Department News

African-Caribbean Student Union Hosts Step Show

The art and excitement of step comes to Albion, as the Albion College African-Caribbean Student Union (ACSU) brings its Fall 2012 Step Show on Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center.

The show will feature the Chicago-based Tamboula Dance Company, a professional group that blends traditional Afro-Haitian dances with ballet, jazz and street dance styles. Other performers include student groups from Albion College, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan-Flint.

This show is free and open to the public. For more information, contact ACSU member Cheyenne Brown at , or the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501. Visit the Tamboula Web site at

Albion Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Albion College celebrates Native American Heritage Month with opportunities to learn about two of the many cultural issues facing modern Native Americans. For more information, contact the Albion College Office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Dinner and discussion with Pat Dyer-Deckrow, a member of the Little Traverse band of Odawa. Deckrow will discuss her leadership with Michigan's Tribal Council and the legal history of Michigan’s Native American communities. The accompanying dinner is free but reservations are requested. For more information, or to reserve a spot for dinner, contact the Albion College Chaplain's office, or 517/629-0492. 5 p.m., Albion College Umbrella House, 1107 E. Cass St.

Thursday, November 29: Film, "Two Spirits." This documentary examines the hate-crime murder of Navajo teenager Fred Martinez. Although the ancient Navajos recognized and accepted male-bodied persons with a feminine nature, Martinez became a victim of homophobia at the age of 16. 7 p.m., Norris Science Center Towsley Hall


Muslim Student Association Sponsors Eid Dinner

Albion College’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) invites the community to their Eid Dinner on Saturday, October 27, at 6 p.m. in the College’s Kellogg Center.

Eid is a time for Muslims to offer their gratitude to Allah for helping them to fulfill their spiritual obligations prior to the Eid. MSA's celebration will feature South Asian food and music.

Tickets for the dinner are $3 at the door and proceeds will support Islamic Relief. For more information, contact Zehra Hussain, , or contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 517/629-0501.

Albion College Celebrates with Annual Diwali Dinner

A feast for the eyes as well as the appetite is in store for Albion College Asian Awareness Group's annual celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. With entertainment and dinner, Diwali is celebrated on Thursday, October 26, at 6 p.m. in the college’s Kellogg Center.

Following the Lunar calendar, Diwali is the festive and joyous celebration of the Indian New Year, and is one of the most beautiful and widely celebrated Indian festivals.

Diwali is one of the campus’s most popular fall events, and advance ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets are just $2 in advance and $3 at the door. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the Intercultural Affairs office at 517/629-0492 or organizer Sandra Myint at .