OCTOBER 2017
Lead Gift to Establish Vitek Center for Musical Arts
Richard and Marilyn Vitek, ’56 ’56, have formally made a significant gift commitment—the biggest by an individual or couple in Albion College's 182-year history—that will result in a new building on campus. Read more here, and tap the piano to watch the announcement video.
Homecoming 2017
Save the date for Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, for Homecoming weekend. Homecoming is a fantastic time to reconnect with classmates, friends, and faculty. Read more…
Diversity, Inclusion Highlighted in Campus-Wide Discussion
Amidst the backdrop of recent events on campus, Albion faculty fielded student-submitted questions regarding white privilege, free speech, and the power of words. Read more…
Michigan Municipal League Features Albion’s Harrington Neighborhood
The 25-block Harrington Neighborhood, located on and around Cass Street just west of the Albion College campus approaching downtown, is featured in the September/October edition of The Review, a publication produced by the Michigan Municipal League. Read more…
Richard Annorat, ’19, Mentors Youth in Advance of Albion’s Big Read
Instead of heading to his Naples, Fla., home for the summer, Richard Annorat, '19, volunteered with Albion's Big Read program, mentoring local eighth-through-10th-graders who will serve as student leaders this October as the community celebrates the joy of reading through discussions of Charles Portis' 1968 novel True Grit. Read more…
Ceci Wang, ’19, Puts FURSCA Focus on Self-Presentation in Social Media
In an era where everyone from presidents to pet goldfish has a Twitter account, social media is a hot topic for psychological researchers. Supported by Albion College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA), Wang uncovered some surprising information about social media usage and how people behave in creating a certain image of themselves for others to see. Read more about Ceci's work here. Ceci is pictured with her advisor, Dr. Drew Chistopher, who was recently recognized by his national peers for his work at Albion.
Zach Fischer Takes On Challenging New Role as Theatre Chair
Fischer came to the department last fall as a visiting assistant professor, then was converted to tenure-track and named chair at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Read more…
Alumni Event Highlights
We would like to thank all who attended the Grand Getaway this year. It was a tremendous weekend of discussion and empowerment centered around the theme of "Love and Leadership." Tap the picture for a message from Dan Musser, ’86, president of Grand Hotel, about this special event, and the power of scholarship.
Grand Rapids-area alumni had a great time networking, winning door prizes of Albion gear, and taking in ArtPrize 2017.
Over 80 Brits and their families enjoyed a day of fall fun at Blake's Apple Orchard in Macomb County. Special thanks to Dave Blake, ’11, for hosting. Click here to view upcoming events in your area.
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