Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it was founded in 1835 and was the first private college in Michigan to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Its student population during the 2013-14 academic year was approx. 1,350.The College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Britons and their colors are purple and gold. They participate in NCAA Division III and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association .Albion College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Michigan Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to encouraging student volunteerism.As of 2013, Albion College was ranked No. 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of national liberal arts colleges, and 115th in the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, which includes universities as well as colleges. U.S. News also includes a high school counselor ranking, in which Albion placed 85th among national liberal arts colleges. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 10, 2017
Mindray, a developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced the appointment of Mark Miller as vice president, North America Ultrasound Sales. Miller reteams with several other industry veterans and is based at the Mindray Innovation Center (formerly Zonare) in Silicon Valley. The position was previously held by Steve Edwards who recently announced his retirement from the company. “It is a pleasure to welcome Mark onboard as our new head of North America ultrasound sales,” said Glen McLaughlin, PhD, executive vice president and chief product officer, Mindray. “Mark worked with us in the formative years of Zonare, providing significant contributions to the growth of the company, and now returns to lead North American sales of our Mindray and Zonare ultrasound systems. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Steve for his sales leadership over the past several years and wish him the best in his well deserved retirement.” Previously, Miller was vice president of sales with Acuson/Siemens where he led efforts to secure major market share positions in the U.S. with more than $400 million in sales revenues. With over 20 years of experience in ultrasound sales management, he also held a similar position with Analogic. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts from Albion College. “It is exciting to see the breadth and depth of the Mindray family of ultrasound solutions,” said Miller. “To be reunited with past colleagues in partnering with ultrasound professionals to enable state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging, is extremely motivating to me. I look forward to sharing Mindray’s vision for its mQuadro and ZONE Sonography technologies with these highly skilled clinicians.” The mQuadro technology is based on four key elements. These advanced technological breakthroughs empower high-end Mindray systems to aid in fast, reliable diagnoses across numerous applications and provide economical solutions for both stationary and mobile imaging needs. Combined, these elements can boost patient throughput while providing ease-of-use to the clinician. ZONE Sonography Technology (ZST) brings cutting-edge ultrasound technology to clinical environments, providing unique continuous transmit focus. Unlike conventional beamformer, line-by-line imaging, ZST uses software-driven, large zone acquisitions, rendering an entirely new and different approach to ultrasound data acquisition and image formation. The result is more imaging detail with consistent, superb resolution and uniform imaging at depth, from the smallest to the largest of patients, throughout the field of view. ZST is also a Living Technology enabling constant upgrades to the platform. Mindray is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide. Its global headquarters are located in Shenzhen, China, North American headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey, a technology innovation center (formerly Zonare) in Silicon Valley, California and multiple sales offices in major international markets. From the main manufacturing and engineering base in China, the company supplies, through a worldwide distribution network, a broad range of products across three primary business segments, which include patient monitoring and life support, in-vitro diagnostics and medical imaging systems. For more information, please visit http://www.mindray.com
News Article | May 23, 2017
The SEC Whistleblower Program has broad international reach and offers eligible whistleblowers robust employment protections, the ability to report anonymously and the opportunity to earn substantial monetary awards—regardless of citizenship. To pay awards, Congress has established a replenishing Investor Protection Fund, which has a current balance in excess of $350 million. Since the program's inception in 2011, the agency has awarded approximately $154 million to 44 whistleblowers. "As a former SEC insider, I have seen first-hand the revolutionary impact whistleblowers have on the national enforcement program. Often, they know where the bodies are buried and have the evidence to prove it," said Warren. "In this new role, I look forward to continuing to police the financial markets and protect courageous whistleblowers." A recognized leader in the field, the Firm's whistleblower submissions have led to over $1 billion in recoveries for the Commission, including a $307 million action against JP Morgan and a $415 million action against Merrill Lynch, the largest SEC enforcement action in 2016. In addition to multimillion dollar whistleblower awards, the groundbreaking practice represented the first officer of a public company to win an award, the first SEC whistleblower to receive criminal immunity, and the first SEC whistleblower to receive an award because of retaliation. "After many years prosecuting major fraud and securities cases with the help of cooperating witnesses and whistleblowers, I know the incredible value whistleblowers bring to law enforcement and the challenges they face while navigating this tricky terrain," said Durham. "For me, this is a rare opportunity to wear the white hat in private practice and continue to fight the good fight, as I did for more than two decades at the Department of Justice." "Whistleblowers are absolutely critical to the new SEC enforcement model. They provide the Commission with early and invaluable assistance in identifying the scope, participants, victims, and ill-gotten gains associated with fraudulent schemes," said Wilson. "Now, my job is to ensure that our whistleblower clients are successful and don't regret blowing the whistle." For over 30 years, Tim Warren served as an SEC Acting Regional Director, overseeing all examination and enforcement personnel, and Associate Director of Enforcement, leading a team of more than 40 attorneys and professionals in every phase of investigation involving a wide range of securities violations. At the SEC, Warren successfully investigated, prosecuted, and supervised hundreds of cases that have resulted in billions of dollars in monetary sanctions. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. For more than two decades, Steve Durham served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C. He was a founding member of the Department of Justice's Financial Fraud Task Force and Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section. At the DOJ, he supervised 35 white-collar prosecutors and successfully investigated, prosecuted, and supervised hundreds of high-profile cases including United States v. Siemens AG, which resulted in a combined SEC/DOJ settlement of $1.6 billion. