2011-12 News

Equestrian Center Sponsors Nutrition Lecture

"Supplement Insanity: Managing Your Horse's Nutrition " is on the table as Albion College's Held Equestrian Center hosts a public lecture Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Upper Baldwin Hall on the College's main campus.
Guest speaker Dan Burke shares current nutrition issues facing horse owners, including obesity and the tendency to over-supplement the equine diet. All interested students, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend.
A buffet dinner will be served during the lecture. The cost to attend is $10/person. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact equestrian recruitment/marketing coordinator Randi Heathman by March 26, or 517/629-0836.

Albion Celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Food, dance, films and other cultural activities enliven Albion College as the campus celebrates Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. These events are free and open to the public; for more information contact Erika Buckley, assistant director of Intercultural Affairs, at or 517/629-0501.

Tuesday, April 3: "The Real Hawaii." Albion College's Intercultural Affairs office hosts a reception with stories, food, and music from Polynesian cultures. Presentations will be made by Albion College staff, and students who participated in a field trip to Hawaii earlier this year. 4 p.m., Ferguson Hall first floor.

 Monday, April 9: Film, "Vincent Who?" In 1982, during a wave of anti-Japanese sentiment in the U.S., a Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered by two white autoworkers, whose punishment didn't include jail time. The film's director, Tony Lam, will attend the screening and lead a discussion afterward. 7 p.m., Norris Center Towsley Hall

 Thursday, April 12 "Bhangara Night." A celebration of Bhangara music and dance lessons provided by special guests. 7 p.m., Kellogg Center

  Sunday, April 21: Mega Cultural Event Street Fair. Albion College student organizations come together for a fun-filled afternoon of cultural booths, displays, food and performances on a main stage. Reggae fest will follow shortly after. 4:30 to 7 p.m., Albion College Quadrangle





Modern Languages Presents Annual Hispanic Poetry Contest

Albion College's Modern Languages and Cultures department presents the annual Hispanic Poetry Contest Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.

The program allows students to present dramatizations of poems by famous Hispanic authors in competition for cash prizes. Other participants share original poems in Spanish or prepare a poetry-related display. A brief reception with refreshments will follow the program.


This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Spanish professor Catalina Perez-Abreu at or 517/629-0333.


Music Hosts Kalamazoo Professor in Pianoforte Recital March 16

Albion College welcomes pianist Leslie Tung for a piano recital on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. Tung is chair of Kalamazoo College’s Music Department, teaching piano, fortepiano, and music theory and history classes. He will play a five-octave fortepiano, built in 1983 by Janine and Paul Poletti and based on an 18th-century instrument in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute.

Tung has been praised for his “sense of history, combined with skill and heart” (Stereophile) and “artistic courage and conspicuous energy” (Indianapolis Star), playing the fortepiano, an instrument favored by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. He has been recitalist at the First International Festival and Conference on Fortepiano in Antwerp, and has played at festivals and colleges worldwide.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, email or call 517/629-0481.

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