Mark Goodson walked through the door with a smile ear-to-ear. His slim and tall stature reached almost to the top of the door frame. A retired businessman with a lengthy resume, who has chosen to spend one of his final eras of life as an Adrian College campus safety officer.
The show on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Downs Hall took on some hot topics but the execution was excellent. Before the show even started you could tell that it was going to be a good one with the layout and some more traditional Scottish songs playing. The production happened in a theater in the round where the audience sat around the stage and could be viewed from all angles. Once the show started it took off and kept going!
For Coumoundoruros, the debate culture of Adrian College is a continuation of the type of dialogue that first became prominent in Ancient Greece, when figures like Socrates encouraged discussion of deep philosophical questions like morality, happiness, and justice. “It’s about the pursuit of truth and being able to discuss hot-button issues in a civil manner, putting the knives away and just talking,” Professor Coumoundoruros says. Professor Goetting, on the other hand, says that he didn’t have Adrian’s history in mind in the creation of a debate series. “It’s a tremendous history, but debates should be taking place on any college campus, regardless of their history or traditions. If I worked at a college where there had never been a debate before, that’s something that I would always like to introduce,” Goetting says. For Goetting, learning to participate in a civic process in a mature way should be an objective of every college student. He expresses dismay at many colleges, in his opinion, depriving their students of the opportunity to witness debates on important issues. He and Coumoundoruros made a point to seek out what they describe as “accomplished, thoughtful professionals who knew about the issues in the topics they would be debating,” in order to present what they hoped would be a model for participating in civil debate for students at Adrian. While Goetting and Coumoundoruros hoped to find a female perspective to debate the topic of abortion, scheduling conflicts among those who they hoped would help debate made the debate occur between only two men, which led to some criticism. The debate series offered attending students a chance to challenge the speakers in a question-and-answer session. “When they opened up the floor, that’s when the atmosphere changed, because then you could see the preparedness change,” freshman Datoka Norris, who attended the abortion debate, says. “A guy in front of me brought up the word murder, and then the air just sort of left the room, but both speakers handled the debate pretty well. There’s a lot of interest among the student body coming to these debates, which I think is even better than enthusiasm,” Norris says. “So far, I think it’s gone very well, and I’ve been impressed with the questions that the students have asked. That’s the most joyous part of this process, is seeing how engaged the students have been,” Goetting says.
Many hearts were saddened on Mar. 16, 2022 when Professor Jill Ouellette announced that her time at Adrian College has come to an end. Meika Hinkle-Degroot, a sophomore fashion student said it best herself. “Professor Ouellette is one of the most passionate professors I’ve ever had. Her enthusiasm for developments in the fashion industry and concern for the environmental and humanitarian impact is clear in every class she teaches, and she works hard to instill that same passion and responsible concern in her students.”
I woke up early on Sunday morning, packed up my car and friends and headed to the train station to travel to Chicago, Illinois. The drive was exciting; full of hopes to experience the thrill of city life. As a fashion student, I looked forward to seeing a new side of the industry and broadening …
Adrian College is grateful to have such great staff and faculty. Recognition is definitely deserved for many of them, however, there is one in particular that is to be centered on. Professor Mesaros-Winckles is a Professor who currently works here in the Communications Department. She received her education for her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication at Spring Arbor University, with concentrations in advertising/PR and journalism.
Dr. Philip Howe, Adrian College Political Science Department Chair, has mastered the art of politics. He has spent his life conducting research in comparative politics, traveling Central and Eastern Europe, and formulating a name for himself in the political science world. However, the road to finding his passion was less than smooth.
ackgrounds are celebrated for their accomplishments as well as their trailblazing. A crucial key part of this day for the college is the talk that is given, and this year Adrian is proud to announce that Monique Wells will be their keynote speaker.
The Adrian College Synchronized Skating Team recently returned from Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where they represented Team USA at the Tissot Neuchâtel Trophy.
“Star Wars” fans should mark their calendars for the Adrian Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Feb. 18, which will feature music from seven of the 11 “Star Wars” movies.