About The Wilder Bowl Bulletin December 14, 2011


Consider a Gift to the Parents Fund
Many of our supporters choose the end of the calendar year to reflect on, and determine, their philanthropic priorities.

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A Fresh Look to Arrive in Your Mailbox
The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, mailed to more than 32,000 alumni and parents, has undergone a total transformation. Look for this newly redesigned publication to arrive soon!

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Students Keep Tradition Alive with Capoeira at Oberlin
Capoeira is a centuries-old African Brazilian art form that involves dance, music, martial art, and ritual. As one of the few colleges in the country to offer Capoeira Angola courses for credit, Oberlin has helped blaze a trail for the art's development in America. [Read More]

History Professor Wins Professor of the Year Award
Steve Volk, who teaches Latin American studies and museum studies, has been selected as the 2011 Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year, a national program that honors the most outstanding undergraduate instructors. [Read More]

NSF Supports Professor's Work in Hydrogen Storage Materials for Fuel-Cell Vehicles
Professor of Physics Stephen FitzGerald and students in his lab are making important discoveries about hydrogen storage materials that could solve a fundamental challenge in commercializing hydrogen-powered vehicles. [Read More]

Students Defy Gravity With Parkour Group
Parkour teaches athletes to move through the environment with speed and efficiency. At Oberlin, a group of students with an interest in parkour meet four times a week for intensive training and practice sessions. [Read More]

Rebecca Whelan wins Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Whelan, whose work centers on developing reliable, non-invasive tests for early detection of ovarian cancer, has received a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. [Read More]

In Focus

Artwork On Display

The college is establishing a place in Cleveland’s arts renaissance by partnering with an initiative that could be a national model for economic development and revitalization.

60 Seconds With:

Yeworkwha Belachew: Ombudsperson
Yeworkwha Belachew: Ombudsperson
Yeworkwha Belachew
  "The students who work with OCDC are already on their way to being change agents."
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Save the Date - On Campus

Exam Period
December 17-21

Massage for Relaxation at a Reduced Rate for Students
Monday, December 19, 2 p.m., Wilder Hall

Winter Term
January 4-30

Final First Semester Grades available on PRESTO
January 5-6

Incomplete Work For the Fall 2011 Semester Due
Friday, January 6, Midnight - 1 a.m.

Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)
Sunday, January 15, 7 p.m. - Monday, January 16, 6:45 p.m.

Last Day to Submit Changes to Winter Term Course Information
January 17 -18

Residence Halls Open for New students
January 31-February 1

New Student Orientation and Advising
February 1-2

Enrollment for Continuing Students Begins
February 5-6

Classes Begin
February 5- 6

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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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