Drag Show Benefits District Library
Albion College students strut their stuff with the annual Drag Show, to be held Thursday, October 11, at 8 p.m. in the Kellogg Center. This event is part of the College's Coming Out week series of events intended to promote awareness and understanding of citizens with different sexual orientations.
The show features members of the College's LGBriTS, an organization that promotes acceptance of differences among all members of the Albion College community.
This year's Drag Show will also raise funds for the Albion District Library's young adult literature collection, in order to add books addressing LGBT themes and including lesbian and gay characters. "This is an outreach for our community and youth in the area," said Rainbow Weldon, global diversity student leadership coordinator for the College.
This event is free although donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Weldon at 517/629-0501 or
Dining Hall Opens for Latin Food Night
Albion is invited to join a culinary trip across Latin America, as Albion College's dining services present Latin Food Night Tuesday, October 25, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Hall, located on Hannah Street between East Michigan and East Erie Streets. The dinner is part of Albion College's Latino/a Heritage Month celebration.
The all-you-can-eat menu features a variety of dishes, including Brazilian feijoada, Cuban potaje, Puerto Rican pernil, Mexican enchiladas, ceviche, papaya cheesecake, pumpkin flan and more.
"We recognize the great power and importance of food. Dining rooms are gathering places. Breaking bread together helps to create a sense of community and comfort," said David Lauffer, general manager for Bon Appetit, the College's food service provider. "It is our privilege to partner with the Organization For Latina/o Awareness to sponsor this special event."
The price for dinner is $10; Albion College employees can purchase dinner for $5, and guests accompanied by Albion College employees eat for $6. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Pat Miller,
Kaguri Sheds More Light on Nyaka Project in Albion College Visit
An evening lecture by the author of this year's Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience illuminated Goodrich Chapel with more details on his life and the school he founded in his native Uganda for children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS.
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri chronicles the creation of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in A School for My Village: A Promise to the Orphans of Nyaka. At Albion, he described how his thirst for education at a young age coupled with AIDS-wrought tragedy—in his family, his community, his country—spurred him to launch the project in 2001.
Keith Gets Personal in Stirring Stoffer Lecture at Opening Convocation
Albion College and Albion High School students joined community members, College faculty, and alumni for an inspiring address by Damon Keith, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals judge and the William K. Stoffer Lecturer at Albion's 2012 Opening Convocation. With warmth as well as forcefulness, the nonagenarian Keith gave his mostly teenaged audience a uniquely personal look at his defense of civil rights and their charge for the future.