Poetry Month Celebrated with Annual Fest
March 11, 2013
The Albion College Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with its annual Poetry Fest on Thursday, April 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Stockwell-Mudd Library's Wendell Will Room. An "open mic" format offers everyone the opportunity to share an original work or favorite poem.
"Intermission prize drawings, delicious refreshments, and a grand finale that features a campus 'celebrity couple' are popular traditions," says event organizer Marion Meilaender. "Appreciative listeners are vital too."
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marion Meilaender at
E&M Alumni Speak During Unique Class
The importance of developing local talent and understanding demographics in order to place the right amount of product in a new market were just two of the points made by a panel of Albion College economics and management alumni to students from Albion and the American College of Greece in Athens during a unique class session Thursday, Feb. 28.
Award-Winning Journalist Shares Eating Disorder Journey
March 06, 2013
Journalist and novelist Marya Hornbacher shares her story of anorexia with the Albion community Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Albion College Norris Science Center Towsley Hall.
Hornbacher has written two bestselling memoirs: "Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia" and "Madness: a Bipolar Life." She also wrote the novel "The Center of Winter" and two books geared toward recovering from addiction and mental illness. Hornbacher was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction for "Wasted," which has been published in 16 languages and is a standard text in the study of eating disorders. Hornbacher is on the faculty of Northwestern University teaching English and writing.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College department of Psychological Sciences at 517/629-0316.
Criminal Profiler Richard Walter to Speak at Albion College
March 06, 2013
Criminal profiler Richard Walter shares his expertise with the Albion community on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. Walter will sign the book "The Murder Room" in the Kellogg Center between 3:45 and 5 p.m. that day.
Walter spent more than 20 years working with the Michigan Department of Corrections. He has also consulted with New Scotland Yard, the FBI and national and local law agencies around the globe. Walter was a founded the Vidocq Society, a group of forensic experts who meet regularly to assist with cases that have stomped local agencies around the U.S. Walter and the Vidocq Society were profiled in "The Murder Room," a popular book by Michael Capuzzo.
Walter's appearance is sponsored by the Albion Psychological Science and Anthropology and Sociology departments. For more information, contact the Psychological Sciences department at 517/629-0316.