After 20 Years, Albion's Sister City Program Still Flourishes
The Albion Sister City program is celebrating its 20th year by welcoming a delegation from the French communities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly to this weekend's Festival of the Forks celebration. It's an opportunity to share a culture and a friendship that continues to grow. “This relationship runs through every part of Albion, Michigan, and Albion College," said Albion College professor of French Dianne Guenin-Lelle.
West Ward School History Display Debuts at Holland Park
The public is invited to the grand opening of the newly installed West Ward School History panels in Holland Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. As part of the Holland Park Transformation, a Michigan Humanities Council Heritage grant was awarded to the City of Albion and Albion College to display the West Ward School story.
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