Antiochians in the News
Howard Cort ’56 was interviewed in the Chicago Reader about his efforts to help bring about peace in the Middle East.
Michael E. Gronstal ’74 is heading back to the Iowa Senate for his eighth term representing Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Iowa State Senate’s majority leader defeated his Republican challenger by ten percentage points in the November election.
The Carpetbag Brigade, featuring Jay Ruby ’89, and its work “Callings” was selected to be a fringe-produced show at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 15–18.
Candace George Thompson ’67 has published a book, Still Having Fun: A Portrait of the Military Marriage of Rex and Bettie George, 1941–2007. This biography of a marriage includes everything from letters written in war zones to photographs that chronicle the lives and romance of her parents.
Sean Beaudoin ’92 released a new book, The Infects. Publishers Weekly said, “Horror goes hand-in-hand with dark comedy in this wickedly unpredictable adventure, as Beaudoin simultaneously skewers the fast food industry and familiar zombie tropes.”
Janet Goldner ’74 received a Fulbright Specialists award for a project at the First Floor Gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Peter Hochstein ’61 released an e-book memoir, Heiress Strangled in Molten Chocolate at Nazi Sex Orgy! about Hochstein’s simultaneous careers—Antioch College student and newspaper reporter.
Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60 is covered in a Washington Post video that reviews her eleven-term quest to earn a Congressional vote for the District of Columbia.
Tom Valens ’69 premiered his documentary, August to June, at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs. The film covers the last year his wife, Amy Valens ’68, was a teacher.
Stephen Wasby ’59, a judicial scholar, gave a talk titled “The U.S. Courts of Appeals: The Courts Nobody Knows” on October 2, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.
Annia Ciezadlo ’94 is one of eleven finalists for the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her memoir, Day of Honey. She was also cited by noted food writer Michael Ruhlman in a blog entry he wrote, “Is Food Writing Important?”
Benjamin H. Levi ’83, a professor of pediatrics and humanities at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, has assumed the directorship of the Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Beryl A. Radin ’58 is the 2012 John Gaus Award Winner. The John Gaus Award is given annually to honor the recipient’s lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration.
Alan Wald ’69 has just published American Night, the final book of a trilogy. The book brings Alan Wald’s multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview was being called into question.
Lisa Delpit ’74 recently published her long-awaited second book, “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children. In the book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform. Multiplication is also available as an e-book.
Janice Blake-Baeza ’89 has published an ebook, How to Exercise a Thoroughbred Race Horse. You can purchase a copy on her website, janiceblakebaeza.com.
Shane ’08 and Jacqui Creepingbear ’06 have launched their own brewery: the Vitruvian Brewing Company in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Annia Ciezadlo ’94 is a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize with her memoir, Day of Honey.
Maggie Ellinger-Locke ’05 has an article, “Food Sovereignty is a Gendered Issue,” in the latest Buffalo Environmental Law Journal.
Alexandra Kesman ’08 is heading out to the World Fringe Congress at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of her job as Managing Director for Cincinnati’s Know Theater.
Joe Lowndes ’90 is a contributing author to the new book Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party.
Michael Pendleton ’92 was featured on Chicago television about his studio, MP Custom Made.
Melissa Petro ’02 wrote an essay for the website Jezebel.
Wendy Ewald ’74 won a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Sarah Gorham ’76 was interviewed on Authorlink about her new book of poetry, Bad Daughter.
Karl Grossman ’64 has an article on nuclear regulatory capture in the Huffington Post.
Nell Merlino ’75 (Maryland) has an article in Forbes magazine about Joyce D. Miller.
Joel Pomerantz ’84 had an article about his walking tour company, Thinkwalks, in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Amy Rothenberg ’82 is now blogging for the Huffington Post on naturopathy.
Warren Bennis ’51 writes about the “invisible business school curriculum”—mentors—in an article in Bloomberg Businessweek. He writes that his mentor, Douglas McGregor, then-president of Antioch College, persuaded him to go to MIT.
InsideOut Literacy Arts Project, an organization founded by Terry Blackhawk ’68, has won a “Closing the Gap” award for making positive change in race relations.
Anna Ciezadlo ’94, author of Day of Honey, won the Best First Book award from Books for a Better Life.
Mark Harrison ’57 was re-elected as a board member for Justice at Stake, a nonpartisan group dedicated to keeping courts fair and impartial.
Mark Higbee ’83 will manage one of the historical reenactment games at the annual National Institute of the Reacting to the Past Consortium, to be held at Barnard College in New York, June 7–10.
