BritOnline March 2022

March 20, 2022


Get Ready for Albion Everywhere!

Albion Everywhere from Anywhere - March 21-25, 2022

Next week, we invite you to celebrate Albion College’s founding, our alumni and our connection to the Albion community.

Join us for virtual events and stories of surprise Brit encounters all over the world. And reach out to your favorite Albion people to let them know you are thinking of them. Virtual events include:

  • Briton Sports Happy Hour, March 21
  • Get to Know Interim President Joe and Donna Calvaruso, March 22
  • Happy Birthday, Albion! with the Albion College Archives, March 23

Learn more and register for events!

Alumni Board: Nominate a Brit Today!

A student with an Albion "A" painted on her face.

Nominations for the Alumni Association Board of Directors are now open! Board members serve as volunteer leaders and ambassadors between the College and alumni network. Do you know a Brit whose voice you want heard? Who would you want to represent you and your classmates in the upcoming term? Nominations are due by Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Learn more about the Alumni Board and submit a nomination.

Creating Career Pathways in Chicago

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A premier Albion College networking and mentorship event returned after last year’s pandemic hiatus, as 33 Britons gathered March 10 at Chicago’s Weinberg/Newton Gallery. Students home for spring break exchanged résumés and discussed internship and job opportunities with Chicago alumni that included Board of Trustees members Larry Schook, ’72, and Austin Baidas, ’92. (Above: Jim Anderson, ’83 (right), spoke with Carlos Paniagua Emiliano, ’23.) Interim President Joe Calvaruso, ’78, and Donna Calvaruso attended as well.

Interested in opportunities to gather with students and alumni in your area? Learn more on our Alumni Events page or contact [email protected].

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MLK Convocation Draws Inspiration From Dr. King’s 1967 Book

Students at the podium at the MLK event.

Following a pair of postponements—one due to technical issues; the other, a snowstorm—the Albion College and Albion communities came together March 1 at the Bohm Theatre. United under the theme of “Let Us Be Dissatisfied” (inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?), the presenters confronted problems in society at large as well as in Albion.

Challenge, Teamwork, Fun are Part of Equation in Global Math Competition

Three math students pose after their math competition.

For nearly 20 years, Albion College’s mathematics students have entered the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), a global undergraduate and high school competition managed by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications. Across a 99-hour span during a long mid-February weekend, three Albion teams chose from six questions, created a mathematical model and wrote a paper together.

Faculty Profile: Education’s Kyle Shanton

A photo of Kyle Shanton.

Dr. Kyle Shanton has dedicated his life to bilingual education and literacy. But the 35-year educator, and 15-year Albion professor, didn’t always want to be a teacher. “I first swore I would never be a teacher,” he says, adding that many people in his orbit encouraged the pursuit. “Now I’m teaching people who want to be teachers. Never say never, right?”

Laura Todd Brings Interfaith Perspective to Spiritual Wellness

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“Students experience multiple dimensions of wellness or well-being, and spiritual wellness is a key part of that,” says Albion’s first assistant director for spiritual wellness. Todd, whose role reimagines the College chaplaincy, adds, “I really want to be a presence that doesn’t add more pressure to students or make spirituality into something that they have to accomplish, but instead helps to encourage them and provide them with tools for spiritual well-being.”