Phishing occurs when someone attempts to use electronic communication such as email to fraudulently acquire confidential information such as your password by pretending to be a trusted person or part of a trusted group.
How does phishing work?
Phishing is a form of social engineering, the art of manipulating people into sharing confidential information or performing a desired action. Phishing attacks are commonly transmitted via email and social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
How will they encourage me to share my information?
Phishers typically present a plausible scenario and often take advantage of the recipient’s fear, greed or lust. They also often present a sense of urgency. Examples include messages that:
Tell you that your account was misused by you and will be disabled
Tell you that your account was compromised and will be disabled
Tell you that your Mailbox has reached its limit and will be disabled
What might the phisher ask for?
Account number, card number, PIN, access code
Personally identifiable information like your date of birth, Social Security number or address
Confidential information like student records, financial records or technical information
Signs of a potential phishing attack
If the communication you receive exhibits any of the following, it may be a phishing attack.
You are asked for confidential information
You are asked to visit a web page with a suspicious or unexpected address
You do not recognize the sender or the sender does not normally contact you
You recognize the sender, but the sender’s email address, alias or name spelling are unusual
You’re told something negative will occur if you don’t supply the requested information
The writing style is unusual
How to protect yourself
Ask yourself whether you should be sharing the information requested
If the supposed sender is someone or an organization known to you, contact them to discuss the request
Use a browser that alerts you when you attempt to visit known phishing websites
Before you click a link, inspect it
If unsure of a link’s authenticity, use a link you know or find the link via a search engine
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In a nutshell, what do you do?
I work in the Market Risk department which looks at Goldman's exposure to daily swings in the market. Within that department, I sit specifically in an infrastructure role that helps to streamline daily reporting.
Why do you love what you do?
After the 2008 economic crisis, a lot of emphasis has been put on risk management. It is nice to know that the work I am doing, is important to the company as a whole. I also love the big picture type of problem solving that I had the chance to work on to improve the efficiency of daily tasks.
How did Albion help you get there?
Albion gave me a lot of extracurricular opportunities along with a strong academic background.I think that was very important in teaching me time management, prioritization, and overall "project juggling." With such a small school, I have also had several chances to practice my communication skills including public speaking, interacting with groups, and writing.
For me, Albion…
…was a wonderful balance of academics and extracurriculars that have made me a well-rounded and educated student ready to enter the workforce. Getting involved is the best way to experience Albion.
Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment.
Albion College is historically related with the United Methodist Church, the modern form of the denomination that founded the College in 1835. Albion College focuses on Christian unity and understanding diversity within Christianity. There are many different Christian groups on campus. In addition, people from other religious backgrounds are equally included in spiritual life at Albion College. There is no preferential treatment; the College has a core commitment to supporting a spiritually diverse campus and promoting academic freedom.
Faculty Resolution on College-Church Relationship
The Faculty of Albion College recognizes the long history of social activism, service, support for education, and tradition of character formation in the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church, both past and present, is internally diverse. Its members and leadership advocate a range of different ethical and political positions. Albion's Faculty interprets the College's United Methodist affiliation in accord with this diversity.
Therefore, the College's affiliation does not imply exclusive faculty endorsement of United Methodist social teachings or theological doctrines as presented in the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Albion does not integrate the social teachings of the Book of Discipline into its curriculum or treat them as expectations concerning the behavior of students, faculty, or staff.
One example of the faculty's neutrality regarding internal disagreements of the United Methodist Church concerns the theology and ethics of sexual orientation. Albion is committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. In light of the diversity of opinion and ongoing discussions within United Methodism about the theology and ethics of homosexual practice, marriage, and ordination (represented by groups such as Reconciling Ministries Network), Albion's faculty does not endorse the teachings of the Book of Discipline on these matters. Instead, the faculty seeks to facilitate fruitful ongoing dialogue about them.
By vote of the faculty members of Albion College, March 2015
Statement of Purpose: The Global Diversity Theme Year focuses our attention on the interdependence of international, transnational, and local phenomena in order to understand how we shape and are shaped by systems and values. With experiences on and off campus, we deepen our understanding of our identities as responsible "global citizens" through our diversity and shared dependence on the natural environment.
Established by the GDTY Committee on April 13, 2012
Sexual Misconduct Involving Minors Reporting Procedure
All Regular Employees
Employees who witness or suspect sexual misconduct involving a minor are required to report such incidents as indicated below. Sexual misconduct includes the following:
Any sexual acts involving a minor.
