ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 21  |  February 25, 2013  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Updates from Tom Brookey  ::  Give Back Week  ::  First Friday Chat and Chew  ::  Being Black in Yellow Springs: Voices from the ’60s  ::  Open Mic/Mixer on Friday, March 1  ::  Basia Irland Residency  ::  Kevin McGruder hosts history residency  ::  Self-Study Theme Contest ends March 4!  ::  Antioch College Menu and Dining Hall information  ::  Upcoming events

Students Julia Navaro ’16 and Sylvia Newman ’16 boil sap that they tapped to turn into syrup for their Global Seminar project.

Students Julia Navaro ’16 and Sylvia Newman ’16 boil sap that they tapped to turn into syrup for their Global Seminar project.

:: Updates from Tom Brookey

1. As we learned at Community Meeting last week, we have switched over to a new online maintenance work request system. Instructions will guide you through the log-in process and show you how to make a work request. Please contact Reggie Stratton if you have any questions or need help navigating this system. Visit:

2. It was also requested at Community Meeting that we provide a link to the North Hall energy monitoring system. This link will allow you to view the online system in real time. This is an interactive display that will allow you to scroll through the various screens displaying electrical metering data for each dorm floor and hall as well as the solar panel energy generation. There is also a “Facts and Definitions” page with great information on sustainable design. Just copy and paste this link into your web browser:

Enjoy! Questions? Contact Reggie Stratton.

3. AFLAC will be scheduling meetings on campus in the near future. All faculty and staff are required to attend at least one of the three half hour meetings. They are offering improved and immediate coverage as well as reduced employee cost due to the growth in the number of employees with the College. Please watch OMP for more details in the next two weeks. Please get in touch with Tom Brookey if you have any questions.

:: 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

:: First Friday Chat and Chew

In an effort to improve internal communication, celebrate successes, address challenges, prepare for the site visit and have a little fun, we have implemented a monthly all-employee meeting. Known as First Friday Chat and Chew, the events will be held on the first Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in McGregor 113. The College will provide lunch for all faculty and staff in attendance.

The agenda will be divided into two main parts:

  1. Need to know: There will be a series of short reports from various areas of the College addressing things that all employees should know.
  2. Want to know: There will also be an opportunity for employees to ask questions about things that weren’t addressed in the reports. Therefore, employees—particularly senior administrators—should be prepared to give a brief update about their work if asked.

If you would like to give an update or request an update on a particular topic, please e-mail Jennifer Jolls at at least 72 hours before the event.

:: Being Black in Yellow Springs: Voices from the ’60s

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the 365 Project will be hosting Being Black in Yellow Springs: Voices from the ’60s, lively panel of villagers who will share their experiences in a courageous conversation with the community. Students are greatly encouraged to attend. Learn about the community and the history that you are now a part of. For further info contact Louise Smith or Kevin McGruder.

:: Open Mic/Mixer on Friday, March 1

There will be an Open Mic and Mixer at Sontag Fels on Friday, March 1, at 9:00 p.m.

Come and share a poem a story or a song with the community and our guests from the University of Dayton who are working on the arts residency project at the Herndon Gallery. Scrumptious cake and other goodies will be served. Talk to Louise or IdaLease if you want to participate. Let your talent shine!

:: Basia Irland Residency

Basia Irland will be on campus from February 26 through March 7. Basia is a water and eco artist who has been doing water projects all over the globe for the past thirty years. Nine Antioch students and seven University of Dayton students will be working with from March 1st through March 3rd in an immersion experience in Glen Helen, learning about the health of the waters, native medicinal plants, and making medicinal bundles and a fantastic apothecary, along with collecting sounds and creating a soundscape from collected sounds. Please welcome Basia to our campus. She will be preparing materials for the residency and will be happy to interact with community members around your interests and passions.

On Friday evening, (March 1) at 7:30 p.m., Basia will be offering a public lecture titled Water Library that will describe her projects focusing on water collection, water borne diseases, and ways that she has connected communities along rivers.

Later on Friday evening at 9:00 p.m. in Sontag Fels, there will be an Open Mic event to welcome the UD students to our campus. They will be staying in Unit 3 on campus.

On Saturday evening, March 2, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Glen Helen Auditorium, there will be a sound improvisation event where the sounds collected by participating students will be replayed and recombined to create a collective sound scape. All community members interested in sound, music, improvisation, and experimentation are welcome to attend.

On Sunday afternoon, March 3, at 2:00 p.m., starting at the Yellow Springs in Glen Helen, the community is invited to join the residency group for a public ceremony and presentation of the objects created during the residency.

:: Kevin McGruder hosts 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

:: Self-Study Theme Contest ends March 4!

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

:: 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: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Minestrone Soup, Chicken Club Wrap, Tuna Melts on Sourdough, Yukon Fries

Dinner: Chicken Rogan Josh, Llapingachos, Quinoa Pilaf, Cauliflower


Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Bacon, Fruit

Lunch: Parsnip and Barley Stew, Four Cheese Macaroni, Crimson Slaw

Dinner: Taco Tuesday: Black Beans, Prairie Fire Rice, Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Grilled Bacon and Cheese, Beet and Orange Salad

Dinner: Spicy Pork Meatballs, Maple Baked Beans, Saute Greens


Breakfast: Poached Eggs /English Muffins, Sweet Potatoes, Vegan Pastry, Fruit

Lunch: Miso Soup, Stromboli, Caesar Salad

Dinner: Curried Lentil Soup , Chilled Orange & Ginger Beef , Sesame Rice Noodles, Veggie and Brown Rice Sushi


Breakfast: Strata, Fresh Fruit

Lunch: Deli Day, Sandwich Meats, Hummus, Chips, Kale Chips, Composed Salads

Dinner: Grass-Fed Beef Burger, Veggie Burgers, Fat Fries


Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Gluten-free Pasta, Vegan Cheese Sauce


Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Pizza Night

:: Upcoming events

Monday, February 25
Being Black in Yellow Springs: Voices from the ’60s
6:30 p.m. Antioch U Midwest auditorium

Tuesday, February 26
Community Council Meeting
1:00–3:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Wednesday, February 27
Lecture/Discussion: Memory and WWII
7:00–9:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Wednesday, February 27
Acoustic Jam Night
8:00–10:00 p.m. Sontag Fels

Thursday, February 28
Workshop: Lincoln and House passage of the 13th Amendment
7:00–9:00 p.m. McGregor 147
Thursday, February 28
Workshop: Using Presidential Tapes for Historical Research
7:00–9:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Friday, March 1
11:30–1:00 p.m.
Chat & Chew (Faculty/Staff only) McGregor 113

Friday, March 1
Friday Forum/Panel Discussion: Social Justice and Freedom of Information
7:00–9:30 p.m. Coretta Scott King Center

Friday, March 1
Basia Irlan’s Water Library
7:30–9:00 p.m. Glen Helen Auditorium

Friday, March 1
Open Mic/Mixer with UD students
9:00–11:00 p.m. Sontag Fels

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