VOLUME 2, ISSUE 15 | January 14, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE: ComCil Meeting Agenda: 1/15/13 :: IMPORTANT! Keep a look our for Self-Study Survey in your inbox TODAY :: Announcements from the Herndon Gallery :: Students! Looking for part-time work? :: The Great Antioch Debate: Mark Roosevelt vs. Micah Canal :: Announcements from Community Life :: Ohio Agrarian Trade (OAT) Partnership: Spring Term Participation :: Martin Luther King Day celebration details :: Faculty and Staff 401(K) information :: Antioch College Menu :: Upcoming events
President Mark Roosevelt and wife Dorothy Roosevelt welcomed faculty and staff from Antioch College, WYSO, and Glen Helen for “An Antioch Gathering” at their home on Monday, January 3.
:: ComCil Meeting Agenda: 1/15/13
The next Community Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15 in McGregor 113 at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The Record (25 mins)
- Discuss (and ratify?) RAB addendum to by-laws
- RAB appointment
Student Social Media Policy (30 mins) )
- Discuss (and ratify?) SSMP
Independent Groups (20 mins) )
- Discuss process for delegation of Sontag space to IG’s
Events/Events Committee/CG Employees/Budget (35 mins) )
- Define Student Space Coordinator/Events Coordinator/ Rec. Editor positions
- Draft language for for positions
- Discuss CG Budget
- Events Committee
- Upcoming Events
Community (10 mins) )
- New CG Office
- Community Calendar
- Organizational Chart
For more information, or to ask any questions, please contact email@example.com.
:: IMPORTANT! Keep a look our for Self-Study Survey in your inbox TODAY
As you well know, Antioch College is undergoing a multi-year, multiphase accreditation process with the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. As part of the process, the College embraces an extensive and rigorous self-study process in preparation for a site visit for candidacy in Nov. 2013.
The self-study process is an opportunity to evaluate our educational programs and services—with particular attention to student learning and achievement—and determine how well these programs and services accomplish the College’s goals, fulfill its mission, and meet the Commission’s standards.
Your participation in the self-study process is vital for generating systemic evidence and providing a deeper evaluation of our strengths and challenges. Future staffing, resources and policies will be informed by the results of a survey that will be distributed today via email to students, faculty and staff.
Please check your Antioch College e-mail address later today for the survey link.
Respondents who complete the survey by Friday, January 18 will be invited to enter a drawing for ten $20 Amazon.com gift cards.
Thank you for your participation in this most important process!
:: Announcements from the Herndon Gallery
Mending (Antioch) is Better Than Ending
Using a door frame discarded during the renovations of North Hall, artist Susan Byrnes created a bed where she wove two “blankets” out of discarded Xeroxes, VHS tape, and audio tape from classes taught at Antioch previously.
On January 19, the first Weaving Workshop will be held in the Herndon Gallery from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Antioch students will come together to make a third, using anything that symbolizes Antioch to us: essays submitted during the admissions process, old essays, posters, leaves, and any other material found on campus capable of being shredded. Hot cider and cookies will be provided.
Residency at Antioch College with Basia Irland, eco and water artist
There is still space and opportunity to sign up for the three-day workshop with Basia Irland, that will focus on the health and biodiversity of local creeks and springs flowing through the Glen Helen nature preserve. Irland is an internationally known sculptor and environmental artist who works to connect communities with their local creeks and waterways, and to raise awareness about the health and biodiversity living within those waters. Participants will spend the weekend in individual and group exploration, creating sculptures, bundles, and concoctions representing a fantastic apothecary. Working with riparian seeds, pods, plant forms, local plant dyes, and repurposed materials, we’ll create symbolic or medicinal bundles celebrating the regenerative power of the landscape.
The residency will begin on Friday morning, March 1, and will culminate in a public ceremony in Glen Helen on Sunday afternoon, March 3. The activities will be located in the heart of the Glen, at the Outdoor Education Center Lodge. There will be a public presentation on Friday evening by Irland who is known for her focus on international water problems, specifically waterborne diseases, scarcity, and river issues.
We are looking to recruit a total of eight students from Antioch College who will join eight students from the University of Dayton for this three-day immersion experience. Registration is due by January 18. Please respond to Dennie Eagleson at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 18.
:: Students! Looking for part-time work?
The Office of Advancement is seeking one student employee for up to 8 hours per week. Responsibilities will include administrative support, fund-raising support, event planning, and special projects. If interested, please contact Maureen Devine-Ahl at email@example.com no later than January 16.
:: The Great Antioch Debate: Mark Roosevelt vs. Micah Canal
On Wednesday, January 16, the Speech and Debate Club will be hosting “The Great Antioch Debate: Mark Roosevelt vs. Micah Canal.” This event will be an introductory session to competitive debate, open to all those interested in public speaking and becoming part of a future Debate Team to represent Antioch.
Best of all, as the highlight event, a demonstration will feature Micah Canal and Mark Roosevelt in a one-on-one debate on a surprise topic. All in the Antioch community—students, faculty, staff, villagers, alumni—are welcome to watch them duke it out in McGregor 113 at 6:00 p.m.
Plus, as a bonus, desserts and refreshments will be provided!
:: Announcements from Community Life
Your village dinner hosts will be inviting you to another dinner at their respective homes! Please let Jennifer Berman know if you do not receive an invitation; some of you will need to be shifted around due to some hosts being on vacation, etc., but all of you should be receiving an invitation from someone. Please do reply to their invitations and let’s keep the town/gown friendships growing.
