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Jason Moritz: Education's Man Behind the Scenes

Jason Moritz, certification officer, Albion College Education Department
"For the anniversary edition [of Gladiator on DVD] I pulled some images of costumes and I ended up with a 'Special Thanks,'" says Jason Moritz about his only film credit. That was long ago and far away for Moritz, who after six years as a movie studio archivist and librarian has marked 10 years at Albion College as the Education Department's teaching-certification officer, serving as the department's liaison with the state of Michigan.

For Aspiring Teachers, Albion's Maymester Proves Learning Goes Beyond Books

 Albion College's Boundary Crossing Maymester program is in its 11th year.
Albion College's Maymester education program, formally called Boundary Crossings and now in its 11th year, features 18 juniors and seniors who want to pursue a career in the classroom. It is under the guidance of associate professor Suellyn Henke and Karen Hoaglin, liaison for the Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Education. For many, it's an eye-opening experience that provides the first opportunity to see what it's truly like to teach a class.

Education Department Welcomes Filmmaker Andrew Cohn as Visiting Scholar

Andrew Cohn
Emmy Award-winning documentarian Andrew Cohn (left) will screen his latest work, Night School, on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Bohm Theatre. Preceding that is a Monday, March 20, 5 p.m. open house at the Ludington Center, discussions with Albion College classes and much more as part of multiday stay.

Albion College Celebrates the Life of Professor Emerita Nancy Held

Nancy Held
Emerita professor of education Nancy Held passed away February 4 at Providence Hospital in Novi at the age of 84. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel.

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