ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 12  |  MARCH 26, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Winter term ends with music, food, and fun  ::  Student course evaluations due Friday, March 30  ::  Volunteer Work Project fuels campus beautification and renovation efforts  ::  Fitness waiver forms required for College employees  ::  Evaluate faculty candidates

Cezar Mesquita and Shane Creepingbear relax at the end of a long term

Finally through the most intense season in the admission cycle, Cezar Mesquita and Shane Creepingbear relax for a change.

:: Winter term ends with music, food, and fun

The last Community Meeting of the winter term was held Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in McGregor 113. Announcements included:

  • Susan Eklund-Leen, dean of cooperative education, reminded students to register for spring quarter work portfolio and language courses.
  • Nancy Wilburn, administrative coordinator, reminded community members to turn in their evaluations of faculty candidates.
  • Cezar Mesquita, dean of admission and financial aid, announced that 160 students were admitted for fall 2012. Some admitted students will visit campus on Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22.
  • Kat Christen, College farmer, announced that volunteers are wanted to help with the food patch at the Farm.
  • Sara Black, assistant professor of visual art, discussed an upcoming design-build project and is looking for participants.

With Genva Gano, assistant professor of literature, as spokesperson, the College faculty recognized Wilburn for her work in coordinating faculty searches in six disciplines.

Hassan Rahmanian, vice president for academic affairs, discussed changes in the academic program as outlined in an earlier e-mail to students. See the curricular addendum online.

The Community Meeting ended just after 2 p.m. with “thank-yous” from members of the community to others.

After the meeting, students, staff, and faculty enjoyed festivities planned by Academic Administrator Jaton Brame and Campus Life staff that aimed to reduce stress and celebrate successes. Community members danced to music provided by admission counselor and D.J. Shane Creepingbear, while enjoying sandwiches, chips, granola bars, soda and sweets. Game rooms and massage therapy stations were also available.

:: Student course evaluations due Friday, March 30

Student self evaluations for Block A, Block B, and term-long classes are due to Academic Administrator Jaton Brame by Friday, March 30. The student self evaluations will be combined with faculty narratives to create a complete evaluation that will become part of each student’s official educational record.

In an e-mail to students last week, Brame provided the evaluation form and outlined a few things to keep in mind while completing evaluations:

  1. There are two questions to answer on each form. One relates to your performance based upon the identified course description, and the other question relates to your performance based upon your expectations in the class. Be sure to take a moment to reflect on the course, what you learned, any challenges you encountered and how you overcame those challenges to complete the course successfully.
  2. The form must be included in your official record. Therefore, please only use the form attached to the e-mail. Please do not reformat the form.
  3. Be sure to indicate your name on the form in the section identified.
  4. Please do not turn the form into a PDF document. Submit the form as a Word document.

Brame plans to have a summary of student grades and narrative evaluations available beginning the week of April 9.

:: Volunteer Work Project fuels campus beautification and renovation efforts

By Maya Nye ’99

Volunteers are in high demand on campus. The March Volunteer Work Project was fueled by many repeat volunteers who assist the College facilities crew in monthly renovation efforts.

Completing the North Hall door-refinishing project will help save the college nearly $3,000. Volunteers Tom LaMers ’68, Sharon Strickler and Dana Fleming sanded approximately ten of more than forty doors during the March Volunteer Work Project. In order to reach the early May target completion goal of this project, additional volunteers will be needed at the April Volunteer Work Project.

Finishing the renovation of Case Commons No. 2 is integral in accommodating campus lodging needs for prospective students and alumni guests at Reunion. While Jim Spangler ’74 , Megan Trolander, and Evelyn LaMers were able to make a significant dent during this month’s work project, many tasks remain, including cleaning, drywall work, painting, and flooring work.

During the March Volunteer Work Project, Evelyn LaMers ’69 worked with the facilities crewmembers Kyle Lewis and Tomaz Williams to re-landscape the Antioch College sign that greets campus visitors. The fully-bloomed daffodils that surrounded the sign were successfully transplanted, beautifying other parts of campus. Still, lots of work remains to complete this project.

In addition to cultivating food for the current and incoming students, an alumni patch has been carved out on the Antiioch College Farm to grow food for Reunion. Volunteers are in great need to facilitate this endeavor. Regular farm volunteer hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m., though other times can be coordinated with Farmer Kat Christen at farm@antiochcollege.org.

Alumni interested in helping the College by volunteering for the April Volunteer Work Project, April 16–20, should R.S.V.P. to Maya Nye by Wednesday, April 11, at mnye@antiochcollege.org or 937-768-3113. Other volunteer times for these projects can be coordinated upon request.

:: Fitness waiver forms required for College employees

According to Reggie Stratton, facilities manager, all employees who wish to use the Curl Gymnasium and fitness equipment must sign a fitness waiver form. A magnetic lock and card reader are being installed on the east entrance and access will be granted only to those who have completed this form. Check your inbox or see Stratton for a copy of the fitness waiver.

:: Evaluate faculty candidates

Members of the community who have an opportunity to spend time with faculty candidates are encouraged to complete the feedback form. Your form should be returned to Nancy Wilburn in Room 303 South Hall or placed in her mailbox on the 1st floor of South Hall.

:: College events

Friday, March 30
Diversity Working Group
4–5:30 p.m. Coretta Scott King Center

Monday, April 9
Spring co-op term begins

Sunday, April 15
Choose Antioch: Admitted Student Visit Day
12:30–6 p.m. Antioch College campus

Monday, April 16
Miami Valley Chapter Social
6 p.m. Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs
Monday, April 16 – Friday, April 20
Volunteer Work Project
Antioch College campus

Thursday, April 19
Case Commons #1 Open House
4:30–5:30 p.m. Case Commons

Sunday, April 22
Choose Antioch: Admitted Student Visit Day
12:30–6 p.m. Antioch College campus

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