About The Source May 28, 2008

President's Desk

On a Tremendous Year End
What a weekend! The weather gods smiled upon us, and the entire weekend was glorious. I tremendously enjoyed my first Oberlin Commencement/Reunion Weekend. Thank you to everyone who attended. Special thanks to the Alumni Association and countless others who choreographed the events and the movements of huge numbers of people, and to those of you who did such a great job with facilities, food service, logistical support, illuminating Tappan Square, and keeping everyone safe and sound. You made all the events and activities look easy, and I know they were far from that.

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Hot Topic

Inside SEED House with the
New York Times

Monday's New York Times featured Oberlin's newest environmental sustainability efforts, including the student-designed sustainability house known as SEED (Student Experiment in Ecological Design). The house, says the Times, is a "microcosm of a growing sustainability movement on campuses nationwide ...."

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College Helps Fire Station Go Green

A $75,000 gift from the College to the city will fund the design phase of the Oberlin fire station's expansion and renovation. [Read More]

Quick Hits

The Source Wishes You a Safe and Happy Summer
Weekly publication of the Source will cease for the summer, although there will be an issue or two during June and July. The Source will return to a weekly schedule at the end of August.

Save These Fall Dates
We're about to put the 2007-08 academic year behind us, but don't go into full summer mode without making a mental note of several exciting events that will occur early this fall. [Read More]

Faculty and Staff News
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 recent professional accomplishments, including awards received, published works, presentations, recordings, and performances, for inclusion in the e-newsletter. [Read More]

Oberlin Heritage Center Offers Docent Training Workshop
The Oberlin Heritage Center will offer a training workshop for volunteers interested in becoming docents for its historic-sites tours and special events. The training workshop will be held on Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but enrollment is limited and requires preregistration by Wednesday, June 4. Call Liz Schultz at the Oberlin Heritage Center office, 440-774-1700, or send her an e-mail.

CityWheels Car Sharing Needs Your Input
The two CityWheels cars that currently are available by the hour to campus users will be replaced this fall. CityWheels would like your input concerning the type of replacement cars to be chosen. Visit the web site and fill out the survey.

Photo of the Week

Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2008

Everywhere graduating seniors and reunion goers went last weekend, they were greeted by smiling faces. [Read More]

Upcoming Events

Lend a Hand Info Session
Thursday, May 29, 4 p.m.

OHS Drama Performance
May 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m.

Eastwood Carnival
Friday, May 30, 4-7 p.m.

Artists in Early Oberlin
Tuesday, June 3, 7:15 p.m.

Envelope Art: Poster and Artistamps from 1850-1990
Through May 30

Photography by Pipo Nguyen-Duy
Through June 7

Juneteenth Oberlin
June 13 & 14

3rd Annual Chalk Walk
Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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