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Media Tip Sheet: September 17, 2019

September 20, 2019

Communications Staff

A poster board in King Hall.
Photo credit: William Rieter

For immediate release: September 17, 2019



Q&A with Chef Ben Geltzer
Find out what this Oberlin chef's favorite thing to cook is, and learn about how dining hall ingredients are sourced locally. {Read more}

Career Communities Prepare Students for Life After Oberlin
Initiative places third- and fourth-year students in competitive internships hosted by alumni and parent mentors. {Read more}

Community Engagement Institute Takes Thoughtful Approach to Service 
First-years take part in service projects with local community partners during Orientation. {Read more}

Jewish Studies Program Experiences Renewal
New faculty members and new programming brings a robust experience in the study of Jewish history, culture, religious tradition, and literature. {Read more}


Oberlin Makes Peace in the Middle East: The Centenary of the King-Crane Commission, Sept. 20
A century ago, Oberlin College and then-President Henry Churchill King played an important role in making peace in the Middle East after the end of WWI. The Oberlin Archives has the full records of the King-Crane commission. Celebrating the centenary of the commission, the Department of History and Oberlin Archives will hold a panel session along with an exhibition of rare archival documents, photographs, and maps.
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Date: Friday, September 20
Location: Azariah Café, Terrell Library, Mudd Center, 148 W. College St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Admission: This event is limited to 35 people. Please reserve a slot by email to

Experience the World of Japanese Noh Theater, Sept. 22 & 24
One of the first women to act as a lead performer in a traditional Noh lineage, Hisa Uzawa is a prominent member of the Tessenkai branch of the Kanze School of Noh theater in Tokyo. Noh theater combines music, dance, and acting to communicate emotions and Buddhist themes. Hisa and her daughter Hikaru Uzawa will perform climatic dance sequences from two major warrior plays, and present behind-the-scenes details of chanting, choreography, elaborate costumes, masks. 
Showtimes: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Location: Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater, 67 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Admission: Free, but ticket required through Central Ticket Service, 440-775-8169

Rajeev Taranath, Master of Indian Classical Music, Sept. 27
Rajeev Taranath is India's leading performer of the sarod, the richly resonant four-stringed lute central to classical northern Indian music. He will be accompanied by the esteemed percussionist and table player Nitin Mitta.
Time: 8 p.m.
Date: Friday, September 27
Location: Finney Chapel, 90 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Tickets: $2 with OC ID, $5 general admission; tickets available through Central Ticket Service and at the door.


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