The Spirit of Inclusion: Stories of Success in Education Shared by Filmaker Dan Habib @ Antioch University New England, Community Room
Apr 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Spirit of Inclusion: Stories of Success in Education Shared by Filmaker Dan Habib @ Antioch University New England, Community Room | Keene | New Hampshire | United States

Professional Development Certificates Available

Join us for an after-school event with filmmaker Dan Habib, creator of the films, Including Samuel and Who Cares About Kelsey?

Habib will draw on his experiences as a parent and filmmaker to talk about how the spirit of inclusion can become part of our community culture.

Join us for a conversation featuring stories of heart and courage from Dan Habib and members of our local community.

Why attend?
For too long we have had two separate educational systems: general education and special education, existing in schools beside one another. In order to serve all children it is essential that we uncover and challenge the practices that segregate by academic and social ability. Dan Habib will talk about how we can disable that segregation.

Who should attend?
Teachers, parents, counselors, administrators, social service providers, and anyone interested in how people with differing abilities are included in our lives and our culture should attend. AUNE’s Applied Psychology and Education departments offer graduate level programs including an Autism Spectrum Disorders certificate and Elementary/Special Education teacher licensure. For 50 years Antioch has been making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Waldorf Education Visiting Day @ Antioch University New England
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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Applied Psychology Counseling and Therapy Visiting Day @ Antioch University New England
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
MBA in Sustainability Webinar
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinars give you a chance to learn more about AUNE from the comfort of your own home. You will need the following computer prerequisites: high-speed Internet connection, direct Ethernet to your modem, a microphone, headphones/ear-buds and a webcam.

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Innovation Reveals Itself: A Day of Faculty & Staff Celebration @ Community Room
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This half-day program will showcase how we as a learning community are doing innovative work at AUNE as faculty and staff share how their work aligns with our institutional purpose of providing transformative education through scholarship, innovation, and community action for a just and sustainable society.

Applied Psychology ASD/ABA Visiting Day @ Antioch University New England
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

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

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Environmental Studies Master’s Program Visiting Day @ Antioch University New England
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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.

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Workshop: The Social Profit Handbook | David Grant @ Community Room
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

SocialProfitHandbook_lorescover redDavid Grant is the former president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the foundation’s major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation’s major initiatives (Poetry and Nonprofit Capacity Building). Grant now consults with people and organizations that have a social or educational mission, specializing in strategic planning, design of assessment systems, and board development. During his years at the Dodge Foundation, Grant delivered over a hundred keynote addresses on a range of topics, led workshops titled Measuring What Matters for over two hundred nonprofit organizations, and received numerous awards.

Grant’s career has centered on innovative teaching and learning. In 1983, he and his wife, Nancy Boyd Grant, cofounded The Mountain School of Milton Academy, a highly regarded, semester-long, interdisciplinary environmental studies program in Vermont for high school juniors from throughout the country. Previously, David was a national consultant to schools and leader of workshops on topics of curriculum and program design, professional development, assessment practices, and school climate.

He is currently a trustee of three social profit (formerly called nonprofit) organizations and serves on Antioch University New England’s Council on Academic Innovation.

He lives in Strafford, Vermont.

Sponsored by Antioch University New England’s Center for Academic Innovation


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AUNE and the 1960s Panel Discussion–Activism, Social Justice and Our Role in History @ Community Room
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hosted by the AUNE Board of Trustees

Discover the pedagogical and social forces behind the founding of Antioch-Putney Graduate School–today’s Antioch University New England–as early stakeholders discuss their roles. Learn about Antioch-Putney student and faculty participation in civil rights and social justice activism.

David Bury

David Bury attended Antioch-Putney from 1967-1969 after serving three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile. First teaching on the secondary level, he gradually moved into leadership positions in education and arts management. He established David Bury & Associates in 1981, which, over the next three decades, worked with more than 400 arts organizations nationwide in planning, development, management fundraising and achieving their missions. He currently serves as a Trustee on the Antioch University New England Board, as a trustee of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and as chairman of the Bay and Paul Foundations. David earned his bachelor’s degree at Bethany College (WV) and an MA in Teaching from AUNE.

Francis D. Silvernail

In Spring 1964, Fran Silvernail joined the newly established Antioch-Putney Graduate School as founding faculty with Roy Fairfield, director, and Todd Bayer. After updating the facility and teaching students at Putney for a year, he served as coordinator and faculty at the Washington/Baltimore Center where graduate students prepared to teach in inner city schools. Fran’s career as a faculty member at Wittenberg University, Ball State University, College of Staten Island (CUNY) and Saginaw Valley State University spans more than forty years, always with a focus on preparing teachers for success in K–12 classrooms. He is retired at his Michigan farm and currently serves on the Caro Public Library Board. Fran earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University.

Heidi Watts

Heidi Watts served as one of the three core faculty members with Robert Brinckerhoff and Norman Wilson, (as director), at the Antioch-Putney Graduate School from 1968 to 1972. Previously she worked as director of a Teacher’s Center at SUNY Cortland. She has had extensive experience teaching in primary and secondary schools and supervising student teachers from Harvard, Windham College and Antioch University New England. In 1986 she received a PhD from Cornell University in Adult and Continuing Education. Heidi returned to AUNE as co-chair of the Department of Education in 1986, serving the department for twelve years. She then joined the Environmental Studies department as an adjunct faculty for the ES PhD program until 2011. She is the author of Antioch in New England, the first eight years (2000). Heidi is now retired and spends her winters working with schools and teachers in the alternative community of Auroville in Southeastern India. In the summer she can be found at Antioch University New England championing Awareness Through the Body, a comprehensive system of movement and meditation developed in Auroville.


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