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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.


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Tuesday December 10th, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Albion College History Department

Shelby Fox Purrier Rivera (`16) works as a Teen Librarian at the Plymouth District Library. He enjoys the position “because teens are an evolving and tricky demographic to work with. I like being able to engage with them and help them find new things to be interested in, whether it's teaching coding or 3d printing or Dungeons and Dragons.” ... See MoreSee Less

Shelby Fox Purrier Rivera (`16) works as a Teen Librarian at the Plymouth District Library. He enjoys the position “because teens are an evolving and tricky demographic to work with. I like being able to engage with them and help them find new things to be interested in, whether its teaching coding or 3d printing or Dungeons and Dragons.”

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Yvette Fox Purrier Rivera Hey look, it's me

Fond memories of Shelby's honors thesis, "The Evolution of British Gas Tactics, 1915-1918."

Oh my God I AGREE. I remember when I was in my 20's and there were no...NO... young adult books in our Newport, Maine library. They gave me a small pile of money and said Have at it. It was revolutionary. This was before computers and cable. No movies in town. Kids had very, very little to do. We had 3 tv channels. They read out of desperation. I got them scary books, mystery books, sports books, biographies...nonfiction. Those books were read to shreds.

Friday December 6th, 2019 - 10:18 am

Albion College Theatre Department

Members of Albion College Players and Theta Alpha Phi went to see "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé" at the Purple Rose Theatre last night! We were so grateful that we were able to meet Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo (Albion College Alum), Tom Whalen, and Guy Sanville.

Thank You Purple Rose Theatre Company!

PICTURED: Zach Fischer, students from Albion College Players and Theta Alpha Phi, Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, and Sarab Kamoo.
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Members of Albion College Players and Theta Alpha Phi went to see Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé at the Purple Rose Theatre last night! We were so grateful that we were able to meet Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo (Albion College Alum), Tom Whalen, and Guy Sanville. 

Thank You Purple Rose Theatre Company!

PICTURED: Zach Fischer, students from Albion College Players and Theta Alpha Phi, Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, and Sarab Kamoo.

Fordies: need a cozy place to study for finals? Stirling Books & Brew (119 N. Superior) will be open until 2:00 am on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. At midnight there will be free pancakes served by "celebrity chefs" from Albion College. We highly recommend you stop by Monday evening... ... See MoreSee Less

Friday December 6th, 2019 - 5:39 am

Albion College Art and Art History Department

Welcome to Printmaking Fridays! We're starting off by highlighting this incredible Elizabeth Catlett color woodblock entitled "Man" printed in 2003. This print was a gift to the Albion Print Collection from Joseph Kisvarda.

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) was an American and Mexican Sculptor and Printmaker who used her work to fight for social change in both the states and Mexico. While a facebook post is not the best space to write a biography - I would encourage anyone reading this to look in to her. Her work is astonishing and important!
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Welcome to Printmaking Fridays!  Were starting off by highlighting this incredible Elizabeth Catlett color woodblock entitled Man printed in 2003. This print was a gift to the Albion Print Collection from Joseph Kisvarda.

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) was an American and Mexican Sculptor and Printmaker who used her work to fight for social change in both the states and Mexico. While a facebook post is not the best space to write a biography - I would encourage anyone reading this to look in to her. Her work is astonishing and important!Image attachmentImage attachment

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I love this photos is “speaks” volumes and has so much character and skill. Definitely a piece to invest in but I want to point out, to what some may be a small deal, Elizabeth Catlett, if I am not mistaken, was Afro-American that among other colleges attended an HBC. She is not talked about through black history as she should be and not even often recognized as a Black women

Thursday December 5th, 2019 - 11:58 am

Albion College Art and Art History Department

Happening right now in the KC living room ! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday December 5th, 2019 - 11:30 am

Albion College History Department

We congratulate alum Dr. Daniel Clark (Oakland University) for a well-deserved Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for his book DISRUPTION IN DETROIT: AUTOWORKERS AND THE ELUSIVE POSTWAR BOOM (University of Illinois Press).Congratulations to Daniel J. Clark, who has been awarded a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for his book DISRUPTION IN DETROIT: AUTOWORKERS AND THE ELUSIVE POSTWAR BOOM! ⁠
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We congratulate alum Dr. Daniel Clark (Oakland University) for a well-deserved Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for his book DISRUPTION IN DETROIT: AUTOWORKERS AND THE ELUSIVE POSTWAR BOOM (University of Illinois Press).

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 - 11:44 am

Albion College Wilson Institute for Medicine

Another great Saginaw Premedical Event is in the books!

