This year’s Herzog Lecture will be presented by physicist Paul Grant ’53 on Thursday May 17th at 10:30 AM. His talk is entitled, “A Life Journey in Physics and Beyond”. Now in its 18th year, the Herzog Lecture was established by Daniel Herzog ’70 in memory of his father, Dr. Hershel Herzog, a distinguished chemist and pharmaceutical executive who was instrumental in developing several popular antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs. In keeping with a science and technology theme, the series has brought speakers from many fields to speak to the Oakwood community, bringing science inquiry to life and encouraging students to consider career paths in science.
Oakwood is hosting a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk on Sunday May 6th on our beautiful cross-country loop course to benefit global education programs through the United Nations Adopt-a-Future Program. This is a family friendly, timed race with awards for 5K age groups.
On Wednesday April 25th Oakwood hosted its Annual Ten Year Honor Roll Luncheon to acknowledge loyal donors who have contributed to the school for the past ten years and beyond. There are over 200 donors who fall into this category and have committed to loyally supporting Oakwood. Though all of them cannot make it to campus each year, we appreciate their unwavering support.
Oakwood honored Earth Day through our annual Earthshare Day of service learning projects on Tuesday April 24th. Students and faculty volunteered at farms, parks and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley clearing trails, planting seedlings, cooking food and readying farms for the spring. On campus students were busy with our annual tipi raising, baking for donation to local soup kitchens, cleaning up trash and beautifying the grounds.
On Friday April 27, 2018 at 2:30 PM Oakwood will host its annual Dash Davis Gleiter Lecture on Social Justice in the school’s Meeting Room. Now in its 14th year, this lecture series was established by classmates in memory of Dash Davis Gleiter ’51 in recognition of her work in civil rights and her lifetime of volunteer activities to promote social justice. The event is open to the public.
On Tuesday April 17th, Oakwood students traveled to Albany to take part in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) Advocacy Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention efforts in NY State and to lobby legislators to support specific bills passing before the State Senate and Assembly.
Hanchong (Jack) Jin, class of 2016 returned to Oakwood to present to the Middle School and 9th grade about pursuing a degree in engineering. Jack is a sophomore at Boston University majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He also has a concentration in Technology Innovation.
Good Work Institute Fellowship Connects Oakwood Community: Julie Okoniewski, Oakwood Friends School’s Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, and alumna Julia Wilson ’92, a chiropractor from Kingston, NY, recently graduated from The Good Work Institute’s (GWI) six-month fellowship program. GWI's mission is to educate and connect a network of local community members and actively support their collaborative efforts to impact regenerative change in their towns.