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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Northern Michigan Symphony Event (Sun. 19 Apr, 2015 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Please join alumni, parents, and friends for an Albion College Event with our 16th President, Mauri Ditzler!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Traverse Symphony Orchestra
Corson Auditorium
4000 Michigan 137
Interlochen, MI 49643

3 p.m. – Fauré + Stravinsky
Reception to Follow

5 p.m. – Wine and Cheese Reception
Green Lake Lodge
Interlochen Center for the Arts Campus

$45 per person
($5 is a tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund)

Hosted by Gail Snyder Hetler, '68 and Bob Hetler, '64 and the Northern Michigan Alumni Chapter.

To indicate your attendance, please call 517/629-0448 or email collegeevents@albion.edu by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Asia Night (Tue. 21 Apr, 2015 8:00 pm - 8:02 pm)

AAG and ISU are co-sponsoring Asia Night for Asian Pacific Islander month. We will be serving various Asian foods and drinks. Come to hang out, relax, and get fed. There will also be a traditional Mongolian instrument performance

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Elkin Isaac Alumni Lecture (-)

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Speaker: Dr. Samata Singhi, '05

Deadly Virus Hunter Nathan Wolfe Shares Exploits as Albion College Isaac Symposium Keynote (-)

The "Indiana Jones of virus hunting," internationally respected biologist Nathan Wolfe discusses the exciting work of pandemic disease prevention for Albion College's 2015 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote lecture, capping Albion College's Isaac Student Research Symposium. Wolfe takes the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel. The Symposium opens Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Norris Science Center Towsley Hall, as international health expert and child neurology resident Samata Singhi, '05, presents the Symposium's Alumni lecture.

Hailed by such publications as Time and Rolling Stone for his global contribution, Wolfe travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. He has established field research sites in countries most at risk for developing deadly animal-to-human diseases like HIV, SARS and West Nile virus. Wolfe's proactive approach to disease prevention has the potential to save millions of lives worldwide, and he has received over $16 million in support of his work, from Google, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense, among others.

At Albion, Singhi's academic and co-curricular work in the U.S. and in India were the basis of an honors thesis that earned her the Maurice L. Branch Award for outstanding research and scholarship in economics. Singhi earned a master's degree in international health from the London School of Economics and Political Science then graduated from the medical school at Case Western Reserve University, where she focused on pediatric neurology. Singhi is currently chief resident for the Child Neurology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

From 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, more than 100 Albion students will present research papers and other scholarship during the Elkin R. Isaac Research Symposium. The Symposium honors alumnus "Ike" Isaac, '48, who served for 25 years at Albion as a coach, professor and athletic director. Isaac later taught and served as athletic director for the University of the Pacific. The Symposium was established in 1991 by Isaac's former students and team members.

All Symposium events are free and open to the public. For further information, see the Symposium Web page, http://www.albion.edu/isaac/ or contact Symposium coordinator Michael VanHouten at mvanhouten@albion.edu or 517/629-0382.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Elkin Isaac Student Research Presentations (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 8:30 am - 10:15 am)

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Honors Convocation (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 10:45 am - 12:00 pm)

Location: Goodrich Chapel

Elkin Isaac Student Research Platform Presentations (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm)

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Elkin Isaac Student Research Poster Presentations (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Location: Science Complex Atrium

Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote Address (-)

The 26th Annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Wolfe

Location: Goodrich Chapel

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Friday, April 24, 2015

2015 Charles Crupi Memorial High School Poetry Contest Celebration (Fri. 24 Apr, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm)

Bobbitt Visual Arts Center
5:00-6:15 pm
Friday, April 24, 2015

Charles Crupi believed that poetry matters and that poets matter and that all the finest poets were once young poets. Over 30 years ago Charles acted on those beliefs. In order to acknowledge, value, and encourage the iimportant work of high school poets, he started what he called "The Michigan High School Poetry Contest" and what we now call "The Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest."

Please come and help us celebrate!  Introduction of the contest winners, poetry readings, and a toast to all things poetry are included in the celebration. Light refreshments will also be served.

Crupi Poetry Contest Brings Michigan High School Poets to Albion (-)

Albion College's English Department announces its annual Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest event Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.

The event will include refreshments and presentation of poetry and poets. Four winners were chosen from entries submitted from high schools across Michigan.

A highlight of the event will be presentation of the second group of teachers invited to the Charles Crupi Society for Excellence in the Teaching of Poetry. This award "recognizes the incredible and important work of teachers," says Albion College English professor Jess Roberts. She explained that Crupi "believed that all students could learn to read and to write poetry and that we are all the better for it."

This year's Crupi Society inductees are David Griffith from Interlochen Arts Academy and Albion College English professor Helena Mesa, who will also serve as the event's guest poet.

