Summer Institute 2017 Proposals

Do you have an idea for a morning or afternoon workshop? Feel something was missing? Have a skill or interest to share? The deadline for proposals is October 30th. Please read the paragraphs at the top of the forms that describe campership levels. Morning Proposals: Afternoon Proposals:

Relive the Magic

If you have not yet had a chance to fill out the 2016 SI feedback survey, we would greatly appreciate it if you would! Here is the link. The link is not specific to you; more than one person per household can use the same link. Also, if you want to relive the magic, […]

A Note to the SI Community from Matt Meyer

Dear Ohio Summer Institute, Thank you for the amazing worship services, community singing, conversations about whiteness in a time of Black Lives Matter, stories about your organizing, trivia, pub nights, dancing dessert delivery, letting me win at pool and score a point in Ultimate, strategizing about environmental justice movement-building, concerts, choir magic, remembering the farmworker’s […]

Check out

Please turn in your key, preferably in the small manilla envelope it came in, by noon at the latest at CSIC. This is accessed via the middle door in Stevenson. Remember to check lost and found and the quad for your things as well.


The 2016 evaluation is here: We read them all and care about your thoughts. Thank you so much!

National Day of Action

​Today is a national day of action to support the movement for Black Lives Matter using the hashtag #FreedomNow. If you would like to gather for a group photo for social media supporting this action, please go to the church parking lot around 7:30, between Peek and vespers. A BLM banner for us to hold […]

Water fun

Regretfully, the pool is closed again today. The lifeguard had emergency surgery.  BUT! We have fun water toys that will be out in the quad area this afternoon. Come play and cool off!

How to contact a nurse

​If you have a cell phone, please save our nurses’ numbers in your contacts.  Paul – (216) 577-6932 Linda – (330) 352-7656 Tommy – (216) 262-5652 These numbers are also posted in the front entrance of every dorm. Please contact one of these three in the event that you need a nurse. 

Lost meal card

If found please give to a SIPC member.

Registration almost closed

If you are registering today you need to be in the Science Center by 5!

Speaking of Covenant and Community…

Several years ago, I taught a Sunday School class for 10th graders. For a semester, we played a game. First, we pretended we were creating a Unitarian Universalist high school. We asked the youth, “what would this high school be like? How would it be different than – and the same as – your current […]

Resources and Links from the Theme Talk 2016 with Matt Meyer

“Covenant and Collective Action” Resources and Links from the SI Theme Talk 2016 with Matt Meyer Matt’s Website: Community Organizing Organizing on the Side of Love: Tools and Tips for Interconnection and Impact (Webinar) UU Justice Ohio, Organizing UU’s for legislative action Momentum Training for building mass movements., climate-focused campaigns   Racial Justice […]

Slideshow Photos

SI Photographers! Especially those in Youth and Young Adult programming and events. There are many ways to submit a photo to (potentially) be included in the slideshow on Saturday: Form on the mobile site Post it to Instagram, using the #uuomdsi hashtag Post it to the new Slack channel #photos Post it to the Facebook […]

Oberlin Now a Tobacco-Free Campus

FYI, Oberlin recently updated their policy on tobacco smoking on campus More Info: Oberlin Now a Tobacco-Free Campus

Thank you thank you thank you

I want to say a huge thank you to the people who helped Summer Institute Planning Council members Liz Bright, Dan Flippo, and me staff the Summer Institute booth at General Assembly. These people are Helene Roussi, Nic Gill, Cliff Adams, Rylan Phillips, and Claire Ramsey (who drove TWO HOURS each way to do it). […]