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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
:: 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
:: 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
4 p.m. McGregor 147