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Ruth Geiger 11OX 13C 15PH recently joined the Oxford Organic Farm as farm apprentice. In this role, she is involved in all aspects of the farm’s operations, including fieldwork, interacting with student workers, and marketing. In its first full academic year, the Oxford College Organic Farm provided hands-on, experiential learning to hundreds of students. Work on the farm was part of the curriculum for nine courses during the year, in subjects ranging from environmental science to biology, sociology, economics, and philosophy.

In May, visiting lecturer in religion Jill Petersen Adams and Molly McGehee, associate professor of American studies, accompanied a group of nine students on a Global Connections trip to Japan. Entitled “Seeking Peace: Embodying Peace and Justice in Postwar Japan,” the twelve-day trip included Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. The group visited major memorial sites and peace museums. This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. Global Connections is sponsored by Oxford’s Office of the Chaplain and the Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement. Its aim is to connect students’ religious and spiritual convictions with issues of justice.

Oxford men’s tennis team won the NJCAA Division III national tournament on May 14, beating out eleven other teams. Coach Pernilla Hardin was named NJCAA Division III Coach of the Year. This is the fourth time an Oxford men’s tennis team has won a national title.

Sheilah Conner, executive administrative assistant to Dean Stephen Bowen, retired on July 3 after a record fifty-one years of service to Oxford College.

Oxford was named in February to Tree Campus USA, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA recognizes colleges and universities that most effectively manage and care for their trees, connecting them to students and the community. 

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