Alexandra Kesman ’08, managing director of Know Theatre (and Fringe), appeared in a recent Cincinnati.com article about the record year at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.
Sylvia Nasar ’70 was featured in a TIME magazine column about Ohio’s economy.
Alex Statdner ’00 is the president of the now-expanded Healthy Building Science in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Lynda White ’89 and her pottery business were featured in Sweet Paul magazine.
Nancy Crow ’70 had her name added to the firm Pendleton, Wilson, Hennessey and Crow. She is their tax and estate planning practice chair.
Matthew Allen Derr ’89 was named president of Sterling College in Vermont. Sterling has an enrollment of about 100 students with a hands-on environmental focus. Derr served previously as interim president of Antioch College.
Karl Grossman ’64 and his fifty-year career as an investigative journalist were profiled in the East Hampton Press.
Fred Mitchell ’74 was profiled in the Nassau Guardian for his candidacy in Bahamian elections as a member of the Progressive Liberal Party.
Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60 has received quite a lot of publicity for not being allowed to speak at a hearing on a bill to ban post-week-20 abortions in DC.
Julia Reichart ’70 was granted $30,000 by the NEA to support the production of a documentary following the creation of an American work of opera with students from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and using the resources of the Cincinnati Opera.
David Scott ’65 was profiled by The Pulse, the official magazine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services.
Torin Swartout ’72 was featured in the Ridgefield Press for his work in moving some of the hardest-to-move objects in the world, including most of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.
Barbara Bean ’43 earned the highest badge possible in the Girl Scouts, the Golden Eaglet award, and received the pin while a student was at Antioch College. Now 91, she is getting her long-overdue ceremony.
Sean Beaudoin ’92 authored a rebuttal to Time’s Joel Stein decrying adults reading YA in the online publication The Nervous Breakdown.
Robert Fogarty, professor emeritus and editor of the Antioch Review, was a visiting lecturer at Cornell University from April 18–19. He participated in a graduate seminar for students in the MFA creative writing program.
Richard Kaplan ’49 has launched a website for his documentary, Varian and Putzi.
Robin Rice Lichtig ’64 has a number of plays in production. Alice in Black and White will be at the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha, May–June). Occupy will be featured at the Resonance Ensemble’s 30th anniversary on June 1, 2012, in New York City. In August, the world premiere production of Listen! The River will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with previews in New York City on July 12, 13, and 15.
Sharan Newman ’71 has put together a book of short stories, Death Before Compline, that has collected all the “Catherine” short mysteries that have been published. It is available for Nook and Kindle. She is also still weighing in with media about her last book, The Real History of the End of the World. See sharannewman.com for more information.
Jane Rago ’97 was profiled in The Inkwell Online about her professorship at Armstrong Atlantic State University.
John Sims ’90 has released a new film, The Rhythm of Structure, which has earned a spot in the Sarasota Film Festival.
Jay Tuck ’68 has done voiceover work for a number of videos, including the international version of Active Skin Protection, which won a Media Globe in Gold in the category “Educational Films” at the World Media Festival in Hamburg.
Timothy Barrett ’73 was profiled in The New York Times Magazine. Also quoted in that article was James A. Galvin ’74.
Booklist named You Killed Wesley Payne, the novel by Sean Beaudoin ’92, as one of its top choices for Books for Youth for 2011.
Sara Black, assistant professor of visual art at Antioch College, was a recent participant in a professional development course titled “Internet for Artists: Professional Development Program,” led by Creative Capital, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting art and artists in funding and education. The opportunity was supported by 3Arts, a granting organization from which Black received an unrestricted artist award in 2009. In November, Black participated in the “Two Histories of the World” exhibition in Chicago; ArtSlant included the exhibit as one of the top ten 2011 Chicago exhibitions.
Terry Blackhawk ’68 has a new book out. The Light Between is #8 on this week’s top ten list of best-selling poetry books, according to the Poetry Foundation. Terry was also featured on Verse Daily for March 20, 2012.
Janet Ruth Chu ’67 was honored with a Pacesetter Award for her work conducting butterfly population studies in Boulder County, Colorado. She has documented nearly 200 species. She recently co-wrote the book Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range.
Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo ’94 has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Book Award.
Wendy Ewald ’74 has a new book out, Literacy and Justice through Photography: A Classroom Guide, published by Teacher’s College Press.
