ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 29  |  April 22, 2013  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Community Meeting agenda  ::  Follow-up to April 12 Chat and Chew  ::  Spring farm tour  ::  New Facebook group will post community events, announcements  ::  Advancement Office needs student worker  ::  Lecture and performance workshop by Appetite artists  ::  Local Democracy school  ::  “The Return of the Sun” by Erin Currier  ::  Antioch College Menu  ::  Upcoming events

Micah Canal, chief admission officer, and Jillian Johnson, admission counselor & campus visit coordinator, concluded yesterday’s Admitted Student Day with great success, as more than 50 admitted students and their families visited campus. The theme for this year’s Admitted Student Days was “Picture Yourself Here.”

Micah Canal, chief admission officer, and Jillian Johnson, admission counselor & campus visit coordinator, concluded yesterday’s Admitted Student Day with great success, as more than 50 admitted students and their families visited campus. The theme for this year’s Admitted Student Days was “Picture Yourself Here.”

:: Community Meeting agenda

Governance Update — 20-30 minutes

  • Introduction of newly minted Community Council
  • Planned revisions to Alcohol Policy
  • Update on Student Space and Student Positions
  • RAB appointed
  • Hiring a Record Editor and more RAB members
  • ComCil will be sponsoring a student to the Democracy School

Community Discussion — 40-60 minutes

  • Call for topics
  • Recent and planned Community Council proceedings
  • Possible transition to new meeting structure: one-hour ComCil Meeting followed by one-hour (maximum) Community Meeting each week
  • Call for discussion topics at next Community Meeting

:: Follow-up to April 12 Chat and Chew

More than 50 employees attended the April 12 Chat and Chew at the Glen’s Vernet Ecological Center. During the Q&A, questions were raised about particular passages in the Employee Handbook, including at-will employment and vacation days. In response, Chief Operations Officer Tom Brookey provides the following information:

  1. At-will employment is defined by the State of Ohio. The acknowledgment page of the Employee Handbook states: I understand that no contract of employment other than “at will” has been expressed or implied, and that no circumstances arising out of my employment will alter my “at-will” status except in an individual case or generally in a written document signed by the president or COO of the college.
  2. To clarify, this means all employees are bound by the at-will status unless a contract is executed with a beginning and ending date authorized and signed by the president or COO. This would be an extremely rare occurrence.

  3. All full-time staff receive 20 vacation days per year. This does not vary by department. The Employee Handbook states: The amount of paid vacation time employees receive each year is defined in each employee’s individual offer/contract letter and will be accrued accordingly at a biweekly rate.

This language is necessary because some staff do not work full-time and the hours are defined based on employee status.

Brookey said that the Employee Handbook will undergo its regular annual review in June for updates, corrections, clarity, etc. These two items will be included in the review process.

There were also questions about how staff can help support students who may be struggling. Erin Currier, the College’s counselor, is excited to work with staff to ensure students’ mental health needs are being met. Her office is in North Hall, room 17. She can be reached anytime at (614) 668-0399 or ecurrier@antiochcollege.org. Staff should feel free to share Erin’s contact information with students and to contact Erin directly with confidential referrals.

A session on student support will also be included in the employee orientation program for new employees, currently in development.

STAFF AND FACULTY: TAKE OUR SURVEY!

Surveys have been designed to collect feedback from staff and faculty about the April 12 Chat and Chew event. If you have not yet taken the survey, please do so by Wednesday, April 24 to have your voice heard.

If you DID ATTEND the event, please fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QXDFDJR

If you DID NOT ATTEND the event, please fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QMNQ8LW

Thank you in advance for your participation!

:: Spring farm tour

Spring lambs, quacking ducks, honeybees, greenhouse greens, and more! Tour the Antioch Farm with Farm Manager, Kat Christen, and Antioch Student Farmer, Sam Senzek, and see what’s happenin’ for our 2013 growing season Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The tour is free and open to the public. No registration is required for the tour, however you can register for a full day of Edible Schoolyard walks and talks. See the flyer for more information on the Edible Schoolyard Program. Antioch Farm is located just west of Corry Street and the Antioch Outdoor Amphitheater. Call (937) 477-8654 with questions about the Antioch Farm Tour.

