A significant six-figure gift from Gary Noble, '57, and his wife of 49 years, Peggy Noble, will refurbish and enhance Munger Place as part of a new student living-learning community. Originally built as a hotel in 1926, the building has been closed as a College-owned student residence for nearly two years due to structural issues. Scheduled to reopen in fall 2016, the building will house up to 55 students in groups of as many as 10 who will present a project plan as part of an application process.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
McKenzie Bueck, '17, a native of Avon Lakes, Ohio ("But I just tell people I'm from Cleveland"), has found in Albion College the place where she can live out her dream of travel and adventure and discovering as soon as possible what the world has in store for her. She spent two months this past summer in South Korea. As a first-year student she was in Cameroon, then in California as a member of the Albion women's lacrosse team, and after that, Costa Rica. "As you can see," she says, "I'm all over the place," she says.
Modern American Prints from the Albion College Collection is the latest in a series of books created from the History of Prints course developed by Art and Art History Department professors Bille Wickre and Anne McCauley. The pair, along with Jason Martin, '12, edited the book, which was released earlier this fall.
Psychology major Mikal McKoy, '16, a wide receiver on the Albion football team, is the subject of an October 30 in-depth video profile on NCAA.com, produced by Turner Sports. According to the piece, "When financial troubles forced Mikal McKoy to withdraw after his second semester from Albion College, he moved back home and went to work with an uncertain future. After the loss of a friend and soul-searching he made it back to become one of Albion's brightest Britons."
Among thousands of similar events worldwide, Albion's International Piano Festival stands out for its focus on beginning and intermediate young players. And this year the festival is even more distinctly "Albion." Its opening concert, on October 28, features four early graduates of music professor David Abbott and adjunct instructor Lia Jensen-Abbott's program.
This week, a small group of friends will raise a glass in celebration and anticipation. Then Ken Shenstone, '84, will take a wooden match from a 25-year-old box of matches and light a pile of wood that will bring a unique kiln to life. Then the fiery beast, 960 cubic feet in all, made up of more than 7,000 bricks and fed for the next 10 days by a nonstop supply of wood, will heat to over 2,400 degrees and eventually create the kind of ceramics you just can't find anywhere.
- Albion to Zombies: This Is 'Thriller'
- For Josh Cassada, '95, Homecoming Proves Truly Special
- Ferguson, '52, Former Albion Trustee and Acting President, Passes Away
- Ceramics Class Provides Trip Back to Industrial Revolution
- Restored King James Bible Ready for Its Unveiling
- October Is Magical with Albion's Big Read
- Herrick Theatre Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
- Szocinski, '16, Looks Back on Year of Mathematics in Budapest
- Road Trip Means Business Trip for Neal, '16
- Kneen, '16, Helps with Cleveland Clinic Cancer Research