About The Source April 30, 2008

President's Desk

On Vibrancy and Beauty
The sun certainly helps, doesn’t it? What fun to wear shorts and sandals again! The weather this past week was superior to that in Seattle, where I was Tuesday and Wednesday of last week meeting Oberlin alumni and friends including Dick Levin, emeritus professor of biology.

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Hot Topic

Bon Appétit Kicks Off Green Commencement-Reunion
On April 25, Bon Appétit Management Company presented President Marvin Krislov with a $5,000 donation for the purchase of carbon emission offsets through Carbonfund.org. The donation will offset Oberlin’s entire carbon footprint for the Commencement-Reunion weekend, May 23-26.

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Students Honored for Achievements

Oberlin College students have earned various national and local accolades for their efforts in and out of the classroom, on the athletic field, and on the concert stage. Others have earned honors for their creativity, artistic expression, or innovative projects. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Creativity and Leadership Fellowships Awarded
Five graduating seniors have received Creativity and Leadership Fellowships from Oberlin College to carry out their entrepreneurial ventures starting this summer. [Read More]

OCircus Comes to Town This Weekend
With nearly 100 performers from the College and community, OCircus will present its spring performance this weekend. Free and kid-friendly, the show boasts a variety of acts—including puppetry, unicycling, stilting, taiko drumming, hula hooping, juggling, sword dancing, aerial-silk climbing, and tumbling—performed to live, original music composed by Oberlin students. OCircus will present three shows: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. All performances will be held in Philips Gym. For more information, contact Aries Indenbaum.

5k Road Race Raises Money for Oberlin Community Services
Oberlin's Heisman Club will hold its second annual 5k road race—and a 400m kids' run—on Sunday, May 4. Proceeds go to Oberlin Community Services. Pre-registration is $10 for adults and $5 for children if paid by Thursday, May 1. Registration is also available on race day beginning at 7 a.m. and is $15 for adults and $6 for children. Registration forms are available in Philips Gym or online, where more information can be found.

Job Fair for Area Youth and Employers
The Connecting with Oberlin Youth committee is sponsoring a job fair for young people in Oberlin (ages 15 or older) and area employers. The fair will be held Wednesday, May 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Oberlin High School cafeteria. Potential employers and job seekers can obtain more information by calling the Oberlin Chamber of Commerce or Main Street Oberlin at 774-6262.

Tennis Courts Named After Hunsinger
Although the new tennis courts officially opened in fall 2007, a formal dedication ceremony to rename them in honor of Don Hunsinger, emeritus professor of athletics and physical education, took place Saturday, April 26. [Read More]

Ecolympics Promotes Eco-friendly Education, Competition
Congratulations to South Hall for earning first place in the Ecolympics contest for best overall score. South was followed by Dascomb and Fairchild. [Read More]

Summer Teaching Jobs In Math and Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY) seeks math and computer science instructors and teaching assistants for its summer programs for gifted K-12 students. The programs are held in cities throughout the U.S. Applications will be accepted until June 26. For more information, visit the CTY web site, e-mail CTY, or call CTY at 410-735-6185.

Kerry Jenkins Named Women's Basketball Coach
Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard has announced the appointment of Kerry Jenkins as the new head coach of women's basketball at Oberlin College. [Read More]

Reception Honoring MacKay and Roose
President Marvin Krislov will host a reception for Provost Al MacKay and Secretary Diana Roose on Thursday, May 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Lewis Center. The reception will honor MacKay and Roose, who are retiring at the end of the academic year, and thank them for their years of service on the president's senior staff. RSVP by May 1 to the Office of Public Programs by e-mail or by calling x56785.

New Track and Field Site of Multi-Events Championship
Oberlin hosted the first leg of the North Coast Athletic Conference track championship, the Multi-Events Championship, on Saturday, April 26, at the Robert Kahn Track and Fred Shults Field. Events included a heptathlon and decathlon. Read about the men's results. Read about the women's results.

Photo of the Week

A Very Rare Spectacle

Aaron Walker '08 leads those assembled for the Royal Naval Banquet in song. The banquet, held Friday, April 25, was historically accurate, combining British food, singing, and dancing from the Regency period (circa 1803) to create an event that was not just another Friday night party, but rather a work of art that engaged all the senses and immersed participants in history. [Read More]

Campus Profile

Marie Barnett '08
Marie Barnett '08
Photo by John Seyfried
  "Oberlin was the only school that supported all my interests—art, music, psychology, and running."
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Upcoming Events

Film: Bitter Tears: Lives of Rural Immigrants
Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m.

Concert: Oberlin College Community Strings
Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m.

As I Am Open Mic
Friday, May 2, 10 p.m.

Big Parade
Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.

Misterioso: The Life & Times of Thelonious Monk
May 2 & 3, 8 p.m.

10th Annual Folk Festival
May 2 & 3

Breuer Pottery Open House
May 3 & 4, noon-5 p.m.

AMAM Talk: Willie Cole's Man, Spirit, and Mask
Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.

Food Drive & Carnival
Sunday, May 4, noon-4 p.m.

First Book Treasure Hunt
Sunday, May 4, 3-4 p.m.

Concert: Musical Union Chorus and Orchestra
Sunday, May 4, 8 p.m.

Marco Sartor, classical guitar
Monday, May 5, 8 p.m.

Collecting and the Future of the Book
Tuesday, May 6, 5 p.m.

Concert: Oberlin Orchestra
Wednesday, May 7, 8 p.m.

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