2010-11 News

Exercise Science Students Apply Knowledge in Real-World Situation

Experience-based learning, similar to applying classroom learning to the real world, is one of the key components of the Albion Advantage. Ten Albion College students interested in exercise science are acquiring this type of experience through a new class called Exercise and Aging, taught by professor Sharon Frandsen, which gives students a chance to teach others what they have learned in their field of study. This item is enhanced with video content produced by Tommy Kraft, '13, available from the read more link and on YouTube

Albion in the News: Saltzman Sourced in Articles

Greg SaltzmanAlbion College economics and management chair and professor Greg Saltzman has been used as a source in recent Dayton (Ohio) Daily News articles about state governments and public employee unions. His research interests include labor law, management-union relations, employee benefits, health services, and labor union political action. Saltzman also serves as an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy for the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Please follow these links to Dayton Daily News stories:
Ohio’s 64-year-old war over public unions rekindled
Commentary: GOP, unions tangle for public support

Update, March 2: Saltzman also served as a source in The Detroit News' story on the status of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians' strike.

More on Albion College's 150 Years of Co-Education

Madelon Stockwell Turner ca.1870

Madelon Stockwell Turner


>Anna Howard Shaw, 1873

Anna Howard Shaw


>Robina Quale-Leach and Betty Beese, circa 1960

Emerita professors Robina Quale-Leach (history) and Betty Beese (physical education)

Albion native Madelon Stockwell was the daughter of Charles Stockwell,  first principal of the Wesleyan Seminar at Albion. She was a member of  Albion College's class of 1862 and was one of the first women admitted  to the University of Michigan in 1870.

This photograph was found among her family's effects and is believed to be Madelon, circa 1870.


The namesake of Albion's women's center, Anna Howard Shaw attended Albion College from 1873-1875. She earned theological and medical degrees in Boston and spent much of her life in the national spotlight, eventually becoming president of the National Woman's Suffrage Association.



Quale-Leach, joined the faculty at the tender age of 26, a newly minted Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. "Chaperoning was taken by both men and women as just one of those rules you had to follow. As I recall, most of the housemothers in the fraternity houses, who were expected to have at least three faculty members/spouses as fellow-chaperones, soon drew one into a bridge game which pretty much kept one out of the way of the students," said Quale-Leach. "Faculty members who did not play bridge (or would not play the game and settle for playing bridge) were rarely if ever asked to chaperone again."

Entreprenurial Students Launch Businesses On Campus

Students in Albion College’s Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management have been satisfying fellow students’ late-night cravings for coffee, cookies, and crêpes through entrepreneurial ventures that launched this semester. In the following video (produced by Tommy Kraft, ’13), Matt Makin, ’11, and Pat McCombs, ’11, talk about their business plan for Makin’ Crêpes and how it grew out of a 2009 trip to Cergy-Pontoisse, France, during which the duo participated in a student entrepreneurial exchange. The other new Gerstacker student ventures are DK Cookies and the Albion Grind.

Watch the video either below or on YouTube.

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