ONE MORGAN PLACE :: Community Bulletin

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10  |  December 3, 2012  

IN THIS ISSUE:  A message from the Community Council president  ::  Community Meeting agenda  ::  Recycling update from Tom Brookey  ::  Power shut down alert  ::  Important parking notice  ::  Antioch College Climbing Club announcement  ::  Lumber Restoration Project announcement  ::  Co-op Orientation is December 11  ::  Residency with Basia Irland, eco and water artist  ::  Antioch College Menu  ::  Upcoming events

The new exhibit “MEME: Culture in Transmission” opened on Friday, November 30, in the Herndon Gallery. (Photo by Dennie Eagleson ’77)

The new exhibit “MEME: Culture in Transmission” opened on Friday, November 30, in the Herndon Gallery. (Photo by Dennie Eagleson ’77)

:: A message from the Community Council president

A message from the Community Council president concerning changes to the structure of Community Meeting:

Dear Fellow Antiochians,

Based on the results of last Community Meeting’s small group discussions and on deliberation in ComCil, we’ve decided to amend the structure of community meeting in the following ways:

More effective usage of time

  • We’ve created a separate segment of Community Meeting for third-party and non-essential presentations. Attendance to this segment will be optional and presentation topics will be published fortnightly with the Community Meeting agenda in One Morgan Place. We don’t have presentations this week, but at future meetings they’ll be kept as brief as possible, and take place at the end of the meeting, following a short break. We also ask that community members limit their announcements pertinent to the interim between this Community Meeting and the next.
  • We’ll provide paper copies of One Morgan Place and of the monthly events calendar to disperse information more widely without repeating it. In line with our goal of sustainability we ask that you pass on all paper copies to a fellow community member or recycle them in the correct bin.

More focus on community building

  • The discussion question this week centers on connectedness within our community. We hope to generate creative solutions to our most persistent divisions, and to foster the sense that whether we’re employed or enrolled, we’re all in this together.
  • We’ll have a large group discussion following those held by small groups. This will ensure that ideas generated reach wider dialogue without delay. Soon we’ll provide facilitation training to anyone interested in hopes of making group dialogue more productive.
  • We’ll have appreciations and trivia before small groups and a lightly moderated, open topic discussion afterwards, allowing community members to congregate and share thoughts without the constraint of a preset policy discussion or logistics announcement. There will be hot chocolate.

Sincerely,

Elijah Blanton, Community Council President

Send feedback to comcil@antiochcollege.org or seek out a friendly council member.

:: Community Meeting agenda

Community Meeting will take place on December 4, from 1:00 to 2:40 p.m.

Community—15-25 minutes

  • Announcements pertaining to next 2 weeks
  • Appreciations
  • Trivia with Cleo
  • Medieval Castilian poetry with Mark Roosevelt

Governance—5 minutes

  • Results from small groups last time
  • Where we are with the Community Council bylaws

Small group discussion focusing on community building—40 minutes

  • How can we facilitate connections between students, faculty, administrative and non-administrative staff, and increase overall interconnectedness?
  • What should be added to the agenda for our large group discussion?

Large group discussion—15-30 minutes

  • Reports from small groups
  • Additional agenda items
  • Discussion

:: Recycling update from Tom Brookey

Last week, we received this information from our recycling service that picks up our recycled materials: For the first three quarters of 2012, we have recycled 41,632 pounds of materials including paper, metal, aluminum, and plastic. The natural resource savings associated are listed below and quite astonishing:

SAVED:

349 mature trees

3.45 acres of forest

84,235 kilowatt hours of energy

143,815 gallons of water

7,807 gallons of oil

246.54 cubic yards of landfill space

20.82 carbon equivalent tons

:: Power shut down alert

On Saturday, December 8, from 8:00 a.m. until Sunday, December 9, at noon, power will be shut down for electric upgrades in the Science Building. Power will be off in South Hall, Olive Kettering Library, McGregor Hall, the Art Annex, South Gym, Science and Engineering buildings for this 28-hour period. There is no other option for this required power shut down and we cannot reschedule this upgrade. Please turn off your computer prior to leaving campus on Friday, December 7, if you are located in one of these buildings. If you have any questions regarding this shut down, contact Tom Brookey at tbrookey@antiochcollege.org.

:: Important parking notice

The Yellow Springs Police Department has given Antioch College administrators a FINAL warning about parking in the horseshoe. Faculty, staff, and students must not, under any circumstance or for any length of time, park in the horseshoe. From now on, any car parked in the horseshoe is subject to a ticket or towing at the owner’s expense.

Please do not leave your car unattended in the horseshoe for any reason, even with the hazard lights flashing. There is plenty of parking on Livermore Street and in the parking lot behind the library.

If you have further questions about parking, contact Tom Brookey at tbrookey@antiochcollege.org.

:: Antioch College Climbing Club announcement

For anyone who is interested in the Climbing Club, there will be a meeting on Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. We will discuss general information on climbing in the area and how we want to organize the club. We will also be figuring out who wants to participate regularly, as well as how often and when trips will be. For more information, please contact Gabe Amrhein at gamrhein@antiochcollege.org.

:: Lumber Restoration Project announcement

The Heartwood Lumber Restoration pilot program of transforming urban hardwood trees into usable lumber will be occurring on the Antioch College campus on December 7.

