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Orientation 2015: My Antioch Adventure!

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Wednesday, September 30: Welcome to The Antioch Adventure!

7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Check-in at South Hall
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.   Lunch in South Gym
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.   Welcome & Convocation in South Gym
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   Hall Activities in Designated Residence Halls
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Parent Session in McGregor 113
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Class Photo at Main Building
4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Goodbyes
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.   Dinner in North Hall
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.   Free Time & Hall Hangouts
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.   Alcohol Myths Busted in McGregor 113
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.   Bonfire & Intention Stick Ceremony on Main Lawn


Thursday, October 1: Explore Academic Support and Testing


Group 1

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Math/Writing Assessment at MVECA *meet in front of North Hall at 8:45
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.   Lunch in North Hall
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.   Language Placement Testing *meet in front of McGregor 113
3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.   Wellness Center Tour
3:20 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Library Tour and Introduction to Academic Honesty
4:10 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Registrar, FERPA & Academic Support Services Information Session in McGregor 113

Group 2

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.   Wellness Center Tour
9:20 a.m.–10:00 a.m.   Library Tour and Introduction to Academic Honesty
10:10 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Registrar, FERPA & Academic Support Services Information Session in McGregor 113
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.   Lunch in North Hall
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.   Math/Writing Assessment at MVECA *meet in front of North Hall at 11:45
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   Language Placement Testing *meet in front of McGregor 113

Group 3

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Language Placement Testing *meet in front of McGregor 113
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Lunch in North Hall
12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.   Wellness Center Tour
12:50 p.m.–1:30 p.m.   Library Tour and Introduction to Academic Honesty
1:40 p.m.–2:30 p.m.   Registrar, FERPA and Academic Support Services Information Session in McGregor 113
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   Math/Writing Assessment at MVECA *meet in front of North Hall at 2:45

All Groups

5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m.   Dinner with Alumni Relations in North Hall
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.   Van Shuttle Service to Target *meet outside North Hall
9:00 p.m.–12:00 p.m.   Just Dance at the Experimental Theater


Friday, October 2: Adventure with Academic Affairs

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.   Meet Academic Affairs in McGregor 113:

  • Introduction to Academic Affairs: Narratives, Grading, Philosophy
  • Introduction of Faculty
  • Degree Requirements
  • Cooperative Education
  • Introduction to Advising: Co-op, Academics, Language, Global Education, Study Abroad
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Academic Open House in McGregor 113 (Dismiss with advisor)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.   Lunch with Advisors in South Gym
1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   Advising in Faculty Offices and Registration in McGregor
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.   Dinner in North Hall
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.   SOPP/Safer Sex Workshop in McGregor 113
9:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.   Jam Session at the Firepit


Saturday, October 3: Explore Your College

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.   Life Aims Activity in South Gym
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   Adventures Past: Antioch College History with Scott Sanders in the Arts & Science Building Cinema Room
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.   Lunch in North Hall
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.   AMA (Ask me Anything) Panel with Current Students at the Amphitheater
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.   Unpacking the Honor Code & Restorative Practices Introduction in McGregor 113
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.   Free Time
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.   Village Partners Dinner in Town
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.   Movie Night Antioch Adventures in the Arts & Science Cinema Room


Sunday, October 4: Adventure into your Village and Campus Community

(Returning students arrive Sunday evening)

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Sustaining Dialogue: Strategies for Building Community in South Gym *Continental breakfast will be served
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.   Lunch Table Topic Discussions in North Hall
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Service Projects in Yellow Springs and On Campus
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.   Dinner in North Hall *Please stop by the Peer Mentor Program Reception in the Writing Center: McGregor 205
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.   Let’s Talk About Policies (REQUIRED on your floor)
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.   Social Hour with Womyn’s Group Independent Group in North Dining Hall
10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.   Social Hour with Jew Crew Independent Group In North Dining Hall


Monday, October 5: Engage with Your Peers

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   Breakfast
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.   Campus Safety & Recycling in McGregor 113
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Social Hour with Abilities Group Independent Group in North Dining Hall
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.   Lunch with Returning Students in North and Birch Halls
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.   Social Hour with Queer Center Independent Group in North Dining Hall
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Choose Your Own Adventure *Various activities across campus—meet at Firepit
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.   Dinner in North Hall
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.   Social Hour with People of Color Independent Group in North Dining Hall
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.   Ice Cream Social/Open Mic in the CSKC
10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.   Social Hour with M.A.N.N.A Independent Group in North Dining Hall


Tuesday, October 6: Explore Your Classes

(Classes and regular dining hours begin)

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.   Community Meeting: Co-op Swap & Antioch Trivia in South Gym
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.   Independent Group Fair in South Gym
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.   Community Council Meeting in McGregor 218
9:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.   First Hall Meeting on your Residential Floor


Friday, October 9: Connect to Alumni

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.   Founders Day Potluck
7:30 p.m.   National Coming Out Day Celebration with the World House Choir in Foundry Theater


Saturday, October 10: Let the Adventure Begin!

