Gambier is Talking About...
A proposal has been put forward for Gambier's first traffic light, a caution signal to warn drivers of the pedestrian traffic crossing Wiggin Street in the center of the village.
A senior resignation
Dean of Students Tammy Gocial resigned in February to accept the position of associate vice president for academic affairs at Maryville University in Saint Louis, Missouri. The College hopes to appoint a
new dean in time for the 2009-10 academic year.
Project Healthy Kenyon
Emily Heithaus, the coordinator for lifetime fitness and recreation, designed a new weight loss and fitness program based on the theory of behavior change as it relates to family, workplace, and social networks. The program offers prizes to community members who log workouts and an official College affiliation with Weight Watchers.
A shrinking newsroom
The Columbus Dispatch, the largest daily metro newspaper serving Gambier, laid off forty-five people in April. The newspaper blamed dropping advertising sales due to the economy and market forces.
Officials are discussing the expansion of the village's park system, including a new playground and more athletic facilities at the community park and a "natural" park with a wetland theme in the old village-owned quarry at the corner of Duff Street and Ohio 229.