ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 32  |  August 6, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Mark Roosevelt is newest Huffington Post blogger  ::  Nathaniel Freeman named cooperative education specialist  ::  New director of alumni relations named  ::  New faculty member, Linda Fuselier, arrives on campus  ::  New IT Support Analyst joins Antioch College  ::  Community Meeting agenda from Louise Smith  ::  Register for Christine Leclerc’s poetry workshop: Energy, Collaboration, and Form  ::  Upcoming events

Vancouver-based author and activist Christine Leclerc will give a poetry reading on Thursday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Olive Kettering Library. The Writing Institute will also host a poetry workshop with Leclerc titled “Energy, Collaboration, and Form” on Saturday, August 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required. See details below.

Vancouver-based author and activist Christine Leclerc will give a poetry reading on Thursday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Olive Kettering Library. The Writing Institute will also host a poetry workshop with Leclerc titled “Energy, Collaboration, and Form” on Saturday, August 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required. See details below.

:: Mark Roosevelt is newest Huffington Post blogger

The President’s Office and the Office of Communications are thrilled to announce that President Mark Roosevelt has been invited to be a blogger for Huffington Post on their popular College page. Roosevelt’s first blog went up over the weekend and is titled, “One Way of Making Liberal Education Work.” Read the blog here.

Please add your comments and share with the community, as well as with your colleagues, family, and friends. This is a wonderful opportunity to spread the voice of Antioch College out to the nation and the world.

Roosevelt’s blogs will appear at least once a month, maybe even more frequently. The topics will generally cover higher education, but might include anything from legislation that affects education to how the economy is influencing the job market fr graduates.

Feel free to let President Roosevelt know of any topics he should cover via e-mail at mroosevelt@antiochcollege.org

:: Nathaniel Freeman named cooperative education specialist

Nat Freeman, formerly the assistant to academic affairs and volunteer, has been named cooperative education specialist, effective today, Monday, August 6.

In his former position, Freeman assisted faculty in classroom set-up, document production, resource location, administrative support, and meeting other needs. He also specialized in academic affairs-related document location and editing.

During spring quarter Freeman relocated part-time to assist with outreach to former and potential co-op employers. During that time Susan Eklund-Leen, dean and professor of cooperative education, became confident in Freeman’s ability to meet the needs of the co-op program.

“Nat is a natural at outreach and targeting communication,” Eklund-Leen said. “His organizational skills are exactly what co-op needs as our enrollment grows.”

In his new position, his duties will include outreach to employers, managing the development of a co-op job database, assistance for students, and a myriad of other responsibilities.

“When I arrived in Yellow Springs about two years ago my goal was to be the best volunteer that humans have ever witnessed. My experiences with the accreditation process and the development of the curriculum catalog have primed me for this dream position with the cooperative education program,” Freeman said. “To say I am thrilled is an understatement; I am proud to say that I am an official member of the Antioch College family.”

:: New director of alumni relations named

Antioch College would like to welcome the newest member of our staff, Maureen Devine-Ahl, the new director of alumni relations. Maureen will be joining our team on August 22.

Maureen brings a wealth of experience to the Office of Alumni Relations. She has volunteer manager and event logistics experience from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. At George Washington University, she was a senior event planner, associate director of alumni relations, and co-director of alumni relations for the GWU Law School. Most recently, Maureen was at East Carolina University where she served as director of donor relations and special assistant to the controller.

Maureen graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York where she majored in communications/advertising and public relations. Additionally, she has a masters of arts in education and human development from George Washington University, with a concentration in higher education administration.

Please welcome her to campus when she arrives.

:: New faculty member, Linda Fuselier, arrives on campus

Please welcome Linda Fuselier, our associate professor of environmental science, to the Antioch community. Linda started her work last week on Wednesday, August 1.

Since she will not participate in a formal orientation until all the new faculty arrive, please make an effort to meet with Linda individually and help her get a better sense of our community and become more informed about the function of your areas/departments/offices.

Please reach her out via e-mail at lfuselier@antiochcollege.org.

:: New IT Support Analyst joins Antioch College

Please welcome Jimmy Walters, Antioch’s new IT support analyst. Jimmy is replacing Dave Sizemore as our IT support analyst, effective today, Monday, August 6. His office is in 206 in the Olive Kettering Library, and his e-mail is jwalters@antiochcollege.org.

E-mail Jimmy with any IT support needs (e-mail is the preferred method).

Please say hello and welcome him to campus.

:: Community Meeting agenda from Louise Smith

This week’s Community Meeting will be held tomorrow, August 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in McGregor 113. Please start referring to One Morgan Place each Monday for a Community Meeting schedule and agenda.

Community Meeting agenda:

  • Safety Committee update
    Leaders of the Safety Committee will give an update on their progress from their last few meetings and will inform the community of any regulation updates.
  • Small group process
    The community will open up discussion on the Community Meeting small group process and how it might be improved upon.
  • Campus Climate discussion
    The community will open up discussion on the climate of the current term and any concerns/questions will be addressed.
  • Small Group discussion
    The community will be able to spend lots of time in small groups for emergent conversation and to further discuss any other agendas item.

The meeting will be facilitated by Jennifer Berman and the Council of Conveners.

:: Register for Christine Leclerc’s poetry workshop: Energy, Collaboration, and Form

Christine Leclerc is a Vancouver-based author and activist. She is the author of Counterfeit (Capilano University Editions, 2008) and an editor of The Enpipe Line (Creekstone Press, 2012), 70,000+ km of poetry written in resistance to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. Leclerc is a University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program graduate whose poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in magazines and journals across North America. She has been known to direct community theater in corporate headquarters and board oil rigs at sea.

The Writing Institute will host a poetry workshop with Leclerc titled “Energy, Collaboration, and Form” on Saturday, August 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required. Only nine seats are still available. Contact Gariot P. Louima, Writing Institute coordinator, at writing@antiochcollege.org to register or for more information.

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, August 7
Community Meeting
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Wednesday, August 8
International Dinner
6:00 p.m. Birch Commons Kitchen

Tuesday, August 14
Council of Conveners
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Tuesday, August 14
Cross Training for Your Reigning: Understanding Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact on Student Success
6:30–7:30 p.m. McGregor 130
Wednesday, August 15
International film: Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
7:30 p.m. Glen Building

Thursday, August 16
Poetry Reading with Christine Leclerc
7:00 p.m. Olive Kettering Library

Friday, August 17
SOURCE: Closing Reception and Artists’ Talk
6:00–9:00 p.m. Herndon Gallery

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