The intentional exposing of genitals to a minor or forcing a minor to expose his/her genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Any intentional touching of a minor’s genital area, buttocks, breasts, or groin for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Forcing a minor to touch the genital area, buttocks, breasts, or groin of another for the purpose of sexual gratification.
Soliciting or requesting a minor to engage in sexual activity.
Intentionally exposing a minor to pornographic materials.
Employees who witness an incident of sexual misconduct involving a minor must immediately report the incident to either the Albion Department of Public Safety (911 from cell phone or off-campus phone) or the Office of Campus Safety (ext. 0911 or 517-629-1234).
Employees may also report suspicions of sexual misconduct to the following agencies:
Children’s Protective Services-call 855-444-3911—reports may be made confidentially or anonymously.
Albion Department of Public Safety-call 911 from a cell phone or non-campus phone.
Office of Campus Safety-ext. 0911 or 517-629-1234.
Employees should report any suspicions of sexual misconduct as soon as possible to their Department Head or to the Department Head’s supervisor as needed.
The Department Head must report the incident to the Division Head or to the President as needed.
Nothing in this procedure should be interpreted as discouraging or preventing employees from acting to stop an incident of sexual misconduct that is occurring, provided that such action does not endanger either his/her safety or the safety of the minor who is being subjected to the misconduct.
President’s Administrative Council reviewed/effective January 2013
Presidential Search Prospectus
Please click on the image below to read and download Albion College's presidential search prospectus document. The document is in PDF format.
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Social Media Editorial Guide
Albion College maintains a presence on most of the major social media platforms. These social channels allow us to spread news, engage our alumni, celebrate student success stories, promote athletic highlights, and share bits of campus life.
The key word is “share.” Social media is a conversation between Albion College and our audiences. And while new social media channels pop up and die off every year, the “sharing” philosophy remains the same.
The Office of Marketing and Communications manages the College’s presence on social media platforms by maintaining a posting calendar and keeping to an editorial strategy throughout the year. While one College employee may manage a particular channel, the entire department gives input and suggestions on what to promote at any time. Social media at Albion College is a team effort.
The Office of Marketing and Communications also works with other campus departments, such as Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, and academic departments, to help generate worthwhile content.
This editorial guide serves as our how-to manual on the College’s social media presences. The main social media channels are broken down into their own mini guides, and we lump the minor social media channels into one page.
Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France – City of Albion – Albion College
"The Sister City relationship informs our teaching, course design, faculty development, research and service. Sometimes we struggle to articulate the importance of the Sister City relationship to Albion College because it infuses virtually everything we do."
What began as a bilateral exercise between the City of Albion and the village of Noisy-le-Roi more than 15 years ago is now a true triangular relationship.
Albion and Noisy-le-Roi, located 15 miles west of Paris and a few minutes' drive from Versailles, formally became Sister Cities in 1997. (Bailly, an adjacent village, joined the partnership in 2010.) Over the first 10 years, in what was then a town-to-town collaboration, more than 500 Albion residents and students participated in youth and adult exchanges and internships in Noisy. Then in 2007, Albion College's new president, Donna Randall, and provost, Susan Conner, hosted "An Evening of French Food and Jazz" for the French delegation and members of the campus and Albion community. The seemingly small event proved to be a spark: It validated, coalesced and reinforced the often individual involvement of College faculty, staff and students. A year later, the College began its real journey as a partner in the Sister City relationship toward intentional internationalization and building friendships that underscore the collaboration.
The Sister City relationship has led to a number of collaborations. A few are highlighted below (click for more information):
A program in Sustainability Studies between Albion College and the University of Versailles at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) that includes a semester of study in France.
An international business plan development program between the College's Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and the Ecole Superieure de Vente (SdV) in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
An international practicum developed by Albion College's Education Department and the middle school in Noisy-le-Roi, in which Albion students go abroad for a week during winter break to observe students and teachers and make formal comparisons between the French and American systems of education.
Albion College's annual Piano Festival brings in the most talented young people from the environs of Paris to participate with students in south-central Michigan. And Albion fine and performing arts faculty have opportunities to exhibit and teach master classes in France.
Other opportunities have included faculty research for non-French specialists at the Bibliothèque nationale as well as student internships involving the restaurant business, organic farming, translating admissions materials, community service, and shadowing medical professionals.
