About The Source

The Source: Oberlin's Resource for Campus News is a weekly e-newsletter produced by the Office of Communications for Oberlin College faculty and staff members and students. The Source reports on institutional developments; the achievements of faculty, staff, and students; town-gown news; and events and opportunities on campus and in the surrounding area of interest to Obies.

The Office of Communications publishes the Source each Wednesday during the academic year, except during fall and spring breaks and the first week of winter term. If you have any questions or any feedback about this e-newsletter, send e-mail to the.source@oberlin.edu.

Campus members should continue to post information about upcoming programs, speakers, lectures, and other social activities to Oberlin's online Events Calendar.

Have a news, photo, or feature idea for the Source? We welcome your input. E-mail the.source@oberlin.edu to let us know what you would like to see more of (or less of) and to submit ideas for stories and opportunities to highlight.

Follow these guidelines and deadlines to ensure your idea and or submission receives full consideration:

  • Hot Topic: 10 business days/two weeks prior to publication
    A significant event, program, or initiative by the College or a department that affects the entire campus community
  • Quick Hits: 10 business days/two weeks prior to publication
    An event, program, announcement, or initiative sponsored by the College, a department, group or campus organization that would be of general interest to the campus community or to a specific segment of the campus community
  • Photo of the Week: Five business days/one week prior to publication
    Can be an image of an event, program, project, group, or individual that highlights the best of Oberlin College values and traditions
  • Campus Profile: 10 business days/two weeks prior to publication
    Profiles are of campus members who would not ordinarily receive public recognition. Profile subjects can be current students or members of the faculty or staff, be they newcomers to the campus community or persons with many years of service.

Campus members who believe their event or program warrants attention beyond the campus community should consult with Scott Wargo, director of media relations, at 440-775-8474 or Scott.Wargo@oberlin.edu at least 20 business days/4 weeks before the event or program to enable the media relations team to evaluate and determine appropriate venues and resources for communication and or press coverage.

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The Source is a service of the Office of Communications and is published every Wednesday during the academic year, except fall and spring breaks and the first week of winter term. Read more about the Source. To submit items, e-mail your information to  the.source@oberlin.edu.