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.   Film Viewing—RACE: The Power of an Illusion in Arts & Science Building Cinema Room


AND keep an eye out for...

  • October 15: KaleGate Party
  • October 17: Elemental Sexual Assault
  • Protection Workshop *Registration required
  • October 30: Site Visit Prep Rally—Trivia and Tie Dye

Join Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt and Community Council President Amelia Gonzalez ‘17 on Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern for an informational Tele-Town Hall update on Antioch’s path to accreditation. Alumni, we’ll call you!

If you don’t hear from us and want to ask a question or just listen in, dial in toll free at 855-244-1359.

Questions or would like to update your information? Email or call 937-767-2341.

Antioch College’s Public Radio station WYSO 91.3FM is proud to announce that managing editor Lewis Wallace and Clark County reporter Wayne Baker have been named 2015 New Voices Scholars by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, an organization devoted to the mission of public media and supporting independent and station-based producers.

Antioch College welcomes the following new faculty members:

Media Arts:

Faculty Spotlight: August 2015

Emily Steinmetz
Inside-Out: Race, Gender, and Citizenship

An Inside-Out course brings together college students and incarcerated people to engage and learn as peers. In Spring 2015, Antioch College offered its first Inside-Out class, which met on-site at Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) and was comprised half of Antioch students (outside students) and half of incarcerated women (inside students). In this interdisciplinary course we explored the concept of citizenship, paying special attention to the ways that race and gender shape people’s access to the rights and protections conferred by citizen status.

The prison provided a unique context within which to consider citizenship. Prisons act as physical barriers, demarcating spaces of inclusion and exclusion, and much of what happens inside of prisons is invisible to those who spend their time outside the prison walls. Prisons can be understood as “zones of exception,” where the juridical order that governs life on the outside is suspended. The interactions among the inside and outside students, furthermore, provided rich and personal opportunities to consider power, privilege, and differential access to the rights and obligations of citizenship.

From our first meeting at DCI, Antioch students learned how to navigate prison security, leaving behind their phones, wallets, bags, and all of their belongings except for their class materials and a photo ID. They moved through a metal detector, signed the visitor’s log, and traveled through two sally ports to the visitation room where we held our class. On one occasion, the inside students led us on a tour of DCI, offering their own perspectives on the commissary, living quarters, library, gymnasium, chapel, yard, the HVAC training program that is in the process of closing down, and the dog-training program (we watched a brief service dog demonstration). While we did not enter the segregation unit, several inside students told us about their experiences in solitary confinement as we stood in the corridor outside. Finally, we ate breakfast together in the chow hall, where we witnessed the substandard food that a private contractor, serves to incarcerated people.

In accordance with the Inside-Out pedagogy, our class meetings and assignments foregrounded collaboration and intimate conversation. Both inside and outside students encountered their classmates as full and complicated fellow human beings, undoing powerful and prevalent stereotypes about incarcerated people and college students. Inside-Out is designed to break down the “us” and “them” barriers that undergird the project of mass incarceration.

The class culminated in two final projects: 1) an autoethnography, in which students connected their own lived experiences with the theories, concepts, and accounts that we encountered in our readings and class discussions; and 2) an action-based group project that involved inside and outside students working together to research and address an issue that related to our course themes. Group projects focused on:

  • Linguistic and disability access in prisons
  • Prison orientation and improved access to the rights and responsibilities handbook
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing laws
  • Prison food and the contracts with vendors
  • Prison education programming
  • Gendered disparities in pay and work opportunities for incarcerated people, and challenges of employment post-release

Several groups presented proposals for change to prison administrators; the prison orientation group created an informative brochure that DCI has agreed to distribute at the new inmate orientation; an inside student conducted a small qualitative research study with women incarcerated at DCI about the food service; the group studying mandatory minimums launched a letter writing campaign, and sent copies of letters signed by Antioch community members and incarcerated people to elected officials; and one inside student wrote a letter about the criminal justice system that was published in The Record, Antioch College’s newspaper.

During our final class, we celebrated with food that outside students brought to share with the group. Students shared passages from their autoethnographies, received certificates of completion, and inside and outside students had an opportunity to say goodbye.

Antioch is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for an evaluation for initial accreditation by the regional accrediting agency. The following information will be posted in local and regional newspapers. All members of the public are invited to comment.

The World House Choir (100 singers throughout the Miami Valley region: Dayton, Cincinnati, Middletown, Urbana, Xenia, Springfield and Yellow Springs) will be joined by guest dancers and instrumentalists in a production of MISSA GAIA: A Mass Celebration of Mother Earth by the Paul Winter Consort. Read the full press release here.

Final transaction ensures permanent protection of Ohio destination and educational center

Glen Helen Preserve, a popular recreation destination and environmental education facility owned by Antioch College, has been permanently protected, The Trust for Public Land, Antioch College, Tecumseh Land Trust, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Ohio Public Works Commission announced today. A final conservation easement was recently secured, ensuring the wooded glen near Yellow Springs, Ohio will forever be preserved and open to the public.