Emeritus history professor and editor of the Antioch Review Bob Fogarty published a review in the latest American Historical Review of The Love Israel Family which is an account of an Oregon commune. On March 24, he presented a paper on an early twentieth century evangelical faith-healing group in Southern California called Pisgah Grande.
Janet Goldner ’74 has a new solo exhibition of sculpture, entitled “i ni ce, thank you, merci: Steel Sculptures.” Read more at www.janetgoldner.com.
David Goodman ’69 wrote an op-ed piece for the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger in opposition of legislation that would require government-issued photo ID to register and vote. Goodman argues that such legislation would restrict certain demographic groups from voting. Read the piece in its entirety.
Lord of Misrule, the National Book Award winner by Jaimy Gordon ’66, has made the longlist for the United Kingdom’s Orange Prize for Fiction. The winner will be announced on May 30, 2012. Read her alumni profile.
John Hammond ’65 has announced new tour dates, which can be found on his website.
Karen Joyce ’79 was featured in a report about Ohioans in Antarctica.
Kathryn Leary ’75 has been honored with a Tapestry Award from the Stanford University School of Business School Black Alumni. Leary is a writer, marketing consultant, and an Adjunct Professor at Nyack College in New York. She is also the 2001 recipient of the Antioch Alumni Association Rebecca Rice Award.
Karen Mulhauser ’65 received a Mentor Award from the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) on March 22, 2012. PLEN honored Karen for her lifetime commitment to mentoring the next generation of women leaders in public policy and political careers.
Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60 was the guest speaker for Tennessee State University’s Women of Legend and Merit Awards dinner on March 15, 2012.
Julia Stasch ’69, the vice president of U.S. programs for the MacArthur Foundation, was profiled in the Chicago Tribune.
Nova Ren Suma ’97 will be teaching an online course through Mediabistro.com in Young Adult Novel Writing. Her new book, 17 & Gone, is due out in Spring of 2013.
The University of Alabama Press has published a memoir of Edythe Scott Bagley ’47 about her sister, Coretta Scott King ’51. Read more about this book.
The Antioch College Board of Trustees voted recently to elect lawyer and artist Judith Church ’75 as a new trustee of the College.
Steven Cramer ’76 was profiled in litseen. He is the author of four poetry collections: The Eye That Desires to Look Upward (1987), The World Book (1992), Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand (1997), and Goodbye to the Orchard (2004), which won the 2005 Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club and was named a 2005 Honor Book in Poetry by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. View his alumni profile.
Photographs by Dennie Eagleson ’71, Creative Director for the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College, were featured at ArtStreet on the University of Dayton campus. The exhibition included photographs made while she was an artist in residence with the Rivers Institute at the University of Dayton in August 2011.
Mark Greenfield ’86 stars in a new movie, Two Hundred Thousand Dirty.
Katherine Leigh Hilsinger ’81, MD, has been appointed to the Wisconsin Medical Board and the volunteer faculty at the University of Madison Family Practice residency program.
Magda Houlberg ’97, MD was named to the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Edlers (SAGE) Board of Directors.
A short story by Gariot P. Louima—titled “Homecoming”—was published in the fall–winter 2011 edition of Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, a peer-reviewed journal out of North Carolina State University. Louima is Antioch College’s Chief Communications Officer and coordinator of the Writing Institute.
Maya Nye ’99, alumni relations officer for volunteer management, received the 2012 Linda Schnautz Award for Environmental Courage from the West Virginia Environmental Council. The WVEC facilitates communication and cooperation among citizens in promoting environmental protection in West Virginia, assists in organizing grassroots groups, facilitates interaction among established environmental organizations, and corresponds with appropriate local, state, and federal agencies involved in the management of West Virginia’s environment.
Attorney and author Charles Rosenberg ’68 has a new book coming out, Death on a High Floor. Read an interview with him.
Thomas L. Schlenker ’73, MD, MPH, became the health officer and director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District in mid-2011. He is now in the midst of a departmental re-organization and getting to know the seventh largest city in the United States.
