Monday, September 8, 2008

Antioch College Alumni Fundraiser

On September 12th from 7-10pm, the Cincinnati Antioch College Alumni Chapter will be holding a fundraiser to raise money for the [Antioch] College Revival Fund a 501(c)(3) and the Non Stop Liberal Arts Institute of Yellow Springs, OH. The event will be held at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine.

There will be several exciting presentations at the fundraiser. Antioch College's Archivist Scott Sanders will be showing his famous presentation of 150 years of Antioch College in 60 minutes or less. Also being shown are the Antioch Adventure I & II student films from the '60s and the '80s.
Other features of the evening include a raffle and silent auction where participants could win Antioch College memorabilia, photographs, and tickets to Know Theatre of Cincinnati's coming productions.

The event will be in Know Theatre's “Jackson Underground” bar area and will include a full bar and complimentary wine and snacks.

In June of 2007, the Board of Trustees of Antioch University voted to suspend operations of Antioch College due to a large deficit and dropping enrollment. Since then, the Antioch College Alumni have been rallying to raise money to save the school. Currently the college is dark, but actions are being taken to negotiate with the University and the beginnings of an independent Board of Trustees for the college are in the works.

The Non Stop Liberal Arts Institute is the movement that is keeping Antioch's faculty, students, and institutional memory alive. Antioch College's former Faculty are currently holding classes in coffee shops and homes around Yellow Springs. Classes started on September 2nd, 2008. They are currently being supported by the College Revival Fund.

The future of Antioch College is in the hands of it's Alumni and supporters. Major funds are needed to re-open and continue to support this ground breaking and infamous college that has changed so many lives.

For more information please contact Alexandra Kesman at alexandrakesman@gmail.com or by calling 513-680-3345.

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