Higher Education Section :: Page 22

  • AU refocusing on adult education

    Under the leadership of Chancellor Toni Murdock, Antioch University spent the past year restructuring the central administration and management of its satellite campuses. After officially separating from Antioch College last summer, the university is now a five-campus school focused on developing and broadening its degree completion and graduate degree programs.

    Eight months after severing ties to the college that bred it, Antioch University is looking deeply at itself and clarifying its mission as a single system that serves adult students at multiple campuses around the country.

  • Villagers hear update on college

    More than 150 villagers attended a town hall style meeting at the First Presbyterian Church to hear about progress at Antioch College on Wednesday, April 21. Above, interim president Matthew Derr responded to a question from Neal Crandall while Lee Huntington waited her turn. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In the fall of 2011, the newly revived Antioch College will start with a very small student body and work its way up to about 600 students, according to Interim President Matthew Derr. Consequently, the campus will have empty buildings that leaders hope will be used for collaborative efforts with other entities.

  • Antioch McGregor dean to give keynote

    Dr. Iris Weisman will take up her new post as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Antioch University on July 1.

    Iris Weisman, executive dean at Antioch University McGregor, will present the keynote address for Edison Community College’s 35th annual commencement on Friday, May 14.

  • Community celebrates Coretta Scott King

    A bust of Coretta Scott King was installed Tuesday evening at the Antioch College celebration honoring Mrs. King's birthday. Shown above are, from left, Antioch College Interim President Matthew Derr, Dana Patterson, former director of the center, and Christopher Smith, senior music major form Central State University.

    About 50 villagers and members of the Antioch College community attended a celebration of the birthday of Antioch alum Coretta Scott King Tuesday night at the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. The event included the installation of a bust of Mrs. King.

  • College leaders give update

    Antioch College leaders are inviting villagers to meet with them and hear an update on progress at the new college on Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presyterian Church.

  • Antioch College features Whitmore

    Saturday night’s opening reception of “Robert Whitmore: A Devoted Sense of Place” at the Antioch College Herndon Gallery. Shown are Kay Kendall with Sue Parker; in the background is Ali Thomas.

    Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery features a retrospective of Robert Whitmore’s oils and works on papers, with an emphasis on local landscapes.

  • Antioch Underground

    Drilling on the front lawn of the Antioch College to determine the feasibility of using geothermal heating

    On Friday, April 9, employees of Crabtree Drilling of Springfield and Eaton Drilling of West Liberty drilled 300 feet down on the front lawn of the Antioch College campus in a first step toward determining the feasibility of using geothermal heating on campus. (Click on the headline to read more)

  • College staff in South Hall; work on buildings progresses

    If in the past two years there had been urgency around what to do about Antioch College’s physical plant, this year, the attitude of college leaders has resolved into a tempered and reasoned approach to the historic campus. The college took critical steps this fall to protect its buildings from further deterioration, after they were shuttered for a year. And this month, the college administrative staff of about 20 will emerge from their spots in the Olive Kettering Library and the leased space on Xenia Avenue to take up temporary residence in South Hall on the horseshoe at the heart of the campus.

  • Derr tapped as interim college head

    The Antioch College Board Pro Tempore announced on Wednesday, Dec. 9, the appointment of Matthew Derr as the college’s interim president. Derr was the chief transition officer who helped lead the two-year effort to win the college’s independence from Antioch University this past summer.

  • Symposia to re-ignite intellectual life on campus

    “The symposium year is intended to re-ignite intellectual life on campus,” said Antioch College Chief Transition Officer Matthew Derr this week. College leaders seek to engage both the Yellow Springs community and Antioch College alumni with the symposium series, according to Derr, who said the alumni will have videos of the event made available.

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