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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Green Day/Earth Day Celebration

Come to the Whitehouse Nature Center today (Tuesday, April 22) for the Spring Semester's Green Day which coincides with the national Earth Day celebration. Locally sourced, Michigan-grown snacks will be provided while supplies last. We will have on display several student projects in the environmental and sustainability areas, acting as capstone to our Year of Sustainability and working to beautify and improve our campus. Plants grown right here in our campus greenhouse will be for sale. And as supplies last, come arm yourself to make your own part of campus or home more eco-friendly with free, homemade seed bombs! It promises to be a blast, and the weather looks to be cool and clear. Come enjoy our booths and the relaxing atmosphere of your Whitehouse Nature Center. We'll see you there, from 5-7pm today!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Women's Lacrosse vs. Kalamazoo

at Albion vs. Kalamazoo

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Albion College Orchestra Brings Classical Favorites to Marshall

With favorite composers and award-winning guest artists, the Albion College Symphony Orchestra makes its Marshall debut Tuesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. at the Franke Center for the Arts (214 E. Mansion in Marshall).

Featured on the concert is cellist Igor Cetkovic, performing "Variations on a Rococco Theme" by Tchaikovsky. Cetkovic was principal cellist of the Serbian Chamber Orchestra in his homeland and is current principal cellist with the West Michigan Symphony. He also plays with the Kalamazoo Symphony and performs as a soloist and master clinician with ensembles and music schools throughout the Midwest. He is cello instructor for Dynamics Music School in Lansing and at Albion College.

Also featured is Albion College music and biology major Rebecca Ruthberg, winner of the 2014 Albion College Concerto Competition. Ruthberg will perform Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. Rounding out the evening are Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Beethoven's Symphony #2 in D Major.

Albion College's Symphony Orchestra is directed by music professor James Ball, and includes Albion College students, Marshall High School students and community members from through south central Michigan.

"Playing in Marshall is one way to get the word out to musicians who might be interested in joining us," said Ball. "We now have people from as far away as Kalamazoo, Lansing and Jackson. Our community members have really helped to stabilize the orchestra musically while at the same time giving our students a better, more professional musical experience."

Tickets for the Albion College Symphony Orchestra Franke Center concert are $18/person and may be reserved via the Franke Center website, https://www.vendini.com or by calling 269/789-9677. For more information about the concert, contact the Albion College Music department, music@albion.edu, 517/629-0481.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:00 pm
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Women's Tennis vs. Hope

at Albion vs. Hope College

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Men's Lacrosse vs. Alma

at Albion vs. Alma

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Isaac Symposium Alumni Lecture: Hugh McDiarmid, '84

Hugh McDiarmid, Albion College Class of 1984April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Towsley Lecture Hall/Norris 101

As communications director with the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC), Hugh McDiarmid, Jr., '84, works with more than 60 environmental, public health, and faith-based groups across the state dedicated to positive change through the political process. Based in Lansing, MEC works on issues such as clean energy, forest management, children’s health, environmental justice, transportation, climate change, and air pollution. Surrounded by the world's largest freshwater ecosystem, MEC is also heavily involved with issues affecting the health and preservation of the Great Lakes.

An English major at Albion, McDiarmid worked as a reporter and editor at the Roscommon Herald-News and the Grand Rapids-based Advance Newspapers before joining the Detroit Free Press in 1996. At the Free Press, McDiarmid won numerous state and national awards within news beats as varied as crime, politics, local government, and breaking news. He became the Free Press' environmental writer in 2003 where he broke news on issues including Great Lakes water pollution, lead poisoning in Michigan children, dioxin contamination downstream from Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, and efforts to protect public access to the Upper Peninsula's hardwood forests.

McDiarmid is a member of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council. He was a member of Albion's Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and active with Albion's club lacrosse team. McDiarmid lives in Farmington, where he keeps bees and plays goalie on a master's lacrosse team.

This event opens the 25th annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium. From 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, nearly 100 Albion students will present research papers and other scholarship. The Symposium concludes later that evening with the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote, to be presented by noted climate scientist Richard Alley.

