Among thousands of similar events worldwide, Albion's International Piano Festival stands out for its focus on beginning and intermediate young players. And this year the festival is even more distinctly "Albion." Its opening concert, on October 28, features four early graduates of music professor David Abbott and adjunct instructor Lia Jensen-Abbott's program.
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This week, a small group of friends will raise a glass in celebration and anticipation. Then Ken Shenstone, '84, will take a wooden match from a 25-year-old box of matches and light a pile of wood that will bring a unique kiln to life. Then the fiery beast, 960 cubic feet in all, made up of more than 7,000 bricks and fed for the next 10 days by a nonstop supply of wood, will heat to over 2,400 degrees and eventually create the kind of ceramics you just can't find anywhere.
More than 100 "undead" will rise on Albion's Quadrangle this Halloween in a re-creation of Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" video. It may sound like a fraternity party, but the event, part of a First-Year Seminar curriculum, is sponsored by several academic departments and involves the entire Albion community.
"I'm incredibly fortunate," says Albion College physics alumnus Josh Cassada, who returned to Albion for his 20th reunion at 2015 Homecoming and talked about his journey to becoming one of NASA's newest astronauts—both on campus as well as at Albion Community School. "I love doing this. I like explaining and doing something new and novel. I think this is an exciting time to be in NASA."
William C. Ferguson, '52, longtime chair of the Albion College board of trustees and former acting president of the College, passed away October 14 in Florida at the age of 84.A memorial service will be held November 16 in Jupiter, Florida.
There is more to Lynne Chytilo's honors ceramics class than meets the eye. "I don't think anywhere in the world is there a class like this," said the Albion College art professor who specializes in ceramics and sculpture. And she may only be partially kidding.
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