ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 22|June 4, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:   Admission, Community Life seek volunteers for June 9 Street Fair  ::  Staff changes in the Office of the President  ::  New Alcohol and Drug Policy now in effect  ::  Diversity Group movie and discussion a success  ::  Farm announces new volunteer hours  ::  Cartoonist Kevin Somers to present work  ::  Upcoming events

The safety committee hard at work

The College’s safety committee, hard at work, sporting their new orange safety vests.

:: Admission, Community Life seek volunteers for June 9 Street Fair

The offices of Admission and Community Life needs volunteers for the Yellow Springs Street Fair, Saturday, June 9. In the past, College staff have been willing participants, volunteering their time to represent our community. Please check your calendars for Saturday, June 9. The offices are looking for one to two hours of your time. Please contact Shane Creepingbear at

:: Staff changes in the Office of the President

Jennifer Jolls begins her appointment as Antioch College’s new director of institutional effectiveness and planning. Her office is now located in the president’s office suite, McGregor 248.

This appointment is a formalization of the work she has been doing on the strategic plan and the accreditation process. In this role, Jennifer will be responsible for the leadership and development of a comprehensive institutional effectiveness program. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, she will work with faculty and senior administrators to ensure than accreditation criteria are fulfilled and that the College is positioned for continuous improvement to meet current and future needs. She will direct all strategic planning processes, coordinating departmental and program plans to assure compliance with institutional goals.

Nicole Wroten replaces Jolls as the assistant director of communications. Reporting to Gariot Louima, the College’s chief communications officer, Wroten is responsible for writing and editing a variety of communications projects (both print and online) serving the entire College community. She is also responsible for developing and distributing content that supports the College’s objectives through press releases, advisories and web media. Wroten is the primary editor of One Morgan Place, the weekly e-newsletter, and The Independent, the monthly alumni e-newsletter.

Nicole previously served as the editor of the Dayton City Paper and as a copy editor for Dayton Daily News. Previous to editing the City Paper, Nicole was the marketing communications director for the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and held a post-baccalaureate web internship at the Smithsonian Online. She holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Loyola University New Orleans.

:: New Alcohol and Drug Policy now in effect

The Antioch College Alcohol and Drug Policy has been adopted by the council of Conveners, vetted with the college attorneys, and has now taken effect. Please take the time to review the policy. If you are over 21, contact the resident life managers to declare your room alcohol tolerant if you so choose.

The Office of Community Life will be doing some education as the policy specifies in the coming week. Stay tuned.

:: Diversity Group movie and discussion a success

Congratulations to Maryann Otuwa and Rachael Smith for their work on the Higher Learning presentation at the Little Art Theatre. “It was a great event,” enthused Dean of Community Life Louise Smith. Stay tuned for more events brought to you by the Diversity Group.

:: Farm announces new volunteer hours

The farm has announced a new summer schedule for weekly volunteer hours:

  • Wednesdays 5–7 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Don’t miss out this Wednesday, June 6, when volunteers will help plant (inoculate) mushrooms for the food forest in oak logs.

:: Cartoonist Kevin Somers to present work

Cartoonist Kevin Somers will discuss his life and work in the presentation “Entertaining Kids of all Ages! A Creative Career In Publishing, Advertising, and Entertainment” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 8, in the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. The event is free and open to the public.

An illustrator, color artist, and writer, Somers has worked for a variety of clients, including Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Hyperion Books for Kids, Penguin Putnam, Disney Magazine, and Nickelodeon. His talk is presented by the Office of Community Life.

“I am really thrilled to have Kevin back to share his work,” said community outreach coordinator Jennifer Berman, the author of four books whose cartoons have appeared in Harper’s, Ms, In These Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many other publications. “I have known Kevin since he worked for me as a co-oping, squirrel-feeding student, and he is an incredibly funny and talented guy.”

Somers deeply respects the process of collaboration and has extensive experience working closely with writers, editors, designers, and other illustrators. Somers will have many samples of his work on hand, from claymation images to cartoon strips.

:: Upcoming events

Friday, June 8
Presentation by Cartoonist Kevin Somers
7:30 p.m. Coretta Scott King Center

Saturday, June 9
Yellow Springs Street Fair
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Yellow Springs
Monday, June 11 – Sunday, June 17
2012 Antioch Reunion & Volunteer Work Project

Friday, June 15
Philosophers’ Roundtable
4 p.m. McGregor 147

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