Oakwood News

Music Director Ted Messerschmidt Presents at International Conferences

Published Monday, July 9, 2018

Oakwood's Music Director Ted Messerschmidt will be travelling abroad this summer to present at two international conferences. 

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Summer Camps on the Horizon at Oakwood

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018

As in previous summers, Oakwood will host a variety of summer programs on our beautiful campus! Check out the info below to learn more and enroll! 

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Oakwood Junior Abbie Tulloch Receives Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award

Published Friday, June 1, 2018

Oakwood junior Denique (Abbie) Tulloch has been awarded the Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award in recognition of her outstanding student leadership.  Each year the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute works with schools from across the country to recognize and celebrate student leaders who exemplify leadership, integrity, civic commitment and determination.

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Alumna and Peace Corps Volunteer Clara Wilkinson '11 Presents at Community Meeting

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Alumna Clara Wilkinson '11 will present at Community Meeting on Friday May 25th about her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Clara has been serving with the LIFE project (Linking Income, Food, and Environment) since 2016. She has been working with communities in rural Zambia to implement conservation agriculture techniques, as well as to teach improved household nutrition and to work with people to set up income generating projects.

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Oakwood Hosts Intergenerational Conference on Gender Equality

Published Friday, May 18, 2018

On Sunday May 20th Oakwood will host an Intergenerational Conference on Gender Equality from 9 am to noon.  This event, which has been coordinated by the school's Human Rights Interns, is cosponsored by: The FDR Library, Eleanor Rossevelt Center at Valkill, Dutchess County Comission on Human Rights, the United Nations Association of the Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as Oakwood's Gay Straight Alliance and Poughkeepsie Day School's Gender Studies Club.   

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Ceramicist Jonathan Kaplan ‘68 to Open Alumni Weekend 2018 with Arts Presentation

Published Thursday, May 17, 2018

On Friday May 18th ceramicist Jonathan Kaplan, class of 1968, will present the annual Arts Lecture, "So I asked Myself………How Did I Get Here?" on the occasion of his 50th reunion. This event is the 5th Annual Arts Presentation launched and supported by Jonathan Talbot ’57 who initiated the program with his presentation, “Collage: Medium & Metaphor." The following year, Molly Lynn Watt ’56 presented “On the Wings of Song – a Journey into the Civil Rights Era”, followed in 2016 by Lakota performer, storyteller and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse who visited campus for a 3 day celebration of Lakota Culture. Last year's presentation was by Professor John Willis of Marlboro College, a documentary photographer.

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Oakwood Participates in Hudson Valley Gives 24 Hour Online Fundraiser

Published Thursday, May 10, 2018

Starting at midnight on Wednesday May 16th, Oakwood will once again be taking part in a 24 hour online fundraiser through Hudson Valley Gives.  We'll be participating with hundreds of other non-profits in our region through this one-day online fundraising event to support charities and causes in 6 Hudson Valley counties. 

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Paul Grant ’53 to Present Annual Herzog Lecture on “A Life Journey in Physics and Beyond”

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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. 

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