2011-12 News

Bella Voce Says 'It's Complicated' in Concert

From honeymoons to heartbreaks, Bella Voce tangles relationships with their "It's Complicated" concert Thursday, November 10. Bella Voce will perform two shows, at 7:30 and at 9 p.m. in the Albion College Kellogg Center.

"These are songs that describe everyone's love lives, from forever alone, to happily in love!" said member Lauren Roberts. "We sing the songs that inspire you when you're down, remind you how much you love people, and feel the pain of your breakups."

This event is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are strongly encouraged. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Roberts at .

Modern 'Antigone' Comes To Albion College Theatre

Reported by Paige Narins, '13

"At what point do you stand and sacrifice your life for your beliefs?" asks director Mark Hoffland, of the central drama in "Antigone." The Albion College Department of Theatre stages a modern adaptation of the Greek tragedy from Wednesday, November 16 through November 19, in the Herrick Black Box Theatre. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. and no late seating will be available.

In this retelling of Sophocles' masterpiece, Antigone defies her uncle the king and his decree that no one is to bury her dead brother. In true Greek tragedy style, this action is the catalyst for a series of discussions and deaths, as the characters try to deal with life, death, happiness, love, honor, and duty. Albion's production is set "in the round," with the audience seated on all sides, an interesting challenge for both actor and audience.

"It is a story that speaks to any era," states Hoffland. "The conflict of the rules of man and the rules of a higher power are at the heart of this great drama."

Tickets for these performances are $2. For more information or to make reservations from off-campus, please call 517-629-0344 or e-mail .

Wellness Lecturer Opens Eyes with Sleep Research Findings

 In honor of Occupational Wellness Month, sleep researcher John Sonnega talks about “Sleep: The Forgotten Health Behavior.” This presentation takes place Friday, November 11 in Goodrich Chapel at 1 p.m. Listeners will learn about the many health and mental problems associated with loss of and inadequate sleep as well as easy and healthy ways to rack up those hours in dreamland.

Sonnega is an assistant professor of health education in the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan - Flint and its director of stress management. Sonnega received his doctoral degree in public health psychology from Johns Hopkins University and was previously employed at the Institute of Social Research in Ann Arbor. Sonnega’s research interests include sleep promotion, mental health, stress and coping and novel measurement strategies.

Molly Brennan, associate director of Albion’s Institute for Premedical Professions and Health Sciences, commented, "Since 2011 is the Albion College Year of Wellness, our committee thought it would be valuable to have a speaker talk about the importance of adequate sleep.  Sleep is oftentimes the first health behavior that is compromised, particularly for students. To be better during your awake time, you must have good sleep time."


Orchestra Offers 'Greatest Hits' Concert

Some of the world's most crowd-pleasing music is in store for Albion, as the Albion College Symphony Orchestra takes the stage Sunday, November 5 at 4 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.

The concert features Concerto Competition winner flautist Megan Borgeling, performing the Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy by Albert Franz Doppler. The remainder of the concert includes "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky, Ravel's "Pavanne for a Dead Princess" conducted by Lucas Florin, '12, and Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony.

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Music department at music#albion.edu or 517/629-0481.

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