The Antioch Word is a monthly podcast for the Antioch College community, about Antioch College. It is written and produced by Antioch College students working at WYSO and will be released monthly. For more information or answers to any questions contact email@example.com
Over the last year, Antioch has been in a process called Self-Study. It’s an internal review of the programs and services of the college and one of the many things needed to achieve accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the group that grants accreditation. This self- study gave the college a chance to identify the strong points of the institution and examine where it still needs work. Now the college is gearing up for a site visit from the Higher Learning Commission.
Antioch College recently took part in its second round of Humans vs. Zombies, a game that has swiftly been gaining popularity among college campuses in recent years. This time, the game had to be changed in order to accommodate the Antioch community at large. In this special Halloween edition of The Antioch Word, WYSO Miller Fellow Zeb Reichert sat down with Zachary Sullivan, 2nd year Antioch student and 'HvZ' organizer to discuss the game with him.
Every quarter, Antioch College has a lecture-style class called Global Seminar. It’s a required, theme-based and interdisciplinary course that addresses major global issues. The theme of the course changes each quarter and rotates between energy, water, health, food, and governance. Last summer the theme in Global Seminar was education and the class began with a discussion about Antioch and what makes it stand out in higher education. In one assignment, students interviewed members of the community about the definition of an Antioch education.
Anyone who knows anything about Antioch knows about the cooperative education, or co-op, program. For Antioch students co-op is a chance to learn new things and experience a different way of life. We carry our co-op experiences with us forever and anyone who has talked with an alumn can tell you that the stories only get better with time. This month on the Word we hear three stories from current students about their latest co-ops.
Theme music for the Word was written, performed and produced by Seth Kaplan. Additional music for this episode is by Jason Shaw.
WYSO Public Radio was founded by Antioch College students, Hal Roeth, Terry Herndon and Ed Richard. For this first episode we’ll hear the story of how this station was founded, from one of the people that made it happen. Ed Richard is now a member of the Board of Trustees at the college and he stopped in at the station in the spring of 2013. Producer of the Antioch Word, Kijin Higashibaba, got a chance to sit down with Richard and he talked about how WYSO came into being as well as his excitement for the reunion of Antioch College and the radio station.