Department News

Latin@ American Heritage Month

 September 10th, 2013

OLA Bash

Come learn about the Organization for Latino@ Awareness, play games,  listen to music, and discuss upcoming events. There will be  food provided by La Casa. In the Kellog Center Stack  at 8:00pm

Sponsored By:  The Organization for Latin@ Awareness & The Office of Intercultural Affairs

 September 20th, 2013

Salsa Night 

Salsa the rhythmic music and dance created in the Latin cultures of the Caribbean. While its origin is disputed, it is not to be confused with the dip. Come enjoy the food, music, and dance lessons. In the Kellog Center Stack  at 8:00pm

Sponsored By Union Board, The Organization for Latin@ Awareness, & The Office of Intercultural Affairs

 October 10th, 2013

La Clave 

A fascinating musical documentary film about the similarities between two types of music genres known as Salsa and Reggaeton. Various artists all came together with the same purpose, to discuss how two different styles of music can have so much in common and how their music is all composed under "La Clave". In Norris (101) Auditorium at 7:00pm

Sponsored By : African Carribean Student Union, The Organization for Latin@ Awareness, & The Office of Intercultural Affairs

 November 2nd, 2013

National Museum of Mexican Art Trip

As part of the Day of the Dead celebration, take the opportunity to get immersed in the richness of authentic Mexican art and  culture on a fun filled trip to Chicago. Whatever your background this museo will connect with you on a personal level. Please RSVP through by November 1st, 8am. (For people who have actively been involved with Ola. Max of 15 people.) Meet at Ferguson Lot 9:00 am

Sponsored By: Sociology, Anthopology and Criminology Department,The Organization for Latin@ Awareness, & The Office of Intercultural Affairs



Asian Awareness Group Dinner Celebrates Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake slides in with a celebration at Albion College Thursday, February 7, at 6 p.m. in the College's Kellogg Center.

Along with dinner, the event will feature lion dancers, a craft, lucky-draw surprises, and other entertainment.

Advance tickets for the dinner are only $3. For reservations or more information, contact AAG member Georgiana Inggrid at , or the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 517/629-0501.

Albion Celebrates Black History Month

With numerous events designed to inspire and inform, Albion College celebrates Black History Month. unless otherwise specified, these events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erika Buckley in the Office of Intercultural Affairs, or 517/629-0501.

Albion College Welcomes All to Kwanzaa

Albion College celebrates Kwanzaa with Black Student Alliance (BSA), Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. African and American cuisine and entertainment will be featured along with a Kwanzaa ceremony.

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of cultural reaffirmation, established nearly 50 years ago. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili, is a spiritual, festive and joyous celebration of the oneness and goodness of life, which claims no ties to any religion. It’s celebrated for seven days, and has seven guiding principles, Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics) , Nia (purpose(, Kuumba (creativity), and last but not least Imani (faith).

The tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. For more or to reserve tickets, contact BSA member Darrian Hollonquest at or the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 517/629-0492.

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