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Antioch College to participate in Giving Tuesday with student project competition

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio—November 22, 2013—Antioch College’s Office of Advancement announced today that it will be participating in Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season designed to encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Giving Tuesday will take place on Tuesday, December 3.

On Giving Tuesday, nine student groups and College departments will compete for votes in our online giving competition at alumni.antiochcollege.org/givingtuesday. Projects earn votes through online gifts made that day to the College’s Annual Fund. After making a gift, donors can assign their votes to the project of their choosing. The project with the most votes will win $5,000 to see their proposal through to fruition.

“The Giving Tuesday competition gave our faculty, staff and students a chance to demonstrate what they would do with a little extra funding. They came up with some creative and exciting ideas,” said Maureen Devine-Ahl, director of alumni relations and the annual fund. “Now it’s up to donors to support the project they’d like to see become a reality and encourage their friends to do the same. As a bonus, everyone will be participating in a national day of giving.”

Votes are earned by making a gift to the Antioch College Annual Fund*. A gift of $10 or more buys 5 votes for alumni, 5 votes for current students and 1 vote for non-alumni. Project competitors and supporters are encouraged to solicit gifts (and thereby votes) in support of their favorite projects 

Last year, organizations that promoted #GivingTuesday out-performed those that did not—by 170%.

The projects competing for votes include:

 

FOOD FOREST PLANTING

The Antioch Farm

One of the unique and exciting features of the Antioch Farm is our 30-acre food forest, an edible perennial planting of trees, shrubs, berries and herbs in a natural forest-like environment. Food forest plantings can include any number of wild or cultivated plant varieties. In addition to edible qualities, plants in a food forest can also be selected for medicinal properties, pollination attraction, and building material, such as Echinacea, bee balm and locust respectively.

 

ANTIOCH CAMPUS ART FUND

Arts at Antioch

Arts at Antioch seeks your vote to establish a $5,000 fund for a series of site-specific wall paintings, sculptures, installations, and performance, all made in response to the Antioch campus as a dynamic site.

 

MEDIA ARTS LOUNGE

Media Arts Department

If awarded the funding, the Media Arts department will secure a gallery-type space to show off the hard work that Media students produce through Media Arts classes and projects. We want this space to be inclusive, fun, safe, and relaxing. We want it to bring Media students and Media staff together and also give students a place to go between classes and soak in the artistic endeavors of their classmates.

 

LANGUAGE IN PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

Performance and Language & Culture Programs

The Antioch Language and Performance Programs propose a Language in Performance Festival stemming from a past success in March 2013, when more than 50 students presented Once Upon a Time, an original performance in French, Spanish and Japanese. In Winter 2014, this public event would become the centerpiece of a larger festival.

 

WINNING VICTORIES THROUGH DEBATE

Speech & Debate Team

The award-winning Antioch College Speech & Debtae Team believe that the transformative opportunity to participate in debate should be open to all Antioch students and don’t want it to become a “pay-to-play” activity. Your vote will ensure that the team will have the resources to continue to practice for, and win, victories, both at debate tournaments around the nation during a lifetime of activism after graduation. 

 

INNOVATION CURATION PROJECT

Co-op Department

The Innovation Curation Project will focus attention on the scientific discoveries, patented processes and applied technologies that reflect some of the “new and better ways” that have emerged from the College community over the decades. Funding is requested to cover the co-op salaries of two first-year students who will curate educational exhibits that showcase Antiochian innovation. 

 

ANTIOCH/WYSO CIVIL RIGHTS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

Co-op Department and WYSO

The Civil Rights Story Project is an oral history initiative intent on documenting the rich contributions of area residents, Antioch College students, and institutions in the struggle for racial equality in the Yellow Springs region. After more than three years of planning, interviewing commences in 2013 with more than 120 community members and Antioch College alumni identified as potential interviewees.

 

MLK MULTICULTURAL ADMISSION FLY-IN 

Office of Admission & Financial Aid

Every year the Admission Office invites prospective students to join us for Yellow Springs' celebrations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., husband of alumna Coretta Scott King ’51. The MLK Multicultural Admission Fly-in will be an opportunity for 10 high-achieving, culturally diverse students who have demonstrated a high level of interest in Antioch to visit our campus during this year's MLK Open House Weekend. 

 

DIVERSITY TRAINING AND RESOURCES

Diversity Group and The Queer Center/LGBT+

Ensuring that students are supported in their sense of belonging is essential for their successful engagement and persistence at Antioch. The Diversity Committee along with the Queer Center are asking for funding for campus-wide training, events and resources to ensure community competence on matters of race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, class, and religion.

 

For more information on Antioch College’s Giving Tuesday student project competition, contact Maureen Devine-Ahl, director of alumni relations and the annual fund at(937) 206-1317 or mdevine@antiochcollege.org.

 

About Antioch College

Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicole Wroten-Craw
Interim Director of Communications

(937) 776-2966
nwroten@antiochcollege.org