Oberlin Alumni Magazine: Summer 2001 Vol.97 No.1
Feature Stories
When Worlds Meet
Visions of Oberlin
Safety Man
[cover story] Caught in the Act
Round Robin Takes Flight
Message from the President
Around Tappan Square

Reinventing the Meal
Fern bars in the dining halls? Probably not, but the California-based Bon Appétit has impressed enough people to take over as the College's new dining service provider.

The company's emphasis on fresh ingredients and its collaboration with the distinguished Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, won the hearts of students who sampled fare prepared by several contenders for the spot. With Bon Appétit's ability to satisfy vegan and vegetarian diners, and its imaginative mix of comfort foods and esoteric offerings, the student body should be well fed come fall.

Bringing Home a Win

The Oberlin Alumni Magazine received two 2001 Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Based on OAM's redesign in December 1999, judges awarded the magazine a Silver Medal in the Periodical Publishing Improvement category. OAM also earned a Bronze Medal in the College and University General Interest Magazines category.

New Look for Books

Everybody who has lived in Oberlin has surely browsed Ben Franklin, the variety store on West College Street. Now sharing space with the mix of notions, greeting cards, and yard goods are shelves upon shelves of secondhand books. New proprietor Krista Long, daughter of former longtime Co-Op manager Bill Long, moved her small, secondhand bookstore, Mindfair, from its previous Main Street storefront into the more visible Ben Franklin location. The new sign will carry the names of both stores. In time, Long says, she will add to the store's variety inventory, offering gifts and games similar to those found in the "old" Co-op.

A Golden Year for Religion
The Department of Religion kicks off its 50th anniversary in September with a three-day reunion symposium, the first of several activities scheduled for the academic year. Events are open to anyone who has taken a religion course at Oberlin, particularly those with a religion major or minor.
* Herbert G. May Memorial Lecture, "Kant's Use of Scripture," by Gordon (Mike) Michalson, Thursday, Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m.
* "The Challenges of Teaching Religion in a Liberal Arts College in the 21st Century," panel discussion, Thursday, Sept. 20, 8:00 p.m.
* "Religious Authority and the Body," panel discussion, Friday, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
* Tour of historic religious buildings in the Cleveland area, Saturday, Sept. 22.
Coming up:
* Haskell Lecture 2002: "Digging up the Past: Oberlin and Biblical Archaeology," Spring 2002.

For more information, call 440.775.8520.

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