VOLUME 1, ISSUE 18|May 7, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE:
Reunion 2012 is just around the corner! ::
Design build project in full swing on the Antioch Farm ::
College hires Coretta Scott King Center director and six new faculty ::
Photography Workshop series continues ::
Spring Farm Tour & Chicken Welcome ::
Eco-entrepreneur and radio host Majora Carter is the keynote speaker at this year’s Antioch College Reunion. Current students, faculty, and staff are invited to register now!
:: Reunion 2012 is just around the corner!
As many of you know, Reunion is a great weekend to network with Antiochians from across generations and the country! It provides you an opportunity to hear about the impressive contributions they are making in the world and why they felt so compelled to pull together and save their alma mater!
Most importantly, it gives them the opportunity to hear from YOU about YOUR Antioch experience! Quite frankly, this means a lot to them!
All current students, faculty, and staff are not only welcome, but are highly encouraged to attend the June 14–17 festivities. Each of you, along with a significant other, are invited to attend at no charge. You have until May 18 to take advantage of free registration. (After May 18, you will be required to pay a $25 registration fee in order to participate in any reunion meals.)
Please complete and return the attached registration form today! With your support Reunion 2012 promises to be a powerful event!
Stacey Wirrig ’98
P.S. You can also check out the Reunion 2012 schedule.
:: Design build project in full swing on the Antioch Farm
On April 14 and 15, a small collaborative group of professional artists, architects, designers, and builders including Rod Northcutt, Charlie Vinz, Jillian Soto, and Sara Black led the first part of a design build project with Antioch College students and community members at the newly reopened at Antioch College. The project was focused on the Antioch College Organic Farm. Participants include current Antioch students Sam Senzek, Maisie Taibbi, Rachael Smith, Nargees Jumahan, and Adam Abraham; newly admitted student Gabe Amrhein; and community members Carissa Burkett, Ethan Miller, and Antioch College Farm Director Kat Christen. The design charrette held that weekend led to designs for an international tea garden and shelter at the farm. The design and plans were developed around the ritual process of building, the event of harvesting, steeping and drinking tea inspired by many cultures, and the importance of water on the farm.
Students and community members in Yellow Springs along with the grounds crew at Antioch College will work to take down and salvage material from the existing tea house built in the 1970s, pour footings for the new structure, and pull up the concrete from the non-functioning pond during the week of May 5. Over the weekend of June 1, 2012, group leaders, students, and community members will reconvene to place a stone “footprint” using stones from a nearby limestone quarry, construct the renewed Tea Shelter including a cordwood-and-mortar wall, and renew the pond. Materials will include scavenged poplar from a nearby barn that has been deconstructed, a mix of milled hardwoods from the Glen, limestone from the nearby quarry, cordwood, and mortar.
:: College hires Coretta Scott King Center director and six new faculty
Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced that six new tenure-track professors and a director of the Coretta Scott King Center will be joining the college community this summer.
Each new member of the faculty brings a breath of experience in their discipline, and all have already begun to consult with the faculty on curricular matters. The professorships fill areas in the curriculum in which there are no tenure-track faculty at the College, Roosevelt said.
The directorship of the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom provides the intellectual and administrative leadership required to creatively place cultural diversity and intellectual freedom at the core of Antioch College’s future.
Read more at Antioch College hires Coretta Scott King Center director and six new faculty.
:: Photography Workshop series continues
The Photography Workshop series with Dennie Eagleson and interested community members will continue Monday, May 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in McGregor 130. The next workshop will cover light and exposure, camera settings, and the use of digital cameras (file size, white balance, modes, and downloading images).
Contact email@example.com with any questions.
:: Spring Farm Tour & Chicken Welcome
You don’t have to be a spring chicken to enjoy ours! Join Tecumseh Land Trust and the Antioch College farmers as we welcome a new chicken flock to campus. Tour our greenhouse, food forest, and annual garden area, and hear about efforts to preserve local farmland. Meet at the Antioch College Outdoor Amphitheater, Corry Street, 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Event lasts until 4 p.m.
:: Upcoming events
Wednesday, May 9
Brown-bag Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 9
Farm Volunteer Session
5–7 p.m. Near Antioch Amphitheatre
Friday, May 11
8 p.m. Antioch College Amphitheatre lawn
Saturday, May 12
South Glen Restoration Project
9–11 a.m. South Glen
Sunday, May 13
Wildflower ID Hike
1–3 p.m. Departs from Trailside Museum
Monday, May 14
7:30–9 p.m. McGregor 130
Tuesday, May 15
Appalachian Spring Revisited:
The Copland/Vine Project
7:30 p.m. South Gym
Saturday, May 19
Spring Farm Tour & Chicken Welcome
3–4 p.m. Antioch College Farm