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
An E-form (four part form available through central stores) is necessary to schedule a 12 or 15 passenger van. The following information must appear on the E-form: account number for charges, group/class name, contact person and their extension, number of vans needed, purpose of trip, destination, date(s) and time van is needed, name(s) of approved driver(s), and signature(s) of approval.
Residential Life must approve requests for Residential Life functions. CPO must approve requests for student groups/organizations. Requests for First Year Experience must be approved by Drew Dunham, Registrar's Office. Albion College motor pool 12 and 15 passenger vans are to be used only for College-related business, the Business Office must approve any exception before vehicles can be scheduled. Per the PET AND OTHER ANIMAL policy for Albion College, animals (with the exception of service animals) are not to be transported in motor pool vehicles.
It is the responsibility of the department/group/organization to find approved drivers. Albion College staff and student driver names must appear on the "Approved Driver List" to drive a motor pool 12 or 15 passenger van. The process for applying to become an approved driver is now electronic, and is described below:
Once completed, this information is e-mailed to Campus Safety and Alert Driving. Campus Safety will begin the process of obtaining your driving record, in accordance with College policy.
You will receive an email from Alert Driving with URL and password to log on to take your test. You must complete the online training within 14 days of receiving this email.
Upon your successful completion of the online training, print your completion certificate and contact the Campus Safety office to schedule your driving test. Driving tests are conducted on Thursdays. To schedule a test, call x0213 and ask for Carl Field, or e-mail . (Tests may be administered on days other than Thursday under special circumstances.)
Campus Safety will notify you confirming your authorization to drive a College van. NOTE: Obtaining driving records can take four to six weeks.
The charge for using a 12 or 15 passenger van is currently $.40/mile. The per mile charge includes gas. If you are travelling a distance you will be provided with gas cards to use. Please place gas slips in the envelope with the checklist and keys.
Changes And Cancellations
Please notify us of any changes in dates or numbers of vehicles needed so we can check on availability. Please notify us of any cancellations ASAP. If the cancellation policy is abused you may be charged $25/vehicle reserved.
Key Pick Up
Keys can be signed out by the approved driver Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Facilities Building. Keys for weekend travel need to be signed out on Friday; HOWEVER, you must not take the vehicle until the date and time scheduled.
Groups traveling overnight must provide Campus Safety with the following information PRIOR to departure:
names and emergency contact information for each person traveling
detailed itinerary (including accommodations and cell phone numbers)
signed release form for each person traveling in the van
If you are traveling with luggage, no more than 12 people can be transported in a van.
12 And 15 Passenger Van Pick Up And Drop Off
Monday through Friday all vehicles are ready by 9 a.m. on the day they are reserved for. If you need the vehicle(s) before 9 a.m., let us know so arrangements can be made to have it ready.
When you sign out the keys you will be given an envelope with the key(s) and checklist(s). Please remember to check the gas gauge prior to leaving town.
When you return the vehicle(s), completely fill out the check list(s). It serves as a reminder to clean out loose trash and personal items and to secure the vehicle(s). A garbage can is located next to the gas pump for trash, if excessive trash or other items are left in the vehicle you may be charged $25 cleaning fee. We are not responsible for any items left in the vehicle. On the checklist there is a section to report any damage to the vehicle while in your possession (even vandalism). List any mechanical concerns in the comment section. The envelope containing the completed checklist, keys and gas cards (if applicable) should be placed in the drop box next to the Central Receiving door on the west end of the building. DO NOT leave van keys in the van.
**If you were in an accident completely fill out an accident report (in the glove box with the insurance and registration information and emergency contact information). Attach a copy of the police report (or the officer's card with the department's phone number), and turn it in with the keys. We will contact the insurance company to file a claim if necessary.
Emergency Numbers And Accident Procedures
This information is also in the glove box with the insurance information. If you have a motor pool emergency Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., call: 517/629-0260 Laura McDowell, if you get voice mail, hang up and call 517/629-0230 Facilities Office.
