ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 29  |  July 16, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Maggie Rusnak named acting director of admission and financial aid  ::  Emergency notification system  ::  Community Meeting recap  ::  Campus Security notice  ::  Global Seminar on energy to present film  ::  First Year Experience Series: Summer 2012  ::  Language Department announces film series  ::  Upcoming events

Photographs by Kaleigh Harris ’15 will be exhibited at the sneak peek of the Emerging Artists show on Friday, July 20 at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery. The show will also feature work by Antioch students Forrest Humphrey ’15 and Megan Miller ’15, who is also curating the show.

Photographs by Kaleigh Harris ’15 will be exhibited at the sneak peek of the Emerging Artists show on Friday, July 20 at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery. The show will also feature work by Antioch students Forrest Humphrey ’15 and Megan Miller ’15, who is also curating the show.

:: Maggie Rusnak named acting director of admission and financial aid

Maggie Rusnak ’95, formerly the coordinator for campus visit and office manager for the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, has been named acting director of admission and financial aid, effective today, Monday, July 16.

This announcement comes after Cezar O. Mesquita announced on June 12 that he is stepping down from his position as dean of admission and financial aid effective July 25. Rusnak will fill the acting director position until a new dean of admission and financial aid is hired.

In her former position, Rusnak arranged interviews, campus tours, class visits, and overnight visits for prospective students. She was also responsible for all operational procedures involved in the generation and mailing of printed communications with prospective students, including personalized and general letters, postcards, brochures, and other mailings.

In her new position, duties will include daily management and operations of admission and financial aid; leading the admission team with identifying, recruiting, and enrolling the incoming classes; participating in strategic planning; serving as key spokesperson for the office; and ensuring timely awards of financial aid for room and board to incoming students.

Rusnak earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Antioch College. Previously, she was an administrative coordinator at Harvard University (2003-2004), a success program coordinator at Utah State University (2001-2002), and an admissions and financial aid counselor at Antioch College (1999-2001).

“I think this position will lend stability to our office as we transition between Cezar’s departure and the arrival of a new dean,” Rusnak said. “Drawing on my previous experience in admission and higher education, I’m confident in my ability to meet the challenges ahead as we finalize the arrival of the Class of 2016 and begin serious recruitment efforts for the Class of 2017.”

:: Emergency notification system

A message from Reggie Stratton, facilities manager:

“During our emergency evacuation training you may remember that we discussed providing a mass notification system for all faculty, staff, and students to participate in. This system will notify you via e-mail or text message whenever there is an emergency (fire, tornado, bomb threat, threat of violence, etc.). If you wish to be part of this notification system, please respond to me at by Friday, July 20.”

:: Community Meeting recap

The first Community Meeting of the quarter was held on Tuesday, July 10. It was also the first Community Meeting held since the students returned from their first co-op.

Reggie Stratton, facilities manager, gave updates on North Hall and the elevator construction in Birch Hall and McGregor Hall. Louise Smith, dean of coimmunity life, also gave updates on the work of the Community Standards Board and Governance Task Group. In small groups, students discussed their experience on co-op while faculty and staff discussed the work they accomplished over the spring term.

Stay tuned at the next Community Meeting for re-grouping of small groups to provide better balance of membership, as well as the continued practice of giving out Horace Awards for community service.

:: Campus Security notice

Make note that Campus Security has a new e-mail address:

Please update all address books and contact lists.

:: Global Seminar on energy to present film

As a part of Antioch College’s Global Seminar on energy, the College will be presenting Uncanny Terrain.

The film is presented by Antioch alumnus Ed Koziarski ’97. The film gives the account of organic farmers whose land has been contaminated by fallout from the March 2011 earthquake-and-tsunami-triggered meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The film screening will be held at the Little Art Theatre. The filmmaker will be in attendance and will speak about this film-in-progress.

Uncanny Terrain: Thursday, July 19, 1:00 p.m.

Contact Geneva Gano at for more information.

:: First Year Experience Series: Summer 2012

The First-Year Experience Series is a set of workshops designed to provide first-year students with strategies for college success. Topics will include time management to healthy relationships to learning how to study, and responding to life situations more effectively.

Funny How Time Flies…When You’re in College!

This session will provide critical time management strategies that will empower students to take back their time in order to produce greater outcomes related to academic and personal success.

Tuesday, July 31 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in McGregor 130

Cross Training for Your Reigning: Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Student Success

More than ever, college students must possess skills that allow them to function more efficiently in the classroom and in the workplace. This session will explore the theory of emotional intelligence and how application of competencies related to EI can define greater academic, personal and professional success.

Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in McGregor 130

In and Out of the Classroom: Enhancing Your Personal Accountability through Greater Communication and Civility

We live each day, we find ourselves in a pluralistic community. Each member of the community reflects a unique perspective, history, and future. This session will explore dynamics that are present in and out of the classroom that influence the way we respect and respond to others. Attendees will also learn about how one’s personal journey can be changed to ensure that greater communication and civility is lived out, rather than possessed.

Tuesday, August 28 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in McGregor 130

For more information, contact Jaton Brame at

:: Language Department announces film series

As part of the foreign language curriculum, students, faculty, staff, and all other Antioch community members are invited to attend a series of food-related film screenings provided by the language department. The films include Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a Japanese film; Como Agua Para Chocolate, a Spanish film; and Delicatessen, a French film. Each screening will be held in the Glen Building.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Como Agua Para Chocolate: Wednesday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.

Delicatessen: Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.

Contact Anneris Coria-Navia at for more information.

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, July 17
Council of Conveners
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19
Film screening: Uncanny Terrain
1:00-3:00 p.m. Little Art Theatre

Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22
Mo’s Night at the Opera
7:30 p.m. Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse
Friday, July 20
Cirque Carnival
3:00 p.m. - midnight Downtown Yellow Springs

Friday, July 20
Emerging Artists show (sneak peek)
6:00-9:00 p.m. Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery

Saturday & Sunday, July 21-22
Yellow Springs Experience
All day Downtown Yellow Springs

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