Join fellow Obies at the 14th annual Music from Oberlin at Oakton! Music from Oberlin at Oakton, a musical outreach program, is designed to give Conservatory students an opportunity to showcase their musical talents for interested audiences beyond Oberlin. In this way, they will gain more real world performing experience. Local alums get an opportunity to enjoy superb music from the Conservatory.
This program is dedicated to the memory of Stan Richards ‘58.
A steering committee composed of members of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees, faculty, students, staff, administrators and alumni met in mid-September to begin discussion of a new Strategic Plan for Oberlin. All members of the Oberlin community are invited to take part in this process, from watching videos of guest speakers to submitting their own ideas on what the future of the College and Conservatory of Music should look like.
Have a great Fall Break, Obies!
The Game is Always Afoot: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Baker Street Irregulars is the subject of a talk by Michael Dirda ’70, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for the Washington Post and author, most recently, of On Conan Doyle, which received a 2012 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
Dirda will talk about the perennial appeal of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and some other works of Arthur Conan Doyle. A question and answer session will follow his talk.
About the Speaker Michael Dirda, a weekly book columnist for The Washington Post, received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He is the author of the memoir An Open Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure. Dirda, who grew up in Lorain, graduated with highest honors in English at Oberlin College in 1970, and earned a PhD in comparative literature (medieval studies and European romanticism) at Cornell University.
Welcome back to campus!