Message of Solidarity to Sister Cities in France
On Friday, July 15, the following message was sent by Albion College professor of French Dianne Guenin-Lelle on behalf of the City of Albion Sister City Committee to friends in the communities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France, after the tragic event in Nice on Thursday, July 14.
Nos amis chéris,
Nous sommes avec vous dans ce moment si tragique, si triste, et nous restons en solidarité avec les valeurs de la république. L'humanite nous lie les uns aux autres, et nous sommes encore plus liés avec vous comme des soeurs et des frères car en fait nous sommes une seule grande famille malgré cet océan qui paraît nous séparer.
Nous vous embrassons très, très fort,
Dianne pour le Sister City Committee
'Greening' Host Kirk Heinze, '70, on the Albion River Trail Extension
Io Triumphe! Spring-Summer 2016 web extra
July 1, 2016 | Read the feature story
Kirk Heinze, '70 (right), hosts the weekly radio program "Greening of the Great Lakes," which airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on WJR 760-AM in Detroit and other stations around Michigan. Recently, the chairperson and director emeritus, agriculture and natural resources communication, at Michigan State University talked with Io Triumphe! magazine about the recreational trail project in Albion and what being a regional hub for hikers and cyclists could mean for the City and the College, both in the near term as well as down the road.
Listen to the conversation
101 N. Superior Project to Become The Ludington Center
A renovated downtown Albion building that will serve as a hub for interaction between Albion College, the City of Albion and the region will be named The Ludington Center. The Ludingtons, a Midland-based family, have had a strong interest in the Albion community as well as a distinguished history at the College.
Albion Launches Second NEA Big Read Grant
For the second straight year, the Albion community has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for The Big Read. The grant will fund a month-long community celebration of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and although The Big Read itself won't take place until October, English professor Jess Roberts and Madeline Drury, '15, recently kicked off preparations intended to build on the successful 2015 event.