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Who is C.J. Blair?

March 25, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Ever wonder what species of frog is bellowing in your backyard on late summer nights? Invite C.J. Blair ’18 over. He has a talent for identifying several species of frog by their calls. He’s also responsible for ToadsCo, the amphibian-themed ExCo at Oberlin College. Learn more about Blair—including why his favorite childhood memories involve possums, boa constrictors, and fawns—in this installment of Who Am I?
A man holds on to a wire rope while kneeling in the snow.

Who is Josh Teaster?

March 17, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Josh Teaster, associate director of Conservatory of Music Admissions, is always up for exploring a reef, but it’s the shipwrecks in the depths of the Great Lakes that he finds most exhilarating. Learn more about Teaster in this installment of Who Am I?
A picture of a man wearing scuba diving gear.

This Week in Photos: Listening, bell

March 16, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Eboni Johnson, outreach and programming librarian, holds a hand to her ear as a student across the room reads literature written by bell hooks. The public read-in at Mudd Center’s academic commons honors this prolific writter during Women’s History Month. It also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
A woman holds her hand to her ear as if trying to listen.

Who is Crystal Willer?

March 11, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Crystal Willer didn’t really know what an archivist did when she was growing up, but she knew she enjoyed saving and organizing things. Today her job as special collections archivist in the conservatory library not only involves storing, arranging, describing, and sharing a rich variety of material, but she has found a unique way to combine her love of poetry writing with the work she does. Find out more about Willer in this installment of Who Am I?
A portrait of a woman wearing a sweater and glasses

This Week in Photos: Tiny, but Mighty

March 4, 2022

Yvonne Gay

After a five minute delay to the start of the program, Public Services Librarian Kathleen Abromeit inches her way to the back of the conservatory library, then pauses. “Should we give it another five minutes,” she asks, looking around the room. She’s excited. After a two-year hiatus Abromeit will announce the library’s first Tiny Ref Desk Concert. The program’s return also serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
A violinist and guitarist play instruments in a library.

This Week in Photos: Marveling the Technique

February 9, 2022

Yvonne Gay

An eyedropper filled with blue pigment hovers over a shallow tray of clear liquid. With steady hands the small droplets of color are released and waft along the surface. Seconds later a pale freeform circle is formed. The students performing these marbling techniques in papermaking are examples of the many projects taking place this Winter Term. They also serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series.
A student uses an eyedropper to add color to a tray of liquid.

Who is Isaiah Cavaco?

February 7, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Free throws can ruffle the feathers of even the best players, but Head Men’s Basketball Coach Isaiah Cavaco has a remedy for that. Find out what it is and why he’s excited about going to New Orleans later this year in this installment of Who Am I?
A coach speaks to his players on the sidelines.

Who is Louise Zeitlin?

January 28, 2022

Yvonne Gay

Louise Zeitlin started taking violin lessons when she was 5 years old. She can still see the rows of cookies and sweets that welcomed students and guests after each holiday concert. The experience left a lasting impression. Now, as a teacher of viola and director of the Conservatory’s Community Music School, her students are leaving lasting impressions on her. And of course treats after recitals are a must. Learn more about Zeitlin in this installment of Who Am I?
A portrait of a woman with her hands on her hips.

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