ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 35  |  August 27, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Strategic Goal Teams update  ::  Upcoming governance meetings  ::  Annie Reichert ’06: Sustainability at Sterling College  ::  Artist Sheilah Wilson’s If Becoming This opens in Herndon Gallery  ::  Upcoming events

Exciting things are happening on the Antioch Farm this summer. This is a photo of a Swedish blue duck brooding her eggs. The photo was taken by Marianthe Bickett ’15 last week.

Exciting things are happening on the Antioch Farm this summer. This is a photo of a Swedish blue duck brooding her eggs. The photo was taken by Marianthe Bickett ’15 last week.

:: Strategic Goal Teams update

Students, faculty, and staff participated in strategic planning discussions at last week’s Community Meeting. President Mark Roosevelt and Jennifer Jolls, director of institutional effectiveness, gave a presentation to the community about the strategic planning process and its importance. The Board of Trustees approved a broad institutional plan in May 2012 featuring six goals:

  1. Connect an excellent liberal arts curriculum with rich experiential education and deep community involvement
  2. Attract and retain right-fit students and employees
  3. Build a sustainable educational environment
  4. Support the programs through a strong revenue base and financial management
  5. Serve local, national and global communities
  6. Emphasize institutional effectiveness

Jolls said the plan provides the frame for the work that needs to be accomplished over the next eight years; the focus now is on developing action plans to support that work.

“Essentially, we have the what. We just need the how,” she said.

Earlier this month, Roosevelt appointed a leadership team to oversee the development of action plans for each strategic goal, due by October 1. To ensure all voices in the community had a chance to be heard, the team decided to utilize the August 21 Community Meeting to initiate conversation about the goals. Those in attendance were divided into six small groups; each group was assigned a strategic goal to discuss. The groups were facilitated by the co-chairs of each strategic goal team. In all, more than 60 people participated in the discussions, defining words such as “right-fit” and “sustainability,” as well as generating creative ideas for action plans. Minutes for each goal team’s first meeting are available from Jennifer Jolls upon request.

Over the next six weeks, goal teams will continue soliciting input and formulating action plans. If you have a suggestion you would like a team to consider, send an e-mail to Jennifer Jolls at and she will forward it on to the appropriate co-chairs.

:: Upcoming governance meetings

Governance Task Group will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss recent governance proposals.

Council of Conveners will meet Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in McGregor 149 to talk about an events process and committee.

:: Annie Reichert ’06: Sustainability at Sterling College

Annie Reichert ’06 will speak about her experience attending Vermont’s Table, an intensive five-week course in sustainable food production at Sterling College in Craftsbury Commons, Vermont on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in McGregor 113.

Notable for the Antioch community, Matthew Derr, interim president of Antioch College from 2009 to 2011, is the new president of Sterling College.

Reichert has been developing an interest in food production and experience in a small business operation while living in New York City for the past few years. While at Sterling College, she learned about the economics of farming practices, working with draft horses, and how to make cheeses and bread. Sterling College produces most of their food or sources it locally as much as possible and teaches the use of farming with draft horses. Sustainability is a very high goal, and Reichert reports that the students are very hard workers.

For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson at

:: Artist Sheilah Wilson’s If Becoming This opens in Herndon Gallery

Sheilah Wilson is a photographer and videographer who uses performance as a way of creating photographic work. On the evening of her opening reception on Thursday, August 30, she will spend the night at the Herndon Gallery in a bedroom crafted especially for this exhibition.

That evening, Wilson will sleep over a written description of someone’s favorite photograph and a piece of photographic paper, which will then be processed, scanned, and digitally printed, revealing the marks of her body, random light strikes, and other mysterious color traces. The resulting piece will then become a part of the exhibition.

This is a continuation of her investigation into the body acting as a translation machine. Wilson approaches making photographs as a performance, using her body in direct contact with photographic materials to translate stories (or written memories) into visible marks.

Wilson could be sleeping over YOUR written description of a favorite photograph. The Herndon Gallery is collecting submissions and will select from them at the opening reception. The photograph can be a favorite professional photograph or a precious family photograph.

Drop off either a handwritten or typed description of a favorite photograph, along with a scanned and printed reproduction, to Dennie Eagleson’s office in McGregor Hall, room #227.

Entries must be received by August 29, OR come to the opening reception and artist talk which will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.

If Becoming This will be on exhibit from August 31 through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson at or call 937-768-6462.

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, August 28
Council of Conveners
1:00–3:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Tuesday, August 28
In and Out of the Classroom: Enhancing Your Personal Accountability through Greater Communication and Civility
6:30 p.m. McGregor 130

Tuesday, August 28
Annie Reichert ’06: Sustainability at Sterling College
7:30 p.m. McGregor 113
Thursday, August 30
If Becoming This opening reception with artist Sheilah Wilson
7:00 p.m. Herndon Gallery

Monday, September 3
Labor Day holiday
No classes, campus closed

Tuesday, September 4
Community Meeting
1:00–3:00 p.m. McGregor 113

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