ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9  |  November 26, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  Community Meeting wrap-up  ::  Community Council agenda  ::  All-in Antioch! A community afternoon of service  ::  Herndon Gallery exhibit asks for student participation  ::  Philosophers’ Roundtable discussion  ::  Antioch College menu  ::  Upcoming events

First-year students (L-R) Zachary Sullivan, Kijin Higashibaba, Abigail Lybrook, Saifa Rangrez, Elaine Bell, Emma Persico, and Emmalyn Gilruth enjoy a post-lunch conversation in North Hall before Thanksgiving break.

First-year students (L-R) Zachary Sullivan, Kijin Higashibaba, Abigail Lybrook, Saifa Rangrez, Elaine Bell, Emma Persico, and Emmalyn Gilruth enjoy a post-lunch conversation in North Hall before Thanksgiving break.

:: Community Meeting wrap-up

Last Tuesday’s Community Meeting, while sparsely populated, was quite productive. This meeting was the first time for the newly elected Community Council to interact with the community at large. The meeting began with some brief announcements and a recap of the last Community Council meeting in which Gabriel Iglesia was chosen as council secretary.

In addition, Community Council ratified several independent groups including the Feminism Discussion group, the Mechanicals Drama Club, the Queer Center, the Pre-Med Society, the Speech and Debate Club, MANNA, the Bollywood Dance Group, and the Soccer Club.

Nargees Jumahan talked about recycling and introduced the five R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, and rethink. Dennie Eagleson discussed the possibility for student involvement in the upcoming exhibit in the Herndon Gallery. Eagleson also presented the Basia Irland residency and Fantastic Apothecary project, which is available for student participation. After Eagleson’s presentation, Chad Vickers and Michael Sanders from Crossroads Hospice discussed volunteer opportunities for students.

The meeting ended with a quick thank you to the members of the Council of Conveners and the Governance Task Group for all the work they did last year. The community then divided into small groups to discuss how to get people interested in Community Meeting and the purpose of the mall groups.

:: Community Council agenda

Community Council meets 1:00–3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, in McGregor Hall, room 113.

Process—5 minutes

  • Confirm minutes from last meeting

Community Meeting—15 minutes

  • Discuss results from last week’s small groups
  • Set goals for improvement and implementation

Bylaws—15 minutes

  • Discuss changes recommended after section reviews
  • Ratify completed sections

Budget—15 minutes

  • Discuss current purview of budget
  • Create categories and subcategories
  • Discuss creation of the Budget Committee

Independent Groups—10 minutes

  • Discuss and ratify remaining IGs
  • How to utilize student space with regard to IGs

Student Newspaper—20 minutes

  • Take stock of current assets
  • Discuss creation of a subcommittee

Growth—30 minutes

  • Discuss eventual purview of governance
  • Discuss meeting with relevant departments over interim

:: All-in Antioch! A community afternoon of service

While we all have many feelings about the complicated holiday season, the autumn-into-winter time can be a moment for us to reflect on the bountiful harvest that has been given to us. In a spirit of gratitude, we want to bring the community together on Friday, November 30, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., to take care of the spaces we inhabit together as well as acknowledge the work of our facilities team. We are asking the community, staff, faculty, and students, for an afternoon of service on November 30 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. We will meet at 2:00 p.m. for half an hour in McGregor 113 and then spread out and work together to put some love into our campus. Ideas and energy for this event are welcome. And of course there will be food and fun.

:: Herndon Gallery exhibit asks for student participation

Susan Byrnes is the guest curator of Meme: Culture in Transmission, the next exhibition opening in the gallery on November 30. She is also a participating artist and is inviting students to contribute to the making of her piece, Mending (Antioch) is Better Than Ending. She refers to the effort that alumni, faculty, staff, community members, and students have made to sustain and rebuild this institution that is so greatly valued. Her piece consists of Antioch materials that have been recycled and repurposed—a discarded doorframe from the North Hall renovation and Xeroxes, VHS tapes, and audiotapes from classes taught at Antioch in previous years. From these materials, she has fashioned a bed for which she has woven two “blankets” embedded with memes (culturally transmitted ideas) relevant to Antioch and sustainability.

She would like current students to participate in weaving a third “blanket” over the course of the exhibition (December through early February). The third “blanket” contains the text, “I Project This History of the Future,” a line taken from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Susan would like you to bring a copy of your admissions essay to the gallery that explains why you wanted to be a student at Antioch. You can put it through the available document shredder and weave your words and hopes for the future together with those of your fellow students into the blanket. Ultimately, the blankets will be secured to the bedframe with hinges and hung vertically to function as a human-scale book with the doors as pages, displaying a contemporary woven narrative of Antioch.

Susan thanks you in advance for your participation. For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery at deagleson@antiochcollege.org or call 937-768-6462.

:: Philosophers’ Roundtable discussion

The Philosophers’ Roundtable will meet Friday, November 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in McGregor Hall, room 149.

We will continue our discussion with Vic Ayoub, emeritus professor of anthropology at Antioch College, about secularism and liberal arts. All are welcome.

For background materials, contact adenman@yellowsprings.com.

:: Antioch College menu

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

November 26 through December 2, 2012

Monday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Potatoes

Lunch: Split Pea Soup, Creamy Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese

Dinner: Burgers, Fat Fries, Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Blue Cheese

Tuesday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Lemon Poppy Muffins

Lunch: Vegan Chili, Beef Chili, Baked Potato Bar

Dinner: Fish Tacos, Black Beans, Rice, Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream

Wednesday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Sausage, Fruit

Lunch: Butternut Squash Risotto, Meatball Subs

Dinner: Turkey Tetrazzini (de-constructed), Creamy Penne Pasta, Peas

Thursday

Breakfast: Frittata, Tofu Scramble

Lunch: Curried Cauliflower Soup, Turkey Reuben, Shroom Reuben

Dinner: Coconut Almond Chicken, Coconut Almond Tofu, Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

Friday

Breakfast: Scramble Eggs, Potatoes

Lunch: Hearty Turkey Soup, Mesir Wat (Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew), Bolani e kachaloo (Afghan potato turnovers)

Dinner: Beef Stew, Sweet & Spicy Black-Eyed Peas, Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Saturday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Cheese Stuffed Shells, Vegan Stuffed Shells, Local Greens

Sunday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Pizza Night

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, November 27
Community Council Meeting
1:00-3:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Wednesday, November 28
Foreign Film Festival: Sasame-yuki
7:30 p.m. Glen Building

Friday, November 30
All-in Antioch! A community afternoon of service
2:00-5:00 p.m. Antioch College campus
Friday, November 30
Philosopher’s Roundtable
4:00-6:00 p.m. McGregor 149

Friday, November 30
Opening reception for MEME: Culture in Transmission
7:00–9:00 p.m. Herndon Gallery

Saturday, December 1
Div Dance
9:00 p.m. TBD

Sunday, December 2
Roller skating
Rides will leave North Hall at 12:30 and will return to campus by 4:00 p.m. Orbit Fun Center in Huber Heights

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