Io Triumphe!

The magazine for alumni, parents, and friends of
Albion College.

Io Triumphe! spotlights alumni and captures Albion highlights from both on and off campus. Enjoy our online edition below. You’ll find features and photos from the most recent issue, along with campus and Alumni Association news.

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Current Edition: Fall–Winter 2019–20

Fall/Winter 2019–20 web extras

  • From “Albion 24/7” (page 10): Poster by Alex Horman, ’20, Rocks National Geology Conference

  • From “Little Bug, Big Discovery” (page 11): Treehopper Entry from Martha O’Kennon’s Backyard Blog.

  • From “Connected for Life” (page 20): Class of 1964 Quintet Celebrates Barbara Stowell’s 90th Birthday

  • From “Where Commitment Takes Root” (page 23): CBS News Visits Albion on Earth Day 1970 (video)

  • From “Just the Right Scale” (page 32): Listen to the Charlie Brown Orchestra (audio)

    Liner notes from the Orchestra's 1957 album, Play for Peanuts: This album gives a cross-section of the “big sound” and features arrangements written from 1938 to 1957. Side one presents five dance-tempo arrangements to standards and pops. Vocalist Marv Camber is spotlighted on “Friendly Persuasion.” Side two kicks off with Count Basie’s favorite, “One O’Clock Jump,” followed by Glenn Miller’s immortal “A String of Pearls,” “Bronco Galup,” a swinging number with a solid beat, was written by contemporary composer Richard Bowles. Jim Wyse is the tenor soloist on “Come Back Sorrento,” styled in modern by Pete Rugolo. The final number “Interpretation” is the last movement from My Utopia, a symphony for Progressive Concert Jazz Orchestra. It was composed by the band’s arranger, college student John McCord, who does the narration. This album is dedicated to Lucy, Linus, Schroder, Snoopy and all the gang from good ’ol Charlie Brown — hence the name. We hope you enjoy listening to Charlie Brown play for the “Peanuts.”