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Media Tip Sheet: February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019

Communications Staff

Image of Bosworth Hall Exterior Column
A carved feature on a Bosworth Hall exterior column.
Photo credit: Gregory Pendolino

For immediate release
February 19, 2019


Monthlong Speaker Series on Militarization Features Three Former Ambassadors

Now in its fourth year, the Global Issues Symposium expands student learning beyond the international studies concentration. {Read more}

Former Ambassador Kathleen Stephens to Speak on U.S.-Korean Relations

Kathleen Stephens’ visit immediately follows the planned U.S.-North Korea summit in late February. {Read more}

More Than Just Enforcement: Campus Safety Officers Save Student’s Life

Oberlin’s Campus Safety officers are trained to respond to potential criminal incidents, suspicious activity, requests for assistance, and emergency situations—such as the one that resulted in saving the life of second year Oli Bentley. {Read more}

Immigration in U.S. History Students Partner with Ohio Immigrant Worker Project

Students in Shelley Lee’s Immigration in U.S. History course partnered with the Ohio Immigrant Worker Project based in Canton, Ohio, this past fall semester. {Read more}


Sami Steigman: A Holocaust Survivor Speaks, Feb. 21

Listen and learn from child Holocaust survivor Sami Steigman. A harrowing tale from surviving the Nazis to homelessness on the streets in America to optimism and inspiration.

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, February 21
Location: Wilder 115 (Student Union), 135 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Artist Recital Series: Joyce DiDonato, Feb. 27

She has been called “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation.” With Songplay, multiple Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and her top-flight backing ensemble deliver innovative interpretations of music spanning from the baroque to American classics, effortlessly weaving between genres and moods along the way.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, February 27
Location: Finney Chapel, 90 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Tickets: $35 public; $30 seniors, military, OC staff, faculty, and alumni; $10 students

Concert: Rafiq Bhatia '10, March 8

New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia's music has been described by the New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected.” Bhatia’s debut album as a producer, Breaking English, sets out to challenge existing music vocabulary with a language of its own. He brings his globe-spanning mix of twisted rock, warped jazz, and electronics to campus for a performance at the 'Sco.

Time: 9 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 8
Location: Dionysus Club (the ’Sco), 135 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074


Amanda Nagy
Oberlin College Office of Communications



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