New AAUW Student Organization Set for Impactful Year

Albion College AAUW students in Washington, D.C., June 2017
Earlier this summer, 12 Albion College students and two staff members attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland, College Park. The conference, organized by the national office of the American Association of University Women, has a legacy of more than 30 years and annual attendance of about 1,000 participants from around the country and world.

Annorat, '19, Mentors Youth in Advance of Albion's Big Read

Richard Annorat, Albion College Class of 2019
Instead of heading to his Naples, Fla., home for the summer, Richard Annorat, '19, volunteered with Albion's Big Read program, mentoring local eighth-through-10th-graders who will serve as student leaders this October as the community celebrates the joy of reading through discussions of Charles Portis' 1968 novel True Grit. "I love reading and how it gives you the opportunity to put yourself in someone else's shoes," said Annorat, a psychology and English double major who is also a member of the Briton football and track and field teams. "Putting my interests of working with children and reading together made Albion's Big Read the perfect opportunity."

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Strosacker Foundation Provides Major Support to Student-Athlete Experience

Albion College athletic A logo
A recent significant grant from the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, based in Midland, Mich., will thoroughly enhance the day-to-day experience of Albion College student-athletes and coaches for many years to come. The $500,000 awarded by the Foundation earlier this summer will go toward a complete update of the weight room in the Dow Recreation and Wellness Center as well as a wall-to-wall renovation of four locker rooms serving eight different teams.

Hundreds Gather on Campus to Watch Solar Eclipse

Viewing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse through a telescope on the Albion College Quadrangle.
A crowd of hundreds convened on the Quad and on the roof of Palenske Hall to witness the first solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. In Albion, skygazers saw the moon cover nearly 90 percent of the sun for a couple of minutes during the nearly three-hour astronomical event.

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