About The Source July 2, 2008

President's Desk

On Summer Activities
I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer. Although many of our students and members of the faculty and staff are away, much is happening here in Oberlin. Allow me to bring you up to date on my activities and various projects and events.

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Hot Topic

Biking the Underground Railroad
Last spring, the Adventure Cycling Association added Oberlin to its Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. Read about those who have biked the trail, or will soon, and perhaps plan a trip of your own. This article appears in the Source in advance of its publication in the summer 2008 issue of the Oberlin Alumni Magazine.

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Update from Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lemle

During its meeting in Oberlin on June 5-7, the Board joined the Oberlin College community in celebrating the groundbreaking for the Conservatory's new Litoff Building. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Children Can Still Ride the WAVE to Excellence
Children entering grades 1 through 12 can still get involved in the WAVE program, which is held Monday through Friday in the King Building. [Read More]

OCMail (Powered by Google) Coming Soon
The transition to Oberlin's long-awaited new e-mail system is upon us. It's called OCMail--it's powered by Google and designed expressly for Oberlin College faculty, staff, and students. Current personnel will begin the transition process Monday, July 7 (incoming faculty, staff, and new students are already being signed up). Read more about OCMail on the Center for Information Technology (CIT) web site and look for further information to come via e-mail from CIT. Send questions or comments to cit@oberlin.edu.

Spend Saturdays at the Schoolhouse with the Heritage Center
The Oberlin Heritage Center combines family fun and old-fashioned learning in its Saturdays at the Schoolhouse program, offering a variety of free events for children and adults. The program takes place from noon to 2 p.m. each Saturday through August 16 at Oberlin's Little Red Schoolhouse, a pioneer-era, one-room schoolhouse. Considered the oldest building in Oberlin, the schoolhouse is located on the grounds of the Oberlin Heritage Center.

Athletics to Debut New Web Site
The Oberlin College athletics department will launch a state-of-the-art athletics web site, www.goyeo.com, on July 15. [Read More]

Photo of the Week

Honoring Willard Quine

World renowned philosopher and mathematician Willard Van Orman Quine '30 died on Christmas Day 2000, but the groundbreaking work he did in mathematical logic, set theory, philosophy of language, and ontology continues to resonate. On Wednesday, June 25, the 100th anniversary of his birth, Oberlin erected a plaque on the southeast grounds of the King Building that commemorates Quine. [Read More]

Upcoming Events

Dan Zola Orchestra
Friday, July 4, 7 p.m.

Oberlin Trumpet Workshop
Friday, July 4, 7 p.m.

Credo Chamber Music Recital
Saturday, July 5, 2 p.m.

Electronic and Computer Music Recital
Saturday, July 5, 7 p.m.

Oberlin Flute Institute Recital
Sunday, July 6, 3 p.m.

Historic District Marker Dedication
Tuesday, July 8, noon

Battle of the Bands
Friday, July 11, 7 p.m.

A Social History of American Architecture
Tuesday, August 5, 7:15 p.m.

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