VOLUME 1, ISSUE 17|April 30, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Update on the master planning process from COO Tom Brookey ::
Celebrate May Day as a community! ::
Antioch College to host free modern classical music concert ::
Glen Helen’s 6th Annual Great Stuff Garage Sale ::
Important reminders from the IT help desk ::
Reminder: upcoming photo workshop (time changed) ::
Gym access now restricted to authorized individuals ::
Correction: Employee discount for Ecocamp ::
Elijah Blanton ’15 tackles a prospective student’s question at an event for admitted students held last week. The college hosted a total of seventy admitted students and guests across two such events.
:: Update on the master planning process from COO Tom Brookey
The master planning process began several months ago when the architects from MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni began meeting with faculty, staff, and students in small groups and individual meetings. After compiling the data from those meetings, the architects began working on a draft that incorporated their ideas with those they gained from the College community.
Last week’s community meeting was the chance to have a formal presentation by the firm. This presentation was the initial draft, and it’s important to note that no final decisions have been made. Rather, this was an opportunity to see the ideas and vision of the firm and give the community an initial look.
The next step is to obtain further comments, ideas, and suggestions from the community so that the firm can work them into the next draft of the plan. We will then schedule another community meeting to allow for more comments. In the meantime, the architects will continue meeting with small groups and individuals and gather more information about specific areas and program needs.
As we move forward, the architects will also develop and formalize a timeline. A timeline is critical for our advancement and finance teams to determine fund-raising and cash-flow needs as we move between phases of the plan.
Please submit your ideas, comments, questions, and suggestions at any time to Tom Brookey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tom is our liaison with the architects, the steering committee, the Board of Trustees and the Facilities Committee of the Board. (In order to coordinate information, it is most effective to contact Tom instead of getting in touch with the architects or members of the board directly.)
:: Celebrate May Day as a community!
Tomorrow—Tuesday, May 1—is May Day, the international holiday dedicated to recognizing workers everywhere. Join the party at Birch Hall, where Isaac DeLamatre, chef/food service coordinator, will serve his world-famous tacos starting at 6 p.m. Live music starts at 6:30! We will celebrate the eight-hour workday and other things that organized workers gave us.
:: Antioch College to host free modern classical music concert
Nonprofit recital series Sunday at Central will present a free concert titled “Appalachian Spring Revisited: The Copland/Vine Project” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in the South Gym at Antioch College.
With financial support from The Johnstone Fund for New Music, Sunday at Central will offer an hour-long program that includes Aaron Copland’s beloved modern work Appalachian Spring, in its original orchestration for 13 instruments, and the world premiere of a composition for the same ensemble of instruments by Seattle-based composer Anthony Vine. Both pieces will be performed by premiere Columbus musicians and conducted by Olev Viro.
The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Appalachian Spring premiered in 1944. Vine’s new work draws inspiration from Copland’s original score and from his current state as a news media junkie, and offers short bursts of musical fragments indicative of our over-saturated news landscape.
Musicians in the ensemble include Brett Allen (viola); Luis Biava (cello); Jean Etienne-Lederer (bass); Robert Firdman (violin); Randy Hester (flute); Robert Jones (clarinet); Mariko Kaneda (piano); Mark Kosmala (cello); Kenichiro Matsuda (viola); David Niwa (violin); Mary Jean Petrucci (violin); Jonquil Thoms (violin); and Christopher Weait (bassoon).
Donations to Sunday at Central will be graciously accepted.
For more information about Sunday at Central or the Johnstone Fund, check out the groups’ Facebook pages:
:: Glen Helen’s 6th Annual Great Stuff Garage Sale
Another man’s trash is your next treasure. Find pretty much anything at Glen Helen’s 6th Annual Great Stuff Garage Sale, coming up this Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Corry Street parking lot.
Step One — Donate! Cleaning out your closets, garage, cabinets, or toy box will be extra rewarding knowing that you have an opportunity to help Glen Helen and at the same time give your house some breathing room. Bring items the day before the sale, Friday, May 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Glen Helen parking lot. For items of value, ask us for a tax write-off slip.
Step Two — Shop! Bring relatives, neighbors, and friends. There will be a great selection of unique books, recreational items, kitchen gadgets, tools, artwork, furniture, exercise equipment, kids stuff, and pretty much anything but clothing and electronics. This sale is so good almost everyone leaves with something, whether it’s an armload or a truckload. If you need more information or would like to volunteer, contact us at GHA@glenhelen.org.
:: Important reminders from the IT help desk
Remember to regularly back up your important data to the cloud, an external hard drive, a large capacity flash (thumb) drive, or another file-sync service such as Dropbox. Some folks choose to use the cloud exclusively, in which case you are already covered in the event of catastrophic hardware failure. For those of you who choose not to use the cloud or only use it sparingly, you are strongly encouraged to use one of the aforementioned backup methods if you are not already doing so. In the near future, we will be able to use a file server located at MVECA that will function better for our file storage needs than our current setup does. In the meantime, let help desk analyst Dave Sizemore know if you need assistance with backing up your important data.
Additionally, during May 1–3, turnaround time on help desk requests will be delayed, as Dave will be part of the team attending CAMS training at MVECA. If you need assistance during this time, send an e-mail request to email@example.com and he will respond as quickly as possible.
:: Reminder: upcoming photo workshop (time changed)
Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery and former photography professor at the College, will present a photo workshop on Monday, April 30, in McGregor 130. The workshop will now begin at 7:30 p.m. (instead of 7 p.m.) but will still run until 9 p.m. This is the first in a series of photo-related activities and will include a discussion of shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, and film speed (or ASA) that will give you more creative control of the pictures you make. The discussion is applicable to both analog (film-based) and digital cameras. Bring your cameras and questions with you!
:: Gym access now restricted to authorized individuals
Facilities manager Reggie Stratton reports that the entry door to South and East gym is now secured by a card-reader system. To gain access you must complete and sign a fitness waiver form, after which your Antioch College ID will be added to the list of authorized gym users. Those who have already turned in the waiver have been added to the system; if you would like to access the gym but have not completed a waiver, please contact Reggie Stratton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
:: Correction: Employee discount for Ecocamp
Last week’s edition of One Morgan Place advertised a new discount for College employees’ children who attend Glen Helen Ecocamp. One important aspect of that advertisement’s wording was in error, however: Employees do not need to send each of their children to Ecocamp in order to receive the discount. Here’s the corrected text:
Send your kids to Ecocamp this summer and take advantage of our new Antioch College employee discount! Send your children to Ecocamp and receive $100 off per child for one week of camp. Children do not have to attend camp the same week. Campers explore the Glen, make new friends, and learn how to appreciate the world around them. Camps are available for children age five through fifteen. Day and overnight camps are available. Register online today before camps fill up! Notify Whitney Till, 767-7648 or email@example.com, after registration or in the NOTES section of your online registration and $100 will be taken off of your balance.
:: Upcoming events
Monday, April 30
7:30–9 p.m. McGregor 130
Tuesday, May 1
Celebrate May Day
6:30 p.m. Birch Hall
Saturday, May 5
Glen Helen’s 6th Annual
Great Stuff Garage Sale
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Corry Street parking lot
Tuesday, May 15
Appalachian Spring Revisited:
The Copland/Vine Project
7:30 p.m. South Gym