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Antioch College Hosts COLLOQUIA 2017, First Public Series of Senior Project Presentations

(Yellow Springs, Ohio) – Antioch College will hold COLLOQUIA 2017, its inaugural annual public showcase of senior Capstone projects, beginning next week.

The series of performances, presentations, salons, poster presentations, screenings and an all-arts exhibition, modeled after the Chautauqua Institution program, highlights the culminating academic work of the Antioch College Class of 2017, and the results of their immersion into Antioch’s unique, experiential educational experience.

“I call your attention to the root word for colloquia: colloquy, which has the basic meaning ‘to gather in conversation,’” said College President Tom Manley. “In all cases, we hope gathering in conversation will lead us to explore and expand our shared understanding through this sharing of knowledge. That is what we celebrate in COLLOQUIA 2017 and why we are exceedingly grateful to the hard working seniors, faculty and curators who have given us the opportunity to speak, listen, exchange views and, ultimately, explore the world and our understanding of it, together.”  

All COLLOQUIA 2017 events take place on the Antioch College campus. The schedule is as follows:

June 12-24

ARTS: Senior Art Exhibition opens, Herndon Gallery, South Hall, open M-F 12:00-5:00 pm and Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 pm, with a public reception gala on Thursday, June 22, 7:00-10:00 pm

June 15

SCIENCES: Research Poster Session and Networking Reception – Arts & Sciences Building, Foyer and Hallways, 12:30-2:30 pm

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Research Presentations and Networking Reception – Arts & Sciences Building, Cinema Room #201, 2:30-6:30 pm (C’est Cheese! food carts on the brick patio and appetizers available)

June 22

ARTS: Senior Film & Animation Festival – Arts & Sciences Building, Cinema Room #201, 3-5 pm

HUMANITIES: Salon Presentations and Reception – Arts & Sciences Building, Cinema Room #201, 5-7 pm

ARTS: Exhibition, Screening & Performance Gala – Herndon Gallery, 7-10 pm (featuring La Pampa Argentine Grill and C’est Cheese! food carts, Emporium Wines and appetizers)

“It is our hope with COLLOQUIA 2017, “ said program coordinator and Herndon Gallery Creative Director Jennifer Wenker, “that by gathering and sharing freely what we have learned with one another, we also expand in our capacity to understand, to be understood, and to refine the questions we need to be asking in order to protect our democracy, our world’s peoples and ecosystems, and win victories for our shared humanity.”

All Antioch College COLLOQUIA 2017 Senior Showcase events are free and open to the public.

Image: Performance documentation by Sean Allen ‘17, Senior Performance Art Major