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Albion Community Garden clean-up Oct. 21

On Saturday 10/21, beginning at 8 am, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE) is joining community members for the annual fall clean-up of the Albion Community Garden at 1009 N. Jefferson St., Albion.

We are putting the gardens to bed for the winter and could use your help.  CSE and the Student Farm partnered with the Community Garden  this year and together we have grown and produced nearly 5000 lbs of produce for the community of Albion.  Volunteers can come when and for how long as they are able. We are offering rides to student volunteers if needed (contact Thom Wilch (

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023 by Thom Wilch (

Albion College spring course at Jackson Prison

You are invited to learn more about a unique, transformative learning opportunity: The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Inside-Out brings college students together with incarcerated people to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls. It is a semester-long academic course, meeting once a week, through which 15 “outside” (Albion) students and the same number of “inside” (incarcerated) students attend class together inside prison.

Spring 2024 — SOC 230: Men & Masculinities (NO PREREQUISITE)
Thursdays 5-9:30pm, taught by Dr. Scott Melzer

To learn more about Inside-Out, SOC 230, and the application process, attend ONE of the informational meetings:

(1) Virtual — Tuesday, Oct 24, 12:15-1p  (

(2) ROB 406 (in person) — Wednesday, Oct 25, 4:15-5P

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to submit an application, you should obtain notes from an attendee, check out and contact Dr. Melzer.

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023 by Scott Melzer (

24th Annual Marilyn Crandell Schleg Lecture Oct. 26

Please join us for the Marilyn Crandell Schleg Lecture on October 26 at 7pm in Bobbitt Auditorium. Finding Community Through the Practice of Oral History, will feature a panel of speakers from Eastern Michigan University. The practice of Oral History has the ability to create community for those who feel that their stories have been excluded from traditional archival spaces, but also a community of practice. Alexis Braun Marks, University Archivist; Matt Jones, University Archives Lecturer and Oral History Program Coordinator; and Akaiia Ridley, ’22, current University Archives Graduate Assistant, Albion alumna and creator of The Beginning of Belonging: Exploring the Black History of Albion College will discuss how the oral history program at EMU was established, how they are building community, the creation of the mobile oral history booth (The Aiere), developing the overall program, involving graduate students, and connecting to different community partners. We hope to see you there!

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Palmer (

E&E/CSE Colloquium on experiential certificates, digital badges today at 2:15 p.m. in Norris 101

Experiential learning is learning by doing. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about ways to enhance your major and minor and resume by earning experiential learning microcredentials. In CSE, you can design and earn an Experiential Certificate that documents your hands-on experiences and your passion for and expertise in a transformative topic.  You can earn Innovation Badges that showcase your skills, involvement and initiative to future employers and graduate schools.

Kalli Onai, Chrissy Pfeil, and Thom Wilch will be presenting what’s new with Albion On Purpose badges and certificates, while answering all your questions.  Kalli is Albion’s Digital Badge Program Manager and Chrissy is the  SPP Projects and Operations Manager.     All are welcome to attend.

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 by Thomas Wilch (

Free movies at the Bohm

Did you know that all staff, faculty and students can enjoy free movies at the Bohm Theater in Downtown Albion? With your Albion College ID card, you will receive free admission into all regular movie showings at the theater. The Bohm Theater is located at  201 S Superior Street. To view showtimes, please visit

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 by Business Office, Jennifer Sullivan (

Green Day is Oct. 26

Green Day is coming soon! The Center for Sustainability and the Environment is gearing up for a spectacular event with plenty of pumpkins, donuts, and cider. Fall Green Day showcases student work and projects and provides opportunities for students to learn more about local and regional environmental and sustainability initiatives and organizations. We would love to have you join us Thursday 10/26 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Science Atrium as we celebrate Albion students and their efforts to make Albion more sustainable and environmentally conscious.


Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 by Thom Wilch (

Chat with seminary representative about ministry, LGBTQ Inclusion

Sara Babcock, director of admissions at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will visit Albion College on Monday, October 23rd. She will hang out at Reading Between the Grinds (library) to chat about seminary (graduate education in religion/ministry) and LGBTQIA+ inclusion in Christian spaces from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.  You can also set up a meeting with her for another time. Email assistant director for spiritual wellness Laura Todd at for more information.

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023 by Laura Todd (