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At last Saturday's commencement event for the Antioch University Ph.D. program in Leadership and Change, former AU Chancellor and Antioch College President Al Guskin, shown at left above, was honored for 30 years with Antioch. Shown to the right of Guskin is AU Provost Laurien Alexandre and AU Chancellor Felice Nudelman.

Guskin retires after 30 years with Antioch

At last Saturday’s commencement ceremony for the Antioch University Leadership and Change Ph.D. program, Dr. Al Guskin was honored for his 15 years of teaching with the program, and 30 years of service to the college and university. Guskin retired this year.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Jazz, original music with Friends

    Friends Music Campers advertised their annual summer concert in downtown Yellow Springs last year, and will perform the camp’s 11th benefit on Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Lawn Elementary School. This year’s concert, ‘Musicians for Justice and Peace,’ will benefit Glen Helen with performances by the camp’s concert band, the all-camper chorus and four student soloists. (archive photo by Matt Minde)The Friends Music Camp will present its annual summer concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Mills Lawn Elementary School.

  •   McGruder to discuss new book on race, real estate

    073015_MacgruderDr. Kevin McGruder, assistant professor of history at Antioch College, will read from his new book, Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920, on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at McGregor 113 on the Antioch campus.

  •   Ten-Minute Play Festival to return

    THUMB_ArtsSubmissions are currently being accepted for the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, which will be presented in October.

Village Schools (archives)

  •   New faces in local schools

    THUMB_PrintFive new teachers were introduced to the school board and community at last week’s regular meeting of the Yellow Springs Board of Education. The board approved one-year contracts for the teachers for the upcoming school year.

  •   2015 Mills Lawn School sixth grade clap out

    Mills Lawn School sixth grade students run the annual ritual of the clap out. (Video by Matt Minde)Annual running of the halls at the Mills Lawn School sixth-grade clap out.

  •   Mudding puppies at the Antioch School

    In April, students and teachers started the straw bale playhouse project — which will have an open loft, a ladder and a slide — with a frame, followed by bales; last week they applied several coats of mud plaster. For more on the straw bale playhouse, go to antiochschool.org. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)The Antioch School students have been working with builders-in-residence Beth and Andy Holyoke to build a straw bale playhouse of the kindergartner’s design.

Economy (archives)

  •   Morgan B&B to open house

    Stacey Wirrig, left, purchased the Arthur Morgan House Bed & Breakfast last year and is running it with host Wendy Pace, center, and head chef Erin Campbell. An open house at the B&B is Thursday, July 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)Whether it’s enjoying a stack of molasses-kissed ginger-nectarine pancakes on the screened-in porch, taking in downtown views from a third-story room or appreciating the history of the century-old home built by one of the town’s most influential couples, the Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast has a lot to offer its guests, according to the B&Bs new owner.

  •   An open house for the Arthur Morgan House

    Stacey Wirrig, left, purchased the Arthur Morgan House last year and is running it with host Wendy Pace and head chef Erin Campbell. (Submitted)The new owner of the Arthur Morgan House Bed & Breakfast, Stacey Wirrig, is hosting an open house to showcase changes at the 30-year-old B&B on Thursday, July 23.

  •   Tom Gray of Tom’s Market — 50 years in the grocery trade

    Tom Gray, owner of Tom’s Market, has been with the store 50 years, and the store will celebrate the anniversary with free hot dogs on July 17–18. Gray is shown here in the store’s produce department, which underwent extensive renovation last year. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)Tom Gray was a high school freshman when he got his first job, as a bag boy at Luttrell’s, the grocery store on Xenia Avenue. In 2001, Gray purchased the grocery, which is now Tom’s Market.

Village Life (archives)

Government (archives)

  •   U.S. Route 68 closure scheduled for culvert work

    THUMB_GovernmentU.S. Route 68 will be closed for five days for culvert replacement work just north of SR 343.

  •   Village Council race heats up

    THUMB_PrintWith just two weeks to go before the Aug. 5 filling deadline, seven villagers have thrown their hats in the ring for three open seats on Village Council in the Nov. 3 elections.

  •   Local officer cleared of charges

    THUMB_PrintDuring last week’s trial in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, a Springfield prosecutor asked a jury to find Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod guilty of two criminal charges — assault and interfering with civil rights — following a November 5 incident in which Penrod forcibly took a camera away from a villager attempting to videotape an encounter with police.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Helen J. Tobey

    ObituaryHelen J. Tobey passed away July 17. She was 88.

  •   Lorena Hyde memorial

    ObituaryA memorial service for Lorena Hyde, wife of Dr. Carl Hyde, will be held in the manner of Friends (Quakers) at Rockford Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 3 p.m.

  •   Barbara Louise Hardman

    072315_hardmanBarbara Louise (Hicks) Hardman, beloved mother and grandmother and dear friend, passed away at Friend’s Care Assisted Living on Friday, July 10, 2015.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch College commencement inspires

    On Saturday morning hundreds of enthusiastic Antioch College students, parents, leaders, staff, and Yellow Springs community members attended the college’s first commencement ceremony since its revival, held at the Wellness Center with the overflow crowd at McGregor 113. Twenty-one students graduated. Shown above are, at top, Seth Kaplan-Bomberg, one of six graduates chosen to speak, delighted the crowd with his original song about his college experience. (photo by Matt Minde)Inspiring, rousing, uplifting — each component of the Antioch College commencement fit these descriptions on Saturday, as the college celebrated its first post-revival graduating class while reaffirming its social justice legacy.

  •   Clarence Jones to give commencement address

    Dr. Clarence B. Jones will give Antioch College's 2015 commencement address. (Photo by Michael Collopy)Dr. Clarence Jones will deliver the commencement address at Antioch College's graduation this Saturday, June 20.

  •   ADA compliance project: Sorry, no exit, nor entrance

    Antioch College student Cleo van der Veen organized The Go! Project last Friday, locking all but handicapped-accessible doors on campus to raise awareness about mobility and accessibility standards. (Photo by Matt Minde)Antioch College Student Cleo van der Veen’s “The Go! Accessibility Project” was conceived to give those who take their ambulation for granted a peek at how some get around campus without front-door access.

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