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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Local Writer Series: Scott Geisel

Scott Geisel's stories have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Best of Ohio Short Stories, Best New Writing 2008, and Christmas Stories from Ohio. Scott is the founder and editor of Gravity Fiction and was a founding co-editor of MudRock: Stories and Tales. He was Assistant Editor for Flash Fiction Forward and New Sudden Fiction. Scott has been a presenter at the Antioch Writers' Workshop and the Sinclair Writers' Workshop, has taught workshops at the Dayton Art Institute, and founded a series of teen writing workshops for the Dayton Metro Library. He will be reading his own work and answering questions about the process of writing fiction. 

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Currencies closing reception and night of performance

The Herndon Gallery on Antioch College’s campus will host an evening of performances on Friday, February 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This event will close the current exhibition, Currencies, which presents the work of current Antioch arts faculty and resident scholars.

The evening will include dance performances by Jill Becker, associate professor of dance at the former College, and a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship recipient, and Melissa Heston, a collaborative dance and theatre artist who performs regionally and internationally. Becker and Heston will begin by performing solos and duets improvised with a  "love" theme—sappy, romantic, dreamy, love-sick, love-lost, melancholy, first love, etc.  In addition, Heston will perform an excerpt from Bon Voyage, a piece choreographed in 2003 with music by Yann Tierson. Becker will be performing a solo piece, "What I want to say is…," that moves between the private and public self.

Louise Smith, an actor, writer, and educator, and currently Antioch’s dean of community life, will be performing One Don't Operate Without the Other, a performance poem about darkness. This piece premiered in Cincinnati last year at the Time Arts Series, and is inspired by Jungian ideas about the unconscious mind and how it expresses itself through language, the body and the world around us. Smith is a 2003 Obie Award winner for her work in A Painted Snake in a Painted Chair.

Gabrielle Civil, a black woman poet, conceptual and performance artist, and associate professor of performance at Antioch College, will be performing “and then …” This piece features Nicolas Daily, resident life manager, with video by Cristian Perez Lopez ’17. Civil writes of this new piece, “Break out the Happy Meal, it’s Valentine’s Day. What to do with the space before, during and after love? With loud sound, movement, video, naughty texts and more, this work offers upside down roses, black kisses and trying to cry. There is a parental advisory due to its explicit content. Not for the faint of heart.”

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Storytelling + Open Mic

Storytelling + Open Mic
Saturday, February 8 
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CSK Center
Theme: First Times
For the first storytelling event beyond the Storytelling class, come hear and tell stories about one of your first times…
your first day at Antioch, first job, first love, first car, first fight, first sexual encounter, first time on stage… . 
Whatever you want to share. Max time for stories is 5 minutes. Open mic sign-up at the event. Fire and treats provided.
For more information, please contact Gabrielle Civil at

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sara Black in gallery

Sara Black will be working on "Reconstructing the Fold" in the Herndon Gallery

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Freedom Summer, 1964

On Tuesday, February 4, at 1:00 p.m. in McGregor 113, Mark Levy (who attended Antioch in the late 1950s) will discuss his experience as the coordinator of a Freedom School in Meridian, Mississippi in the summer of 1964. 

Known as Freedom Summer, in the summer of 1964 many white activists from the north, joined black southern volunteers to move forward efforts targeting black voter registration and education. This event is FREE and open to the public.

LOCATION: McGregor Hall #113, Antioch campus

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Arts Presents

Participants in the Exhibition "Currencies" will present about their art practice.

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Sara Black in gallery

Sara Black will be working on "Reconstructing the Fold" in the Herndon Gallery

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

Pre-MLK Day Film Screening

On the evening of January 19, 2014, the night prior to Antioch College’s usual MLK Day celebration, alumnus Richard Kaplan will be screening his documentary, King: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis at the Little Art Theater in downtown Yellow Springs.

Mr. Kaplan will bring the film and speak about it afterword in a Q&A session. Click here to learn more.

LOCATION: Little Art

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 9:30am to Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:30pm

MLK Day Celebration


Martin Luther King Day, 2014 in Yellow Springs
Sunday and Monday, January 19th & 20th

“Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos Or Community?”


Sunday, January 19th

1:00—5:00 p.m. – The Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs
Academy Award Winning Producer/Director Richard Kaplan (Antioch College class of 1949) will present his 1970 Academy Award Nominated Film “King”


7:30—9:00 p.m. – Coretta Scott King Center  
Voices of Change: Songs and Poems of Freedom and Social Justice 
Community members share tests that represent liberation movements and ideas. If you want to perform, contact Louise Smith: or call 937-471-0506

Monday, January 20th

9:30 am- Antioch College, McGregor Hall, Room 113


Opening Program

-Keynote Speaker, Rev. Joel L. King, Jr. (cousin of Martin Luther King, Jr.), member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission for Ohio

-Musical Selections, Christopher Smith

-Readings by Antioch College Students


10:30 a.m.- Martin Luther King Day March gather at Mills Lawn Elementary School


11:00 a.m- Morning Program

Central Chapel AME Church,  411 South High Street at Davis Street

-The Booth Family Drummers,

- The World House Choir,

- The Central Chapel Choir,

- Peace Maker Awards,

- Address by Rev. William E. Randolph,

Pastor/Teacher, First Baptist Church, Yellow Springs


12:30pm- Lunch, Central Chapel AME Church


2:30 pm- “Where Do We Go From Here?” Antioch College Alumni/Student Panel Antioch College, McGregor Hall, Room 113

Panelists: Richard Kaplan, ’49
                    Maseo Cofield, ’71                   

     Amanda Cole. ’05
    Megan Howes, ’17-Current Antioch Student

Moderator: Kevin McGruder, Professor of History Antioch College


6:30—9:30 p.m. – 113 McGregor Hall, Antioch College
Academy Award Winning Producer/Director Richard Kaplan (Antioch College class of 1949) will present his 1970 Academy Award Nominated Film “King”




LOCATION: Downtown Yellow Springs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 9:00am to Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:00pm

West Virginia emergency water donation drop-off

As you may know, there is a water emergency happening in West Virginia. Alumna and Antioch College staff member Maya Nye '99 is on site and coordinating with members of our staff, some relief to the residents in the form of water delivery from the Antioch community. Anyone can help!

We will have at least one delivery vehicle traveling to meet Maya in West Virginia to deliver clean, fresh water to residents. Bottled or jugs of water can be dropped off at the Jarco building, directly behind WYSO (signs are posted to identify the drop off location) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow ONLY. Members of the Physical Plant staff will be available to accept the donations and the trucks will be leaving early Friday morning.

Please assist with this critical project of delivering clean water to the residents of West Virginia that cannot drink their water due to a chemical leak into their water systems. Any donations no matter the quantity will be helpful. Questions? E-mail Tom Brookey at

LOCATION: Jarco building, directly behind WYSO