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Department Faculty, Students Honored at 2015 Honors Convocation

Wes Dick recognized at the 2105 Honors Convocation.
Wes Dick was recognized at Albion College's 2015 Honors Convocation with the United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award. This honor is given annually at each Methodist-affiliated college, to a teacher who recognizes excellence in teaching, civility and concern for students and colleagues, commitment to value-center education, and service to students, the institution and the community.

Wes Dick on Transforming Holland Park

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The History Professor Describes the Significance of an Upcoming City Renovation Project

Dr. Wesley Dick (left), longtime Albion College professor of U.S. history, Albion resident, and one of several key forces behind the recently awarded grants slated for Holland Park improvements, offers a commentary that frames the transformation effort within a larger historical context.

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2015 Coy James Lecture: Clark 'Bucky' Halker and the '1913 Massacre'

Clark "Bucky" Halker
The film 1913 Massacre brings back some hidden Michigan history on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in Albion’s recently restored Bohm Theatre. The tragedy inspired a Woody Guthrie song, which will be performed by musician-historian Clark “Bucky” Halker (left), who will simultaneously present Albion College's 2015 Coy James Memorial Lecture.

Horstman Researches Belief in 'Thoughtful' Look at Christianity

History professor emeritus Allen Horstman
"You don't have to check your brain at the door when you go to church," says history professor emeritus Allen Horstman of his most recent work: explaining controversial and contradictory parts of the Bible. Using ancient texts and contemporary scholarship in fields as diverse as history, anthropology, psychology, and political science, Horstman compiled research and reflection into 498 pages of Christianity: A Guide for the Thoughtful (Skeptic or Believer).

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