International Education Week began on a somber note, as students painted the Rock in response to the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. Five French students are currently on campus: a teaching assistant for the French program, plus four exchange students from the Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), about 20 miles southwest of Paris.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
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There are heroes and then there are heroes. For the 17 students in Carrie Booth Walling's First-Year Seminar titled simply "Heroes," the distinction is dramatic. "We look at ways ordinary people do extraordinary things," said Booth Walling, associate professor of political science, during a Hometown Heroes Breakfast event in Upper Baldwin that brought together 11 Albion community members who have done the extraordinary things ordinary people do.
Over the years, Mark Bollman has taught just about everything that involves numbers. But the professor of mathematics enjoys doing even more than that. He has researched new card games, tested theories of probability, created eight-side dice and even written a textbook about his new favorite subject, gambling, called Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind the Neon. "Gambling has been my primary interest for five years," says Bollman. "I've always had an interest in elementary probability."
The Albion men's lacrosse team continued to work together even after its nontraditional fall season ended with an intrasquad scrimmage. Instead of working out on the turf, the Britons turned their attention to restoring a flower bed in Victory Park. Over four days student-athletes gutted the old garden; laid a new base with manure, topsoil and rocks; and planted perennials that will come up next spring.
A significant six-figure gift from Gary Noble, '57, and his wife of 49 years, Peggy Noble, will refurbish and enhance Munger Place as part of a new student living-learning community. Originally built as a hotel in 1926, the building has been closed as a College-owned student residence for nearly two years due to structural issues. Scheduled to reopen in fall 2016, the building will house up to 55 students in groups of as many as 10 who will present a project plan as part of an application process.
McKenzie Bueck, '17, a native of Avon Lakes, Ohio ("But I just tell people I'm from Cleveland"), has found in Albion College the place where she can live out her dream of travel and adventure and discovering as soon as possible what the world has in store for her. She spent two months this past summer in South Korea. As a first-year student she was in Cameroon, then in California as a member of the Albion women's lacrosse team, and after that, Costa Rica. "As you can see," she says, "I'm all over the place," she says.
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