It's safe to say Giving Tuesday has become a permanent part of the holiday-season lexicon—not just nationally but among alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Albion College as well. For a second straight year, the College rallied around the initiative on its social-media channels and Giving Tuesday web page, and the message was well received. Overall, 253 donors gave $79,555.17, including $25,000 in challenge gifts, on December 2 to support students.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Professor Jon Hooks, chair of the Albion College Economics and Management Department, and Sarah Erdman, '14, crunched two decades of data in their recently published paper on mutual fund discount prices. "Turnover and Closed-End Fund Discounts" appears in the current issue of the Journal of Business & Economics Research.
A treat for the eyes—if not for the tongue—shows the creative talents of students in Amber Cook's Theatrical Prop and Costume Craft class. Their Thanksgiving Banquet installation, created from a class assignment, is on display through the end of the semester in front of Herrick Theatre.
Scholars, teachers, and activists concerned with human rights have a valuable new resource, thanks to Albion College assistant professor of political science Carrie Booth Walling and University of Michigan professor Susan Waltz. The pair recently launched a website to provide comprehensive information on human rights advocacy and the ongoing standardization of international policy. Their work is featured in the latest edition of Human Rights Quarterly.
The College was honored at a Washington, D.C., event November 18 for being named a 2014 recipient of a Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization. Key to the national recognition is the College's role in the relationship between the City of Albion and its Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France. President Mauri Ditzler participated on an international education panel as part of the day's activities.
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.
- Albion College to Offer Tuition, Room, Board for Top Local Students
- Parks, '16, Pays It Forward as a Mentor
- Hancock, '18, Explores Germany, Soccer in First Months at Albion
- Io Triumphe! Magazine Wins Professional Excellence Award
- Albion's Community Efforts Recognized by U.S. Education Dept.
- Albion College Receives Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- McKoy, '16, Featured in NCAA Champion Magazine
- Landmark Internship: Walles, '15, Helps Bring Back the Bohm
- Studies, Work, Football: Jakubik, '14, Has It Covered
- High School Vocalists Gather for Albion College's Choral Fest