After 5 p.m. and on the weekends, call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 and let them know you have a motor pool emergency. They will contact the Facilities Supervisor on call. Make sure to leave your location, nature of the problem, and contact number with the Campus Safety dispatcher.
If you spend cash, or charge minor repairs to a personal card, make sure to save all receipts so we can reimburse expenses.
In the event that a College van is involved in an accident, the driver is responsible for ensuring that the steps listed below are taken:
Contact the appropriate law enforcement agency, so that a police report may be completed.
Contact Campus Safety at 517/629-5610 and advise the dispatcher of the accident.
Notify Campus Safety of injured passengers and the hospital to which they are being transported.
In the event that the vehicle is not driveable, Campus Safety will contact Facilities Operations to coordinate the disposition of the vehicle, the arrangement of alternate transportation and other necessary assistance for those on the trip as needed.
Upon return to campus, notify Campus Services and Business Office of the accident, to include date, location, and police report number for the incident.
Students: It is your responsibility to “submit your time for approval” by the specified date each pay period. Not verifying your time entry will delay the processing of your pay check until the next scheduled pay date.
Supervisors: You must approve all time sheets by the stated date to ensure that your student employees are paid on the scheduled pay date.
Check Delivery: During the Academic year, student pay checks are delivered to your Kellogg Center post office box by 10:30 a.m. on the pay date shown above
Direct Deposit: Students are expected to participate in the direct deposit option for receiving their pay. A significant benefit of this program is the flexibility of not having to be on campus on pay day, particularly helpful for pay days that fall at the end of semesters and/or during breaks.
**For the dates indicated above. Your pay check will be mailed to your permanent Mailing Address on record with the College. To have your check sent to your KC box or otherwise held for you the student must contact Human Resources in writing (email preferred to ) prior to leaving campus and prior to the actual pay date. If a student wants his or her pay check mailed to an address other than the mailing address on record the student must submit a self-addressed envelope and present his or her student ID at the time of delivery of the self-addressed envelope to Human Resources.
If you have any questions, please call Angie Konkle in the Student Payroll/Human Resources Office (x-0203).
The student-only fitness center, located in the Washington Gardner school gymnasium on Michigan Avenue, was developed with general student fitness in mind. The Center measures 4,500 square feet and includes spin and recumbent bikes, elliptical trainers, and treadmills for cardiovascular activities as well as plate-loaded machines and equipment for weightlifting.
Fitness Center entrance is located on N. Berrien St.
Note: In order to work, you must be deemed eligible to work on campus by Student Employment. If you have held any other campus job you are all set. If you have never worked on campus before, you should complete the student employment registration process now. For more information on how to register for student employment please visit the Student Employment web site at: http://www.albion.edu/hr/student-employment
Albion College understands student employees are students first and employees second. Students are expected to meet their commitments to the employment arrangement, arriving on time, completing work during scheduled hours and otherwise acting with dignity and respect for supervisors, staff, other students and other members of the College Community.
Albion College does not tolerate discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. Complaints should be referred immediately to the attention of the employee’s supervisor, manager, department chairperson or directly to the Office of Human Resources, 629-0205.
Summer student positions are limited to 40 hour per work week for all campus jobs. The work week runs from Sunday through Saturday regardless of when a pay period begins or ends.
Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status 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
Eddy was born in the Netherlands and still currently resides there, but much of his early education with horses began in England, where he worked with hunters, ponies, show jumpers and military horses, and then in Germany where he studied at the Westfälische Reit un Fahrschule in Münster. After three years there, he completed his Bereiter exam in Warendorf. While in the Army, Eddy was stationed at the Dutch Royal stables in The Hague, where he met colonel Geza Von Hazslinkszky, whose instruction had a big influence on Eddy. (Sidenote: Past attendees of our Charles de Kunffy symposiums may recognize Geza's name from many of the model photos that Charles uses to describe the classical horsemen that have influenced his education as well!) During his years as an instructor at the dressage stables of Jan Nijland at Den Dolder in the Netherlands, Eddy had the opportunity to work up to the Grand Prix level with multiple horses. In 1979 he became the national Dutch champion in the Z-class with his horse Monarch, and in 1981 was the Dutch champion in the small tour classes with him as well. As an international dressage judge with the highest possible rating (FEI 5*), Eddy has been able to be a member of the ground jury for many prestigious events, including the FEI World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden, the FEI World Cup Dressage, and most recently the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Albion College is pleased to welcome Eddy de Wolff van Westerrode for the third time with the help of Dr. Rob van Wessum ("Equine All Sports Medicine" in Mason, MI), who has been bringing Eddy to Michigan for clinics the last few years. He will be in Albion to judge our Intercollegiate Dressage Assoc. show on April 1. Once the College show ends, we can squeeze in a few rides on Saturday, and then there will be time on Sunday for more lessons before he leaves early afternoon.
The symposium will be spent at the Albion College Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center. Riding will take place in the newly rebuilt and improved Randi C. Heathman indoor arena. There will be bleacher seating for auditors. Riders may choose to do a full 45-minute lesson, or they may choose to "ride-a-test" of the dressage test of their choice, which will be judged by Eddy and then followed by a shorter lesson.
This time only: Enjoy auditing at no cost (due to unique and limited schedule). Lunch is on your own.
Riders and horses of all levels and abilities are encouraged to sign up and will be accepted until spots are full.
$295 per 45 minute lesson
$15 optional videography service of your rides (includes DVD)
$30 overnight stabling in permanent 12' x 12' matted stall with automatic waterer, bedding, stall cleaning and feeding.
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
Albion has license agreements with numerous different software providers. These agreements vary in their size and scope. If you would like to request academic software or inquire on what we are currently licensed for, please contact .
ACIS is an acronym for Albion College Information System. Faculty use this site to post grades while students use it for course registration and checking grades. Students can view financial aid and account information using ACIS.
The Albion 1Card is the official identification card of Albion College. Issued to all members of the College Community, it is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient declining balance debit account - Briton Bucks - for making purchases on and around campus.
Office 2010 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac are available for all faculty and staff office machines. They are also available to students at no additional cost through our Microsoft Campus Agreement. Faculty and staff can download the current version of Microsoft Office under our work-at-home licensing agreement. It is available for download on our website at http://www.albion.edu/it/software/176-microsoft-officedownload
Wield the tool of technology! Albion College has numerous technologies available to aid professors with student learning and engagement including blog sites, online forums, lecture capture, and even mobile learning initiatives.
In IT, we love technology. But it is our opinion that professors are the ones who have the biggest impact. The technology we offer is simply the aide.
If you're interested in having an instructional technologist observe a session of your course and suggest technologies that aid your lessons and teaching style, fill out the form below.
Once your request is submitted, the Instructional Technologist will attend your course at their earliest convenience and schedule a follow-up meeting. Keep in mind, we're just there to see how technology works with your style.
Construction is set to begin in October for the new 72-room Courtyard Marriott hotel that will sit between, S. Superior, S. Clinton, W. Porter and W. Center streets.
The hotel will serve as the centerpiece for a downtown renaissance that the college is proud to share in.
Financed by Saginaw doctor Sam Shaheen, '88, it's believed the new hotel will help revitalize the downtown and provide a place for College parents, guests and visitors to stay during school events.
Shaheen said talks about a downtown hotel have been ongoing since 2010, but it was the impetus of College President Mauri Ditzler that finally moved the project off the drawing board.
"This is about family," Shaheen said at the May groundbreaking. "We believe in what this means to the City, the College and the citizens of Albion."
Jerry White, Albion's vice president of finance and administration, said the College has made a $4 million investment from the school's endowment. In addition, a $1 million Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant will be used to help fund the project. All told, the hotel will cost between $7-9 million and is slated for completion by fall/winter 2017.
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,
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