Oakwood News

Drama Department Hosts Virtual Winter Play - 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine

Published Monday, February 22, 2021

Join the Oakwood Drama Department as they host a Virtual Winter Play - 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine. This tongue-in-cheek comedy features original music by Arts Chair and Music Director Ted Messerschmidt. 

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Arts Department Continues Virtual Lecture Series

Published Monday, February 8, 2021

We're continuing our Virtual Arts Lecture series with percussionist Elizabeth Pupo-Walker on Thursday February 11th. Elizabeth received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky and has been studying percussion since 1990. Her primary focus has been the research of Afro-Cuban percussion.

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Virtual Arts Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Baljinder Sekhon, Assistant Professor of Composition at Penn State University

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Continuing its series of virtual lectures given by prominent visual and performing artists this year, the Oakwood Arts Department will host Dr. Baljinder Sekhon, Assistant Professor of Composition at Penn State University. 

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Spotlight on BIPOC Alumni

Published Thursday, November 12, 2020

Introducing Oakwood's BIPOC Joy Alumni Spotlight Series initiated by the Oakwood Alumni Council. In this series we will be checking in with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) alumni to find out where life has taken them, what they're passionate about, and more.

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Arts Department Hosts Virtual Lecture Series

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Oakwood Arts Department will be hosting a series of virtual lectures given by prominent visual and performing artists this year. 

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Wilderness Educator Zachary Jones '11 Featured on NPR

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Alumnus Zachary Jones was recently featured in an NPR article addressing the potential educational inequalities of wilderness education. The article by Ben James from NPR is included in its entirety below.  

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Summer College Prep Program Offers Socially Distant Opportunities

Published Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Oakwood kicked off its annual summer college prep workshop with new College Counselor Haniya Mee at the helm offering a socially distant program for college bound students.

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Rising Senior and 2020-21 Co-Clerk Ila Kumar Published in Friends Journal

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The recent edition of Friends Journal included the writing of rising senior and Oakwood's 2020-21 co-clerk Ila Kumar. Ila's writing was also recently featured in The Lily, a publication of the Washington Post, for its “Dear future self” high school essay contest. Friends Journal, whose mission is to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives, has readership located in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries. Following is the article in its entirety. 

 
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