About The Wilder Bowl Bulletin December 15, 2010


New Assistant Director Joins the Team
It is a pleasure to join the Oberlin College community. I found Oberlin through my interest in the creative process and my own private, liberal arts experience. It is my belief that a school that believes in entrepreneurship and opportunity offers the best preparation for a life of meaningful leadership. This is why I believe in and decided to come to Oberlin College.

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College Receives $1.1 Million Award to Conduct Energy Assessment
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has secured a $1.1 million federal award that will help move Oberlin and three other communities toward a clean energy future. Oberlin College will administer the award, which will be used to conduct a comprehensive, districtwide assessment of energy infrastructure and alternative energy transmission under the guidance of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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Resource Reduction Competition Results
The final results are in for Oberlin’s Dorm Resource Reduction Competition and for the Campus Conservation Nationals competition in which Oberlin took part. [Read More]

Women's Cross Country Claims Second Straight Conference Crown
On Saturday, October 30, the women’s cross country team won the conference championships for the second year in a row. Senior Joanna Johnson was the top individual athlete, and coach Ray Appenheimer was named women's coach of the year. [Read More]

Men's Cross Country Team and Athletics Staff Combine to Raise Nearly $3,000 During 'Movember'
The Oberlin College men’s cross country team and athletics staff grew mustaches during the month of November to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. [Read More]

Six Receive 2010-11 Excellence in Teaching Awards
Six faculty members—Jennifer Fraser, Lorraine Manz, Len Podis, George Sakakeeny, Veljko Vujačić, and Steven Wojtal—have received Oberlin’s Excellence in Teaching award. Oberlin OnCampus asked them to comment on what winning the award means to them and summarize their research and teaching interests. [Read More]

Student Artists Compete at MoCA
Oberlin students participated in two art competitions at Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art: Another Vibrant Art “Fight” and the Student Slideshow at MoCA, in which Oberlin swept the awards. [Read More]

Student Attends Slow Food Conference in Italy
During fall break, sophomore Erin Swenson-Klatt traveled to Turin, Italy, to represent Oberlin at Slow Food International's biannual Terra Madre conference. She met with more than 7,000 delegates from 160 countries to share and discuss ways to develop sustainable food production practices, socially and environmentally conscious food distribution, and fair trade initiatives. [Read More]

2010 All-Campus Photo Ready for Viewing
The 2010 All-Campus Photo is now available for viewing online. [Read More]

Psychology Prof Advises STD Prevention Program
Psychology professor Nancy Darling is lending her expertise in adolescent development by advising an international research project aimed at preventing sexually transmitted diseases and relationship violence in sub-Saharan Africa. [Read More]

Need a ride? Connect by Hertz Gives Students Options
Whether it’s a short jaunt or a long-distance road trip, students seeking transportation can take advantage of a new car-sharing partnership that makes it easy to rent a vehicle. [Read More]

Cinema Studies Helps Second Graders Film Their Life Stories
Students and faculty in Oberlin’s cinema studies department spent two weeks earlier this fall teaching local second-graders how to write, shoot, and produce their own videos. The workshop was part of the Apollo Outreach Initiative, which places Oberlin College students in classrooms and gives children of all ages access to cameras and advanced editing tools. [Read More]

Oberlin Earns ‘A’ Grade in Sustainability
Oberlin is one of seven top-performing schools in the College Sustainability Report Card 2011. The college received the highest grade possible in eight of the nine categories and has earned the best overall grade for three consecutive years. [Read More]

In Focus

Students and Parents Mingle in the Commons Area of the Science Center.

More than 600 parents visited Oberlin for Parents Weekend in November for meals, performances, lectures, and quality time with their children.

60 Seconds With:

Robert Palacios ’13
Robert Palacios ’13
Photo by John Seyfried
  "Perhaps because I’m from El Paso, which is directly across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the problems there are incredibly important to me."
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Save the Date - On Campus

Oberlin Heritage Center Guided Tours
December 21 - 30, 10:30 a.m.

First Semester Ends
Wednesday, December 22

Winter Recess
December 22 - January 5, 2011

Winter Term Projects Under Way
January 5 - 31, 2011

Martin Luther King Day, No Classes
Monday, January 17, 2011

Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011

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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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