Officially titled International Practicum in Education, the course enables students to analyze the American educational experience through comparative research and participation in the French system. During the Jan. 2-16 trip, the students spent four days at a middle school, one day at a high school, and one day at an international school. When the Albion delegation wasn't in the classroom, they were immersed in the French culture by living with a host family and visiting the sights in and around Paris.
Don Waters, recipient of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in fiction and a Lannan Foundation writing fellowship, as well as other honors, will grace Albion with a reading from his story collection, Desert Gothic, on Friday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. The reading will take place in room 112 of Olin Hall.
"Desert Gothic" won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Stories from the collection have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize XXXIII and Best of the West 2009. His recent essays and book reviews have appeared in Tin House, The Believer, High Country News, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times Book Review.
Waters was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, and now lives in New Mexico with his partner, author Robin Romm.
The Great Lakes Colleges Association is a consortium of private liberal arts colleges including Albion, Antioch, Denison, DePauw, Earlham, Hope, Kalamazoo, Kenyon, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan and Wabash Colleges and the College of Wooster. GLCA awards and programs both support excellent scholars and artists, as well as enhance the educational activities of its member colleges.
This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517/629-0232.