Category Archives: Students

Chem/Biochem Seminar TODAY 2:15!

Join the Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry today (Friday, Oct. 21) at 2:15 in Norris 100 for a virtual Q&A with Krista Watson, ’16. Krista is a Quality Operations Analyst with Illumina, Inc., a global leader in DNA sequencing. High-throughput, low-cost DNA sequencing has revolutionized DNA science in the 21st century, leading to advances in medicine, forensic science, evolutionary biology, and other fields. She will talk about her work with Illumina and field questions from the audience!

Albion Explorer Free Passport Project

A generous Albion alumni wants to ensure all students have the opportunity to travel and study abroad and are not limited by access to a passport. Use this link to sign up for the Albion Explorer Free Passport Project! We will be in contact with you shortly about next steps. Reach out to with any questions!

Guest Artist Recital–Sunday, Oct. 30, at 4

Flutist Tess Miller and pianist Nicholas Laban present a recital of music by female composers, almost all from the state of Michigan. The program will include “Balkal Journey” by Catherine McMichael, a work that explores the depths and richness of the world’s deepest lake; a haunting “Lullaby” by Elena Specht; and Marjan Helms’s lyrical and thrilling “Sonata for Flute and Piano.” This concert will take place on Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

Green Day Celebration!!

Please join us for CSE’s Fall Green Day Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the Science Atrium. Green Day highlights environmental and sustainability initiatives and opportunities around campus and in the community of Albion. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy fall treats and pumpkins, learn about environmental and sustainability initiatives, departmental programs, upcoming classes, and join our growing community. Green Day is sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE).

Albion College Rock

The Albion College rock has been a campus tradition since 1899. Since then, layers of paint have been collected, each telling its own story and collectively telling the story of student involvement and expression.

You might notice some paint missing from the base: this has been collected for our partnership with Rebel Nell, a Detroit-based, women-owned social business that makes jewelry from repurposed materials and uses profits to support programs that promote mental well-being, financial training, and career education. Albion College is featured in the Campus Rocks Collection which encapsulates the symbolism college rocks have long held for the student experience: activism, empathy, camaraderie, and togetherness.

New pieces made from this latest harvest will include paint from Homecoming 2022. Rebel Nell will donate 10 percent of the sales of the Albion College rock collection to the Briton Scholarship Fund, giving back to current and future students.

Grant Writing 101 badge

If you have a passion for making a difference in your community but have questions about how to secure resources to do so, the Grant Writing 101 badge helps introduce students to the world of foundations and nonprofits. Participants will not only be certified in how to formulate a grant, but also will have the opportunity to write an application and compete for funds for a project to implement in Albion. This badge will meet every Friday at 4 p.m. in the Ludington Center classroom from Oct. 21 through Nov. 25. If you are interested, please visit our website and register on our Moodle page.