Thanks to alumni, current students, and staff of Albion College who continue to make this event successful. A special appreciation goes to Albion College Alumnus, Dr. Sam Shaheen, for the support and organization needed to make this event possible. The Saginaw Event occurs yearly and exposes high school students of the greater Saginaw area to the many programs within the Wilson Institute for Medicine in regards to premedical preparation.
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Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 - 10:39 am

Albion College Music Department

Come to the Jazz in the Stack concert TONIGHT at 7:30PM! Enjoy classic Jazz standards such as, Europa and L-O-V-E, as well as popular songs reimagined and arranged by members of the Jazz Collective. You won’t want to miss this! ... See MoreSee Less

Come to the Jazz in the Stack concert TONIGHT at 7:30PM! Enjoy classic Jazz standards such as, Europa and L-O-V-E, as well as popular songs reimagined and arranged by members of the Jazz Collective. You won’t want to miss this!Image attachment

Monday December 2nd, 2019 - 2:59 pm

Albion College Music Department

Come to the Jazz in the Stack concert tomorrow night at 7:30 PM in the Kellogg Center Stack (2nd floor of the building)! It's going to be a night of excitement and fun that you won't want to miss! ... See MoreSee Less

Come to the Jazz in the Stack concert tomorrow night at 7:30 PM in the Kellogg Center Stack (2nd floor of the building)! Its going to be a night of excitement and fun that you wont want to miss!

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I heard the ensemble is wearing holiday-themed attire too!!

Regardless of what's on the table, the Ford Institute wishes you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less

Regardless of whats on the table, the Ford Institute wishes you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving!

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And that’s Congressman Guy Vander Jagt, my old boss, there too! Good times for everyone, especially the pardoned turkey!

Tuesday November 19th, 2019 - 7:45 pm

Albion College Theatre Department

We’re giving hats to the FIRST 15 STUDENTS that come to the show, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th! Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts 8pm!

Thanks Briton Traditions!

Hope to see you there!
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We’re giving hats to the FIRST 15 STUDENTS that come to the show, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th! Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts 8pm!

Thanks Briton Traditions!

Hope to see you there!

Monday November 18th, 2019 - 1:03 pm

Albion College Theatre Department

Missed the first weekend of shows? Don’t worry! There will be MORE chances to see the show starting Wednesday! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday November 13th, 2019 - 8:33 am

Albion College English Department

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Monday November 11th, 2019 - 3:08 pm

Albion College Chemistry Department

Studying precipitation and needed some ice. So we used the precipitation outside to study the precipitation inside! ... See MoreSee Less

Studying precipitation and needed some ice. So we used the precipitation outside to study the precipitation inside!

Wednesday November 6th, 2019 - 10:21 am

Albion College Chemistry Department

Making edible polymers in chemistry lab! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday October 24th, 2019 - 3:19 pm

Albion College Wilson Institute for Medicine

We invite our community friends and alumni to join us this evening for a straightforward conversation on end-of-life issues from Albion alum, physician, and author Dr. Gregory Eastwood.

TONIGHT - Thursday, October 24, 7 P.M.

Ludington Center
101 N. Superior St.
Albion, MI 49224

Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, '62, has taken his experiences as a medical doctor and ethicist to write a book about end-of-life issues. His approach is straight-forward and seeks to provide information for those who face the end of life, as we all will, as well as those who are left behind.

In his book, Eastwood discusses how to prepare for the end of life and address personal and family decisions related to that stage of life. He knows his book won’t answer every question about end-of-life issues, but it provides an opportunity to make the process a little easier to understand.

Dr. Eastwood received his bachelor’s degree from Albion College with a major in biology. His medical degree is from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
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We invite our community friends and alumni to join us this evening for a straightforward conversation on end-of-life issues from Albion alum, physician, and author Dr. Gregory Eastwood. 

TONIGHT - Thursday, October 24, 7 P.M.

Ludington Center
101 N. Superior St.
Albion, MI 49224

Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, 62, has taken his experiences as a medical doctor and ethicist to write a book about end-of-life issues. His approach is straight-forward and seeks to provide information for those who face the end of life, as we all will, as well as those who are left behind.

In his book, Eastwood discusses how to prepare for the end of life and address personal and family decisions related to that stage of life. He knows his book won’t answer every question about end-of-life issues, but it provides an opportunity to make the process a little easier to understand. 

Dr. Eastwood received his bachelor’s degree from Albion College with a major in biology. His medical degree is from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Thursday March 7th, 2019 - 8:50 am

Albion College Biology Department

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