ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 20  |  February 18, 2013  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Your input is needed on the Health and Wellness Center  ::  Please welcome Deb Hirtzinger to the Antioch College team  ::  Give Back Week  ::  Online work order request system  ::  Absence request form update  ::  Announcements from Community Life  ::  Don’t miss these events!  ::  Self-Study Theme // Contest guidelines  ::  Kevin McGruder announces history residency  ::  Antioch College Menu and Dining Hall information  ::  Upcoming events

This weekend, 21 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest at the Forward On Climate rally to address the climate crisis and to encourage President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. (L-R) Sara Goldstein ’16, Jordan Berley ’16, and Chelsia Carpentier ’16.

This weekend, 21 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest at the Forward On Climate rally to address the climate crisis and to encourage President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. (L-R) Sara Goldstein ’16, Jordan Berley ’16, and Chelsia Carpentier ’16.

:: Your input is needed on the Health and Wellness Center

Dear students, faculty and staff,

As many of you know, Antioch College is working with architectural firm MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni to revitalize our historic campus. A key project in the facilities master plan is the health and wellness center (currently known as Curl Gym), scheduled to open in spring/summer 2014. At a projected cost of $8 million, the center will serve both community and campus needs. Last year, the College sent out a short survey asking the community about use of the proposed facility. Some of you may also have completed a survey sent out by Anya Gandy, class of 2015. This survey is to refine and update those findings.

Thank you in advance for your participation and candid feedback; we value your input. Please submit your survey responses no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

For more information, feel free to e-mail Dorothy Roosevelt at

Click on the link below to take the survey:

:: Please welcome Deb Hirtzinger to the Antioch College team

Please welcome Deb Hirtzinger to our team. Deb is the new controller and will be responsible to manage the financial reporting process, including the periodic close (month-end and annual), key reports on a monthly basis including balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. She will manage the annual budgeting process and preparation of the annual budget and manage revenue recognition process, including cash collections, tuition, room and board, grants, donor gifts and pledges, and other, working with departments to streamline process and accurately capture financial data. Deb comes to us from Edison State College. She is located in McGregor 245. Please stop by and say hello!

:: Give Back Week

Attention Students, Staff and Faculty!

This week is GIVE BACK WEEK! The Office of Advancement is asking everyone who has not yet given to make a monetary contribution to the College by the end of this week. Listen for announcements in community and hall meetings on how to give, or just click here to donate now. Our goal for this term is 100% participation by the entire on-campus community. Your participation is very important for these reasons:

  • It’s a vote of confidence in Antioch
  • It’s a sign to other donors that you are invested in Antioch
  • It inspires high-level donors and non-alumni donors to give
  • Most foundations consider participation rates before agreeing to donate

A gift of any amount lets us count you as a supporter.

Rachel Hale ’16 and Sylvia Newman ’16

:: Online work order request system

In an effort to better manage, prioritize and track work requests, we will be switching to an on-line work order request system. Within the next two weeks you will be receiving a link to this on-line work requester site from Rieck Services who is providing this service free of charge to the college. Each of you will have a specific log-in and password and will be able to download an icon to your desk top for quick access to the site. Rieck Services will be at our next Community Meeting on February 19th to give us a short presentation on how to use the on-line work requester, so please mark your calendars and don’t miss this training!



:: Absence request form update

The updated version of the absence request form is now available online. It is located in Ctirix on the share drive AC Office (O:) in a folder marked Human Resources. If you do not use Citrix, or cannot access it online, you can send a message to Joan Meadows and she will e-mail you a PDF copy.

:: Announcements from Community Life

Update on Sontag Fels

This past week, the facilities team has completed a large amount of work in Sontag Fels. They have repainted most spaces, fixed walls, installed a refrigerator in the kitchen, uncovered windows and used their energy and creativity to make a welcoming space for students. Please thank Don, Jamie, Kyle and Tony for their hard work as well as all of the facilities and housekeeping crew for the heart they put into what they do. Wi-fi will be arriving in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

Free Store in Sontag Fels

What is a free store? It is a place to bring clothing and other items that are clean, useful and in good condition so that others who might need or want those things can have them. We now have a fully renovated space in the Sontag Fels building for our Free Store. Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose!