:: New Facebook group will post community events, announcements

Attention faculty, staff, and students. A new Facebook group called THE BULLETIN has been set up for general campus information, event information, and announcements. All members of the Antioch community are welcome to post on it.

Administrators of the group, Shane Creepingbear and Nicole Wroten-Craw, will be inviting all Antioch community members with Facebook pages to the group this week. It is the hope of the Office of Communication and the Office of Community Life that this group will become the go-to place for internal communication and information, in addition to OMP.

:: Advancement Office needs student worker

The Antioch College Advancement Office is looking for a part-time student worker for the spring quarter. Work will be 5-7 hours per week, and can be flexible during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tasks will include data entry, event planning, annual fund support, administrative tasks, and more. If interested, please e-mail mdevine@antiochcollege.org to schedule a brief interview.

:: Lecture and performance workshop by Appetite artists

Antioch College is pleased to announce a free lecture and performance workshop by New York- based artists Eric Dyer and Maggie Hoffman on Saturday, April 27. The lecture will begin at 1:00 p.m. in McGregor Hall, room 113 on the Antioch campus. The performance workshop will be held in McGregor Hall, room 118 and will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Dyer and Hoffman are founding members of Radiohole, a performance ensemble and on-going experiment in non-hierarchical creative collaboration. They focus on creating and performing original theatrical performances.

Their lecture will feature a blend of PowerPoint presentation and performance art, to create a medusa-media discussion of Radiohole, it’s history and work. The artists will also discuss the installation Feed me, which is a part of Appetite: An American Pastime, the current exhibition in Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery.

The performance workshop, titled “The HoleShop,” is a hands-on exploration of the creative ideas and processes Radiohole engages in developing its work. Its focus is less concerned with “methods” and “techniques” than with a consideration of what “non-hierarchical” collaboration can mean, how we “play” together in creative collaboration, and the ways in which everyday technologies can be creatively engaged.

Working together in small groups, participants will develop short performances utilizing an array source material (text, video clips, music) and some of the same technologies Radiohole utilizes. The workshop will culminate in the presentation of each group’s work followed by a brief discussion. Participants should dress in comfortable clothing. The workshop is free and open to the public, but interested parties should contact the Herndon Gallery to reserve a space.

Radiohole has performed at venues in New York City such as The Kitchen, PS122, and in its own space, the Collapsable Hole. The company has toured nationally and internationally. In its fifteen-year history, Radiohole has created eleven full-length works and earned a reputation as one of New York City’s leading experimental performance companies.

For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery, at deagleson@antiochcollege.org or 937-768-6462.

:: Local Democracy school

Community Life and Community Governance are jointly sponsoring one or two students to attend this Democracy School: “Rethinking Corporations, Rethinking Democracy”

Presented by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Friday, May 17, 6:30–9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church on Route 68, approximately two miles south of Yellow Springs

Teachers: Emelyn Lybarger and Chad Nicholson

An enlightening walk through American history, revealing the roots of corporate personhood. Explore how it came to be that corporations have more rights than American people. Learn how communities across the nation are challenging corporate constitutional privilege. A chance to reframe ideas about how to protect local rights and the environment—a toolkit to act locally.

Cost $125—includes lunch and curriculum book

Please write a letter stating why you are interested in attending and send it to lsmith@antiochcollege.org or to comcil@antiochcollege.org.

Deadline is Friday, April 26. We need to inform the Democracy School by May 1, 2013.

:: “The Return of the Sun” by Erin Currier

Welcome back, students! Whether you returned from an arduous co-op or from visiting family and friends back in your hometown (which also could be arduous!), the community of Antioch is pleased to mark your homecoming. We hope you enjoyed your time away and that you experienced growth promoting and enriching situations that ultimately strengthened your resolve in committing to another quarter of hard work.

And what a quarter to be on campus! Gone (we sincerely hope) are the grey and chilly days of winter; the interminable clouds, omnipresent snow and shivering, cold nights. Presently greeting us each day is our old friend- the great fireball in the sky, the king of the stars, our wonderful, life-sustaining sun. That wonderful sunshine lingers for many hours, providing ample opportunity for one to take advantage of the warm rays.