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University School of Law. For nearly 25 years, Bob Wilson held key positions within the Enforcement Division of the SEC, including Deputy Assistant Director and Branch Chief. Over the years, he has successfully investigated and supervised a wide range of cases against some of the largest corporate and financial institutions in the world, including a series of related cases that resulted in combined SEC/DOJ settlements of approximately $1.3 billion. He is a graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan Law School. For more than 50 years, Labaton Sucharow has been one of the country's premier law Firms comprehensively representing businesses, institutional investors, and consumers in complex securities and business litigation. The Firm is consistently among the top plaintiff litigation Firms based upon its rankings in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, The National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot List, and Benchmark Litigation. More information about the Firm and its Whistleblower Representation Practice is available at www.secwhistlebloweradvocate.com or www.labaton.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/labaton-sucharow-significantly-expands-sec-whistleblower-practice-three-former-sec--doj-officials-join-market-leading-team-300462128.html
News Article | April 26, 2017
Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 in Chicago raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well. Transporting competition horses from one location to another is often disturbing to the animals. The loud noises and confined spaces of a horse trailer and unfamiliar territory of a new venue may cause an increase in heart rate and levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Stress may also provoke unpredictable behaviors such as running and an unwillingness to perform. Stress reduction therapies are highly regulated among competition horses, which often rules out the use of sedatives and herbal treatments. Albion College student Kylie Heitman observed eight horses across two trips in horse trailers. During each trip, the horses were individually hauled for 15 minutes. In one trial, the animals were exposed to an air diffusion of lavender oil during transport. In the other, the horses received a diffusion of distilled water. Heitman measured heart rate and blood cortisol levels before and after each animal's hauling. She found that cortisol levels were significantly lower when the horses were exposed to lavender. She also found a small, yet not statistically significant, decrease in the post-transport heart rate when the horses were exposed to lavender. The horses' heart rate increased slightly after spending time in the trailer without aromatherapy. These results warrant more study into lavender as another means for stress reduction in competition horses. Explore further: Horses don't have stage fright—but their riders do More information: Kylie Heitman, an undergraduate student at Albion College, will present "The Use of Equine Lavender Aromatherapy to Suppress Stress" in a poster session on Wednesday, April 26, from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. CDT in the Skyline Ballroom of the McCormick Place Convention Center.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Michigan’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 48 four-year schools that made the list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Technological University, Albion College, Calvin College and Alma College were the top five institutions. 27 two-year schools were also included, with Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Henry Ford Community College and Kellogg Community College in the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “The job outlook in Michigan continues to be positive as the state’s economy improves, and that’s great news for students seeking a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have established a commitment to student success, as demonstrated by their employment services and the average earnings of their alumni after graduation.” To be included on Michigan’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and such additional metrics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Michigan” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Michigan for 2017 include: Aquinas College Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Baker College of Port Huron Calvin College Central Michigan University Cleary University College for Creative Studies Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Finlandia University Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Christian College Hope College Kalamazoo College Kettering University Kuyper College Lake Superior State University Lawrence Technological University Madonna University Marygrove College Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Northern Michigan University Northwood University-Michigan Oakland University Olivet College Rochester College Saginaw Valley State University Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Flint Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Wayne State University Western Michigan University Best Two-Year Colleges in Michigan for 2017 include: Alpena Community College Bay College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Gogebic Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kellogg Community College Kirtland Community College Lansing Community College Macomb Community College Michigan Career and Technical Institute Mid Michigan Community College Monroe County Community College Montcalm Community College Mott Community College Muskegon Community College North Central Michigan College Oakland Community College Schoolcraft College Southwestern Michigan College St Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College Wayne County Community College District West Shore Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | February 15, 2017
The artwork of critically acclaimed and locally born artist Philip C. Curtis will be on display at Spring Arbor University’s Ganton Art Gallery from February 3 to March 12. Titled “Coming Home,” this display of Curtis’ work is the most historically and artistically significant show yet received by the Ganton Art Gallery. The show includes 31 works of oil on board and 17 works on paper and furniture design. The show opens to the public on Sunday, February 5, following a private, invitation-only opening the previous Friday. The gallery will hold a Community Reception on Sunday, February 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. SAU Art Department lecturer in art Jonathan Rinck will deliver a lecture on the style and significance of the pieces on display. Others will be on hand to answer questions and interact with attendees. Food and drink will be provided. The event is open to the public. Visit arbor.edu/philipcurtis for directions and contact information. Philip Campbell Curtis was born May 26, 1907, in Jackson, Michigan, and received his bachelor of arts from Albion College, later attending the University of Michigan and then Yale for an art degree. During the Great Depression, Curtis served in the Work’s Progress Administration’s Federal Arts Program, which eventually relocated him to Phoenix, Arizona, and he spent the remainder of his life painting in the Phoenix area. Throughout most of his career, Curtis created paintings that were categorized as belonging to the Surrealist or Magic Realist movements, though he reportedly disdained such labels. He died on November 12, 2000. Today, his work can be found in the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, and in numerous art museums and private collections around the nation.
