ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 35  |  September 3, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  All-employee meeting TODAY  ::  Insurance update for faculty & staff from Tom Brookey  ::  Div Dance: Around the World & a Dance  ::  Restorative Justice Workshop with Josh Bacon, PhD  ::  Chris Proctor in concert  ::  Sheilah Wilson’s If Becoming This exhibit in Herndon Gallery  ::  Upcoming events

The construction on North Hall is getting closer to being complete. Photo courtesy of Micah Canal.

The construction on North Hall is getting closer to being complete. Photo courtesy of Micah Canal.

:: All-employee meeting TODAY

All faculty and staff of the College are cordially invited to an all-employee meeting today, Tuesday, September 4, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in McGregor 113. This meeting will take the place of the regular Community Meeting scheduled for today.

Today, September 4, is the anniversary of the “passing of the keys” and is therefore an important date in our history. So, amidst all that we are doing, we want to take the time to celebrate not only this anniversary, but also the close of our first year as a newly independent college.

This also offers us the opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the arrival of our second class of students and the promising year ahead.

This event will be for faculty and staff ONLY. We will see students at the next Community Meeting, Tuesday, September 18.

:: Insurance update for faculty & staff from Tom Brookey

Dear colleagues,

As you know, we have been working diligently to get new insurance at a savings to both the employees and the College. We have initiated the process of transitioning our benefits program and payroll function away from ADP. We have partnered with Brower Insurance Agency, and they will service the benefits on our behalf and Paycor will become our new payroll company.

The first piece will be moving the medical insurance program to United Healthcare. We are happy to announce this transition will bring a savings of approximately 20% to your medical benefit payroll deduction. The plans with United Healthcare are very similar to the current programs in place with Aetna.

I have attached comparisons for your review. For this transition, you will be enrolled in the same program as you are currently enrolled. For example, if you are currently enrolled in the $1,500 deductible program with single coverage under Aetna, you will be enrolled the same way with United Healthcare. If you wish to change this, please notify me immediately. There is a small window for employees to make minor changes to their coverage. The current program with Aetna will remain in place until September 30. You will begin receiving your United Healthcare ID cards in mid-September and should begin using them effective October 1.

In addition to moving the medical insurance, we will also be moving our other benefit programs effective October 1. This includes Life, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k), Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability. As noted above, you will be enrolled in these programs in the same manner you are currently enrolled. We will be sending another notice out in the next few weeks regarding specifics on these programs, including carriers, plan designs, and pricing. At that time, if you wish to make any changes, please notify me immediately. Most employees will recognize a reduction in these costs as well.

We are excited about these new programs and happy to be able to pass along premium savings to you, without sacrificing benefits.

Representatives from Brower Insurance Agency will be on campus in September to conduct meetings and answer your questions. We will be sharing dates and times as soon as they become available.

The payroll transition will occur in October with the new company. I will be sending out more information on payroll later.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please e-mail Tom Brookey at tbrookey@antiochcollege.org.

:: Div Dance: Around the World & a Dance

A beloved tradition at Antioch College for many years, Div Dance was the time when students who had studied celebrated their academic accomplishments as students who had co-oped returned to campus. We are keeping the spirit alive.

Come out and dance your way from the U.S. to various destinations around the world at Around the World & a Dance! Refreshments will be provided from the countries of France, Japan, and Mexico while you dance the night away by the sounds of DJ Dr. Falafel and a live performance by The Village Fam!

Around the World & a Dance will take place Friday, September 7, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Noyse Gallery in the Antioch College Art Building. Admission is FREE.

You are encouraged to dress to impress in attire representative of countries highlighted during the evening or from your favorite country, state, or city destination!

Important Note: The Art Building is an alcohol-free zone. No bar. No BYOB.

:: Restorative Justice Workshop with Josh Bacon, PhD

Josh Bacon, PhD, is the director of judicial affairs at James Madison University and is a major proponent of restorative justice practices in higher education. He will be teaching a daylong workshop in mediation and the restorative circle process, major components of the Antioch College Judicial Process on Sunday, September 9. Bacon holds degrees from Clemson University in educational leadership with a cognate in law and from Salisbury University in education administration with a concentration in counseling. For more information on the workshop, contact Jennifer Berman via e-mail at jberman@antiochcollege.org.

:: Chris Proctor in concert

Chris Proctor, award-winning acoustic guitarist and U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, will perform in Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery on Saturday, September 15, at 8:00 p.m. One reviewer recently said, “What Proctor does is create guitar music that reflects the whole heritage of the instrument and still has his own distinct stamp—a tall order, but he’s up to the job.” For more information on the show, contact Jennifer Berman via e-mail at jberman@antiochcollege.org.

:: Sheilah Wilson’s If Becoming This exhibit in Herndon Gallery

Artist Sheilah Wilson's exhibition titled If Becoming This will run through November 16. The exhibition will include both photography and video. “My work is consistently drawn to the romantic and absurd ideal of the body acting as a translation machine of experience and story,” Wilson said. “I believe in the potential of the personal voice, and the body itself, to act as diversionary forces. I use photography, video, and text as performative and documentary tools for my various attempts to pick through the seams of narrative and image.” Wilson is an assistant professor of photography and new media at Denison College in Granville, Ohio. Wilson has been the recipient of numerous awards in the U.S. and Canada, and shows her work both nationally and internationally. Visit her website at www.sheilahwilson.com.

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, September 4
All-employee Meeting
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 113, Staff & Faculty ONLY

Friday, September 7
Div Dance: Around the World & a Dance
9:00 p.m. Noyles Gallery in the Antioch College Art Building

Sunday, September. 9
Restorative Justice Workshop with Josh Bacon, PhD
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Coretta Scott King Center
Tuesday, September 11
Council of Conveners
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Wednesday, September 12
International Film Screening Delicatessen
7:30 p.m. Glen Building

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