As Albion—the City and the College—awaits word from the National Endowment for the Arts on its Big Read grant application, centered around the classic young-adult fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea, an English class’ journey is a tale all its own.
Centered on Community
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Lined up among rows of tables in the Kellogg Center's Gerstacker Commons, hairnets securely fastened, more than 80 students packed 10,000 meals last Saturday for the Albion College Student Volunteer Bureau's Kids Against Hunger effort. The meals, each of which packs a day's worth of nutrition, will be distributed locally and sent to Sierra Leone to help meet increased food-supply needs in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.
As executive director of the College and Career Access Center (CCAC) of Jackson, Nancy Peters-Lewis, '96, connects with students and families throughout the community, providing them resources for college and career planning as well as for scholarships and financial aid. On March 19, CCAC organized a Kids2College event that saw more than 230 Jackson eighth graders visit Albion College and get an extended early look at what it means to be a college student.
The Albion College community gathered in the Kellogg Center living room on Monday, March 23, to celebrate exactly 180 years since the institution's establishment, which became official with the signature of Michigan Territorial Governor Stevens T. Mason in 1835. President Mauri Ditzler cut the first piece of the "birthday cake," kicking off five days of Philanthropy Week activities.
On March 18, Albion College Professor of History Wes Dick met with Albion Community School students and members of Sisters Influencing Society, a local mentoring program. Dick spoke with the group about Selma—the events of 50 years ago, the recent anniversary march, and more—in advance of the students' trip to the Bohm Theatre to watch the Oscar-nominated film Selma.
Josh Cassada, '95, part of NASA's eight-member astronaut candidate class of 2013, describes his training experience to date in a recent video feature the space agency released on YouTube.
- Albion Partners in Hybrid Learning Project Funded by Teagle Foundation
- Take 6 to Bring World-Class Vocals to Albion
- Fulbright Recipient Saltzman Departs for South Korea
- Steavenson, '15, Pursues Paris for Next Chapter
- As First Tunnicliff Fellow, Utrata, '15, Studies Sustainability in South Africa
- Albion College Celebrates Women's History Month
- Accounting Students Stalk 'Crooks' to Study Tax Fraud, ID Theft
- Championship Anniversary Football Video Wins Award
- In Nicaragua, Brugnoni, '17, Gains Perspective Through Service
- Albion College, Indiana University Formalize Law School Initiative