Holocaust Remembrance Day: Personalizing History for First-Years

Students from history professor Wes Dick's Albion & the American Dream First-Year Seminar with Holocaust survivor Sylvia Rozines.
In 2005, the United Nations declared January 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945 by the Soviet army. Here, Albion history professor Wes Dick recaps a November visit by his First-Year Seminar students to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

A Future Sundance? Albion Film Festival Seeks Niche in Community

Albion College sophomores Lucas Lusk, Grant Smith and Taylor Karns (left to right), all members of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

Last spring, in looking for a new and different way to fulfill a Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program assignment, three friends decided to try their hand at forming a film festival that would highlight College and community short films. Now, the second annual Albion Film Festival will be held Tuesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. at the Bohm Theatre.

Skot Welch, '90, Says Belonging Takes Work in MLK Day of Dialogue Keynote

Skot Welch, '90
A different take on community set a fitting tone for nearly 200 participants in Albion College's third annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Dialogue and Service, held January 15. Several athletic teams and student clubs gave up their last late morning of winter break for an inspiring keynote by Skot Welch, '90, an internationally recognized consultant and facilitator for organizational diversity initiatives. Following his remarks, attendees engaged in small-group dialogues and participated in service projects.

College Explores New Academic Collaborations Through Sister City Link

Robinson Hall, Albion College
A three-person delegation from the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), located near the City of Albion's Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France, visited Albion College earlier this week to discuss the possibility of expanding educational and cultural opportunities between the two institutions. "There's quite a lot of potential here," said one of the officials.

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