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First-Year Students Build Oven for 'Intersectional Pizza' Seminar

Albion College women's and gender studies professor Trisha Franzen and a student in front of the pizza oven Franzen's first-year seminar class built.
It's not often that poured concrete and mozzarella cheese are course materials—let alone in the same course—but one Albion College first-year seminar recently whipped up some of each. This October the class, offered by professor of women's and gender studies Trisha Franzen, built a wood-fired pizza oven in the Whitehouse Nature Center, presenting it as a gift to the College.

Parks, '16, Pays It Forward as a Mentor

Colin Parks, '16
Colin Parks is in the middle of his best season as a running back on the Albion football team. But it didn't happen suddenly for the junior exercise science major from Southfield, and it went beyond simply learning a new offense. "I needed good vibes, people I could talk to," he says about his early days as an Albion student. "I needed advice from people who had experienced things before." He got that advice and support through the College's Smooth Transitions program; now, he's the mentor and helping another first-year student adjust to college life.


Spring 2015 Offers ETHN 289: Social Movements

ETHN 289: Social Movements

Professor Quinney
T/R 2:15-4:05 p.m.

This course will review the theory and research on social movements, with an empirical emphasis on American movements such as the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Movement, and numerous "issue" movements such as peace, environment, neighborhood, sexuality, etc. We will give attention to international movements to develop an understanding of movements in different countries with a focus on structures and cultures. We will talk explictly about the differences between movements around social cleavages such as race, class, and gender.

This class generally operates from the intellectual standpoint of the activist who is concerned about an issue and wants to do something about it.

Keyboard Collaborative: Albion College Piano Festival Tunes Up

Piano keys (free stock photo)
The lush, beautiful sounds that can only come from a grand piano will fill Goodrich Chapel November 5-9, as approximately 50 accomplished students and masters of the instrument showcase their craft during the seventh annual Albion College Piano Festival. Guest recitals, student competitions across a range of abilities, and master classes will make for a rousing weekend. All events are free and open to the public.

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