One of Albion's most popular professors for some 35 years, Crupi retired from the faculty in 2009, passing away in 2010. During his long tenure as the English department chair, Crupi established the Michigan High School Poetry Contest, now renamed in his memory.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact department secretary Shannon Aikins, saikins@albion.edu or 517/629-0232.

Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards Ceremony (Fri. 24 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards Ceremony

Please join us as we recognize the recipients of the 2015 Alumni Awards.

Congratulations to the 2015 recipients!

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Rick L. Going, ’77 
Division President, Kroger Company 
Nashville, Tennessee

Katherine Y. Look, ’75 
Senior Medical Director, Genentech Incorporated 
San Francisco, California

William R. Payne, ’75 
Vice Chairman, Amway Corporation 
Ada, Michigan

Young Alumni Award Recipients

Cynthia Cardwell Fast, ’08 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rutgers University 
Piscataway, New Jersey

Katherine L. Kirsch, ’12 
Chief Marketing Officer, Sisu Global Health 
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jonathan E. Reynolds, ’09 
Associate Pastor, St. Paul's United Methodist Church 
Rochester, Michigan

Danielle M. Wysocki, ’10 
Senior Booker, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago 
Chicago, Illinois

Friday, April 24, 2015 5:30 p.m.

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception
  • 6:15 p.m. Young Alumni Awards Panel
  • 6:45 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony

Upper Baldwin - Albion College 
Albion, Michigan

Register Now

To indicate your attendance, please register online or call 517/629-0448 by April 15, 2015.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Grand Rapids Alumni Networking Event (Mon. 27 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Grand Rapids Alumni Networking Event

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Come participate in this dynamic networking event that seeks to connect you with other Britons in the Grand Rapids area to advance your career and assist in advancing theirs. A panel of three accomplished Albion College alumni will share how their career paths have been shaped and how they were able to utilize contacts along the way. 
Hors d’oeuvres provided; open bar (beer and wine) 
There will be a period for open discussion and ample time to mingle and network. Bring plenty of business cards. Professional attire preferred. 
5:30 pm – Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm – Panel and Discussion 
7:30 pm – Continued Networking 
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street, NW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 
Bill Payne, ’75 
Vice Chairman
Amway Corporation 
Doug Wagner, ’74 
Attorney and Managing Partner 
Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP 
Skot Welch, ’90 
Principal Bridgebuilder 
Global Bridgebuilders 
Hosted by Bill Payne, ’75, Doug Wagner, ’74, and Joe Calvaruso, ’78, in partnership with the West Michigan Alumni Chapter and Albion College Career and Internship Center. 
Please register online by Wednesday, April 22. Advanced registration is preferred; walk-ins are welcome. For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-0448 or collegeevents@albion.edu. 

Crossing Lines (Mon. 27 Apr, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

AAG, International Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women's and Gender Studies present "Crossing Lines" as part of API month. “Crossing Lines” is about an Indian American woman’s struggle to stay connected to India after the loss of her father. The film explores how Indira tries to stay connected to Indian culture and her extended family, despite the loss of her father. It is the story of how one daughter pays tribute to her father in all that he’s taught her about India, Indian culture and family

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stress Free Zone (Tue. 28 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day of Woden (Wed. 29 Apr, 2015 4:30 pm - 5:33 pm)

Includes an campus pinic, music, games, and fun!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last day of classes (Thu. 30 Apr, 2015 12:00 am - 1:00 am)

Detroit Revitalization Event (Thu. 30 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)


Thursday, April 30, 2015

This event seeks to showcase the dedication and commitment of Albion College alumni in the revitalization of Detroit. Four highly accomplished and talented Albion alumni will discuss their roles in bringing back Detroit. Guests will have an inside look at Detroit's recovery process.

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Hors d'oeuvres provided; cash bar - $15 ($5 is a tax-deductible gift to the Albion College Fund)

There will be a period for open discussion as well as plenty of time to mingle and network. Bring plenty of business cards. Professional attire preferred.

Space is limited. Reservations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register online or contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-0448 to reserve your space today.

Event Schedule

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. - Panel and Discussion
7:30 p.m. - Networking


Bodman PLC
1901 St. Antoine Street
6th Floor at Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan 48226


Caroline Dobbins, ’12
Events and Operations Manager
Challenge Detroit

Faith Fowler, '81
Executive Director
Cass Community Social Services

Maureen Donohue Krauss, 84
Vice President of Economic Development, Business Attraction
Detroit Regional Chamber

Michael Williams, 78
President and CEO
Orchards Children's Services

This event is being presented in partnership with the Albion College Detroit Alumni Chapter. Special thanks to Bodman PLC and Stephen Greenhalgh, '74, for hosting this event.

For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 517/629-0448 or collegeevents@albion.edu.

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