Army Veteran Brings War Poetry to Albion's 2014 Common Reading Experience
The Iraq war is powerfully captured through the eyes of a soldier in "Here, Bullet," a collection of poems written by U.S. Army veteran Brian Turner. Turner will discuss his work and his experiences in two presentations at Albion College on Thursday, September 4. Turner will discuss "Here, Bullet" at 1 p.m. in the College's Goodrich Chapel. At 7:30 p.m. in the Science Complex Towsley Hall, Turner will present "My Life as a Foreign Country."
Albion Well Represented in Canoe/Kayak Collegiate National Championships
Albion College was well represented in the American Canoe Association's Canoe/Kayak Collegiate National Championships. The Britons finished second in the women's team standings, while Matthew Diehl scored enough points to pull Albion up to third in the men's standings.
Faculty, Staff Celebrate Wellness, Weight Loss with Dedicated Facility
Albion College faculty and staff are celebrating the loss of inches and pounds as well as newfound energy and focus as the campus community has embraced wellness at a campus location developed solely for them. Under the direction of Director of Campus Wellness Tom Johnson, the Depot is frequented by 20 faculty and staff members who take part in a wide variety of physical activity.
AZD Annual Turkey Trot Supports Autism Awareness
With fall right around the corner, Albion College’s Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD) sorority is busy organizing this year’s 11th Annual Turkey Trot to support Autism Speaks. The event, which offers many activities and chances for the whole family to get involved, will take place on Sunday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Albion's Victory Park.
On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the 5k Run/Walk starts at 11:30 a.m. Walkers, strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons are welcome. There will also be a 100M Champions' Fun Run. This Fun Run is an honorary run for those individuals who have been directly affected by an autism spectrum disorder but not limited by it. There will be a craft station which will include crafts for all ages.
The 5K Run/Walk awards will be presented to the overall male and female and to the top male and female finishers in nine age groups, ranging from 12 & Under to 60 & Over.
Pre-registration is available for only $8 ($12 includes a shirt). Deadline for pre-registration is October 1. Race day registration will be available for $10, or $15 with a shirt as supplies last.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and funding research for preventing and treatment. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States every year. More children are diagnosed with autism each year than juvenile diabetes, AIDS or cancer, combined.
For questions about the Turkey Trot or to register, please feel free to contact Rachel Gates at