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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Women's Tennis vs. Hope (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

at Albion vs. Hope College

Men's Lacrosse vs. Alma (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

at Albion vs. Alma

Isaac Symposium Alumni Lecture: Hugh McDiarmid, '84 (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

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.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Honors Convocation and Elkin Isaac Research Symposium (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 12:00 am - 1:00 am)

Women's Lacrosse @ St. Mary's (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

at St. Mary's (Ind.)

Isaac Symposium Keynote: Richard Alley, Climate Expert (-)

Richard AlleyNobel laureate Richard Alley presents an eye-popping and thought-provoking look at climate change as Albion College's 2014 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote speaker, capping the 25th annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.

Alley takes the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel.

Teacher, researcher, author and Nobel laureate Richard Alley is Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He studies the great ice sheets to aid in prediction of future changes in climate and sea level. He chaired the National Research Council’s Panel on Abrupt Climate Change and as a participant in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Alley has advised presidential and U.S. senate panels and served as a trusted expert to the general public. He is presenter for PBS' Earth: The Operators’ Manual and wrote the popular account of climate change and ice cores, The Two-Mile Time Machine, named Phi Beta Kappa’s science book of the year in 2001.

The Symposium opens Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Towsley Lecture Hall/Norris 101, as environmental policy analyst Hugh McDiarmid, '84, gives the Symposium's Alumni Lecture.

From 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, nearly 100 Albion students will present research papers and other scholarship during the Elkin R. Isaac Research Symposium. The Symposium honors alumnus "Ike" Isaac, '48, who served for 25 years at Albion as a coach, professor and athletic director. Isaac later taught and served as athletic director for the University of the Pacific. The Symposium was established in 1991 by Isaac's former students and team members.

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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Men's Tennis @ MIAA Flighted Tournament (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 12:00 am - 2:00 am)

vs. MIAA Flighted Tournament @ Holland, Michigan.  TIME TBA

Year of Sustainability Brown Bag (-)

Albion College Year of Sustainability logoYear of Sustainability "Brown Bags" are simply a time for people to gather and discuss sustainability issues, especially ones that may have been presented during Year of Sustainability events. Brown bags take place the fourth Friday of each Year of Sustainability month (September through November, February through April).

Charles Crupi Poetry Celebration (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Special Olympics Volleyball Tournament (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

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!

Women's Lacrosse @ Adrian (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

at Adrian

Men's Lacrosse @ Adrian (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

at Adrian

Young Alumni Awards Ceremony (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day of Woden (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

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.  

Randy Richardville (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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.

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