About The Source October 17, 2007

President's Desk

On Transformative Experiences
My family and I continue to delight in the talents of the Oberlin community. We enjoyed the Local Foods Festival in Tappan Square and happened upon Oberlin Steel practicing in Hales. Both were terrific...

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Hot Topic

A Time to Celebrate
As the inauguration of Marvin Krislov as Oberlin's 14th president draws near, The Source presents the first in a series of three articles highlighting different aspects of Inauguration Weekend. This week: The Ceremony.

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Bringing Oberlin Music to the World

Those of us in Oberlin have easy access to the extraordinary work produced by the Conservatory of Music's students and faculty. But those who aren't as lucky can finally hear for themselves just how exceptional we are. Oberlin Music, the Conservatory's commercial record label that debuted this fall, makes music from the Con available on compact disc and for download from many distribution sources, including Apple's iTunes. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Oberlin Exemplifies Diversity
Minority Access, Inc., which supports individuals and organizations working to diversify campuses and workplaces, has deemed Oberlin one of the top colleges in America that exemplifies diversity. [Read More]

$500,000 NSF Grant Supports Scholarships
A half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Oberlin to grant scholarships to juniors and seniors who want to study computational modeling. Read the preview of tomorrow's Oberlin Online feature story on the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) for more details. [Read More]

Sign Up for 2008 Insurance and Other Benefits
Faculty and staff: October is Open Enrollment month. This is your opportunity to review all your benefits and make any necessary changes for an effective date of January 1, 2008. [Read More]

Put On Your Blue Suit and Interview
The Office of Career Service's biggest recruiting program of the year, Senior Interview Days, will kick off in November in Chicago. The deadline for the Chicago event is October 24. [Read More]

Photo of the Week

Climbing Over The Great Snow Mountain

Campus Profile

Nathan Engstrom
Sustainability Coordinator

Nathan Engstrom <br><em>Sustainability Coordinator</em>
  "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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Upcoming Events

Weltzheimer-Johnson House: Good for Performance?
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, 5-7 pm
A talk by Bruce Richards, professor of physics and astronomy.

Faculty & Friends Recital
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, 8 pm
Works by Marais, Dornel, Quantz, and Locatelli.

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Oberlin in the News

Christian Science Monitor: Samina Ali '06 Volunteers Her Expertise for Solar Home Design Competition

Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty '92 Appears on PBS' NewsHour


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