About The Source November 11, 2009

President's Desk

A Powerful Teaching Tool
The Allen Memorial Art Museum, which will be temporarily closing in December for a major renovation project, is one of the very best teaching art museums in this country and a terrific community resource.

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Hot Topic

Oberlin Hosts Students of Color Leadership Conference
More than 250 students of color will convene in Oberlin for the annual Great Lakes Colleges Association Students of Color Leadership Conference November 13 and 14.

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Fall Opera Invites Audience to Delve Deep

New initiatives designed to help audiences delve deeper into opera are being unveiled as Oberlin Opera Theater’s fall production, Così fan tutte, prepares to open. [Read More]

Quick Hits

Adventures in Admissions: Travel Season
Ever wonder what our admissions counselors do while waiting for admissions applications to arrive? Leslie Braat shares that information along with a contest. Most accurate answer wins a prize. [Read More]

Chemistry Professor Manish Mehta Wins Teacher-Scholar Award
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has awarded chemistry professor Manish Mehta the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for his outstanding leadership in conducting original scholarly research with undergraduates. [Read More]

Black Musicians Guild Presents Kuumba Week Concert
The Oberlin College Black Musicians Guild’s Kuumba Week closing concert takes place Sunday, November 15, at 8 p.m. in Afrikan Heritage House’s Lord Lounge. [Read More]

News from Human Resources
Reminders: If your filing status or exemption allowances have changed, complete a new Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, which is available online and in the payroll department. If you have moved during the year, be sure to give your new address to human resources (HR) so you will receive your 2009 Form W-2 on time. Visit the HR website.

Wooden Synagogue Display Up for One More Week
If you’ve been in Mudd Library this semester, you’ve seen the wooden synagogue display in the first-floor gallery. But if you haven’t taken the time to really see it, you still have a week to explore it more fully. [Read More]

Website Offers Tips for Green Computing
We’ve all heard that unplugging, turning off, or powering down home and office electronics can save energy. The Climate Savers Computing Initiative’s website translates such statements into real-life examples—e.g., if U.S. college students enable power-saving features on their computers, the savings realized would be equivalent to taking more than 350,000 cars off the road—and provides instructions that make follow-through easy. [Read More]

Creative Writing and Communications Get New Digs
The Creative Writing Program has moved. The program’s faculty and staff now reside in the Yellow House at 153 W. Lorain St. Send an e-mail message to Suzanne Overstreet or call her at x56567 with any questions. The former residents of the Yellow House, the Office of Communications staff, along with their colleagues from Daub House, are now in the Professional Services Building, 247 W. Lorain St., Suite C, x58474. Ombudsperson Yeworkwha Belachew remains in Daub House until January, when she will move her operation to Lewis House.

Photo of the Week

The Obertones performed in Fairchild Chapel Friday night.

The Obertones, Oberlin’s original [a capella] boy band, entertained parents, family members, and students on Friday night, the start of Parents and Family Weekend. [Read More]

Campus Profile

Yidi “Woody” Wu ’11
Yidi “Woody” Wu ’11
Photo by Yvonne G. Fowler
  "I'm really glad I’m here; it makes all my previous steps worthwhile."
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Upcoming Events

Reading: Joyelle McSweeney & Johannes Göransson
Thursday, November 12, 4:30-6 p.m.

Friends. An Experiment by Dr. Albert Bryan
Friday, November 13, 8-10 p.m.

Football v. Hiram
Saturday, November 14, 1-3 p.m.

How to Start a Small Business in Oberlin
Saturday, November 14, 2-4:30 p.m.

Concert: Small Jazz Ensembles
Sunday, November 15, 7-9 p.m.

Career Conversation: Kamal Quadir, Founder, CellBazaar
Monday, November 16, Noon-1 p.m

Robert Grenier on Underwater Archaeology & Heritage Shipwrecks
Monday, November 16, 7:30-9 p.m.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar
Wednesday, November 18, 4:45-6 p.m.

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