The Safe School Climate Conference will provide educators and families with essential educational tools to build compassionate communities. The two-day conference on May 8 – 9, 2013, will be held at the Antioch University Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Features keynote presentation by author Kim John Payne and workshops on a variety of topics that are important to the well-being and safety of all students. **Registration closes April 26.**
LOCATION: Antioch University McGregor
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:30pm
As a part of the foreign language curriculum, students, faculty, staff, and all other Antioch community members are invited to attend a foreign film series. On April 15, the language department will screen the Japanese film Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa, 1991). An elderly woman living in Nagasaki Japan takes care of her four grandchildren for their summer vacation. They learn about the atomic bomb that fell in 1945, and how it killed their grandfather.
LOCATION: McGregor 113
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Award-winning film on Tibetan Buddhism in the West. The film's co-producer and director, Amber Bemak, will be on hand to present to answer questions. Sponsored by Community Life and the Dharma Center.
LOCATION: Glen Building (Vernet) 405 Corry Street
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 9:00am to Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
The Design Build project will resume for its final phase, shifting gears from the cordwood wall to make progress on the wooden pavilion structure; the stone floor; and to prepare the roof substructure in order to create a moss roof in collaboration with Linda Fuselier, assistant professor of environmental science professor. The project will continue to be led by a small collaborative group of professional artists/architects/designers/builders including Rod Northcutt (Miami University), Charlie Vinz (Rebuild Foundation), Jillian Soto (artist), and Sara Black (Antioch College assistant professor of visual arts). We hope to involve the same students volunteers and recruit a handful of other students to join the crew.
LOCATION: Tea Pavilion
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:30pm
As a part of the foreign language curriculum, students, faculty, staff, and all other Antioch community members are invited to attend a foreign film series. On April 29, the language department will screen the Japanese film Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959). A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.
LOCATION: McGregor 113
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 7:00pm
In honor of Mrs. King and her amazing musical gifts, the Coretta Scott King Center is proud to premiere the debut performance of the World House Choir, a group that is coming together to perform music that inspires our communities toward justice, peace, and equality. All are welcome.
LOCATION: Antioch Amphitheater (rain location: TBD)
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 1:00pm
Dyer and Hoffman are founding members of Radiohole, a performance ensemble and on-going experiment in non-hierarchical creative collaboration. They focus on creating and performing original theatrical performances. Their lecture will feature a blend of PowerPoint presentation and performance art, to create a medusa-media discussion of Radiohole, it's history and work. The artists will also discuss the installation Feed me, which is a part of Appetite: An American Pastime, the current exhibition in Antioch College's Herndon Gallery. The performance workshop, titled "The HoleShop," is a hands-on exploration of the creative ideas and processes Radiohole engages in developing its work. Its focus is less concerned with "methods" and "techniques" than with a consideration of what "non-hierarchical" collaboration can mean, how we "play" together in creative collaboration, and the ways in which everyday technologies can be creatively engaged.
LOCATION: McGregor Hall, room 113
Deannie Eagleson, deagleson[at]antiochcollege[dot]org
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Mary White will lead the April Philosophers’ Roundtable discussion on “What is the role of humanities in a liberal arts education?” Mary is the director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the Boonshaft School of Medicine, Wright State University. All interested are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion.
LOCATION: McGregor 149
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
Lowell Monke, a Wittenberg University professor of education, will speak on the effects of technology on children in the talk "Unplugging Narcissus: Why a High Tech Society Needs a High Touch Childhood," co-presented by Antioch College and Antioch University. Free childcare will be provided for potty-trained children.
Monke is coauthor of Breaking Down the Digital Walls: Learning to Teach in a Post-Modem World (SUNY Press, 2001), and numerous articles examining the role of technology in children’s lives. Monke taught young people with and about computers in schools for twenty years in the U. S., South America and Europe.
LOCATION: Antioch University Midwest, PNC auditorium
Jennifer Berman, jberman[at]antiochcollege[dot]org
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 5:30pm
In a rapidly changing world, pedagogy must change just as rapidly. As we begin a new academic quarter at Antioch, our panelists will discuss the unique tools and methods they use to instruct their students and bridge classroom learning and real life experiences.
LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center
Derrick Weston, firstname.lastname@example.org