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Founders Day events celebrate Antioch College

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Antioch College will celebrate its first year since revival and the 160 years since its founding during Founders Day this weekend, which includes a series of events.

The finalist for the position of college president, Mark Roosevelt, will be on campus today, Wednesday, Oct. 13, and tomorrow, Oct. 14, for a series of interviews with college stakeholders. Roosevelt will meet villagers and Antioch College community members at a public forum Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Herndon Gallery.

The Antioch College Board of Trustees is also meeting on campus this weekend and is expected to vote on the hiring of Roosevelt by Sunday, Oct. 17, according to Board President Lee Morgan.

Other public Founders Day events include a community potluck on Friday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the college art building and amphitheater. Participants are asked to bring a side dish; chicken and macaroni and cheese will be provided by CJs Restaurant. The Corndaddies will perform.

At 8:15 p.m., the Twilight Zone episode, “The Changing of the Guard,” will be shown outdoors at the amphitheater, to be followed by a dance with DJ Dr. Falafel beginning at 9 p.m.

Events on Saturday include the ringing of the bell at 12:45 p.m. at the Horace Mann obelisk on campus, weather permitting, and the State of the College address by Antioch College Interim President Matthew Derr, also at the obelisk.

An opening reception for the art exhibit “Emergent Visions” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Herndon Gallery.



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