17th Annual Maemester Showcase Learning Fair

On behalf of the Albion College Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development and Education Department, please join us for our 17th Annual Showcase Learning Fair on Thursday, May 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Science Complex Atrium.

The Showcase Learning Fair represents Marshall Public School (MPS) PK-12 students who have been taught by Albion College teacher candidates under the guidance of MPS mentor teachers for three weeks in May, as part of the Boundary Crossings / Maemester program (EDUC 396/7). Each teacher candidate designed and taught a unit plan that integrated experiential learning. We are proud that our college and community collaboration has provided so many positive learning outcomes and resources for children and youth as well as future teachers!

Please contact Karen Hoaglin, Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development Liaison, with any questions (khoaglin@albion.edu).

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.

Free Film Screening with Film-maker

There will be a free screening of the documentary human rights film, Ukweli, as well as a discussion with the filmmaker in Bobbitt Auditorium, Tuesday, May 2 from 8-9:15 p.m. Ukweli (TRUTH) is a film that works to help change the narrative and celebrate the beauty in Congo. Patrice Lumumba said, “The story of Africa will be written by Africans: UKWELI is the story of three artists in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are doing just that by protesting the prevailing media narrative of war, conflict and rape – and using their artistic voices to reclaim their nation’s narrative and present a more complete perspective of their country, their culture and their truth. This timely documentary illustrates the power of art as a voice and conduit for change.”

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.

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.