Antioch College recently hired some new faculty members that began teaching this Fall. Among them was Gabrielle Civil, associate professor of performance. This quarter Antioch Word Producer Kijin Higashibaba is taking one of her classes called Storytelling. This class studies the different methods and traditions of storytelling now and throughout history. What you’ll hear this month are three of Higashibaba’s favorite stories she heard from her classmates. Coincidentally all of them were told by women.
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.
Over the past few weeks, Yellow Springs has been a hot spot for bronze sculpture as the Village hosts the National Bronze Sculpture Symposium. Antioch College's Dennie Eagleson and sculptor Susan Byrnes visited the WYSO studios to talk about Symposium and its culminating event, a bronze pour at the foundry at Antioch College on Saturday, October 26th.
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.