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Albion Students Prepare for Mathematics Competitions

When most people think of competition at Albion College during the winter months scenes of the Dean Aquatic Center and Kresge Gymnasium come to mind. February, however, is a busy month in Palenske Hall as students in the mathematics and computer science department prepare for the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling and the Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition (LMMC).

Education Majors Share Memories of January Trip to France

Alex Stamm, Rachel Kamischke, Mae Ola Dunklin, and Jessica Eimers meet with Alain Gille, principal of The College Jean Bapitiste de la Quintinye school. R. Dunklin photo.

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.

Peace Action Battles With Bands for Haiti

On Thursday, Feb. 18, Albion College’s Peace Action group hosts a Battle of the Bands.. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Albion College’s Kellogg Center, and will run until about 8:30 p.m., though the time is dependent on the number of bands. The winner of the event will be determined by popular vote, and all proceeds from the ballots (five dollars for the first ballot and three dollars after that, though more will be accepted) will go to rebuild Grace Children's Hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti.

The bands are composed of Albion College students, and the event has been described as “an epic battle of musical proportions, from folk to rock.”

Grace Children's Hospital was once the premiere facility for treating children with HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, but was severely damaged in the recent earthquake.

For more information, please contact Pryce Hadley at  517/629-1710 or .

GLCA Writer Reads from Award Winning Collection at Albion College

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.

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