Barbara Esbin ’75 has been named a partner of the Cinnamon Mueller law firm, assuming the role of managing partner of the firm’s growing Washington, D.C., office. – Multichannel.com
Idris Ackamoor ’73 was given a lifetime achievement award for her work with the Pyramids. —Gilles Peterson Worldwide
A multi-institutional team headed by Ursula Bellugi ’55, professor and director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has been awarded a $5.5 million Program Project Grant by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to link social behavior to its underlying neurobiological and molecular genetic basis using Williams syndrome as a model. —Salk Institute
Two Kent State University professors are urging lawmakers to name native Virginia Hamilton ’57 as Ohio’s official children’s and youth literature author. – Twinsburgh Bulletin
Along with 24 other titles such as Bambi and Forrest Gump, Growing Up Female (1971), a documentary by Julia Reichert ’70 and Jim Klein ’72 has been chosen as a 2011 addition to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, which says the films will be "preserved as cultural, artistic and historical treasures." – The Columbus Dispatch
September 25, 2011
"Can Antioch College Return From the Dead," by Bill Donahue, New York Times Magazine, September 16 online, September 18 in print
"Antioch College in southwest Ohio to reopen 3 years after closing amid financial problems," Washington Post, Saturday, September 24
"New students arrive at Antioch College," Yellow Springs New, September 22
"Ohio’s Antioch College to reopen," Salon.com, September 24
July 28, 2011
David Goodman ’69, secretary of Antioch College’s Board of Trustees, appeared in the Neshoba Democrat recently. The paper covered the June 21 dedication of the The James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and Roy K. Moore Federal Building in Jackson. The building is named for the three civil rights workers killed by Klansmen here in 1964 as well as the FBI agent who headed the investigation.
June 7, 2011
Antioch College figures prominently in Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle (256 pages, Shepheard-Walwyn, $29.95) a book by Walter Rybeck ’49. One chapter, "A Glimpse of Utopia," tells about Arthur Morgan’s idealistic vision of the College. Rybeck’s account of his years at Antioch include a story about going to a restaurant with his classmate Coretta Scott (King), who was told she would have to eat in the kitchen. He tells of a link between philosophy professor George Geiger and the economic theories of Henry George that strongly influenced Rybeck’s perspective of economic and social problems. Available at Borders and other booksellers. Call 800-888-4741.
March 24, 2011
The Jerusalem Post published an op-ed by Karl Grossman ’64 titled “Rethinking Nuclear Power,” which argues that Israel, by saying no to nuclear power, could be a leader in implementing the "never-ending, carbon-free and completely safe" solar and wind power.
Ted Bunch ’83, founder of A Call to Men, was a guest on Oprah Radio.
Ronald Jack ’46 and his wife, Doris, were featured in The Island Packet.
Anna Ciezadlo ’94, who covered the wars in Lebanon and Iraq for the Christian Science Monitor and The New Republic, was a featured guest on NPR. The topic: her new memoir, Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War.
Zachary Gallant ’08 released his free e-book, Voices of a Revolution, stories about Serbia through the biographies of its revolutionary women.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will present Emily Yozell ’75 with a prestigious Lawyer Award on May 13.
March 10, 2011
Jaimy Gordon ’66, winner of the National Book Award for her novel Lord of Misrule, has been nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award.
Allyson Moore ’85 has been named the director of undergraduate career services at Yale.
Monthly Review Press has published a new book about Antiochian Stephen Jay Gould ’63, Richard York and Brett Clark’s The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gould.
The Annandale Advocate recently published an article on Antioch Board Chair Lee Morgan ’66 and his mountain-climbing excursion in South America. Amy Rothenberg ’82 published a new book, The A Cappella Singer Who Lost Her Voice. The book is available on her Web site.
February 10, 2011
Peter F. Kurland ’81 was nominated for an Oscar for his work on True Grit (sound mixing).
Annia Ciezadlo ’94 has released her debut memoir Day of Honey to fantastic reviews from the New York Times and other media outlets.
Anna Scotti ’79 has won the prestigious Parnell Poetry Prize for her poem "Grief." She is the first person to win the prize twice. The poem will be printed in an upcoming issue of Compass Rose magazine.
Sean Beaudoin ’92 has released his book You Killed Wesley Payne. Booklist enthused, "Beaudoin plays a Chandler hand with a Tarantino smirk in this ultra-clever high-school noir."
January 13, 2011
The New York Museum of Modern Art is honoring alumnus Richard Kaplan ’49 with the film exhibition "Richard Kaplan: Wayfarer and Truthteller.” The retrospective covers the documentary journey of the humanist filmmaker, whose sixty years of nonfiction filmmaking have taken him around the world and into situations of staggering moral complexity and social ambiguity.. It runs from February 7- 15 2011.
Megan Rosenfeld ’69 published "Sailing to Cuba, en famille," a travel article about her family’s sailing trip to Cuba, in The Washington Post.
Jorma Kaukonen ’64, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane, and noted recording artist John Hammond ’65 jammed together at the Beacon Theater on December 3rd and 4th for Kaukonen’s upcoming 70th birthday.
