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Students Inducted into Distinguished Honorary
Newest members of nation's oldest academic society, Phi Beta Kappa, announced
Posted: Thu, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:50AM
Active Minds Advisor Receives National Honor
Jennifer Showers looks after the mental well being of Alma College students. She is a therapist who loves her job.
Posted: Wed, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:43AM
Competition Rewards Student Business Plans
Mackenzie Smith of Saginaw and Joshua Spratt of Ada have a “jump start” on bringing their business ideas to reality.
Posted: Wed, May 22nd, 2013 at 8:26AM
Students Receive President's Cup for Academic Work
President's Cup first awarded in 1968
Posted: Tue, May 21st, 2013 at 2:29PM
Summer Camps Bring Thousands to Campus
More than 4,000 pre-college students are expected to visit the Alma College campus this summer for camps related to music, science, service, leadership, competitive cheer and athletics.
Posted: Wed, May 15th, 2013 at 8:34AM
Board of Trustees Welcomes Five New Members
The Alma College Board of Trustees, meeting May 4, approved the appointment of five new members.
Posted: Mon, May 13th, 2013 at 10:44AM
Summer Leadership Academy Explores Community Building
Current high school juniors who are interested in creating positive change in their communities are invited to enroll in the High School Leadership Academy at Alma College.
Posted: Fri, May 3rd, 2013 at 10:15AM
Agreement Provides Pathways Program for Chinese Students
Alma College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Beida Jade Bird International Education to create an English language Pathways Program for Chinese students interested in a U.S. college education.
Posted: Wed, May 1st, 2013 at 11:12AM
Bu Invited to Participate in National Seminar
Alma College Professor Liping Bu is among 27 faculty from across the nation selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a national seminar on 19th century American history.
Posted: Mon, April 29th, 2013 at 3:27PM
President of John Dau Foundation is guest speaker
Posted: Tue, April 23rd, 2013 at 2:20PM
Bouwhuis Becomes Alma's 24th Fulbright Scholar
Alma College senior Andrea Bouwhuis of Grand Rapids has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach and study in Spain.
Posted: Tue, April 23rd, 2013 at 10:23AM
Commencement Highlights: Degrees, Celebration, Hugs
More than 285 graduation candidates participated in Alma College's 2013 commencement ceremony in the Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena.
Posted: Tue, April 23rd, 2013 at 9:43AM
Seniors Earn Academic, Leadership Awards
Several Alma College seniors have received honors for academic and campus leadership achievement.
Posted: Tue, April 23rd, 2013 at 9:25AM
Andison, Barlow Awards Recognize Faculty Excellence
Eric Calhoun and Kay Grimnes are the 2013 recipients of the Andison Awards for Excellence in Teaching, while Liping Bu and Dave Zerbe have received this year’s Barlow Awards for Faculty Excellence.
Posted: Wed, April 17th, 2013 at 9:10AM
Spring Term Destinations Include China, Spain, Hawaii
Spain, Germany, China and Peru are among the international destinations for Alma College students during the 2013 Spring Term.
Posted: Mon, April 15th, 2013 at 1:26PM
Exhibit Documents 50 Years of Environmental Awareness
Alma College, in collaboration with the Pine River Superfund Citizen’s Task Force, presents “Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness,” an exhibit on loan from the Michigan State University Museum.
Posted: Fri, April 12th, 2013 at 8:26AM
Watch Live Web Stream of Alma Commencement
John Dau, a genocide survivor who now leads efforts to provide medical assistance to people in Sudan, will deliver the 2013 Alma College commencement address.
Posted: Tue, April 9th, 2013 at 5:14PM
Chelsea Duff Awarded the Barlow Trophy
Chelsea Duff of Marlette has been awarded the 2013 Barlow Trophy, Alma College’s most prestigious award for a graduating senior.
Posted: Mon, April 8th, 2013 at 8:34AM
Kapp Prize Awarded to Top Student Presentations
Oral presentations on the literary treatment of women, economic development in Africa, the effects of barefoot training and the impact of losing a mother were student research projects selected for recognition at Alma College’s annual Honors Day.
Posted: Mon, April 8th, 2013 at 8:28AM
Masterworks Concert Features Orff's 'Carmina Burana'
The Alma Symphony Orchestra and Alma College Choirs join together to perform Carl Orff’s musical masterpiece “Carmina Burana.”
Posted: Wed, April 3rd, 2013 at 11:46AM
Stage Comedy Targets Manners, Morals, Love
Fashion, style, morals and the pursuit of love are at the forefront of one of Oscar Wilde’s most celebrated plays.
Posted: Wed, April 3rd, 2013 at 11:42AM
National Model UN Winning Streak Reaches 17 Years
For the 17th consecutive year, Alma College students captured the highest awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.
Posted: Tue, April 2nd, 2013 at 3:13PM
Duff Becomes Alma's 23rd Fulbright Scholar
Alma College senior Chelsea Duff has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach English to elementary students in South Korea.
Posted: Tue, April 2nd, 2013 at 10:22AM
MiCC Honors Students for Commitment to Service
Whether rebuilding communities impacted by a natural disaster, tutoring youth after school or mentoring college students, Alaina Dague and Teresa Larson never hesitate to donate their time and skills to helping others.
