Commencement 2018

Commencement 2018

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Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 am **Doors open at 9am**

Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio will celebrate the 2018 Class of Horace Mann Fellows on the morning of Saturday, the twenty third of June, two thousand eighteen at ten o’clock.

Commencement will take place in the tent on “The Horseshoe” at Livermore Street and Morgan Place.

In case of extreme inclement weather the ceremony will be held in the South Gym of the Wellness Center at Antioch College. Because of limited seating, only graduates, three family members/guests with tickets, faculty, and special guests will be seated in South Gym. The remainder of the attendees can view a live stream of the ceremony from Studio B in the Wellness Center, Cinema Room in the Arts & Science Building, and in McGregor 113. 

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Antioch College’s beautiful, historic campus opens onto its 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve and sits in the heart of the Village of Yellow Springs

Getting to Antioch College

Antioch College is located at One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. (If your GPS unit is more than a few years old, use 795 Livermore Street).

The most convenient airport to Yellow Springs is the Dayton International Airport, which is 25 miles away. The Columbus Airport is roughly 60 miles away.

1. Take exit 52A off Interstate 70 and head south on Route 68 toward Xenia and Yellow Springs. About seven miles down the road, you will enter Yellow Springs. Route 68 then becomes Xenia Avenue, the main street through Yellow Springs.

2. Proceed through downtown Yellow Springs and turn left at Center College St.

3. Center College St. will dead end at Livermore St. and you will see the College campus. Parking is available along Livermore and in other designated areas on campus.

Click here to view the campus map.

Where to Stay

BEAVERCREEK

Residence Inn Marriott
2779 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek, OH 45431
(937) 427-3914

CEDARVILLE

Hearthstone Inn & Suites
10 South Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 766-3000

FAIRBORN

Baymont Inn & Suites
730 East Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 754-9109

Country Inn & Suites Fairborn/Beavercreek 
3971 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 429-2222 

Fairfield Inn
2500 Paramount Place, Fairborn, OH 45324
Call (937) 427-0800

Hampton Inn
2550 Paramount Place, Fairborn, OH 45324
Call (937) 429-5505

Holiday Inn
2800 Presidential Dr., Fairborn, OH 45324
Call (937) 424-5864

Homewood Suites
2750 Presidential Dr., Fairborn, OH 45324
Call (937) 429-0600

Red Roof Inn
2580 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 426-6116

Wingate by Wyndham
3055 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 912-9350

SPRINGFIELD

Comfort Suites
121 Raydo Cir, Springfield, OH 45506 
(937) 322-0707 

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
1751 W. First Street, Springfield, OH 45504 
(937) 322-2200 

Hampton Inn
101 W Leffel Lane, Springfield, OH 45506 
(937) 325-8480 

Holiday Inn
204 Raydo Circle, Springfield, OH 45505
(937) 505-1670

XENIA

Ramada
300 Xenia Towne Square, Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 372-9921

YELLOW SPRINGS

Arthur Morgan House Bed and Breakfast
102 W. Limestone St., Yellow Springs, OH  45387
(937) 767-1761

Glen House Bed and Breakfast
1221 Glen Rd., Yellow Springs, OH  
(937) 767-7899

Grinnell Mill Bed and Breakfast
3536 Bryan Park Rd., Yellow Springs, OH  45387
(937) 767-0131

Jailhouse Suites
111 N. Winter St., Yellow Springs, OH  45387
(937) 319-1222

Mills Park Hotel
321 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH  45387
(937) 319-0400

Springs Motel
3601 US Route 68, Yellow Springs, OH  
(937) 767-8700

Parking

Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in any of the Antioch College lots on Commencement day. A state-issued disability parking permit is required for parking in designated accessible spaces.

Inclement Weather

Commencement is planned to be held outdoors, so please come prepared. Families should consider the comfort and well-being of guests who are elderly or require special resources when planning for the traditional outdoor ceremony.

Commencement will be moved indoors only in cases of extreme weather forecasts such as ongoing downpour, high tornado probability, or temperatures exceeding 95 F or below 50 F. Light sprinkles of rain and/or brisk wind are unlikely to cause the ceremony to be moved indoors.

The inclement weather call will be made a few hours before Commencement begins (generally by 7:30 a.m.) to allow for all of the logistical changes that must be made. Students will be notified of the weather decision via e-mail a few hours before the Commencement ceremony.

In the unlikely case of sudden, extreme weather—unanticipated thunderstorms or high winds that spring up during the ceremony—standard security protocols will go into effect: the ceremony will be put on hold and students, faculty members, and guests will be moved to interior locations immediately surrounding the Commencement site.

If inclement weather is imminent, the ceremony will be held in the South Gym of the Wellness Center at Antioch College. Because of limited seating, only graduates, two family members/guests with tickets, faculty, and special guests will be seated in South Gym. The remainder of the attendees can view a live stream of the ceremony from Studio B in the Wellness Center, Cinema Room in the Arts & Science Building, and in McGregor 113.

Commencement 2018 | Program Schedule

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SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 10:00 A.M.

Order of the Program

  • The Academic Procession

    • World House Choir 

  • Welcome

    • Thomas Manley, President, Antioch College

  • Greetings from the Board of Trustees

    • Barbara Winslow, 68′, Chair, Board of Trustees

  • Introduction of Student Speakers

  • Musical Selection

    • World House Choir 

  • Recognition of SOCHE Award Winners

    • Lori Collins-Hall, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Introduction of Commencement Speaker

    • Thomas Manley, President, Antioch College

  • Commencement Address

    • Gabrielle Civil

  • Conferral of Degrees

    • Lori Collins-Hall, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

    • Susan Lee, Dean of Students

    • Thomas Manley, President, Antioch College

  • Alumni Welcome to Graduates

    • Karen Mulhauser ’65, President, Antioch College Alumni Board

  • Closing Remarks

    • Thomas Manley, President, Antioch College

  • Recessional

    • World House Choir 

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Antioch College announces Gabrielle Civil, former Associate Professor of Performance at Antioch College from 2013 to 2016, will be Commencement 2018 speaker. Commencement will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Civil was chosen for Commencement speaker through a process used in the past few years where nominations were taken from the campus community and the results of the campus-wide survey were ranked by the graduating Class of 2018. The ranking was reviewed by the Board and President, who made the final selection. She was top-ranked.

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, writer, and poet, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered almost 50 original solo and collaborative performance art works around the world, including a year-long investigation of practice as a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico and a trilogy of diaspora grief works after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She has also guest-edited special issues of Aster(ix) and Obsidian and contributed to Small AxeArt21Something on PaperThe Third Rail, and the recent anthologies Kitchen Table Translation and Walk Towards It.

Her memoir in performance art, Swallow the Fish (CCM Press) was named as a “Best Non-fiction Book of 2017” by Entropy and one of “34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year” (electricliterature.com). “Tourist Art,” her fine art/poetry collaboration with Haitian artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier, was a “Spotlight Zine” in the POC Zine Project. Her forthcoming book Experiments in Joy explores race, performance, and collaboration and was inspired by the ground-breaking symposium of black women and performance that she organized at Antioch College in 2014.      

A graduate from the University of Michigan with Highest Distinction, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. After serving as Associate Professor of English, Women’s Studies & Critical Studies of Race & Ethnicity at St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN), she was Associate Professor of Performance at Antioch College from 2013-2016 where she earned tenure. In 2017-2018, she was Laura C. Harris Scholar-in-Residence in Women’s and Gender Studies at Denison University.                                        

The aim of her work is to open up space.