entrances to Kresge Gymnasium and Olin Hall are receiving upgrades, and the quad area in front of Kresge is being elevated.
"Teaching lacrosse was a great way to teach English," said Victoria Della Pia, '16, one of four education students who recently did an international practicum in Costa Rica. "Through acting out the lacrosse terms, the students began to understand the English verbs and words. It was a great and fun way to teach two new ideas."
Battlefields, cemeteries, monuments, and museums provided a profound field trip for students in history professor Chris Hagerman’s class "We Are Making a World: Trauma and Cultural Change on the Western Front, 1914-18." The class, part of Albion’s Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, recently visited France and Belgium and explored the very sites they had studied on campus using historical maps, diaries, letters, literary memoirs, poetry, paintings, photography, and film.
Religious studies professor Jocelyn McWhirter brings new insights to some of the Bible's most studied texts with her new book, Rejected Prophets: Jesus and His Witnesses in Luke-Acts. Her argument that the author of Luke and Acts portrays Jesus and other New Testament figures as prophets leads to some intriguing conclusions about the writer's identity and intent.
"Those of us of age in 1964," writes the Albion College history professor, "remember when we heard the news that three civil rights workers—Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman—had gone missing as Freedom Summer was just under way. June 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the shocking news."
- Donna Randall to Lead Cancer Prevention Institute of California
- E&M Professor Emeritus Dan Christiansen Reflects on Career
- New Pre-Health Maymester Gives Students Valuable Experience
- Albion College Joins Kalamazoo Promise Group of Eligible Schools
- Wilson, '77, and Strite, '14, to Join College Board of Trustees
- Chicago Center Internships Prove Valuable for Two Britons
- History Faculty Reflect on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day
- Albion SID Bobby Lee Recognized for Writing by MIAA
- Albion Mourns Passing of Tom Taylor, '58
- History's Geoff Cocks Adds Insight to ESPN World Cup Documentary