Symphonic Band Set for April 25 Spring Concert
The Albion College Symphonic Band is presenting its annual spring concert to finish the school year. The concert begins on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.
A program highlight is "Timpani Concerto" by Lee Actor, featuring senior Dustin Goodnight. Director Sam McIlhagga acknowledged, "I'm excited to perform the Timpani Concerto with Dustin because this is a great way to feature one of the department's more accomplished musicians in his final performance before he graduates."
McIlhagga shared his excitement about performing the Michigan premiere of "Twilight of the Gods" by Andrew Boysen, Jr. This work features a video presentation of artwork in which the music fits perfectly with the storyline. "I always like to include one unusual and not-often-done performance to 'spice up' the spring concert!" he said.
For the last concert with its seniors, the Symphonic band will also play "Noisy Wheels of Joy" by Eric Whitacre, along with pieces such as "Acrostic Song" by David Del Tredici, and "Hyme to a Blue Hour" by John Mackey.
This recital is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Albion College Music Department at 517/629-0481 or .
Albion Celebrates Second Group of 'Top 10 in 10' Young Alumni
Albion honored some of its many outstanding graduates April 15, as alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the College's second annual "Top 10 in 10" Young Alumni Awards. The award, established as part of the College's 175th anniversary celebration in 2010, recognizes noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years.
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'Blue Nuns Go Green' Story Told for Albion April 18
Sustainability as stewardship prompted some Michigan nuns to transform their home into a model low-impact living space. Sister Suzanne Sattler shares their engaging tale, "The Blue Nuns Go Green," with Albion Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Norris Science Center Room 102.
Also a Detroit attorney specializing in nonprofit organization development, Sattler is a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Motherhood order, based in Monroe, Michigan. At the turn of the millennium, operating costs for the sisters' home prompted them to make energy-saving changes. Ten years later, the sisters serve as consultants and motivators for groups and individuals looking to live more sustainably.
More information on the IHM Motherhood can be found at www.ihmsisters.org.
Sattler's appearance is part of Albion College's Year of Sustainability (2010-11), dedicated to creative and educational expression of the College's strategic plan focus on sustainability and environmental issues. By regularly providing information and action opportunities, the Year of Sustainability aims to make a positive difference in the lives of students, the campus, the Albion community, and the earth.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Doug White, associate director for the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, or 517/629-0266.
'Choose Life, Not Stuff'; Calvaruso Keynote Caps Isaac Symposium
Environmental activist and researcher Annie Leonard has a sober message: the Earth is in crisis and consumerism is a major problem—but it’s not a problem that can’t be fixed. She delivered this message with an optimistic and often humorous enthusiasm to a receptive crowd in Goodrich Chapel, closing the 2011 Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.
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