Join the Albion Skate Club

Do you like to skate? Do you want to get better? Do you want to make new friends that skate? Join the Albion Skate Club on the quad on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join our discord! https://discord.gg/xdf8dZThM

Follow us on insta! https://instagram.com/albion.sk8.club?igshid=MWZjMTM2ODFkZg==

Posted on Sunday, October 08, 2023 by Alaina Shepardson (als25@albion.edu)

Spooky skate Oct. 19

Roll on over and join the skate club for a spooky skate on Thursday, October 19th from 6:30 to 9! bring your roller skates, skateboards, longboards anything with wheels and enjoy a night of skating under the changing leaves! We will meet in the quad and go from there.

Posted on Sunday, October 08, 2023 by Alaina Shepardson (als25@albion.edu)

Solar eclipse Oct. 14

On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. The “ring of fire” will be visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America. In Albion, we’ll see a partial solar eclipse, with about 45% coverage. As a reminder, a total solar eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024, when Albion will see about 97% coverage (with totality in Toledo).

Eclipse glasses are the best way to safely view the Sun and protect your eyes. The Physics Department has a limited supply and is distributing them as loaners for the October 14 eclipse. Please get eclipse glasses from Elisa Reynolds in the Science Complex Office, during normal business hours. We expect you to return them when we return to campus after Fall Break.

More information about the October 14 annular eclipse, including the path of totality, can be found here. More information about the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse can be found here.

Posted on Saturday, October 07, 2023 by Nicolle Zellner (nzellner@albion.edu)

Call for help with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Please consider participating in BUS: 387 – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)!

The program’s mission is to provide free tax preparation to low-income taxpayers in the Albion community. Using IRS-supplied software, student volunteers will receive valuable, hands-on tax preparation experience under the supervision of Albion College Accounting faculty. This experiential learning program is open to all majors, and can be particularly helpful to those interested in Accounting, Actuarial Science, and Finance.  This program is also a great resume builder & provides students with real-world experience that can be discussed during interviews for internships and full-time employment.

The program will run from approx. the first week in February to the second week in April 2024.

If you are interested – please fill out this Google Form and indicate a possible time slot that works for you. 

I appreciate your consideration!

Posted on Friday, October 06, 2023 by Leah Parker-Roth (lparker-roth@albion.edu)

Free screening of “Picture a Scientist”

The 2023 Common Reading Experience presents “Picture a Scientist” in Bobbitt Auditorium on Oct. 11 from 7 – 9 p.m with opening remarks on the importance of diversity in STEM by Dr. Ashley Woodson.

Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, numbers are even lower for women of color. But there is a growing group of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination, and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Free popcorn will be provided by Albion College Library.

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2023 by Jill Mason (jmason@albion.edu)

Earth, Environmental Club wellness event Oct. 10

The Earth and Environmental club has teamed up with the assistant director for Spiritual Wellness to discuss Eco-axiety and how we can manage this anxiety in the time of rapid climate change. Join us at the Whitehouse Nature Center on October 10th from 6-7pm to participate in a guided discussion on creating a healthy relationship with the environment. For more information, contact ih11@albion.edu, bfl10@albion.edu, and ltodd@albion.edu.

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2023 by Isaac Hautala (ih11@albion.edu)

History’s Coy James Lecture is today

Dr. Ian Shin is the invited speaker for today’s (Wed., Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.) Coy James annual lecture in American History. Born in Hong Kong, raised in California, and now in Michigan, he is a professor of social and cultural history at the University of Michigan. Dr. Shin has a wide variety of research interests in Asian American history and the history of the U.S. in the Pacific World between 1850 and 1950.  Please join the History department in Bobbitt Auditorium for Dr. Shin’s talk, “Collecting Empire: Chinese Art and U.S. Imperial Stewardship in the Early 20th Century”. Refreshments will be served.

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2023 by Ellen Wilch (ewilch@albion.edu)