ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 19  |  February 11, 2013  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Staffing updates  ::  Employee Handbook  ::  Antioch Farm announcements!  ::  Self-Study Theme // Contest guidelines  ::  Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at Antioch  ::  Battling Sleeplessness By Erin Currier  ::  Antioch College Menu and Dining Hall information  ::  Upcoming events

On Saturday morning, a group of students from Professor Kevin McGruder’s “Ohio Stories” class traveled to Hopewell National Park in Chillicothe, Ohio to visit the 2,000-year-old ancient mounds of the Hopewell people.

On Saturday morning, a group of students from Professor Kevin McGruder’s “Ohio Stories” class traveled to Hopewell National Park in Chillicothe, Ohio to visit the 2,000-year-old ancient mounds of the Hopewell people.

:: Staffing updates

Dorothy Roosevelt has joined our team as the project lead for the College Health and Wellness Center. Dorothy will work with a cross- functional team of including finance, operations, advancement, community life, communications, institutional effectiveness, and other offices as needed, to develop and implement the Antioch College Health and Wellness Center. She will Manage and communicate work plan and progress. Create the financial plan, Recommend programs and services, recommend a marketing and staff plan and manage recruiting and hiring for identified positions and serve as the primary point person to communicate updates on the Health and Wellness Center.

Joshua Alvarez is new to Admission and Financial Aid. As the database manager, Josh will assist both support staff and professional staff with use and development of Admissions software, assist in developing and maintaining code tables, maintain the data base by keeping track of the size of the data sets and many other duties.

Amy Lutmerding-Tressler in the new director of the Outdoor Education Center at Glen Helen. Amy will be responsible for the direction, management, and coordination of programs at the OEC, including residential Outdoor School, summer Ecocamp, a naturalist training program, and a student scholarship program.

:: Employee Handbook

The newest version of the employee handbook is now available online. It is located in Ctirix on the share drive O: in a folder marked Human Resources. If you do not use Citrix, or cannot access it online, you can send a message to Tom Brookey and he will e-mail you a PDF copy.

:: Antioch Farm announcements!

Spend spring on the Antioch Farm! Now accepting applications for a co-op position on the Antioch Farm as a Farm Assistant. Farm Assistants help care for our plants and animals (lambs, chickens, ducks), collect compost, harvest produce, and more. Interested students can request a job description, then send cover letter and resume to Kat Christen at farm@antiochcollege.org. Send cover letter and resume by Friday, February 15.

Antioch Student Farm Assistant

Co-op Job Description

Spend the spring on the Antioch Farm. The Antioch Farm Assistant will assist the

Farm Manager and Crew Leaders in the operation of the Antioch Farm. Must be available weekends and willing to work outside in all weather. Gardening or farming experience preferred but not required. 37 hours/week. Pay is $7.70/hour.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Plant and start care
  • Chicken, duck, and lamb care
  • Harvest, rinsing and weighing of produce
  • Bed preparation
  • Compost collection and management
  • Other responsibilities that support the overall functioning of the Farm

Ideal candidate will:

  • Possess gardening or farming experience
  • Have good time management skills
  • Be self-motivated and reliable
  • Work well with others
  • Enjoy physical work
  • Have enthusiasm for what’s happening on the farm & the farm mission

Farm Mission: The Antioch College Farm utilizes ecological agriculture to provide an integrated context for liberal arts learning. The farm allows students to experience, explore and develop methods of sustainability, through its interwoven functions as an outdoor laboratory for curricular study and a living forum where student labor connects to campus dining and recycling.

The Antioch Farm will be raising and maintaining heritage breed chickens this year! Learn more about it with Jim Adkins, from the Sustainable Poultry Network, who will talk about Sustainable Heritage Poultry at the Glen Helen Auditorium Tuesday, February 19 from 7:00-8:30pm. The Sustainable Poultry Network is all about creating local and regional food movements, specifically with standard bred, heritage poultry for meat and eggs! The talk is free and open to the public. Students and staff who wish to join Jim for dinner in North Kitchen prior to the talk can RSVP to Kat Christen at farm@antiochcollege.org.

:: Self-Study Theme // Contest guidelines

The Self-Study Steering Committee is seeking community participation in developing a logo to represent the College’s self-study theme: We think. We can. The logo may be used online, in print, and on merchandise. Flexibility is a key requirement, including the need to resize easily and to look good in black and white as well as color. The final version of the logo will need to be suitable for high-quality printing. One grand prize winner will be selected and will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Winds Café. Two runners-up will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the Winds Café.

ABOUT THE THEME

Though open to interpretation, many will associate the We think. We can. theme with the popular children’s book, The Little Engine That Could. The story of the little engine has been told and retold many times. The underlying theme is the same — a stranded train is unable to find an engine willing to take it over difficult terrain to its destination. Only the little blue engine is willing to try and, while repeating the mantra “I think I can, I think I can,” overcomes a seemingly impossible task. The theme embodies optimism and hard work—both critical to our success in the self-study process. It also lends itself well for use after our successful site visit by adding a resounding, We DID!