Many are aware of the pest called Emerald Ash Borer that was introduced in pallets in Michigan. It has spread all across the Midwest and has wiped out most of the genus Fraxinus (Ash). The pests hit Yellow Springs last year and in the next two years, the cumulative loss will be evident with many trees dying.

There are more than 50 trees on the Antioch campus in various stages of infection and many more throughout town. The idea is to honor the whole life cycle of trees by transforming their lumber into more than firewood and wood chips, but into lasting pieces connected to Antioch and Yellow Springs.

If you are interested in sustainable usages of locally harvested lumber, please come visit us on sawing day at the Old Antioch Arts Building on December 7, starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a brief 15-minute introduction and then the sawing will commence!

Gabe Amrhein ’16 is the contact person for Antioch students. For more information, please contact Gabe Amrhein at gamrhein@antiochcollege.org or contact Bob Moore at bobtheplantguy@gmail.com or 937-424-7467.

:: Co-op Orientation is December 11

There will be a MANDATORY co-op orientation for all second-year students going on co-op term this winter on December 11 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in McGregor 113. Agenda includes employer relations, expectations for students off campus, work portfolio course requirements, emergency protocol, and future co-op planning. For more information, please contact Richard Kraince at rkraince@antiochcollege.org.

:: Residency with Basia Irland, eco and water artist

This three-day intensive and inventive workshop for both Antioch and University of Dayton students will focus on the health and biodiversity of local creeks and springs flowing through Glen Helen. Through individual and group exploration and object-making, participants will investigate the health of these waters, and how we as humans can contribute to our own health.

Creeks, streams, and rivers establish the core of the riparian ecosystem and support the rich biodiversity of our Eastern deciduous forest. In this residency, we will explore native medicinal plants that grow along the banks of Glen Helen’s creeks and springs, and create sculptures, bundles, and concoctions representing a fantastic apothecary. Working with riparian seeds, pods, plant forms, local plant dyes, and repurposed materials, we’ll create symbolic or medicinal bundles celebrating the regenerative power of the landscape... its form and its functions. In addition to the object making, we will experience the Glen through an exercise in acoustic ecology, the study of our environment through deep listening. Using recording equipment, each participant will collect a sound from the Glen and contribute to a collective soundscape.

The residency will begin on Friday morning, March 1, and will culminate in a public ceremony in Glen Helen on Sunday afternoon, March 3. The activities will be located in the heart of the Glen, at the Outdoor Education Center lodge. There will be a public presentation on Friday evening by Irland who is internationally known for her focus on international water problems, specifically waterborne diseases, scarcity, and river issues.

We are looking to recruit a total of sixteen students from Antioch College and the University of Dayton for this three-day immersion experience. Please respond to Dennie Eagleson at deagleson@antiochcollege.org as soon as possible to indicate your interest, and to fill out and submit a statement of interest form by January 18. For more information, please contact Eagleson at 937-768-6462.

:: Antioch College Menu

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

December 3 through December 9, 2012

Monday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Fruit

Lunch: Butternut Squash Soup, Egg Salad, White Bean Hummus, Foccacia Bread, Sweet Potato Fries

Dinner: Roasted Chicken, Roasted Eggplant, Puttanesca Sauce, Rapini, Parmesan Risotto

Tuesday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Muffins

Lunch: Carrot and Ginger Soup, Deli Day, Kale Chips, Kettle Chips

Dinner: Short Rib Chili, Nachos, Refried Beans, Quinoa and Peppers

Wednesday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs with Cheese, Sausage, Biscuits, Tofu Scramble

Lunch: Thai Coconut Soup, Muffaletta, Veggie Muffaletta, Frites

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff, Egg Noodles, Mujadarra

Thursday

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Vegan Muffins

Lunch: Chef’s Choice Soup, Turkey Sloppy Joes, Alternative Joes, Sweet Potato Fries, Greens

Dinner: Sesame Chicken, Sesame Tempeh, Fried Rice, Bok Choy

Friday

Breakfast: Fried Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Scones

Lunch: Black-Eyed Pea Soup, Southwest Turkey Wrap, Southwest Veggie Wrap, Parsnip Fries

Dinner: Thai Meatballs, Spicy Black Beans, Rice Noodles, Sesame Greens

Saturday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Cheese Lasagna, Meat Lasagna, Vegan and Gluten-Free Pasta

Sunday

Breakfast: Brunch

Lunch: Brunch

Dinner: Pizza Night, Gluten-Free Pizza, Local Greens

:: Upcoming events

Tuesday, December 4
Community Meeting
1:00-2:40 p.m. McGregor 113

Tuesday, December 4
Preparation for Finals Week Workshop
6:30 p.m. McGregor 126

Tuesday, December 4
Craft Night
7:00 p.m. Birch Commons

Wednesday, December 5
Foreign Film Night: Goodbye Lenin
7:00 p.m. Glen Building

Thursday, December 6
Diversity Group Film: Take Us Home
7:30 p.m. Glen Building
Friday, December 7
Lumber Restoration Project
10:00 a.m. Old Antioch Arts Building

Friday, December 7
Admissions Open House
1:00-5:00 p.m. McGregor 113

Friday, December 7
Open Mic: Where I’m Coming From
8:00-10:00 p.m. Birch Commons

Saturday, December 8
Hanukkah Dinner
5:00–6:30 p.m. North Hall Dining Room

Sunday, December 9
Roller skating
12:30–4:00 p.m. Meet in front of North Hall

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