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Writing Center Workshop: Analyzing Assignment Prompts

Do you sometimes struggle to figure out what your writing assignment is asking you to do? You’re not alone! This workshop will go over how to more successfully answer assignment prompts in almost any subject area. Snacks provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
2nd floor of the Cutler Center (in Stockwell Memorial Library)
Register here!

This workshop is designed and led by Peer Writing Consultants. Also, it’s free!

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 by Angela Zito (azito@albion.edu)

History of Cinema in the 1910s and 1920s, Monday at 4:15 p.m.

Far from Hollywood: Class, Respectability, and the Transformation of American Mass Culture is the topic of a talk by Dr. Sam Backer, Monday, Feb. 12, 4:15 p.m. in Robinson 203. Dr. Backer is a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Digital Humanities, and is a candidate for assistant professor of history at Albion College. He is interested in themes of race, capitalism, gender, technology, and class, centered around American popular culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Please join the History department to hear how locally-organized negotiations around class, respectability, and gender in communities around the country shaped Hollywood’s motion picture industry in the 1910s and 20s. This event is free and open to the public.

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 by Ellen Wilch (ewilch@albion.edu)

“Ashes to Go” (Traditional and Glitter) in the KC

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian season of Lent that leads up to Easter, starts Wednesday, Feb. 14, this year. Lent is a season of reflection, repentance, and re-centering. In collaboration with Spiritual Life, local United Methodist clergy will provide ‘ashes to go’ in the Kellogg lobby from 1 to 3 p.m., Ash Wednesday, including traditional palm ashes 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 media@umcmarshall.org.

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 by Laura Todd (ltodd@albion.edu)

Applications open for the CSE Summer Sustainability Internship

Applications are officially OPEN for the CSE/AmeriCorps Summer Internship! Join a dynamic group of 5 students dedicated to environmentalism and food security in our community. From managing the Albion College Student Farm to supporting the Albion Community Garden and campus sustainability projects, this internship is your chance to make a real impact.

Interested? Send your resume to Thom Wilch, faculty director of CSE, or apply directly on Handshake to secure your spot. First round interviews run from Feb. 14 – 23. Hurry, only 5 spots available!

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 by Lindsey Knowlden (lknowlden@albion.edu)

Calling all Content Creators: Day in the Life of a Brit Social Media Feature! #BritsVlog

Are you interested in being featured on the Albion College Instagram/TikTok? The Marketing and Communications Social Media Team is looking for students who are involved on campus and eager to show us a Day in the Life of a Brit! No video editing required, just fill out the Day in the Life submission form and include your video clips for a chance to be featured! For guidelines and further details.

Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2024 by Kalli Onai (konai@albion.edu)

FYE Mentor Applications are Finally Here!

The FYE Peer Mentor Program is looking for new Mentors for next school year (2024 – 25). Applying to be an FYE Mentor is simple:

  1. Email Barry Wolf (bwolf@albion.edu) and request an online application.
  2. Submit the application by the Feb. 19 deadline.
  3. Acquire the most badass job ever.

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Barry Wolf at bwolf@albion.edu.

Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2024 by Barry Wolf (bwolf@albion.edu)

Join us to get a workout while Weeding the Woods at the Whitehouse Nature Center!

Stretch, pull, squat, bend outdoors while learning some of the common shrubs and vines along the 5 miles of trails throughout the WNC natural areas. Come to one or more. Each event will begin at the WNC building located at the end of Farley Drive (same drive as the Dow). Loppers for cutting invasive shrubs will be provided. Please wear boots and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. We recommend multiple layers for warmth, breathability, rain, snow and wind protection. Many of the shrubs have thorns so a thick (jean/canvas material) is an excellent choice for the outer layer. Certain clothing materials can be loaned from the WNC for the duration of each program in order to keep you warm and dry. An alternative indoor activity will be held if there is poor weather.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 9, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 19, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2024 by Monica Day (mday@albion.edu)