Category Archives: Students

Monday Meditation This Evening

Albion College Spiritual life and local Buddhist meditation teachers will facilitate a meditation in Kellogg 412 from 7 to 7:45 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12. (Meditation will be held every Monday this semester at the same time and place.) Teachers Bruce and Teri Nelson are lay practitioners and authorized meditation instructors in the Kagyu-Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Anyone interested in learning more about meditation is welcome. Chairs and cushions will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 by Laura Todd (

Bird Walk in Whitehouse Nature Center, Sat February 17

Be part of a Global Bird Count this weekend! Join Dale Kennedy and Doug White for a bird walk in Whitehouse Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. Meet at the WNC Interpretive building. All levels of birders are welcome. This walk is an event for the Great Backyard Bird Count, an international bird count that produces information to “help scientists better understand and protect birds around the world.” And looking for birds is fun!

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 by Dale Kennedy (

Auditions for William Shakespeare’s _Twelfth Night_ are on Monday, Feb. 19

The Theatre Department will hold auditions for William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Monday, Feb. 19. All students are welcome to audition, regardless of experience. We’re especially interested in students who play guitar and/or sing. Sign up for an audition slot and download audition scenes and instructions on the “Theatre Production” Course Webs page. To access the page, log in to Course Webs and click the arrow tab in the upper right corner below your profile pic. Under “Student Resources” you will see a drama mask icon with “Theatre Production.” Click the icon to join.

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 by Ian MacInnes (

History of Cinema in the 1910s and 1920s, TODAY 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, TODAY (Monday, Feb. 12) at 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 Monday, February 12, 2024 by Ellen Wilch (

Join us for Declare-A-Major/Advisor 2024!

Have you declared your major or do you want to learn more about the different majors/minors available at Albion? Do you have an advisor in your major? Then come and join us for Declare-A-Major, Declare-An-Advisor Day!

Stop by on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 3 – 5 p.m. in Upper Baldwin. Faculty and the Career and Internship Center staff will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you through the process to help you Declare-A-Major/Minor or Declare-An-Advisor!

Snacks and beverages will be available and a prize drawing will be held! Enter to win Wireless Headphones, Albion Swags, a Hydro Water Bottle, a Choice of Parking Pass location (purchase still necessary), Class Registration in the first group for fall 2024, First Place in the lottery for fall housing 2024 with Community Living, and Albion Gift Cards!

Please get in touch with the Career and Internship Center at or 517-629-0332 with further questions. Hope to see you there!

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 by Dawn Hernandez (

Make your voice heard about the Writing Competence Exam!

Dear Albion College student,

Have you heard of the Writing Proficiency Requirement (WPR)? What about the Writing Competence Exam (WCE)?

If you have, whether you have been required to take the Writing Competence Exam (WCE) or not, we’d like to hear your feedback about this crucial Albion College graduation requirement. To help us out, please follow the link below to make your voice heard!

This survey is part of a study at Albion College to better understand the impact that the Writing Competence Exam (WCE) is having on students across campus. Your feedback will help Dr. Ian Kelley and the WCE Committee to make changes to the Writing Competence Exam so that it is more equitable for students.

Take the survey

Thanks for your help!

Dr. Ian Kelley and the WCE Committee

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 by Ian Kelley (