"You don't have to check your brain at the door when you go to church," says history professor emeritus Allen Horstman of his most recent work: explaining controversial and contradictory parts of the Bible. Using ancient texts and contemporary scholarship in fields as diverse as history, anthropology, psychology, and political science, Horstman compiled research and reflection into 498 pages of Christianity: A Guide for the Thoughtful (Skeptic or Believer).
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"
Albion College's next vice president for enrollment brings a 17-year track record of executive-level success in the Great Lakes region and beyond, and more than a quarter-century overall in higher-education admissions. Steven J. Klein will officially move into Albion's top post overseeing the offices of Admission and Student Financial Services on July 1. He will consult with the staff of each office on an interim basis through the end of June. Most recently, he led a 20-person enrollment team as dean of admissions and financial aid at Wabash College.
Albion College—in partnership with Antioch College, DePauw University, Hope College, and Oberlin College—has been awarded a grant from the Great Lakes Colleges Association as part of its “Expanding Collaboration Initiative,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will go toward the implementation of an Environmental Dashboard, a communication technology that will combine real-time display of water and electricity use in buildings, organizations, and the community as a whole with photographs and words meant to inspire sustainability efforts.
Class of 1917 alumnus Harold E. Gronseth (left), who covered the auto industry for The Wall Street Journal and moved into a successful advertising career at Campbell Ewald in Detroit, is being further honored by his son, Harold R. Gronseth, '52, through an estate gift that will enhance a memorial scholarship for communications students to more than $1 million. "I knew how much he thought of his time at Albion. I just wanted to do something that would be a lasting tribute," said Harold R. Gronseth about his father.
Back in early fall, neither Sebastian Tostado nor Albion College could have predicted the impact one would have on the other. Fast-forward to February, and the first-year student from Mexico says, "About school, I couldn't be happier; the faculty is great," adding, "I'm seeking an engineering degree and Albion has a great 3-2 program." Tostado is also a swimmer, and the Britons likely weren't expecting him to break three team records in his first season, which reaches its climax with this week's MIAA Championships.
With numerous events designed to inspire and inform, Albion College is celebrating Black History Month throughout February. Unless otherwise specified, these events are free and open to the public. For questions and additional information please call 517/629-0501.
- Holocaust Survivor Miriam Brysk Shares Her Story, Art
- Will, '50, Expands Efforts to Attract Students from Coast to Coast
- Wes Dick on Transforming Holland Park
- First-Year Students Connect with Volcanoes, Hawaiian Culture
- College, Community Discuss, Share, Celebrate MLK's Dream
- Pre-Vet View: Darby Williams, '16, on Her Sydney Semester
- Albion Athletics Earns National Recognition for Community Service
- Albion College Names Robert Anderson VP for Alumni Relations and Development
- Sanders, '15, Wraps Undergraduate Research Career at Oak Ridge
- A Year in Review: Albion College 2014