Antioch University New England | 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend @ Antioch University New England
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – Apr 19 @ 12:30 pm




April 16 – 19, 2015

Mark your calendars and plan to come back to Antioch University New England. This will be a weekend to recognize AUNE’s past, embrace its mission, meet new friends, and reconnect with old friends. Check back soon for more updates!

Download a PDF of AUNE’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Brochure

Thursday, April 16

11 am-1 pm | Workshop:  The Social Profit Handbook by David Grant—Hosted by the Center for Academic Innovation, Community Room

Author David Grant offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance. This event is sponsored by the Center for Whole Communities, New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, and NH Center for Nonprofits.

5-9 pm | Unspoken Crimes: Movie Screening and Discussion—Hosted by the Support Group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD), Community Room

Join the discussion: What can be done to solve America’s human trafficking epidemic?

6-8 pm | 50th Anniversary Alumni and Friends Art Exhibit Opening Reception, West Wing

Friday, April 17

10 am-8 pm | 50th Anniversary Alumni and Friends Art Exhibit, West Wing

10:30 am-12 pm | AUNE and the 1960s Panel Discussion: Activism, Social Justice & Our Role in History—Hosted by the Board of Trustees, Community Room

Discover and discuss the role early Antioch-Putney students and faculty played in the tumultuous 1960s, and how that time strengthened AUNE’s mission and values.

11:30 am-1:30 pm | Lunch à la Carte

1-4 pm | Community Gardens Connection Introduction and Service Project—Hosted by the Department of Environmental Studies, E101

Learn about this exciting student-driven initiative that builds capacity to grow food where we live, work, and play. Come prepared to go outside and get dirty!

1-6 pm | Clinical Psychology Roger Peterson Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring Kenneth Gergen and Social—Hosted by the Department of Clinical Psychology, Community Room and Dance Studio

AUNE Clinical Psychology welcomes renowned psychologist Kenneth Gergen as part of the inaugural Roger Peterson Lecture Series. Discussion, Q&A and social to follow.

4-6 pm | Social at Glen Maples for Antioch-Putney Graduates—Hosted by the Board of Trustees

Join fellow Antioch-Putney alumni and faculty for a reunion at the school’s original site, Glen Maples in Putney, Vermont.

6-9 pm | Coffee House—Hosted by Environmental Studies, E101

Join the Department of Environmental Studies for a social.

6:30-8:30 pm | Family Contra Dance and Social—Hosted by the Department of Education, Community Room

Gather for music and dancing while we celebrate long-time core faculty member, Jane Miller, and wish her the best in her retirement.

Saturday, April 18

9:30 am-1 pm | Meet the Mountain Day—Hosted by the Department of Environmental Studies, Monadnock State Park

Hike and explore Monadnock State Park with Environmental Studies students who are members of the Monadnock Ecological Research and Education (MERE) Project. They will share information about natural history and outdoor safety, and will lead short activities at the visitors’ center.

10 am-5 pm | 50th Anniversary Alumni and Friends Art Exhibit, West Wing

10 am-12:30 pm | International Counseling Honor Society Chi Sigma Iota Counseling and Professional Honor Induction Ceremony followed by DMT Presentation and Brunch—Hosted by the Department of Applied Psychology, Community Room

Join us for the first initiation ceremony of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling and Professional Honor Society for AUNE Applied Psychology students, faculty and alumni, followed by a presentation by Dance/Movement Therapy students.

1:30-4:30 pm | Leadership and Resilience Panel Discussion—Hosted by the Department of Management, Community Room

Join us in the conversation: How can we support resilience in ourselves and in our organizations in the face of today’s challenges?

1:30-4:30 pm | Women in Environmental Leadership Panel Discussion—Hosted by the Department of Environmental Studies, E 101

Learn about and discuss the important and unique roles women are playing in environmental leadership and science.

5:30-8 pm | Evening Community Celebration at Stonewall Farm—All Departments (ticketed event)

Join us to celebrate AUNE’s milestone at Stonewall Farms. Enjoy a cash bar, appetizers, and live music while mixing and mingling with old and new friends. Tickets cost $35 per person (limit 150 guests). For those who would otherwise be unable to attend, some donated tickets are available at no charge. Purchase online or call 603-283-2165.

Sunday, April 19

9 am-12 pm | Open House and Brunch—All Departments, Community Room

Learn about current AUNE programs and degrees, and opportunities for alumni engagement. Brunch is sponsored by Edward Jones and Allen Mendelson.

9 am-12 pm | 50th Anniversary Alumni and Friends Art Exhibit, West Wing

9:30 am | Hike with ES Faculty Emeritus Tom Wessels—Hosted by the Environmental Studies, Department, meet at AUNE

Explore Bear’s Den Natural Area in Gilsum with the expert.

12 pm | Ceremonial Tree Planting, Ashuelot River Park

Join us to commemorate AUNE’s long legacy—50 Years of Changing the World—as we plant a tree to celebrate our past, present and future in this community.

(last updated 3/5/2015)



Roger Peterson Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring Kenneth Gergen – Followed by Social @ Community Room and Dance Studio
Apr 17 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Losing Our Minds and Saving the World | Kenneth J. Gergen, PhD

Presentation: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Reception: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Kenneth J. Gergen is a Senior Research Professor in Psychology at Swarthmore College, and the President of the Board of the Taos Institute. He is also the Associate Editor of Theory and Psychology, a position in which he has also served for the American Psychologist. He is internationally known for his contributions to social constructionist theory, technology and cultural change, the self, therapy, and relational practices. Among his most notable books are Toward Transformation in Social Knowledge, Realities and Relationships, The Saturated Self, An Invitation to Social Construction, and Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community. Dr. Gergen has received numerous awards for his work, including honorary degrees in both the U.S. and Europe.

(3 APA Category 1 CEUs available)

Clinical Psychology Visiting Day @ Antioch University New England
Apr 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Visiting Days give you the opportunity to consult with faculty, talk with students, visit classes, and tour the campus.

Register for this event

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