Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season of Lent that leads up to Easter, is Feb. 22. Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and re-centering. In collaboration with Albion First United Methodist Church, the assistant director for spiritual wellness will provide ‘ashes to go’ in the Kellogg from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ash Wednesday, including regular/traditional and glitter ashes. Why ashes? Ashes symbolize mortality, grief, and repentance. Why glitter? Ashes mixed with biodegradable glitter represent LGBTQ affirmation and inclusion. They are also a public acknowledgement of the divine worth of each human being, including those who have often been marginalized. Together, they invite us to view Lent–and life–in a new way. For more information, email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.