TIMELINE

February 11 Contest opens (announced in One Morgan Place)

February 19 Announce contest at Community Meeting

March 4 Entries due by 11:59 p.m. EST

March 5 Entries displayed and voted on during Community Meeting

March 6 Winner selected by Self-Study Steering Committee

March 19 Winning logo unveiled during Community Meeting

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to all current students, faculty and staff of Antioch College. The Self-Study Steering Committee may also invite designs from external designers/design agencies but those entries are not eligible to win prizes. No more than five designs may be submitted per person.

HOW TO ENTER

Entries must be submitted by e-mail to jjolls@antiochcollege.org with “We think. We can.” in the subject line.

  1. Submit hi-resolution JPEG, GIF, PDF or EPS files. Please note that a scalable vector format (EPS) is preferred.
  2. Include a description or explanation of the symbolism of the logo and/or designer’s intent.
  3. Entries must conform to the design guidelines described below. Entries which fail to do so will be rejected.
  4. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EST on March 4, 2013.
  5. We will attempt to acknowledge all entries within one week of receipt; however, we cannot be responsible for entries or responses lost in e-mail.
  6. All entries will become the sole property of Antioch College and may be displayed publicly on the Antioch College campus and/or website(s).

DESIGN GUIDELINES

Your designs should:

  • Incorporate the words “We think. We can.”
  • Aesthetically suggest the idea of institutional self-study. (For information about accreditation and the self-study process, visit www.ncahlc.org/).
  • Be modern, simple, smart, recognizable and memorable.
  • NOT use the Antioch College logo in whole or in part. .
  • Work both in color and black and white.
  • Be adaptable to different scales and uses (e.g. webpages, e-mails, posters, projected image, etc.)
  • Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. (Any entry that has been copied from an existing design, painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of the contest rules and will not be accepted. We reserve the right to exclude any design, at any time, if we suspect plagiarism).

The winning design becomes the sole property of Antioch College for its permanent and exclusive use. Antioch College reserves the right to modify designs as appropriate.

SELECTION

  1. Entries will be displayed at the March 5, 2013 Community Meeting in McGregor 118. Faculty, staff and students will be asked to vote for their favorite designs during the meeting.
  2. The Self-Study Steering Committee will meet March 6, 2013 to select the winning design. Although community feedback will be taken into consideration, the Steering Committee will make the final determination.
  3. The Self-Study Steering Committee will be the final judge for all content. Anything deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
  4. The winning logo will be unveiled during the March 19, 2013 Community Meeting.
  5. The grand prize will be awarded to the winning entrant unless the winning entrant is a member of the Self-Study Steering Committee or an external designer or design agency. Self-Study Steering Committee members may submit entries which are eligible to be selected as the winning logo, but those entries are not eligible to win a prize.
  6. The Self-Study Steering Committee reserves the right to use at minimum only the basic idea of the design or design sketch for the logo; some modifications to the original may be required, including reformatting or redrawing the original design.
  7. The Self-Study Steering Committee reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

PRIZES

The winning designer will receive:

  1. A $100 gift certificate to the Winds Café.
  2. A complimentary t-shirt and other memorabilia featuring the logo.

Two runners-up will receive:

  1. A $25 gift certificate to the Winds Café.
  2. A complimentary t-shirt and other memorabilia featuring the logo

In consideration for the prize money received, the winner agrees to transfer all applicable intellectual property considerations to Antioch College.

CONTACT

The competition is being managed and organized by the Antioch College Self-Study Steering Committee. For more information, contact Self-Study Coordinator Jennifer Jolls at jjolls@antiochcollege.org.

:: Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at Antioch

Hello my fellow Antiochians,

We are hosting a women’s self-defense workshop here this coming weekend, and have a handful of spaces still open.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a large international network of instructors who create opportunities for people to gain the physical skills and confidence to defend themselves from physical violence and sexual asault.

Antioch alum Aimee Dudas ’95 is leading the workshop, which is free to the Antioch community as a way of giving back to the community that gave her so much.

Friday, February 15, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., McGregor 113 — Presentation and discussion

Saturday, February 16, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., South Gym — Physical training

This is important stuff, so if you know a woman who would benefit from this experience, please pass it on!

Please contact Johanna Kohout for registration and information.

:: Battling Sleeplessness By Erin Currier

Sleep-related disorders impact an extraordinary number of people across the planet: researchers posit at least 1 in 3 people experience insomnia in their lifetime (National Sleep Foundation, 2012). While there are many forms of insomnia, (early morning awakening, sleep maintaining insomnia, adjustment insomnia, etc.) if you’ve ever suffered through a sleepless night then you realize just how debilitating the lack of sleep can be. Consequences of sleeplessness include: greater incidents of accidents, lack of concentration, mental impairment, severe emotional pain, lowered immune system and much more (Roth, 2007).

