About The Source May 7, 2008

President's Desk

On the Evolving World of Communications
Guiding communications with Oberlin's students, faculty, and staff, as well as 40,000 plus alumni and thousands of members of the greater Oberlin community is a challenging task which requires an outstanding leader. That is why I am thrilled to announce that Edward "Ben" Jones, who graduated from Oberlin in 1996, with a BA in English and environmental studies, has agreed to return to the College as our new vice president of communications.

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Hot Topic

Ninde Scholars Collaborative to Graduate Latest Class
Preparing for college can be a daunting task. Little wonder many aspiring collegians become overwhelmed, so who better to advise them than those who have "been there, done that." Such is the thinking behind the Ninde Scholars program, an innovative community project that links Oberlin High School and Oberlin College students.

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Students Honored for Achievements

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music continue to receive national and international honors for their achievements in and out of the classroom and on the concert stage. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Presentations, Publications, Performances, and Recordings
From the theater to the sciences to historical undertakings, faculty and staff members at Oberlin are tops in their fields and well versed in their avocations. The Source invites all faculty and staff members to send news of their recently published works, presentations, recordings, and performances for inclusion in the e-newsletter. [Read More]

Reception Honoring Baumann
Provost Al MacKay will host a reception honoring Archivist Roland Baumann, who will retire at the end of this academic year. The reception will be held Tuesday, May 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Peters Great Hall. RSVP by Friday, May 9, to Maggie Henderson by e-mail or call x56200.

Catch President Krislov on TV
President Krislov's January appearance on WVIZ/PBS ideastream's Feagler & Friends will be rebroadcast at various times this weekend, beginning Friday, May 9, at 8:30 p.m. The segment features conversations with three northeast Ohio college presidents: Krislov, Barbara R. Snyder of Case Western Reserve University, and Michael Victor of Lake Erie College. [Read More]

Oberlin Hosts Multiple Sclerosis Walk
Philips Gym is the site of the Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Walk Against MS. The event will be held Saturday, May 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. Registration information is available on the events calendar and at walkoho.nationalMSsociety.org.

First Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Many students who attend Oberlin are able to do so, in part, through endowed scholarships. However, most never have the opportunity to meet the benefactors connected to them. All that changed last Friday when nearly 90 benefactors and student recipients assembled in Carnegie Hall’s Root Room for Oberlin's First Annual Scholarship Luncheon. Although students who receive scholarships are encouraged to write a letter of appreciation to their benefactors in the fall, the sponsors of the event—the Office of the President and the Office of Development—hope this annual luncheon will provide an opportunity for more meaningful face-to-face meetings. The next luncheon is planned to take place in spring 2009.

Monk's Life Dances Across the Stage
Although it took four years for Faculty-in-Residence Adenike Sharpley's vision to come to life, Misterioso: The Life and Times of Thelonious Monk, was well worth the wait. The dance and jazz performance, given in Hall Auditorium last Friday and Saturday, welcomed accomplished jazz trumpeter and composer Kevin Louis '99 to the stage, as well as the footwork of Sharpley in a rare Oberlin performance. [Read More]

Photo of the Week

Big Parade

Big Parade was just one of several events that had Oberlin hopping last weekend. [Read More]

Campus Profile

John Cavanaugh
Director of Piano Technology

John Cavanaugh<br><i>Director of Piano Technology</i>
  "I love that Oberlin is a small town with great diversity and that Oberlinians freely express their different opinions."
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Upcoming Events

Film: I'm Not There
Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Music by Composer-in-Residence Helmut Lachenmann
May 8 & 9, 8 p.m.

Contra Dance
Friday, May. 9, 8 p.m.

Classes end
Saturday, May 10, noon

Athletic Department I love that Oberlin is a small town with great diversity and that Oberlinians freely express their different opinions.Yard SaleI love that Oberlin is a small town with great diversity and that Oberlinians freely express their different opinions.
Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m.

Men's Lacrosse vs. Alumni
Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m.

Margin Release: Paper Rad!
Saturday, May 10, 7 p.m.

OGASP's Pirates of Penzance
May 10 & 11

Reading Period begins
Sunday, May 11

Concert: Oberlin Opera Scenes
Monday, May 12, 4 p.m.

Reading Period ends
Tuesday, May 13

Exam Period begins
Wednesday, May 14

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