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Summer 2005


Oberlin College Names Interim Director of Athletics
August 8, 2005—Joe Karlgaard has been named the interim Delta Lodge Director of Athletics at Oberlin College, Oberlin Provost Alfred MacKay announced today. Karlgaard served the past year at Oberlin as assistant director of athletics for external affairs and media relations. "I am delighted with the opportunity to assist Oberlin College with the fulfillment of its athletics goals and mission," said Karlgaard. "I will serve this institution with tremendous enthusiasm, and I look forward to working with our coaches, scholar-athletes, and administration over the coming year."

The Laureates of the 11th Annual Oberlin International Piano Competition
August 4, 2005--Ruoyo Huang, a 16-year-old pianist from Sichuan, China, is the first-prize winner of the 11th Annual Oberlin International Piano Competition, held Saturday evening, July 30, in the Conservatory's Warner Concert Hall. He received a cash award of $4,000 as well as the Audience Favorite Award of $100.

Pianist Spencer Myer, A Semifinalist in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Is One of Several Young Oberlin Conservatory Laureate
The 26-year-old, who studied at Oberlin with Professor of Piano Peter Takács and hails from North Ridgeville, won the silver medal and $5,000 in July at the 2005 World Piano Competition, held at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati. On August 1, he advanced to the semifinals of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, which holds the distinction of offering the largest first-prize award in the world--$50,000--for a solo piano competition. More information is available at http://clevelandpiano.org.

The 127th Season of Oberlin College's Esteemed Artist Recital Series Begins September 25
August 4, 2005—Oberlin College's Artist Recital Series, one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States, launches the 2005-2006 season—its 127 th—with renowned pianist and Beethoven interpreter Richard Goode on Sunday, September 25, at 3 p.m.

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music Announces New Faculty Appointments for 2005-2006
May 25, 2005—Faculty appointments at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music for the 2005-2006 academic year announced recently by Dean of the Conservatory David H. Stull include new members of the string and historical performance divisions. Violist Karen Ritscher joins Peter Slowik on the viola faculty as associate professor of viola, and early music specialist Webb Wiggins, a long-time faculty member of the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, is now associate professor of harpsichord.

Students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music to Perform at Cleveland's Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology
May 25, 2005—The Oberlin Jazz Septet (OJS), the premier small jazz combo featuring students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and representative work from the Conservatory's TIMARA department (Technology in Music and the Related Arts), will be among the scores of performers and exhibits exploring the intersection of art and technology in venues throughout downtown Cleveland Sept. 1 - 4 for the city's first-ever Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology.


Pianists from Ohio to Participate in the Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival July 24 - July 31
July 22, 2005—Young Ohio pianists from Amherst, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Elyria, New Albany, Solon, and Pepper Pike are among the more than 30 young musicians from cities throughout the United States, Canada, China, and Korea participating in the 11th annual Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival, sponsored by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College. The weeklong event will take place Sunday, July 24, through Sunday, July 31, 2005, with the finals round--where up to six cash prizes are awarded--being held in Warner Concert Hall Saturday, July 30, at 8 p.m.

Bridget-Michaele Reischl is Appointed New Music Director of Orchestras at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music
July 12, 2005—Bridget-Michaele Reischl, music director of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra since 2001, has joined the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College as visiting associate professor of conducting and music director of the Oberlin Orchestras. She will retain her directorship of the Green Bay Symphony.


Political Scholar is Oberlin College's New Dean of Arts and Sciences
May 25, 2005—Harry Hirsch, a distinguished political scientist who has taught and published in the fields of constitutional law, modern political theory, and gender and sexuality, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of politics at Oberlin College. His appointment begins July 1.

Linda Gates Names Oberlin College Dean of Students
May 25, 2005—Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye has announced the appointment of Linda Gates as Oberlin’s new dean of students.

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