The most common cause of insomnia is stress (Roth, 2007). Certainly, medical and mental health issues impact our ability to fully rest at night, but daily stressors—work load, relationship issues, worry and anxiety, depression and general functionality issues—significantly affect both our conscious and subconscious mind and that impact directly correlates with our ability to sleep at night.

What can we do? We can’t avoid stress completely but we can develop healthy habits in terms of coping with intense or undesirable situations. These habits are especially important to employ around our daily, and perhaps more significantly, our nighttime rituals. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Darken your bedroom. This means avoiding blue light, found in computers and cellphones. That light can trick our brains into thinking it is daytime and keeps us alert.

  • Avoid heavy stimulus before bedtime, such as exercise, alcohol (which is a depressant but still disrupts our circadian rhythm), nicotine, eating, chocolate and intense interaction that could leave you stressed out. Studies suggest avoiding these activities for at least 2 hours before turning in for the night.

  • Learn what relaxes you and utilize those techniques nightly, such as deep breathing, guided imagery, listening to meaningful or comforting music, read a well loved or “easy” book, say a prayer, meditate, learn muscle relaxation techniques, etc.

  • Allot time prior to going to bed where you worry about yesterday, today and tomorrow. Your bed should be a safe haven and troublesome and anxiety producing thoughts have no place in your comfort zone.

  • Keep regular sleeping hours. This one might be especially challenging for you students, but waking and rising everyday at the same time programs your body to sleep soundly. Remember, this includes the weekends!

  • Cover your clock. Obsessing over time and worrying about your lack of sleep will in fact make it much more difficult to sleep.

  • Keep in mind—you will sleep! If you tell yourself you won’t sleep, you’re creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more you agonize over not resting, the harder you’re making it for yourself.

  • As tempting as taking sleep aides can be, even melatonin, these medications can not only become habit forming, but they also can entail an upsetting rebound effect, meaning attempting to sleep after discontinued use of the sleep aide will be practically impossible. Lingering effects of these medications can impact your day-to-day functioning as well, so please consult a medical professional before imbibing sleep aides.

:: Antioch College Menu and Dining Hall information

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!

February 11-17

Monday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Beef Barley Soup, Ghanaian Peanut & Sweet Potato Stew, Quinoa, Veggies

Dinner: Swedish Meatballs, Cranberry Compote, Cauliflower and Quinoa Fritters, Veggie Gravy, Smashed Red Taters

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Fruit

Lunch: Fat Tuesday! Creole Crawfish Stew, Muffaletta, Veggie Muffaletta, Cajun Fat Tuesday Fries, King Cake

Dinner: Pork with Chimichurri Sauce (Goat also available), Plantains, Red Beans and Rice, Guacamole, Salsa, Sour Cream

Wednesday

Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Sandwich; Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich; Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Lunch: White Bean Soup, Ravioli al Forno, Gluten-free Pasta, Cream Spinach

Dinner: International Night! Miso Soup, Teriyaki Chicken , Gallo Pinto, Winter Root Ratatouille, Banana Bread Pudding, Dulce de Leche

Thursday

Breakfast: Chef Choice Frittata, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Ham Salad, Egg Salad, Hummus, Rolls, Kale Chips, Kettle Chips

Dinner: Beef Pot Pie, Tofu Pot Pie, Veggies

Friday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: German Potato Soup, Turkey Reuben , Shroom Reuben (w/ House-made Kraut), Parsnip Frites

Dinner: Creole Catfish, Warm Napa Cabbage Slaw, Black-eyed Pea Risotto

Saturday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Panner, Jeweled Rice, Broccoli

Sunday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Pizza Night

:: Upcoming events

February 11-15
Random Acts of Kindness Week


Monday, February 11
Graduate Test Prep Workshop
6:00–7:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Tuesday, February 12
Community Council Meeting
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Tuesday, February 12
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
7:30 p.m. University of Dayton campus in ArtStreet Studio D

Wednesday, February 13
International Dinner
6:00 p.m. North Hall Dining Hall
Wednesday, February 13
Acoustic Jam Night
8:00 p.m. Sontag Fels

Thursday, February 14
V-Day Open Mic
8:00 p.m. TBD

Friday, February 15
R.A.D. Women’s Self-Defense Workshop
6:00–9:00 p.m. McGregor 118

Saturday, February 16
R.A.D. Women’s Self-Defense Workshop
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. McGregor 118

Saturday, February 16
Buddy Wakefiled: Slam Poetry Champ
7:00 p.m. Sontag Fels

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