Albion College overview
The origin of Albion College lies not in the city of Albion, but about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the present location of the college. On March 23, 1835, Methodist Episcopal settlers in Spring Arbor Township obtained a charter for the Spring Arbor Seminary from the Michigan Territorial Legislature. Foundations for a building were begun in 1837 at a location about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of the current village of Spring Arbor but were soon abandoned due to the economic turmoil caused by the Panic of 1837. No classes were ever held at the Spring Arbor location. The trustees applied to move the seminary to Albion in 1838, and the legislature approved the move in 1839.
With 60 acres (243,000 m²) of land donated by Albion pioneer Jesse Crowell, the cornerstone was laid for the first building in 1841. The seminary, now named the Wesleyan Seminary, first held classes in 1843, in the local Methodist Church. In 1844, classes began in the newly constructed Central Building, which was rebuilt as the present Robinson Hall in 1907.
The Albion Female Collegiate Institute was founded in 1850 by the Wesleyan Seminary Corporation. The two schools merged in 1857 under the name The Wesleyan Seminary and Female College at Albion.
On February 25, 1861, both schools were completely merged under the name Albion College when the school was fully authorized by the State legislature to confer a full four-year college degree upon both men and women.
Albion College Departments Posts
Friday March 27th, 2020 - 1:35 pm
Thursday March 26th, 2020 - 5:29 pm
Albion Men’s Lacrosse made the NCAA top 25 statistics charts 📈 ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday March 25th, 2020 - 8:23 am
Today is our inaugural attempt at a Wednesday virtual lecture series! Up first is Craig Kirby, '85, founder of Golf. My Future. My Game. His 12:30 lecture will focus on how to start a non profit. Students: check your email for the link! ... See MoreSee Less
Monday March 23rd, 2020 - 9:06 am
Checking in on the healthcare professionals from the Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine -
As healthcare professionals, your positions are critical to the wellbeing of all. We just wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge your service and selflessness. Please watch this video message below: Thank you healthcare professionals!
Wishing you health and safety,
The Wilson Institute for Medicine Staff ... See MoreSee Less
Friday March 20th, 2020 - 9:56 am
The Brits are #UnitedAsOne
Through it all, we support our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, programs, and others during these unprecedented times. Stay safe, stay strong. It’s a #GDTBAB ... See MoreSee Less
Monday March 16th, 2020 - 2:40 pm
Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott's website launch party for tonight has been canceled, but the website is live now!!
The launch of the Diabellisquared.com website is first and foremost a culmination of the contemporary music being commissioned by Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott as part of the Albion College Diabelli Squared project. Dr. Jensen-Abbott has commissioned 10 composers so far to submit a variation based on Anton Diabelli's famous waltz theme of 1819. Beyond that, this website seeks to attract non-commissioned composers from around the globe as an organic art form, whereby anyone can submit a variation on this theme at any time. Dr. Jensen-Abbott will play and record all of the variations she receives. Ultimately, the website will contain a listing of names and countries/cities where each composer resides, as well as a blog post about the larger scope of the project. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday March 13th, 2020 - 6:54 pm
Due to the recent decision to cancel face-to-face classes, THE FLICK is being postponed until November. It will feature the same cast. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday March 13th, 2020 - 3:38 pm
UPDATE - CANCELED - Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s reading on March 25th has been canceled. We will attempt to reschedule this author during the fall semester. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday March 12th, 2020 - 11:05 am
While we are sad about cancelling our IMC weekend, we look forward to rescheduling for next year and we hope you are looking forward to the amazing performances next year. ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday March 10th, 2020 - 10:01 am
We updated our Faculty Spotlight and we are highlighting Dr. Cynthia Duda, our Bassoon and woodwind techniques instructor! Scroll through the photos below to learn more about this awesome instructor! ... See MoreSee Less
Monday March 9th, 2020 - 4:22 pm
Camp Med Celebrates Its 5th Year!
