ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 27 | July 9, 2012

IN THIS ISSUE: Antioch Review awarded $7K grant :: College seeks accreditation :: Somatics Workshop with Jill Becker :: Social Media requests via the Office of Communications :: Upcoming events

They're back! Students back from co-op listen to a presentation from Antioch Registrar Jaton Brame on Monday, July 9, before starting class on Tuesday, July 10.

They're back! Students back from co-op listen to a presentation from Antioch Registrar Jaton Brame on Monday, July 9, before starting class on Tuesday, July 10.

:: Antioch Review awarded $7K grant

Bob Fogarty has confirmed that the Antioch Review has been awarded a grant of almost $7,000 ($6,898 to be exact) from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).

At a public meeting on June 21, 2012, the OAC board approved the first round of grants for fiscal year 2013 and grant ratifications for fiscal year 2012. As a result, the OAC will award 455 grants totaling $7,870,213 to support arts organizations, arts programs, and artists across Ohio.

The grant awarded to the Antioch Review was through OAC's Sustainability Program which provides two-year grants for organizational operating support. This program supports Ohio organizations that plan and conduct ongoing arts programs for either a full year of programming or a recurring single project or activity. The program supports organizations that offer broad-based arts programming in any discipline (i.e., performing arts, literature, traditional arts, visual arts, etc.) that is produced and presented by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, other nonprofit or government entities, and colleges or universities that offer arts programming.

:: College seeks accreditation

A comprehensive document, the Preliminary Information Form (PIF), was submitted to the regional accrediting agency last week on Monday, July 2, as an early step in the accreditation process. The 111-page document describes the College's mission, vision, and goals; academic programs; faculty qualifications; resources and support services; financial situation; and planning structures, among others. More than a thousand pages of documentation accompanied the report.

A response from the agency is expected in late September with the comments and recommendations of the PIF reviewers. If successful, the College will begin an extensive and rigorous self-study process in preparation for a visit from a team of faculty and administrators from other colleges and universities; these colleagues are charged with assuring that the College meets the stringent criteria required for accreditation. During self-study, the College carefully considers its educational programs and services—with particular attention on student learning and achievement—and determines how well these programs and services accomplish the College’s goals, fulfill its mission, and meet the accreditation standards. The Self-Study Report is an exhaustive document assembled in preparation for this visit and reflects where the College has been, where we stand now, and the directions and challenges for which we must prepare.

The Self-Study Report will be submitted in October 2013, with a site visit scheduled for December 2013. In April 2014, a determination regarding candidacy status will be made. If successful, the College will be eligible to award Title IV federal financial aid in the fall of 2014.

To learn more about accreditation, contact Jennifer Jolls, director of institutional effectiveness, at jjolls@antiochcollege.org

:: Somatics Workshop with Jill Becker

Jill Becker will be hosting a Somatics Workshop, a gentle, guided movement exploration to release tension and strengthen connections in the body. Very refreshing!

What is Somatics? This class is a form of movement meditation, where students are guided through exercises to awaken sensory awareness, lose unnecessary tension, and find deep internal connections in the body. Breathing is central to the work. Students will work alone, in partners, and as a group. The exercises are based on human anatomy and physiology. Students often comment that they feel taller, more grounded, relaxed, and refreshed after doing this work.

The workshop will take place Sunday, July 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Playhouse, 910 Corry Street.

Call 937-767-2646 or e-mail jillbecker1@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

:: Social Media requests via the Office of Communications

The office of communications has been busy upping Antioch College's presence on various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Do you have something you'd like to share from your department or class via these networks? The office of communications is trying to make that as easy as possible by implementing a simple procedure for requesting social media posts.

Simply send an e-mail to Nicole Wroten at nwroten@antiochcollege.org and include the following information:

  1. The exact wording you want the post to say, no longer than 60 words (or 140 characters for Twitter)
  2. Any photo you'd like to include with the post
  3. If you'd like to link to an outside website or our own, include the direct link
  4. The date and a rough time when you'd like this post to go out

Questions? Call Nicole Wroten at 937-776-2966.

:: Upcoming events

July 10
First Day of Class


July 12
Dining Collective Meeting
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Birch Commons

July 13
Columbus Food Cart Festival
Field trip; talk to Randle or Johanna for details
July 14
Kings Island trip
Leave campus at 1:00 p.m.

July 15
Caesar's Creek trip
Field trip; talk to Randle or Johanna for details

July 16
Diversity group meeting CSKC
6:00 to 7:30, brainstorm with Derrick Weston, director of CSKC, in Birch

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