Have you taken the time to celebrate the daffodils? Smelled the magnolia trees that dot the streets of Yellow Springs? Hiked in our wonderful Glen, snapping pictures of newly sprouted blue bells and breathing in the wonders of the return of green? The beauty of the newly hatched season is there for you to enjoy and one would be remiss to pass it by.

Hopefully another change that accompanies the weather is that of happier times for all. The absence of the sun causes us humans to lack in melatonin and vitamin D, which can cause low serotonin production (APA, 2000). As serotonin is more commonly known as our happiness neurotransmitter, it therefore follows that many, many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when the winter months stretch endlessly along. Many professionals address the upsetting effects that accompany the disorder and it’s important to develop ways of coping with the limited rays of sunshine and long months indoors.

But no more for us this year (knock on wood)! As May fast approaches, be sure to take advantage of the beauty of the season. Celebrate spring in all it’s glory…. the

Glen is literally our backyard here at the College and it feels almost criminal to neglect it while it hums with life. Gather some friends and take a night hike. Pack a picnic and watch the bees and the birds do what they were born to do. Bike into town and revel at the laughing kids skipping hand in hand. Enjoy the fresh and locally grown produce chalked full of energy and yummy goodness. Walk in the rain, smell the flowers, thank a tree, all that mushy stuff!

Point is- winter will come again. So enjoy this quarter. And each other.

:: Antioch College Menu

The North Hall Dining Room opens at 12:00 p.m. and we serve until lunch until 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We ask that faculty, staff, and visitors offer $5.00, paid via the “honor system,” to a deposit safe located near the front entrance of the dining room. We also ask that shoes and shirts be worn in the dinning room at all times and that food not be taken “to-go” unless you are unable to join us for a meal during the established meal time. Thank you!

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

April 22-28

Monday

Breakfast: Poached Eggs /English Muffins, Breakfast Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Spring Onion/ Miso Soup, Brunswick Stew, Veggie and Bean Cassoulet, Cheddar Biscuits

Dinner: Beef and Broccoli, Basmati Rice, Broccoli and Tofu, Sesame and Ginger Carrots

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Fresh Fruit

Lunch: Chilled Beet Soup, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, Veggie Wraps, Chilled Lentil Salad

Dinner: Tacos, Bean and Cheese Enchiladas, Brown Rice, Guacamole, Sour Cream & Salsa

Wednesday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Tomato/Basil Soup, Mac and Cheese, Greens

Dinner: Roast Pork Shoulder, Brazilian Black Beans, Mashed Turnip

Thursday

Breakfast: Frittata, Sweet Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Chipotle Hominy Stew, Meatball Hero, Meatless Hero, Pickled Red Cabbage Slaw

Dinner: Moroccan Chickpeas/Chicken with Apricots and Almonds, Persian-Style Red Beans, Couscous, Vegetable

Friday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Tofu Scramble, Potatoes , Fruit

Lunch: Broccoli Miso Chowder, Chilled Veggie Spring Rolls, Asian-Style Chicken Salad

Dinner: Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef), Vegtarian Jajangmyun (noodles w/black bean sauce), Broccoli

Saturday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Meatballs, Veggie Fritters, Pasta, Sauce

Sunday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Assorted Pizzas, Greens

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, April 23
Community Meeting
1:00-2:45 p.m. McGregor 113

Tuesday, April 23
World House Choir Rehearsal
7:00–8:30 p.m. CSKC

Wednesday, April 24
Craft Night
7:00–9:00 p.m. North Dining Hall

Friday, April 26
Philosopher’s Roundtable
4:00–6:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Friday, April 26
Friday Forum: War on Women
7:30 p.m. CSKC
Friday, April 26
Open Mic Night
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sontag Fels

Saturday, April 27
Lecture and Workshop with Appetite artists
Lecture: 1:00 p.m., Workshop: 2:00-5:00 p.m. McGregor 113, McGregor 118

Saturday, April 27
Coretta Scott King Celebration
7:00 p.m. Antioch Amphitheater

Sunday, April 28
Rock Climbing
1:00–4:00 p.m. Urban Krag

Monday, April 29
Foreign Film Series: Hiroshima Mon Amour
8:30 p.m. McGregor 113

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