Events

May
4
Mon
2015
Open Mic Night hosted by the Applied Psychology Students @ AUNE Community Room
May 4 @ 6:00 pm

Come One – Come All! Show us your talents!

May
11
Mon
2015
Alumni Reception to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program @ Antioch University New England, Community Room
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us for a reception with alumni, faculty and students from both the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program and the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program. Reconnect with classmates and faculty and learn what is new at Antioch! Please RSVP to Shelley Viles, sviles@antioch.edu or call 603-283-2145

May
12
Tue
2015
MBA in Sustainability Webinar
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you want to make your organization more effective, efficient, and sustainable? Our MBA in Sustainability will teach you the business and leadership skills needed to manage complex and changing organizational environments.

During this informational webinar, we’ll talk about how competency in sustainability methods, systems thinking, leadership, and collaboration is developed across our integrated curriculum, and how our experience-based business education enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that the world we share thrives now and into the future.

Webinars give you a chance to learn more about AUNE from the comfort of your own home.

Click the link to join http://antioch.adobeconnect.com/r97ts2vlkqg/

May
14
Thu
2015
In Bloom in Keene: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education @ Antioch University New England
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 5.38.08 PMNature preschools and forest kindergartens have flourished in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, and Europe since the 1960s. In the last few decades they’ve started to take root throughout New England. Public school kindergarteners in Vermont are spending one full day a week in the deep woods on Forest Fridays. Preschoolers are exploring naturalized play yards in New Haven. Children climb trees, make mudpies, whittle sticks, take care of animals AND expand their vocabularies, do real math, conduct investigations and develop resilience in nature-based programs. Learn from cutting edge educators who are redefining what’s possible in early childhood education.

This is our fourth year of hosting In Bloom in Keene. It has filled to capacity each year–register early!

Conference Brochure (download pdf)

Conference Schedule

8:15–9:00 Registration Check-In
9:00–9:15 Opening Circle
9:15–10:15 Morning Keynote Claire Warden

Nature Pedagogy: Embedding Learning Inside, Outside and Beyond

Claire will share nature pedagogy in practice from around the world, exploring the way the natural elements can be used to deliver exciting and authentic play and learning experiences for children from birth to 8 years. Her presentation will deepen your knowledge and skills when working with the elements of nature (earth, air, fire and water) and inspire you to embrace learning with nature through nature pedagogy.
10:15–12:00 Morning Workshops
Talking and Thinking Floorbooks: Documenting Learning in Nature Claire Warden
Being Animal Susie Spikol Faber
“Come to the Meadow and Let Us Play”–Parent-Child Work in an Outdoor Setting Amy Fredland
Rough and Tumble Play, the Outdoors, and the Young Child Katie Roberts and Liz Yon
Early Sprouts: Growing Good Nutrition Karrie Kalich
12:00–1:00 Lunch–Optional Q & A with Juniper Hill Teachers
1:00–2:00 Afternoon Keynote Ellen Doris

Connecting Children to Place: Teachers as Catalysts

Just as children construct their own knowledge of the world and how it works, they forge their own relationships with their surroundings and communities. Try as we might, we can’t make connections for them!  What then is the teacher’s role?  A close look at the evolution of several place-based investigations carried out by young children will shed light on the matter, highlighting the choices teachers make as facilitators and catalysts.
2:00–3:45 Afternoon Workshops
Grow It, Pick It, Change It, Know It: Developing an Integrated, In-depth Study of the Harvest Jean Meister and Cathy Wolf
Circle Activities as a Support to Nature-based Early Childhood Work–”Round and Round We Go, We Hold Each Other’s Hand” Amy Fredland
Establishing a Nature-Based Preschool–It Can Be Done! Liza Lowe
The Forest Fridays Program in a Vermont Kindergarten Eliza Minucci and Meg Teachout
The Yucky and the Dangerous: Risk Management in Nature-based Early Childhood Education Anne Stires
3:45–4:00 Closing Circle

May
15
Fri
2015
Keene Chamber of Commerce After Hours Social @ Community Room
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Antioch will host the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce for one of their “After Hours” gatherings. Come join this social time to kick off our week of celebrating AUNE’s 50th!

May
16
Sat
2015
2015 Antioch University New England Commencement @ Keene Middle School
May 16 @ 10:00 am

Tickets are required. Graduating students receive two guest tickets. A limited amount of additional tickets will be offered through academic departments at a later date. Information about the ticket process will be emailed to graduating students.

For more information about 2015 Commencement, visit this page.

May
17
Sun
2015
Antioch Putney Social at Glen Maples @ Glen Maples, Putney, Vermont
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the AUNE Board of Trustees

Early Antioch-Putney alumni are invited to a reunion at the original site, Glen Maples in Putney, VT. Reminisce with old friends and see Old Mother Willow in her protective glory.

Jun
24
Wed
2015
Introduction to Awareness Through the Body- Seacoast @ Seacoast Region
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 & Thursday, June 25, 2015

9:00am — 4:00pm

Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowhip

20 Madbury Road, Durham, New Hampshire

Meditative AdultsAwareness through the Body is a comprehensive curriculum of exercises that aims to raise awareness and enable children–and adults as well–to become conscious of their own perceptions and abilities so that they may become self-aware, self-directed individuals. The activities are creative and often fun. Teachers, therapists, yoga and movement instructors can learn activities experientially which they can implement with their students.