Community Engagement Course
Community Life is interested in developing a Community Engagement Course that would work towards the goal of designing and implementing a recycling center on Antioch's campus. The class will most likely be developed to be taught during Spring and Summer terms of this year for 2 credits and would include collaboration between facilities, Community Life, academics and the village. If you are interested in taking this course or being involved in this project, please contact Louise.
REMINDER to all Independent Groups: Please re-register your group for Winter quarter with ComCil by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be having a square dance with a live caller and live band on Sunday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. in the South Gym. All community members are invited! Get moving! (Sponsored by Community Life.)
:: Ohio Agrarian Trade (OAT) Partnership: Spring Term Participation
Those interested in applying for co-op jobs under the auspices of the OAT Partnership should submit a cover letter and updated resume directly to Nat Freeman at email@example.com by noon on Thursday, January 24. Cover letters should include a statement of interest, brief summary of relevant experience, and explanation of why you are interested in the program.
An optional information session to support the application process will be held on January 15 at 2:00 p.m. in McGregor 118. Appointments can be arranged for those who cannot attend.
:: Martin Luther King Day celebration details
MLK Day Program: “Recovering King: The Value of Historical Complexity”
10:00 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs
Kevin McGruder, PhD, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, will speak on the topic: “Recovering King: The Value of Historical Complexity.” King’s work is often portrayed as a distillation of the “I Have a Dream” segment of the March on Washington speech, when in reality the speech and his work challenged society in ways that made many people uncomfortable with him during his life. Gaining an understanding of the challenging parts of his life and work has relevance for those interested in social justice work today.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: “Living the Dream; Creating Our History”
All day, Coretta Scott King Center
9:30 a.m., Coretta Scott King Center
Coffee, hot chocolate, pastries plus readings from Dr. King’s speeches and music from the civil rights movement.
10:30 a.m., Mills Lawn Elementary School
Peace walk from Mills Lawn Elementary School to Central Chapel AME Church.
Central Chapel MLK Day program
11:00 a.m., Central Chapel
Central Chapel MLK Day program, viewing of the presidential inauguration of President Barack Obama, and lunch.
MLK Scholar Talk
2:00 p.m., McGregor 113
Guest lecture from Dr. Jakobi Williams, assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky, on the legacy of Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
:: Faculty and Staff 401(K) information
Attention faculty and staff interested in participating in the college’s 401(K) program:
There will be a half-hour presentation from Kevin Duffin, representing our 401 (K) provider on Wednesday, January 23 at 9:00 a.m. (location TBD). The presentation will be a summary of our program and the benefits. Please try to attend if possible.
Duffin will be scheduling private appointments with employees to fill out their forms after the presentation until 3:00 p.m.
:: Antioch College Menu
The North Hall Dining Room opens at 12:00 p.m. and we serve until lunch until 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We ask that faculty, staff, and visitors offer $5.00, paid via the “honor system,” to a deposit safe located near the front entrance of the dining room. We also ask that shoes and shirts be worn in the dinning room at all times and that food not be taken “to-go” unless you are unable to join us for a meal during the established meal time. Thank you!
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
January 14 through 20
Breakfast: Chef’s Frittata, Breakfast Potatoes, Fruit
Lunch: Black Bean Soup, Cuban Sandwiches, Tempeh Cuban, Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges
Dinner: Buffalo Chicken Wings, BBQ Chicken, Dirty Cauliflower w/Red Beans, Greens
Breakfast: Poached Eggs , Grilled English Muffins, Ham
Lunch: Curried Sweet Potato Soup, Chicken Caesar Salad, Tofu Caesar Salad, Roasted Corn Salad, Macaroni Salad
Dinner: Pulled Pork Fajitas, Tempeh Fajitas, Peppers and Onions, Rice, Black Beans, Guacamole, Salsa & Sour Cream
Breakfast: Fried Eggs , Fruit, Potatoes
Lunch: Corn Chowder, Turkey Melts, Roasted Pepper, Avocado and Black Bean Hummus Wraps, Spicy Fries
Dinner: Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Spicy French Lentils, Corn and Peas
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Tofu Scramble, Vegan Muffins
Lunch: Tom Yum Soup, Cobb Salad Wrap, Falafel on Pita, Kale Chips
Dinner: Miso Soup, Pork Fried Rice, Veggie Fried Rice, Baked Egg Rolls, Asian Greens
Breakfast: Cheese Eggs, Roasted Root Home Fries, Fresh Fruit
Lunch: Tofu Salad, Chicken Salad, Foccacia Bread, Local Corn Chips
Dinner: Spicy Catfish, Tartar Sauce, Brown Rice, White Beans with Leeks and Tomatoes
Dinner: Pasta with Alfredo or Marinara, Chicken and Broccoli, Vegan Pierogi
Dinner: Pizza Night
:: Upcoming events
|Tuesday, January 15|
Community Council Meeting
1:00 p.m. McGregor 113
Tuesday, January 15
U.S. Deptartment of State Internship Information Session
3:00–4:00 p.m. McGregor 118
Tuesday, January 15
Foreign Film Festival: My Neighbor Totoro
7:00 p.m. McGregor 113
Wednesday, January 16
Antioch Farm Volunteer Day
3:00–5:00 p.m. Antioch Farm
|Friday, January 18|
Friday Forum on Race Relations
7:30 p.m. Coretta Scott King Center
Saturday, January 19
Field trip to see jazz artist Kurt Elling
Saturday, January 19
Shakes and a movie!
8:00 p.m. – midnight Sontag-Fels
Monday-Friday, January 21-25
Volunteer Work Project
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Antioch campus