:: Don’t miss these events!

Black in Yellow Springs: Voices of the ’60s

Presented by the 365 Project at Midwest campus of Antioch University on Monday, February 25.

Be sure to attend this interesting and provocative oral history event. History professor Kevin McGruder and Louise Smith, dean of community life have been involved with the 365 this year. Co-op student Adam Abraham will be providing technical assistance with audio and video taping. If you want to understand the dynamics of the Yellow Springs community and its history, this is a great event!

Mini-TED at Antioch

Thursday, February 21, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., the Voice and Speech class will present their short presentations on a variety of topics (autobiographical stories, climate change, vacation travel, gun control, fairy tale with a twist, coffee, and other fascinating subjects) in McGregor 113 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Others are welcome to participate. If you have a short 5-7 minute presentation, contact Louise to be included in the program.

:: 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.


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!


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


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.


Entries must be submitted by e-mail to 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).


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
  • 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.


  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.


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.


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

:: Kevin McGruder announces history residency

Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history, is pleased to announce a history residency, taking place February 27 through March 1, featuring historian Bob Johnson ’65 and archivist Rod Ross.

Lecture/Discussion: Memory and World War II: The Eastern European Experience

7:00–9:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, McGregor 113

Americans remember those who participated in World War II as “the Greatest Generation,” but how do Eastern Europeans remember the war, most of which was fought on their territory? Robert Johnson ’65, historian of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union and Rod Ross, a scholar of Lithuanian history will share their perspectives and welcome stories from the audience.

Workshop: “Lincoln” and House passage of the 13th Amendment

7:00–9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, McGregor 147

In this hands-on workshop, Rod Ross, archivist with the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives, will discuss links to websites for access to 19th century Congressional publications. Please bring a laptop if you can.

Workshop: Using Presidential Tapes for Historical Research

7:00–9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, McGregor, McGregor 149

Historian Robert Johnson ’65 will use White House audio recordings of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Richard Nixon to illustrate how accessible these recording are, and to show what can be learned from them.

Panel Discussion: Social Justice and Freedom to Information

7:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, Coretta Scott King Center

A panel including historians Robert Johnson ’65 and Rod Ross (Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives) will discuss the various ways freedom to information—including use of the Freedom of Information Act—can affect social justice.

For more information, please contact Kevin McGurder at

:: 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 18-24


Breakfast: Poached Egg on Muffin, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Chicken Orzo Soup; Turkey, Bacon and RRP Wrap; White Bean Hummus Wrap

Dinner: Lasagna, Vegan Lasagna, Gluten-free Lasagna


Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Bacon, Fruit

Lunch: Brunswick Stew, Hoppin’ John, Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

Root Veggies

Dinner: Taco Tuesday: Refried Beans; Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes

Lunch: Beef Chili, Vegan Chili, Baked Potato

Dinner: New Liberty Roast Turkey, Soft Polenta, , Red Lentil “Gravy”


Breakfast: Chef’s Choice Frittata, Scrambled Tofu, Vegan Muffins, Fruit

Lunch: Miso Soup, Stromboli, Caesar Salad

Dinner: Chicken Scarpariello, Balsamic Sauce w/Roasted Peppers; Penne Pasta Primavera


Breakfast: Fried Eggs with Cheese, Fried Eggs, Ham, Fruit

Lunch: Falafel, Gyro, Pita, Mujadarra

Dinner: Chef’s Choice Fish, Curried Tempeh, Chef’s Choice Assorted Cheeses, Crackers and Bread


Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Herb Roasted Chicken, Herb Encrusted Tofu, Brown Rice, Veggies


Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Pizza Night

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, February 19
Community Meeting
1:00-2:45 p.m. McGregor 113

Thursday, February 21
Mini-TED at Antioch
7:00–8:30 p.m. McGregor 113
Saturday, February 23
Shakes and a movie
10:00 p.m. Sontag Fels

Monday, February 25
Being Black in Tellow Springs
6:30 p.m. Antioch Midwest Auditorium

College logo in black



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