MacInnes Earns National Award for Doing What He Does Best

Ian MacInnes, professor and chair, English, Albion College
Professor Ian MacInnes, chair of Albion College's English Department, was named the 2015 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Michigan Professor of the Year. He was honored November 19 in Washington, D.C., at an awards luncheon at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, followed by an evening reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Albion Grieves Loss of Hal Wyss

Hal Wyss
English professor Hal Wyss passed away July 28 after a short illness at the age of 75. During his 35-year tenure (1970-2005) with Albion College's English Department, Wyss also worked as an administrator, serving at different times as the assistant, interim or acting dean of the faculty. He also was named the College's Advisor of the Year and was also a recipient of the Student Senate's Teacher of the Year award.

For Potoczak, '15, an Environmental Blog Becomes a Thesis

Olivia Potoczak, '15
Olivia Potoczak graduated from Albion last month as an English major and a geology minor—and with a passion for writing about environmental issues. Her particular interest in sparking an informed conversation about climate change among Millennials grew into something rather substantial, as her blog, The Climate Pickle, evolved over the course of the academic year into a full-fledged senior thesis.

The Bigger Read: A Powerful Partnership Makes Magic

From left: Tess Haadsma, '15; Madeline Drury, '15; and Diana Gomez, '15, students in English professor Jess Roberts' Practical Persuasion class last fall.
As Albion—the City and the College—awaits word from the National Endowment for the Arts on its Big Read grant application, centered around the classic young-adult fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea, an English class’ journey is a tale all its own.

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