21. July 2014

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New Herndon director on job

Jennifer Wenker of Greenfield, Ohio, recently began her new position as creative director at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery. She replaces former director Dennie Eagleson.

Wenker sees herself as both a naturalist and an artist, and comes from a background of collaboration in the creative process, as seen in the group she founded in Greenfield, SPARK! Artspace, a place for artists to come together and share projects and processes. She has also been involved in organizing the SOS Art show in Cincinnati and exhibits at the Marionist Environmental Education Center in Dayton.

Wenker’s return to the art world follows 20 years in the medical profession.

An extended article on Wenker will be in an upcoming article in the News.

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15. July 2014

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Tour the Antioch food forest

A tour of the newly planted food forest on the Antioch Farm will be held Thursday, July 17, 7–8 p.m. The forest consists of 100 fruit trees, and the tour will feature discussion of the forest’s design, soil improvement and creating the forest’s swales. Those attending may meet at the Antioch Ampthitheater, located at 920 Corry St., and walk to the food forest, or meet at the site, near the corner of Allen Street and Rice Road, at 7:15 p.m. All ages are welcome. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled.

According to the Antioch College website: “The food forest at the Antioch Farm includes edible trees, shrubs, berries and herbs in a natural forest-like environment … Unlike monocultures, or plantings of just one type of crop, a food forest takes advantage of the ecological growing patterns of plants in nature.” The food forest includes a variety of trees, shrubs, berries and herbs, including walnut, apple, fig, black berry, asparagus and spearmint, among others.

For more information, call 477-8654.

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10. July 2014

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Wellness Center launches fundraiser

Last week, Antioch launched $1 million community fundraising campaign to cover some of the $7.8 million cost of renovating its 44,000-square-foot Wellness Center.

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3. July 2014

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Antioch College gets OK on solar array

Antioch College cleared a major hurdle this week in its plan to build a 1-megawatt solar array on campus.

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2. July 2014

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A sneak peek of the new Antioch Wellness Center

Antioch College opened to the public last weekend its 44,000-square foot Wellness Center currently undergoing a $7.8 million renovation. See more photos.

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14. June 2014

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College big news: wins victory on path to accreditation

Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt announced Saturday night that the college was awarded candidacy status in its pursuit of accreditation, a significant victory in the college’s rebirth.

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