As summer fades into fall change is afoot in Yellow
College has been in the
news and on the airways this summer. In an effort to keep you apprised of
our rapidly changing landscape and the efforts of our Alumni Board and
countless dedicated volunteers the Alumni Board and the College Office of
Alumni Relations will be sending out these periodic newsletters.
|Antiochians Win Emmy Award
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Antiochians and Yellow Springs residents Julia Reichert '70 and
Steven Bognar were awarded a Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction
Filmmaking for their documentary film "A Lion in the House". Julia
is a 1970 graduate of Antioch
College and Steven is a
former member of the College faculty.
In a phone interview Friday, Reichert gave credit toher Antioch education and
work with WYSO for giving her the opportunity to explore her interest and film and
sound. "I feel to my bones that I am who I am because of Antioch College.
I am one of those people that Antioch
claimed and shaped."
"A LION IN THE HOUSE is a feature documentary spanning six years in the
lives of five American families who each have a child fighting cancer. Weaving the stories of the five kids, their
families and their caregivers, A LION IN THE HOUSE creates an extraordinaryand
complex portrait of human resilience." View the full story from the Yellow Springs News hereor visit the film's website A Lion In The House to
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|Alumni Board Newsflash 9/14/2007
| The Word of the Week is "Progress"
RAISING DOUGH: Our Revival fund has reached a total of $12
million in cash and pledges, an amount equal to the entire endowment of Bennington College. Donors have earmarked the money
to be used only for the continuation of Antioch
as a residential undergraduate College with a tenured faculty that is moving
toward a system of self-governance.
DEVELOPING THE PLAN: In about a week, Dixie Maurer-Clemons and a team of alumni
volunteers will widely circulate for comments and ideas a draft of the Antioch
College Revitalization Business Plan. Alumni Board Treasurer Rick Daily, who is
coordinating the development of the plan, stresses that "we want as many
people as possible to see the draft and give input." Meanwhile, the Alumni
Board is exploring the possibility of hiring a well-respected financial planner
to help craft the final version.
SHARING THE PLAN: University Board of Trustees President Art Zucker will travel
to Denver in
early October to meet with Alumni Board President Nancy Crow and other Alumni
Board members and Trustees. They'll discuss progress being made in the
development of the Revitalization Plan. A formal presentation of the completed
plan to the entire Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place in Yellow
Springs the last weekend in October.
MOVING DEVELOPMENT: The Antioch College Development staff is not only being
expanded, it is being given its own home - Weston Hall. Alums Ellen Borgersen
and Matt Derr have been on campus these past two weeks working with Risa Grimes
and the rest of the development staff.
TEACHING FROM LIFE: In the best tradition of Antioch College,
faculty and students are using the current crisis as a learning tool. This
weekend, September 14-16, faculty, alumni, staff and students will discuss,
teach and learn about the organizing, planning, financing and research
techniques that are being employed to address the current situation and to save
Save Antioch Testimonials!
The Chicago chapter of the Alumni Association has been recording short "why Antioch matters" testimonials. Other chapters and Yellow Springs are recording them as well.
See Joe DuCanto '52 talk about the victories for humanity he has won with his Antioch education. Susan Greene '77 speaks about how Antioch defined her, and helped her health care consulting firm, and Shayna Plaut '00 describe how her Antioch education prepared her to teach students about human rights.
See the whole batch here - and subscribe to find out when new testimonials appear!