ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 13  |  January 2, 2013  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Paycheck notice from Tom Brookey  ::  A message from Linda Fuselier  ::  Winter farm volunteer hours  ::  Upcoming events

Antioch Hall and the rest of the Antioch College campus saw some snow over the winter break. (Photo by Sara Goldstein ’16)

Antioch Hall and the rest of the Antioch College campus saw some snow over the winter break. (Photo by Sara Goldstein ’16)

:: Paycheck notice from Tom Brookey

Most employees will notice a decrease in their paychecks on Friday, January 4, due to the Social Security tax rate increase.

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 that was signed into law on February 22, 2012, expired on December 31, 2012. Upon this expiration, the employee social security rate increased from 4.2% to 6.2%. Paycor will use 6.2% for payrolls with check dates in 2013 unless a legislative change is announced.

The Social Security Tax increase was not part of the fiscal cliff vote/decision that was passed over the last few days.

:: A message from Linda Fuselier

I received a grant from the Llewellyn Foundation that will fund workshops that bring community members from the Yellow Springs Senior Center (YSSC) to campus to work on plant propagation. It also funds some greenhouse repair and a student research job in the winter.

A bit more information on the grant:

Program: Intergenerational Community Building in Yellow Springs

Description: Senior citizens and college students will work together to propagate plants for Glen Helen forest restoration, Antioch Farm, and containers for homebound seniors.

Project Description

We propose to strengthen community connectedness by creating intergenerational learning opportunities. In partnership with the YSSC, we will invite elder community members to Antioch College to work with students on plant propagation projects that give back to the local community. Intergenerational groups will propagate native species to plant in forest restoration areas in Glen Helen, grow berry plants to add to the Antioch Farm, and will produce heirloom container vegetable plants to be distributed to homebound seniors.

Goals:

  • Enhance health and well-being in our community while restoring wild areas, feeding the campus community in a sustainable way, and brightening the homes of homebound seniors.
  • Strengthen community ties through intergenerational learning environments that promote community service and connectedness.

Funds: $5,200.00

:: Winter farm volunteer hours

Volunteer hours for the Antioch Farm will be taking a break until January 9, 2013. Then, they will be every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in January and February.

Join us on the Antioch Farm to care for our greenhouse garden beds and prepare the farm for spring. All ages and experience levels welcome. Inclement weather cancels, call (937) 477-8654. Meet on the farm, just west of Antioch Amphitheater.

:: Upcoming events

Saturday, January 5
Dorms open
Noon

Monday, January 7
Community Life Re-Orientation
9:00 a.m. – noon McGregor 113

Monday, January 7
STI and Birth Control Presentation
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Monday, January 7
FUN
7:00–9:00 p.m. Somewhere awesome
Tuesday, January 8
Classes begin


Tuesday, January 8
Community Meeting
1:00-2:45 p.m. McGregor 113

Wednesday, January 9
Antioch Farm Volunteer Day
3:00-5:00 p.m. Antioch Farm

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