In this introductory workshop, participants will have their first contact with the basis of Awareness through the Body. The themes to be explored are:

  • Attention & Concentration: exercises to direct and focus attention, and to build up the capacity for concentration.
  • Theoretical and practical exploration to come in contact with the different planes of the being.
  • Breathing: activities to develop awareness of the breath and how breath affects the different parts of the being.
  • Relaxation: exercises to enhance the capacity to consciously enter physical, emotional and mental relaxation.
  • Plates: introspective exercise that leads the participants to experience the existence of an inner and outer space and helps them to be present in both simultaneously.

Read more about Awareness through the Body, at Antioch New England and in Auroville, India.

Prior attendance in this introductory workshop is required in order to participate in any of the other workshops.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to Peg Smeltz at 603-283-2301, msmeltz@antioch.edu.

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Jun
27
Sat
2015
Introduction to Awareness Through the Body- Keene @ Antioch University New England
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm

RegisterNowAwareness Through the Body I — Introductory Workshop
June 27-28, 2015
Keene, New Hampshire

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Awareness through the Body is a comprehensive curriculum of exercises that aims to raise awareness and enable children–and adults as well–to become conscious of their own perceptions and abilities so that they may become self-aware, self-directed individuals. The activities are creative and often playful. Teachers, therapists, yoga and movement instructors can learn activities experientially which they can implement with their students.

Note: These workshops are interrelated and complement each other, but they should be taken in sequence. ATB I is required for all the followig workshops and Basic Tools for ATB is strongly recommended. The workshops provide a broad foundation from which Awareness Through the Body can be applied in classes, groups, and for oneself. This series of workshops can be considered a starting point for the practice of ATB. From here, a deepening of the work happens by attending the basic workshops again and then participating in the Advanced Training workshops.

In this two-day introductory workshop, participants will have their first contact with the basic processes of Awareness through the Body. The themes to be explored are:

  • Attention & Concentration: exercises to direct and focus attention, and to build up the capacity for concentration.
  • Theoretical and practical exploration to come in contact with the different planes of the being.
  • Breathing: activities to develop awareness of the breath and how breath affects the different parts of the being.
  • Relaxation: exercises to enhance the capacity to consciously enter physical, emotional and mental relaxation.
  • Plates: introspective exercise that leads the participants to experience the existence of an inner and outer space and helps them to be present in both simultaneously.

This introductory workshop is a pre-requisite for any of the other ATB workshops.

For more information on Awareness Through the Body, visit these websites:

ATB in the USA

ATB in Auroville, India

 

Affordable Lodging

We have reserved ‘suite’ style lodging through Keene State College. A suite consists of four single bed rooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, microwave and sink, but not cooking or eating utensils. We will attempt to provide some basic things for your use, but you will want to bring some items yourself, if traveling by car. The first night of lodging is $48 and includes a mandatory one-time linen fee. Linens provided include xlong twin sheets, blanket, pillow and 2 towels. Each additional night is $37.

 

 

 

Jul
29
Wed
2015
Basic Tools for Awareness Through the Body @ The Orchard School
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

How to Introduce ATB from Kindergarten up

Monday, June 29, 2015

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This one-day workshop introduces the foundational tools of Awareness Through the Body (ATB). We explore ways to implement ATB with kindergarten age children using games and playful activities. Most of these activities are useful for initiating people of whatever age to ATB.

abreath-0141Some of the activities we offer for 5–6 year olds are similar to activities offered in the schools through psychomotricity. The significant difference is that in ATB there will be a clear intention on the part of the adult to facilitate the childrens’ contact with their own inner consciousness.

Through the variety of playful or concentrated activities in ATB children start discovering themselves and learn they can effect changes in themselves and around themselves. They realize also, not in a rational way but through feeling, that they can be in different states of consciousness, and that each of these states entails very different sensations: the children feel differently when they are concentrated, or when working in silence as in the “labyrinth” or when they are running and laughing as they “travel to Africa.”

At this age children feel, experience and discover without the need of explanations. Each child integrates into his/her body the precise sensations that indicate a state of concentration, tranquiltiy, fun, relaxation, self-centering, or sharing with others. That is why it is important for the adult facilitators to have their own embodied understanding of the aim of ATB at this level.

The objectives of Awareness Through the Body demonstrated in this Basic Tools workshop are to help young children and new learners of ATB develop:

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  • Self control
  • Focus and capacity for being present
  • Alertness of the senses
  • Freedom and fluidity of movement
  • Social skills
  • Respectful and sensitive body contact with peers
  • A healthy self image
  • Trust
  • Subjective memories for relaxation and tonicity
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Curiosity and sense of discovery

Read more about Awareness through the Body, at Antioch New England and in Auroville, India.

The Introduction to Awareness Through the Body  workshop is a pre-requisite for this class.

Affordable Lodging

We have reserved ‘suite’ style lodging through Keene State College. A suite consists of four single bed rooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, microwave and sink, but not cooking or eating utensils. We will attempt to provide some basic things for your use, but you will want to bring some items yourself, if traveling by car. The first night of lodging is $48 and includes a mandatory one-time linen fee. Linens provided include xlong twin sheets, blanket, pillow and 2 towels. Each additional night is $37.

Questions regarding registration should be directed to Peg Smeltz at 603-283-2301, msmeltz@antioch.edu.

 

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