Germany’s prestigious Studio Funk cast Jay Tuck ’68 for a new series of VW Touareg television commercials.
"The Conspiracy Meme: Why Conspiracy Theories Appeal and Persist," an article by alumnus Ted Goertzel ’64, appears in the January/February 2011 issue of Skeptical Inquirer.
December 16, 2010
Ralph Keyes ’67 has a new book out with Little, Brown called Euphemania: Our Love Affair With Euphemisms. It’s his 16th book. The Antioch Review’s winter 2011 issue will excerpt its chapter on economic euphemisms. More information about it can be found at http://ralphkeyes.com/euphemania/.
December 3, 2010
Martin L. Fried ’55 has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2011. Fried is of counsel to the Firm and his practice includes planning and controversy resolution in the areas of personal, corporate, real estate and estate taxation. Fried is the Crandall Melvin Professor of Wills and Trusts Emeritus at Syracuse University College of Law, where he taught for 39 years.
Congratulations to Jaimy Gordon ’66 for winning the National Book Award for her novel Misrule.
Karl Grossman ’64 had an article in the Huffington Post: “Avoiding Nuclear Destruction: By the Skin of Our Teeth.”
Ted Bunch ’83and his organization, A Call to Men, has partnered with Traffick 911 to stop sexual exploitation and slavery of children.
November 16, 2010
Wendy Ewald ’74 received one of three 2010 Visionary Woman Awards from Moore College of Art & Design. The Visionary Woman Award honors women whose work and leadership have had a powerful influence on the visual arts. Previous award winners have included Faith Ringgold, Linda Nochlin, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, Jane Golden, Dorrit Bern, Elizabeth Sackler, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Mary McFadden, Nancy Kolb and Billie Tsien. Ewald’s Literacy Through Photography program engages students, artists and teachers throughout the world. “We are delighted to honor three exceptional women with the 2010 Visionary Woman Award,” said Moore President Dr. Happy Craven Fernandez. “Each has made invaluable contributions to her respective field. Their leadership provides inspiration to Moore’s emerging artists and all women artists and designers.
October 29, 2010
Tom Tresser ’74, who led the campaign against bringing the Olympics to Chicago, gives an interview to WBEZ in Chicago on his Green Party candidacy for Cook County Board President:
Maribeth Joy ’00, executive director of CircEsteem, talks about her organization’s circus arts training and youth outreach programs on WBEZ in Chicago.
Jaimy Gordon ’66 is a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. Her novel, Lord of Misrule, is a darkly realistic story about a young woman living through a year of horse racing while everyone’s best laid plans go brutally wrong.
Caitlin Breedlove ’03 tells CNN Headline News' Joy Behar she was removed from a shopping mall for being affectionate with her partner.
Detroit News interviews Al Guskin, former College president and University chancellor, on the beginnings of the Peace Corps.
October 1, 2010
Michael Casselli ’87 reports, “Final showing of my installation in Dayton. Trying to get people there from Yellow Springs and surrounding areas and would be nice to see those of you I know from the college. This is the very last weekend, hard to move this work as it is very related to the space it is being presented in. If you saw the original installation with Blue Sky, this is a radically different work. Best viewing times are about a half hour before sunset on, the changing of the light in the room alters how the work is perceived. Here is a link to my webpage: http://michaelcasselli.com/installations.”
Friday October 1st 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday October 2nd 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday October 3rd 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
September 7, 2010
O'Dell Owens ’71 was recently named president of the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
David Scott ’72 was recently named the new director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.
Antioch College in the News
Matthew Derr ’89 and Kristen Pett ’90 were recently interviewed in the Dayton Daily News regarding the recruitment of students for Fall of 2011 and the one-year anniversary of the independence of Antioch College.
Derr ’89 was also interviewed by WYSO regarding the one-year anniversary of independence, and also the next phase of recruiting students.
August 19, 2010
In a Wall Street Journal review titled "How an Expert Took the Lead," Adrian Woolridge calls Still Surprised, a memoir from Warren Bennis ’51 a "classic American success story: Horatio Alger updated for the age of the multiversity and the therapy session."
Barbara Bowman ’70 is retiring from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she was a professor of English.
Cynthia Riggs ’53 released the ninth book in the Martha’s Vineyard mystery series Touch-Me-Not (St. Martin’s Press).
