About The Wilder Bowl Bulletin March 26, 2010


Parents and Winter Term
Winter term has ended and Oberlin’s campus is once again filled with students. They spent several weeks scattered across the United States and, in some cases, throughout the world.

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Apollo Outreach Initiative
Since a subsidiary of Oberlin College purchased the historic Apollo Theatre more than a year ago, the college had hoped to expand the role of the building so that it could also serve as a place of education. Thanks to a gift made by two parents, that hope is becoming reality.

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Help the Oberlin Parents Fund Set a Record of Giving
Oberlin parents play a key role in helping shore up the college’s financial strength. Each year, a growing number of current parents and parents of alumni express their support of Oberlin with a gift to the Oberlin Parents Fund. During the last fiscal year, Oberlin parents contributed more than $323,000 to the $5 million raised in support of Oberlin. This year, the Oberlin Parents Executive Committee created a special pool of funds that they used to matched any new gifts, as well as any increase over last year’s gift. [Read More]

Oberlin’s Access Initiative Reduces Financial Burden for Pell-Eligible Students
Since its founding in 1833, Oberlin College has had a historic commitment to providing students from all backgrounds with access to higher education. That commitment to access, regardless of a student’s level of need, continues today through the Oberlin Access Initiative. [Read More]


Oberlin Joins Climate Positive Development Program
On March 5, the Oberlin community—college and city— were asked to join the Climate Positive Development Program, a joint initiative of the Clinton Climate Initiative, a program of the William J. Clinton Foundation, and the U.S. Green Building Council. [Read More]

A Chat with Oberlin's Environmental Superstar
David Orr, Paul Sears Professor of Environmental Studies and Special Assistant to the President, is happy. Why? Because, he says, "When [Oberlin] is successful with the Oberlin Project it will become at the city scale what the college did with the (Adam Joseph Lewis Environmental Center) back in the mid-’90s." [Read More]

Stevie Wonder, Bill and Camille Cosby will Help Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Litoff Building
A two-day celebration marking the grand opening of the Litoff Building will include a concert by singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, an evening with comedian Bill Cosby, and a host of performances by Oberlin Jazz Studies alumni, faculty, and students. A complete schedule of events is forthcoming, but other highlights of the weekend (Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1) include jazz films at the Apollo Theatre, a panel discussion, workshops, and an honorary degree ceremony. [Read More]

New Mental Health Advocacy Group Established on Campus
An Oberlin chapter of Active Minds, a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group, is available to help students cope with mental health issues. [Read More]

Achievements in Student Research to be recognized at April Symposium
The April 23 Senior Symposium is a campus-wide celebration of Oberlin’s students’ achievements in research, the arts, and music. The symposium will provide opportunities for Oberlin seniors to make public presentations of their independent and mentored work to the Oberlin community. [Read More]

Designing the Future
In an effort to explore the concept of design and its power to effect change and transform culture, the Creativity & Leadership program will host "Designing the Future," a series of panel discussions, workshops, performances, and exhibitions in April. [Read More]

Allen Art Museum Works Travel to NYC, D.C., and Northeast Ohio
The Allen Memorial Art Museum’s St. Sebastian Tended by Irene, one of the most important Northern Baroque paintings in the United States, is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art along with 19 other works from the Allen. [Read More]

Student Organizes Group to Combat Foreclosure
In the midst of the largest recession and housing crisis since the early 1980s, junior Poy Winichakul is helping local residents who are facing foreclosure find the best possible way to manage their properties. [Read More]

Geology Professor says to Expect More Earthquakes
According to American historian Will Durant, ‘Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.’ Rarely has this been underscored more dramatically than in the last few months with major earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Many people were caught off guard. Professor of Geology Bruce Simonson suggests perhaps they shouldn't have been. [Read More]

Oberlin Receives National Recognition for Community Service
Oberlin has received a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year. The award is given to colleges and universities for outstanding civic engagement and service to the local community. [Read More]

Student and Faculty Awards, Exhibitions, Publications
Two students are awarded Watson Fellowships; Norman Craig receives a $20,000 research grant; Peggy Bennett publishes a new book; Peter Dominguez appears in an online publication for bass players; David Lang wins a Grammy; the book co-edited by President Marvin Krislov is released; and more. [Read More]

In Focus

President Obama present the 2009 National Medal of Arts to Dean Stull

President Barack Obama presented the 2009 National Medal of Arts to Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull on February 25 in the East Room of the White House.

60 Seconds With:

Amanda Miller '10, Student Phoner
Amanda Miller '10, Student Phoner
Courtesy of Amanda Miller '10
  "I love being able to update parents on current campus issues."
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Save the Date - On Campus

First Module Classes End
March 27

Spring Break
March 27-April 4

Clarence Ward Lectureship
April 6, 12, and May 3

Richard Murphy Colloquium
April 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Softball Field Rededication to Honor Mary J. Culhane
April 10

Convocation: Robert Sapolsky
April 8, 8-9:30 p.m.

Registration for Fall Semester
April 19-30

Commencement/Reunion Weekend
May 28-31

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Save the Date - Off Campus

Side by Side: Oberlin's Masterworks at the Met
March 16-August 29

Gallery Talks at the Met
Starting March 25

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The Wilder Bowl Bulletin: A Parent's Perspective, is an e-newsletter produced by the Office of Communications in cooperation with The Oberlin Parents Fund for parents and family members of Oberlin College students. The Wilder Bowl Bulletin reports on Oberlin’s fundraising endeavors; institutional developments; the achievements of faculty, staff members and students; and campus events. If you have any questions or any feedback about this newsletter, send e-mail to: parents@oberlin.edu.

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