The first time Mareike Wieth realized her field of interest resonated beyond her office walls was the day in 2012 she got a message she didn’t expect. “When I got a voice mail from the BBC, it was like, ‘What?’ I think I hyperventilated,” she said. After all, it wasn’t every day that the British Broadcasting Corporation called an associate professor of psychology at Albion College. But Wieth was working on something that not only intrigued that news organization, but has sparked the interest of media on this side of the Atlantic as well.
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"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
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.
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.
Six Albion College students and one staff member attended the recent National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The three-day conference June 2-4 included keynote speakers, personal development workshops, a Women of Distinction awards ceremony, career and graduate school fairs, and an evening to explore Washington, D.C.
Mike Dussel, '17, a lineman on the Albion football team, is using his lifelong passion for being outdoors to interpret the Ewell A. Stowell Arboretum for visitors. An environmental science major, Dussel's summer project includes the identification, measurement and assessment of the trees in the arboretum. He is also locating the trees via GPS, which will be used to create a map as well as signage to guide visitors with data about each tree's common and scientific names, family and origin.
Albion College is one of 20 universities and colleges nationally to be named a finalist in the 2016 Ford College Community Challenge, which focuses on finding student-led projects that address the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities.” Albion’s project is titled “The Twelve-Mile Challenge,” connecting the communities of Albion and Marshall, and is in line to be one of up to 10 proposals that could be awarded a $25,000 grant by the Ford Motor Company Fund.
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