Posted: Mon, April 1st, 2013 at 9:37AM
'King Cotton,' 'Blue Shades' Highlight Band Concert
A Sunday afternoon band concert will feature a popular march by John Philip Sousa as well as newer works by composers John Mackey and Frank Ticheli.
Posted: Wed, March 27th, 2013 at 5:01PM
Percussion Ensemble Performs 'Tsunami'
Works featuring traditional Japanese taiko drums and Caribbean-influenced steel drums plus new compositions by a pair of mid-Michigan composers will highlight the annual spring performance of the Alma College Percussion Ensemble.
Posted: Wed, March 27th, 2013 at 8:27AM
Accomplished Mathematician Gives Honors Day Address
An author and award-winning teacher who brings mathematics to life through his exuberance and wit will share his insights on critical thinking and creativity during the keynote address for Alma College’s 17th annual Honors Day.
Posted: Mon, March 25th, 2013 at 9:40AM
Student Participates in Worldwide Law Competition
An Alma College student has built an international network thanks to her participation in a worldwide law moot court competition.
Posted: Mon, March 25th, 2013 at 9:17AM
Senior Art Show Highlights Best of Student Work
Eight graduating students display their best innovative work in the annual Alma College Senior Art Show.
Posted: Thu, March 21st, 2013 at 8:24AM
Jazz Ensemble Performs Tunes by Davis, Hancock
Selections by composers “Smokey” Robinson, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane will highlight the Alma College Jazz Ensemble’s annual spring concert.
Posted: Mon, March 18th, 2013 at 9:41AM
Economic Historian Discusses Politics, Religion
Jared Rubin, an economic historian interested in the Middle East and Western Europe, studies the relationship between political and religious institutions and their role in economic development.
Posted: Mon, March 18th, 2013 at 9:29AM
Student Grant Writers Gain Hands-on Experience
Alma College’s grant writing course gives students hands-on experience while making a difference in the world.
Posted: Wed, March 13th, 2013 at 8:37AM
Spring Dance Concert Features Varied Choreography
Slavic character dancing, a neo-classical work that recalls memories of the tragedy of Sarajevo, and a performance by guest artist Nic Gareiss are among the highlights of the Alma College Dance Company’s spring concert.
Posted: Wed, March 13th, 2013 at 8:31AM
Alma College Makes National Service Honor Roll
For the sixth straight year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Alma College for its commitment to volunteerism and service.
Posted: Fri, March 8th, 2013 at 12:27PM
Award-winning Playwright Performs One-woman Show
Dael Orlandersmith, a nationally known actress, playwright and poet from Harlem, visits Alma to perform a hard-hitting one-woman play that explores the nature of male abuse.
Posted: Wed, March 6th, 2013 at 8:10AM
Photo Highlights: Ensembles Present 'Resonance'
More than 250 guest high school performers from west Michigan joined 100 Alma College students on the DeVos Performance Hall stage in Grand Rapids during "Resonance: A Celebration of the Performing Arts" on March 4.
Posted: Tue, March 5th, 2013 at 8:02AM
Barlow Trophy Recognizes Student Achievement
Alma College seniors Kelsey Allen of Bay City, Rachel Burckhardt of Waterford and Chelsea Duff of Marlette are the 2013 nominees for the Barlow Trophy, Alma’s most prestigious award for a graduating senior.
Posted: Thu, February 28th, 2013 at 4:07PM
Model UN Team Captures Midwest Conference Award
For the 20th consecutive year, Alma College received an “outstanding delegation” award at the Midwest Model United Nations Conference Feb. 20-23 in St. Louis, Mo.
Posted: Thu, February 28th, 2013 at 3:59PM
Bernice Johnson Reagon Keynotes Women's Month
Alma College observes Women’s Month in March with events focused on the theme “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination.”
Posted: Fri, February 22nd, 2013 at 8:52AM
Opera House Renovations Feature Student Apartments
The Alma Opera House is undergoing major renovations that will restore its historic features while providing new retail opportunities on the ground floor and student apartments on the second and third floors.
Posted: Mon, February 18th, 2013 at 8:08AM
Performance Groups to 'Resonate' in Grand Rapids
Alma College brings to west Michigan a concert that will showcase the talents of students and highlight the variety of performance opportunities at the college.
Posted: Mon, February 11th, 2013 at 9:14AM
Alternative Breaks Include Outreach to Urban Youth
Five Alternative Break service experiences will engage Alma College students during their winter break, ranging from building homes to interacting with border immigrants to assisting with disaster cleanup efforts.
Posted: Sun, February 10th, 2013 at 8:02AM
Gallery Features Small College Student Artwork
The artwork of students from liberal arts colleges around Michigan are on display in the Michigan Small Colleges’ Art Exhibition hosted this year by the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery at Alma College.
Posted: Thu, February 7th, 2013 at 9:07AM
Choir Previews Winter Break Tour Repertoire
The Alma College Choir will preview songs it will perform on its upcoming spring break tour to schools and churches in southwest Michigan and Illinois.
Posted: Wed, February 6th, 2013 at 9:06AM
Chorale, Glee Club Sing 'Wonderful Melodies'
The Alma College Chorale and Glee Club will perform their annual mid-winter concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the Remick Heritage Center.
Posted: Tue, February 5th, 2013 at 8:04AM