ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 36  |  September 10, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  New faces on campus  ::  Insurance/payroll update for faculty & staff from Tom Brookey  ::  Flag football update from Guy Mathews  ::  Welcome new interns to the Antioch Farm  ::  Missing bike  ::  Council of Conveners update  ::  Student meeting at Sontag Fels  ::  International film screening  ::  Vocal music students to perform  ::  Chris Proctor in concert  ::  Upcoming events

Forrest Humphrey ’15, Sam Senzek ’15, Justin Moore ’15, and Marianthe Bickett ’15 work on the Antioch Farm on the morning of Saturday, August 18. Photo by Jessica Valle.

Forrest Humphrey ’15, Sam Senzek ’15, Justin Moore ’15, and Marianthe Bickett ’15 work on the Antioch Farm on the morning of Saturday, August 18. Photo by Jessica Valle.

:: New faces on campus

Two new faces are wandering around campus starting today—Charles Fairbanks, assistant professor of media art, and Jennifer Branlat, visiting assistant professor of French.

Fairbanks is a wrestler and filmmaker whose recent work focuses on Lucha Libre in Mexico, where the artist fights as the One-Eyed Cat (El Gato Tuerto) with a camera built into his mask. He is a 2012 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, a prestigious academic honor presented to scholars “who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Fairbanks has a BA in art and science, technology, and society from Stanford University, and an MFA from the University of Michigan.

Branlat just earned her doctorate in French from The Ohio State University in August, after earning her master’s also at Ohio State and her bachelor’s from Miami University. Prior to being hired at Antioch, Branlat was a graduate teaching associate in French at Ohio State since 2006. She also acted as an interpreter for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Branlat has a particular interest in French cinema, 20th century French literature, and gender studies.

Please be sure to say “hello” when you see them on campus.

:: Insurance/payroll update for faculty & staff from Tom Brookey

Faculty and staff’s new insurance plan will be effective October 1. You will receive new United Healthcare ID cards at your home. You will be enrolled in a program with United that is most similar to your current plan. You will have a very short time period to adjust plans if you need to (see Tom Brookey for any changes in coverage).

Brower Insurance Agency (our broker) will be visiting campus during September to answer any questions about the new plans.

In addition, as we leave ADP as our payroll provider, your September 28 pay will be a live check and not direct deposited. This is very important to remember!

Your first pay from Paycor will be direct deposited into the account we have on file, beginning with the October 12 pay.

If you have any questions about payroll or insurance, please see Tom Brookey.

:: Flag football update from Guy Mathews

I know that you’re all busy, but I have been trying to put together everything that I need to revive the old flag football league that existed in Yellow Springs last year and I have hit a roadblock. I simply don’t have the money out of pocket. It will take a lot, not only to get the league off of the ground, but then to make it a sustainable organization. Ultimately, this is what I will be building.

I have run the figures and found all of the equipment that we will need. I have also found a supplier that will work with us and an affordable field for us to play/practice on. All I need is the funding. My hope is that you will help me with this.

Please visit and share this site to help out:

:: Welcome new interns to the Antioch Farm

New students from the Class of 2016, Emma Mutrix from St. Louis and Noella Nishimwe from Mt. Vernon, Ohio will be joining us for the remainder of the term as farm interns until they begin classes in October.

Please be sure to say “hello” when you see them.

:: Missing bike

From Eric Miller:

I parked my bicycle in front of South Hall two weeks ago and left it there while I was out of town for a week. When I came back it was gone. It’s a “men’s” bike, purplish maroon, 18-gear, with dirty sumo tori squeaky toy on the handlebars. If anyone has seen it, please let me know. I’m hoping to get it back. If it was borrowed, please bring it back—no questions asked.

I’ve heard that there has been a rash of bicycles gone missing in town lately.

Send any information directly to

:: Council of Conveners update

The next Council of Conveners meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 in McGregor 149. The meeting will consist of a governance review and will open up discussion of the new student space in Sontag Fels.

:: Student meeting at Sontag Fels

Join Tom Brookey, Reggie Stratton, and Office of Community Life staff for a tour of the new student space in Sontag Fels on Tuesday, September 11 at 2:45 p.m. Bring your ideas and questions.

:: International film screening

As a part of the foreign language curriculum, students, faculty, staff, and all other Antioch community members are invited to attend a film screening for Delicatessen, a French film, on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Glen Building. Delicatessen is a post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. Delicatessen is the third film in a series of food-related film screenings provided by the language department.

The newest member of our faculty, Jennifer Branlat, visiting professor of French, will be introducing the film and leading a discussion afterward.

:: Vocal music students to perform

On Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. Antioch College voice students will perform a variety of selections from the music they have been working on this term. The performance will be in the Coretta Scott King Center. The public is welcome and invited.

Students will perform a variety of solos and duets from folk and art songs, musical theater, and jazz standards. Five of the nine students have studied singing since October, while four (including two who will perform) began their study this summer quarter.

Instructor Beverly Logan taught voice and piano for Antioch before it closed. Her extensive music training includes study at Eastman School of Music and Westminster Choir College. For more information contact Beverly at 937-767-8719.

:: Chris Proctor in concert

Chris Proctor, an award-winning acoustic guitarist, will host a concert on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Herndon Gallery. 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.”

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, September 11
Council of Conveners
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Tuesday, September 11
Student meeting at Sontag Fels
2:45 p.m. Sontag Fels

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

Thursday, September 13
Art Opening and Artist Talk—Water Works: Basia Irland
6:00 p.m. University of Dayton campus in ArtStreet Studio D

Thursday, September 13
Vocal Music students perform
7:30 p.m. Coretta Scott King Center
Friday, September 14
Ice Book Launching with Basia Irland
4:00 p.m. Great Miami River at the corner of Stewart Street and Patterson Boulevard

Saturday, September 15
Chris Proctor in Concert
8:00 p.m. Herndon Gallery

Tuesday, September 18
Timeout Tuesday
2:00–4:00 p.m. McGregor Hall lobby

Thursday, September 20
Last day of classes

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