News Article | February 24, 2017
On a daily basis, Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps challenge campers in a positive, respectful, and fun-filled summer camp environment, enabling them to build confidence, experience success, and showcase their newfound skills. "Xcelerate offers a variety of camp programs that will get you closer to your goal. We start with the fundamentals and build from there," says Steve Anderson, Founder of Xcelerate Lacrosse. "At the end of the camp our goal is for each camper to walk away with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new role models, new friends, and a true love of the game. Our small-group training gives in-depth instruction on offensive, defensive and team strategy." Jay Card - Coach Card has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player, professional player and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 5 years. Coach Card will be directing camp at Auburn University (AL), North Central College (IL), St. Olaf College (MN), UNC Charlotte (NC), Baldwin Wallace University (OH), Vanderbilt University (TN) and Pacific Lutheran University (WA). Malcolm Chase - Coach Chase has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player & coach, professional player and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 12 years. Coach chase will be directing camp in Vail (CO), Oregon State University (OR) and Southwestern University (TX). Dan Coates - Team Captain of the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth, Coates is also a Gold Medal winner for Team Canada in the World Lacrosse Championships. Coach Coates will be directing camp at Northern Kentucky University (KY), University at Buffalo (NY), Baldwin Wallace University (OH) and the University of South Carolina (SC). Jacob DeCola - Coach DeCola came to Albion College in 2009 to begin the varsity lacrosse program. Under his leadership, the Britons have built a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion in just six seasons. Coach DeCola will be directing camp at Albion College (MI). Jesse King - As a professional player in both the MLL and NLL, Coach King has a wealth of experience and is excited to lead the Xcelerate Nike staff in 2017. Coach King will be directing camp at Emory University (GA), Saint Louis University (MO), Oregon State University (OR) and Pacific Lutheran University (WA). Brian Lalley - Coach Lalley has a wealth of experience having been a collegiate player at Ohio State University, a college coach at Canisus College and as a camp director for Xcelerate over the last 3 years. Coach Lalley will be directing camp at Northern Kentucky University (KY), William Jewell College (MO), University at Buffalo (NY), Baldwin Wallace University (OH) and the University of South Carolina (SC). Jason Rife - Coach Rife brings an abundance of coaching experience that features more than 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level. Coach Rife will be directing camp at North Central College (IL) and Vanderbilt University (TN). Unlike tournaments, Xcelerate's summer camp opportunities provide youth and high school lacrosse players a balance of traditional and progressive drills which lead to tangible results. For more information visit http://www.xceleratelacrosse.com or call 1-800-645-3226 Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide players of all positions and skill levels an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the game today. Unlike tournaments, Xcelerate's summer camp opportunities provide youth and high school lacrosse players a balance of traditional and progressive drills which lead to tangible results. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Xcelerate Lacrosse is offering the first 20 registered campers at each location a free Nike Vapor 2.0 Head. Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide players of all positions and skill levels an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the game today. Xcelerate's innovative curriculum and balanced approach to the game has made them the leader in lacrosse instruction throughout the nation. On a daily basis, coaches challenge campers in a positive, respectful, and fun-filled summer camp environment, enabling them to build confidence, experience success, and showcase their newfound skills. At the end of the week, campers walk away from any Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camp with a higher lacrosse IQ, an enhanced skill set, new friends, and a true love of the game. “Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide campers the opportunity to learn from some of the most respected coaches in the nation,” says Steve Anderson, Founder of Xcelerate Lacrosse. “We provide a nice balance of experienced senior staff members, highly skilled professional players, enthusiastic recent college graduates, and current college players. Their coaching credentials are outstanding: All-Pros, All-Americans, Hall of Famers, Coaches of the Year, and All-World players.” Overnight Lacrosse Camp locations include: Auburn, AL (Auburn University); Vail, CO (Vail Mountain Lodge); Atlanta, GA (Emory University); Naperville, IL (North Central College); Highland Heights, KY (Northern Kentucky University); Albion, MI (Albion College); Northfield, MN (St. Olaf College); Liberty, MO (William Jewell College); St. Louis, MO (Saint Louis University); Amherst, NY(University at Buffalo); Charlotte, NC (UNC Charlotte); Cleveland, OH (Baldwin Wallace University); Corvallis, OR (Oregont State); Columbia, SC (Univeristy of South Carolina); Nashville, TN(Vanderbilt University); Georgetown, TX (Southwestern University); Tacoma, WA (Pacific Lutheran University). For additional details or to register online, visit http://www.xceleratelacrosse.com/ or call 1-800-645-3226. Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps provide players of all positions and skill levels an opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches and players in the game today. Unlike tournaments, Xcelerate's summer camp opportunities provide youth and high school lacrosse players a balance of traditional and progressive drills which lead to tangible results. About US Sports Camps, Inc. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. Over 80,000 kids attended a US Sports Camps program in 2016. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.