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Summer 2003


Oberlin Names Michael Reilly New Associate Athletics Director
AUGUST 29, 2003—Michael F. Reilly, former director of track and field and cross country operations at Stanford University, has been named associate director of athletics at Oberlin College.

Mellon Fundation Funds Collaborative Librarian Recruitment Program
AUGUST 27, 2003—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Oberlin College library, along with five other academic libraries, $500,000 for a major collaborative project that addresses librarian recruiting and diversity issues at the undergraduate level.

Oberlin College Presents 2003-2004 Convocation Series
AUGUST 21, 2003--Jonathan Schell, the eloquent antiwar essayist best known for The Fate of the Earth, will open Oberlin College’s annual Convocation Series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 2 in Finney Chapel. His address, titled "The American Empire in the Second Nuclear Age," will mark the opening of Oberlin's 171st academic year.

Oberlin College Archives Publishes Guide to Donald J. Pease Papers
AUGUST 14, 2003--Well over 200,000 individual documents chronicling the 30-year career of the late Donald J. Pease, U.S. Congressman for Ohio’s 13th district from 1976 through 1992, have been distilled into A Researcher’s Guide to the Donald J. Pease Papers by the Oberlin College Archives.

Oberlin College Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Artist Recital Series with nine Nights of Great Performances
AUGUST 7, 2003--Such distinguished artists and ensembles as jazz icon Dave Brubeck and his quartet, legendary violinist Ida Haendel, the world-class Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and featuring pianist Uri Caine, and the hip, young, new-music ensemble eighth blackbird will contribute to the year-long celebration of Oberlin College’s esteemed Artist Recital Series, which marks its 125th anniversary with the 2003-2004 season. The Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States, a distinction, says Dean of the Conservatory Robert Dodson, "that places Oberlin in a very select group of concert producers." All concert performances will take place in Oberlin’s historic Finney Chapel.


Oberlin Announces the Winners of the Ninth Annual Oberlin International Piano Competition
JULY 28, 2003--Rachel Kudo, a 16-year-old pianist from Northbrook, Illinois, and a student of Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago, is the winner of the Ninth Annual Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival. The final round of the competition, for pianists 13 through 18 years old, was held Saturday, July 26, in Warner Concert Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Kudo received $4,000 for her first-prize-winning performance of the first movement of Haydn’s Sonata, Chopin’s Etudes, Op. 10, Nos. 1-5, and his Ballade No. 4, Op. 52.

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music Announces Ninth Annual International Piano Competition and Festival July 20-27
July 10, 2003--The ninth annual Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival, held on the campus of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and directed by Oberlin Professor of Pianoforte Robert Shannon, will take place Sunday, July 20, through Sunday, July 27, 2003. This year, for the first time, audience members attending the final round of the competition on Saturday, July 26, will be able to vote for their favorite performer.


Oberlin College Names New Delta Lodge Director of Athletics
JUNE 20, 2003--Vin Lananna, director of track and field/cross country at Stanford University, has been named the Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and professor of physical education at Oberlin College, Oberlin President Nancy S. Dye announced today.

Brad Friedel Soccer Camp Is One of Three New Summer Events Hosted by Oberlin College
JUNE 24, 2003--Teenagers from as far away as Australia are coming to Oberlin next month for a new soccer camp headed by Brad Friedel, goalkeeper for the U.S. National Soccer Team and the U.S. hero at the 2002 World Cup Competition.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music Presents the Baroque Performance Institute 2003
JUNE 20, 2003--The Baroque Performance Institute (BPI), America’s premiere summer workshop for baroque instruments and voice, marks its 32nd season this summer by celebrating the music of the Bach family, from Johann Sebastian’s ancestors through his sons. The institute is held for two weeks each summer at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College.

Credo Chamber Music Association Announces Programming
JUNE 17, 2003--P eter Slowik, professor of viola at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and artistic director of Credo Chamber Music Association, announces the organization's fifth summer of programming with activities that include a series of public Oberlin concerts--many of which are free--and a concert tour in Indiana and the Chicago area.

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