About The Source December 16, 2009

President's Desk

Good-bye Fall Semester, Welcome 2010
While you are home for the holidays, please remember that telling friends and neighbors about your Oberlin experiences is a great boon to our efforts to raise awareness of all the great things we have to offer.

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Hot Topic

Apollo Gets Historic Preservation Tax Credit Award
Oberlin’s revitalization of the Apollo Theatre got a boost from the state of Ohio in the form of a $2 million historic preservation tax credit award.

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Update from Board of Trustees Chair Robert Lemle

The Board of Trustees met in Oberlin from December 3 to 5. Our work remains focused on accomplishing the institutional goals described in my October column. This was the first board meeting in which members of the General Faculty Council joined our board committees. [Read More]

Quick Hits

New Year to Bring Opera, Ballet, and Art House Film to Apollo
Beginning early in 2010, the Apollo Theatre will show live broadcasts of opera and ballet from the world’s most renowned stages along with classic films in high definition. [Read More]

The Litoff Building Earns Design Awards
While the engines of construction still churn, clang, hiss, and beep, the Litoff Building has already been recognized for its design excellence and sustainability. [Read More]

Student News: Conservatory Cellists Named Cleveland Orchestra Fellows
The Cleveland Orchestra has selected cellists Avery Waite and Mikala Schmitz, both seniors in the conservatory, as two of three artist in residence fellows for the 2009-10 season. Read more about Avery and Mikala and their fellowships on the conservatory’s webpages.

Student News: Students Earn Professional Society Accolades
Anthropology, biology, and neuroscience students have had their work recognized by professional societies in their fields of study. [Read More]

Student News: Fall Varsity Sports
The women’s cross country team’s stellar performance wasn’t the only varsity success story this past season. Several teams and student-athletes earned recognition for their efforts. [Read More]

Arts and Sciences Faculty News: Profs Publish, Exhibit, and Win Awards
Braford wins FUN award; Christensen counted among wave of new artists; Faber publishes; Ortiz presents; Schuster and Yannuzzi-Macia exhibit. [Read More]

Conservatory Faculty News: Grammys and Awards Galore
Three conservatory professors nominated for Grammys, Belgrave and Eubanks honored; Dominguez teaches in Chile; Slowik featured in The Strad. [Read More]

Happy Winter Shut Down from the Source
This is last issue of the Source to be published this semester. We will resume publication on January 13, with abbreviated issues during winter term.

Photo of the Week

Stress Ball

The Center for Leadership in Health Promotion has given students a wellness kit chock full of goodies to help fight end-of-the-semester stress, including a stress ball emblazoned with President Krislov's likeness. [Read More]

Upcoming Events

Observatory Open House
Friday, December 18, 7-9 p.m.

Oberlin Choristers: Songs for the Season
Saturday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.

AMAM: Last Day Open to Public until 2011
Wednesday, December 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Oberlin in the News

Art museum to lend works to high-profile places during upcoming renovations.

WKYC reports on senior Robin Comisar's plans to teach skateboarding in Afghanistan during winter term.

Professor Tallman quoted extensively in Morning Journal article on unemployment

New Ninde Scholars and program featured in the Morning Journal.

“Gleaming artistry” of conservatory junior Chabrelle Williams praised in Plain Dealer review of a CityMusic Cleveland concert.


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