Category Archives: Faculty and Staff

Free Spoken Word Performance! Mama Sol Music – art and social change

There will be a free spoken word performance by Mama Sol Music Tuesday, May 2 at 3 p.m. in the Science Atrium. You can take a coffee break and get inspired! Spoken word artist Mama Sol illustrates the power of the arts as a tool for activism. Motivating and assisting others is her life’s work. Sol electrifies audiences, urging them to see beyond their circumstances and choose solutions over excuses. Counteracting the negativity often associated with hip-hop, Sol uses her extraordinary gift and passion for words to encourage others towards self-love, uplifting perspectives, and greater purpose.

Dow Summer Schedule

The Dow Serra Fitness Center will be CLOSED April 27- May 7 and will reopen for the summer May 8. Summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The center will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Open swim hours will not be available due to the lack of available lifeguards.

You’re Invited – Insights to the Grants App and Required Gift Documentation

Quinn Phillips and Ashlin Tabiadon of Institutional Advancement have been invited to speak at the annual Slate conference in June. Please join us in Norris 101 Friday, May 19, or Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m. for their final practice run-throughs of “Building Innovative Tools by the Average Complexity Administrator.” You do not need to know anything about Slate to attend. The goal is to help them feel confident presenting in front of a large audience so that they can positively represent Albion College to their colleagues in Nashville. Attending this practice run will also give you insights into some of the tools the Office of Institutional Advancement has provided. Ashlin will be speaking on the overview and development of the grant application. Quinn will be speaking on the overview and development of how we collect our required gift documentation to ensure we follow donor intent. This is a huge accomplishment for Quinn and Ashlin, and we would like to show our support for their presentation.

The Revolution Will Not Be Litigated: Movements for Human Rights and Climate Justice

Albion College welcomes Katie Redford, Esq. as the keynote speaker for the Challenging Borders Conference, Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Bohm Theatre. Redford will speak at the free public lecture on the struggle for human rights and climate justice. She is an American human rights lawyer and activist and executive director of The Equation Campaign, a funding initiative that supports the climate movement by funding resistance on the ground and diminishing the industry’s sources of financial support, and making grants for strategic litigation and the legal defense of activists. The “Taste of Albion” dessert reception, featuring taste treats from local restaurants, will happen immediately following the lecture at the Courtyard by Marriott. These events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Sustainability and the Environment, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service, the Albion Human Rights Lab, and the Department of Political Science

The Science Complex Little Free Library offers your books a second life

If you have a few books you don’t want to take home, the Science Complex Little Free Library has plenty of room for them! Bring the books by the Science Complex main office (Putnam 154) or leave them on the Little Free Library shelves on the Atrium bridge, in the corner by the golden wing chairs. If you want someone to come pick them up for you, contact and we will make it happen!