Oakwood News

Jonathan Talbot '57 Installs "The Oakwood Triptych: Oakwood in the 1960's" in The Spencer Family Theater

Published Friday, March 18, 2022

We are thrilled to share the news that Jonathan Talbot '57 has completed "The Oakwood Triptych: Oakwood in the 1960's" a collage painting commissioned by Joel Erlitz '68. This stunning piece is now permanently installed at Oakwood in the lobby of The Spencer Family Theater. We are excited to share it with visitors to campus for years to come! Work on the triptych was inspired by the 100 Year Celebration held on campus this past fall and alumni from throughout the 60s informed Jonathan's work. 

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Parent Musicians Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Perform at Parent Dinner & Auction

Published Tuesday, March 8, 2022

For the 17th year, Tim and Laurel Sweeney, parents of Sean ’09, and the owners of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, sponsored a festive evening for parents, faculty, board members and guests at our annual fundraiser to support Oakwood’s Annual Fund. The event, held on March 5th at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, was also sponsored by Berg-Moss Architects (Chris and Erin Berg, parents of Milla ’23 and Corbin ‘27), Hudson House River Inn (Regina and Sam Bei, parents of Karolina ‘26) and Rondack Construction.  

New this year, Oakwood was thrilled to welcome acclaimed singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin and renowned jazz bassist Larry Grenadier as our very special guest performers at this year’s event.  Rebecca and Larry are globally recognized jazz artists, and also the proud parents of Charlie Grenadier, class of 2024. Rebecca and Larry presented selections from their new album After Midnight.  

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Arts Chair Ted Messerschmidt's Composition Selected for International Composers Festival

Published Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Arts Chair Ted Messerschmidt's composition has been selected for this year’s International Composers Festival. Forty compositions were chosen from more than 800 applicants and selections will be performed in the United Kingdom in May. 

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy John Torrey Presents on Critical Race Theory

Published Tuesday, November 23, 2021

John Torrey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a contributing professor in the Africana Studies unit at SUNY Buffalo State College recently presented at Community Meeting about critical race theory. John holds a BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Morehouse College (2009) and an MA and Ph. D in Philosophy from the University of Memphis (2019).

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"Reserve Your Seat" in The Spencer Family Theater with a Custom Seat Plaque

Published Tuesday, October 26, 2021

"Reserve Your Seat" in The Spencer Family Theater with a custom seat plaque and support Oakwood through your purchase! On the occasion of Oakwood's 100th Anniversary in Poughkeepsie, our theater in the historic Lane Building has been renovated to meet the needs of our school community in 2021 and into the future, funded by generous alumni, parents, and members of the Board of Managers. 

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Celebrating 100 Years in Poughkeepsie

Published Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Oakwood commemorated its 100th year on its Poughkeepsie campus with a celebration September 24 – 26, 2021.  The weekend events began on Friday with the Annual Carolyn “Dash” Davis Gleiter '51 Lecture on Social Justice presented by former Oakwood history teacher Michael J. Steinberg, Director of the Civil Rights Litigation Initiative at Michigan Law School. Saturday’s events included the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, receptions, art projects and testimonial videotaping for returning alumni and visitors.

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Alumna Adventure Photographer Irene Yee '05 Featured in National Geographic

Published Monday, August 16, 2021

Alumna Irene Yee from the Class of 2005 was recently featured in National Geographic while on assignment in Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. Learn more about her adventurous career combining her passion for photography and rock climbing! 

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Vernon Press Releases “Intentional Disruption: Expanding Access to Philosophy” Edited by Humanities Chair Stephen Miller

Published Thursday, July 29, 2021

Congratulations to Humanities Chair Stephen Miller on the publication of “Intentional Disruption: Expanding Access to Philosophy”. Stephen found the contributors, guided the focus of the chapters so they connected as a complete book, wrote the first chapter and edited the whole text for content, style and references.

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