ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5  |  October 29, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Rescheduled MANDATORY Class of 2016 photo on Tuesday  ::  Candidates Forum on October 30  ::  Student space hours  ::  Arts at Antioch Committee announcement  ::  Students: Get involved, gain research experience  ::  Community Life to hold Open House  ::  National Theater of Scotland Field Trip to Columbus  ::  Message on Design Build project from Sara Black  ::  Antioch College Menu  ::  Health message for students from Erin Currier  ::  Upcoming events

:: Rescheduled MANDATORY Class of 2016 photo on Tuesday

ATTENTION FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: Following tomorrow’s Candidates Forum (1:00–2:30 p.m.), the Class of 2016 will take a class photo on the steps of Main Building with Dennie Eagleson, weather permitting.

This has been rescheduled from last week’s photo.

Please dress appropriately as this photo will be used in fundraising and promotional materials. The photo will also be shared with alumni around the world eager to meet the new class.

If you are uncomfortable with your photo being shared, please e-mail Nicole Wroten, assistant director of communications, at nwroten@antiochcollege.org.

:: Candidates Forum on October 30

Are you running for Community Council? Do you want to know who is and what they want to do? Come to the Candidates Forum. Candidates and their alternates get 3-5 minutes each to make a presentation to the community.

The Candidates Forum is October 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in McGregor 113.

:: Student space hours

McGregor Hall and South Hall are open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., M-F. On weekends students must get prior permission from faculty or the Office of Community Life to be in the buildings.

The Art Annex is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., M-F and noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Writing Institute has the same hours as McGregor Hall, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., M-F. The door will remain unlocked during those hours for students.

Sontag-Fels hours are still TBD.

:: Arts at Antioch Committee announcement

The Arts at Antioch Committee would like to welcome an additional student to sit on the committee. The committee is comprised of the Antioch arts faculty, two staff members, one second-year student, one first-year student, a community representative, and Dennie Eagleson, the creative director of the Herndon Gallery.

The committee meets every three weeks or as needed to make decisions about future exhibitions in the Herndon Gallery, to invite artists to campus for public lectures and events, and to do what we can to animate the arts at Antioch.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 30, at 8:30 a.m. in McGregor 147. Please contact deagleson@antiochcollege.org for more information.

:: Students: Get involved, gain research experience

Dr. Linda Fuselier is conducting research on tree and moss communities and the impacts of an introduced pest in Glen Helen. Students will learn field research techniques and gain research experience that is important when applying for jobs and graduate schools. Contact lfuselier@antiochcollege.org for more information.

:: Community Life to hold Open House

The Office of Community Life will hold an Open House for upper-level students on Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m. in South Hall, room 305.

Are you over 21? Have you lived on your own and been to college before? Are you a second year student? You are welcome to come discuss your experience here at Antioch with Louise Smith, dean of community life. Refreshments and an open space to bring your ideas will be available.

:: National Theater of Scotland Field Trip to Columbus

There will be a field trip on Saturday, November 3, to see the National Theater of Scotland in Columbus. Rides will leave at noon from the horseshoe in front of North Hall.

This is a great opportunity to see world-class, innovative theater. Nine tickets are available FREE for students; two drivers needed. (If you drive you get a free ticket and gas card.)

E-mail Louise Smith at lsmith@antiochcollege.org with your interest.

:: Message on Design Build project from Sara Black

The next Design Build project will take place November 2-4. We will be shifting gears from the cordwood wall to make progress on the wooden pavilion structure; prepare the roof substructure to hopefully create a moss roof in collaboration with Linda Fuselier, assistant professor of environmental sciences, in the spring; and focus on the stone floor.

Leaders are the same (you can pull that info HERE) and we hope to involve the same second-year students and recruit a handful of first-year students to join.

There will be a final session in the spring.