August 5, 2010
Karl Grossman ’64 hosts “Nuclear Power: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive.” It will be broadcast around the country in the next several days through Free Speech TV on 200 cable TV systems in 39 states and both Direct TV and the Dish Network, and is also available on the Internet.
Athena Turner Frederick ’82 was featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on Juniata College, where she is currently the registrar.
Jason Rothstein ’94 talked about his book Carless in Chicago on Chicago TV station WTTW.
July 22, 2010
Michael Casselli ’87 is an artist-in-residence at Blue Sky, a program that invites professional artists from around the world and Dayton-area teens to create new works of contemporary art. This eight-week program hosts artists who have a demonstrated commitment to innovation and exploration and are interested in collaborating with fellow artists and young people as a means of creating new works.
Thatcher Cleveland ’98, co-owner of Super-Fly Comics in Yellow Springs, was featured in the Dayton Most Metro, an online magazine.
Franz Lidz ’73 reminisced recently in the New York Observer about having the last interview with George Steinbrenner. When his piece was published, it was called “the sports scoop of the year.”
Daniel C. Marcus ’68, a university distinguished professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University, has been elected to serve a four-year term on the National Committee for the National Association of IDeA Principal Investigators, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal. The committee seeks to elevate biomedical research resources in Kansas and other states.
Antioch College in the News: Fast Company magazine published an article by former Yellow Springs resident Tucker Viemiester. In it, he talked about famed architect Eero Saarinen and his work in Yellow Springs, including our very own Birch Hall.
June 25, 2010
Eric Bates ’83, the Executive Editor of Rolling Stone magazine, was in the New York Times discussing the controversy over the magazine’s revealing interview with General McChrystal.
Politics and Prose book store in Washington D.C., co-owned by Carla Furstenberg Cohen ’58, is up for sale.
Reunion 2010 was the news of the hour for Antioch College last week. Below are links to some of the press.
- "Antioch College reunion to celebrate civil rights" - Dayton Daily News
- "Antioch raises $17M toward 2011 reopening" - Dayton Business Journal
- "Antioch College donor to match up $1.5M" - Dayton Business Journal
- "Antioch Alumni beautify campus" - Yellow Springs News
June 8, 2010
Shel Horowitz ’77 collaborated with Guerrilla Marketing creator Jay Conrad Levinson for his eighth book, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green: Winning Strategies to Improve Your Profits and Your Planet (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). The book shows businesses how to achieve success by basing themselves in ethics, Green principles, and cooperation-and effectively, affordably communicating that message to targeted key audiences.
Robin Rice Lichtig ’64 has a play, "Listen! The River," premiering in Grahamstown, South Africa, in June. In August, her play "Searching for a New Sun" will receive a workshop in Berlin, Germany. In September, "Play Nice!" will premier in Laurel, Maryland, at the Venus Theatre. For more information, go to www.dramamama.net.
James Galton ’46 had a long interview in the Naples News in which he talked about his work at Marvel Comics.
May 25, 2010
Terri Windling ’78 wins SFWA Solstice Award. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented Terri Windling with the SFWA Solstice Award at the Nebula Award Weekend® in Cocoa Beach, Florida, May 14-16.
"The SFWA Solstice Award is meant to recognize those who have made a major difference to our field, and we're proud to be able to honor the contributions of ... Terri Windling, whose contributions to the field, especially in mythic fiction, are unrivaled," SFWA President Russell Davis said.
Terri Windling is a noted editor, artist, essayist, and the author of books for both children and adults. Windling has won nine World Fantasy Awards, the Mythopoeic Award, the Bram Stoker Award. You can view her work at www.terriwindling.com.
Ian Yolles ’80 has been named the chief marketing officer of RecycleBank, a company that motivates people to recycle and rewards consumers for taking greener actions with points that can be redeemed from participating local and national business partners. www.RecycleBank.com
A Call to Men, co-founded by Ted Bunch ’83, recently came together with the National Football League and the National Football League Player’s Association to publish NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters. A Call to Men is a national association of men and women focused on ending violence against women. It seeks to bring about a national movement of men committed to address the issue. The book can be purchased at www.acalltomen.com.
The University of Pennsylvania has awarded Peter Kurlioff ’65 the Graduate School of Education’s 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award. GSE singles out for this award those who have "a strong commitment to teaching and learning," who demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for both the course material and for the students, and who are intellectually challenging and stimulating. One student noted: "Academically demanding yet warm, challenging yet supportive, meticulous yet inspirational, Peter Kuriloff embodies what it means to be a great educator."