August 20, 2015
W. Dean Wolfe, emeritus professor and lay leader in the Episcopal Church, died from conditions related to a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease on August 10, 2015. He was 85. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church, Episcopal, 162 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio, on October 10 at 2 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggests memorial gifts in his name to support Parkinson’s research to the Sun Health Foundation.
March 30, 2015
A symposium will be held in memory of Jesse Rowsell, assistant professor of chemistry, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. An avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, 37-year-old Rowsell died on a hiking trip near his hometown in northern Ontario on January 30, 2015.
July 14, 2014
Cindy Nickoloff, Oberlin’s director of internal communications, died July 6, 2014, at her home in Elyria after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She worked for Oberlin's Office of Communications for nearly 25 years.
May 30, 2014
Office of Communications
With the passing of Maya Angelou this week, we’re reminded of the inspiring Commencement address she gave to the class of 1983. See the original text of her address, courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives.
January 23, 2014
M. Kay Thomson, who served Oberlin’s development and alumni affairs division from 1995 until her retirement in 2003, died Thursday, January 16, 2014.
September 5, 2013
Longtime faculty member Edward J. Miller was a prolific composer and a versatile educator whose works were performed by orchestras around the world and by many fellow professors. He died August 31, 2013.