:: Antioch College Menu

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

October 29 — November 4, 2012

Monday

Breakfast: Fried eggs, Pancakes, Orange Wedges

Lunch: NE-Style Fish Chowder, BLTs, Hummus LT’s, Fat Fries

Dinner: Chicken Teriyaki, Tempeh Teriyaki, Veggie Stir-Fry, Quinoa

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Cantaloupe

Lunch: Autumn Bisque, Beef Stew, Lentil Stew, Mashed Potatoes

Dinner: Tacos, Vegan Beans and Rice, Guacamole, Salsa & Sour Cream

Wednesday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Grilled English Muffin, Turkey Sausage

Lunch: Carrot and Ginger Soup, Mac and Cheese, Local Greens

Dinner: Thai Meatballs, Thai Tofu Meatballs, Rice Noodles

Thursday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Potato

Lunch: Sage and Apple Chicken Salad, Curried Tofu Salad, Chips

Dinner: Roast Sirloin in jus, Quinoa Fritters, Squash

Friday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Fruit

Lunch: Kentucky Hot Brown, Portabella Hot Brown, Roasted Roots

Dinner Fish Cakes, Tartar Sauce, Stewed White Beans, Brown Rice

Saturday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Cheese Lasagna, Meat Sauce, Gluten-Free Baked Ziti, Broccoli

Sunday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Pizza Night, Gluten-Free Pizza, Local Greens

:: Health message for students from Erin Currier

Welcome to Antioch College! Perhaps by now, the novelty and newness of your surroundings has waned somewhat and you might be a little homesick. Don’t despair! It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety, sadness, pining and thoughts of home and old friends don’t last forever.

What exactly is homesickness? In a paper co-written by Chris Thurber and Edward Walton published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, homesickness is defined as “distress and functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects.” The loss of routine, structure and sense of normalcy disrupts one’s sense of balance and belonging and can be quite challenging.

Try to relax, breathe and enjoy your new life. Remember these feelings only typically last a few weeks and help is available to you should you need to process and find some aid in overcoming these distressing and very real emotions. Please contact Louise Smith or Erin Currier for assistance.

TIPS FOR HOMESICKNESS

Here are tips that might help if you’re experiencing homesickness:

  1. Stay engaged. Take part in college or community activities to minimize homesick feelings and make new friends. Yellow Springs is an active community and Antioch College offers a variety of events as well.
  2. Establish a personal routine. Although incorporating working out, homework/study time, personal time and a social life can be challenging at first, eventually, a natural rhythm develops that you have the power right now to set for yourself.
  3. Do something to feel closer to home. Write a letter, look at a family photo, email or call family and friends. Participate in activities locally that you enjoyed while at home.
  4. Talk to someone. Seek out people who either understand what you’re going through or have similar feelings. Obtain assistance at the College- it’s here for you!
  5. Time flies. It’s worth repeating that all feelings, positive or negative, continually evolve. Perspectives constantly change and your time at the College will fly by before you know it; therefore, enjoy the present. Stay in the moment and celebrate the power of now.

Louise Smith: lsmith@antiochcollege.org

Erin Currier: ecurrier@antiochcollege.org or 614-668-0399

:: Upcoming events

Monday, October 29
Our Elders Speak: Being Black in Yellow Springs
7:00-9:00 p.m. Antioch College Midwest

Tuesday, October 30
Candidates Forum
1:00-2:30 p.m. McGregor 113

Tuesday, October 30
First-Year Experience Workshop
6:30 p.m. McGregor 113

Wednesday, October 31
Happy Halloween!


Friday–Sunday, November 2-4
Antioch Farm Tea Pavilion Design Build project
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Antioch Farm
Saturday, November 3
National Theatre of Scotland field trip
2:00 p.m. Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus

Tuesday, November 6
Election day
Voting: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. South Gym

Tuesday, November 6
Community Meeting CANCELLED


Tuesday, November 6
Community Council Elections
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. East Gym

Tuesday, November 6
Election results watch party
8:00 p.m. McGregor 113

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