Thursday, January 3 - Sunday, May 19
Altering Life by Holding it Still. Photographs by Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott
Images from the 1930’s and 1940’s by two of America’s most important documentary photographers. The title is a reference to Lange’s statement “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
Location: On display in Otterbein University Fisher Gallery (Roush Hall (first and second floors), 27 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Monday April 22
Otterbein Hosts Author of Holocaust Memoir
Author and Holocaust survivor Dr. Anna Ornstein will be on campus Monday for a lecture.
Location: Philomathean Room, Towers 3rd floor at 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public
Tuesday April 23
World Book Night Event
Sparked by the question of how to encourage reading in adults and people who don’t regularly engage in leisure or active reading, World Book Night was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland in 2011. Since then, nearly 2.5 million books have been given out to readers in four different countries by almost 80,000 volunteers. It is celebrated on April 23 to honor the UNESCO International Day of the Book, which is coincidentally the day of Shakespeare’s birth and the day Miguel de Cervantes died.
This year, the Otterbein Library will be part of this world-wide initiative for readers of all ages, and we ask you to help us!
2013’s book is The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood. The Courtright Memorial Library is sponsoring a reading on Tuesday, April 23, from Noon – 2pm on the Library’s first floor. We invite you and your students to sign up to help us read portions of the book.
Please contact Jessica Crossfield-McIntosh (x1366 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up for a reading as soon as possible.
The first twenty members of the audience during the reading will be presented with a free copy of the official World Book Night publication of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Saturday, April 27
Student Service Project
Join and help out the community garden at Clear Point Garden Apartments (CPG.) We will complete the garden installation on Saturday April 27th from 9-12 Noon. An Otterbein van driven by Dr. Heidi Ballard will provide transportation for student volunteers and will depart the Roush Parking Lot at 8:45 AM and return at approximately 12:15. (You must RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a space on this van)
The CPG community garden will serve the primarily low income population at CPG. While many of the residents at CPG are ethnically diverse US citizens, a significant percentage of the CPG population is comprised of Bhutanese refugees who, prior to their relocation to Ohio and CPG, previously resided in refugee camps in Nepal.
The garden design employed is an urban gardening approach developed by Dr. Job Ebeneezer. Dr. Ebeneezer is a retired engineer who has founded the organization Technology for the Poor which seeks to serve marginalized populations in the US and abroad in developing efficient, alternative, and sustainable forms of food production especially in areas lacking complete infrastructure and/or arable soil.
Over the past three years Dr. Heidi Ballard, chair of the Otterbein Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has collaborated with Dr. Ebeneezer to create Otterbein student service opportunities in urban garden and refugee garden projects.
Be a part of the project!
Monday April 29
Mortar Board Last Lecture: Rev. Monty Bradley
The Last Lecture Speaker is an INST & FYE approved event on campus where the speaker will give a lecture as if it is the last they will ever give. This semester, Mortar Board presents Rev. Monty Bradley as he presents his Last Lecture entitled "It's Been A Good Life."
Location: Chapel 7:00-8:00pm
Tuesday April 30
Dislecksia: The Movie
Come out and watch this inspiring film that has families, educators, and policy makers up off their seats in spreading the word about the importance of understanding learning differences to realize our potential and build healthy communities.
Location: Cowan Auditorium 7:30pm Admission is FREE
** Join the discussion following the movie, Wednesday May 1st
Wednesday May 1
Q&A Session with Director Harvey Hubbell
Tuesday May 7th
"Pools, Trolls, Products, and
Power: Intellectual Property and the Public Good"
Advisory Committee Invited Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Debora Halbert -
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Location: Towers 110 at 4:30pm Refreshments will be
served after the lecture.
For more information please contact
Dr. Andrew Mills, AMills@otterbein.edu