Lessons Learned, and Looking Ahead
Small institutions have incredible opportunities to harness energies, enthusiasm, and bold ideas and dreams, and pair them with the "person power" that comes from relationships. Here, the City of Albion, the Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, and Albion College happen to share and treasure joint values, namely "the ability to function as well-informed citizens both locally and globally" and often "to go beyond our comfort zones."
At the core of it, relationships matter. Indeed, they are essential. They grow, and they enable growth. They sustain, they are substantive, and they are substantial. And, in the case of this enduring relationship, they cement bonds that are an ocean or a sea apart.
The following representatives would be happy to share more information on the Sister City relationship and upcoming collaborations between Albion, Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, and Albion College:
Albion College Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French 517/629-0335,
City of Albion Mary Slater 517/629-3550,
Sister City Committee web page
The Albion College Alumni/Donor Database (including Banner, Profiles, and Versa) contains biographic, contact, and gift/pledge information on College alumni, donors, parents, and friends. The Alumni/Donor database is maintained for purposes related to Institutional Advancement (IA) programs and is subject to IA policies and procedures.
College employees should divulge no address, telephone, or other information from the Alumni/Donor database to non-College persons, unless appropriate College administrators determine that disclosure is required by law. An IA employee who receives a request for the contact information of a specific individual should offer to call the individual in question and request permission to share his / her contact information with the requester.
In accordance with Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) standards, employees will:
Safeguard and respect donor and prospective donor information;
Honor the wishes of an individual and/or organizational constituent with regard to how directory information and/or giving history is used;
Record and keep only information relevant to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
Identify the source of retained information;
Safeguard prospective donor, donor, and other constituent lists compiled by the institution as the property of the institution; these lists may not be distributed or used for unauthorized purposes or for personal gain;
Make every effort to ensure that volunteers, vendors, and external entities with access to constituent information understand and agree to comply with the organization's confidentiality and public disclosure policies.
If staff members are found to violate any of these conditions of confidentiality as described above, Albion College considers that to be a dischargeable offense.
If you have questions concerning this confidentiality statement or anything else discussed concerning confidentiality, please contact your supervisor.
Appropriate Use of Information Agreement
Contact information for alumni, parents, and friends may be shared upon approval of a request for a particular use and can be utilized for a variety of reasons: sharing information and news, providing updates on activities and programs, extending invitations to events, distributing surveys, etc. Requested information cannot be used to solicit donations.
Approval of the content will be handled through the process outlined above. Requests for information from IA must come only from individuals authorized to secure such information. The Assistant Director of Advancement Services approves all request forms.
Disclosure of this information to unauthorized parties could violate the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). All information received must only be used for the sole purpose stated in this information request and then destroyed in a secure manner. Data should never be used for communication pieces that are not previously approved.
Data will be provided in Excel spreadsheet format and sent only to the requester's Albion College email address (if the requester is a faculty or staff member). All provided data have a 30-day expiration. If more than 30 days have passed since that data were provided, the requester should destroy the provided data and request a refresh.
In exchange for this information, it is expected that any and all updates to constituent contact information will be shared with IA so that the Alumni/Donor Database can reflect the new information. Requesters are asked to forward any updates regarding these data to:
Contact Ellen Yoakam, Assistant Director of Advancement Services, (x0347,
) with questions.
Statement of Consequences
Campus constituents who violate any part of the above agreement are subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the President's Office.
Please complete the form below to have your request processed.
You Are Invited!
April 9, 2015 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Albion College will be sponsoring a Wellness Fair to cap off the Year of Wellness. This year's fair will take place Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 10 a.m - 2 p.m. in Upper Baldwin. Our goal is to have over 50 vendors representing all seven aspects of wellness, in addition to tables with information about physical, intellectual, financial, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental wellness. We can all work on maximizing our potential to be the best we can be.
Partial List of the Vendors: Oaklawn Hospital, Allegiance Hospital, Peer Educators Student Farm, Bon Appetite Weight Watchers, ABBS, AGBAY, Academic Skill Center, Ford Institute, Gerstacker Institute, First Merit Bank, Educational Credit Union, and many more.
Another goal is to have over 1,000 participants from the campus community (faculty, staff and students) attending. We need your help encouraging all faculty, staff and students to attend.
We hope to have many give-a-ways for the lucky people who visit the information tables.
Additionally, we plan to have some basic assessments (blood pressure, BMI, % body fat, heart rate, etc.) on-site so that people can get some immediate feedback about their state of health.
If you have questions please e-mail Melissa Walton
or Tom Johnson
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Director of Business and Auxiliary Services
Senior Finance Analyst