Camp Med is a medical school preparatory camp for high school students entering 10-12 grades who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Student participants will have the opportunity to learn in hands-on environments, such as our anatomy and physiology labs, while working with Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Physics, and Psychology faculty on cardiology-themed topics. Students will also take part in sessions on college and medical school admissions, with a focus on how they can better prepare themselves for a career in medicine. Participants will receive college credit at Albion for this four-day experiential learning camp on Albion College's campus.
Registration Includes: Overnight accommodations in residential halls for 3 nights, three meals per day in Baldwin Cafe, evening activities, and college credit at Albion College.
You can register here:
apply.albion.edu/register/camp-med ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday March 8th, 2020 - 7:37 pm
Every time I go to Tahquamenon Falls, I always think of Dr. David Green. He quite often used photos of the falls to illustrate redox chemistry on exams. Who remembers these questions? ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday March 7th, 2020 - 8:55 am
This issue of Footnotes includes an announcement about spring scholarships, a call for Student Leadership applications, a reminder about the journal internship, and a convention update. Read on for more information! #englishmatters #sigmataudelta #InternationalEnglishHonorSociety #EnglishHonorSociety #footnotes
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Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Thanks, David Elbert (Johns Hopkins University/ Paradim & SciServer), for teaching some of our Albion research students about Jupyter notebooks. Jupyter notebooks contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. Besides being a new model for a lab notebook, these are useful for data science applications (data cleaning and transformation, data visualization, machine learning, etc.) jupyter.org ... See MoreSee Less
Friday February 28th, 2020 - 12:48 pm
Happy Printmaking Friday - just before spring break! Today we're looking at one of my personal favorite prints in the collection: Custodiat, a serigraph by Sister Mary Corita Kent. She was an artist, educator, and advocate for social justice, and I would recommend going to the website of the Corita Art Center buff.ly/2KufKeT to read more about her incredible life and work!
This print was gifted to the Albion Print Collection by Sister Magdalen Mary.
Happy Printing! -E ... See MoreSee Less
Friday February 21st, 2020 - 11:28 am
We have TWO performances left! Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday) at 8PM! You don’t want to miss out on this show! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday February 20th, 2020 - 11:02 am
Professors John Carlson and Vicki Baker were recognized last night at the men's basketball game for faculty appreciation. Carlson was nominated by Juwan Perry and Devin Holmes, and Baker by Jaylen Ross. The Albion College Men's Basketball team won the MIAA conference last night! Woo woo! Go Brits!! ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday February 15th, 2020 - 12:08 pm
Did you miss opening night? Don’t you worry!
We have TWO PERFORMANCES today at 2pm and 8pm! ... See MoreSee Less
Friday February 14th, 2020 - 3:17 pm
On today's valentine special of Printmaking Friday it's part 1 of Meet The Presses - to show some of our favorites the love they deserve.
In printmaking the tools are part of the shop community, these hulking metal friends have intricacies and quirks of their own, and are the tools around which printmaking is built! Pictured here are the real workhorses of our shop: Frenchie (front) and Charles (back) - These are both etching presses, but we also use them for some relief, monoprint, and all intaglio processes. Frenchie is an American French Tool Etching Press, and Charles is a Charles Brand Etching Press and they are both superstar members of Albion's Print Shop ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Friday February 14th, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Thursday February 13th, 2020 - 2:34 pm
Thursday February 6th, 2020 - 12:14 pm
We want to extend a huge thank you to alumnus Richard Lindsey for reviewing legal considerations with our International Entrepreneurial Exchange group this morning! Thank you for sharing your knowledge as our students continue to develop their business plans. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday February 3rd, 2020 - 1:18 pm
Dr. Vicki Baker was awarded this plaque at the Albion College swim meet this past Friday night. Seniors Kaitlind Hooper and Grace Rowe nominated Vicki for the award. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday January 31st, 2020 - 1:50 pm
For today's printmaking Friday I'd like to invite y'all to come take a close look at our current exhibition Art as Political Action: Prints from the Albion College Collection. The print (partially) pictured here is El Buen Pastor, a lithograph by Luis Jimenez - and like most of the prints in this show, it demands to be seen in person - so come do that! Gallery hours M-TR: 9a-9p, F:9a-5p, Sa: 10a-2p. ... See MoreSee Less