All Symposium events are free and open to the public. For further information, see the Symposium Web page, http://www.albion.edu/isaac, or contact Symposium coordinator Michael VanHouten at mvanhouten@albion.edu or 517/629-0382.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Charles Crupi Poetry Celebration

The Charles Crupi Poetry Celebration will celebrate both the winners of this year's Charles Crupi Poetry Contest, which is open to all high school students in the state of Michigan, and the incredible work of teaching poetry to young poets. Refreshments will precede and follow the recognition of poets and teachers.

Friday, April 25, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament

On Saturday, April 26, SAAC will be hosting a Special Olympics volleyball tournament from 9-4. The tournament will be taking place at the Dow Recreation Center from 9-4 and Kresge Gymnasium from 9-11.

Over 160 Special Olympic athletes as well as 40 coaches/chaperones from 16 teams will be in attendance. If you are on campus that day and a random stranger comes up to you (and probably tries to shake your hand or hug you) as they are on their way to Upper Baldwin for lunch, please take a moment to welcome them to Albion College.

Also, if you would like to stop by and watch them play, they would sincerely appreciate it. Both of the volleyball teams from Area 19 (Jackson and Calhoun) are being coached solely by Albion College staff and students and are gearing up for a repeat gold medal performance at the state summer games.

We are also in need of some more volunteers for this event. If you know of anyone that would like to chaperone a team or line judge sometime during the day, please have them contact Melissa Walton. Thanks!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Young Alumni Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 26, 2014

5 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Science Complex
Albion College
Albion, Michigan

$25.00 per adult/ $15 per child (under 10 years of age)

To indicate your attendance, please call 517/629-0448 or email (collegeevents@albion.edu) by April 14, 2014. Make checks payable to Albion College.

Congratulations to this year’s honorees:
Andrew Beck, '04
Daniella Frank, '05
Steve Gordon, '04
William Green, '05
Jennifer Swindlehurst Howland, '04
Saturday, April 26, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Day of Woden

Join Union Board as we celebrate the end of the year at Day of Woden, Wednesday, April 30th from 4:30-7:30pm on the campus quad (rain location is the Dow Fieldhouse).  This year we are hoping to welcome in the warm temperatures with a "Beach Theme".  The festivities include inflatable games and activities, an all campus picnic, the senior horn competition and the beach rockin' music of the Joe Moorhead Band.  

All on and off board students, faculty and staff are invited to the picnic for free.  Families and guests may join you for the picnic for a separate charge.  More details will be posted in Albion Today and other publicity on campus.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Randy Richardville

Randy Richardville, Michigan State Senate Majority Leader, will be on campus on Wednesday, April 30, to speak about civic engagement. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in the Bobbitt Auditorium. Sponsored by the Ford Institute.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Baccalaureate Service

Friday, May 9, 7:30-9 p.m., Goodrich Chapel

A service for all seniors, their families, and guests. Dress is nice casual; you do not need to wear graduation robes. Join Interim President Frandsen, The Briton Singers, Euphonics and others in this deeply spiritual, intercultural and interfaith goodbye. A very intimate and special way to close out your time as a Brit, it will certainly bring the deeper meaning of your Albion College education into focus.

For more information, contact Rev. Daniel McQuown, College Chaplain, at chaplain@albion.edu or 517/629-0492.

Friday, May 09, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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SOAR

Friday, May 30, 2014
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SOAR

Monday, June 02, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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SOAR

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Public Observing

Join us on the roof of Palenske Hall and in our historical observatory in the Honors Building for star and planet viewing.

Rain date June 25

The Alvan Clark telescope is located near the center of the Albion College Quadrangle. Palenske Hall is located within the Science Complex on East Michigan Avenue, just east of Hannah Street.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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SOAR

Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Residences open for all first-year and new transfer students at 8 a.m. First contract meal for new students - LUNCH

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Residences opoen for all upper class students at 8 a.m. First contract meal - DINNER

Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Football game

at UW Stevens Point - Stevens Point, WI

Saturday, September 06, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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