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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

An Evening with Kent Nelson

An evening with award-winning author and avid birder, Kent Nelson, Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glen Helen Auditorium at the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

Come listen to author, Kent Nelson share from his award-winning collection of short stories, The Spirit Bird, winner of the prestigious, 2014 University of Pittsburgh Press's, Drue Heinz Literature Prize. "The Spirit Bird indicates a seasoned talent at work," says David Guterson, author and judge of this year's contest. "It's a collection set in disparate geographies and touching on disparate lives, but it explores consistently the terrain of loneliness and yearning." The reading is free and open to the public.

"Writing stories for me is exploration and discovery," says Nelson, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He now resides in Ouray, Colorado. In addition to being the author of eleven books, Nelson has identified 757 species of North American birds and has traveled to most of the remote areas of the U.S., as well as to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Australia, and New Zealand. For more info, please visit

An evening with Kent Nelson is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and arranged with the help of Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and The Antioch Review. Call (937) 769-1365 for more information.

LOCATION: Glen Helen Auditorium



Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

AgriCULTURE Closing Reception

Full Moon Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5th, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Exhibition runs from March 5–May 15, 2015

The Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, AgriCULTURE. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. in collaboration with Antioch Farm & Kitchens. The exhibition will continue through May 15, 2015. All events are free and open to the public.

AgriCULTURE ties into several relevant and innovative Antioch spring quarter curricular offerings including Global Seminar on Food and Ecological Agriculture, and marks the beginning of the Antioch Farm and Kitchen's growing season.

Antioch College Instructor of cooperative education, Beth Bridgeman, who has been instrumental in developing agricultural-based student co-op placements, conceived of the idea of an exhibition focusing on food production. Bridgeman shared the idea with Herndon Gallery creative director, Jennifer Wenker, an eco-artist, public health nurse and organic farmer, who welcomed the opportunity to curate such an exhibition. AgriCULTURE grew out of that rich dialogue and developed with curatorial support from former creative director and resident scholar, Dennie Eagleson ’71, the arts faculty at Antioch, and a staff and student curatorial team.

A closing reception will be held May 15, 2015, 7:00–9:00 p.m., with a public talk by visiting artist and sculptor, Jeff Schmuki. He will invite the public to harvest and help cook the fresh greens (bok choy and collards) in his delightfully hopeful, futuristic hydroponic sculptural work, Homestead III, as it weaves between the columns of the Herndon Gallery’s lower gallery exhibition space.

Additional talks, events & programs are still being developed in collaboration with Antioch College faculty and participating artists. Please be sure to check the Antioch College website for updates as they develop:

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery



Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

Reunion & Commencement Weekend

In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the commencement address to the graduating class. Fifty years later, Antioch College will graduate its first class since reopening. A class of pioneers in their own right, just like many members of the class of 1965 and thousands of alumni in between.


LOCATION: Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387



Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:00am

Commencement: Class 2015

Congressman John Lewis takes the stage as the College's official Commencement speaker on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Antioch College