Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
And from right here in Oberlin, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, '00, an Astrobiology/Exobiology fellow at NASA has just found that yes, there could be other forms of life in the universe (or at least in highly undesirable places here on Earth). While at Oberlin, Dr. Wolfe-Simon majored in Biology, Chemistry, AND Oboe Performance. She then went on to Rutgers for her Ph.D. in Oceanography.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Turn back the clocks: check.
Honor our veterans: check.
Eat turkey: check
Support LIVESTRONG and men who grow mustaches: check!
This month, watch as the men in our athletics department grow mustaches ("mos") to raise awareness and funds for men's health.
Read an article here. Donate money here. Watch week one's progress here.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Happy birthday Megan and AJLCES!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
If Kahn Hall is the newest dorm on campus, which is the oldest? The Allencroft House, built in 1861, is not only the oldest residence hall on campus, but the oldest building owned by the college.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
|The desk vacated by Kelsey Knapp.|
Gone are the candy jar, the rubber duck,
and clutter that reminded everyone that
each day is a good day when Kelsey's around.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
During our two day orientation we were introduced to Sevillan and Spanish culture. We also ate more tapas than anyone should in a two day span. After our orientation, I moved into my homestay with my host Señora,
Concha. She cooked me homemade Spanish meals everyday. It was incredible. I also took a class through CIEE called El Legado de Al Andalus. The class gave me a history about the Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures in Andalucía as well as the opportunity to take field trips around the city. I also got to take day trips to Córdoba and some provinces of Sevilla.
As if the trip wasn’t good enough, I was also in Spain during the World Cup. I got to experience Spanish fútbol at its finest when La Roja became los campeones del mundo de fútbol with their
World Cup win. I watched the game in a huge outdoor auditorium with my friends and the majority of Sevilla’s college aged population. People were in the streets all night long celebrating.
I also got to take weekend trips with CIEE to Málaga and Jerez. We tasted wines at the Tío Pepe factory, visited the Picasso museum in Málaga, went to beautiful beaches, and saw tons of churches. The one weekend I had free I went to Lagos Portugal with a group of friends. It was a fun beach town in the very south of Portugal.
I’m not really sure what my absolute favorite part of the trip was. After the first week everything felt natural to me. I had my frutería where I bought fruit everyday, a little market where I bought my Príncipe cookies, and a restaurant I went to on Wednesdays for a Euro jarra of tinto de verano and a bocadillo. I got a complete cultural immersion, made great friends, and visited amazing places. Did I mention I get 3 credits for all of this?
- Brittany Dawson, #4
Friday, July 30, 2010
Other athletics department projects include:
- New entrances to Philips Gym.
- A repainted and newly varnished gym floor.
- New administrative office space.
- Drainage pipes and tiles placed under the field hockey field.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Here's a short photo journey of my trip after that point:
The only place to find the Grand Canyon Pink Rattlesnake? The Grand Canyon! A rare sight. Even rarer was the fact that I saw TWO. While this one slowly slithered across the trail in front of us, the one I had seen earlier actually rattled at me. According to my sister, though, "it was just a baby and only being polite."
Although it is already mid-July and my summer vacation is over, I still can't help but agree with the words of Henry James: "summer afternoon - summer afternoon...the two most beautiful words in the English language."
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Cleveland was chosen as one of six cities across the nation to serve as a member of the NCAA Championship City program. Over the next few years, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and other area colleges will host NCAA championships: this year our nearby rivals Baldwin-Wallace College (cross country and outdoor track) and John Carroll (volleyball) also hosted championships.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The day before, Bill and Camille Cosby were also on campus to celebrate the new building. All three received honorary Oberlin College Doctorates for their contributions in music and philanthropic causes.
While the Oberlin College Jazz Studies Department has been in need of their own building for quite some time (they've been practicing in an old gym since 1972), the country has an ever-increasing need for "green" buildings. Environmental stewardship is central to Oberlin College's mission and the Kohl Building's goal is to be the first LEED Gold rated music building in the country.
The building will also be home to the country's largest privately held jazz collection. And to honor Oberlin's newest PhD in music, the Kohl Building's piano recording studio will be named after Stevie Wonder.
Read a recap of the events from the Oberlin Review, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
A big congratulations to our five seniors! Julia Chauvin, Lauren Luther, Kate Phillips, Sophie Schacht, and Jen Sees ended a wonderful - but very short!- college softball career this afternoon against the Kenyon College Ladies.
To highlight just a few of their career accomplishments:
- Sophie Schacht is the career leader in games played and games started, having started every single game of her career.
- Julia Chauvin ends her career with 15 school records.
- Lauren Luther has the 3rd most at-bats (behind Sophie and Julia) and 2nd most career hits (behind Julia) of anyone in Oberlin College history.
- Jen Sees finishes her career as the program's third best pitcher.
- Kate Phillips holds the single season record for putouts and is 2nd in career putouts.
The day was made even more special with the attendance of our family, friends, and top fans: Ross Luther (who attended 119 of 129 games over four years) threw out the first pitch, Jessie Ullman (an honorary member of the softball team) shouted our team cheers from the sidelines, and Rocky (our newest mascot!) brought his boundless energy.
Thank you to our seniors for making this another wonderful season!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
- the 4th Bell number.
- the atomic number of phosphorous.
- the age of a quinceanera.
- the retired number of Yankee great Thurman Munson.
- the number of Oberlin College softball season and career records held by senior Julia Chauvin.
Read a recent interview with Julia from the Oberlin Review.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Needless to say, the softball booth was the most popular activity. We set up a beanbag toss right next to the popcorn machine, gave away a free tattoo to every kid, and offered them some water and a wash cloth to apply the tattoo right then and there. While we hung out with the kids in the activity room, a whole other group of kids watched performances on the “stage” that Kate and I set up in the main library. The Obertones, Round Midnight, OSteel, And What!?, the Black River Belles and OCircus all performed between Dr. Seuss readings by prominent community members.
The activities and music were a lot of fun, but by far the most entertaining part of the afternoon was when Katie, Megan and I dressed up in the costumes we had rented for the event. To my complete surprise, Megan volunteered to dress as the Cat in the Hat and she roamed the library, delighting children with her Seussian wit the entire afternoon. Because the usual costume shop that rents out Elmo and Blue’s Clues costumes is temporarily out of business, Katie and I ended up taking turns navigating the library in a giant, old, particularly pungent St. Bernard costume. It was hard to be a loveable mascot in the tattered suit and we almost knocked down more than a couple of toddlers that ended up in our blind spots, but we managed to attract some fans and at least one little boy was teary-eyed when it was time for the puppy to leave.
After Julia ran all around town looking for temporary tattoos not of princesses or butterflies (gender is a social construct), and Kristine, Kristen and Kate lovingly applied them to countless hands, arms, and faces, the softball team probably spent more time, effort, and money on the event than anyone else that helped out. When the last kids had left, most of the America Reads volunteers went home, but of course the trusty softball team stayed behind to pick up the mess, load up the cars, and transport everything back to the Bonner Center. Thanks team!
Sophie Schacht, #5