Koehler Juggles Present, Future
Jessica Koehler patrols left field for the Albion College softball team, but there have been days this season when she thinks she is juggling bowling pins instead of snaring line drives.
An all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association second-team performer in 2011 and a two-time member of the league's academic honor roll, Koehler is taking a class to prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test in addition to her regular coursework in biology, chemistry, English, and physics, and completing a presentation on detecting e-coli bacteria in environmental samples for the college's April 19 Elkin R. Issac Student Research Symposium.
Koehler became interested in researching bacteria through a class in microbes in public health taught by biology professor Ola Olapade during the 2010 fall semester. She wound up joining Olapade, working in the 2011 spring semester as a teaching assistant preparing items in the lab. That developed into a six-week experience funded by Albion's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (FURSCA) the results of which she will report during the student research symposium.
Education Students Present Capstone Symposium
Albion College education students presented their insights, from research and practicum experience, at the Education Department's 2012 Capstone Symposium on Teaching, Friday, April 13, in Olin Hall.
The Symposium featured presentations by students who traveled to Albion's sister city of Noisy-le-Roi, France, to do a comparative study on education systems; integrated science students who designed and developed inquiry-based curriculum materials; and students completing student-teaching experiences.
Jesus and Judaism Provide Topic for Yinger Lecture
The significant connections between Jesus and Judaism are clarified for Albion College's 2012 Yinger Family Lecture, set for Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Center Towsley Hall.
Denault Receives Off-Campus Research Prize
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) recently recognized Chelsea Denault, '12, for writing the best student research project in the humanities on an ACM program during the 2010-11 academic year. Denault completed the project, "The Spirited Will Act: Josiah Quincy, Jr. and the Mob Culture of pre-Revolutionary Boston" while participating in the ACM's Newberry Library Seminar during the fall 2010 semester.